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Grand-AM: Westbrook and Garcia Take Checkered Flag in the No. 90 SPD Corvette DP

Corvettes – and Chevrolet – dominated at Laguna Seca Raceway over the weekend.

Richard Westbrook started from the pole position in the No. 9 Spirit of Daytona Corvette Daytona Prototype (DP) and then joined forces with teammate Antonio Garcia to win the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race Sunday.

In the process, Westbrook and Garcia became the first team to win three Rolex DP races this season. Overall, it was the seventh Corvette DP win of its inaugural season and moved Chevrolet closer to the highly sought Engine Manufacturers’ Championship with one race left.

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[VIDEO] C5 Corvette Drag Races an Electric SkateBoard

by Mitch Talley on September 7, 2012

[VIDEO] C5 Corvette Drag Races an Electric SkateBoard

When you’re one of the world’s best-known sports cars, people like to draw a line in the sand and dare you to cross it.

But recently, Carbuzz.com, in its Drag Race Tuesday series, featured a video that threw a different opponent at a Chevrolet Corvette C5: a motorized skateboard.

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Grand-AM and the American Le Mans Series Confirm Merger

by Keith Cornett on September 6, 2012

Grand-AM and the American Le Mans Series Confirm Merger
Photo Credit: ALMS.com

The future of sports car racing in North America just got a bit more interesting with Wednesday’s announcement that NASCAR’s Grand-AM Series and the American Le Mans Series would merge into one entity beginning in 2014. Also included in the merger is Road Atlanta and the racing lease on Sebring International Raceway.

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[VIDEO] Corvette ZR1 vs Ferrari 458 Italia vs McLaren MP4-12C

It’s a tribute to the engineers at Chevrolet that the Corvette ZR1 is even considered a peer with the much, much more expensive Ferrari 458 Italia and the McLaren MP4-12C.

Road & Track recently decided to pit three of the best that the United States, Italy, and Britain have to offer at Spring Mountain’s Radical Loop, with IMSA GT legend Steve Millen driving for the timed laps. Millen, of course, has the most all-time wins in that series with 20 as well as the most pole positions with 23.

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Corvettes Finish Second and Sixth in Baltimore ALMS

by Corvette Racing on September 3, 2012

Corvettes Finish Second and Sixth in Baltimore ALMS

Gavin and Milner Score Big in GT Championship with Runner-up Finish, Magnussen and Garcia Fight Back from Last to Sixth

BALTIMORE, Sept. 1, 2012 – Corvette Racing encountered heavy holiday traffic on the streets of Baltimore today, finishing second and sixth in the Baltimore Sports Car Challenge. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner labored long and hard on the Labor Day weekend to bring the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R across the finish line second, 2.2 seconds behind the winning No. 17 Porsche of Bryan Sellers and Wolf Henzler. That result increased their lead in the GT driver championship as their closest rivals finished down the order. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen battled back after a tire puncture on the first lap dropped the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R to last place. With their sixth-place finish, Garcia and Magnussen retained second place in the GT driver standings.

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Matt Farah Receives a Driving Lesson in the Corvette ZR1

by Mitch Talley on September 1, 2012

Matt Farah Receives a Driving Lesson in the Corvette ZR1

As a scorching Corvette ZR1 roars around a turn in the background, automobile expert Matt Farah of the Attack of the Show asks viewers on the Web if they’d like to drive that.

“I can’t but I’d sure as hell like to,” Farah says. “Today that’s what we’re gonna do.”

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Corvette Racing Wins GT Pole for Baltimore Street Race

by Corvette Racing on August 31, 2012

Corvette Racing Wins GT Pole for Baltimore Street Race

Gavin Captures 20th Career ALMS Pole on Challenging Street Circuit, Magnussen Third in GT Qualifying

BALTIMORE, Aug. 31, 2012 – As Oliver Gavin prepared to make his qualifying run for Saturday’s Baltimore Sports Car Challenge in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, he asked engineer Chuck Houghton how many laps he had. Houghton replied, “However many it takes for you to put the car on the pole.”

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Former Corvette Racing driver Andy Pilgrim is in Bowling Green, KY this weekend for his induction into the National Corvettes Museum’s Corvette Hall of Fame. When he arrived at the Museum, he was greeted by this 427 Convertible that pays tribute to the driver’s service to Corvette.

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Corvette Featured Marque at 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

2013 is looking to be an eventful year for the Chevrolet Corvette.

Now we can add yet another laurel to the crown of America’s Sports Car, which is celebrating its 60th model anniversary in 2013.

Officials at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion just announced that the Corvette will be the featured marquee in 2013. Corvette held the same distinction in 2002.

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Miller and Carr Respond to Ownership Dispute Surrounding the No. 1 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette

After working this weekend to ensure that Corvettes at Carlisle, one of the largest Corvette shows in the country, went off successfully without a hitch, Carlisle Event’s co-owner Lance Miller is now responding to Dan Mathis Jr’s claims that his family is the owner of the #1 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette that ran at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Miller emailed CorvetteBlogger.com a copy of the letter he sent to New York Times writer Jerry Garrett who has covered the saga of the former race car’s ownership dispute on his Garrett on the Road blog from the beginning.

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