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Briscoe Back for Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans

by Corvette Racing on September 26, 2014

Briscoe Back for Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans

Aussie star entered to drive both Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs in 1,000-mile/10-hour race

DETROIT (Sept. 26, 2014) – Ryan Briscoe will return to Corvette Racing next week for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta as the third driver in both of the team’s Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs. The Aussie star will try to help Corvette Racing and Chevrolet win for the fifth time this year in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. The annual 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance race is set for Saturday, Oct. 4.

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First Production 2004 Z06 Le Mans Commemorative Edition to Cross the Block at Mecum's Chicago Auction

The first production 2004 Le Mans Commemorative Edition Z06 will cross the block at Mecum’s Chicago auction on Saturday October 11, 2014. The 405 horsepower Z06 bears the special Le Mans blue paint with silver and red striping, along with special badging commemorating Corvette Racing’s consecutive 1-2 finishes in its class at the 2001 and 2002 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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GM Considering Future of Corvette DP Prototypes After 2016

General Motors is taking a wait-and-see attitude on its future participation in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Prototype category.

Corvette DP has been very successful in the category, having won the final Grand-Am Rolex Series DP title in 2013 and currently residing atop the TUDOR Championship Prototype standings.

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Corvette Racing Legend Dr. Dick Thompson 'The Flying Dentist' Passes Away at Age 94

The Corvette world is mourning the passing of another racing legend, Dr. Dick Thompson.

“The Flying Dentist,” as he came to be known, didn’t start racing until he was 32 years old, but he quickly became a force to be reckoned with in many different makes of automobiles, not just Corvettes.

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AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 20, 2014) – Indeed sometimes when it rains, it does pour… as was the case Saturday for Corvette Racing’s No. 65 Konica Minolta/Michelin Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. The entry of Tommy Milner, Jordan Taylor and Ricky Taylor was a victim of cruel luck as the trio finished seventh in the GTE Pro class of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Six Hours of Circuit of The Americas.

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Corvette Racing at COTA: C7.Rs Finish Ninth and Tenth in GTLM

by Corvette Racing on September 22, 2014

Corvette Racing at COTA: C7.Rs Finish Ninth and Tenth in GTLM
Photo Credit: JanMagnussen.dk

AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 20, 2014) – It was a difficult day for the Corvette C7.Rs in the Lone Star Le Mans event at Circuit of the Americas on Saturday. Returning to the site of a victory in last year’s American Le Mans Series race, Corvette Racing aimed for a return to the GT Le Mans (GTLM) podium in the TUDOR Championship. An early charge by Antonio Garcia in the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R at the start of the race raised hopes as the Spaniard moved from seventh to fifth in the opening laps.

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Corvette Racing at COTA: C7.Rs to Start Seventh and Ninth in GTLM
Photo Credit: JanMagnussen.dk

AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 19, 2014) – Jan Magnussen was the quickest qualifier for Corvette Racing in the GTLM class in the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the Americas on Friday.

The Dane – a winner a year ago with teammate Antonio Garcia at COTA in the American Le Mans Series – set a best lap of 2:04.847 (98.040 mph) to place seventh in the session. Magnussen will make his return to racing in the Corvette after he missed the most recent TUDOR Championship round at VIR as a precaution following a hard crash in a practice session.

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Corvette Racing at COTA: Team America Ready for the WEC

by Corvette Racing on September 18, 2014

Corvette Racing at COTA: Team America Ready for the WEC

DETROIT (Sept. 16, 2014) – With 15 years of competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Corvette Racing is more than familiar with competing against the world’s top production-based sports car teams. What’s new is that for the first time, that fight takes place at Circuit of The Americas. Tommy Milner, Jordan Taylor and Ricky Taylor will drive a Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s six-hour endurance race Saturday.

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Corvette Racing at COTA: Looking to Defend in Austin

by Corvette Racing on September 17, 2014

Corvette Racing at COTA: Looking to Defend in Austin

DETROIT (Sept. 16, 2014) – Corvette Racing heads deep in the heart of Texas this weekend for the Lone Star Le Mans race and the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at Circuit of The Americas. It is the second-to-last round of the TUDOR Championship and the race for the Championship is tighter than ever!

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Join the Corvette Museum's First Ever HPDE Event at the NCM Motorsports Park

One of the core missions of the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park has always been to promote the improvement of driver skills.

Now that the Motorsports Park has officially opened, that mission will roar into action with the inaugural High Performance Driving Event coming up later this month.

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