May 08 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing to Reunite Fellows and Pilgrim for Grand Prix of Mosport

Team Will Field Third Corvette C6.R for Canadian Round of American Le Mans Series DETROIT – Corvette Racing will enter a third Corvette C6.R driven by Ron Fellows and Andy Pilgrim in the Grand Prix of Mosport to be held at Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario, on August 26, 2007. Former teammates Fellows and Pilgrim will be reunited for the ninth round of the American Le Mans Series at the famed Canadian track near Fellows’ home in Mississauga, Ontario. …

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May 08 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Takes It to the Streets in Houston

Inaugural ALMS Lone Star Grand Prix Is First Street Race for Corvette C6.R HOUSTON – They’ve won on road courses from Sebring and Road America to Lime Rock and Le Mans, but Corvette Racing’s championship-winning Compuware Corvette C6.Rs have never raced on metropolitan streets. The inaugural Lone Star Grand Prix, to be contested on Friday night, May 12, on a temporary 1.7-mile course through Houston’s Reliant Park, will mark the American Le Mans Series’ first street race since a run …

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Mar 18 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette C6.Rs Running 1-2 in GT1 at Six-Hour Mark

Gavin/Beretta/Magnussen Hold Narrow Lead Over Fellows/O’Connell/Papis at Halfway Point of 12-Hour Race SEBRING, Fla. – At the halfway point of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Corvette Racing’s twin C6.R race cars were running first and second in the GT1 class and fourth and fifth overall. Then one minute into the second half of the 12-hour race, the No. 3 Compuware Corvette went to the paddock with a gearbox problem. The No. 3 Corvette Racing crew replaced the gears …

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Mar 17 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Wins Sebring 12-Hour Race

Gavin, Beretta and Magnussen Finish First in GT1 and Third Overall in Classic Endurance Contest SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing celebrated Corvette’s 50th anniversary in international road racing with a victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen ran like clockwork throughout the 12-hour endurance race, finishing first in the GT1 class and third overall with a one-lap margin of victory over their rivals …

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Mar 16 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Third and Fourth for Sebring 12-Hour

Gavin and Fellows Take Third and Fourth Spots in GT1 Qualifying for Season-Opening ALMS Endurance Race SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing’s new Corvette C6.Rs qualified third and fourth in the GT1 class for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the season-opening round of the 10-race American Le Mans Series. Reigning GT1 co-champion Oliver Gavin turned the third quickest time in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette at 1:56.770 (114.070 mph) and three-time Sebring winner Ron Fellows was fourth fastest at …

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Mar 13 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Seeks Revenge in Sebring

Corvette Racing to Debut New C6.Rs in Season-Opening ALMS 12-Hour Endurance Race SEBRING, Fla. – It’s the only blemish in an otherwise spotless record. In Corvette Racing’s last 21 races, only once have Corvette drivers not been standing on the top step of the victory podium. Corvette Racing’s C6.R race cars finished second and third in last year’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in their competition debut, the team’s only loss since the start of the 2004 season. Now …

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Feb 28 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette C6.R Named North American Car of the Year by dailysportscar.com

Corvette Racing Honored After Dominating American Le Mans Series in 2005 DETROIT – Corvette Racing’s championship-winning Corvette C6.R race car has been named the “North American Car of the Year” by dailysportscar.com, a noted online magazine that provides in-depth coverage of sports car and GT series worldwide. In announcing the selection of the Corvette C6.R over marques such as Audi, Aston Martin and Maserati, the editors wrote, “The two yellow missiles utterly dominated proceedings in GT1. They were nothing short …

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Jan 18 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Awards Unique PRS Guitar

George & Carole Nix of San Bernardino, California, Were Chosen to Receive a One-of-a-Kind PRS Corvette Z06 Guitar DETROIT – Corvette Racing and PRS Guitars are pleased to announce George & Carole Nix of San Bernardino, California, were chosen to receive a one-of-a-kind PRS Corvette Z06 guitar signed by current and former Corvette Racing drivers, including Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell. The instrument was the centerpiece of the 2005 Corvette Heritage Tour, a national traveling display dedicated …

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Nov 29 2005 admin News Comments Off on In His Own Words: Tom Wallace Q & A

Corvette’s New Chief Engineer Talks About Racing, Restoring and Teaching Respect for Automobiles DETROIT – On Jan. 1, 2006, Tom Wallace will officially become the car guy with the best job in the world. On that date he will succeed Dave Hill as Corvette chief engineer and vehicle line executive (VLE) for performance cars. Wallace will become only the fourth person to carry the title of Corvette chief engineer in the marque’s history, joining an exclusive club whose membership includes …

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Nov 01 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Season Review

New Cars, New Champions and New Competition Highlight Corvette Racing’s Fifth Championship Season DETROIT – Corvette Racing dominated the American Le Mans Series for the fifth straight year in 2005, but it wasn’t easy. The introduction of the new Corvette C6.R race cars, the emergence of powerful new rivals, and the impact of new rules shaped the season for Chevrolet’s two-car factory team. The yellow Corvettes raced to 10 victories in 11 starts, including the team’s fourth win in the …

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