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SamHouseIII 03-15-2014 06:47 AM

Stevenson Camaro Z28 Picks Up 1st Win at Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Sebring
 
http://www.autoweek.com/article/2014...SCAR/140319867

A grinding crash that sent Mazda MX-5 driver Marc Miller into the wall caused the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Sebring International Raceway to end under caution on Friday after two and a half hours, awarding the anticlimactic victory in the GS class to the Stevenson Chevrolet Camaro Z28 of Robin Liddell and Andrew Davis. Second was Trent Hindman and John Edwards in a BMW M3, and rounding out the podium was Zacharias and Jaeger in a Nissan 350Z.

Miller, was treated and released from the hospital about 8 p.m.

In the ST class, veteran Randy Pobst and Andrew Carbonell took a decisive victory in a Mazda MX-5, followed by another Mazda of Chad McCumbee and Steve McAleer, just ahead of the BMW 328i of Eric Foss and Jeff Mosing.

The race was typically physical, with 59 cars on the entry list. By far the worst crash was Miller's -- contact with another car appeared to send his Mazda hard into the tire wall that surrounded the support for one of the pedestrian bridges over the track, essentially shearing the nose off the MX-5. Early reports said that Miller was “awake and alert,” and en route to a local hospital for observation, reportedly for back issues. Teammate McAleer said Miller was probably going 115 mph at the impact.

Liddell and Davis said they were especially pleased to get the new Z28 its first win. Liddell is considered a factory Chevrolet driver, and worked on the car's development. “This is especially satisfying,” he said.

For Pobst, it was like coming home to race the Mazda for Freedom Autosports. “I raced with the dads of all the team members now, including Andrew's dad,” Pobst said, laughing. In fact, Carbonell, 24, gave Pobst some pointers on braking -- “I was overdriving the car,” Pobst said.

This was the second race in the Continental Tire Challenge season. The first race, a prelude to the Rolex 24 at Daytona, was won by the BMW of Bill Auberlen and Paul Dalla Lama, but two hours after the checkered flag, they were disqualified for an unapproved intake, and the won went to another BMW M3 the Fall Line entry driven by Shelby Blackstock -- who is racing well enough to soon be known as a racer, and not singer Reba McIntyre's son -- and Ashley Freiberg. Foss and Mosing won in ST at Daytona.

In GS, Hindman and Edwards take a points lead to the next race, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, in May. In ST, Foss and Mosing retain the lead that they first had after the season opener at Daytona.

Jstephen 03-15-2014 07:15 AM

Congratulations to Stevenson motorsports. Much better results going to Daytona.

ScottZ28 03-15-2014 08:26 AM

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Here is another article about the win: http://www.imsa.com/articles/stevens...in-camaro-z28r

Video Highlights of the race: http://www.imsa.com/video/2014-race-...tional-raceway Notice that a blue and silver Camaro ZL1 was the pace car!

29er 03-15-2014 10:53 AM

..and why speed wasn't showing it on tv???

ScottZ28 03-15-2014 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by 29er (Post 7496709)
..and why speed wasn't showing it on tv???

Speed no longer exists. It has changed to Fox Sports One and I think if they show these races at all they show them on tape delay days after the race.

2cnd chance 03-15-2014 02:38 PM

Cool! As for the spoiler, not cool. It should be aired next week as usual.

29er 03-15-2014 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by ScottZ28 (Post 7496851)
Speed no longer exists. It has changed to Fox Sports One and I think if they show these races at all they show them on tape delay days after the race.

sorry my bad..yeah i should of rectified it... fox sports1... anyway programmation hasn't changed much.. they should look across america for other car races they are stuck on nascar-cause i know it sells.--. long time ago they were showing wrc rally cars.. now it's all gone. :thumbdown:

shibbs 03-15-2014 02:54 PM

I just can't get over how tiny the wheels look on that car.

LostPony 03-15-2014 03:17 PM

WRC is on Velocity now I think. My DVR recorded some for me a few weeks ago and I don't recall the channel...

ScottZ28 03-15-2014 10:00 PM

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Here are a couple of more pictures of the winning Z28-R and the drivers. They came from an article that can be found here: http://checkupracing.com/

Here are the captions for each photo:

Robin Liddell and Andrew Davis, drivers of the # 6 Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R, race to victory Friday, March 14, 2014 during the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. It is the first victory for the new Camaro Z/28 race car. (Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing)

Robin Liddell (left) and Andrew Davis, drivers of the # 6 Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R, celebrate their victory Friday, March 14, 2014 during the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. It is the first victory for the new Camaro Z/28 race car that debuts this season. (Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing)

Zslash28 03-15-2014 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by ScottZ28 (Post 7496851)
Speed no longer exists. It has changed to Fox Sports One and I think if they show these races at all they show them on tape delay days after the race.


FS1 and FS2, i dont get near as many racing events than when I had Speed. Comcast doesnt show FS2 here.

The Z/28.R looks sexy as hell. I need to make it a point to get to one of these races this year.

LimaCharlie 03-15-2014 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by shibbs (Post 7497210)
I just can't get over how tiny the wheels look on that car.

I think all the GS cars run the same size tires and wheels, regardless of what make/model the car is. The wheels look small because the Camaro is the largest car in the GS class.

LostPony 03-16-2014 07:02 AM

Most cars run the 275/35-18 in GS. The exception is the 370Z and 911, they run a 245 front 275 rear combo.

franknbeans 03-16-2014 09:57 AM

Ok, I checked the shitty fox sports 1 channel all weekend and only found the 12 hours of Sebring. Do they air the CTSC on tv anymore?


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