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Corvette Racing at Long Beach: Racin’ in the Streets

by Corvette Racing on April 9, 2012

Corvette Racing at Long Beach: Racin' in the Streets

Chevy Team Races Against the Clock and GT Rivals on Waterfront Circuit

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 6, 2012 – Now for something completely different in the second round of the 2012 American Le Mans Series. Instead of the wide-open expanse of Sebring, Corvette Racing will compete in the concrete-lined canyons of downtown Long Beach. Instead of 12 grueling hours in central Florida, the ALMS at Long Beach will condense the competition into 120 minutes of close-quarter combat. What hasn’t changed, however, is the imperative to perform. With 20 championship points to be won on the waterfront street circuit on Saturday, April 14, the Chevrolet team will be fighting for a victory.

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For Sale: 2011 Le Mans Winning Corvette Z06 Tribute Car

Want to purchase the GTE-Pro class-winning Corvette C6R from last year’s 24 hours of Le Mans? Well too bad, you can’t have that one, but can take home this yellow 2006 Z06 that’s decked out as tribute to Team Corvette’s epic triumph in France last summer.

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Mecum to Auction 1957 Smokey Yunick Corvette Racer at Indy Spring Classic

If you’re looking for something to do with your Mega Millions winnings, we recommend heading to Mecum’s Spring Classic Auction coming up in May. There they will be offering this 1957 racer which was the first car to use Rochester Fuel injection backed by a 4-speed transmission.

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Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP wins GRAND-AM Porsche 250 at Barber

The newly designed Corvette Daytona Prototype scored its first victory on Saturday at the GRAND-AM Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park. The No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP driven by Antonio Garcia and Richard Westbrook started at the pole and never looked back. This was Spirit of Daytona’s first victory in the Corvette DP class.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Tech Transfer: 60 Years of Corvette

While watching the replay of the 12 Hours of Sebring, I was glad to see Chevrolet continuing the Corvette Racing “Technology Transfer” segments which can be seen during the ESPN/ABC race broadcasts. The Technology Transfer segments highlight the transfer of racing technology from the track to the production Corvettes.

This year, Chevrolet has tapped former Corvette Racing ace turned race commentator Johnny O’Connell to introduce this year’s series of tech transfer which will take a look back at the six generations of Corvettes and many of the innovations which sprang from motorsports racing.

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Corvette Racing: Recapping the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring

by Keith Cornett on March 26, 2012

Corvette Racing: Recapping the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring

Last weekend’s 12 Hours of Sebring proved once again that anything can happen as the deciding moments came down to the final laps. Now that everyone has had a chance to post their race recaps as well as upload their photos and videos, we bring to you our final Sebring news roundup.

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Corvette Museum's Zoning Request for Motorsports Park Clears Next Hurdle

The National Corvette Museum’s plans for a motorsports park remain on track for a proposed 2014 opening after the Warren County Fiscal Court on March 21 unanimously approved the first reading of a rezoning ordinance.

The museum must have the 405 acres of land changed from agriculture to planned unit development zoning for the facility to be built.

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Chevrolet Corvette Inducted into Sebring Hall of Fame

by Mitch Talley on March 21, 2012

Chevrolet Corvette Inducted into Sebring Hall of Fame

What a weekend it was for Corvette!

Not only did the Corvette Racing team finish second and third in the GT class in Sunday’s Twelve Hours of Sebring competition, but Corvette capped that success by being inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame.

And who can argue with the choice?

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Custom 1000 hp Twin Turbo Corvette Headed to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

When we first published the photo gallery of Corvettes that were in attendance at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Northeast Florida, the first two pictures we shared were of the #94 Leldon Blackwell Corvette Racer. Since then, we’ve come across some additional information on the former Sebring race car as well as a video showing the Corvette being prepped by renowned restorer Kevin Mackay of Corvette Repair Inc.

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Corvette Racing Finishes Second and Third in ALMS GT in Sebring

Wild Finish Propels Corvettes to Podium in Closing Minutes of 12-Hour Race

SEBRING, Fla., March 17, 2012 – Corvette Racing celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in style, finishing second and third in the closely contested American Le Mans Series GT class. The final minutes of the 12-hour race saw dramatic shifts of fortune that shuffled the finishing order and propelled both Compuware Corvette C6.Rs onto the podium.

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