Aug 27 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Baltimore: Racin’ in the Streets

GT Championship Battle Resumes Saturday in the Inner Harbor BALTIMORE – In the midst of the War of 1812, the Battle of Baltimore inspired Francis Scott Key to write the lyrics for “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Now nearly two centuries later, the Battle of Baltimore will be rejoined – not by American and British armies, but by a fleet of world-class American, British, German, and Italian sports cars racing through the streets of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Saturday’s Baltimore Sports Car Challenge, …

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Aug 18 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Fourth and Sixth in Wild Finish at Road America

Magnussen and Garcia Denied Podium Finish on Final Lap, Gavin and Milner Suffer Setback on Final Pit Stop ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The Road America Road Race Showcase was going Corvette Racing’s way for the first three hours, but the final 60 minutes saw a reversal of fortune for the Chevrolet team. After running at the front from the start of the four-hour race, the Corvettes were shuffled down the finishing order in the closing minutes. Oliver Gavin and Tommy …

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Aug 17 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Third and Fifth in Record-Smashing Qualifying Session

Gavin and Garcia Among Seven Drivers Under GT Qualifying Record at Road America ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia qualified third and fifth respectively for Saturday’s Road America Road Race Showcase as the record book took a beating. The seven quickest cars in the GT category eclipsed the previous qualifying record on the 4.0-mile circuit. The Corvettes were frontrunners in today’s practice sessions, and continued their pace in the 15-minute GT qualifying session. Gavin …

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Aug 13 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Road America: A Celebration of Speed

Classic Wisconsin Circuit Is Corvette’s Proving Ground and Ancestral Home Road America 2011: Corvette Bridge returns ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The long and winding road to the American Le Mans Series championship runs through Road America, a track that is revered and respected by generations of sports car racers. The classic 4-mile circuit in the rolling Wisconsin countryside will host the Road America Road Race Showcase, the seventh round of the 2012 ALMS on Saturday, followed by the Corvette World …

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Aug 04 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Wins GT in Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge

Gavin and Milner Score Third Win of Season, Take GT Championship Lead LEXINGTON, Ohio, – In Olympic terms, Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner won the gold today in the GT class at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series. Instead of medals, Gavin and Milner were awarded silver trophies and the maximum championship points as they notched their third win of the season in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R. …

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Aug 03 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Fifth and Sixth for ALMS Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge

Garcia and Milner Qualify within Half-Second of Pole in Hotly Contested GT Class LEXINGTON, Ohio, – The heat was on at Mid-Ohio today during GT qualifying for Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series. As the ambient temperature topped 94 degrees and the track temperature climbed to 110 degrees, Antonio Garcia qualified the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R fifth in the hotly contested class at 1:19.536 (102.213 mph). Tommy Milner was right behind …

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Jul 31 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Mid-Ohio: Midterm Report and a Rivalry Renewed

A Look Back and a Look Ahead at the Midpoint of 2012 ALMS Season 2011 Mid-Ohio: Racing in the rain LEXINGTON, Ohio, – With five races completed and five to go, Corvette Racing will be halfway home at its home track. Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course signals the start of the second half of the 2012 American Le Mans Series. At the season’s midpoint, Corvette Racing and Chevrolet stand atop the driver, team, and …

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Jul 22 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Second in ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport

Magnussen and Garcia Take GT Championship Lead with Runner-up Finish Bowmanville, Ont. – Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen scored their fourth podium finish in five American Le Mans Series races in today’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. Their No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R started on the GT pole after setting a qualifying record Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Garcia led the opening 47 minutes in his first race at Mosport, and Magnussen was in contention for …

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Jul 21 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two for ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport

Magnussen Wins Pole with Record-Shattering Run, Gavin Second with Sub-Record Time Bowmanville, Ont. – Corvette Racing blew away the GT track records at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park today en route to qualifying first and second for Sunday’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. Jan Magnussen qualified the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R on the GT pole with a time of 1:15.478 (117.285 mph), eclipsing the record set in 2008 by 1.385 seconds. Oliver Gavin also obliterated the previous …

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Jul 17 2012 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Mosport: Aiming for a Repeat Performance

Momentum Matters as Chevrolet Team Drives for Repeat Victory in ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport 2011 Grand Prix of Mosport Victory Bowmanville, Ont. – By any other name, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – the track formerly known as Mosport – would still be as fast. With its roots firmly anchored in the ’60s and its character unchanged for more than 50 years, the 2.5-mile circuit in the Canadian countryside near Toronto is decidedly Old School. With daunting high-speed corners and …

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