Jul 22 2008 admin News Comments Off on Tour de Road America Bicycle Race Will Feature Fehan vs. Gavin to Benefit Lance Armstrong Foundation

Fans Can Back Their Favorite with Pledges to “Bike Ride to Fight Cancer” ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – It will be the USA vs. England, experience and treachery vs. youth and enthusiasm, and management vs. labor when Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan takes on Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin in a winner-take-all bicycle race at the Tour de Road America on Friday, August 8. The Corvette Challenge match race will pit Fehan, 60, from Birmingham, Mich., against Gavin, 35, of …

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Jul 19 2008 admin News Comments Off on O’Connell and Magnussen Continue Hot Streak in Sultry Mid-Ohio

No. 3 Corvette C6.R Scores Fifth Victory of the Season LEXINGTON, Ohio – Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen extended their streak in the American Le Man Series, winning the GT1 class in today’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It was the fourth win in a row and the fifth win of the season for the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. O’Connell and Magnussen completed 98 laps and finished 18.487 seconds ahead of the No. 4 …

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Jul 18 2008 admin News Comments Off on O’Connell Quick in Mid-Ohio GT1 Qualifying

Georgian Takes Third Career Pole in No. 3 Corvette C6.R LEXINGTON, Ohio – Johnny O’Connell notched his third career pole in qualifying for Saturday’s American Le Mans Series Acura Sports Car Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The racer from Flowery Branch, Ga., set the pace in the GT1 class with a lap time of 1:17.900 (104.349 mph) in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Olivier Beretta was .429 seconds back in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette with a …

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Jul 16 2008 admin News Comments Off on Midterm Report: Mid-Ohio Marks Second Half of Season for Corvette Racing

Chevy’s Factory Team Looks Back on Six Races and Looks Ahead to Six More LEXINGTON, Ohio – With six races in the rearview mirror and six races on the road ahead, Saturday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course marks the start of the second half of the season for Chevrolet’s factory road racing team. Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen have won four of the five American Le Mans Series contested to date, driving the No. 3 …

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Jul 12 2008 admin News Comments Off on Magnussen and O’Connell Win GT1 Battle in Lime Rock

No. 3 Corvette C6.R Notches Fourth ALMS Victory in 2008 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Jan Magnussen and Johnny O’Connell didn’t give up when they were a lap behind the GT1 leader in today’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. That perseverance was rewarded when they scored a come-from-behind victory after a sudden reversal of fortune put their No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R in front with 25 minutes remaining in the race. The pair’s fourth victory of the …

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Jul 11 2008 admin News Comments Off on Gavin Pips Magnussen for GT1 Pole in Lime Rock Qualifying

Tire Pressure Adjustment Makes the Difference on New Track Surface LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Oliver Gavin won the GT1 pole for Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, edging his Corvette Racing teammate Jan Magnussen by .247 seconds on the reconfigured and repaved Lime Rock Park circuit. Magnussen had the quicker qualifying time in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R after the first five timed laps, but a tire pressure adjustment gave Gavin the …

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Jul 10 2008 admin News Comments Off on Revamped Lime Rock Park Is a Journey into the Unknown for Corvette Racing

Team Will Use High-Tech Tools to Come to Grips with New Asphalt and Track Configuration LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Corvette Racing’s drivers and team members have decades of experience at Lime Rock Park, but they will encounter something completely different in Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. With new corners and a freshly paved surface, the familiar track in rural Connecticut will be full of unknowns for America’s premier production sports car team. “The biggest challenge is that we have …

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Jun 15 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finishes Second and Third in 24 Hours of Le Mans

American Team Scores 15th Podium Finish in France LE MANS, France – For the second consecutive year, Corvette Racing finished second in the GT1 class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Johnny O’Connell, Jan Magnussen and Ron Fellows completed 344 laps in their No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R, finishing on the lead lap with the winning No. 009 Aston Martin DBR9 of David Brabham, Antonio Garcia, and Darren Turner. The No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin, …

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Jun 15 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Holds Second and Third at 18 Hours in Rainy Le Mans

Wet Track Challenges Everything in Early Morning LE MANS, France, June 15, 2008 – Le Mans lived up to its reputation as the ultimate challenge in endurance racing when rain arrived at the Circuit de la Sarthe at 4:10 a.m. A combination of steady showers and persistent drizzle kept the circuit wet and treacherous as Sunday dawned. At 9 a.m., with 18 hours of the race completed, the No. 63 and No. 64 Corvettes held second and third in the …

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Jun 14 2008 admin News Comments Off on Le Mans Organizers Honor Corvette by Naming “Corvette Curves”

Corvette Racing Heritage Is Permanently Linked with 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit LE MANS, France – The Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans, the home of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, embraces some of the most recognizable names in motorsports. Road racing enthusiasts around the world revere Tertre Rouge, Mulsanne Corner, Arnage and the Indianapolis Corner. Now a new name has been added to this honor roll: the Corvette Curves. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), organizer of …

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