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[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: SPY VIDEO: Corvette C8.R Testing at Sebring – Sportscar365

December 7, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfg71KgtxO4 Watch spy footage, courtesy of YouTube user “Lanky Turtle” of the new mid-engined Corvette C8.R testing at Sebring International Raceway. The Pratt & Miller-run squad completed a two-day test with car on Thursday, alongside its current-generation Corvette C7.R in... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: VIDEO-Training Day – Corvette Presents The Ron Fellows Performance Driving School | M1TG

November 28, 2018

After a highly-successful sportscar career, which included victories at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring with Corvette, Ron Fellows turned his attention to coaching. Based at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch near Las Vegas, the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School is open... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: CORVETTE RACING AT SHANGHAI: New Challenge Awaits in China

November 12, 2018

First race in Far East for reigning IMSA powerhouse program Six-hour enduro to test Corvette Racing team, drivers Gavin, Milner aiming to head into offseason on a high note China is second-largest global market for Chevrolet DETROIT (Nov. 12, 2018)... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: CORVETTE RACING AT SHANGHAI: Redline Corvette C7.R Reveal

November 2, 2018

Striking silver with red and black markings highlight Chevrolet Redline series DETROIT (Nov. 1, 2018) – Chevrolet revealed today the Redline livery that the No. 64 Redline/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R will feature when it races in the FIA World... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: The Driving Force -Gary Pratt

November 2, 2018

For more than 25 years, Pratt & Miller’s race shop has pushed the Corvette Racing operation to success across the globe. Mobil 1 The Grid spoke with Gary Pratt, who founded the engineering company alongside his trusted colleague Jim Miller,... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: Podcast: Corvette Racing’s Doug Fehan on IMSA GTLM title | RACER

October 29, 2018

Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan takes us inside the team’s incredible feat of winning IMSA’s GT Le Mans championship without scoring a race victory in the No. 3 Corvette C7.R driven by Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen. Podcast: Corvette... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD ATLANTA: No. 3 Corvette Qualifies on GTLM Front Row

October 15, 2018

Garcia to start points-leading car second in class; Milner eighth in tight GTLM field BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 12, 2018) – Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen will start their race toward a second straight IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: A RACE FOR THE TITLE

October 10, 2018

https://youtu.be/AWqEK44sbPw A Race For The Title – Porsche, Corvette & The 21st Running Of Petit Le Mans At Road Atlanta | M1TG

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: WeatherTech Championship Tale of the Tape: GTLM | IMSA

October 8, 2018

Heading into the Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta – the season finale for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – this is the first in a series in which the primary championship contenders in each of the three... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: 2018 Petit Le Mans Corvette Corral Agenda

September 28, 2018

Corvette Corral Agenda: October 11th–13th Thursday, October 11th [table id=11 /] Friday, October 12th [table id=12 /] Saturday, October 13th [table id=13 /] Radio Frequencies [table id=14 /] IMSA Race Control – 461.2000 IMSA Radio – 454.0000 Road Atlanta FM... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: Jan Magnussen, Kevin Magnussen Want To Co-Drive Chevrolet Corvette C7.R

September 24, 2018

If you watch any Formula One racing, you might be familiar with the name “Kevin Magnussen”. The Danish racing driver, who competes for the Ferrari-powered Haas F1 Team alongside Frenchman Romain Grosjean, is none other than Jan Magnussen’s son –... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: Corvette C7.R May Nab IMSA Title With No Wins | GM Authority

September 17, 2018

Needless to say, it’s quite rare for a racing outfit to win a championship title without ever having won a race all season, but that’s just what Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia could be on-track to accomplish in the 2018... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: Corvette celebrates 20 years of racing in Monterey

September 11, 2018

Corvette Racing’s 20th season of competition sees it hit some tracks for the 20th time. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is one of three tracks that fits that distinction. The team has seven wins at the classic Monterey road course, although... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: CORVETTE RACING AT LAGUNA SECA: By the Numbers

