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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Oct 14 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify Second and Third for ALMS Season Finale

O’Connell and Beretta Break Track Record; Corvette Racing Wins Pit Crew Challenge MONTEREY, Calif. – The stage is set for Saturday’s season finale of the American Le Mans Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and the key players in the GT1 championship drama will start second and third. Title contender Johnny O’Connell qualified the No. 3 Compuware Corvette second in the GT1 class at 1:20.719, and points leader Olivier Beretta put the No. 4 Compuware Corvette third on the GT1 …

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Oct 10 2005 admin News Comments Off on Fast Friends: Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta

Corvette Racing’s “Two Ollies” Aim for ALMS Championship in Season Finale MONTEREY, Calif. – Two years ago, they were strangers. Today Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta are the best of friends – and potential American Le Mans Series champions. They come from different worlds. Gavin, 33, is a fair-haired Englishman, living in a restored Tudor-style home in a picturesque village northwest of London. Beretta, 35, is a swarthy Monegasque who lives alongside the sun-drenched Mediterranean in an apartment in Monte …

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Oct 10 2005 admin News Comments Off on ALMS Season Finale to Determine Corvette Racing Champions

Corvette Racing Notebook for the Monterey Sports Car Championships, Oct. 13-15 MONTEREY, Calif. – While there are few certainties in motorsports, the math says that two of Corvette Racing’s four full-season drivers will be crowned as GT1 champions at the conclusion of the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Oct. 15. The four-hour season finale of the American Le Mans Series will decide the title in favor of Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta, co-drivers of the …

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Oct 04 2005 admin News Comments Off on Crew Chief Dan Binks: Corvette Racing’s “Big Daddy”

Quarterback, Coach and Cheerleader for the Championship-Winning No. 3 Corvette NEW HUDSON, Mich. – It’s 5:15 a.m., and Dan Binks is already on the job. He’s been up since 4:30, and he can’t wait to get to the office. His “office” is the headquarters of Corvette Racing, the command center where Chevrolet’s championship-winning race cars are designed, constructed and maintained. It’s said that races are won and lost in the pits. Binks, the crew chief for the No. 3 Compuware …

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