2021 WeatherTech Championship Schedule Released

2021 WeatherTech Championship Schedule Released

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The IMSA has released the provisional scheduled 12 weekends for the 2021 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season that will start in Florida and finish in Georgia. 2021 WeatherTech Championship Schedule Released: Jan. 22-24 – Roar Before Rolex 24 (DPi, LMP2, LMP3, GTLM, GTD)Jan. 28-31 — Rolex 24 at Daytona (DPi, LMP2, LMP3, GTLM, GTD)March 17-20 — Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (DPi, LMP2, LMP3, GTLM, GTD)April 16-17 — Long Beach (DPi, GTLM, GTD)April 23-25 — WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD)May 14-16 — Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (DPi, LMP3, GTD)TBA — Detroit Belle Isle (DPi, LMP2, GTD) June 24-27 — Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen (DPi, LMP2, LMP3, GTLM, GTD) July 2-4 — Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (DPi, LMP3, GTLM, GTD)July 16-17 — Lime Rock Park (GTLM,…
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Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Debuts on iRacing

Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Debuts on iRacing

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The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, Corvette Racing’s first-ever mid-engine GT Le Mans challenger in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, is now available on iRacing. SEP 10 2020 DETROIT — The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, Corvette Racing’s first-ever mid-engine GT Le Mans challenger in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, is now available on iRacing. As part of the 2020 Season 4 build, iRacers can purchase the new car to compete in events throughout the service, including iRacing’s IMSA Online SportsCar Championship. “Corvette Racing is on a roll this season with the C8.R, and we are excited for iRacing fans to experience the exhilarating mid-engine performance of this car in the virtual world,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “We’re excited to continue our long-standing relationship with Chevrolet as we…
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Corvette Racing Recap at the IMSA TireRack Grand Prix at Atlanta 2020

Corvette Racing Recap at the IMSA TireRack Grand Prix at Atlanta 2020

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Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner, drivers of the #4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R celebrate their second-place finish in the GTLM class Saturday, September 5, 2020, during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s TireRack.com Grand Prix at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. The finish puts Gavin and Milner into second place in the drivers standings. (Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing) CORVETTE RACING AT ATLANTA: Runner-Up Finish for Gavin, MilnerNo. 4 Corvette C8.R second in GTLM points behind teammates Garcia, Taylor BRASELTON, Ga. (Sept. 5, 2020) – Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner completed a stellar comeback to finish as class runner-up Saturday in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s TireRack.com Grand Prix at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. The #4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R driven by Oliver Gavin…
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Corvette Racing Wins Three for Three: No. 3 Corvette Gets Third Win of 2020 in IMSA GT Challenge at VIR

Corvette Racing Wins Three for Three: No. 3 Corvette Gets Third Win of 2020 in IMSA GT Challenge at VIR

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Congratulations to Corvette Racing for their third win in a row in the IMSA GT Challenge at Virginia International Raceway in 2020! This makes three for three and another win for Garcia, and Taylor. This was also the third win for the No. 3 Corvette C8.R, and the team’s fourth straight win since the return to racing. Corvette's victory at VIR is the fourth consecutive for Corvette Racing for 2020. PRESS RELEASE: Third win for No. 3 Corvette C8.R, team’s fourth straight since return to racing CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Another Win for Garcia, Taylor Third win for No. 3 Corvette C8.R, team’s fourth straight since return to racing Third win of the year for the 3 car, and fourth in a row for the C8.R. in 2020. ALTON, Va.…
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2020 Corvette Stingray Official Pace Car for 104th Indianapolis 500

2020 Corvette Stingray Official Pace Car for 104th Indianapolis 500

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A Torch Red 2020 Corvette Stingray coupe will serve as the Official Pace Car for the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, continuing Chevrolet’s tradition of leading the field to the green flag. The Pace Car will be driven by GM President Mark Reuss. 2020 Corvette Stingray Official Pace Car for 104th Indianpolis 500 This year, the race will be held outside of May for the first time – Sunday, Aug. 23 – with live NBC coverage at 2:30 p.m. (ET). This marks the 17th time a Corvette has served as the Pace Car, starting in 1978, and the 31st time a Chevrolet has led the field dating to 1948 when a Fleetmaster Six convertible held the honor. No other brand or vehicle has served as the “500” Pace Car…
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Corvette Racing Wins 1-2 Finish at Road America 2020

Corvette Racing Wins 1-2 Finish at Road America 2020

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CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD AMERICA 2020 was another wild 1-2 finish for Corvette C8.R. Garcia, Taylor took second GTLM win of the season while Gavin, Milner finish as runners-up. ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 2, 2020) – Corvette Racing took its second consecutive 1-2 finish in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM class) following a chaotic finish Sunday at Road America. Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor won for the second time in their No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R following a late-race pass in torrential rain. Corvette Racing took its second consecutive 1-2 finish in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM class) following a chaotic finish Sunday at Road America 2020. Corvette’s third straight win, the #3 car’s second victory in three races, and…
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TOMMY MORRISON AND HIS CORVETTES (Part 2)

TOMMY MORRISON AND HIS CORVETTES (Part 2)

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We are looking at Part 2 in our series on Tommy Morrison and his Corvettes. In Part 1 of the Morrison story, we covered the period from 1984 to the end of the 1989 race season. In Part 2 of the story, we picked up the thread in 1990. By: Wayne Ellwood and Brett Richmond Part 1 of the Morrison story covered the period from 1984 to the end of the 1989 race season. In Part 2 of the story, we picked up the thread in 1990. 1990 was the year that Tommy Morrison/Morrison Motorsport re-entered the SCCA World Challenge and also took two cars to Fort Stockton to establish new FIA land speed records. Active racing concluded at the end of the 1995 season, and, by 1999, Morrison Motorsport…
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Corvette Racing at Sebring 2020 – 1-2 Wins

Corvette Racing at Sebring 2020 – 1-2 Wins

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Corvette Racing went 1-2 at Sebring International Raceway as Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner took a GT Le Mans (GTLM) victory in the Cadillac Grand Prix for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Gavin, Milner Lead Corvette C8.R Sweep Garcia, Taylor finish second in pole-winning No. 3 CorvetteChevrolet, No. 3 Corvette take GTLM Championship leadsTwelfth class victory at Sebring for Corvette Racing61st 1-2 team finish in program history SEBRING, Fla.  – Corvette Racing went 1-2 at Sebring International Raceway as Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner took a GT Le Mans (GTLM) victory in the Cadillac Grand Prix for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday. The No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R took a 0.480-second victory over the pole-sitting No. 3 Corvette of Jordan Taylor…
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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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