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Tommy Milner & the C7.R Corvette Wins GTLM at 12 Hours of Sebring!!! – 3 VIDEOS

Corvette Racing Team scores ANOTHER win at the 12 Hours of Sebring IMSA Race

Dateline: 3-20-16: The overall winner of the 2016 12 Hours of Sebring was Pipo Derani driving his Ligier JS P2 Honda. The Action Express Corvette Daytona Prototype driven by Dane Cameron took 2nd and Christian Fittipaldi took 3rd in his Action Express Corvette Daytona Prototype.

But for Corvette fans, Tommy Milner brought home the gold and took 1st in GTLM Class in his C7.R Corvette.

Here are some interesting stats that show the success of the Corvette Racing Team:

* This was the 10th class victory at Sebring for Corvette Racing

* The Corvette Racing Team claimed its fifth straight Triple Crown victory! 

* This was the second straight victory at Sebring for Corvette Racing and the third in four years. Continue reading

Corvette Racing Looks to Build on Historic Success at LeMans

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by Patrick Rall as republished from Torque News
Corvette endurance racers rack up race wins and series championships around the world 

Dateline 2.14.16: Corvette Racing has announced that both of their team cars have received an invitation to compete in the 2016 24 Hours of LeMans endurance race – giving the Corvette crew a chance to back up last year’s LeMans win while continuing the momentum gathered in finishing 1-2 earlier this month in Daytona. Continue reading

1953 NASCAR Corvette Racer


by K.Scott Teeters as written for Vette Magazine and republished from SuperChevy.com
Illustrated Corvette Series No 226: The First Factory-Built Corvette Racer

Dateline 2.5.16:  There isn’t another car in Detroit history that has been so consistently involved in racing as the Corvette. Today, the base model C7 is more racecar than ever. But it all had to start somewhere and the generally accepted break-out racing event for the Corvette was Sebring 1956 when a factory-prepared 265 4-speed Corvette won 1st place in the Sports 8000 Class at the 12-hour race event. Chevrolet marketing ran print ads declaring the Corvette as “The Real McCoy.” But, we have to roll the clock back to 1955 to get to the very first factory-built Corvette racecar, and it wasn’t a road racer, it was a NASCAR racer. A “NASCAR”, Corvette? Yes! Continue reading

Relive the Spectacular Final Minutes of the 2016 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

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by Chris Perkins as republished from RoadandTrack.com
The last 15 minutes of this 24-hour race was some of the tightest racing we’ve ever seen

Dateline February 2, 2016: After the two Corvette GTLM cars got around the class leading #912 Porsche 911 towards the end of this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan gave his drivers permission to race each other. What followed was the most spectacular 15 minutes of racing many have ever witnessed. Continue reading

1999: Winning Corvette Race Team Tests Two C5-R Race Cars at Daytona


by Scott Teeters as written for Vette Vues
Corvette Milestones: January 10, 1999 – At the Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona, Florida, the Corvette Racing group tests its two Corvette C5-R racecars

Dateline January 2016: All we can say is that it was about time GM and Chevrolet got behind a factory-supported Corvette racing effort! While Pratt & Miller built the cars, Corvette engineers were right there assisting and observing what worked and what didn’t, then applying their finding to what would become the Z06, the ZR1, the C7, and the C7 Z06. Continue reading

Looking Back On Corvette Racing’s 2015 Endurance Racing Triple Crown: VIDEO


by Sam McEachern as republished from GM Authority
Corvette Team wins three of the most prestigious races in sportscar racing:
the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans

Dateline 12.9.15: Corvette Racing may have missed out on the IMSA GTLM championship in 2015, however the team still has lots to be proud of after winning three of the most prestigious races in sportscar racing: the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans. While the official ‘Triple Crown’ of motorsport is rightfully the Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix, Corvette Racing captured their own make-do Triple Crown with their three endurance wins. Continue reading

Racer Mike Rockenfeller Looks Forward To Corvette Racing At Daytona, Sebring

The #4 Corvette C7.R, driven by Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Robin Liddell races to a fifth-place finish in the GT Le Mans class Sunday, January 26, 2014 during the Rolex 24 At Daytona in Daytona Beach Florida. The team experienced a problem with the car’s gearbox while running in second-place with less than three hours to go in the 24-hour opening race of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. (Photo by Richard Prince for Corvette Racing)

                                                      (Photo by Richard Prince for Corvette Racing)

by Sam McEachern as republished from GM Authority
Corvette Racing hires Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler to drive their two Corvette C7.Rs

