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Record Setting Sebring Class Win for Corvette Racing

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Corvette Racing scored its sixth GT1 class victory in seven years in America’s classic endurance race, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen and Ron Fellows win GT1 Class Victory at Sebring, photo courtesy of Richard Prince Photography Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen and Ron Fellows win GT1 Class Victory at Sebring, photo courtesy of Richard Prince Photography
Johnny O’Connell, Jan Magnussen and Ron Fellows drove their No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R to an eight-lap victory over their teammates Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Max Papis in the No.4 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Both cars are equipped with K&N Engineering air filters.
Corvette Racing Scores Sixth Sebring 12-Hour GT1 Victory, photo courtesy of Richard Prince Photography
Corvette Racing Scores Sixth Sebring 12-Hour GT1 Victory, photo courtesy of Richard Prince Photography
Corvette Racing in Winner's Circle at Sebring, photo courtesy of Richard Prince Photography
Corvette Racing in Winner's Circle at Sebring, photo courtesy of Richard Prince Photography

The winning trio completed 328 laps of the 3.7 mile, 17 turn course and finished eighth overall. The runner up car finished 10th overall. O’Connell became the all-time leader in victories at Sebring with his seventh career win. “Every record you get is special,” said O’Connell. “But this was probably the most special. I’ve been coming here for 18 years and I can’t think of a better hot rod than the Corvette C6.R to set the record.”

The Sebring race marked the competition debut of two new Corvette C6.R race cars, chassis numbers 007 and 008. “We introduced two new cars at this event, and again demonstrated the hallmarks of Corvette Racing which are meticulous preparation, great teamwork and flawless pit stops,” said Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan. “We’ve shown that we’re ready for an exciting season and we’re looking forward to Le Mans.”

Corvette Racing’s next event is the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg on April 5th. ABC will televise the event. Check your local listings for the times.

Follow Corvette Racing throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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