Corvettes Dominate Daytona!

Corvette erases a heart-breaking second place finish in 2000 with First and Fourth overall in the 2001 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

Ronnie Hartman Feb 1, 2001 0 Comment(s)

Step By Step

The No. 2 car of Kneifel, Fellows, Freon, and O'Connell topped the 80-car field in this year's 24 Hours of Daytona.

Winston Cup legend Dale Earnhardt, along with his son Dale, Jr. and road-racing aces Andy Pilgrim and Kelly Collins, piloted the No. 3 Corvette home to a Fourth Place finish overall.

Chris Kneifel, Ron Fellows, Franck Freon, and Johnny O’Connell drove the No. 2 GM Goodwrench C5-R to an overall victory at the prestigious Rolex 24 Hour race at Daytona Feb. 3-4 after erasing a 26-lap deficit.

Certainly not to be lost in the No. 2 Corvette's spectacular victory was No. 3 Corvette driven by Dale Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Andy Pilgrim and Kelly Collins. The group brought their C5-R in for a Fourth overall finish.

The Corvettes finished First and Second in the GTS class.

See full coverage in the June issue of Corvette Fever.