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Corvette Racing at the ALMS Northeast Grand Prix

Corvette Racing was back on the track yesterday at Lime Rock in the American Le Mans Series first race following the Le Mans break. Limerock is the ultimate bullfight with 4 separate classes running the 1.5 mile historic track in connecticut and yesterday’s race lived up to the hype. The ALMS Northeast Grand Prix will be rebroadcast today at 1pm ET on ESPN 2. However, if you want to find out how the Corvette team did, click through the jump for yesterday’s results.

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Corvettes Qualify Fourth and Fifth in Lime Rock ALMS

by Corvette Racing on July 8, 2011

Corvettes Qualify Fourth and Fifth in Lime Rock ALMS

Changing Conditions Add to Challenge at Historic Connecticut Circuit

LAKEVILLE, Conn., July 8, 2011 – Intermittent rain and rapidly changing track conditions added to the complexity of qualifying at Lime Rock Park for Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, the third round of the American Le Mans Series. Oliver Gavin qualified the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R fourth in the GT class with a time of 51.897 seconds (102.298 mph) on the roller coaster 1.47-mile circuit. Tommy Milner was a heartbeat behind in fifth at 51.954 seconds (102.249 mph) in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Joey Hand put the No. 56 BMW M3 GT on the pole with a fast lap at 50.925 (104.200 mph).

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Corvette Racing Links: ALMS at Northeast Grand Prix

by Keith Cornett on July 8, 2011

Corvette Racing Links: ALMS at Northeast Grand Prix

One of the most scenic road course in North America, Lime Rock Park draws impressive crowds when the American Le Mans Series rolls into town. The 1.5-mile, 10-turn circuit keeps the action flowing all race for both drivers and spectators.

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Corvette Racing Back in the USA for Lime Rock Round

by Corvette Racing on July 6, 2011

Corvette Racing Back in the USA for Lime Rock Round

Le Mans-Winning Team Sets Its Sights on American Le Mans Series Titles in Seven-Race Summer Stretch

LAKEVILLE, Conn., July 6, 2011 – What happens in Le Mans stays in Le Mans. That’s because Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park is something completely different from the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Corvette Racing returns to the American Le Mans Series after capturing its seventh class victory in France on June 12. The differences between Le Mans and Lime Rock are stark. The former is an 8.5-mile circuit in the French countryside; the latter is a 1.5-mile bullring around a former gravel quarry. Lap times in Le Mans are nearly four minutes long; the laps click off at Lime Rock in under 60 seconds. Instead of 24 hours and two dozen pit stops, the third round of the ALMS will be a quick two-hour, 45-minute sprint with a pair of scheduled stops.

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1969 BFG Stars & Stripes Corvette Racer Headed to RM's Monterey Auction

In 1971 Corvette racer and race car builder John Greenwood was approached by BF Goodrich tires to campaign two Corvettes competing on the company’s new Lifesaver Radial street tires. Three BFG Corvettes, wearing numbers 48, 49 and 50, were built for the campaign in FIA-sanctioned races including Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring. Featuring ZL-1 racing engines and the patriotic stars & stripes livery, the BFG Corvettes were an instant hit with the fans as Greenwood’s Corvettes were the loudest and proudest at the track. One of the BFG Corvettes, the #49 car, will be one of the featured cars for sale at RM Auction’s Monterey event in mid-August.

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[PIC] Corvette Racing: Mission Accomplished!

by Keith Cornett on July 2, 2011

[PIC] Corvette Racing: Mission Accomplished!

From Pratt & Miller’s facebook page:

We brought the 24 Hours of Le Mans trophy home! A special thanks to all of our fans, sponsors, partners, team members, and family. We could not have done it without all of you. Come and see us at the track for the rest of the ALMS season and share this victory with us.

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The Quest Documentary to be Shown at Corvettes at Carlisle

In case you were unable to make it to Carlisle, PA back in May for the Premiere of The Quest, the acclaimed documentary about the Briggs Cunningham Corvettes that raced for the first time at 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 1960, we’ve got good news. The movie has been booked for an encore showing during Corvettes at Carlisle. The movie will be shown Thursday, August 25th at 8:00 pm. Get your tickets now because this event is sure to sell out!

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[VIDEO] Corvette AdWatch: Listen | Corvette Victory at Le Mans

Following the ALMS win at Petit Le Mans last October, Chevy purchased a full page ad in USA Today to celebrate the victory. So we’ve been wondering how Chevrolet would celebrate the #73 Corvette C6.R’s Victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Well this morning, Chevy tweeted out a link to a new commercial on its youtube channel called “Listen | Corvette Victory at Le Mans” which showcases Corvette Racing’s win at the 24 hour race.

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Corvette Racing Wins 24 Hours of Le Mans

by Corvette Racing on June 12, 2011

Corvette Racing Wins 24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvette Wins GTE Class, Scores Seventh Win for Chevrolet

LE MANS, France, June 12, 2011 – “The car’s a lap down, but we can make that up,” said Corvette Racing team manager Gary Pratt with six hours remaining in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Pratt’s words proved prophetic as the No. 73 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Olivier Beretta, Tommy Milner and Antonio Garcia relentlessly pursued the class-leading No. 51 Ferrari 458 Italia, cutting the margin by seconds every lap. American driver Tommy Milner overtook Ferrari driver Toni Vilander with two hours and 10 minutes to go, and steadily increased his lead as he completed his double stint. Garcia then took over the yellow and black car for the final hour and the run to the finish.

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Live Blogging the 24 Hours of Le Mans

by Keith Cornett on June 11, 2011

Corvette Racing Links for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Consider this an open post and feel free to leave your comments. We’ll be live blogging here throughtout the day and into the night as we follow Corvette Racing at the 24 hours of Le Mans.

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