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[VIDEO] Wheels Come Off 2010 ALMS Season for Corvette Racing

This picture and the accompanying video pretty much sums up Corvette Racing’s chances to compete for the ALMS Championship this season. Johnny O’Connell was driving the first stint in the #3 Corvette C6.R at the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park when contact was made with the #88 GTC Porsche. The resulting damage knocked the Corvette out of the race.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Beretta Penalized for Blocking at Lime Rock

It seems that Corvette Racing can’t get a break this season and the cloud of bad luck followed the team to Connecticut this Saturday for the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Olivier Beretta was assessed a stop-and-go penalty for blocking during a heated battle with the two BMWs which surprised many watchers including the SPEED commentators. For a minute it appeared that Beretta would refuse to come in, but eventually he let the BMWs go past and entered Pit road on his third circuit following the call.

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Corvettes Qualify Fourth and Sixth in Rainy Lime Rock

by Corvette Racing on July 23, 2010

Corvettes Qualify Fourth and Sixth in Rainy Lime Rock

LAKEVILLE, Conn., July 23, 2010 – On a rainy day at Lime Rock Park, Corvette drivers Jan Magnussen and Oliver Gavin qualified their Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars fourth and sixth respectively for Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Wet conditions prevailed through two hours of practice and the 20-minute qualifying session.

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GM Goes Green with Brickyard 400 Corvette Pace Car

by Keith Cornett on July 23, 2010

GM Goes Green with Brickyard 400 Corvette Pace Car

No, we’re not talking about an ethanol burning E85-capable Corvette like the Z06 that paced the 2008 Indianapolis 500. We’re talking about Green as in “Bowling Green Metallic” – the most recent shade of Green that last graced Corvettes in 2001. This weekend, NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 will be paced by this Green and White Corvette Grand Sport Coupe while Arctic White Corvette Grand Sport Convertibles will serve as Festival (parade) cars.

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Parts of Milwaukee received nearly 8 inches of rain yesterday. Sadly this C5 Corvette paid the ultimate price when flooding closed parts of Interstate 43.

Thanks for the tip, Chasinf5s

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Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Lime Rock

by Keith Cornett on July 23, 2010

Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Lime Rock

One of the most scenic road course in North America, Lime Rock Park draws impressive crowds when the American Le Mans Series rolls into town. The 1.5-mile, 10-turn circuit keeps the action flowing all race for both drivers and spectators.

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Corvettes on eBay: 2012 Stingray Concept Corvette Replica

Check out this former 2008 Hertz rent-a-car Corvette ZHZ that has been customized to look like the 2012 Corvette Stingray Concept that appears as Sideswipe in Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. The Corvette is listed on eBay and with 3 days left in the auction, 6 bids have run the price up to $35,200 with the reserve not yet met.

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Corvette Racing at Lime Rock: Into the Arena

by Corvette Racing on July 21, 2010

Corvette Racing at Lime Rock: Into the Arena

LAKEVILLE, Conn., July 20, 2010 – It’s been called a bull ring and a short track with hills, but perhaps Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin’s description of Lime Rock Park is the most accurate: “It’s like stepping into a gladiatorial arena.”

Gavin and his Corvette Racing teammates will take on the shortest circuit on the ALMS schedule when they contest the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix on Saturday, July 24. After missing last year’s Lime Rock round while preparing for the debut of the GT2-spec Corvette C6.R, Corvette Racing will be in the midst of the raging GT war this weekend on the tight 1.51-mile, 10-turn course. With entries in four classes sharing the same ribbon of asphalt and lap times under one minute, the action promises to be fast and furious.

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[VIDEO] Hot Rod Magazine Destroys a C4 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on July 21, 2010

[VIDEO] Hot Rod Magazine Destroys a C4 Corvette

Hot Rod Magazine has a feature coming out later this year in which they take a C4 Corvette and show you how to make it outrun a new Corvette for dirt cheap. To help promote the story, they released a teaser vid on the Corvette Forum which shows the hot rod staff literally tearing and cutting apart a 1985 Corvette. Big mistake according to the C4 Corvette owners who have chimed in against the gratuitous destruction of their favorite sports car.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Series Episode 7: Beyond the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Here’s the seventh segment in Corvette Racing’s Track to Street series, highlighting the fan experience at the 24 Hours of Le Mans event. In this episode, the Corvette Racing team offers a glimpse of what happens off the track, as there’s much more than initially meets the eye. Take a look, and put yourself in the shoes of the many fans who travel far and wide to witness the historical race.

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