Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi teamed to win the Diamond Cellar Classic on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype (DP), giving the team its first victory of the season. The victory is Barbosa’s 11th career GRAND-AM series win and Fittipaldi’s third.
Close behind in second place, giving Team Chevy the top-two positions on the podium, was defending race winner Michael Valiante in the No. 3 8Star Motorsports Corvette DP started by Enzo Potolicchio.
"After an intense battle throughout the race, it was exciting to see the No. 5 Action Express Corvette DP capture their first win of the season, and the No. 3 8Star Motorsports Corvette DP score their first podium since joining Team Chevy," said Jim Lutz, Chevrolet Racing Program Manager, GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. “Mid-Ohio is very technical, but our teams were up to the challenge today and added another win to boost Chevrolet's lead in the important Manufacturers' Championship battle. Congratulations to both organizations on their tremendous runs today. Now we head to Watkins Glen for the Six Hour Endurance race." Photos by Brian Cleary for Chevy Racing