Corvettes # 86 Edward Sevadjian, # 46 Jody O’Donnell, # 33 Mike Donohue 1-2-3 at HSR Mitty at Road Atlanta.
At the end of the day when all was said and done, Corvettes took the top 3 spots in the race for big bore production sports cars.
With youth and prowess on his side, Edward Sevadjian qualified and won by a cozy margin in Jim Kitzmiller’s 1969 big block Corvette, constructed and looked after by Edward, his dad Alan and crew at Duntov Motors.
Like last year’s HSR Mitty, a handful of fast familiar Corvettes beat the onslaught of Porsches (15), Mustangs (5), Camaros, BMWs and Jags among the 40 entries in Group 5.
# 31 John Reisman won the Group 9 race for modern prototypes in his 2015 ex Whelen C7 DP, accompanied by Eric Curran his friend and pro racing a Caddy DPi for Action Express in the USCR/IMSA series.
# 230 Will Hubbell finished strong in an earlier 2013 ex Whelen C6 DP version.
Dave Roberts brought out his restored ex Jim Swan # 57 straight axle for the vintage endurance race.
Brit Bernie Chodosh managed a good result in his much modified # 59 straight axle that was bumped to Group 5.
HSR organizers permitted full time veteran Trans Am racer Simon Gregg to race for no points, easily winning Group 9 in his # 59 C6 TA re-bodied to C7.
# 38 John Wolff and # 6 Joe Cortez (in car recently sold by Pete Kirill) are older examples that finished 15th and 19th.
Thanks to photos by on-the-spot Larry VanScoy we can also feast our eyes on generation C2 Sting Rays raced by # 33 Tom Cotter (a/k/a the Hagerty Barnfind Hunter) and # 63 Mitty regular Ron Greene.
The legacy of John Greenwood lives on with the appearance of his innovative C3 IMSA “wide-body” Corvette, a design adapted by many a racer in the mid-70s. This work-in-process re-creation is being managed by Duntov Motors in collaboration with Rick Mancuso, a Greenwood contemporary of that time and today a leading dealer of exotic sports cars