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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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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