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Corvettes Qualify Third and Fifth in Record-Smashing Qualifying Session

Gavin and Garcia Among Seven Drivers Under GT Qualifying Record at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 17, 2012 – Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia qualified third and fifth respectively for Saturday’s Road America Road Race Showcase as the record book took a beating. The seven quickest cars in the GT category eclipsed the previous qualifying record on the 4.0-mile circuit.

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A Lap of Road America with Corvette Racing's Tommy Milner

Not many of us will ever have a chance to race around Road America, but now we can at least take a virtual tour of the famous racetrack set amongst the hills and valleys of Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine.

Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner took a few moments recently to talk with paddocktalk.com about the track that covers four miles and includes 14 turns.

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Corvette Racing at Road America: A Celebration of Speed

by Corvette Racing on August 15, 2012

Corvette Racing at Road America: A Celebration of Speed

Classic Wisconsin Circuit Is Corvette’s Proving Ground and Ancestral Home

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 13, 2012 – The long and winding road to the American Le Mans Series championship runs through Road America, a track that is revered and respected by generations of sports car racers. The classic 4-mile circuit in the rolling Wisconsin countryside will host the Road America Road Race Showcase, the seventh round of the 2012 ALMS on Saturday, followed by the Corvette World Tribute on Sunday.

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[VIDEO] Bob Bondurant Tests the F1 Track in Austin with his Corvette Grand Sport

Racing legend Bob Bondurant gets a sneak peek, in this minute-long video from the Austin American-Statesman, at the Circuit of the Americas track under construction near Austin.

“Look at the elevation changes right now,” Bondurant comments as he makes a reconnaissance lap of the 3.4-mile circuit track. “This is gonna be so cool.”

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Fehan: Work is Progressing on the Corvette C7.R

by Keith Cornett on August 9, 2012

Fehan: Work is Progressing on the Corvette C7.R

The Corvette Racing program has really become the textbook case of how (and why) a car company goes racing. Not only does the Chevrolet Corvette benefit from the “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” strategy that Zora Duntov outlined nearly 60 years ago while making his case that Chevrolet needs to be a performance brand. Racing also provides a developmental role in validating the car and its individual systems. Those systems that can improve the performance of a car in a 24 hour race can just as well improve the performance of the production Corvette you’re driving on the street right now.

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1968 Owens-Corning L88 Racer Heading to RM's Monterey Auction

As we rapidly close in on the middle of August we also close on in the annual auction frenzy that takes place during Monterey Week. Over the next several days we’ll take a look at some of the unique Corvettes being offered next week in California. First up is the legendary Owens-Corning L88 Racer. The car, generally considered to be the most successful racing Corvette of all time, is being auctioned at RM’s Monterey sale on Friday, August 17th. Get your banker on the phone now as this one won’t be cheap.

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Win a Trip to the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School by Playing the Fellows 5 Challenge

How would you like to win a three-day driving experience package at Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club?

Well, you just might if you enter the Fellows 5 Challenge, where you will answer five multiple-choice questions about the successful Corvette race car driver and his upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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[PICS] The 1960 Le Mans Winning Corvette at the Concours d'Elegance of America

In the summer of 1960 Corvette Racing won the prestigious 24 hours of Le Mans for the very first time. Racing legend Briggs Cunningham fielded 3 white, fuel injected C1′s numbered 1, 2, and 3 in the annual endurance race. Cars #1 and #2 didn’t finish, but number 3 went on to win its class and finish 8th overall. We got a chance to catch up with that famous #3 at last weekend’s Concours d’Elegance of America in Plymouth. Michigan.

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Corvette World Tribute to Celebrate 60 Years of Corvettes at Road America

You might say two old friends will be celebrating a special anniversary later this month.

The second annual Corvette World Tribute is slated on Sunday, August 19 at Road America, where 60 years of Corvettes will be marked with a variety of special events.

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Corvette Racing Wins GT in Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge

by Corvette Racing on August 5, 2012

Corvette Racing Wins GT in Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge
Photo Credit: John Dagys/SPEED

Gavin and Milner Score Third Win of Season, Take GT Championship Lead

LEXINGTON, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2012 – In Olympic terms, Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner won the gold today in the GT class at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series. Instead of medals, Gavin and Milner were awarded silver trophies and the maximum championship points as they notched their third win of the season in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R.

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