Media Alert: Corvette Racing ALMS Teleconference
Who: Doug Fehan, Corvette Racing program manager; Johnny O’Connell, driver of the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R
When: Wednesday, March 26, 1 p.m. ET
Why: Preview of the upcoming American Le Mans Series race in St. Petersburg, Fla., where Corvette Racing will race with cellulosic E85 ethanol racing fuel.
Call-in number: (319) 279-1003
Access code: 723642
Members of the media are invited to participate in an American Le Mans Series teleconference with Johnny O’Connell, driver of the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R, and Doug Fehan, Corvette Racing program manager. They will discuss the technical challenges, performance characteristics, and environmental benefits of cellulosic E85R ethanol racing fuel. Corvette Racing will use this renewable high-octane fuel, which is made primarily from wood waste, in the upcoming ALMS Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg on April 5.
O’Connell and teammates Jan Magnussen and Ron Fellows won the GT1 class in the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 15. O’Connell became the all-time leader in Sebring victories with his seventh class win on the historic circuit, breaking a longstanding tie with motorsports legend Phil Hill, who tallied six career victories on the Sebring course. O’Connell has previously raced twice on the St. Petersburg street circuit, driving a Cadillac CTS-V to a runner-up finish in the SCCA World Challenge GT race in 2006 and driving a Corvette C6.R in the inaugural ALMS race in 2007.
Release Date: March 25, 2008