Corvette Racing Comes to Blows With Ford at VIR

Amid Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen’s third win of the season, controversy exploded after the No.66 Ford GT and the No.4 Corvette came to blows.

Garcia and Magnussen won for the second straight year at Virgina International Raceway, taking victory by 12.031 seconds over the chasing No.67 Ford GT. The victory increased the No.3 Corvette’s lead in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) Driver’s standings, while also moving Chevrolet back into the Manufacturer’s Championship lead with just two races left.

The No.3 was fast all day, but incidents for the two leading cars handed Garcia and Magnussen the victory. First, Giancarlo Fisichella in the No. 62 Ferrari had an uncharacteristic off-track excursion while running in second with just over 30 minutes left on the clock before the leading BMW was forced to pit for tires with less than 10 minutes left.

Further back, Tommy Milner in the No.4 Corvette and Dirk Muller in the No.66 Ford GT came to blows while battling for what would eventually turn into second place.

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship now takes a month off before heading to Laguna Seca on Sunday, September 24, for the America’s Tire 250.

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