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Corvette Racing Sets the Pace in ALMS Winter Test

by Corvette Racing on February 11, 2011

Corvette Racing Sets the Pace in ALMS Winter Test
Photo Credit: Richard Price/GM Racing

Corvettes Run Fastest Lap in GT Class in Every Session of Two-Day Sebring Test

SEBRING, Fla., Feb. 10, 2011 – Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs ran the fastest laps in all four sessions of the two-day American Le Mans Series Winter Test at Sebring International Raceway. After Jan Magnussen turned the quickest times in the first three sessions on the historic circuit in the No. 4 Corvette C6.R, Olivier Beretta posted the fastest lap of the test in the GT class with the No. 3 Corvette C6.R in the final session.

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Corvette Racing Links for 02/09/11

by Keith Cornett on February 9, 2011

Corvette Racing Links for 2/09/11

The Sebring Winter Test is now underway and with all the news coming out of Central Florida and other parts of the world, a quick round up of news was in order. Here’s what’s going on now:

 

[POLL] Do You Approve of Corvette Racing’s 2011 Livery

by Keith Cornett on February 9, 2011

[POLL] Do you Approve of Corvette Racing's 2011 Livery

Every year, Corvette Racing refreshes the design of the factory C6.Rs for the upcoming season. Some recent notables include the Jake Scrape and the reverse B-Pillar Jakes at Monterey. Fans, bored to death during the off-season, cite the annual unveiling of the livery as one of the things they look forward to. So yesterday’s sighting of the new 2011 Corvette Racing livery at the Sebring 2-day test burned up and down the intertubes and feedback is coming in. What we want to know from you is, do you approve?

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Corvette Racing's New 2011 C6.R Livery Spotted at Sebring Test

Facebook user John Machaqueiro spotted Pratt & Miller’s trailers set up for the two day test at Sebring International Raceway that begins tomorrow. Parked next to it was the #4 Corvette C6.R showing off its new livery for the 2011 season. Once again, the team’s livery maintains the yellow and black paint scheme with the major change being the silver “barbed wire/throwing stars” look giving way to a silver stripe beginning as a point on the doors and then wrapping around the rear. Another new addition is the commemorative Chevrolet 100 Years logo on the hood.

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1961 Corvette Racer Sells for $55,000 at Mecum's 2011 Kissimmee Auction

This ermine white and blue stripe 1961 Corvette was built for one reason – racing. A radio/heater delete car, this Corvette came from the factory equipped with a solid-lifter 315 horsepower fuel injected 283 ci engine and is one of 233 Corvettes with RPO 687 – the special heavy duty brakes and suspension package. Last weekend, this vintage 1961 Competition-spec Corvette Race car was sold at Mecum’s 2011 Kissimmee auction for $55,000.

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Mecum Kissimmee 2011 Preview: Two Vintage Corvette Racecars

by Guest Contributor on January 28, 2011

Mecum Kissimmee 2011 Preview: 1961 Corvette Racer

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

We’re on to Saturday, January 29th now in our taste of cars from Mecum’s annual Kissimmee, Florida sale. When it came time to pick 1 Saturday car from Mecum’s green sheet, it became obvious that just 1 car wasn’t going to be sufficient this time. So for today’s glance we’ll discuss 1 C2 racecar and 1 C3 L88 convertible.

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[VIDEO] Barrett-Jackson 2011: 2011 Le Mans Anniversary Corvette Z06 Sells for $210,000

The Corvette Museum’s Motorsport Park project got a shot in the arm on Friday night following the sale of the 2011 Le Mans Anniversary Corvette Z06 at the 2011 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. The sale of the White/Blue one-off VIN #001 Corvette Z06 for $210,000 to NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick was probably a little lower than what the NCM was looking for, but every little bit helps!

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Corvette Racing Announces 2011 Driver Lineup

by Keith Cornett on January 21, 2011

Corvette Racing Announces 2011 Driver Lineup
Corvette Racing Driver Tommy Milner

The uncertainty surrounding the driver lineup at Corvette Racing has now been resolved after it was announced last month that long time driver Johnny O’Connell would drive the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe in SCCA. GM Racing announced this afternoon that Tommy Milner and Richard Westbrook will be driving the C6.Rs in the 2011 American Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Le Mans campaigns. Milner will join Olivier Beretta as a full time driver of the #3 Corvette while Westbrook will join Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen in the #4 Corvette for the three endurance races.

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Corvettes on eBay: 2003 Sebring Winning Corvette C5R

by Keith Cornett on January 13, 2011

Corvettes on eBay: Chassis #005 2001 Corvette C5R

Well, you just don’t see these early Corvette Racing C5Rs available for purchase all that often. Offered on eBay is the Pratt & Miller 2001 Corvette C5R chassis #005. The Corvette was first raced at Infineon Raceway in May 2002 by Ron Fellows and Kelly Collins, capturing a win at this first event. Chassis #005 would add wins at Mid-Ohio, Washington DC, Mosport and Petit Le Mans to close out the 2002 ALMS season. In 2003, Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Franck Fréon would pilot this C5R to a class win at the 12 Hours of Sebring.

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Corvette Racing Links for 1/11/11

by Keith Cornett on January 11, 2011

Corvette Racing Links for 1/11/11