Aug 29 2006 admin News Comments Off on Fellows Returns to His Racing Roots for ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport

Corvette Racing’s “Master of Mosport” Has Momentum After Road America Victory BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – Thirty years ago, a young man stood near Turn 5 and marveled at the skill of the race car drivers he watched at Mosport International Raceway. This weekend he will return to the track near Toronto – not as a spectator, but as a racing champion and a homegrown Canadian motorsports hero. For Corvette Racing’s Ron Fellows, Mosport is where it all began. “When I was …

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Aug 20 2006 admin News Comments Off on Fellows and O’Connell Lead 1-2 Finish for Corvette Racing at Road America

Gavin and Beretta Maintain Championship Lead with Runner-Up Finish ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Savvy driving, smart race strategy and spot-on execution propelled Corvette Racing to a 1-2 finish today in the GT1 class in the American Le Mans Series Generac 500 at Road America. Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell scored a popular victory in their No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R with a one-lap margin over the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta. Today’s win was …

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Aug 19 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Second and Fourth in Road America ALMS Qualifying

Fellows and Gavin Eclipse Track Record in Fast Qualifying Session ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Ron Fellows and Oliver Gavin both ran quicker than the GT1 track qualifying record in their Compuware Corvette C6.Rs today at Road America, but they weren’t quite quick enough to take the pole for Sunday’s Generac 500. Fellows broke the 2-minute barrier at the fast 4.0-mile circuit and posted the second quickest time in the GT1 division at 1:59.814 (121.629 mph). Gavin will start fourth in …

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Aug 15 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing’s 50 Victories: Behind the Numbers

Corvette Racing Aims for 51st Win at Historic Road America ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Corvette Racing reached a milestone with its 50th victory in the Portland Grand Prix on July 22. Since the team’s debut in February 1999, Corvette Racing has competed in 73 events, winning 68 percent of its races. Three of those victories were notched at Road America, the site of this weekend’s Generac 500. The historic road course in Elkhart Lake, Wis., is a favorite of Corvette …

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Jul 22 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Scores 50th Victory in Portland Grand Prix

Gavin and Beretta Back on Track with Fifth GT1 Win in 2006 Portland, Ore. – Record-breaking heat gave way to a history-making performance today as Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta notched Corvette Racing’s 50th victory. It was a day of champagne and roses in the Rose City for the pair as their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R finished 54.8 seconds ahead of the No. 007 Aston Martin DBR9 of Tomas Enge and Darren Turner. Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell finished …

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Jul 21 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Rebounds with Pole-Winning Run in Portland

Beretta Claims Record 18th Career Pole, O’Connell Qualifies Second in Portland Heat Wave Portland, Ore. – There was no relief from the 100-degree heat at Portland International Raceway today, but there was some relief for Corvette Racing from the rulemakers. After performance handicaps imposed at the preceding race in Salt Lake City were rescinded, Corvette driver Olivier Beretta won the GT1 pole for the 18th time, extending his American Le Mans Series record for career poles. Beretta covered the 1.94-mile …

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Jul 19 2006 admin News Comments Off on Portland Grand Prix Is Pivotal for Corvette Racing

Chevrolet Factory Team Seeks Reversal of Fortune at Portland International Raceway Portland, Ore. – The Portland Grand Prix, to be contested at Portland International Raceway on July 22, will kick off the second half of the ALMS season for Corvette Racing. The first half of the season was highlighted by Corvette victories in Sebring, Houston, Mid-Ohio and Le Mans. But back-to-back losses in Lime Rock and Salt Lake City in the wake of rule changes will provide strong motivation for …

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Jul 18 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Victory Celebration Rocks Downtown Detroit

GM, Compuware and Corvette Owners Celebrate Corvette Racing’s Fifth Le Mans Victory DETROIT – American Thunder rumbled through the streets of Motor City today when a Corvette caravan commemorated Corvette Racing’s fifth victory in the GT1 class at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. The celebration began with the presentation of the 24 Hours of Le Mans trophy at Compuware Corporation, the primary sponsor of the championship-winning Corvette C6.R race cars, and concluded at GM World Headquarters at the …

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Jul 15 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finishes Third in Inaugural Utah Grand Prix

O’Connell and Fellows Are Top Finishers for Chevrolet as Performance Adjustments Handicap Corvettes SALT LAKE CITY – For the first time since October 2003, Corvette Racing didn’t finish first or second in the GT1 class in American Le Mans Series competition. Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell had to settle for third place in today’s inaugural Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park as the effects of series-mandated handicaps throttled the Corvettes’ performance at this high-altitude track. The win went to …

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Jul 14 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Third and Fourth for Utah Grand Prix

O’Connell and Gavin Contend with Heat, Altitude and Performance Handicaps at Miller Motorsports Park SALT LAKE CITY – Scorching heat, high altitude and performance handicaps took their toll on Corvette Racing in qualifying for Saturday’s inaugural American Le Mans Series Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park. Johnny O’Connell qualified the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R third in the GT1 class at 2:37.414 (102.593 mph) and Oliver Gavin was fourth in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R at 2:37.626 (102.455 …

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