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Meanwhile, Johnny O'Connell became the first driver to score six class wins in the legendary Sebring event as he drove a Corvette to his third straight GTS class win.

Biela, McNish and Pierre ****** drove a flawless race, winning overall in America's oldest and most prestigious sports car race in front of more than 100,000 fans. Biela became only the fifth driver to score three overall Sebring wins, joining Motorsports legends Mario Andretti, Phil Hill, Hans Stuck and Olivier Gendebien. In addition, Biela became the most winning Prototype driver in ALMS history with his 15th career win.

"I am very proud to join such a group of great drivers," said Biela, who also won in 2000 and 2003. "This is my third Sebring victory in the last five years while an Audi R8 has now won five times in a row - a fantastic achievement for this sports prototype. This is a perfect way to start off my 2004 season."

here are the results, unfortunatly oliver gavin had some clutch problems and couldn't bring home the 1 2 funish but at the end, in true chevy fasion O'Connell brought home the gold for the sixth straight time to win at sebring and to give the chevy team a victory over their rivals in red, the ferrari teem.

1. (2) Allan McNish, Scotland; Pierre ******, Germany; Frank Biela, Germany; Audi R8 (LMP1), 350.
2. (1) JJ Lehto, Finland; Emanuele Pirro, Italy; Marco Werner, Germany; Audi R8 (LMP1), 345.
3. (4) Johnny Herbert, England; Jamie Davies, England; Guy Smith, England; Audi R8 (LMP1), 338.
4. (10) Ron Fellows, Canada; Johnny O'Connell, Flowery Branch, GA; Max Papis, Italy; Chevrolet Corvette C5-R (GTS), 329.
5. (6) Joao Barbosa, Portugal; Rob Barff, England; Martin Short, England; Dallara-Judd LMP1), 326.
6. (3) James Weaver, England; Butch Leitzinger, State College, PA; Andy Wallace, England; Lola-EX257-AER/MG (LMP1), 323.
7. (9) Tomy Drissi, Hollywood, CA; Vic Rice, San Rafael, CA; Michael Lewis, San Diego, CA; Riley & Scott MkIIIC-Elan LMP1), 321.
8. (20) Timo Bernhard, Germany; Sascha Maassen, Germany; Porsche 911 GT3 RS (GT), 317.
9. (11) Christophe Bouchut, France; Jean-Luc Blanchemain, France; Roland Berville, France; Panoz GTR1-Elan (LMP1), 317.
10. (44) Romain Dumas, France; Lucas Luhr, Germany; Marc Lieb, Germany; Porsche 911 GT3 RS (GT), 317.
11. (24) David Murry, Cumming, GA; Craig Stanton, Long Beach, CA; Porsche 911 GT3 RS (GT), 311.
12. (22) Johannes van Overbeek, San Francisco, CA; Darren Law, Canada; Jon Fogarty, Palo Alto, CA; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (GT), 311.
13. (43) Mike Rockenfeller, Germany; Leo Hindery, New York, NY; Peter Baron, Deerfield Beach, FL; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (GT), 309.
14. (28) Justin Jackson, Buford, GA; Tim Sudgen, England; Brian Cunningham, Danville, KY; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (GT), 307.
15. (17) Danny Sullivan, Louisville, KY; Thomas Biagi, Italy; John Bosch, The Netherlands; Ferrari 575 GTC (GTS), 307.
16. (23) Ralf Kelleners, Germany; Anthony Lazzaro, Acworth, GA; Matteo Bobbi, Italy; Ferrari 360 Modena (GT), 304.
17. (5) Jon Field, Dublin, OH; Duncan Dayton, North Salem, NY; Larry Connor, Centerville, OH; Lola B160-Judd (LMP1), 302, Engine.
18. (21) Patrick Long, Oak Park, CA; Cort Wagner, Pacific Palisades, CA; Kelly Collins, Corona Del Mar, CA; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (GT), 302.
