Article contributed by Mitch Talley
A Corvette racing icon will be helping to pay for the construction of the exciting new National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park slated to be completed in the fall of 2014.
Johnny O’Connell, four-time winner of the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans in France with the factory Corvette Racing team, and Pfadt Race Engineering have offered to donate a portion of the sales of their official Johnny O’Connell Suspension made through the National Corvette Museum, which just added the products to their lineup on-site and online.
The 2.9-mile race track will be a new focal point at the National Corvette Museum, putting the emphasis on performance-related activities, the very core of Corvette heritage.
O’Connell got his start with the Corvette Racing team early in its development stages, and he has led the team to several American LeMans Series championships to become the most successful series driver in history, all accomplished with Corvette.
“Johnny is integral to Corvette Racing development and the technology that has transferred from that program down to the Corvette production cars that you and I drive on the streets every day,” a press release from NCM said. “Johnny bleeds Corvette through and through and represents the ideal authority on the level at which your Corvette should be handling and performing at.”
What this means for you is by purchasing a Johnny O’Connell Stage 1 Package directly from the National Corvette Museum, you are helping one of the world’s largest Corvette associations come one step closer to giving every Corvette owner what they’re looking for, available track time!
“Not only are you supporting a great cause, but you’re purchasing a fantastically balanced suspension package that will make your Corvette easier to drive fast without sacrifice to ride quality or road manners,” a spokesman for Pfadt Race Engineering said.
The Johnny O’Connell Signature Suspension line combines the professional driving and development skills of Johnny O’Connell and the engineering expertise of Pfadt Race Engineering to give you a suspension package tuned to perfection. For the past six years, Pfadt Race Engineering has been the ultimate source for Corvette suspension performance parts that really get your car hugging the turns.
Many engineering revisions and much testing on the race track, mountain passes, and stretches of pot hole riddled road have been done to produce a suspension that offers race car-level road holding ability and the drivability expected from your daily driver.
For the Museum to receive the donation, you must order the Johnny O’Connell Signature Sway Bars through the NCM’s Store.
Go to www.pfadtracing.com to see the official development video featuring Johnny O’Connell and Pfadt, and to see exactly what you can expect in performance and ride quality gains from this package.
Here’s an older video of Johnny O’Connell discussing his new signature line of suspension parts with Pfadt:
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