May 13 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Legends of Le Mans: Dick Thompson

Chevrolet to Salute Championship-Winning Corvette Racer at Laguna Seca ALMS MONTEREY, Calif. – Dr. Dick Thompson, the championship-winning Corvette driver known as “The Flying Dentist,” carried Corvette’s performance message around the world. Chevrolet will salute Thompson as one of the Corvette Legends of Le Mans at the American Le Mans Series Monterey at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on May 21-22. Thompson co-drove one of Briggs Cunningham’s trio of Corvettes in the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans in Corvette’s first …

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May 07 2010 admin News Comments Off on Chevrolet to Salute Corvette Legends of Le Mans at Laguna Seca ALMS

Chevy Celebrates 50th Anniversary of First Le Mans Participation with Historic Corvette Race Cars and Legendary Drivers MONTEREY, Calif. – This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans will mark the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first participation in the world’s most prestigious sports car race. Chevrolet will celebrate this motorsports milestone with a salute to the Corvette Legends of Le Mans at the American Le Mans Series Monterey at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on May 21-22. The spotlight will shine on …

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Apr 25 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin Runs to Personal Best in London

Driver Completes 26-Mile Race in Record Time, Raises $136,000 for Children’s Cancer Charity LONDON – Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin completed the Virgin London Marathon in a time of 2 hours, 54 minutes and 20 seconds on Sunday. Gavin set a new personal best time and helped to raise more than $136,000 for the CLIC Sargent children’s cancer charity. Gavin, 37, spearheaded a team of 14 racing drivers from the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) – persuading many of them …

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Apr 17 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Races to Second in Long Beach Street Fight

Magnussen Recovers from Sixth to Take Runner-Up Finish LONG BEACH, Calif. – Things were looking a little grim for Corvette Racing at the halfway point of the 100-minute American Le Mans at Long Beach, but Jan Magnussen battled back from sixth to a runner-up finish in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Magnussen and teammate Johnny O’Connell threaded their way through the unforgiving concrete barriers that line the Long Beach street circuit to finish four seconds behind the No. 45 …

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Apr 17 2010 admin News Comments Off on Race Fans Can Register to Win a Corvette Through June 30

Grand Prize: 2011 Chevrolet Corvette, Trip to Le Mans DETROIT – To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first appearance at the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans, race fans can enter for a chance to win a 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport by entering the “Race To Win Corvette” promotion at www.racetowincorvette.com now through June 30, 2010. One Grand Prize Winner will receive a 2011 Corvette Grand Sport, and a trip to Le Mans, France, for the 2011 …

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Apr 16 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Third and Fifth in Long Beach ALMS

Team Pleased with Performance in First Street Race for GT Corvette C6.R LONG BEACH, Calif. – Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars qualified third and fifth for Saturday’s American Le Mans at Long Beach in the first street race for the GT-spec Corvettes. Johnny O’Connell wheeled the No. 3 Corvette C6.R to a 1:20.308 lap (88.220 mph) around the 1.986-mile, 11-turn temporary bayside circuit. Olivier Beretta was fifth quickest in the GT class at 1:20.438 (88.078 mph) in …

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Apr 13 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Ready to Rebound in Streets of Long Beach

Compressed Schedule and Tight Quarters Emphasize Engineering and Precision on Bayside Circuit LONG BEACH, Calif.  – After beginning the 2010 American Le Mans Series with the longest event on the schedule, Corvette Racing will take on the shortest event on the ALMS calendar this weekend in the series’ second round on the streets of Long Beach. After an uncharacteristic pit lane miscue and a series of mechanical glitches in the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Corvette Racing is …

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Mar 20 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Encounters Perfect Storm in Sebring

Pit Lane Contact Seals Corvettes’ Fate in Classic Endurance Race SEBRING, Fla. – For many years, Sebring International Raceway was Corvette Racing’s Bermuda Triangle, a place where strange things happened routinely. After seven victories at the classic circuit, Sebring was once again the team’s nemesis in the 58th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. An improbable collision in the pit lane ultimately consigned the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6. R to an eighth-place finish and the No. …

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Mar 19 2010 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Fifth and Sixth for Sebring 12-Hour Race

Close Qualifying Sets Stage for Intense GT2 Battle in Classic Endurance Contest SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing will be in the midst of the GT2 battle in Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring after qualifying the twin Compuware Corvettes fifth and sixth today. Jan Magnussen turned a fast lap at 2:01.358 (109.758 mph) to put the No. 3 Corvette C6.R fifth on the GT2 grid in the season-opening race of the American Le Mans Series. Oliver Gavin was a …

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Mar 10 2010 admin News Comments Off on New Corvette Racing C6.R and Production Corvette ZR1 Represent the Culmination of More Than 10 Years of Technology Transfer

Updated C6.R to Race in 2010 Le Mans, 50 Years After Corvette’s First Appearance in Legendary Endurance Race DETROIT – Corvette Racing’s second-generation C6.R will be powered by a new 5.5L production-based V-8, to compete in the new unified GT class in the 2010 American Le Mans Series as well as the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The updated C6.R and the Corvette ZR1 on which it’s based represent the strongest link yet between a production …

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