Apr 04 2008 admin News Comments Off on Beretta Repeats as St. Petersburg GT1 Pole Winner

Corvettes Debut Cellulosic E85 Ethanol Racing Fuel on the Streets of St. Pete ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Born in an apartment overlooking the first turn of the Monte Carlo Grand Prix, Olivier Beretta has a natural affinity for street circuits. Today the Monegasque won the GT1 pole for Saturday’s American Le Mans Series Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg for the second consecutive year. Beretta claimed his record-setting 21st career ALMS pole, turning a fast lap of 1:09.727 (92.934 …

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Apr 01 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing to Introduce E85 Ethanol Racing Fuel in St. Petersburg Street Race

Chevy Factory Team Ready for First Race with Cellulosic E85R on Bayside Circuit ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A new era for Corvette Racing will begin on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., on April 5 when Chevrolet’s factory road racing team runs cellulosic E85 racing ethanol in the American Le Mans Series Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg. The twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars have been outfitted with new fuel cells that are compatible with the ethanol/gasoline blend …

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Mar 26 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing ALMS Teleconference Transcript

Highlights from Doug Fehan and Johnny O’Connell Media Teleconference Doug Fehan, Corvette Racing program manager, and Johnny O’Connell, driver of the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R, participated in an American Le Mans Series media teleconference on March 26. They discussed the team’s transition to E85 ethanol racing fuel, the upcoming ALMS race in St. Petersburg, Fla., the current state of the GT1 category, the future of GT racing, and other subjects. Excerpts from the teleconference follow. How does a driver …

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Mar 25 2008 admin News Comments Off on Media Alert: Corvette Racing ALMS Teleconference

Who: Doug Fehan, Corvette Racing program manager; Johnny O’Connell, driver of the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R When: Wednesday, March 26, 1 p.m. ET Why: Preview of the upcoming American Le Mans Series race in St. Petersburg, Fla., where Corvette Racing will race with cellulosic E85 ethanol racing fuel. Call-in number: (319) 279-1003 Access code: 723642 Members of the media are invited to participate in an American Le Mans Series teleconference with Johnny O’Connell, driver of the No. 3 Compuware …

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Mar 15 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Scores Sixth Sebring 12-Hour GT1 Victory

O’Connell Notches Record-Setting Seventh Sebring Class Win with Magnussen and Fellows SEBRING, Fla. – After a long day’s journey into night, Corvette Racing scored its sixth GT1 class victory in seven years in America’s classic endurance race, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Johnny O’Connell, Jan Magnussen and Ron Fellows drove their No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R to an eight-lap victory over their teammates Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Max Papis in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R. The …

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Mar 13 2008 admin News Comments Off on Magnussen to Start on GT1 Pole in Sebring 12-Hour Endurance Race

Magnussen Takes Top Spot on Grid After Qualifying Cancelled  SEBRING, Fla. – Jan Magnussen will start first in the GT1 class for the second straight year in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R in Saturday’s season-opening American Le Mans Series Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. During today’s scheduled 25-minute qualifying session for GT cars, Magnussen negotiated the historic 3.7-mile, 17-turn course in 1:56.539, bettering his pole-winning time in last year’s race by .522 seconds. Oliver Gavin also eclipsed last …

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Mar 13 2008 admin News Comments Off on Pratt & Miller to Unveil Convertible Corvette C6RS Supercar at Sebring 12-Hour Race

Orders Being Taken for Ultimate Performance Corvette as Production Ramps Up SEBRING, Fla. – The first convertible version of the Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RS supercar for the street will be on display at this weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the season-opening round of the 11-race American Le Mans Series. The bright yellow C6RS that will be featured in the Corvette Corral at Sebring International Raceway belongs to Jim Miller, co-founder of Pratt & Miller Engineering. Orders are …

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Mar 10 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Takes on New Challenge in 2008

Team Continues to Develop New Technology for Transition to E85 Ethanol SEBRING, Fla. – From the early days of the marque when mechanical fuel injection and disc brakes were novelties to the advanced carbon fiber construction and sophisticated CFD aerodynamics of the 21st century, Corvette has long been a leader in developing and refining new technology. That process is continuing in 2008 as Chevrolet’s factory road racing team develops new components and materials for its transition to E85 ethanol racing …

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Feb 20 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Confirms 2008 Driver Lineup

Chevrolet’s championship-winning team returns for American Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans DETROIT – Corvette Racing’s roster of championship-winning drivers will return in 2008 to race the Chevrolet factory team’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars in the 12-race American Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen will drive the No. 3 Corvette C6.R, joined by Ron Fellows for three endurance races (Sebring, Le Mans and Petit Le Mans). …

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Jan 15 2008 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Goes Green with E85 Ethanol Fuel in 2008 American Le Mans Series

Chevrolet Factory Team to Demonstrate Performance and Environmental Benefits of E85 Ethanol in 12-Race Series DETROIT – Corvette Racing is powered by E85 ethanol, a high-octane, renewable alternative fuel, in the 2008 American Le Mans Series. As part of the series’ “green racing” initiative, the most successful team in ALMS history is using a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline in the demanding arena of endurance road racing. After winning its seventh consecutive GT1 manufacturers and team …

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