Oct 19 2007 admin News Comments Off on Magnussen Claims GT1 Pole in Laguna Seca ALMS Season Finale

Corvette Racing Sweeps Pit Stop Competition with One-Two Finish MONTEREY, Calif. – Jan Magnussen put the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R on the GT1 pole for Saturday’s four-hour season finale of the American Le Mans Series with a record-setting lap at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Magnussen eclipsed the 1:20.307 track record set in 2005 with a time of 1:19.304 (101.594 mph). Olivier Beretta also bettered the previous mark in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R with a qualifying lap at …

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Oct 16 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Spotlights “Jake” Mascot in ALMS Season Finale

Skull Icon Gets Star Billing at Laguna Seca MONTEREY, Calif. – Conceived on a cocktail napkin and seen in winner’s circles from Long Beach to Le Mans, Corvette Racing’s skull mascot will have star billing at the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday, Oct. 20. Affectionately known to the team and Corvette enthusiasts as Jake, the skull mascot will adorn the Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars in full-body graphics for the four-hour season finale of …

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Oct 06 2007 admin News Comments Off on Gavin and Beretta Clinch GT1 Championship with Petit Le Mans Victory

Magnussen Walks Away from High-Speed Accident at Road Atlanta BRASELTON, Ga. – Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Max Papis drove their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R to a GT1 class victory in today’s 1,000-mile Petit Le Mans endurance race at Road Atlanta. It was the sixth class title at Petit Le Mans for Corvette Racing, and the win clinched a third consecutive GT1 drivers championship for Gavin and Beretta. The trio completed 364 laps, finishing 50 laps ahead of the …

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Oct 05 2007 admin News Comments Off on O’Connell and Corvette Claim GT1 Pole at Petit Le Mans

Gavin Second as Corvettes Qualify 1-2 at Road Atlanta BRASELTON, Ga. – Morning rain turned into a steamy afternoon as qualifying began at Road Atlanta for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans 10-hour/1,000-mile endurance race. Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars had difficulty getting a grip on the freshly scrubbed surface as Johnny O’Connell and Oliver Gavin qualified second and third respectively in the GT1 class. The Maserati MC 12 of Andrea Bertolini ran the quickest qualifying lap, marking the …

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Oct 05 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Second and Third in GT1 for ALMS Petit Le Mans

Green Track Proves Problematic for O’Connell and Gavin BRASELTON, Ga. – Morning rain turned into a steamy afternoon as qualifying began at Road Atlanta for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans 10-hour/1,000-mile endurance race. Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars had difficulty getting a grip on the freshly scrubbed surface as Johnny O’Connell and Oliver Gavin qualified second and third respectively in the GT1 class. The Maserati MC 12 of Andrea Bertolini ran the quickest qualifying lap, marking the first …

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Oct 01 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Looks Back and Looks Ahead to Petit Le Mans

Corvette Drivers Recall Early Days at “Little Le Mans” BRASELTON, Ga. – Corvette Racing didn’t participate in the first Petit Le Mans in 1998 – the team made its competition debut the following season – but several of its drivers were there in the beginning. With the 10th running of the 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance race scheduled for Saturday, October 6, it’s appropriate to look back at the early days of this prestigious event. “Don Panoz had the vision to create an …

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Sep 01 2007 admin News Comments Off on Magnussen and O’Connell Rule GT1 in Detroit Street Race

Luck Goes Against Gavin and Beretta in First Pace Car Period DETROIT – Corvette Racing drivers Jan Magnussen and Johnny O’Connell are on a roll in the American Le Mans Series. The pair backed up their win last weekend at Mosport International Raceway with a GT1 class victory today in the inaugural Detroit Sports Car Challenge at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. They scored their third win of the season in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R with a …

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Aug 31 2007 admin News Comments Off on Magnussen Motors to GT1 Pole in Detroit ALMS

Corvette Racing Sweeps Semifinal Round of Pit Crew Challenge DETROIT – The roar of Chevy thunder returned to Motor City today as Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs rocked the revamped Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix street circuit. Qualifying on the 2.0-mile temporary course that winds through Belle Isle Park, Jan Magnussen won the GT1 pole for Saturday’s Detroit Sports Car Challenge, the 10th round of the 12-race American Le Mans Series. The Danish driver turned a fast lap at …

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Aug 31 2007 admin News Comments Off on Red Wings Star To Drive Pace Car For Detroit ALMS Event

Eight-time NHL All-Star Nicklas Lidstrom Will Drive Corvette Z06 To Start Tomorrow’s Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings team captain and multiple Norris Trophy winner (top NHL defenseman) Nicklas Lidstrom will drive a 2007 Corvette Z06 to pace the start of the Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch, part of this weekend’s Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Lidstrom, one of the Red Wings’ top scorers of all time, will lead the American Le …

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Aug 27 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Revs Up for Detroit Grand Prix

Chevy Fields the Home Team for Inaugural ALMS Event in Motor City DETROIT – Corvette Racing will have a high profile on the town and on the track when motor racing returns to the Motor City for this weekend’s Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Chevrolet and its factory road racing team will take center stage in Saturday’s inaugural American Le Mans Series Detroit Sports Car Challenge on the revamped street course near GM global headquarters. Corvette Racing’s roots run deep …

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