Dateline 12.9 15: Corvette Racing has hired on Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler to drive their two Corvette C7.Rs alongside existing drivers Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner at the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. Rockenfeller is an Audi factory driver, but his relationship with the rival automaker hasn’t hindered his excitement about racing with the team. Continue reading

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grandsport – Duntov Motors Race Car for Sale


as republished from Showroom.WindingRoad.com
Offered for the first time at public sale the purposed built first GM licensed Grand Sport convertible

Dateline 12.9.15: Location: Jupiter, FL…Offered for the first time at public sale the purposed built first GM licensed Grand Sport convertible. This multiple race winning car was by Alan and Edward and Edward Sevadjian and the team at Duntov motors. It was built as his personal car, and has gone thru rigorous testing. And set up. No expense or short cuts were made. Top notch materials were used throughout the build. Continue reading

It Will Cost $179,200 For One Full Season Of Racing In The Michelin Corvette Challenge


by Sam McEachern as republished from GM Authority
One of the biggest announcements from Chevrolet at this year’s SEMA Show
in Las Vegas was the launch of the Michelin Corvette Challenge racing series

Dateline 12.5.15: One of the biggest announcements from Chevrolet at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas was the launch of the Michelin Corvette Challenge racing series. The spec racing series will be held at Spring Mountain Motorsports Resort and County Club and will see amateur racers go head-to-head with each other in identical Corvette Stingray racecars throughout the year. Continue reading

Make This 1968 Corvette SCCA B Class Racer Yours For Just $35,000


by Chris Demorro as republished from Corvette Online
SCCA B/Production vintage racers offer a balance between price, power and that raw racing sound

Dateline 11.28.15: Racing is a rich man’s sport for sure, though some forms of it are much more affordable than others. Essentially, the faster you want to go, the more you have to spend. SCCA B/Production vintage racers offer a balance between price, power and that raw racing sound. You can get behind the wheel of a period-correct SCCA race car for about the same price as a new Mustang GT or Camaro SS. Continue reading

2016 Corvette C7.R Breaks Cover at Daytona


by John Machaqueiro as republished from SuperChevy.com
C7.Rs Break Cover: Corvettes hit the high banks of Daytona International Speedway

Dateline 11.23.15: In the old days of the American Le Mans Series, Corvette Racing had almost six months between seasons. As a result of the merger with Grand Am, that time has been cut down to less than three months. Development and testing is now fast tracked during the season with final tests scheduled before the Rolex 24 in late January. With the changes in the rules for 2016, Pratt & Miller has designed and unveiled a new pair of C7.R’s that embrace those new regulations. Continue reading

Corvette confirms 2016 Le Mans driver line-ups


by Jamie Klein as republished from MotorSport.com
Corvette Racing has confirmed its driver line-ups for next June’s Le Mans 24 Hours

Dateline 11.22.16: Ricky Taylor joins the American team for the 2016 edition of the French endurance classic. Taylor makes his return to Le Mans after a year’s absence alongside Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen, effectively replacing Ford-bound Ryan Briscoe. Continue reading

2015 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational Won by Corvette


by Steven Rupp as republished from SuperChevy.com
Arms Race: Corvettes run hard at the 2015 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational

Dateline 11.18.15: Back in 2008, the people at Optima Batteries had an idea to show that the cars typically seen at SEMA could actually go as fast as they looked. That first year about 30 cars showed up to battle it out in the desert at the K&N sponsored Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI). Fast forward to 2015 and the current event is on a whole other level. Over the last eight years the top-finishing cars have gone from modified street cars capable of track duty to pseudo race cars that are legal for street use. Continue reading

IMSA: Fassler, Rockenfeller join Corvette Racing for enduros


by Corvette Racing (source) as republished from racer.com
More Corvette Racing Talent

Dateline 11.18.15: Already one of endurance sports car racing’s most prominent teams, Corvette Racing is adding even more championship-winning talent to its roster for the first two rounds of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Marcel Fassler and Mike Rockenfeller will complete the team’s lineup for the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in the pair of Chevrolet Corvette C7.R racecars. Continue reading

Michelin Corvette Challenge to Debut at Spring Mountain in 2016


as republished from PRNewswire.com
Stingray-based spec-racing series launches with 15-race season

Dateline November 2016: LAS VEGAS, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club announced a new spec-racing series based around the award-winning 7th generation Corvette. The Michelin Corvette Challenge race series kicks off its inaugural season, February 20th, 2016 at the Spring Mountain facility, near Las Vegas. Continue reading

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