LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 16, 2016) – Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner extended their GT Le Mans (GTLM) championship lead with a runner-up finish in their No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R at Saturday’s Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix.
One of the reasons we like Corvette FunFest so much at Mid America Motorworks is the Install Dome where Corvette enthusiasts can have their new Corvette mods installed for free while they are out enjoying the show.
But why wait until the end of summer for those new mods when you could be enjoying them all summer long before showing them off to all your friends at the 2016 Corvette Funfest.
To start your summer off right, Mid America Motorworks is hosting a free install day on Saturday, May 14th at the MAM corporate headquarters in Effingham, IL.
The Corvette Z06 is already known as a precision machine of both design and function, and with 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque straight from the factory, it’s ready to dance toe with toe with the best Europe can throw at it.
But that didn’t stop German tuner BBM Motorsports from taking one look at the C7 Z06 and thinking how they were going wring more power from the already potent LT4.
I think one of the hallmarks of a great racing team is having the ability to learn something new or to take an approach that was different that the ways you’ve done it before.
Take Corvette Racing for example.
You don’t win the 24 Hours of Le Mans eight times in sixteen years and not come away with learning a lesson or two from every trip.
Last year the team learned what may have been the cruelest lesson so far since Corvette Racing first started racing in 1999 after the No.63 Corvette C7.R was badly damaged during a qualifying session and would have to sit out the race. Although the No.64 Corvette C7.R won the 24 hour French classic in 2015, it could have easily gone the other way.
So as Corvette Racing is making their preparations for the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, word has come from DailySportsCar.com that the team will be taking three C7.Rs to France – the two primary Corvettes and a spare C7.R chassis that will hopefully not be needed.
This means that a total of five Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs are going to France, with four of them slated for the race.
Corvette Racing will have two C7.Rs (plus the spare) for LMGTE-PRO while Larbre Competition and Team AAI will each be running a 2015-spec C7.R in LMGTE-AM.
Here is a replay of last year’s qualifying crash with Jan Magnussen and the No.63 Corvette C7.R at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The cause of the crash was determined to be track debris that got stuck in the throttle linkage:
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The 2016 edition of Corvettes on Woodward is still 5 months away, but organizer Larry Courtney is already sharing some details of this year’s event. Among the changes are a new location and a Corvette American flag display.
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