Corvette Racing 100th Corvette Win and First Victory in the C8.R

Corvette Racing 100th Corvette Win and First Victory in the C8.R

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In this blog post, we want to share a press release from the Corvette Racing team. First, we want to congratulate the Corvette Racing team on scoring their 100th IMSA victory in its second race with the new mid-engine C8.R. No. 3! Garcia, Taylor team for program’s 100th win in IMSA competition PRESS RELEASE: 7/05/2020 CORVETTE RACING AT DAYTONA: First Victory for Corvette C8.RGarcia, Taylor team for program’s 100th win in IMSA competition First race back following COVID-19 lockdown periodGTLM pole position for Gavin, No. 4 CorvetteMilner, Gavin in the hunt early for elusive race victory DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 4, 2020) – Corvette Racing earned the first victory with the new Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, and the team won for the 100th time in IMSA competition Saturday night as Antonio…
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Cliff Gottlob’s 1967 L88 C2 Corvette Goes to Auction

Cliff Gottlob’s 1967 L88 C2 Corvette Goes to Auction

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Cliff Gottlob's 1967 Corvette L88 Goes to Auction. Photos Courtesy of Mecum Auctions, Inc Today on our blog, we are looking at a 1967 L88 Corvette with a great story to tell that will soon be going to the Mecum Auction. This car is the most successful L88 Corvette race car of all time during its eight-year racing career with its original owner, Cliff Gottlob. We will share with you a short version of the history of this Corvette race car. On the Mecum Auction website, you can read the complete story in a great book by Stephen Cox, "Against All Odds." https://mecum.dcatalog.com/v/The-Ultimate-L88/ Our story starts with the original owner, Cliff Gottlob of Arkansas City, Kansas. Cliff worked full time as an engineer and operated a self-sponsored and underfunded privateer…
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SVRA Vintage Weekend Gets Rescheduled for June 18-21, 2020

SVRA Vintage Weekend Gets Rescheduled for June 18-21, 2020

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SVRA Vintage Weekend Gets Rescheduled for June 18-21, 2020. With the newly available dates in June, Road America has also rescheduled the SVRA Vintage Weekend to June 18-21, 2020. The event originally scheduled to serve as the vintage kick-off of the Road America racing season in May was tabled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. INDYCAR REV GROUP GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY AMR RESCHEDULED TO JULY 10-12 AS DOUBLEHEADER 640-acre Outdoor Facility Regarded as the Safest Place to Watch a Race ELKHART LAKE, Wis., May 21, 2020 - The stars of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES will return to Road America for an incredible doubleheader weekend, July 10-12, as the INDYCAR REV Group Grand Prix Presented by AMR will now host two races and two LIVE broadcasts on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July…
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Revised Schedule: 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Revised Schedule: 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

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The 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will restart with July races at Daytona and Sebring in a revised 11-round schedule. Jan. 25-26 — Rolex 24 at Daytona (DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD)July 3-4 — Daytona (DPi, GTLM, GTD)July 17-18 — Sebring (DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD**)July 31 – Aug. 2 — Road America (DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD)Aug. 21-23 — Virginia International Raceway (GTLM, GTD)Sept. 4-6 — WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD)Sept. 25-27 — Mid-Ohio (DPi, GTLM, GTD)Oct. 1-4 — Watkins Glen International (DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD)Oct. 14-17 — Motul Petit Le Mans (DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD)Oct. 30-31 — Lime Rock Park (GTLM, GTD)Nov. 11-14 — Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD) **WeatherTech Sprint Cup only Corvette Racing will not participate this year in the 24…
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The Magnificent Tommy Morrison and His Cars – Part 1

The Magnificent Tommy Morrison and His Cars – Part 1

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Tommy Morrison History: His life and career. Tommy Carroll Morrison April 13, 1941 ~ April 2, 2020 (age 78 Corvette racer, Tommy Morrison, passed away on April 2, 2020.  In lue of the recent passing of Tommy Morrison, we will revisit a two-part series that Wayne Ellwood and Brett Richmond did in the August and September 2011 issues of Vette Vues Magazine on the life and accomplishments of Tommy Morrison. Tommy Morrison's Obituary Tommy Carroll Morrison, 78, of Albany, GA, died April 2, 2020 at Wynfield Health and Rehabilitation Center. No services will be held. Tommy was born on April 13, 1941 in Glasgow, KY to the late Robert C. and Madeline Morrison. He graduated from Glasgow High School and attended Western Kentucky University. He moved to Albany, GA in 1964 and was the…
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New C8.R’s Debute Race Results – Daytona 2020

