Jul 17 2004 admin News Comments Off on Bowtie Bullet Points: Chevy Notes for Infineon Raceway

50th Corvette C5-R race celebrated with Earnhardt, Jr. and Said in third car SONOMA, Calif. – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette C5-R will celebrate its 50th race this weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. Since 1999, the legendary sports racing car has won 29 races in 49 events, including an overall victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona, three GTS victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and three ALMS GTS championships. Four races into the 2004 season, …

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Jul 16 2004 admin News Comments Off on Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Interview Transcript – July 16, 2004

Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma American Le Mans Series weekend The following is a transcript of a press conference held on Friday, July 16, with Corvette drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Boris Said, as well as Doug Fehan, program manager for Corvette Racing. The conference was held in conjunction with the Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma American Le Mans Series weekend at Infineon Raceway. The main event will be held on Sunday, July 18, at 11 a.m. (PDT). *** Dale, …

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Jul 05 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Captures 1-2 GTS Victory at Lime Rock Park

Gavin and Beretta win their first race together since Le Mans LIME ROCK, Conn. – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team continued its winning ways in 2004 with a 1-2 GTS victory at Round 3 of the American Le Mans Series at Lime Rock Park on Monday. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta, driving the #4 Compuware Corvette C5-R, won the GTS class after starting from pole position while Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell finished second in the #3 Compuware …

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Jul 03 2004 admin News Comments Off on Beretta Puts Corvette on GTS Pole Position at Lime Rock

Monegasque Drives #4 Corvette C5-R to fastest time in class LIME ROCK, Conn. – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team will start Monday’s 2-hour, 45-minute race at Lime Rock from the pole position in the GTS class. Olivier Beretta, driving the #4 Compuware Corvette C5-R with Oliver Gavin, set the fastest lap in class with a time of 51.425 seconds; Ron Fellows, driving the #3 Compuware Corvette C5-R with Johnny O’Connell, will start from the second position in class …

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Jul 03 2004 admin News Comments Off on Bowtie Bullet Points: Chevy Notes for Lime Rock

Gavin and Fellows fastest in GTS class on Friday LIME ROCK, Conn. – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette C5-R will make its competition debut at the historic Lime Rock Park racing circuit this weekend. The team travels to northwest Connecticut after an impressive start to the 2004 season: In three races this season, the Corvette has claimed three GTS victories: the 12 Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the ALMS Round 2 at Mid-Ohio last weekend. Fellows …

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Jun 26 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvettes Shatter GTS Qualifying Record at Mid-Ohio

Oliver Gavin and Johnny O’Connell continue ALMS pole-setting streak LEXINGTON, Ohio – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team posted record-setting qualifying times on Saturday afternoon at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Oliver Gavin, driving the #4 Compuware Corvette C5-R with Olivier Beretta, shattered the previous GTS qualifying record; Gavin’s time of 1:18.622 beat the 2001 record by over two seconds despite new rule changes that restrict engine power. Johnny O’Connell, driving the #3 Compuware Corvette C5-R with Ron Fellows, …

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Jun 25 2004 admin News Comments Off on Bowtie Bullet Points: Chevy Notes for Mid-Ohio

Bowtie Bullet Points: Chevy Notes for Mid-Ohio Corvette C5-Rs fastest in Friday practice LEXINGTON, Ohio – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette C5-R race cars return to competition this weekend for Round 2 of the American Le Mans Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The defending champions claimed the top two spots in the GTS class in the 90-minute practice session on Friday, with both Corvette C5-Rs posting lap times better than the circuit’s previous qualifying record. The Corvette team …

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Jun 14 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Takes 1-2 GTS Class Victory at The 24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvette Tops Ferrari in legendary endurance race LE MANS, France – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team won a dramatic GTS class battle at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday. The #64 Corvette C5-R of Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen took the GTS victory, finishing sixth overall, while the #63 Corvette of Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Max Papis took second place honors. “This is our greatest Le Mans victory,” said Doug Fehan, program manager …

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Jun 13 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Continues to Pace GTS Class After Eight Hours at Le Mans

As one Corvette leads, the other licks its wounds LE MANS, France – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team continues to lead the GTS class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, running fifth overall as darkness settles at Le Sarthe. Drivers Gavin, Beretta and Magnussen hold on to the lead, roughly two minutes ahead of the next competitor. The performance of the #64 Corvette speaks for itself,” said Doug Fehan, program manager for Corvette Racing. “As I have …

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Jun 13 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Takes GTS Class Lead at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvette catches Ferrari as the race enters the final hours LE MANS, France – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team has taken the lead in the GTS class during the 19th hour of competition at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The leading #66 Ferrari 550 M lost crucial time after a suspension failure, allowing the pacing Olivier Beretta to regain laps before handing the #64 Corvette into the hands of Jan Magnussen. Magnussen entered the track immediately before …

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