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Corvette Racing Reigns in American Le Mans Series Monterey with One-Two Finish

Gavin and Milner Score Consecutive GT Victories; Magnussen and Garcia Take Second in Six-Hour Race

MONTEREY, Calif., May 12, 2012 – Corvette Racing broke its victory drought at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in convincing fashion today, sweeping the fiercely competitive GT class with a one-two finish in the six-hour American Le Mans Series Monterey. It was the team’s first victory at the central California circuit since a win in the GT1 class in 2008, and its first one-two finish since moving to the GT class in 2009.

Corvettes Qualify Second and Fifth for American Le Mans Series Monterey

Corvettes Qualify Second and Fifth for American Le Mans Series Monterey

Milner Second Quickest in GT at Laguna Seca, Garcia Grabs Fifth on Final Qualifying Lap

MONTEREY, Calif., May 11, 2012 – Corvette Racing drivers Tommy Milner and Antonio Garcia took different approaches to qualifying for Saturday’s six-hour American Le Mans Series Monterey at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but both produced top-five results. Milner qualified the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R second in the GT class on his third hot lap with a time of 1:22.661 seconds. Garcia waited until his seventh lap around the 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette to clock in with a 1:22.919 for the fifth qualifying spot.

[VIDEO] Evansville Dealer Puts a Corvette “High in the Sky”

You’re never too old to hang a Corvette in the sky.

Larry Bennett is proof of that.

At age 27, back in 1970, he placed a brand new orange Corvette atop his car lot’s sign when he opened it in Evansville, Indiana. He ended up selling the business in 1996, and the car came down.

Bondurant Performance Driving School Expands to Pikes Peak International Raceway

Bondurant Performance Driving School Expands to Pikes Peak International Raceway

What do you get when you combine the leading advanced driver training program with one of the most versatile motorsports venues in the world?

How about Bondurant Performance Driving at Pikes Peak International Raceway?

Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is expanding its operations to include Pikes Peak International Raceway, the two partners announced today.

Bloomington Gold Announces 2012 Inductees into The Great Hall

Bloomington Gold Announces 2012 inductees into The Great Hall

Our friends at Bloomington Gold have recently announced who will be honored this year as the newest members of The Great Hall. The diverse 2012 list of honorees consists of a racer, a noted restorer, the founder of Corvette Central, and a former Corvette Chief Engineer among others.

Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS at Monterey

Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS at Monterey

It’s another six hours into the sunset at famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca when the American Le Mans Series returns for the American Le Mans Monterey, presented by Patrón May 11-12. This is a crucial race for the boys in Yellow as Chevrolet and BMW are tied in the Manufacturers standings and the #4 C6.R and the #3 C6.R are 2nd and 3rd in the drivers standings behind the #56 BMW. Take no prisioners this weekend!!

[VIDEO] Take a Ride in the EX-87 Corvette

[VIDEO] Take a Ride in the EX-87 Corvette

There are a lot of significant Corvettes out there. The first fuelie, the first big block, the first car of any Corvette generation or model year, etc. Many of these cars get locked away in a museum and seldom, if ever, see use on the road. When we stumbled across this video of EX-87, “the Duntov Mule”, which now resides in the Lingenfelter Collection we had to pass it along. Click past the jump to take a fresh look at the first V8 equipped Corvette.

Coolest Jobs in Tech: How Data Engineers Help the Corvette C6.Rs Win Races

Coolest Jobs in Tech: How the Data Jockeys Help the Corvette C6.Rs Win Races

Computer geeks are helping the No. 4 Corvette C6.R team win races.

In a world where a fraction of a second sometimes determines the outcome, it only makes sense that usually it’s the little things that can make the difference.

That’s where people like Chuck Houghton, race engineer for the Corvette Racing team in the American Le Mans Series GT class, can have a big influence on what happens on the track, even though they’re not behind the wheel of the car or even on the pit crew.

[ACCIDENT] Indiana Teen Crashes Mom’s C4 Corvette

[ACCIDENT] Indiana Teen Crashes Mom's C4 Corvette border=

It could have been much worse, but let’s hope a 16-year-old’s joyride in his mom’s 1996 Corvette over the weekend was worth the heap of trouble he’s in now.

Seems the teenager took the sports car without his mom’s approval and wound up totaling the vehicle and ending up at the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

C5 Corvette Seized From Drug Dealer is Now a DARE Car

C5 Corvette Seized From Drug Dealer is Now a DARE Car

A Corvette once associated with a drug dealer is now helping Bartlett, Tennessee police teach youngsters about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

The 1999 model has been adorned with patriotic decals as part of the DARE program, or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, which aims to show fourth and fifth graders how to keep peer pressure from making them succumb to drugs and alcohol.

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