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Corvette Racing

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

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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Watch Our Corvette Racing Drivers Race in the Nurburgring 24

Although our factory Corvette C6.Rs have the weekend off, we’ll be watching the Nurburgring 24 hour race with Jan Magnussen, Tommy Milner and Richard Westbrook who’ve teamed up with Daniel Keilwitz, winner of the 2010 FIA GT3 Drivers Championship, to drive this gold GT3 Z06R #90 Callaway Corvette for Haribo.

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Gavin and Milner Score Consecutive GT Victories; Magnussen and Garcia Take Second in Six-Hour Race

MONTEREY, Calif., May 12, 2012 – Corvette Racing broke its victory drought at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in convincing fashion today, sweeping the fiercely competitive GT class with a one-two finish in the six-hour American Le Mans Series Monterey. It was the team’s first victory at the central California circuit since a win in the GT1 class in 2008, and its first one-two finish since moving to the GT class in 2009.

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Corvettes Qualify Second and Fifth for American Le Mans Series Monterey

Milner Second Quickest in GT at Laguna Seca, Garcia Grabs Fifth on Final Qualifying Lap

MONTEREY, Calif., May 11, 2012 – Corvette Racing drivers Tommy Milner and Antonio Garcia took different approaches to qualifying for Saturday’s six-hour American Le Mans Series Monterey at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but both produced top-five results. Milner qualified the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R second in the GT class on his third hot lap with a time of 1:22.661 seconds. Garcia waited until his seventh lap around the 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette to clock in with a 1:22.919 for the fifth qualifying spot.

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Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS at Monterey

by Keith Cornett on May 10, 2012

Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS at Monterey

It’s another six hours into the sunset at famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca when the American Le Mans Series returns for the American Le Mans Monterey, presented by Patrón May 11-12. This is a crucial race for the boys in Yellow as Chevrolet and BMW are tied in the Manufacturers standings and the #4 C6.R and the #3 C6.R are 2nd and 3rd in the drivers standings behind the #56 BMW. Take no prisioners this weekend!!

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Coolest Jobs in Tech: How the Data Jockeys Help the Corvette C6.Rs Win Races

Computer geeks are helping the No. 4 Corvette C6.R team win races.

In a world where a fraction of a second sometimes determines the outcome, it only makes sense that usually it’s the little things that can make the difference.

That’s where people like Chuck Houghton, race engineer for the Corvette Racing team in the American Le Mans Series GT class, can have a big influence on what happens on the track, even though they’re not behind the wheel of the car or even on the pit crew.

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Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca: Getting a Grip on a Challenging Circuit

Third Round of American Le Mans Series Is Crucial in GT Championship Fight

MONTEREY, Calif., May 7, 2012 – With 82 class victories to its credit, Corvette Racing has celebrated at race tracks from California to France – but it’s been four years since the Corvette drivers sprayed champagne from the top step of the podium at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Fresh from a win in the preceding round on the streets of Long Beach, Calif., the Chevrolet team enters Saturday’s six-hour American Le Mans Monterey with two objectives: to break the Laguna Seca dry spell, and to prepare for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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[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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Corvette Racing Wins Long Beach ALMS

by Corvette Racing on April 15, 2012

Corvette Racing Wins Long Beach ALMS

Gavin and Milner Score GT Victory on Streets of Long Beach; Magnussen and Garcia Finish Fourth in Battered Corvette

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 14, 2012 – Corvette Racing drivers Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin won a hard-fought battle in the streets of Long Beach today, claiming a GT class victory in the second round of the American Le Mans Series. The pair completed 84 laps on the 1.968-mile temporary circuit in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, finishing 4.26 seconds ahead of the runner-up No. 56 BMW. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen brought their No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R home in fourth place after a first-lap accident left their car battered and bruised.

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