Looking to turn potential of new GT race car into victory
DETROIT (April 8, 2014) – After the two longest races on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship schedule, Corvette Racing moves to the shortest event on its calendar. The team’s two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs travel to the West Coast for the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase – part of this weekend’s Grand Prix of Long Beach.
While the focus at the National Corvette Museum has centered around the sinkhole and recovering the fallen eight Corvettes, something remarkable is happening right across the street.
Construction crews at the NCM Motorsports Park began laying down asphalt on the paddock which will be used for a skidpad and autocross events.
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They were developed in parallel and provide unique benefits to both race car drivers and driving enthusiasts.
Race car driver Oliver Gavin, Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, and Technical Communications Manager Patrick Herrmann discuss these two great vehicles.
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One of the most successful Corvette race car drivers from the 1950s passed away on March 6, 2014.
Jim Jeffords started his career as a Chevy racer after impressing Ed Cole with his driving behind the wheel of a Jaguar 140 on Memorial Day weekend 1956. That performance led to Jeffords being asked to race John Fitch’s modified Corvette in the feature the next day.
While the Corvette Stingray continues to fly off the showroom floors almost faster than Bowling Green can produce them, the same can’t be said for its long-time competitor, the SRT Viper.
In fact, Chrysler just announced that it would suspend production of the Viper for at least two months, leaving 91 hourly workers laid off at the assembly plant in Detroit.
Thanks to our good friends at Mobil 1, we had the opportunity to ride along in a hot lap in a Bondurant High Performance Driving School’s Velocity Yellow 2014 Corvette Stingray at the 12 Hours of Sebring last week.
Want to learn to drive like this in your Corvette? Visit www.Bondurant.com a list of upcoming courses and driving events suited for every skill level.
Corvette’s British ambassador Oliver Gavin attended the UK Premiere for Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night in London. Dressed in his familiar Corvette Racing fire suit, the factory racecar driver was spotted doing interviews in front of Black Widow’s 2014 Corvette Stingray.
Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and Product Manager Harlan Charles were in Sebring last weekend for the 12 hour race and on Friday morning they spoke to the Corvette owners and enthusiasts in the Corvette corral.
But before we heard from the Corvette Team, former Corvette Racing driver and VP at Bondurant Driving School Johnny O’Connell led the crowd in singing Happy Birthday to Tadge who celebrated his birthday on Friday.
After leading during the day, sixth and eighth for Corvette C7.Rs
SEBRING, Fla. (March 15, 2014) – Corvette Racing’s two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs each led in class at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday but ultimately ended the 62nd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida on disappointing notes.