Corvette Racing is hoping it can bring the forward momentum from its class wins at Daytona and Sebring to Long Beach this weekend as they search for their third consecutive victory so far this year.
The Long Beach race, which is the shortest event on the TUDOR calendar, has been good to Corvette Racing in year’s past. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen claimed pole position for the event last year and never forfeited their top spot as they drove to a class win. Additionally, all four Corvette Racing drivers have won there at least once, including three wins for Oliver Gavin.
Long Beach is also special to the Corvette Racing team as it was the site of the first victory for the C7.R in 2014, which would go on to win four more races later in the season. The race is just 100 minutes long and for most teams will involve just one pit stop and driver change, a big difference from the 24 hour season opener at Daytona.
Garcia and Magnussen currently lead the GTLM Drivers’ championship, while Chevy sits out front in manufacturer’s and team standings. Gavin and Milner are also tied for sixth in the GTLM class, but are just four points out of second position and are confident they can pull out a win in California this weekend.
The Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach will kick off this Saturday, April 18 from the Long Beach street circuit. Live coverage can be viewed from IMSA.com and FOX Sports 1 will later air the race at 4 p.m. ET.