Camaro American Muscle Road Racing Sports Car Photos
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Camaro American Muscle Road Racing Sports Car Photos

This awesome motion blur shot of the Blackdog Speed Shop GTS Chevrolet Camaro sports car was taken on the back straight of Lime Rock Park during the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) racing event. Competing in the GTS class it was refreshing to see this American sports coupe holding it’s own against the more exotic entries from the likes of Aston Martin, Ginetta, Lotus, Maserati, KTM, McLaren, Sin, Panoz and Porsche. The Ford Mustang Boss 302 is also an eligible sports car in this GT class of Pirelli World Challenge racing, though none were spotted on the track that day. The following information was provided in a press release from Blackdog Speed Shop: "Blackdog Speed Shop will write a new chapter in its championship-winning history for 2017 as it fields two new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R race cars in the GTS class of the Pirelli World Challenge. The full-season program again sees the duo of Tony Gaples and Lawson Aschenbach each driving Blackdog Speed Shop Camaros. It marks a new era for Blackdog Speed Shop, which will be the first team in the world to drive the Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R when the Pirelli World Challenge opens its season at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg..The Camaro GT4.R is built to global GT4 regulations with the Pirelli World Challenge GTS class among many categories for which the car is eligible. Based on the road-going Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the Camaro GT4.R features a 6.2-liter, Chevrolet small block V8 that was developed and validated by Chevy Racing. Power is delivered to a six-speed Xtrac sequential transmission with paddle-shifting and adjustable traction control". The driver of this Blackdog Speed Shop Camaro is none other than Lawson Aschenbach who ranks "among Pirelli World Challenge career leaders in a number of categories. Aschenbach is a four-time class champion with titles in three different categories. He ranks sixth all-time in series wins with 22 – including a GTS-leading 14 of in 96 starts. He won four times in 2016 in a Blackdog Speed Shop Chevrolet Camaro Z/28R and was third in GTS points". Gathering information like this is part of my job as a respected racing magazine contributing photographer. Staying up to date on all of the standings in any given class of any sanctioning body’s race events insures that I capture photos of the most important players on any given race day.