19. (31) Piers Masarati, England; Ian Donaldson, Scotland; Gregor Fisken, Scotland; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (GT), 299.
20. (33) Neil Cunningham, New Zealand; Keith Ahlers, England; Adam Sharpe, England; Morgan Aero 8 (GT), 281.
21. (26) Romeo Kapudija, Lincolnwood, IL; Nic Jonsson, Sweden; Dorsey Porter, Jr, Cincinnatti, OH; Porsche 911 GT3 RS (GT), 275.
22. (15) Justin Wilson, England; Milka Duno, Venezuela; Phil Andrews, England; Lola B2K/10-Judd (LMP1), 270, Driveline.
23. (16) Ian James, England; Mike Borkowski, Phoenix, AZ; John Macaluso, Winter Haven, FL; Lola B2K/40-Nissan (LMP2), 264.
24. (32) Christopher Stockton, England; Gareth Evans, England; Amanda Stretton, England; TVR 400R (GT), 262.
25. (41) Terry Borcheller, Gainesville, GA; Johnny Mowlem, England; David Brabham, Australia; Saleen S7R (GTS), 257.
26. (18) Mike Fitzgerald, Fountain Hills, AZ; James Gue, Athens, GA; Bill Rand, Dallas, TX; Lola B2K/40-Nissan (LMP2), 248.
27. (13) Clint Field, Dublin, OH; William Binnie, Portsmouth, NH; Rick Sutherland, Los Gatos, CA; Lola B2K/40-Judd (LMP2), 232.
28. (35) Rob Wilson, England; Frank Mountain, England; Robert Brooks, England; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (GT), 215, accident.
29. (37) Alex Caffi, Italy; David Warnock, England; Tracy Kohn, Metairie, LA; Porsche 911 GT3 RS (GT), 214.
30. (42) Jeff Bucknum, Lake Havasu City, AZ; Chris McMurry, Phoenix, AZ; Bryan Willman, Kirkland, WA; Pilbeam MP91/Nissan (LMP2), 181.
31. (27) Robin Liddell, Scotland; Peter Boss, Naragansett, RI; Hugh Plumb, Chadds Ford, PA; Porsche 911 GT3 RS (GT), 167, Drive shaft.
32. (40) Jean-Philippe Belloc, France; Kevin Allen, Atlanta, GA; Tom Weickardt, Whitefish Bay, WI; Dodge Viper GTS-R (GTS), 121, Accident.
33. (29) Michael Caine, England; Lee Caroline, England; Bob Berridge, England; TVR 400R (GT), 120, Electrical.
34. (19) Jason Workman, Gainesville, GA; Bobby Sak, West Bloomfield, MI; Scott Bradley, San Jose, CA; Lola B2K/40-Nissan (LMP2), 108, Gearbox.
35. (7) Chris Dyson, Pleasant Valley, NY; Didier de Radigues, Belgium; Jan Lammers, The Netherlands; Lola EX257-AER/MG (LMP1), 106, Driveline.
36. (14) Mike Hezemans, The Netherlands; Ange Barde, France; Jean-Denis Deletraz, Switzerland; Ferrari 575 GTC (GTS), 101, Front Suspension.
37. (25) Lonnie Pechnik, Pacific Grove, CA; Seth Neiman, Burlingame, CA; Peter Cunningham, West Bend, WI; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (GT), 100, CV Joint.
38. (38) Marc Bunting, Monkton, MD; Pierre Ehret, Santa Rosa, CA; Jim Matthews, Boca Raton, FL; Porsche 911 GT3 RS (GT), 94, Accident.
39. (39) Oliver Gavin, England; Olivier Beretta, Monaco; Jan Magnussen, Denmark; Chevrolet Corvette C5-R (GTS), 83, Clutch.
40. (8) Michael Durand, Wayland, MA; Chad Block, York, PA; Georges Forgeois, New York, NY; Riley & Scott MKIIIC-Elan (LMP1), 62, Drive Shaft.
41. (36) Tony Burgess, Canada; Philip Collin, Park Ridge, IL; Grady Willingham, Birmingham, AL; Porsche 911 GT3 RS (GT), 47, Engine.
42. (12) Marino Franchitti, Scotland; Derek Hill, Santa Monica, CA; Andy Lally, New York, NY; Lola B2K/40-Nissan (LMP2), 12, Transmission.
43. (30) Jay Cochran, New York,NY; Ed Zabinski, Miami, FL; Damien Faulkner, Ireland; Lotus Elise (LMP1), 7, Transmission.
44. (34) Gunnar Van der Steur, Chesapeake City, MD; Eric Van der Steur, Spartanburg, SC; Lola B2K/40-Nissan LMP2), 2, CV Joint.
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