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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Aug 30 2008 admin News Comments Off on Gavin and Beretta Return to Winning Form in Motor City

Pit Stops and Safety Car Put No. 4 Corvette C6.R in Detroit GT1 Winner’s Circle DETROIT – As General Motors revs up for its centennial celebration on September 16, Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta raced to victory in the team’s milestone 100th race, the Detroit Sports Car Challenge. Held on the riverfront Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix temporary circuit within sight of GM’s world headquarters at the Renaissance Center, the ninth round of the American Le Mans …

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Aug 29 2008 admin News Comments Off on Magnussen Motors to GT1 Pole in Motown

Drying Detroit Grand Prix Street Circuit Yields Quick Time for No. 3 Corvette on Final Qualifying Lap DETROIT – Jan Magnussen reprised his pole-winning performance for Saturday’s Detroit Sports Car Challenge, taking the top qualifying spot in the GT1 class for the second consecutive year. Summer showers soaked the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix’s 2.096-mile temporary circuit in both practice sessions today, limiting the Corvettes to a handful of laps before the 20-minute qualifying session began. Magnussen turned his quickest …

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Aug 26 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing to Celebrate Milestone 100th Race at Detroit Grand Prix

Ninth Round of American Le Mans Series Will Cap Busy Week for Chevy’s Home Team DETROIT – Corvette Racing will reach a motorsports milestone during the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix weekend when the green flag signals the start of the Detroit Sports Car Challenge on Saturday, August 30. The ninth round of the 2008 American Le Mans Series will mark Corvette Racing’s 100th event in international road racing. Chevrolet’s factory team made its competition debut in February 1999 at …

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