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Mills' team grabs first at Rolex 24-hour race

February 04, 2001

Mills' team grabs first at Rolex 24-hour race



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Hagerstown's Doug Mills joined with Kenny Bupp, Dick Greer and Simon Gregg - son of four-time Daytona winner Peter Gregg - to win The American GT class at the Rolex 24-hours sports car endurance race on Sunday.

The team, driving a Chevy Camaro, finished 28th overall.

A Chevrolet C-5 Corvette erased a 26-lap deficit to win overall honors, as the favored Dyson Racing entry ran into engine problems for the second straight year.

The winning car, shared by Americans Chris Kneifel and Johnny O'Connell, Canadian Ron Fellows and Frenchman Franck Freon, gave Corvette its biggest sports car win ever.

It also was the first time Chevy has won the overall title in America's most prestigious road race since Roger Penske's Chevrolet-powered Lola won in 1969 with Mark Donohue and Chuck Parsons driving.

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