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Chevrolet Offers Track Preparation Guide for Your 2014 Corvette Stingray

With the new Corvette Stingray Z51, Chevrolet is not only giving you a world-class sports car for the open road, but a car that has been designed and engineered for the track as well.

While conventional wisdom is that manufacturers don’t want you to race your cars, and may even void your warranty if evidence suggests that you were racing your car at a track event, Chevrolet has taken a different approach by providing an official guide for preparing your Corvette Stingray with the Z51 Performance Package for track events.

Last month we spoke with Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles about the Corvette Stingray Track Preparation Guide and he told us that following these guidelines will not only help you get the near out of your Z51 Corvette Stingray, it will also help you keep the warranty intact.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing at the 2014 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

With the 12 Hours of Sebring approaching this Saturday, Chevrolet published this video today featuring a look at Corvette Racing’s C7.R and the Daytona Prototypes Corvettes fared at the Rolex 24 in Daytona.

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[PICS] Corvette Racing's New Track Paddock Garage is an Inflatable Dome

We’re pretty excited about the 12 Hours of Sebring this week as this our first chance to see and hear the C7.Rs live as they engage in battle with Porsche, Ferrari, BMW and SRT Viper.

Corvette Racing is pretty much a brand new team in terms of their equipment branded now with the C7 crossed flags logo and of course, the new Corvette C7.Rs. They are even two new drivers handling the endurance races.

But maybe the BIGGEST change we’ve seen in the new paddock garage which is a huge inflatable dome.

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Corvette Racing at Sebring: Drive for Ninth Win in 12 Hours

New Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs to take on racing’s most demanding venue

DETROIT (March 11, 2014) – Corvette Racing and its new Corvette C7.R race cars are about to undergo the ultimate challenge in road racing. The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is America’s oldest sports car race, and the 62nd running of the Florida classic is set for this weekend. It’s also an event that is rich with Chevrolet and Corvette history.

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Mecum Offering the 1963 '711' Corvette Racer which appeared in an Elvis Movie at its Houston Auction

The 1963 Vintage Split-Window Corvette racer known as ’711′ will be heading to Mecum’s Houston Auction in April. Although the Corvette was raced in Southern California in the heyday of sports car racing, the Riverside Red Sting Ray Coupe may be better known for its appearance in the the Elvis Presley movie, Viva Las Vegas.

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Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park Announces New Hire and Shows off Building Renders

With the opening of the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park just six months away, the team that will be responsible for running the park continues to grow.

This week, the Museum announced that Matt Busby has been hired as Track Operations Manager.

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NCM Motorsports Park Gets OK for Development Plan

by Mitch Talley on February 26, 2014

NCM Motorsports Park Gets OK for Development Plan

More approval by a governmental agency came speeding down the straightaway for the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park last week.

After hearing Wendell Strode, executive director of the museum, explain that the museum has “gone above and beyond” with its plans, the City-County Planning Commission gave its OK to a detailed development plan Thursday for the motorsports park.

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Mid America Motorworks Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

by Mitch Talley on February 24, 2014

Mid America Motorworks Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Back when I was in high school in the mid-1970s, I was just coming into my own as a budding Corvette enthusiast.

Though I wouldn’t be able to buy my first Corvette until 1983, for years before that, I was well aware of a company known as Mid America Enterprises that offered products for those other people fortunate enough to already own a ‘Vette.

In 1974, a young tool-and-die maker from Effingham, Ill., named Mike Yager had borrowed $500 to start a company that unbeknownst to him at the time would quickly become a rousing success and would in fact be celebrating its Official 40th Anniversary on Feb. 23, 2014 with 80 employees on its 260-acre Corporate Campus!

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[VIDEO] C6 Corvette Z06 vs C7 Stingray – Street Racing!!

by Keith Cornett on February 15, 2014

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

OK, this is pretty awesome. Corvette Stingray vs C6 Z06. Stingray is faster on launch but then that Z06′s torque curve kicks in.

The C6 Z06 has bolt-ons and the C7 has heads/cam and runs 10′s. Who do you think will win this?

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[VIDEO] C7 Corvette Stingray Warming Up for SCCA Ice Racing

by Keith Cornett on February 10, 2014

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

Wait, SCCA racing on a frozen lake? Count us in! We don’t see this Stingray take on the whole course but the video shows the painfully slow launch as the Corvette begins its run.

Filmed at the Saginaw Valley SCCA Ross Lake ice race in Beaverton MI on Jan 26th 2014. Here’s a sound clip of a stock 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Z51 with dual mode performance exhaust. The new LT1 engine sounds great. Yes, it actually did race the ice race!

The Corvette is owned by Casey Swanseger and he sent us a link to his GoPro video showing the run on the ice course. You can watch it here.

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