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Corvette Racing at VIR: A 10th ALMS Team Championship

Garcia/Magnussen 3rd, Gavin/Milner 6th on title-winning day

ALTON, Va. (Oct. 5, 2013) – For the 10th time in the 15 years of the American Le Mans Series, Corvette Racing can lay claim to an ALMS team championship. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen finished third in the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway in their No. 3 Compuware Chevrolet Corvette C6.R to clinch both the ALMS manufacturer and team titles with one round of the series to go.

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Corvettes Qualify Third and Fourth for ALMS VIR 240
Photo Credit: Jan Magnussen

Gavin and Magnussen Claim Second Row in Fast and Furious Qualifying at VIR

ALTON, Va., Sept. 14, 2012 – Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen locked up the second row in GT qualifying for Saturday’s VIR 240 at Virginia International Raceway. Gavin qualified the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R third in the 11-car GT field at 1:46.409 (110.630 mph). Magnussen qualified the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R fourth at 1:46.497 (110.538 mph) in the American Le Mans Series’ first visit to the Virginia track. Johannes van Overbeek claimed the GT pole in the No. 01 Ferrari with a fast lap at 1:45.988 (111.069 mph).

Chevrolet Is The Top Performance Brand in the USA

When it comes sports car sales in the USA, Chevrolet is the brand that buyers flocked to in 2011 with Camaro and Corvette accounting for one out of every three sports cars sold last year. To show off their most capable performance cars, Chevy took the Camaro ZL1 and Corvette ZR1 to VIR where the two retail production versions lapped the Grand Course in record times.