September 6, 2018

DETROIT (Sept. 5, 2018) – There are only three tracks at which Corvette Racing has competed in each of its 20 seasons. One of those is WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, site of this weekend’s America’s Tire 250 for the IMSA... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Second, Fourth Rows in Shot at Three-peat

August 20, 2018

Team going for fourth class victory in seven years at Virginia DANVILLE, Virginia (August 18, 2018) – Corvette Racing will start from the second and fourth rows of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Virginia International Raceway following a somewhat... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] Top Corvette Line Up at Corvette Racing Banquet – Monterey

August 20, 2018

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns for the 2018 season when the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix comes to Monterey and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca September 6th through 9th. Corvette Corral space will be limited, so get your Admission and... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: [AUDIO] How Does the Sound of the Mid-Engine Corvette C8.R Compare with the C7.R V8? – Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle

August 10, 2018

So yesterday’s spy photos of the Mid-Engine Corvette C8.R that was being tested by the Corvette Racing team at Road America caused quite a stir. The photos were shared by SportsCar365.com, who also posted a sound file of the same... [Read More]

[SPORTSCAR365] GM Switches to Turbo for Mid-Engined Corvette C8.R

August 10, 2018

By John Dagys Listen to the turbocharged Corvette C8.R as it completes its first track test at Road America… Chevrolet has apparently opted for a turbocharged engine for its all-new mid-engined Corvette C8.R, as exclusively revealed in a series of... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: [SPIED] The Mid-Engine Corvette C8.R Spotted Track Testing at Road America

August 10, 2018

Following Sunday’s double-podium finish by Corvette Racing at Road America on Sunday, we caught word that the team was going to be sticking around for a few days for conducting additional tire tests at the historic Wisconsin track. Today we... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD AMERICA: Another Double Podium for Corvette C7.Rs

August 8, 2018

Milner, Gavin place second in GTLM; Garcia, Magnussen finish third in tight championship ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin (August 5, 2018) – Corvette Racing’s pair of Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs raced their way to the GT Le Mans (GTLM) podium Sunday at Road... [Read More]

Don’t forget! 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Qualifying – WeatherTech Championship (GTLM)

August 6, 2018

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has long been admired for the world-class road racing facilities and events on its schedule each year, and in 2019, the series will continue building equity in the same 12 events as it had in... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD AMERICA: By the Numbers

August 1, 2018

DETROIT (August 1, 2018) — Corvette Racing’s next stop in 20th season campaign is a track that is universally praised by not just everyone on the team, but in sports car racing in general. Here are a few fun facts and... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD AMERICA

August 1, 2018

DETROIT (July 31, 2018) — Throughout its 20 seasons of competition, Corvette Racing has filled its résumé with some of the best racetracks in the world – 26 to be exact. None may be more liked than Road America, the... [Read More]

The 1000hp Supercharged Corvette is on its Way to Les Stanford Chevrolet

July 27, 2018

So you don’t think the 2019 ZR1 with 755hp is powerful enough for you? Les Stanford Chevrolet has you covered. You can now drop by and order up a new 2019 Grand Sport with an even 1,000hp! Yes, there are... [Read More]

Test Your Knowledge of Corvette History with These Facts

July 27, 2018

Think fast! Who was the first person to race a Corvette at Le Mans? (Briggs Cunningham, in 1960). How about the first Corvette to not come with a trunk? (They didn't have them for almost 20 years). When did Corvette... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: CORVETTE RACING AT LIME ROCK: Going for No. 100… Again

July 23, 2018

CORVETTE RACING AT LIME ROCK: Going for No. 100… Again Sixth victory at Lime Rock Park would give team 100 victories in IMSA competition No North American sports car team with more wins than Corvette Racing Gavin, Milner captured Corvette... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: CORVETTE RACING AT LIME ROCK: SPOILER ALERT

