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Corvette Racing Wins Petit Le Mans on Last Lap

Gavin, Magnussen and Collard Take Dramatic GT2 Win on Fumes as Ferrari Runs Dry on Final Lap

BRASELTON, Ga., Oct 2, 2010 – Corvette Racing concluded its first full season in the ultra-competitive GT2 category with a victory tonight in the 13th running of Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Going into the final lap, the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin was trailing Toni Vilander in the class-leading No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari by 10 seconds. With a low-fuel alarm flashing on his own instrument panel, Gavin watched incredulously as the Ferrari slowed on the back straight as it ran out of E85 fuel. Gavin then raced across the finish line 5.763 seconds ahead of the runner-up No. 01 Ferrari of Dominick Farnbacher, which also passed Vilander’s hapless Ferrari.

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Johnny O'Connell Sings to Raise Money for Alzheimer's Research

Corvette Racing C6.R driver Johnny O’Connell hosts an annual celebrity auction at Petit Le Mans to raise money for Alzheimer’s research and The Guest House, an adult day health care facility in Gainesville, GA. We’ll have another post detailing some of the cool race items that were sold. However, the highlight of the evening was when he sang “I want to Rock N Roll All Night” with help from Corvette Racing Crew Chief Mike West and rocker Dan Fastuca.

Corvettes Qualify Sixth and Seventh for ALMS Petit Le Mans

Magnussen and Beretta Separated by .077 Seconds in Twin Corvette C6.Rs

BRASELTON, Ga., Oct. 1, 2010 – Corvette Racing drivers Jan Magnussen and Olivier Beretta qualified sixth and seventh respectively for Saturday’s 1,000-mile/10-hour Petit Le Mans, the season finale of the 2010 American Le Mans Series. Today’s 25-minute GT qualifying session was held in warm and sunny conditions on the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta circuit. The twin Corvettes were separated by just .077 seconds, with Magnussen qualifying sixth at 1:20.598 in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, and Beretta close behind in seventh at 1:20.675 in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R.

[VIDEO] Johnny O'Connell Talks with CorvetteBlogger at the 2010 Petit Le Mans

Yesterday we spoke with Corvette Racing C6.R driver Johnny O’Connell. We asked him his impressions about the season where in 8 races, the C6.Rs have yet to score a victory. Johnny also talked about the driver lineup changes that occured in Mosport and carried through to this weekend’s Petit Le Mans as well as his plans for his annual celebrity auction. Finally, Johnny’s personal 2002 Corvette named “Sweetness” just passed a milestone. We asked him what it was and what he did to celebrate.

A Conversation with Doug Fehan at the 2010 Petit Le Mans

CorvetteBlogger is live from Road Atlanta this weekend for Petit Le Mans and we had the opportunity to catch up with Corvette Racing’s Program Manager Doug Fehan. We spoke about the trials and tribulations of the 2010 season and look ahead to 2011 where the ACO rules will allow paddle shift transmissions. Is Corvette Racing heading down that path? Make the jump and watch our exclusive interview with the Dr. Fehan.

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Corvette Racing: Links for Petit Le Mans

The 13th annual Petit Le Mans will close the American Le Mans Series season for the first time since 2003. The 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance classic at Road Atlanta is the cornerstone event of the American Le Mans Series, annually attracts record-breaking crowds and awards class winners with automatic entries to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Corvette Team Revs Up for Petit Le Mans Endurance Race

Braselton, Ga., Sept. 29, 2010 – A two-day test at the roller-coaster Road Atlanta circuit has prepared Corvette Racing for Saturday’s 1,000-mile/10-hour Petit Le Mans, the ninth and final round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series. After seven victories at Petit Le Mans in the GTS/GT1 division, Corvette Racing is aiming to close out the 2010 campaign with its first GT2 win of the season.

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Corvette Racing: Vote O'Connell or Magnussen for Favorite ALMS Driver
Photo Credit: Richard Prince / GM Racing

All right Corvette Racing fans. Give yourself a big pat on the back as it looks like Doug Fehan got the most votes for the “From the Fans” awards. Now we turn our attention to the favorite driver award and both Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen made the final round. The last time O’Connell made it to the finals, he lost by just three votes. So let’s make amends and vote early and often (you can vote about once every 5 hours) and let’s put a C6.R driver at the top.