Aug 30 2005 admin News Comments Off on Fellows Focuses on the Future with Karting Series for Young Racers

Racer Turns Promoter in Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – Ron Fellows wears many hats – and many helmets. In addition to competing in the ALMS, SCCA, Grand American and NASCAR racing series, Fellows is also the driving force in the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship. Now in its fourth season, the karting series provides a training ground for more than 200 aspiring young racers. It also provides a different perspective on the sport for the man who …

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Aug 29 2005 admin News Comments Off on Fast Mosport Track to Test Corvette Racing’s Mettle

Corvette Racing Notebook for the Grand Prix of Mosport, Sept. 2-4 BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – Like singer Aretha Franklin, Mosport International Raceway demands respect. That’s R-E-S-P-E-C-T. It’s the fastest track on the American Le Mans Series circuit, a course that takes a driver’s breath away. Ask Ron Fellows, the acknowledged master of Mosport. The Canadian ace began his racing career at the Ontario track nearly 30 years ago. He’s still in awe of this 2.46-mile circuit. “Mosport is one place where …

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Aug 28 2005 admin News Comments Off on Fellows to Drive Third Cadillac CTS-V in Mosport SCCA World Challenge

Local Hero Joins Papis and Pilgrim in Team Cadillac’s Quest for SPEED GT Championships BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – With the drivers and manufacturers championships on the line in the penultimate round of the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT on Sept. 3, Team Cadillac will have three bullets in its gun at the Grand Prix of Mosport. Ron Fellows of Mississauga, Ont., will be aiming for a repeat victory in the SPEED GT race at Mosport International Raceway. Fellows will pull double …

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Aug 20 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Qualifies 1-2 at Road America

Gavin Gone with the Wind in Wisconsin, Claims 11th Career ALMS Pole ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – On a windy day in America’s dairyland, Oliver Gavin put America’s performance icon on the GT1 pole for Sunday’s Generac 500 at Road America. Gavin extended Corvette Racing’s season-long pole qualifying streak in ALMS competition and recorded the fastest qualifying lap for the third time in four races at this fast 4-mile circuit. Gavin turned the quickest qualifying lap in the No. 4 Compuware …

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Aug 16 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Racing Faces New Challenge at Road America

Corvette Racing Notebook for the Generac 500 at Road America, August 19-21 ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Fifty years ago, two events occurred that would forever change the course of road racing in America: Chevrolet introduced the new small-block V-8, and the good citizens of Elkhart Lake, Wis., opened a new road racing circuit in their quiet rural town. Chevrolet and Road America have been inextricably linked ever since. The seventh round of the American Le Mans Series simultaneously celebrates the …

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Aug 11 2005 admin News Comments Off on Chevrolet Clinches GT1 Manufacturers Championship with Victory at Road America

Gavin and Beretta Lead 1-2 Finish for Corvette Racing ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – On a picture-perfect day at Road America, Corvette Racing turned in another perfect performance. A .132-second victory by Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R over their Corvette Racing teammates Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell mathematically clinched the GT1 manufacturers championship for Chevrolet and the team championship for Corvette Racing. Today’s victory was the fourth win in five races for Gavin and …

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Jul 29 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Sweep GT1 Podium in Portland Grand Prix

Gavin and Beretta Lead Historic Corvette 1-2-3 Finish PORTLAND, Ore., July 30, 2005 – Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta won the run for the roses today in the City of Roses, scoring their second ALMS victory of the season in the 2-hour, 45-minute American Le Mans Portland Grand Prix with their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R. The pair led a Corvette podium sweep in the GT1 class, edging the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Johnny O’Connell and Ron …

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Jul 29 2005 admin News Comments Off on Beretta Repeats as Portland Pole Winner

Corvette Driver Sets ALMS Record with 16th Career Pole as C6.Rs Qualify 1-2 for Portland Grand Prix PORTLAND, Ore., July 29, 2005. – Corvette Racing driver Oliver Beretta won the GT1 pole at Portland International Raceway for the second straight year and the third time overall in qualifying today for the American Le Mans Portland Grand Prix. Beretta was the fastest qualifier for a record 16th time in his ALMS career, breaking a tie with his Corvette Racing teammate Ron …

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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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