July 23, 2018

CORVETTE RACING AT LIME ROCK: Third Straight Runner-Up for Garcia, Magnussen No. 3 Corvette team closes in on GTLM points leaders; Gavin, Milner gain with fourth place LAKEVILLE, Connecticut (July 21, 2018) – Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: Jan’s Column: The Championship chase – Jan Magnussen

July 20, 2018

So the IMSA championship is really hotting up now and Corvette Racing, Antonio Garcia and I are right in the hunt. We’re only six points off the lead with five races to go. Anything can happen and we certainly have... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: Corvette Facing Tight Logistics Window For Shanghai – Sportscar365

July 13, 2018

Corvette Racing team manager Ben Johnson says the team’s FIA World Endurance Championship appearance at Shanghai in November poses a “daunting” logistical challenge. A single Chevrolet Corvette C7.R will be added to the GTE-Pro entry for the six-hour race, boosting... [Read More]

[VIDEO] Michelin Recaps the GTLM Class from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

July 12, 2018

Here’s a quick video from our friends at Michelin who offered this recap from the weekend of racing at the 2018 Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Ford gets the win but the Yellow Corvette C7.Rs... [Read More]

CORVETTE RACING IN CANADA: Double Podium Finish in GTLM for Corvette C7.Rs

July 10, 2018

CORVETTE RACING IN CANADA: Double Podium Finish in GTLM for Corvette C7.Rs Garcia, Magnussen finish second with Gavin, Milner third in class DETROIT (July 8, 2018) – Corvette Racing’s pair of Chevrolet Corvettes both finished on the class podium Sunday... [Read More]

Magnussen ready to chase sixth Canadian win in 12 years

July 9, 2018

Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen has his sights set on continuing his incredible track record at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this weekend. Fresh from finishing second with Antonio Garcia at Watkins Glen for Corvette Racing last weekend, Magnussen heads to Canada... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: Jan’s Column – busy weeks ahead

July 2, 2018

Jan’s Column – busy weeks ahead I’ve got a busy few weeks ahead with five race weekends in six weeks in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and back home in the Danish Thundersports Championship – kicking off today at Watkins Glen. Technically... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: Race miles and skymiles for Magnussen in the weeks ahead – Jan Magnussen

June 29, 2018

Race miles and skymiles for Magnussen in the weeks ahead Corvette Racing’s Danish ace Jan Magnussen has plenty of race miles and skymiles looming in his future with five race weekends over the next six weeks. Magnussen will contest four... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] 2018 Corvette Racing Banquet and Corvette Corral – Monterey September 7-9th

June 22, 2018

14th year of our Corvette Racing events at Laguna Seca in Monterey CA September 7-9 2018 Track Admission and Corvette Corral passes: http://weathertechraceway.com Reservations: http://tinyurl.com/C7RBanquet2018

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: SPOILER ALERT

June 19, 2018

(note: after this report was sent out Ford lost position due to a drive time infraction giving Corvette Racing a 4th place win!) CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: Hard-Fought, Fifth-Place Finish for No. 63 Corvette LE MANS, France (June 17, 2018)... [Read More]

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Ready to Battle for 24 Hours at Le Mans 2018

June 18, 2018

Chevrolet loves to pump up the troops prior to a big race and there is no bigger race on the schedule each year for Corvette Racing than the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This video went live Monday afternoon on Chevrolet’s facebook page supporting Chevrolet Europe... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: Corvette, a ray of sunshine at the 24 Hours of Le Mans | ACO – Automob

June 18, 2018

[caption id="attachment_1155" align="alignnone" width="750"] (Copyright - Frédéric Gaudin/ACO): Doug Fehan (at left) and Oliver Gavin (at right) a few hours before qualifying on Thursday 14 June 2018.[/caption]   This year, the Corvette Racing team is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and... [Read More]

Le Mans 24 Hours Preview, Part 3: GTE Pro

June 18, 2018

What happens when Ford, BMW, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette and Ferrari factory teams race in the same field at Le Mans? We're about to find out! This year’s GTE Pro field is absolutely stacked, new cars, new stars, and 17... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: Watch the special 24 Hours of Le Mans Test Day edition of “Décryptage”

June 18, 2018

Watch the Doug Fehan interview at Le Mans. Fast forward to 15 minutes in  video Watch the special 24 Hours of Le Mans Test Day edition of "Décryptage" - in English!

