Corvette Racing capped off a very successful 2012 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) campaign with a victory at Virginia International Raceway.
With the win, drivers Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner won the ALMS GT Drivers Championship while their fourth victory in nine races clinched the GT Manufacturer Championship for Chevrolet and the GT Team Championship for Corvette Racing. The championship comes at perfect timing too, as the American automaker celebrates the 60th birthday of its famous sports car.
It was Gavin’s 38th career ALMS victory in his 100th start and was the runner-up in last season’s GT title race. As for the team, it was Corvette Racing’s 85th win in 140 races and is the ninth team championship since 2001.
The team will head onto its next event at Road Atlanta on October 20th and looks forward to closing off the season strong, despite already capturing the championship.
“Winning the Drivers Championship in a category as fiercely competitive as the ALMS GT class requires speed, stamina, strategy, and teamwork,” said Mark Kent, director of Chevy Racing. “Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner have those qualities, and now they have the 2012 GT Drivers Championship. Both are excellent racers and outstanding representatives for Corvette and Chevrolet. We congratulate Oliver and Tommy on their well-deserved championship, and we are confident that there are many more titles in their future.”