Championship Trophies Galore for Corvette Racing
Magnussen voted ALMS’ Most Popular Driver, Chevrolet wins Green Challenge award
BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 22, 2013) – Chevrolet and Corvette Racing had ample reason to celebrate at the American Le Mans Series’ annual Night of Champions awards banquet. The two organizations took home seven awards on the evening at Chateau Elan, the night after the ALMS’ finale – Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
Chevrolet received the GT manufacturers’ championship, and Corvette Racing won the GT team trophy – the second consecutive season for both. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen, drivers of the No. 3 Compuware Chevrolet Corvette C6.R, were the recipients of the GT drivers’ championship – the second for Magnussen and first for Garcia. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner, last year’s GT champions, walked away with third-place championship trophies in the driving category.
It was a doubly special night for Magnussen. The Dane won the ALMS’ Most Popular Driver award for the second time in his career. American Le Mans Series fans voted on the honor through alms.com, the series’ website.
Chevrolet also won the Green Challenge GT championship, which goes to the manufacturer that races the fastest while being the most efficient with its petroleum use combined with cleanest emissions. The No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R won the MICHELIN GREEN X Challenge – an award that goes to leading GT and prototype teams using the same criteria as the manufacturer trophy.
Corvette Racing will open the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with the Corvette C7.R race car at the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-26.
EDITORS: High-resolution images of Corvette Racing are available on the Team Chevy media site for editorial use only. Attached photo is courtesy of Richard Prince.
ALMS GT Championship Standings
1. Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen – 135
2. Dirk Muller – 129
3. Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner – 105
4. Bill Auberlen – 102
5. Dominik Farnbacher/Marc Goossens - 101
1. Corvette Racing – 171
2. BMW Team RLL – 140
3. SRT Motorsports – 121
4. Risi Competizione - 73
5. CORE autosport – 55
1. Chevrolet – 174
2. BMW – 154
3. SRT – 137
4. Ferrari – 126
5. Porsche – 119