New C8.R’s Debute Race Results – Daytona 2020

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Corvette Racing’s new Chevrolet Corvette C8.R finished its debut race with a fourth-place finish in the Rolex 24 At Daytona 2020 CORVETTE RACING AT DAYTONA: Record Distance in C8.R Debut Garcia, Taylor, Catsburg finish fourth in GTLM No. 3 Corvette C8.R completes program-record distance in Rolex 24 Gavin, Milner, Fässler fight through to finish after mid-race issues DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2020) – Corvette Racing’s new Chevrolet Corvette C8.R finished its maiden race with a fourth-place finish in the Rolex 24 At Daytona to start the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor, and Nicky Catsburg led the team’s effort Saturday and Sunday in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, which had a mostly trouble-free run in its competition debut. The trio completed 785 laps for…
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WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020 Schedule

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020 Schedule

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JAN 03 TO JAN 05 - 2020 ROAR BEFORE THE ROLEX 24 Daytona Beach, FL JAN 23 TO JAN 26 - 2020 ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA Daytona Beach, FL MAR 18 TO MAR 21 - 2020 MOBIL 1 TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING PRESENTED BY ADVANCE AUTO PARTS Sebring, FL APR 17 TO APR 18 - 2020 ACURA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH Long Beach, CA MAY 01 TO MAY 03 - 2020 ACURA SPORTS CAR CHALLENGE AT MID-OHIO Lexington, OH MAY 29 TO MAY 30 - 2020 CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY LEAR Detroit, MI JUN 25 TO JUN 28 - 2020 SAHLEN'S SIX HOURS OF THE GLEN Watkins Glen, NY JUL 03 TO JUL 05 - 2020 MOBIL 1 SPORTSCAR GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY ACURA Bowmanville, ON JUL…
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Trans Am at Circuit of the Americas (CoTA) 2019

Trans Am at Circuit of the Americas (CoTA) 2019

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October 5, the Trans Am Round 10 of the 2019 Championship took place at the Circuit of Americas (CoTA) in Austin, Texas. Here are the Corvette results. The Trans Am presented by Pirelli event at Circuit of the Americas proved to be one very demanding on the teams with extraordinary humidity and temperatures approaching 100 degrees.  The sizzling Texas heat made the race extra challenging for Round 10 of the 2019 Championship. The Trans Am is the oldest American sports car series. Circuit of The Americas is the premier destination for world-class motorsports and entertainment in the United States. Set on 1,500 acres in the rolling hills just outside downtown Austin, Texas. This was the Trans Am’s fifth consecutive appearance at the signature purpose-built Formula 1 track. The race was…
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Final Race for C7.R as end of Era is Completed at Petit Le Mans

Final Race for C7.R as end of Era is Completed at Petit Le Mans

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Final Race for C7.R at Petit Le Mans on Saturday, October 12, 2019, as the C7.R Corvette Race Car Era was completed. While at the Petit Le Mans on Saturday, October 12, 2019, the C7.R Era was completed. Corvette Racing ended its 6 years run with the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. This marked the Corvette Racing program’s 21st season of racing. During that time, it won 17 times around the world and helped Corvette Racing claim three Drivers’ Championships and two Manufacturer titles for Chevrolet.  Before the race, Chevrolet Racing debuted the 2020 C8.R Corvette race car, which will be making its competition debut at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January. https://twitter.com/i/status/1183031313856679936 Final Race for C7.R - End of Era: P4 for the #3 Corvette and P7 for the #4…
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Chevy Debuts C8.R Corvette Race Car for Next Racing Season

Chevy Debuts C8.R Corvette Race Car for Next Racing Season

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The Corvette race car shows off its new colors and clean-sheet design built on enhanced technology transfer Chevrolet begins a new chapter in its storied racing legacy with the introduction of the new mid-engine Corvette race car, known as the C8.R. Last week, Chevrolet revealed its new mid-engine C8.R Corvette Race Car along with the new 2020 C8 Corvette convertible.  This weekend before the Petit Le Mans race, the new C8.R will do a ceremonial lap before the race.  Chevrolet has revealed more technical details of its new car.  The new C8.R will be Chevrolet’s first mid-engine race car to compete in IMSA’s GTLM class and the first clean sheet race car design since the C5.R debuted in 1999. Chevrolet begins a new chapter in its storied racing legacy with the…
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