Oct 22 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Celebrates Post-Season Awards

Doug Fehan Wins “From the Fans” Award, Mike West Named GT1 Mechanic of the Year MONTEREY, Calif. – Corvette Racing won accolades in the American Le Mans Series award ceremony following the season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan was presented the From the Fans award for the second time, and Mike West, crew chief for the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, was named GT1 Mechanic of the Year. Jan Magnussen and Johnny O’Connell …

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Oct 18 2008 admin News Comments Off on Gavin and Beretta Take GT1 Victory in ALMS Season Finale

Beretta Takes Lead on Late-Race Restart, Notches Record 40th Career ALMS Win MONTEREY, Calif. – Corvette Racing ended its final full season in the GT1 class of the American Le Mans Series with Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta claiming victory in the season-ending Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Gavin and Beretta lost the war for the GT1 drivers championship to their Corvette Racing teammates Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen by 23 points, but they scored a …

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Oct 17 2008 admin News Comments Off on Magnussen Sets GT1 Record in Pole-Winning Run at Laguna Seca

Magnussen Wins Pole for Second Straight Year in ALMS Season Finale MONTEREY, Calif. – Jan Magnussen made an enduring mark in the record book in qualifying today at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. On a track that Magnussen describes as “my favorite circuit in the world,” the Danish driver eclipsed the record he set last year with a fast lap at 1:19.291 (101.611 mph) that put his No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R on the GT1 pole for Saturday’s Monterey Sports Car …

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Oct 14 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Celebrates ALMS Championships in Season Finale

Four-Hour Race into Darkness Is Farewell Appearance for GT1 Corvettes at Laguna Seca MONTEREY, Calif. – With the championships decided and anticipation for a new GT2 program building, the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday, October 18, will mark the end of an era for Corvette Racing. The team will conclude its final full season in the GT1 division before beginning its transition to a new global GT class. The season finale of the 11-race …

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Oct 04 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Wins Inaugural ALMS Green Challenge at Petit Le Mans

O’Connell and Magnussen Clinch GT1 Drivers Championship with Eighth Win in 2008 BRASELTON, Ga. – A race that began with Johnny O’Connell’s daughter singing the national anthem on the starting grid at Road Atlanta ended 9 hours and 41 minutes later with a victory in the 1,000-mile Petit Le Mans for O’Connell and his teammates Jan Magnussen and Ron Fellows. O’Connell and Magnussen clinched the American Le Mans Series GT1 drivers championship with their eighth win of the season in …

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Oct 03 2008 admin News Comments Off on O’Connell Wins Road Atlanta GT1 Qualifying Battle

Georgian Takes GT1 Pole for ALMS Petit Le Mans with Record-Setting Last Lap BRASELTON, Ga. – Hometown hero Johnny O’Connell won the GT1 pole for Saturday’s 10-hour/1,000 mile Petit Le Mans endurance race at Road Atlanta, the 10th round of the American Le Mans Series. The racer from nearby Flowery Branch put the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R at the head of the GT1 class with a record-breaking 1:16.542 (119.464 mph) time on his final qualifying lap on the roller …

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Sep 26 2008 admin News Comments Off on Doug Fehan to Discuss ALMS Green Challenge on Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain

Corvette Racing Program Manager Will Answer Viewer Questions About First Earth-Friendly Competition on SPEED TV DETROIT – Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan is scheduled to appear on SPEED TV’s Wind Tunnel on Sunday night, September 28, between 9 and 10 p.m. EDT. Fehan will discuss the upcoming American Le Mans Series Green Challenge with host Dave Despain and answer questions from viewers. The interview will be broadcast live from Corvette Racing’s headquarters in New Hudson, Mich. The Green Challenge …

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Sep 26 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Counts on Advanced Technology in Inaugural Green Challenge

ALMS Petit Le Mans to Feature Earth-Friendly Competition in Race-Within-a-Race BRASELTON, Ga. – Powered by cellulosic E85R ethanol racing fuel made primarily from wood waste and armed with a variety of energy-saving technologies, Corvette Racing is aiming for an overall victory in the inaugural American Le Mans Series Green Challenge. This race-within-a-race will be contested on October 4 in conjunction with the 1,000-mile/10-hour Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, the 10th round of the 11-race series. Under criteria developed by …

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Sep 09 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Teleconference Transcript

Corvette Racing Announces Plans for 2009 and 2010 Seasons DETROIT – Steve Wesoloski, GM Racing Road Racing Group manager, and Doug Fehan, Corvette Racing program manager, participated in a media teleconference today to outline Corvette Racing’s plans for the 2009 and 2010 seasons. It was announced that Corvette Racing will run a limited schedule in the GT1 class in the first half of the 2009 American Le Mans Series season as it prepares for its 10th participation in the 24 …

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Sep 09 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Announces Future Plans

Chevrolet Team to Race for 2009 Le Mans GT1 Title, Develop New GT Version of Corvette C6.R for 2010 DETROIT – Corvette Racing will aim for a sixth victory in the GT1 class in the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans before entering the GT2 category in the second half of the American Le Mans Series 2009 season. Corvette Racing will launch a full-season assault in the restructured GT division in 2010. Corvette Racing representatives announced the plans today in …

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