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Tony Ave, formerly of Hurley, Wis., scored a dominating and popular win in GT-1, driving his Chevrolet Corvette to a 9.190-second win over defending National Champion Philip Simms, in a Jaguar XKR. Before a late-race caution bunched the field, Ave had held a 20-plus second advantage.
1, (1), Tony Ave, Madsen, N.C., Chevrolet Corvette, 15.
2, (2), Philip Simms, Orlando, Fla., Jaguar XKR, 15.
3, (5), Simon Gregg, Shakopee, Minn., Chevrolet Corvette, 15.
4, (7), Rick Dittman, Prairie View, Ill., Chevrolet Camaro, 15.
5, (9), Mike Canney, Placida, Fla., Chevrolet Corvette, 15.
Time of Race: 37 minutes, 17.316 seconds
Margin of Victory: 9.190 seconds
Fastest Race Lap: Tony Ave, 2:08.396 (112.153 mph), Record