Photos: Richard Prince Photography
GM and Road America are joining forces for the 100th Anniversary of Chevrolet. In a multi-faceted agreement, Chevrolet has become the Official Vehicle of Road America and the renowned Corvette Bridge will return to the historic track this year. The Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, track has been a fabled venue for road racers in America since 1955.
The American LeMans Series race in August will see Corvette Bridge dedicated at Turn 6, where it has been a landmark over the years. On August 21, the day after the ALMS race, Corvette World Tribute will gather the Chevrolet faithful to celebrate with a Corvette racers reunion, pro series and club racing, a concours, parade laps and a lot more fun things to do.
There will be plenty to celebrate for there is a long history of Chevrolet involvement in the rolling hills of Wisconsin. The luminaries that have carved through the course reads like a who’s-who of motorsport. Starting from John Fitch and Dick Thompson, the roll call expands with Roger Penske, Jim Hall, Hap Sharp and in more recent years, Tony DeLorenzo, Jim Jeffords, Dick Thompson, Jerry Thompson, John Greenwood, John Heinricy and Ron Fellows.
A new generation of Corvette Racing drivers will participate this year and will be looking to create their own legends. Surely, there wil be no shortage of support from the fans attending.