Mar 18 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette C6.Rs Running 1-2 in GT1 at Six-Hour Mark

Gavin/Beretta/Magnussen Hold Narrow Lead Over Fellows/O’Connell/Papis at Halfway Point of 12-Hour Race SEBRING, Fla. – At the halfway point of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Corvette Racing’s twin C6.R race cars were running first and second in the GT1 class and fourth and fifth overall. Then one minute into the second half of the 12-hour race, the No. 3 Compuware Corvette went to the paddock with a gearbox problem. The No. 3 Corvette Racing crew replaced the gears …

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Mar 17 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Wins Sebring 12-Hour Race

Gavin, Beretta and Magnussen Finish First in GT1 and Third Overall in Classic Endurance Contest SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing celebrated Corvette’s 50th anniversary in international road racing with a victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen ran like clockwork throughout the 12-hour endurance race, finishing first in the GT1 class and third overall with a one-lap margin of victory over their rivals …

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Mar 16 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Third and Fourth for Sebring 12-Hour

Gavin and Fellows Take Third and Fourth Spots in GT1 Qualifying for Season-Opening ALMS Endurance Race SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing’s new Corvette C6.Rs qualified third and fourth in the GT1 class for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the season-opening round of the 10-race American Le Mans Series. Reigning GT1 co-champion Oliver Gavin turned the third quickest time in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette at 1:56.770 (114.070 mph) and three-time Sebring winner Ron Fellows was fourth fastest at …

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Mar 13 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Seeks Revenge in Sebring

Corvette Racing to Debut New C6.Rs in Season-Opening ALMS 12-Hour Endurance Race SEBRING, Fla. – It’s the only blemish in an otherwise spotless record. In Corvette Racing’s last 21 races, only once have Corvette drivers not been standing on the top step of the victory podium. Corvette Racing’s C6.R race cars finished second and third in last year’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in their competition debut, the team’s only loss since the start of the 2004 season. Now …

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Feb 28 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette C6.R Named North American Car of the Year by dailysportscar.com

Corvette Racing Honored After Dominating American Le Mans Series in 2005 DETROIT – Corvette Racing’s championship-winning Corvette C6.R race car has been named the “North American Car of the Year” by dailysportscar.com, a noted online magazine that provides in-depth coverage of sports car and GT series worldwide. In announcing the selection of the Corvette C6.R over marques such as Audi, Aston Martin and Maserati, the editors wrote, “The two yellow missiles utterly dominated proceedings in GT1. They were nothing short …

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Jan 18 2006 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Awards Unique PRS Guitar

George & Carole Nix of San Bernardino, California, Were Chosen to Receive a One-of-a-Kind PRS Corvette Z06 Guitar DETROIT – Corvette Racing and PRS Guitars are pleased to announce George & Carole Nix of San Bernardino, California, were chosen to receive a one-of-a-kind PRS Corvette Z06 guitar signed by current and former Corvette Racing drivers, including Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell. The instrument was the centerpiece of the 2005 Corvette Heritage Tour, a national traveling display dedicated …

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Nov 29 2005 admin News Comments Off on In His Own Words: Tom Wallace Q & A

Corvette’s New Chief Engineer Talks About Racing, Restoring and Teaching Respect for Automobiles DETROIT – On Jan. 1, 2006, Tom Wallace will officially become the car guy with the best job in the world. On that date he will succeed Dave Hill as Corvette chief engineer and vehicle line executive (VLE) for performance cars. Wallace will become only the fourth person to carry the title of Corvette chief engineer in the marque’s history, joining an exclusive club whose membership includes …

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Nov 01 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Season Review

New Cars, New Champions and New Competition Highlight Corvette Racing’s Fifth Championship Season DETROIT – Corvette Racing dominated the American Le Mans Series for the fifth straight year in 2005, but it wasn’t easy. The introduction of the new Corvette C6.R race cars, the emergence of powerful new rivals, and the impact of new rules shaped the season for Chevrolet’s two-car factory team. The yellow Corvettes raced to 10 victories in 11 starts, including the team’s fourth win in the …

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Oct 27 2005 admin News Comments Off on GM Announces Corvette Chief Engineer David Hill to Retire

Tom Wallace to lead performance car team DETROIT – General Motors Corp. announced today that David Hill, currently GM vehicle chief engineer (VCE) for Corvette and vehicle line executive (VLE) for performance cars, will retire effective Jan. 1, 2006 after more than 41 years of dedicated service. Tom Wallace will replace Hill as vehicle line executive – performance cars and vehicle chief engineer for the Corvette. Additionally, he will assume responsibilities for compact rear-wheel-drive performance cars including Pontiac Solstice and …

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Oct 15 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Finishes Season with 1-2 Finish

Laguna Seca Victory Seals GT1 Championship for Gavin and Beretta MONTEREY, Calif. – Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta won the battle and won the war today as Corvette Racing won it all in the American Le Mans Series. Gavin and Beretta scored their seventh win in eight races in their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R and claimed the GT1 championship in today’s four-hour season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Corvette Racing notched its 45th victory and 31st 1-2 finish …

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