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: Gavin- “Pretty Special” to Earn 50th Win with Corvette Racing – Sportscar365

May 18, 2018

Gavin: “Pretty Special” to Earn 50th Win with Corvette Racing Oliver Gavin on achieving milestone 50th career victory with Corvette Racing… Oliver Gavin says it was a “pretty special” day, having achieved a milestone 50th career victory with Corvette Racing... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: 2018 BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach – YouTube

May 18, 2018

Relive all the action from the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach, the third race of the 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. [embed width="750"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDammSvXLKI&list=PLf7wapfsaSfgVtY0p4wpgPeuP1Tzdw1q0&index=5[/embed]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: 2019 Corvette ZR1 To Pace 102nd Indianapolis 500

May 18, 2018

2019 Corvette ZR1 To Pace 102nd Indianapolis 500 Iconic Supercar Is 15th Corvette To Lead ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ INDIANAPOLIS (April 19, 2018) – The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is the official Pace Car for the 2018 Indianapolis 500 presented... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: CORVETTE RACING AT MID-OHIO: By the Numbers

May 18, 2018

CORVETTE RACING AT MID-OHIO: By the Numbers DETROIT (April 30, 2018) – It’s been awhile, but Corvette Racing is finally heading back to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The return is a fitting one for the team in the midst of... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: Relive 2018 Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio – YouTube

May 18, 2018

Relive all the action from the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio, the fourth race of the 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. [embed width="750"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjMQgY_qhg4[/embed]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: IMSA Moves to NBC Sports in New Six-Year TV Deal – Sportscar365

May 18, 2018

NBC Sports will be the new home of IMSA beginning in 2019, as part of a six-year exclusive deal that will see coverage of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Michelin Tire SportsCar Challenge and Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda across its... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: CORVETTE RACING AT MID-OHIO: SPOILER ALERT

May 18, 2018

CORVETTE RACING AT MID-OHIO: Garcia, Magnussen Back on the Podium Hard-fought third place for No. 3 Corvette in return to Mid-Ohio LEXINGTON, Ohio (May 6, 2018) – Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia earned a podium finish Sunday in Corvette Racing’s... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: CORVETTE RACING AT LONG BEACH: Another Go on California Streets

April 12, 2018

Perennial GT powerhouse program to make 12th appearance at famed street event Corvette Racing a six-time winner at Long Beach All four team drivers with victories in southern California Gavin, Magnussen among leaders in poles, fastest race laps DETROIT (April... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: Callaway Set for Hiatus from PWC – Sportscar365

April 11, 2018

Callaway Competition will miss the next three Pirelli World Challenge rounds... Callaway Competition USA will miss the upcoming Pirelli World Challenge round at Long Beach and the subsequent events at Virginia International Raceway and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, citing parts... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: 2018 General Motors United Way Auction

April 11, 2018

For the 4th year, General Motors and the United Way will be hosting an Online Auction with proceeds going to the United Way. The auction will be taking place from Friday, April 20th through Monday, May 7th 2018. Along with... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] RACING: An All-American Legacy – Doug Fehan: The Man Behind Corvette Racing | Mobil 1 The Grid

March 23, 2018

14 March 2018 John Hindhaugh Doug Fehan is the man behind the Corvette Racing program whose bright yellow vision has, for twenty years, propelled the team to multiple series championships and an ever-expanding racing legacy. In an exclusive interview for... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] Racing: Watch the Callaway C7 GT3-R at St. Pete This Weekend

