Jul 26 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Takes 1-2 GTS Finish in Portland

Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell take their fourth win of 2004 PORTLAND – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team won the GTS class in Round 5 of the American Le Mans Series at Portland International Raceway on Sunday. Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell drove the #3 Compuware Corvette C5-R to victory in the GTS class, third overall. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta finished second in class, two laps behind. The win continues Corvette’s undefeated streak in the 2004 season. …

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Jul 25 2004 admin News Comments Off on Fellows to Depart Early for NASCAR Nextel Cup Test Session

ALMS Champion will travel by helicopter, airplane and automobile to Watkins Glen PORTLAND – Chevrolet Corvette factory driver Ron Fellows will depart today’s American Le Mans Series race immediately after the checkered flag drops at 3:45 p.m. PDT. The Canadian road racing expert will board a helicopter for Portland International Airport, then travel via airplane to Watkins Glen, NY for a NASCAR Nextel Cup test on Monday with Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Fellows is set to drive the #1 Chevrolet Monte …

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Jul 24 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette Takes GTS Pole Position in Portland

Olivier Beretta and Ron Fellows set new track records PORTLAND – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team captured the pole position for the GTS class during qualifying on Saturday at Portland International Raceway. Corvette driver Olivier Beretta set the fastest lap on the 1.9 mile circuit in the #4 Compuware Corvette C5-R with a time of 1:09.981; Ron Fellows qualified the #3 Compuware Corvette C5-R second in class with a time of 1:10.251. Both Chevrolets bested the previous track …

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Jul 23 2004 admin News Comments Off on Bowtie Bullet Points: Chevy Notes for Portland

Chevrolet undefeated at the halfway mark in 2004 PORTLAND – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team will compete at Portland International Raceway this weekend with hopes of continuing a remarkable winning streak in the 2004 season. The defending champions hold a five-race winning streak and have a commanding lead in the ALMS manufacturers’ championship while Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell cling to a 33-point lead in the drivers’ title Return to Portland After an absence of two years, the …

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Jul 19 2004 admin News Comments Off on Media Statement: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Incident at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team will start Sunday’s race with two cars after an incident during morning warmup at Infineon Raceway. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. had an accident when he left the track at Turn 8. “We had an unfortunate incident in morning warmup today with our #8 Corvette,” said Doug Fehan, program manager for Corvette Racing. “The accident was caused by a combination of many factors, including a slick race track, cold tires and a …

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Jul 19 2004 admin News Comments Off on Corvette C5-R Captures 30th Victory in 50 Races

Fellows and O’Connell win at Sonoma’s Infineon Raceway SONOMA, Calif. – The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team captured its 30th victory in 50 races on Sunday at Sonoma’s Infineon Raceway. Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell won the GTS class at Round 4 of the American Le Mans Series, their fourth straight victory at the circuit and the fifth straight win for Corvette in 2004. “This team continues to demonstrate resolve in the face of adversity,” said Doug Fehan, GM’s …

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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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