Jul 26 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Kicks Off Second Half of ALMS Season in Portland

Corvette Racing Notebook for the American Le Mans Portland Grand Prix, July 29-31 Portland, Ore. – With five races down and five races to go, this weekend’s American Le Mans Portland Grand Prix marks the start of the second half of the 10-race ALMS season for Corvette Racing. Recent rule revisions will affect GM’s factory team in upcoming events as the playing field tilts at Portland International Raceway. In horse racing, it’s commonplace to handicap entries based on their track …

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Jul 19 2005 admin News Comments Off on GM Racing Profile: Road Racing Group Manager Steve Wesoloski

Wesoloski Embodies GM’s Philosophy of Using Motorsports to Improve Products and People DETROIT – It’s 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, and Steve Wesoloski is putting in a long day and night at the office. Today his “office” is located in the Corvette Racing garage at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. His business attire is a fire-resistant Nomex suit and a helmet. Twelve hours down. Twelve hours to go. Suddenly a screaming yellow Corvette C6.R arrives in a tornado of …

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Jul 17 2005 admin News Comments Off on Fellows, O’Connell and Corvette Win Five Straight at Infineon Raceway

Teammates Set ALMS Victory Record as Corvettes Finish 1-2 in GT1 Class SONOMA, Calif. – Corvette Racing drivers Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell uncorked another vintage performance today in California’s wine country as GM’s factory racing team scored its fifth straight GT1 victory at Infineon Raceway. Fellows and O’Connell finished .455 seconds ahead of their Corvette Racing teammates Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta, setting the ALMS record for most victories with their 24th win in the series. “We had a …

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Jul 16 2005 admin News Comments Off on Fellows Edges Gavin as Corvette Racing Qualifies 1-2 at Infineon Raceway

Canadian Ties ALMS Record with 15th Career GT1 Pole SONOMA, Calif. – Ron Fellows exacted a measure of revenge today for a self-confessed qualifying miscue in June’s NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Infineon Raceway. The Canadian driver qualified his No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R on the GT1 pole for tomorrow’s Infineon Technologies Grand Prix of Sonoma, lapping the 2.53-mile circuit in 1:28.528 lap (102.883 mph). “This was sweet,” said Fellows. “When we were here a month ago with the Tide …

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Jul 12 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Aims for Fifth Straight ALMS Victory at Infineon Raceway

Corvette Racing Notebook for the Infineon Technologies Grand Prix of Sonoma, July 15-17 SONOMA, Calif. – Although their names do not appear on any deed or land grant, Corvette Racing drivers Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell virtually own Infineon Raceway. Fellows and O’Connell have won the GT1 class at the Northern California track four straight years with their Corvette C5-R race cars. They will put their winning streak on the line when they race for a fifth consecutive victory with …

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Jul 04 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Celebrates Fourth of July with 1-2 Finish

Beretta and Gavin Roll to Lime Rock Victory LAKEVILLE, Conn. – America’s favorite sports car celebrated America’s birthday with a declaration of racing dominance today at Lime Rock Park. Corvette Racing’s C6.R race cars swept to their fourth straight 1-2 finish today in the American Le Mans Grand Prix of New England. This time it was Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta who led the parade in GT1 with their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, finishing third overall and two laps …

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Jul 02 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing C6.Rs Top GT1 Qualifying in American Le Mans New England Grand Prix

Beretta Sets ALMS Record with 15th Career Pole at Lime Rock Park LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Olivier Beretta became the most prolific polewinner in American Le Mans Series history today as he put the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R on the GT1 pole for Monday’s American Le Mans New England Prix at Lime Rock Park. Beretta earned the top spot for the 15th time in his ALMS career, breaking a tie with his Corvette Racing teammate Ron Fellows. Fellows qualified the …

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Jun 28 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Races Against the Clock to Prepare for Lime Rock

Corvette Racing Notebook for the American Le Mans Series New England Grand Prix, July 1-4 LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Le Mans and Lime Rock Park are a world apart. Just a few days ago, Corvette Racing’s twin C6.R race cars were hurtling through the French countryside on an immense 8.5-mile circuit for 24 grueling hours. This weekend the Corvette C6.Rs will celebrate America’s birthday on the tight 1.54-mile Lime Rock Park circuit in a 2-hour, 45-minute sprint race. “It’s an interesting …

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Jun 21 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Ace Ron Fellows Moonlights in NASCAR at Sonoma’s Infineon Raceway

Road racing specialist seeks his first Cup win Chevrolet Corvette factory driver Ron Fellows has been a fixture on the NASCAR road courses for the past few years. The Canadian has 31 career NASCAR starts, including 3 Busch Series and 2 Craftsman Truck Series wins. He’s started 11 races in NEXTEL Cup Series competition, with 2 top 5 finishes. Most notable of those starts was 2004’s NEXTEL Cup event at Watkins Glen, where Fellows started dead last and climbed all …

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Jun 19 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Wins 24 Hours of Le Mans

New Corvette C6.R Scores Historic Fourth 1-2 Finish in French Classic LE MANS, France – Corvette Racing made history today at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, scoring its fourth 1-2 finish in the GT1 class in five years with the new Corvette C6.R. Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen reprised their victory in last year’s 24-hour endurance race, and were again joined on the podium by teammates Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Max Papis. The …

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