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Corvettes Qualify Second and Fifth for American Le Mans Series Monterey

Milner Second Quickest in GT at Laguna Seca, Garcia Grabs Fifth on Final Qualifying Lap

MONTEREY, Calif., May 11, 2012 – Corvette Racing drivers Tommy Milner and Antonio Garcia took different approaches to qualifying for Saturday’s six-hour American Le Mans Series Monterey at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but both produced top-five results. Milner qualified the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R second in the GT class on his third hot lap with a time of 1:22.661 seconds. Garcia waited until his seventh lap around the 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette to clock in with a 1:22.919 for the fifth qualifying spot.

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Bondurant Performance Driving School Expands to Pikes Peak International Raceway

What do you get when you combine the leading advanced driver training program with one of the most versatile motorsports venues in the world?

How about Bondurant Performance Driving at Pikes Peak International Raceway?

Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is expanding its operations to include Pikes Peak International Raceway, the two partners announced today.

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Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS at Monterey

by Keith Cornett on May 10, 2012

Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS at Monterey

It’s another six hours into the sunset at famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca when the American Le Mans Series returns for the American Le Mans Monterey, presented by Patrón May 11-12. This is a crucial race for the boys in Yellow as Chevrolet and BMW are tied in the Manufacturers standings and the #4 C6.R and the #3 C6.R are 2nd and 3rd in the drivers standings behind the #56 BMW. Take no prisioners this weekend!!

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Coolest Jobs in Tech: How the Data Jockeys Help the Corvette C6.Rs Win Races

Computer geeks are helping the No. 4 Corvette C6.R team win races.

In a world where a fraction of a second sometimes determines the outcome, it only makes sense that usually it’s the little things that can make the difference.

That’s where people like Chuck Houghton, race engineer for the Corvette Racing team in the American Le Mans Series GT class, can have a big influence on what happens on the track, even though they’re not behind the wheel of the car or even on the pit crew.

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2013 60th Anniversary Corvette ZR1 To Pace 96th Indianapolis 500
Photo Credit: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

After weeks of anticipation, we learned this morning that the 2013 60th Anniversary Corvette ZR1 will be the official pace car of the 96th Indianapolis 500. This is the first time the Corvette ZR1 has earned the role as the pace setter and with its 638 horsepower, it’s the most powerful production car ever pace the Indy 500.

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Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca: Getting a Grip on a Challenging Circuit

Third Round of American Le Mans Series Is Crucial in GT Championship Fight

MONTEREY, Calif., May 7, 2012 – With 82 class victories to its credit, Corvette Racing has celebrated at race tracks from California to France – but it’s been four years since the Corvette drivers sprayed champagne from the top step of the podium at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Fresh from a win in the preceding round on the streets of Long Beach, Calif., the Chevrolet team enters Saturday’s six-hour American Le Mans Monterey with two objectives: to break the Laguna Seca dry spell, and to prepare for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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[VIDEO] 2012 Bash - Corvette Racing Seminar with Fehan and Binks

Corvette Racing Program Director Doug Fehan and Dan Binks – crew chief for the #3 Corvette C6.R – took time out of their schedule to come visit Corvette owners and enthusiasts attending the 2012 Bash at the National Corvette Museum in April.

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Legendary SCCA Corvette Racer Andy Porterfield Passes Away

A legend in the Corvette world for more than 50 years passed away last Tuesday in Newport Beach, Calif.

Andy Porterfield first started racing Corvettes in 1957, and amazingly he was still racing them in 2012 at the age of 80!

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Corvette Racing Wins Long Beach ALMS

by Corvette Racing on April 15, 2012

Corvette Racing Wins Long Beach ALMS

Gavin and Milner Score GT Victory on Streets of Long Beach; Magnussen and Garcia Finish Fourth in Battered Corvette

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 14, 2012 – Corvette Racing drivers Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin won a hard-fought battle in the streets of Long Beach today, claiming a GT class victory in the second round of the American Le Mans Series. The pair completed 84 laps on the 1.968-mile temporary circuit in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, finishing 4.26 seconds ahead of the runner-up No. 56 BMW. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen brought their No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R home in fourth place after a first-lap accident left their car battered and bruised.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Z06 Plays Cat and Mouse with a Nissan GT-R at TX2K12

Article Contributed by the Corvette Forum

TX2k12 was, apparently, the most fun you could have in a car this side of the mason-dixon line. While the focus of most of the action was on drag racing and other shenanigans, the road course was busy too.

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