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2017 Goodbyes: Stevenson Motorsport

DSC's remembers Grand Am and IMSA stalwart Stevenson Motorsports

As well as key cars and personalities in DSC’s part of the motorsport world, this year we thought we’d put together a tribute to four key American sportscar teams who have had their racing programmes come to an end in 2017, starting with Stevenson Motorsport.

Based in North Carolina, Stevenson Motorsport became a firm fan favourite in the USA over the course of its time in sportscars from 2003 onwards. The team, which in its time amassed more than 270 starts and earned 25 pole positions, 33 wins, and 75 podiums and left a lasting legacy of success domestically.

The team won the North American Endurance Cup Championship title in 2013 and the 2015 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge title in amongst its many class victories, before announcing that it would be shutting its doors earlier this year, shortly before team owner Johnny Stevenson (pictured above) tragically passed away, just a week after being honoured by IMSA at the series’ 2017 end-of-season awards evening. The shockwave that the news of his passing sent through the close knit family of sportscar racing spoke volumes for the respect held for the man, and his team.

In addition to its accolades in CTSC and IMSA, the team also ran for many seasons in Grand-Am. Most fans will remember the team for its years spent racing Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac GXPs sporting the team’s iconic colour scheme, with drivers like Robin Lidell, Lawson Aschenbach, Andrew Davis and Matt Bell often a part of the team’s driver squad.

Key achievements

2008: Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series, 3 x GT Class Wins

2009: Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series, 3 x GT Class Wins

2011: Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series, 3 x GT Class Wins

2011: Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, 1 x GS Class Win

2012: Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series, 3 x GT Class Wins

2012: Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, 1 x GS Class Win

2013: Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series, 4 x GT Class Wins

2013: Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, 2 x GS Class Wins

2013: Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series, North American Endurance Championship Title

2014: Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, 3 x GS Class Wins

2015: Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, 4 x GS Class Wins

2015: Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, GS Class Championship

2017: Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, 1 x GS Class Win

2017: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, 1 x GT Class Win