The grid seemed a bit bare at the Long beach ALMS race with the Audi and Porsche prototypes missing from the field, but there was still plenty to look forward to for the third race of the 2009 season.
For starters, spectators were treated to the final GT1 appearance of the Corvette C6.R in the United States. After competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, Corvette Racing will retire the GT1 cars, ending what will be remembered as a dominant era in motorsports. Corvetter Racing will return in August to take on the highly-competitive GT2 field. Porsche, BMW, Panoz and the rest will surely be ready for them, but in the meantime, the Vette drivers focused on treating everyone to a fierce battle here in Long Beach. Follow the jump to find out whether the Highcroft Racing Acura could make it two in a row, how the Corvettes ended their historic run, and if anyone could topple the pole-sitting Ferrari in GT2.