Mar 15 2005 admin News Comments Off on New Corvette C6.R to Make Racing Debut in Sebring

American Le Mans Series 12-Hour Season-Opener Marks Corvette’s 50th Year in Racing SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing’s championship-winning Corvette C5-R is a tough act to follow, but the new Corvette C6.R race car is up to the task. Introduced in 1999, the C5-R scored 35 victories in 55 American Le Mans Series events, won its class at the 12 Hours of Sebring three consecutive years, posted three 1-2 finishes in the GTS class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, …

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Mar 10 2005 admin News Comments Off on ew GM Racing Director Addresses Media

Mark Kent answers media questions as new director of GM Racing MICHAEL GARDNER, MANAGER, MOTORSPORTS, HERITAGE AND PERFORMANCE COMMUNICATIONS: “Mark is not a stranger to the motorsports scene. In the late eighties and early nineties he held engineering and program management positions for our IMSA GTU and SCCA Trans-Am programs. He spent the bulk of his 25-year career in powertrain engineering and recently led the engineering design team that was responsible for GM’s Northstar V8 engines. As you’ll see, he …

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Feb 17 2005 admin News Comments Off on New GM Racing Head Appointed

Mark Kent named director of GM Racing DETROIT – General Motors has named Mark Kent its new director of racing. Kent will oversee engineering and marketing activities for all of GM’s motorsports programs, including NASCAR, NHRA, SCCA, Grand American, American Le Mans and IRL. Kent, 44, replaces Doug Duchardt, who held the position for the last two years. Kent has experience in powertrain development both for production and race vehicles. From 1987 to 1992, he held motorsports engine engineering and …

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Feb 02 2005 admin News Comments Off on 2005 Corvette Racing Partners

DETROIT – General Motors is pleased to announce the 2005 Corvette Racing corporate partners, with a special thank you to Compuware, the primary sponsor whose continued support will usher in the new era of Corvette racing with the all-new Corvette C6.R. Compuware is one of the world’s top information technology (IT) staffing firms. Founded in 1973, Compuware serves the leading IT organizations, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. For more information, go to: www.compuware.com “Partnering with …

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Jan 10 2005 admin News Comments Off on Corvette C6-R Race Car Launches For 2005

C5-R Successor Built upon 50+ Years of History, Three Le Mans Titles, 35 Victories and Four Championships DETROIT – The brand-new Corvette C6-R race car will debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March 2005 after a full year of rigorous testing and development. The two-car, factory-backed Chevrolet sports car program will compete in the production-based GT1 class (formerly GTS) of American Le Mans Series as well as the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, a race …

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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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