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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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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