Apr 08 2011 admin News Comments Off on New Documentary “The Quest” Captures Corvette’s Magical 50th Anniversary at Le Mans

Film Premiere on May 6 to Benefit Chip Miller Charitable Foundation CARLISLE, Pa. – Last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans marked the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first participation in the world’s most celebrated sports car race. Fifty years after Briggs Cunningham’s No. 3 Corvette finished first in the large displacement GT category, the restored race car was reunited with one of its legendary drivers, John Fitch, at the fabled French circuit. Now the remarkable story of this milestone Corvette’s …

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Apr 07 2011 admin News Comments Off on 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette Celebrates Racing Heritage

Z06 Centennial Edition to be Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Sale Detroit – Chevrolet, founded by a racing pioneer 100 years ago, celebrates its performance heritage with the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette, which features a sleek black color scheme, unique design elements and Corvette’s trademark sports car technology. The 2012 Centennial Edition package will be available on all Corvette models – including Grand Sport, Z06 and ZR1 – starting this summer. The special package was inspired by Chevrolet’s racing-bred …

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Mar 19 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finishes Third and Fourth in Season-Opening Sebring Race

Corvettes Overcome Incidents and Accidents in 12-Hour Endurance Test SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing raced around the clock to finish third and fourth in the GT class in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the season-opening round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series. The No. 03 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Tommy Milner, Olivier Beretta, and Antonio Garcia completed 312 laps and finished third, 49.294 seconds behind the class-winning BMW. The No. 04 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Oliver …

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Mar 18 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Second and Ninth for Sebring 12-Hour Race

Gavin Posts Second-Quickest Time in Hotly Contested GT Class at ALMS Season-Opener SEBRING, Fla. – On a glorious day in central Florida, Corvette Racing celebrated the rites of spring by qualifying second and ninth for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway. Oliver Gavin posted the second quickest time in the GT class at 2:01.743 (109.411 mph) in the No. 04 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Olivier Beretta was ninth in the No. 03 Compuware Corvette C6.R at …

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Mar 14 2011 admin News Comments Off on New Season Brings New Challenges for Corvette Racing

Season-Opening 12-Hour Sebring Endurance Race Is Toughest Test for New Cars, New Technology, and New Drivers SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing will begin the 2011 American Le Mans Series at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday, March 19, with two new cars, two new drivers, and a wealth of new technology. The team has constructed a pair of new Compuware Corvette C6.Rs to take on the world-class competition in the GT category. Based on the GT2 Corvettes …

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Feb 10 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Sets the Pace in ALMS Winter Test

Corvettes Run Fastest Lap in GT Class in Every Session of Two-Day Sebring Test SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs ran the fastest laps in all four sessions of the two-day American Le Mans Series Winter Test at Sebring International Raceway. After Jan Magnussen turned the quickest times in the first three sessions on the historic circuit in the No. 4 Corvette C6.R, Olivier Beretta posted the fastest lap of the test in the GT class with …

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Feb 09 2011 admin News Comments Off on Chevrolet and Road America Announce Alliance

Official Vehicle Program, Corvette Bridge, and Corvette World Tribute Highlight New Promotional Partnership DETROIT – Chevrolet and Road America announced a multifaceted marketing partnership today that will put Chevrolet in the spotlight at one of America’s premier racing venues. Chevrolet is now the Official Vehicle of Road America, the renowned Corvette Bridge will return to the historic track, and the Corvette World Tribute will celebrate Corvette’s rich racing heritage. “As we celebrate Chevrolet’s 100th birthday, it’s fitting that two icons …

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Jan 21 2011 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Announces 2011 Driver Lineup

Tommy Milner and Richard Westbrook Join Corvette Racing Roster DETROIT – Corvette Racing will have two new drivers in its lineup for the 2011 American Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans (pending official invitation). Tommy Milner will join Olivier Beretta in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R for the full season, with Antonio Garcia continuing as third driver in the Sebring, Le Mans, and Petit Le Mans endurance races. Richard Westbrook will be teamed with Jan …

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Dec 14 2010 admin News Comments Off on Johnny O’Connell Makes Transition from Corvette Racing to Team Cadillac

Record-Setting Racer Reunited with Corvette Racing Teammate Andy Pilgrim in New Cadillac SCCA World Challenge GT Program Johnny O’Connell will move from Corvette Racing to the new Team Cadillac motorsports program in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) World Challenge GT in 2011. After 10 successful seasons in Corvettes, O’Connell will join former Corvette Racing teammate Andy Pilgrim in a pair of Cadillac CTS-V Coupes as Cadillac returns to racing in the SCCA production-based series. “Johnny O’Connell has made …

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Oct 03 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Wins Petit Le Mans on Last Lap

Gavin, Magnussen and Collard Take Dramatic GT2 Win on Fumes as Ferrari Runs Dry on Final Laps BRASELTON, Ga. – Corvette Racing concluded its first full season in the ultra-competitive GT2 category with a victory tonight in the 13th running of Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Going into the final lap, the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin was trailing Toni Vilander in the class-leading No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari by 10 seconds. With a low-fuel …

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