Sep 26 2005 admin News Comments Off on Petit Le Mans to Renew Rivalries for Corvette Racing

Corvette Racing Notebook for Petit Le Mans, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 BRASELTON, Ga. – As Paul Revere once said in a slightly different context, “The British are coming!” This weekend’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta marks the renewal of sports car racing’s fiercest rivalry as America’s Corvette Racing takes on the British Aston Martin team in the rubber match of international endurance racing. The score stands at 1-1 going into Saturday’s 1,000-mile/10-hour event at Road Atlanta. The Prodrive …

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Sep 20 2005 admin News Comments Off on GM Racing Technology: Safety

The Science of Safety Safety in racing spans a wide spectrum, from protective apparel and restraint systems to vehicle construction, track design and emergency response team training. GM Racing instituted the Racing Safety Program to advance the science of racing safety on all fronts. The Racing Safety Program is a key element in GM Racing’s research and development program. Since its inception in June 1992, the safety program has expanded from its initial focus on Indy cars to encompass stock …

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Sep 04 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Sweeps Grand Prix of Mosport

Gavin and Beretta Claim GT1 Points Lead as Corvettes Score 1-2 Finish in Canada BOWMANVILLE, Ont. Corvette Racing labored long and hard in the Labor Day Weekend Grand Prix of Mosport, and the toil paid off with the team’s seventh victory of the season in the American Le Mans Series. The 2-hour, 30-minute race was literally won in the pits as a quick final stop by the crew of the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R vaulted Oliver Gavin into the …

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Sep 03 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Second and Fourth for Grand Prix of Mosport

Intense Competition in ALMS Ends Corvette Racing’s GT1 Pole Qualifying Streak BOWMANVILLE, Ont., The Corvette C6.R’s seven-race streak of fast qualifying times in the American Le Mans Series ended today at Mosport International Raceway. Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin was the second fastest qualifier in the GT1 class at 1:13.765 (120.008 mph) in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Mosport. Ron Fellows was fourth fastest with the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R at 1:13.891 (119.803 mph). …

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Aug 30 2005 admin News Comments Off on Fellows Focuses on the Future with Karting Series for Young Racers

Racer Turns Promoter in Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – Ron Fellows wears many hats – and many helmets. In addition to competing in the ALMS, SCCA, Grand American and NASCAR racing series, Fellows is also the driving force in the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship. Now in its fourth season, the karting series provides a training ground for more than 200 aspiring young racers. It also provides a different perspective on the sport for the man who …

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Aug 29 2005 admin News Comments Off on Fast Mosport Track to Test Corvette Racing’s Mettle

Corvette Racing Notebook for the Grand Prix of Mosport, Sept. 2-4 BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – Like singer Aretha Franklin, Mosport International Raceway demands respect. That’s R-E-S-P-E-C-T. It’s the fastest track on the American Le Mans Series circuit, a course that takes a driver’s breath away. Ask Ron Fellows, the acknowledged master of Mosport. The Canadian ace began his racing career at the Ontario track nearly 30 years ago. He’s still in awe of this 2.46-mile circuit. “Mosport is one place where …

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Aug 28 2005 admin News Comments Off on Fellows to Drive Third Cadillac CTS-V in Mosport SCCA World Challenge

Local Hero Joins Papis and Pilgrim in Team Cadillac’s Quest for SPEED GT Championships BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – With the drivers and manufacturers championships on the line in the penultimate round of the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT on Sept. 3, Team Cadillac will have three bullets in its gun at the Grand Prix of Mosport. Ron Fellows of Mississauga, Ont., will be aiming for a repeat victory in the SPEED GT race at Mosport International Raceway. Fellows will pull double …

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Aug 20 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies 1-2 at Road America

Gavin Gone with the Wind in Wisconsin, Claims 11th Career ALMS Pole ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – On a windy day in America’s dairyland, Oliver Gavin put America’s performance icon on the GT1 pole for Sunday’s Generac 500 at Road America. Gavin extended Corvette Racing’s season-long pole qualifying streak in ALMS competition and recorded the fastest qualifying lap for the third time in four races at this fast 4-mile circuit. Gavin turned the quickest qualifying lap in the No. 4 Compuware …

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Aug 16 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Faces New Challenge at Road America

Corvette Racing Notebook for the Generac 500 at Road America, August 19-21 ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Fifty years ago, two events occurred that would forever change the course of road racing in America: Chevrolet introduced the new small-block V-8, and the good citizens of Elkhart Lake, Wis., opened a new road racing circuit in their quiet rural town. Chevrolet and Road America have been inextricably linked ever since. The seventh round of the American Le Mans Series simultaneously celebrates the …

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Aug 11 2005 admin News Comments Off on Chevrolet Clinches GT1 Manufacturers Championship with Victory at Road America

Gavin and Beretta Lead 1-2 Finish for Corvette Racing ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – On a picture-perfect day at Road America, Corvette Racing turned in another perfect performance. A .132-second victory by Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R over their Corvette Racing teammates Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell mathematically clinched the GT1 manufacturers championship for Chevrolet and the team championship for Corvette Racing. Today’s victory was the fourth win in five races for Gavin and …

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