Last year, Lou Gigliotti of LG Motorsports broke the previous record time for Corvettes (3:33.47) in his mildly modified 2010 ZR1. Of course when we say mildly modified, what we really mean is Lou initially spec’d his car up by installing a few simple bolt-ons and the required safety equipment…
The 79th running of the 24 hour endurance race in Le Mans, France, was an event-filled affair and the Corvette Racing team was not exempt. Following the loss of the #74 Corvette, nearly 16 hours into the race, the #73 car was one lap down from the class leader. The team set about to re-take the lead.
In what has to be one of the fastest turnarounds for the ALMS circus, the Long Beach Grand Prix afforded little time for teams to adapt to the 1.97-mile, 11-turn temporary road course. Less than 72 hours after the paddock opened to all competitors, ALMS teams were loading their transporters to head home.
After running the longest race on the 2011 ALMS calendar, teams are gathered in Long Beach, CA, for the shortest. The action-packed West Coast weekend doesn’t leave a lot of time for newcomers to get used to the 11-turn, 1.968 mile temporary street circuit. Activities for the weekend begin at 7:15 AM Friday.
Yours truly spent the weekend covering the Pacific Street Car Association’s season-opener in Fontana, California for our sister publication, Dragzine.com, and as usual there were Corvettes of all generations (and elapsed times) represented, from Outlaw 10.5 to bone-stock bracket racer.
It’s the largest event of the year for LSX-powered cars as the LSX Shootout takes center stage at the NMCA Finals at Gateway International Raceway near downtown St. Louis. This years’ Shootout will feature three exciting heads-up categories, along with index and True Street classes.
The battle for the 2010 SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series championship will go down to the season finale at Road Atlanta on October 1, following a wild finish in the round at Virginia International Raceway on Sunday. RJ Lopez took the win after a little paint swapping with race and championship-leader Tony Ave.
24 Hours of Le Mans has been a trademark race throughout the world for over eighty years now with the first race being held in 1923. The goal of the 24-hour endurance is to not only be the fastest, but to have the most dependable car.
After taking five pole positions in the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series, Tony Ave was at it again in qualifying for the 2010 season opener at New Jersey Motorsports Park, but he got the pole by the slimmest of margins over 2009 Trans-Am champion Tomy Drissi.
Chalk it up to another win for the Bad Boy Vettes C6-R team in Long Beach. This is the last GT1 ALMS race until further notice, as the two C6-R Corvettes were the only GT1 series cars entered at the Grand Prix anyway.
The Corvette Z06R GT3s dominated the both FIA GT3 European Championship races at Brno, in the Czech Republic last week. On a wet track the American cars scored a 1-2-3 finish in the first race of the weekend.
When Ron Fellows arrived at the registration trailer outside Mosport International Raceway on Sunday morning, we’re not sure if he knew what exactly time it was. What he did know was that there was a job to be done, and that is exactly what he set about to do.
Approaching the Trans Am series’ second event, at Mosport International Raceway, one could hardly be blamed for wondering whether Tommi Drissi would continue his winning ways. Drissi convincingly won the season opener at New Jersey Motorsports Park, earlier this month.
This weekend, the American Le Mans Series took to Laguna Seca, as Corvette Racing clashed with longtime rivals Porsche, BMW, Ferrari and Ford. The Grand Touring (GT) class was especially brutal, as eight different cars lead the race at one point, including both C6.R Corvettes from Corvette Racing.