Feb 01 2007 admin News Comments Off on Ron Fellows Championship Z06 and Indy Pace Car Replica Convertible Editions Make 2007 a Special Year for Chevrolet Corvette

Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06 Is the First Signed Special Edition in Corvette’s History CHICAGO – Corvette enthusiasts in search of a unique ride have much to consider this year with the introduction of two special-edition models: the Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06 and the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica Corvette Convertible. The special-edition Corvettes are distinguished by unique interior and exterior appointments and will be offered in limited, predetermined quantities. In other words, when they’re …

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Jan 17 2007 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing to Defend American Le Mans Series Championships in 2007

Corvette Racing Aims to Repeat Manufacturers, Team and Drivers Titles DETROIT – Corvette Racing officials announced today that America’s premier production sports car team intends to return to the American Le Mans Series in 2007 to defend its GT1 manufacturers, team and drivers championships. Corvette Racing also plans to race for its sixth GT1 class title in seven years at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. “The Corvette C6.R race program continues Chevrolet’s tradition of racing production-based vehicles to improve …

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Dec 15 2006 admin News Comments Off on In His Own Words: Olivier Beretta

What This Champion Driver Thought of the Previous and Upcoming Seasons Braselton, Ga. – Olivier Beretta will enter the 2007 season as the most successful driver in America Le Mans Series history with 28 class wins. With driving mate Oliver Gavin, Beretta drove the No. 4 Corvette to victory in 2006 giving Corvette Racing its sixth American Le Mans Series GT1 Championship. With a challenging 2006 season and new venues in 2007, we wanted to chat with Beretta to find …

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Dec 14 2006 admin News Comments Off on Family, Hockey and Healing On Tap for Fellows

Four Titanium Screws put in his Shoulder Braselton, Ga. – Ron Fellows will represent the American Le Mans Series and participate Jan. 17 in “Auto Racing Day” at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Fellows – who has won three GT1 championships, ranks second in career starts (68) and is tied for third in wins (25) – recently had surgery on his right shoulder to repair ligament and rotator cuff damage. The surgery was performed by orthopedic surgeon …

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Dec 04 2006 admin News Comments Off on 2006 Memories from the GM Racing Team

Standing on the pit lane wall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, waving the American flag as Corvette Racing won its class for the fifth time. That was easily the best! General Motors experienced another memorable racing season in 2006, capturing 13 racing championships and setting new records in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, NHRA POWERade Series and Rolex Series GT class, to name a few. In total, GM Racing scored five manufacturers championships and eight drivers titles – …

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Dec 01 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette’s Beretta, Gavin Among the Best in 2006

Nominated to the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association’s Annual All America Team Braselton, Ga. – It wasn’t easy but Corvette Racing’s Olivier Beretta and Oliver Gavin again were the class of GT1 in the American Le Mans Series for 2006. For the second straight year they teamed for the class drivers title and have been nominated to the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association’s annual All America team in the At-Large category. The duo recorded four class …

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Nov 10 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing’s Small-Block V-8 Wins Global Race Engine of the Year Award

Panel of Experts Selects Le Mans-Winning LS7.R as Global Motorsport Engine of the Year COLOGNE, Germany – GM’s small-block V-8 added another accolade to a long list of honors when Corvette Racing’s LS7.R was named the Global Motorsport Engine of the Year at the inaugural Professional Motorsport World Expo in Cologne, Germany, on November 9. The race-prepared LS7.R engine, which shares its architecture with the production LS7 small-block V-8, propelled Corvette Racing to its fifth GT1 class victory in the …

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Oct 31 2006 admin News Comments Off on GM Road Racing Teams Win Post-Season Accolades

Corvette Racing and Team Cadillac Personnel Receive Special Recognition Awards MONTEREY, Calif. – Following the conclusion of the 2006 American Le Mans Series and the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Oct. 21-22, GM’s factory road racing teams won special recognition in post-season award ceremonies. Corvette Racing driver Ron Fellows was voted the Most Popular Driver in the ALMS, Corvette Racing’s Dan Binks was honored as the GT1 Crew Chief of the Year, and Team …

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Oct 21 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Sweeps ALMS Championships

Gavin and Beretta Clinch Manufacturers, Team and Drivers Championships with Runner-Up Finish in Season Finale MONTEREY, Calif. – Corvette Racing capped Corvette’s 50th anniversary in international road racing by sweeping the American Le Mans Series manufacturers, drivers and team championships in tonight’s season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. A runner-up finish by Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R at the Monterey Sports Car Championships wrapped up Chevrolet’s sixth consecutive manufacturers’ title and gave …

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Oct 20 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies Second and Third in GT1 for ALMS Season Finale

O’Connell Leads Chevrolet’s Charge for Sixth Manufacturers Championship MONTEREY, Calif. – Corvette Racing’s yellow Compuware Corvette C6.Rs were sandwiched between a pair of green Aston Martins as qualifying for Saturday’s American Le Mans Series season finale was completed today at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Johnny O’Connell will lead the charge for Chevrolet’s sixth consecutive GT1 manufacturers championship after qualifying his No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R second in the GT1 class at 1:21.229 (99.18 mph). Olivier Beretta was third quickest at …

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