We told you a few days ago about the big crew that worked feverishly to rebuild a 1972 Corvette with a collection of updated high-performance parts.
After pulling off what’s become known as the 48-Hour Corvette, the folks at RideTech tested the car at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park just a few days later and was ecstatic with its performance.
Now they’re even happier after already celebrating their first win with the Corvette last weekend at the Optima Ultimate Street Car event in Fort Worth, Texas!
Chris Smith drove the “new” ’72 to wins in all of the segments of the GTV class competition – first in autocross, first in speed stop, first in road course, and first in design and engineering. That added up to the highest points total in USCA history!
“Obviously we are thrilled with this win!” Smith said. “Although it has come early in the season, it is the result of years of collective experience, months of planning, and at this point, several weeks of intense physical work to get this car built and sorted out. I can’t say enough about the kickass performance of the Lingenfelter power, the grip of the Falken tires, the stopping power of the Baer brakes, and the handling of the RideTech suspension!”
RideTech President and 48 Hour Corvette owner Bret Voelkel said the cooperation of all the suppliers for the 48 Hour project and the performance of their products has been “stunning.”
“I am so proud of the team of people that has worked towards this goal,” Voelkel said. “AND … this project has only just begun …. We hope to repeat this winning performance many times over the summer.”
Their next chance will be the Goodguys autocross in Raleigh, N.C., on April 17-19.
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