LAKEVILLE, Conn. (July 2, 2013) – Two weeks after both its Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars completed the Le Mans 24 Hours, Corvette Racing returns stateside to continue defense of its GT driver, team and manufacturer championships in the American Le Mans Series. Next up is scenic Lime Rock Park and the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix on Saturday, July 6.
American Le Mans Series
This weekend the world’s most exotic racers and sports car manufacturers will face off on the streets of Long Beach in southern California. One of most popular stops in the ALMS, Long Beach is a 2 hour sprint through the city where one wrong move can have devastating consequences. Corvette Racing finished 1st and 4th in 2012 and the #4 Corvette C6.R is coming off a win at last month’s 12 Hours of Sebring. Can they repeat their success again this weekend?
Calling it a philisophy based on inclusion, Grand-AM and the American Le Mans Series announced the new class structures that will take effect when the two organizations merge into one in 2014. The announcement came on Friday prior to the start of Grand-AM’s “Roar Before the 24″ test weekend at the Daytona International Speedway.
We caught up with Corvette Racing’s Program Manager Doug Fehan at the 2012 Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. We talked about the championship sweep by Corvette Racing, the C7.R and the Grand AM/ALMS merger.
Although Corvette Racing has already wrapped up the 2012 ALMS Drivers, Team and Manufacturer Championships, there is still some unfinished business to attend to at this weekend’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. CorvetteBlogger.com is on the scene and will bring you interviews, track photos and live updates throughout the weekend.