General Motors Media Press Release
FOR RELEASE: FOR RELEASE: Oct 15, 2000
Corvette Claims Second Place at Laguna Seca
#4 Corvette C5-R Overcomes Early-Race Incident to Finish Fourth
MONTEREY, Calif. - The Corvette Racing team made it an all-Corvette front row after qualifying first and second for the GlobalCenter Sports Car Championship, and Ron Fellows and Andy Pilgrim went on to drive the #3 GM Goodwrench Service Plus Corvette C5-R to a second-place finish in the 2-hour, 45-minute race, Team Corvette's fourth consecutive podium finish in American Le Mans Series competition. Team Corvette was coming off consecutive wins at the Grand Prix of Texas and the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
Justin Bell in the #4 GM Goodwrench Service Plus Corvette C5-R was hit from behind by the #92 Dodge Viper on Lap 2 and sustained significant damage to the rear of his Corvette C5-R, and the team went two laps down to make repairs. Bell and teammate Kelly Collins battled back from their early misfortune to finish fourth. The #91 Dodge Viper was the race winner. Team Corvette closes out their 2000 race season at the Grand Prix of Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 29.
JUSTIN BELL (#4 GM Goodwrench Service Plus Corvette C5-R)
ANDY PILGRIM (#3 GM Goodwrench Service Plus Corvette C5-R)
KELLY COLLINS (#4 GM Goodwrench Service Plus Corvette C5-R)
RON FELLOWS (#3 GM Goodwrench Service Plus Corvette C5-R)
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