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Corvette Racing at Daytona: GTML Pole Position for Oliver Gavin in the No.4 Corvette C7.R

First pole position for Corvette Racing at Daytona since 2000

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2015) – For the first time in 15 years, Corvette Racing will start the Rolex 24 At Daytona from pole position. Oliver Gavin was the fastest qualifier in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.

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1/4 mile drag racing at Palm Beach International Raceway! All electric Tesla Model S P85D with all wheel drive and dual electric motors that pack a monstrous 691-hp / 687 lb-ft torque vs a 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray with a N/A V8 making a solid 455 hp and 460 lb-ft torque.

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Sometimes a sad story does have a happy ending.

You may recall the poor fellow whose 2015 Corvette Z06 suffered a blown engine the day after Christmas, of all days, after he had enjoyed driving the supercar for just 891 miles.

But don’t fret any longer for Lawdogg149, as he is known on Corvette Forum.

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Corvette Racing Links for the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona

by Keith Cornett on January 22, 2015

Corvette Racing Links for the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona

Corvette Racing and the C7.Rs are gearing up this week and ready to start a new season of racing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. We’ve gathered a list of links to help all the Jake fans keep up with the action.

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Corvette Racing at Daytona: Start of a New Season

by Corvette Racing on January 21, 2015

Corvette Racing at Daytona: Start of a New Season

No easing into 2015 for two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs

  • Second season with Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in IMSA competition
  • Both Corvettes led in GT Le Mans class in last year’s Rolex 24
  • Corvette C7.R based on production Chevrolet Corvette Z06

DETROIT (Jan. 20, 2015) – The second season for the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R begins this weekend with Corvette Racing set for the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona and the start of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Saturday’s start will be the second consecutive at the twice-around-the-clock race for the team, which prior to 2014 hadn’t raced at Daytona in 13 years.

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[VIDEO] 2015 Corvette Z06 vs 2014 SRT Viper TA at the Strip

American Muscle is on full display in this video Jalopnik called “the drag race America demanded.” That is certainly true for Corvette fans who saw what happened when a Corvette Z06 with the Z07 Performance Package went up against a Viper TA in seven different roll races and lost.

In this race which takes place on the controlled environment of a drag strip, we got an example of a base aero Corvette Z06 (base splitter, no rocker panels and smaller rear spoiler) but still packing the potent 6.2L supercharged LT4 making 650 hp.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1999 C5 Corvette Race Car and Trailer Ready for the Track

If you’ve ever wanted a full-on Corvette race car to show people how it’s done at the track, you may want to hurry over to eBay. There is only a little more than two days left in an auction of a turnkey track package including a 1999 C5 Corvette race car and a 24-foot enclosed Pace trailer. The $55,000 asking price includes both, but the seller is willing to sell them separately—$52,000 for the car and $3,000 for the trailer. However, he is not willing to sell the trailer before the car is sold.

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[GALLERY] The 1956 Corvette SR-2 Race Car (36 photos)

Earlier this week the 1956 Corvette SR-2 that just went on the market for $6.885 Million made a promotional stop in Scottsdale, AZ. The former racer was on display at Scottsdale Sport and Classic Autocars for viewing before the start of the major auctions and it was the guest of honor at a reception help by Corvette Mike Vietro who is helping in the sale of the car.

Our friend Chris Draper, contributor to BadBoyVettes.com and admin of the Corvette Info Center website visited the car and has graciously allowed us to share these photos of the SR-2 from Scottsdale.

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Rare 1994 Brickyard 400 Corvette Track Car to Cross the Block at Mecum Kissimme

If you’re a big NASCAR and Corvette fan, and would like to own a bit of drivable history from the inaugural 1994 Brickyard 400, grab your checkbook and head for Kissimmee, Florida. One of the 25 Corvette convertible track and festival cars will be up for auction at Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction at the Osceola Heritage Park in (where else?) Kissimmee, Fla. this January 16 -24.

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Our friends at ProTeam Corvette will be in spotlight this Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale. That’s when a very special Corvette race car with ties to NASCAR will be offered for sale during the “Salon Select 5000 collection”.

We’ve written about ProTeam’s 1953 NASCAR Corvette before which started out as VIN 211 of the first 300 Corvettes built. The first-year Corvette was repurposed as a race car through an internal Chevrolet Shop Order and originally saw action for the 1956 Flying Mile competition on Daytona Beach before entering competition in NASCAR’s International Series for sports cars.

CorvetteBlogger contributor Rick Tavel from Corvetted.com worked with ProTeam Corvette to help write their 50-page flipbook highlighting the research and history of the 1953 NASCAR Corvette and we are fortunate to be able to share some of the important history of this Corvette prior to its auction at Barrett-Jackson.

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