Ford was celebrating the competition debut of its Shelby Mustang GT350R-C racecar at Watkins Glen this weekend, but Chevy was sure to spoil the Blue Oval’s big day. Stevenson Motorsports’ Robin Liddell and Andrew Davis took the overall win in their Camaro Z/28.R, finishing ahead of BMW drivers Trent Hindman and Ashley Freiberg in second and Nissan’s B.J. Zacharias and Brad Jaeger in third.
Davis and Liddell qualified sixth for Saturday’s Continental Tire 150 at The Glen, just behind teammates Lawson Aschenbach and Matt Bell in fifth. Ford’s Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson put the GT350R-C on pole, however they were unable to stay out front once the race went green.
The race was plagued by rain for almost its entire duration, with a mere drizzle falling at some points and an outright downpour arriving towards the end of the 2 hour and 30 minute event. Davis and Liddell performed well in the rain and had moved their way up to the front of the grid when the race was red flagged due to the conditions. After running under caution for 26 minutes, the race was called by IMSA officials and Liddell and Davis were named the winners.
“You were just on the edge all the time. It’s mentally exhausting,’ Davis said post-race.
“I’m not overly happy about finishing under yellow, but I respect the decision by race control to do it,” Liddell said of the result.
The win is Stevenson Motorsports’ third consecutive victory in 2015 and their second straight win at Watkins Glen. Liddell and Davis currently lead the series’ Grand Sport class with 102 points to Hugh and Matt Plumb’s 93.