Corvette Racing Primed for the Challenge of Le Mans

Corvette Racing Primed for the Challenge of Le Mans
Photo Credit: Arnaud Cornilleau ACO/www.lemans.org

Chevrolet Team Aims for Eighth Victory in 24 Hours of Le Mans

LE MANS, France, June 11, 2012 – Corvette Racing comes into the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the defending champion in the GTE Pro category. Last year the No. 73 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Tommy Milner, Antonio Garcia, and Olivier Beretta scored a come-from-behind victory to capture Corvette Racing’s seventh class title in the world’s biggest sports car race.

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[VIDEO] Have You Entered the Race To Win Corvette Contest?

[VIDEO] Have You Entered the Race To Win Corvette Contest?

If you haven’t entered the Race To Win Corvette contest that will put one lucky winner behind the wheel of the 2013 427 Convertible, you’re almost out of time. Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen are here to remind you exactly how huge of a contest this is. But you better hurry as the contest closes on June 20th.

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Corvette Racing’s #74 C6.R Quickest at Le Mans Test Day

Corvette Racing at Le Mans Test Day: Rites of Passage for Rookie Jordan Taylor
Photo Credit: Frederic Gaudin/www.lemans.org

Gavin Sets the Pace in GTE Pro in No. 74 Corvette C6.R; Taylor Walks Away from Encounter with Tire Wall in No. 73 Corvette C6.R

LE MANS, France, June 3, 2012 – Corvette Racing ended the Le Mans Test Day first and fourth in the GTE Pro category. Oliver Gavin ran the quickest lap in the two four-hour sessions at 3:58.971 in the No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.R, more than half a second quicker than the car’s qualifying pace last year. The No. 73 Compuware Corvette C6.R covered the 8.5-mile circuit in 4:00.062, the fourth fastest time in the production-based class, before being sidelined by an encounter with a tire wall.

See “The Quest” Documentary at Bloomington Gold

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The Quest documentary chronicles the beginnings of Corvette Racing at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and then follows Corvettes at Carlisle co-founder Chip Miller as he searched, found and restored the class-winning #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette racer. Chip had a goal of taking the car and its driver to Le mans in 2010 for the 50th Anniversary of Corvette’s first win, but his plans were cut short when he passed away suddenly in 2004.

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Corvette Racing at Le Mans Test Day: Rites of Passage for Rookie Jordan Taylor

Corvette Racing at Le Mans Test Day: Rites of Passage for Rookie Jordan Taylor

Eight-Hour Test Will Provide Essential Information for Upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans

LE MANS, France, May 29, 2012 – When 10-year-old Jordan Taylor first visited the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2001, the youngster immediately understood that this event was special. Now 11 years later, Taylor is returning to Le Mans – not as a spectator, but as a driver in the world’s most prestigious sports car race.

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RIP “Marietta Bob” Johnson – “Everyman’s Corvette Racer”

RIP Marietta Bob Johnson - Everyman's Corvette Racer

The Corvette racing world lost another legend this month when Robert D. “Marietta Bob” Johnson passed away on May 7, 2012 at age 85.

He earned the nickname “Marietta Bob” to differentiate him from his racing partner, “Columbus Bob” Johnson. They were named for their hometowns in Ohio.

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[VIDEO] 2012 Bash – Corvette Racing Seminar with Fehan and Binks

[VIDEO] 2012 Bash - Corvette Racing Seminar with Fehan and Binks

Corvette Racing Program Director Doug Fehan and Dan Binks – crew chief for the #3 Corvette C6.R – took time out of their schedule to come visit Corvette owners and enthusiasts attending the 2012 Bash at the National Corvette Museum in April.

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The 2012 Race to Win Corvette Contest is Now Open

The 2012 Race to Win Corvette Contest is Now Open

How you would like to win the a new 2013 Chevy Corvette 427 Convertible AND a trip to the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans? For the third year in a row, you can play the Race to Win Corvette sweepstakes for your shot at this ultimate Corvette enthusiasts giveaway and this year, Chevy has made it even easier to enter.

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“The Quest” Documentary to be Screened This Sunday at the Arizona Biltmore

The Quest Documentary to be Screened at the Arizona Biltmore

The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation will hold a special showing of the “The Quest”, the Chip Miller/1960 Le Mans documentary this Sunday afternoon at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to screening the movie, there will be a special gathering of legendary Corvette racing drivers as well as the Corvettes they raced. Click here for ticket information.

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Jordan Taylor Joins Corvette Racing as Team’s 2012 Roster Is Set

Corvette Racing Announces 2012 Driver Line-up

Corvette Racing today announced their full roster of drivers for the 2012 season. Returning to the familiar confines of the Corvette C6.R’s are Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen, Tommy Milner, Richard Westbrook and Antonio Garcia. As has been widely speculated, Olivier Beretta’s full time seat in the No 3 Corvette C6.R will now be occupied by Antonio Garcia, who has been serving as one of two endurance drivers since 2009. New to the roster is 20 year old American driver Jordan Taylor who will take over the endurance driver duties at Sebring, Le Mans and Petit Le Mans.

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