Stevenson Motorsports was unable to put their two Camaro Z/28.R racecars on the podium in this past weekend’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Lime Rock Park, but their double top five finish was enough to keep Chevy in the manufacturer’s points lead. Meanwhile, Ford’s GT350RC racecars fielded by Multimatic Motorsports took a 1-2 finish, asserting themselves as some of Stevenson Motorsports’ strongest rivals.
Andrew Davis and Robin Liddell split driving duties to bring the No. 6 Camaro Z/28.R home in fourth place, while teammates Matt Bell and Lawson Aschenbach drove the No. 9 car to a fifth place result. Bell had started from pole position after turning in the fastest time in qualifying and led nearly his entire stint, however slower car spun their No. 9 entry off track during Aschenbach’s stint, pushing them back to sixth.
Davis wasn’t having much luck either, having been forced to serve a drive thru penalty after making contact with another GS car. This pushed them back to sixth early in the race, but thanks to a solid effort from Lidell, they were able to make up two places in time for the checkered flag to wave.
“Today was a typical Lime Rock race,” said Chevrolet Program Manager for the Camaro Z/28.R, Jim Lutz. “We all knew that traffic would play a significant role in the outcome. Unfortunately the close-quarters nature of the track hurt our Chevy Camaro Z/28.R teams more than it helped. We still managed to score enough points to keep our lead in the Manufacturer standings, as did Stevenson Motorsports in the Driver and Team race. We will be back and ready to fight for another victory in two weeks at Road America.”
Stevenson Motorsports will be looking to avenge their loss to the new yet very competitive Mustangs of Multimatic Motorsports when the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge heads to Road America on August 8. Chevy currently leads the series’ manufacturer’s standings with 197 points, while Ford trails closely with 184.