Nov 03 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Goes Undefeated in 2004

Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell win season-closing race at Laguna Seca MONTEREY, Calif. – The Chevrolet Corvette C5-R closed out an historic era on Saturday night with a GTS victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a circuit in which the championship-winning team had never won. Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell took the class victory in their #3 Compuware Corvette C5-R, seconds ahead of teammates Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta in the #4 Corvette. The successful endurance sports car racing program …

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Oct 16 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Qualify 1-2 at Laguna Seca

Beretta Ties Fellows for All-Time ALMS Qualifying Record MONTEREY, Calif. – The two factory Chevrolet Corvette C5-R race cars will start from the first and second positions in the GTS class for Saturday night’s American Le Mans Series race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Olivier Beretta set the fastest lap with a time of 1:21.679 in the #4 Compuware Corvette C5-R; Johnny O’Connell qualified second with a lap of 1:22.238. Beretta’s fast lap marks his 14th pole position of his …

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Sep 25 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Takes Decisive 1-2 GTS Victory at Petit Le Mans

Gavin, Beretta and Magnussen Win Race; Fellows and O’Connell Win Title ATLANTA– The 2004 ALMS GTS Championship-winning Corvette Racing team continued their winning ways with a commanding 1-2 GTS finish at the 1,000-mile Petit Le Mans endurance event at Road Atlanta on Saturday. Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen won the race of production classes in the #4 Compuware Corvette C5-R, edging Corvette stablemates Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Max Papis by just seconds. With their second place finish, …

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Sep 25 2004 admin News Comments Off on Petit Le Mans 5-Hour Report: Corvette Leads GTS

O’Connell leads Beretta; Chevrolets run fourth and fifth overall ATLANTA– After five hours of racing at the 1,000-mile Petit Le Mans endurance event, Corvette leads the GTS class and holds the fourth and fifth positions overall. With drivers getting their second stints behind the wheel, Johnny O’Connell holds the lead in the #3 Compuware Corvette C5-R over Olivier Beretta in the #4 Compuware Corvette C5-R. “Both cars are running very well today,” said Steve Wesoloski, program engineering manager for Corvette …

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Sep 24 2004 admin News Comments Off on XM Satellite Radio Partners with GM Racing for 2005

New Sponsor Teams Up With Corvette Racing and Team Cadillac DETROIT – The Chevrolet Corvette Racing and Cadillac CTS-V Racing programs announced on Friday a new associate sponsorship for 2005 with XM Satellite Radio, the nation’s leading provider of satellite radio. The partnership will feature XM Radio logos on the Corvette and CTS-V race cars as well as an integrated marketing program. “Having XM Satellite Radio as an associate sponsor on our Corvette and Cadillac is another example of the …

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Sep 24 2004 admin News Comments Off on Bowtie Bullet Points: Chevy Notes for Petit Le Mans

Papis and Magnussen Back in Action for 1,000-mile Endurance Classic ATLANTA – The Chevrolet Corvette C5-R is closing in on a record-setting 2004 season after winning eight straight races, including the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and every single American Le Mans Series event to date. This weekend’s 1,000-mile Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta will be the Corvette C5-R’s final long-distance event; drivers Max Papis and Jan Magnussen will rejoin their Chevrolet teammates …

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Aug 22 2004 admin News Comments Off on Chevrolet Clinches ALMS GTS Manufacturers’ Championship

Gavin and Beretta take Corvette to victory at Road America ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. – Chevrolet captured a fourth-straight ALMS GTS Manufacturers’ championship on Saturday with a class victory by the factory-backed Corvette C5-R race cars at Road America. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta drove the #4 Compuware Corvette C5-R to third overall, first in class, after starting from the pole position. The Corvettes are undefeated after eight races in 2004. “This is an important day for Corvette Racing, GM Racing …

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Aug 21 2004 admin News Comments Off on Beretta on GTS Pole Position for Corvette at Road America

Chevrolet on pace for Manufacturers’ title in Elkhart Lake ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. – Corvette Racing driver Olivier Beretta captured the pole position for Chevrolet during Saturday qualifying at Road America. Beretta, driving the #4 Compuware Corvette C5-R with Oliver Gavin, set a new track record in class with a time of 2:00.868; Johnny O’Connell, driving the #3 Compuware Corvette C5-R with Ron Fellows, will start from the second position in class after posting a lap of 2:02.034. The factory program …

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Aug 20 2004 admin News Comments Off on Bowtie Bullet Points: Chevy Notes for Road America

Chevrolet Can Clinch Manufacturers’ Title in Elkhart Lake ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team can clinch a fourth consecutive ALMS GTS Manufacturers’ title this weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc. The team is undefeated thus far in 2004. Road America Engineering Notes Doug Louth, engineering manager for Corvette Racing, has had the high-speed Road America circuit in his sights for some time. “Elkhart Lake has a lot of just about everything: long straights, …

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Aug 13 2004 admin News Comments Off on Fellows to Drive for Chevrolet in NASCAR Nextel Cup

Road racing specialist to pilot No. 1 Chevrolet Monte Carlo at Watkins Glen DETROIT – Factory Corvette Racing driver Ron Fellows will pilot the No. 1 Nutter Butter/Nilla Wafers Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. in this weekend’s NASCAR Nextel Cup event at Watkins Glen in upstate New York. Fellows, widely recognized as one of North America’s best and most diverse road racing drivers, has extensive experience at Watkins Glen and in NASCAR competition. “We’re excited to have Ron …

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