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Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two in Road America

by Corvette Racing on August 21, 2010

Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two in Road America

Gavin Wins First GT Pole of Season for Corvette, Magnussen Takes Second Spot

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 21, 2010 – Corvette Racing qualified first and second in the GT class for Sunday’s American Le Mans Series powered by eStar at Road America. Oliver Gavin set the time to beat with his fastest lap at 2:06.509 (115.192mph) in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Jan Magnussen responded with a 2:06.674 to put the No. 3 Compuware Corvette in the second qualifying spot, just .165 seconds off Gavin’s pole-winning time.

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Auction Results: Mecum at Monterey Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on August 21, 2010

Auction Results: Mecum at Monterey Corvette Sales

Mecum’s auction last weekend at Monterey featured some of the best collectible Corvettes available. Sales of Corvettes totaled $3,238,250 lead by the first 1967 L88 Corvette which sold for $1.25 million. Of the 59 Corvettes that crossed the block, 24 received a SOLD sticker for an auction success rate of 41%.

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Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Road America

by Keith Cornett on August 21, 2010

Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Road America
Road America’s Corvette Corral sponsored by Corvette Central

There may not be a track in North America that stirs the senses like Road America. The American Le Mans Series has raced on the 4.08-mile, 14-turn circuit every year since 2002, and the cars wind their way through Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine at record speeds.

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[VIDEO] 1960 #3 Le Mans Corvette Historic Return Documentary Trailer

When Lance Miller set out to return the #3 Briggs Cunningham 1960 Corvette and its driver John Fitch to Le Mans for the 50th anniversary of the cars win, he was accompanied by Corvette collector and documentary filmmaker Michael Brown who captured the experience in HD. A fall release of the feature-length documentary as well as a book are expected. While we wait, a trailer of the coming film has been released.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Series Episode 9: Endurance Racing

In Episode 9 of Corvette Racing’s Track to Street, Oliver Gavin, driver of the no. 4 Corvette, and Ken Flory, chief engineer of the no. 3 Corvette, show they know what it takes to compete in long distance races. Both are accomplished marathon runners and successful Corvette Racing competitors. Gavin speaks about his experiences both on and off the track, as he compares the mindset and environments for both sports. He also talks about the focus and determination that drive him to compete at a high level.

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[VIDEO] Classic Corvette Dodges Bullet at Nurburgring

by Keith Cornett on August 19, 2010

[VIDEO] Classic Corvette Dodges Bullet at Nurburgring

This midyear Corvette was parked alongside one of the turns at the famous Nurburgring in Germany and from the video it appears the car was stalled. Not a great place to be as a recent rainstorm had passed through leaving the track wet and several cars had trouble navigating the turn as the video shows. Eventually, the driver got the Corvette started and was able to move to a safer location.

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Corvette Plans Return to UK Dealers in 2011

by Keith Cornett on August 19, 2010

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Looks like the Chevy Corvette will be headed back to the UK starting in May 2011 according to several online sources. Chevrolet’s flagship sports car will be imported by Chevrolet UK and sold at select dealers alongside the Camaro.

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Corvette Racing at Road America: Le Mans in the Midwest

by Corvette Racing on August 18, 2010

Corvette Racing at Road America: Le Mans in the Midwest

Corvette Racing Returns to High-Speed Wisconsin Road Course

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Two events occurred in 1955 that would forever change the face of American road racing: Chevrolet introduced its new small-block V-8 engine, and the good citizens of Elkhart Lake, Wis., opened a new road racing circuit near their quiet rural town. The Chevy small-block went on to become America’s most successful production-based racing engine, and Road America became one of the world’s most revered race tracks. On Sunday, August 22, Road America will host the seventh round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series, and the roar of Corvette Racing’s 5.5-liter V8s will echo through the rolling hills of the Wisconsin countryside.

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[VIDEO] NASCAR's Juan Pablo Montoya Hits the

Check out this great video of a Torch Red Corvette ZR1 driven hard by the very capable Juan Pablo Montoya at the Milford Proving Ground’s road course affectionately known as the Lutz Ring. Montoya currently drives a Chevy in NASCAR and won the checkered flag two weeks ago at Watkins Glen. So what did he do to celebrate his win? By scaring the hell out of people who rode shotgun in the ZR1.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing: The Mid-Ohio “Jake” Edit

by Keith Cornett on August 16, 2010

Here is a special “Jake” edit captured from Sunday’s CBS Sports broadcast of “Road Warriors: American Le Mans Series Mid-Ohio“. Enjoy!


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