Aug 16 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Road America: Celebrating Chevy’s Homecoming

Sixth Round of American Le Mans Series to Showcase Corvette’s Racing Heritage ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Two events occurred in 1955 that forever changed sports car racing in America: Chevrolet introduced the small-block V-8 in Corvette, and Road America held its first race. Since then, America’s iconic sports car and “America’s National Park of Speed” have been inextricably linked. This weekend’s Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase, the sixth round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series, and its companion …

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Aug 06 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finishes Second and Sixth in Mid-Ohio Monsoon

Gavin and Magnussen Come Through the Chaos for Podium Finish and Championship Points LEXINGTON, Ohio, – The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge ended under a red flag when a downpour inundated the circuit with 11 minutes remaining in the two-hour, 45-minute race. Jan Magnussen and Oliver Gavin scored Corvette’s third straight runner-up finish at Mid-Ohio after leading the GT category for the first two hours in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Tommy Milner and Olivier Beretta finished sixth after a …

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Aug 05 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Fifth and Eighth for Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge

Corvettes Cope with Heat and Humidity in the Heartland LEXINGTON, Ohio, – On a steamy summer afternoon, Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner qualified their Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars fifth and eighth respectively for Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, the fifth round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series. Gavin will start the No. 4 Corvette C6.R fifth on the GT grid after lapping the 2.25-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 1:20.944 (100.425 mph). Milner was eighth …

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Aug 02 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Mid-Ohio: No Place Like Home

Corvette Racing Celebrates Homecoming as Le Mans and Mosport Winner LEXINGTON, Ohio, – Situated between the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky., and Corvette Racing’s headquarters in suburban Detroit, the historic 2.25-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is the spiritual home of the Compuware Corvettes. The Corvette Racing team is hoping for a homecoming celebration in the fifth round of the American Le Mans Series, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, on Saturday, August 6. Corvette Racing returns to Mid-Ohio with …

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Jul 24 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Wins Grand Prix of Mosport

Corvette Notches Ninth Win at Canadian Circuit, Scores First ALMS GT Victory of Season Bowmanville, Ont. – Corvette Racing returned to the winner’s circle today at the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport as Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen scored the team’s first American Le Mans Series victory of the season. Gavin and Magnussen won the GT class by 4.4 seconds in their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R over the Ferrari 458 Italia of Jaime Melo and Toni …

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Jul 23 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Sixth and Eighth for ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport

Corvette Racing Contends with Heat and Traffic in Qualifying at Fast Canadian Circuit Bowmanville, Ont. – In 90-degree heat on a blistering 114-degree track, Corvette Racing qualified sixth and eighth for Sunday’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. The fourth round of the American Le Mans Series will see the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Jan Magnussen and Oliver Gavin start sixth in the hotly contested GT class. The No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Olivier …

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Jul 19 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing at Mosport: The Real Deal

High-Speed Canadian Circuit Favors the Brave and Suits Corvette Racing’s Strengths Bowmanville, Ont. – America is the home of the brave, but that description also applies to a twisting ribbon of asphalt in the Canadian countryside. Mosport International Raceway, a legendary circuit that will host Sunday’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport, separates the brave from the meek with its sweeping turns and soaring speeds. Mosport demands commitment, courage, and unflinching self-confidence. Not surprisingly, this daunting 2.5-mile road …

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Jul 09 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Encounters Traffic and Trouble in Lime Rock

Corvettes Damaged in Chain Reaction Accident, Team Battles Back to Finish Ninth and 10th LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Corvette Racing heeded the advice of company co-founder Louis Chevrolet today at the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. “Never give up!” was Chevrolet’s motto, and the team was true to that credo after a chain reaction accident damaged both Compuware Corvette C6.Rs at just 20 minutes into the two-hour, 45-minute race. After the Corvette crew repaired their battered …

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Jul 08 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Fourth and Fifth in Lime Rock ALMS

Changing Conditions Add to Challenge at Historic Connecticut Circuit LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Intermittent rain and rapidly changing track conditions added to the complexity of qualifying at Lime Rock Park for Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, the third round of the American Le Mans Series. Oliver Gavin qualified the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R fourth in the GT class with a time of 51.897 seconds (102.298 mph) on the roller coaster 1.47-mile circuit. Tommy Milner was a heartbeat behind …

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Jul 06 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Back in the USA for Lime Rock Round

Le Mans-Winning Team Sets Its Sights on American Le Mans Series Titles in Seven-Race Summer Stretch LAKEVILLE, Conn. – What happens in Le Mans stays in Le Mans. That’s because Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park is something completely different from the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Corvette Racing returns to the American Le Mans Series after capturing its seventh class victory in France on June 12. The differences between Le Mans and Lime Rock …

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