Oct 17 2006 admin News Comments Off on In Their Own Words: Oliver Gavin and Darren Turner

Two of the most pleasant personalities in the American Le Mans Series MONTEREY, Calif. – Two of the most pleasant personalities in the American Le Mans Series just happen to be involved in one of the most watched championship battles in its history. Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Aston Martin Racing’s Darren Turner each have championships on the line in this weekend’s Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. For Gavin, it’s a second straight drivers title with …

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Oct 17 2006 admin News Comments Off on GM Racing Director Makes RACER’s Powerful and Influential List for Second Straight Year

Kent was Named to the List for Overseeing GM’s Success in a Cross Section of Motor Racing Detroit – Mark Kent, director of GM Racing, was named one of RACER magazine’s 24 powerful and influential individuals in the motorsports industry. Kent joins the ranks of the France family, Chevrolet driver and 2005 Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart, IRL founder Tony George and prominent people in today’s auto racing community who help make the sport exhilarating, relevant, safe and entertaining. Kent …

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Oct 13 2006 admin News Comments Off on Manufacturers, Drivers and Team Championships Are on the Line for Corvette Racing in ALMS Season Finale

Chevrolet Team Aims for Sixth Straight GT1 Manufacturers’ Title at Laguna Seca MONTEREY, Calif. – After nine hard-fought races that spanned the length and breadth of North America, it all comes down to this: four intense hours at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca that will decide the American Le Mans Series GT1 manufacturers, team and drivers championships. The Monterey Sports Car Championships will pit America’s premier sports car team against the best of Great Britain. Going into the decisive 10th round …

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Oct 10 2006 admin News Comments Off on 2000 Mazda Raceway Finish a Preview of 2006?

Points Battle is as Close as Ever MONTEREY, Calif. – They are teammates now but were rivals in the past. Corvette Racing’s Ron Fellows and Olivier Beretta have been part of the GT1 championship picture in the American Le Mans Series since its formation in 1999. Especially thrilling were the battles between the Corvette C5-Rs and the red ORECA Vipers in the early years of the Series. It never got closer than at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2000. Beretta …

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Sep 30 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finishes on Podium at Petit Le Mans

Gavin, Beretta and Magnussen Take Third in GT1 as Championship Race Tightens BRASELTON, Ga. – The Battle of Atlanta was fought over hill and over dale today at Road Atlanta as Corvette Racing finished third and fourth in the 1,000-mile Petit Le Mans endurance race. The penultimate round of the American Le Mans Series saw intense wheel-to-wheel combat between the Corvette C6.Rs and the Aston Martin DBR9s. Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen finished third in the No. 4 …

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Sep 29 2006 admin News Comments Off on American Le Mans Series 2007 Schedule Features New Markets, Reconfigured 12-race Slate

New races in Saint Petersburg, FL; Long Beach, CA and Detroit, MI Braselton, Ga. – Boasting three noteworthy new venues and major media markets, the American Le Mans Series has unveiled an ambitious 2007 schedule – the most comprehensive in the eight-year history of the Series. The 12-event schedule, featuring new races in St. Petersburg, FL; Long Beach, CA and Detroit, MI impacts seven of the top 10 and 12 of the top 20 U.S. media markets as the Series …

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Sep 26 2006 admin News Comments Off on O’Connell and Corvette Claim GT1 Pole at Petit Le Mans

Gavin Second as Corvettes Qualify 1-2 at Road Atlanta BRASELTON, Ga. – Corvette Racing teammates Johnny O’Connell and Oliver Gavin qualified first and second respectively in the GT1 class for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. O’Connell reprised his pole-winning performance at his home track to become the fastest GT1 qualifier for the second time in his ALMS career. He won his first career pole at the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta circuit in April 2005. In what turned out to …

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Sep 25 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Runs for Third Jewel in Endurance Racing’s Triple Crown

Corvette Racing Aims for Sixth Petit Le Mans GT1 Victory in Seven Years at Road Atlanta BRASELTON, Ga. – Horse racing has the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes; road racing has the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Petit Le Mans. Corvette Racing has already secured the first two jewels in endurance racing’s Triple Crown in 2006 with GT1 class wins in Sebring and Le Mans. On Saturday, Sept. 30, America’s premier …

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Sep 03 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Runner-up in ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport

Gavin and Beretta Finish Second in GT1, Maintain Championship Lead BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – Mother Nature proved to be a fan of sports car racing today as days of rain gave way to a dry track for the Grand Prix of Mosport. But the dark sky overhead reflected the mood in the Corvette Racing pits as performance handicaps and penalties hampered the team’s performance in the eighth round of the American Le Mans Series. Sharp pit strategy and hard driving earned …

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Sep 02 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes to Start Third and Fourth as Rain Washes Out Mosport ALMS Qualifying

GT1 Grid for Grand Prix of Mosport Determined by Practice Times BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – The remnants of tropical storm Ernesto rained on Corvette Racing’s parade as qualifying for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Mosport was canceled due to treacherous track conditions. The Compuware Corvette C6.Rs will start third and fourth in the GT1 class after the grid was set by practice times. The No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell will start third with a 1:14.385 (119.008 …

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