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Corvette Racing at Road America: Gavin, Milner Score Dramatic GTLM Victory

Corvette Racing at Road America: Gavin, Milner Score Dramatic GTLM Victory


No. 4 Corvette C7.R goes from fifth to first in final seven minutes

EKLHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 7, 2016) – Corvette Racing and Action Express Racing gave Chevrolet and the Corvette marque two victories today at Road America in the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner won the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class in the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in a thrilling finish by going from fifth to first in the final seven minutes. It was their fourth victory of the season.

Corvette Racing at Road America: On to the Race!

Corvette Racing at Road America: On to the Race!


Looking to maintain GT Le Mans at Road America

EKLHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 6, 2016) – Corvette Racing will go for victory No. 101 on Sunday from the third and fourth rows of the GT Le Mans (GTLM) grid in the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.

Somebody Broke into Oliver Gavin’s House and Stole Priceless Racing Memorabilia

[STOLEN] Somebody Broke into Oliver Gavin's House and Stole Priceless Racing Memorabilia


Well this sucks.

Corvette Racing’s all-around good guy Oliver Gavin tweeted on Friday that someone had broken into his house back in England. He reports that his family is okay, just shaken from the experience, but Oliver did say that many personal racing items were stolen.

Oliver also shared photos of several missing items. Taken was one of his distinctive Blue and Orange helmets which Chevrolet bowties that is used in IMSA and the V8 Supercars series as well as a set of six coins given to drivers for starts at the 24 Hours of Le Mans:




Oliver Gavin is a five-time class winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and he leads all Corvette Racing drivers, past and present, with 47 total wins during his 14 years of driving for the factory team. Chevrolet appreciates what he does as well and they have made him a brand ambassador for Europe.

Hopefully the police can find the person(s) responsible so that Oliver’s memorabilia is returned and that his family can feel safe in their own house while he is away for racing.


Source:
Oliver Gavin / Twitter via roadandtrack.com

Related:
[VIDEO] Oliver Gavin’s Massive Corvette C7.R Burnout at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
[VIDEO] Mobil 1’s The Grid Previews Corvette Racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Corvette Racing at Lime Rock Park: 100th Victory in Program History

 

Corvette Museum Receives First Donation of a 1956 Corvette

Corvette Museum Receives First Donation of a 1956 Corvette


Terral Wittgow represents all that’s good about the Corvette hobby.

He was 10 years old in 1953 when he saw his first Corvette, indeed possibly one of the first few hundred Corvettes ever made.

Corvette Racing Shows Off New Decal for the Corvette C7.Rs at Road America

Corvette Racing Shows Off New Decal for the Corvette C7.Rs at Road America


Two weeks ago at Lime Rock Park, Corvette Racing set a modern milestone of winning 100 races in modern day IMSA/FIA competition. To celebrate, Corvette Racing has a new decal to show off on the Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs:

Corvette Funfest Announces Saturday Concert with Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX

Corvette Funfest Announces Saturday Concert with Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX


Mid America Motorworks will be welcoming Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX to the 2016 Corvette Funfest celebration in Effingham, IL. The much-anticipated concert announcement was made yesterday by Mid America’s Chief Cheerleader Mike Yager. Dennis DeYoung will take the stage on Saturday, September 17th at the Funfest Amphitheater.

[ACCIDENT] Maryland Corvette Driver Killed after Fatal Crash Flips a Garbage Truck

[ACCIDENT] Maryland Corvette Driver Killed after Fatal Crash Flips a Garbage Truck
Photo Credit: thebaynet.com


The 27-year-old driver of a 2007 Corvette coupe lost his life early Thursday morning in Calvert County, Maryland, with high speed and possible alcohol playing a role in the crash, according to law enforcement officials.

The only thing still recognizable as a Corvette was the rear-third of the car behind the seats. Everything else was badly damaged by the impact when the Corvette, apparently traveling at an extremely high rate of speed, according to reports, struck the right rear tandem axle of a 2001 Mack Waste Management trash truck about 1:29 a.m. on Aug. 4.

[VIDEO] 2016 Corvette Invasion at the Circuit of the Americas

[VIDEO] 2016 Corvette Invasion at the Circuit of the Americas


A few weeks back we told you about this really big Corvette show held in Austin, TX at the Circuit of the Americas race track. The 4th annual Corvette Invasion at COTA promised 100s of Corvettes and judging by this video it looks like the turnout was fantastic. The Corvette Invasion was a two-day event with a Saturday car show at the facility while Sunday was dedicated to driving those Corvettes on the F1 track for parade laps.

DETROIT NEWS: Mid-Engine Corvette Coming in 2019 while C7 Runs through 2021

DETROIT NEWS: Mid-Engine Corvette Coming in 2019 while C7 Runs through 2021
Photo Credit: Photo: Glenn Paulina / KGP Photography


It seems like more and more C8 Corvette news that was so hard to come by earlier this year is finally starting to make its way out to the public. This latest report on the next generation Corvette comes from the Detroit News who cited unnamed sources as saying the mid-engine Corvette will debut in 2019 while the front-engine C7 Corvette will stay around until 2021.

[VIDEO] Mobil 1 Celebrates Corvette Racing’s 100 Wins in Sportscar Racing

[VIDEO] Mobil 1 Celebrates Corvette Racing's 100 Wins in Sportscar Racing


There is no doubt that Corvette Racing is the premiere team in IMSA’s GTLM class, and there is also no doubt that without the help and support of their partners like Mobil 1, reaching 100 wins would have been a lot harder.

Mobil 1 has been with Corvette Racing from the beginning of the program. And like the Corvette race cars, the support from Mobil 1 has helped transformed our production Corvettes though the transfer of technical know-how from race to street.

A new video from Mobil 1 The Grid Celebrates the teams 100 wins and features past and present members of Corvette Racing talking about what it takes to put together a championship-caliber racing program.

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