The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R is currently locked in a heated battle with Porsche for the manufacturer’s title in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, leading the automaker by just six points as the series heads to Circuit of The Americas for the second-to-last round of racing in 2015. In addition to this, Camaro team Stevenson Motorsports has both driver and team championships on the line, which could make their result at COTA the deciding factor in the CTSCC championship.
Stevenson Motorsports has three wins so far in 2015 and recently posted a strong 2-3 finish at VIR. Their closest competitors, Hugh Plumb and Matt Plumb of Rum Bum Racing, took a win at VIR that put them just 10 points away from the Z/28.R drivers in the championship. Now, with only two races left in the season and 70 points available for the taking, Lidell and Davis must put their game faces on to take the championship.
“The championship fight in GS has grown incredibly close over the last two events,” said Chevrolet Program Manager for the Camaro Z/28.R, Jim Lutz. “Even with a BoP that didn’t favor us at VIR, our partners at Stevenson Motorsports played the right strategy and scored valuable points. We will need similar good fortune and execution to keep our points lead heading into the final race at Road Atlanta.”
The Camaros will try to fend off the Porsches this weekend as the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge takes to the track at COTA at 12:40 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18 . All you need to cheer on the Stevenson Motorsport boys is interenet, as live coverage will be aired on IMSA.com, while IMSA radio will also carry the race. If you aren’t around Friday, FOX Sports 1 will air a re-run at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 27.