The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R will start from the front of the grid as it returns to the site of its first ever win this weekend. Stevenson Motorsports drivers Matt Bell and Andrew Davis put their No. 9 and No. 6 Camaro Z/28.Rs in first and second position, respectively, for the start of the Microsoft Visual Studio 150.
Davis was the second fastest driver of the qualifying session, lapping Sebring in 2:16.353 at an average speed of 98.744 mph. He will start on the outside lane next to Bell, who raced around the 3.74 mile road course in 2:15.846 at an average speed of 99.112 mph.
Bell thanked both Team Chevy and his Stevenson Motorsprots mechanics for giving the car the proper setup for a pole position lap time.
“These guys did a great job,” Bell said post-session. “They did their homework and made huge work of testing and practice. They made it a point to make sure we were out in every single session. They know how to keep ahead of things with the Camaro Z/28.R. The setup was exactly what I needed. They did a phenomenal job listening to Lawson and I, looking over data and making sure we did what we needed to do in qualifying.”
The second set of Z/28.Rs competing in the Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge’s GS class, fielded by Canada’s Mantella Autosport, will start towards the back of the pack. Driver Martin Barkey posted the team’s fastest qualifying time, lapping Sebring in 2:18.558 at an average speed of 97.172 mph in his No. 80 MBRP Z/28.R, good for a ninth place spot on the grid.