March 23, 2018

The Callaway C7 GT3-R will be racing today in the World Challenge series at St. Pete today at 3:50 pm ET and Sunday, March 11, at 3:15 pm ET. Watch live online! Event Schedule: http://files.world-challenge.com/events/2018-03-stpt/2018-PWC-STPT-Schedule.pdf Entry List: http://files.world-challenge.com/events/2018-03-stpt/2018-PWC-STPT-EntryList.pdf Live Streaming:... [Read More]

Successful International Women Play Starring Roles Throughout IMSA

March 23, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018 Auto racing holds a unique place in the professional sporting world as a great competitive canvas featuring women and men competing alongside one another - under the helmet on track, behind a computer on pit lane... [Read More]

(UPDATED) Callaway Down To One Car For St. Pete

March 23, 2018

Cooper left without a drive - But another C7.& GT3 sold to a Japanese customer 2 March 2018, 3:35 PM UPDATE: DSC reached out to Reeves Callaway, who said he is disappointed that Cooper will not race with the team,... [Read More]

2018 Autobahn trip with John Heinricy

March 23, 2018

For those interested, there is a excellent travel package listed, which is hosted by former GM Engineer John Heinricy. The trip allows you to bring your Corvette to Europe and see some amazing places along the way. Stops include the... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] Racing: A Message From Dan Binks

March 23, 2018

From Dan Binks, #3 Crew Chief: "On Monday night we will be putting some items on eBay to help Tripp Postmus! Also you can go to his Gofundme page to help, https://www.gofundme.com/f2ptuu-tripp-postmusour-courageous-knight Tripp had a Make A Wish dream come... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] Racing: Corvette ZR1 Sets Lap Record at VIR

March 23, 2018

Fastest production Corvette ever establishes new benchmark at Virginia International Raceway 2018-01-31 DETROIT — Chevrolet today announced that the 2019 Corvette ZR1 set a production-car lap record on the 4.1-mile Grand Course West at Virginia International Raceway with a time... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] Racing: Corvette’s Rolex perfection couldn’t surpass Ford

March 23, 2018

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 By Marshall Pruett / Images by Galstad & LePage/LAT The sight of Corvette Racing's championship-winning C7.Rs all but helpless to vie for the win in Daytona was a strange two-day affair to witness at the Rolex... [Read More]

[C7RCENTRAL] Racing: CORVETTE RACING AT DAYTONA: Six-Hour Quotes

March 23, 2018

IMSA WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA CORVETTE RACING DRIVER QUOTES – FIRST SIX HOURS JANUARY 26, 2018 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2018) – Corvette Racing spent the first six hours of the 56th Rolex 24 At Daytona... [Read More]

SCCA Hall of Fame – Dick Thompson

January 21, 2018

He began racing late in life, had no formal training, no engineering degree, no mechanical background, and no relevant experience to draw upon. But by the time he retired from the sport seventeen years later he had seen seat time... [Read More]

CORVETTE RACING AT DAYTONA: 20th Season, Title Defense Begin Now

January 19, 2018

GTLM Championship Squad Aiming for Another Rolex 24 Victory Corvette Racing going for fourth Rolex 24 triumph All six Corvette C7.R drivers with victories at Daytona Team coming off solid showing after Roar weekend Chevrolet most successful manufacturer at World... [Read More]

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen

December 19, 2017

Talking teamwork that led to 2017 GT Le Mans championship sweep DETROIT (Nov. 6, 2017) – Winning an IMSA championship is never easy. Corvette Racing just makes it appear that way. In 2017, the program successfully defended its Manufacturer, Driver... [Read More]

2019 Corvette ZR1: Return of the King

December 19, 2017

The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever retakes its supercar crown 2017-11-12 DUBAI — The King is returning, stronger than ever. Chevrolet today introduced the 2019 Corvette ZR1, a supercar that pushes Corvette’s performance legacy with the highest power, greatest track... [Read More]

2018 Callaway Competition USA Announcement

December 19, 2017

We are happy to announce that our title winning C7 GT3 will make its North American competition debut in Pirelli World Challenge for 2018! Following a highly successful season with championship titles clinched in the ADAC GT Masters in Europe,... [Read More]