Oct 14 2013 admin News Comments Off on CORVETTE RACING AT PETIT LE MANS: One More Title To Go

Garcia, Magnussen look for ALMS GT drivers’ title at end of 1,000-mile enduro Detroit – Only one more race separates Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen from the American Le Mans Series’ GT drivers’ championship. Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta is the site of the final round of the 2013 ALMS but also the series’ finale as well. The 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance classic has been a staple at Road Atlanta – an hour northeast of Atlanta – since its first running …

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Oct 13 2013 admin News Comments Off on CORVETTE RACING AT PETIT LE MANS: No. 3 Corvette Runs Second After Four Hours

Garcia, Magnussen need seventh or better for GT title; No. 4 Corvette in 10th BRASELTON, Ga. – Corvette Racing’s No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R ran second in the GT class after four hours of Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia traded stints in challenging conditions, which has seen the weather go back and forth between dry and wet. At the four-hour mark, a light but steady rain continued to fall and put strategy at a …

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Oct 05 2013 admin News Comments Off on CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: A 10th ALMS Team Championship

Corvette Racing delivers another Bowtie title with VIR victory ALTON, Va. – For the 10th time in the 15 years of the American Le Mans Series, Corvette Racing can lay claim to an ALMS team championship. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen finished third in the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway in their No. 3 Compuware Chevrolet Corvette C6.R to clinch both the ALMS manufacturer and team titles with one round of the series to go. The result …

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Oct 05 2013 admin News Comments Off on Chevrolet Claims 10th ALMS Manufacturer Championship

Corvette Racing delivers another Bowtie title with VIR victory ALTON, Va. – Chevrolet added to its record-setting tally in the American Le Mans Series on Saturday by wrapping up its 10th manufacturer championship. A third-place class finish by the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R of Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway was enough to clinch the GT manufacturer title with one round of the ALMS remaining. This is the second consecutive …

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Oct 04 2013 admin News Comments Off on CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Uphill Climb Following Qualifying

Magnussen eighth in GT; Milner ninth following spin on oil slick ALTON, Va. – Corvette Racing faces a tall mountain to climb for Saturday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway. The two Compuware Chevrolet Corvette C6.Rs qualified eighth and ninth Friday in the American Le Mans Series’ ultra-competitive GT class. Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette set the team’s best time in the 15-minute session at 1:46.923 (110.098 mph). Tommy Milner, driving the No. 4 Corvette, …

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Oct 03 2013 admin News Comments Off on ANTONIO GARCIA: Inside Track at VIR

Last year may have been the first race for the American Le Mans Series at VIR, but it wasn’t the first visit there for Antonio Garcia Last year may have been the first race for the American Le Mans Series at VIR, but it wasn’t the first visit there for Antonio Garcia. Corvette Racing’s speedy Spaniard raced there twice in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports car Series’ Daytona Prototype class, and he parlayed that experience into the fastest GT race lap …

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Oct 01 2013 admin Uncategorized Comments Off on CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: GT Championships in Sight

ALMS manufacturer, team titles within reach in next-to-last round DETROIT – Twelve months ago, Corvette Racing and Chevrolet celebrated a championship weekend at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). Now let’s fast-forward to the present day – Chevrolet and Corvette Racing are on the verge of securing a repeat championship titles in the American Le Mans Series… once again at VIR. The Oak Tree Grand Prix on Saturday, Oct. 5 could see the ALMS GT team and manufacturer championships wrapped up. The …

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Sep 21 2013 admin News Comments Off on CORVETTE RACING AT AUSTIN: Thrilling Victory for Garcia, Magnussen

Third win of season and GT championship lead for No. 3 Compuware Corvette AUSTIN, Texas – Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia scored their second straight victory in the American Le Mans Series’ GT class on Saturday, winning the eighth round of the championship at Circuit of The Americas. Garcia led the final 58 minutes in his No. 3 Compuware Chevrolet Corvette C6.R under intense pressure to win by less than a second. Their third victory of the season moved Garcia …

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Sep 20 2013 admin News Comments Off on ACO Honoring Corvette Legend Dick Thompson on ALMS/WEC Weekend

‘Flying Dentist’ is oldest living American to race at Le Mans 24 Hours AUSTIN, Texas – Through the years, Corvette and Chevrolet have had the honor of racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A number of American sports car achievements have come from Corvette drivers over the years, and those contributions will be front and center during a special ceremony this weekend at Circuit of The Americas. Friday evening, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), the governing body …

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Sep 20 2013 admin News Comments Off on CORVETTE RACING AT AUSTIN: Second, Third in ALMS GT Qualifying

Team makes massive gains from practice to qualifying on damp day in Texas AUSTIN, Texas – Corvette Racing didn’t let heavy rains and an unfamiliar track deter its efforts in qualifying Friday for the inaugural American Le Mans Series race at Circuit of The Americas. The two Compuware Chevrolet Corvette C6.Rs earned the second- and third-place starting spots in the GT field for Saturday’s two-hour, 45-minute race. ESPN2 will air at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday with live coverage available …

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