A new set of rules and regulations are coming to the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship in 2016 and according to an article by Sportscar365, Corvette Racing is already building a new Corvette C.7R to meet them head on. One of the major challenges that Corvette Racing will undertake in building the 2nd generation C7.R is the creation of an escape hatch located in the roof of the car.
Pratt and Miller, the award-winning team behind the Chevrolet Corvette’s factory-supported racing effort known simply as Corvette Racing, released an interesting new video last night that takes a deep dive into the philosophy of racing. In the opener, the narrator asks the age-old question of why go racing.
Why does Chevrolet race the Corvette: “Ultimately, it’s to build a better sports car.”
Corvette Racing made their first appearance in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) outside of Le Mans recently at the Lone Star Le Mans in Austin, Texas. While their finish at the Circuit of the Americas wasn’t what they are used to and certainly not what they had hoped for, the experience doesn’t seem to have soured Corvette Racing’s interest in more racing in the WEC.
On the morning of August 28, 2014, the National Corvette Museum officially opened the NCM Motorsports Park, a 3.15 mile race facility in Bowling Green, KY.
A very large contingent of Corvette owners and enthusiasts were on hand to hear from Corvette Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode, along with the special guest representatives from Michelin, Mobil 1, Holley and Corvette Racing.
Receives prestigious honor from Le Mans governing body
DETROIT (June 13, 2014) – Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan is presented with the Spirit of Le Mans award today from the Automobile Club de l’Ouest – the sporting authority of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Fehan, who oversees the Corvette Racing program on behalf of Chevrolet, received the honor the day before the start of the 82nd running of Le Mans.
At the 2014 Corvette Museum’s Bash in Bowling Green, KY, Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan and No. 4 Corvette C7.R driver Tommy Milner conducted a question and answer session with Corvette enthusiasts. The session covered a wide range of topics including the testing and development of the C7.R and race recaps of the Daytona 24, Sebring and Long Beach.
When the all-new C7.R Corvette race car was revealed at the North American International Auto Show last Monday, a small contingent of personnel from Corvette Racing and Pratt and Miller were on hand to witness the event.
We caught up with Doug Fehan, Corvette Racing’s Program Manager, on the show floor and spoke with him about the new race car and the inaugural race of the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
Check out this in-depth interview on Trackdown on Shakedown with the always well-spoken Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan, who discusses with his old friend Leo Parente a wide range of subjects, including the 2014 United Sports Car Racing (USCR) series racing at Le Mans, Corvette marketing, and the ingredients for a successful Corvette Racing driver.