Stevenson Motorsports will enter a pair of Chevrolet Camaro in this year’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) season.
A well established team in US GT racing the team had a highly successful 2013 season, taking four class wins in the Rolex Series, helping them to the North American Endurance Championship title. However, focussing on delivering results the team has opted to concentrate on the CTSCC this year, expanding to field two cars in the championship.
The team took a pair of victories in the series in 2013, their drivers finishing second in the championship.
For 2014 the team has assembled a quartet of star drivers. Robin Liddell, a regular part of the Rolex Series team run by Johnny and Susan Stevenson, will drive for the team alongside commitments to Corvette Racing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, sharing the #6 Camaro with Andrew Davis.
The #9 car will be crewed by Matt Bell, another who remains at the team after being part of the CTSCC line-up in 2013. He will be joined by Andy Lally.
“Obviously I am delighted to be joining Stevenson Motorsports again for 2014 in what will be my seventh season driving for the team,” said Liddell. “We have had an incredible run over the last six years and the team has had considerable success with the GS program in the past. It’s great to welcome Andrew back into the team and with our superb GT crew moving straight across, by the time we get to the first race it should feel like ‘business as usual’!”
“This is an outstanding driver line up, really one of the best groups I’ve ever had the chance to work with,” said team manager Mike Johnson. “These four guys not only have great speed and smarts in the car, but they also have a long history with Stevenson. The Continental Tire championship is one of the toughest categories in racing and we know how important it is to have a strong group of guys, all working in the same direction. Hopefully with this line-up, we can deliver results and come out on top at the end of the year.”
“I first met Mike Johnson in 1996 when we were racing against each other in USF2000 and we just hit it off, and became friends,” said Lally. “It has been a long time since we’ve raced together (2005), so I’m happy to be teaming up with him again as we’ve had a lot of success in the years that we’ve worked together. I tell everyone that the Continental Tire Series is just incredible–some of the best knock down, drag out racing there is with really good teams and very strong drivers. It’s a blast and I’m very excited to be coming back to the series to race for Stevenson Motorsports.”
The CTSCC season begins on January 24 with the Rolex 24 at Daytona supporting race.