Corvette Racing delivers another Bowtie title with VIR victory
ALTON, Va. (Oct. 5, 2013) – Chevrolet added to its record-setting tally in the American Le Mans Series on Saturday by wrapping up its 10th manufacturer championship. A third-place class finish by the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R of Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway was enough to clinch the GT manufacturer title with one round of the ALMS remaining.
Garcia/Magnussen 3rd, Gavin/Milner 6th on title-winning day
ALTON, Va. (Oct. 5, 2013) – For the 10th time in the 15 years of the American Le Mans Series, Corvette Racing can lay claim to an ALMS team championship. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen finished third in the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway in their No. 3 Compuware Chevrolet Corvette C6.R to clinch both the ALMS manufacturer and team titles with one round of the series to go.
On Sunday, Hennessey Performance ran a 2014 Corvette Stingray equipped with the Z51 package and the 6-speed auto in the quarter mile. Today, Jalopnik brings us what they are calling the first customer-owned three-pedal quarter mile. More significant we believe is that it’s the first quarter mile run by a non-Z51 C7 Corvette with a 7-speed manual transmission.
ALMS manufacturer, team titles within reach in next-to-last round
DETROIT (Oct. 1, 2013) – Twelve months ago, Corvette Racing and Chevrolet celebrated a championship weekend at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). Now let’s fast-forward to the present day – Chevrolet and Corvette Racing are on the verge of securing a repeat championship titles in the American Le Mans Series… once again at VIR.
Hennessey builds some of the meanest cars under the sun and now they’ve gotten their hands on the new C7. Uh oh. It probably won’t be too long before it has seven trillion (or maybe just a thousand) horsepower. But below is video of a quarter-mile run with the C7 as it was delivered to them – bone stock.
We recently brought you the story of Brian Hobaugh and his 500-hp 1965 Corvette that his family has been autocrossing for the last 30 years. Here is a video of Hobaugh actually autocrossing the red Sting Ray coupe at Crows Landing in August. Love that sound!!
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Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor picked up their third straight win (and fifth of the season) in the season finale at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn., in the process earning the 2013 DP Drivers’ Championship in their No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype (DP). It was the fourth win in a row at Lime Rock Park for the two drivers.