The American Le Mans Series returns to the Atlantic seaboard with the first running of the Baltimore Grand Prix. The circuit in downtown Baltimore will run along the city`s Inner Harbor, making the venue one of the most picturesque in ALMS history.
Software, Simulations, and Experience Prepare Corvette Racing for Inaugural Baltimore Race
BALTIMORE, Aug. 31, 2011 – Before the first practice session at the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix begins, Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars will already have made dozens of laps on the downtown street circuit – thanks to sophisticated computer simulations.
In the eighth installment of Corvette Racing’s Track to Street video series, see how the team prepares for the street-course race in Baltimore, the city’s first ALMS event.
On Sunday, over 40 current and former Corvette race cars gathered at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for the Corvette World Tribute, a celebration of racing Corvettes as part of the Chevrolet’s 100 year anniversary. As the cars lined up to take a parade lap around the famous 4.08 mile circuit, youtube member HeyMark5 captured nearly three minutes of pure Corvette thunder as each of the corvettes sauntered past his camera and made their way onto the track.
During Sunday’s broadcast of the American Le Mans Series at the Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase at Road America, Corvette Racing’s Program Manager Doug Fehan delivered the latest Tech Transfer segment which centered on the Corvette’s carbon fiber panels.
This Thursday, attendees of the Corvettes at Carlisle show can watch an encore screening of “The Quest“, the documentary about the Le Mans winning 1960 Corvette and its famous owners, Chip and Lance Miller. If you’re not able to make it Carlisle, the good news is you can still watch The Quest by ordering the DVD which is now available for purchase.
Gavin and Magnussen Run at the Front in GT, Beretta and Milner Retire after Accident
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 20, 2011 – The fans wanted a four-hour race at Road America, and the American Le Mans Series teams delivered four hours of nonstop action in the Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase. The No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen finished fifth in the GT class after running in the lead pack throughout the race. The No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Tommy Milner and Olivier Beretta retired with suspension damage after an accident at the three-hour mark. The No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia driven by Jaime Melo and Toni Vilander won the hard-fought GT category, and the No. 4 Corvette won the Michelin Green X Challenge competition.
Last night the 1969 ZL-1 Greenwood Stars and Stripes Corvette that was campaigned at Sebring, Daytona and Le Mans crossed the auction block at RM’s Monterey auction. Early estimates of what this Corvette would sell for proved to be way off when the hammer dropped at $580,000.
The “holy grail” of North American road courses, Road America stirs the senses of every fan and participant as soon as they roll in the gates. High speeds are the norm with runs through Wisconsin`s scenic Kettle Moraine, and there will be even more this year with a four-hour enduro.