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# 3 Magnussen grabs 3rd place as Corvette Racing team returns to Mid-Ohio for the Acura Sports Car Challenge

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“Playing” in traffic with 40 minutes to go (in 160 min race) Jan Magnussen got a jump on Joey Hand in the # 66 Ford GT entering the first turn.

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That put the # 3 C7.R Corvette on the GTLM podium behind the winner Laurens Venthoor # 912 Porsche 911 RSR and the pursuing Connor DePhillippi # 25 BMW M8 GTE.

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A scramble in the early laps gave an alert Antonio Garcia a spot as a spinning prototype car shoved GTLM pole sitter John Edwards # 24 BMW off course through a series of turns called “Madness”.

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Time away from Mid-Ohio meant trouble to dial in the cars.  The # 4 team was gridded 8th in the ultra-competitive GTLM class.  They lost a pit stop gamble, hoping for a yellow with 70 min to go.  Full course green forced Oliver Gavin to stop for a splash relinquishing 7th place at the time.

Thanks for photos to ultimate fans Nigel Dobbie and Tom Stacey.

Results compiled by Wayne Ellwood

Bonus video: Having conquered ALMS GT1, Corvette Racing opted for GT2 starting in July 2009 at Mid-Ohio on return from Le Mans.  Wise decision! 

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IMSA/USCR Corvettes # 3 & 4 and crew families are in the hunt for Driver, Team, Manufacturer titles.  Now it’s off to Europe for the WEC 24 hours of Le Mans on June 16-17.

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