“Ask Tadge” & Tadge Answers

Tadge Juechter addresses the firestorm of questions about MotorTrend's Z06 Test.  (Photo: MotorTrend)

–Corvetted – October 16, 2016 – One of my friends and mentors, John Coyle, Automotive Managing Editor for Internet Brands (Corvette Forum), recently got some answers to the firestorm ignited when a new Corvette Z06 failed to finish a Motor Trend comparison test to help choose their 2015 Best Driver’s Car. Nowhere was the fury expressed by loyal Corvette enthusiasts and owners any louder and more vehemently than on CorvetteForum’s popular “Ask Tadge” thread. After almost a month of comments in the media, Corvette’s executive chief engineer Tadge Juechter addressed the failure, and touched on other issues in the process. As might be expected, the results of the Motor Trend article besmirched GM’s vaunted “Halo” car, Chevrolet’s Corvette Z06, unquestionably … Continue reading

Curran & Said Named to Pilot Callaway C7 GT3-R

Eric Curran and Boris Said will drive Callaway's supercar.
(Photo: Callaway Competition)

Unfortunately The  Callaway GT3-R Will Not Compete in North America in 2016 – Corvetted – October 12, 2015 – According to Sportscar365 Eric Curran and Boris Said have been selected to drive the Whelen sponsored new Callaway C7 GT3-R. One of the most exciting new cars scheduled to compete in 2016, the Callaway GT3-R unfortunately will not compete in North America GT3 races. General Motors currently plans to run only the Cadillac ATS-V-R in GT3 races. Whelen’s choice of Eric Curran to drive the new car is not surprising since Curran has long been Whelen’s main driver. Curran and co driver Dane Cameron were one of the top contenders for the DP Championship in the 2015 Tudor United SportsCar Series … Continue reading

Ruman Wins in the “Big Easy”

Amy Ruman improved her odds of becoming the first female Trans Am Champion in history by winning at NOLA Motorsports Park. (Photo: Chris Clark - GoTransAm)

Ruman’s NOLA Trans Am Win Helps Assure Her 2015 Championship – Corvetted – October 11, 2015 – Amy Ruman won the hotly contested Trans Am track battle at NOLA Motorsports Park, and did exactly what she needed to do to extend her lead and help assure her of the 2015 Trans Am Championship. Paul Fix, second in the standings, made a run to close the gap on Ruman’s lead by winning two of the last three races but his luck ran out today on NOLA’s 2.75-mile 16 turn course in Round 10 of the 12 race 2015 Trans Am Championship season. Ruman, driver of the #23 McNichols Chevrolet Corvette, has not won a race since the mid season break in late July, but … Continue reading

Paul Fix Secures the NOLA Trans Am Pole

Paul Fix turned up the heat today on Amy Ruman by  capturing the Pole for this Sunday's Trans Am (Photo: GoTransAm)

2015 Trans Am Championship Tightens – Corvetted – October 9, 2015 – AVONDALE, La. [October 9, 2015] – If qualifying is a forecast of the outcome of Sunday’s race then it isn’t good news for Trans Am series front-runner Amy Ruman since it was her closest competitor, Paul Fix, that emerged atop the charts, capturing his fourth pole position of the year after turning a 1:37.179 lap time around the 2.75 mile, 16 turn, course. As Fast Five Qualifying concluded at NOLA Motorsports Park, for Round 10 of the 2015 Trans Am Championship, Fix will start at the front of a 40-car multiclass Trans Am field in the first ever appearance for the Series at the Louisiana-based track. Fix, in … Continue reading

Bring A Banker – Corvette Racing Team Scooters

Scooters used by the Corvette Racing Team from 2003 through 2005 and autographed by team members. (Photo: Ebay listing)

  What has four wheels, a gasoline engine, painted Corvette Racing Yellow and used by legendary members of the Corvette Racing Team?????? – Corvetted – October 7, 2015 – Usually our “Bring A Banker” series concentrates on top of the line Corvettes for sale and may actually require to bring a banker to consummate the sale. But when we saw these two pieces of Corvette Racing history on Ebay we just couldn’t neglect to pass this offering on to our Corvette racing fans and enthusiasts and at the current price you don’t need to own a piece of Fort Knox to afford it. It’s a pair of Corvette Racing “scoots” used by the Corvette Racing team to get around the … Continue reading

Callaway’s Corvette GT3-R – The New “Hired Gun” in Town


The Callaway GT3-R and Whelen Engineering Are Out to Make a Mark on GT Racing – Corvetted – October 6, 2015 – If you’re a Corvette enthusiast unless you have been living under a rock in the Himalayas you know the name of “Callaway”. And if you’ve been out from under that rock for any time at all the name is synonymous with “Corvette performance”. Callaway was the first performance engineering endeavor to be recognized by GM / Chevrolet as a preferred and authorized performance supplier and offered their twin turbo performance upgrade as a Regular Production Option (RPO B2K).  From that point on Corvette owners have become very familiar with Callaway upgrades; seventh generation Corvette owners can also choose Callaway’s 627 HP … Continue reading

2015 Trans Am Championship – Get Ready for Some Wheel to Wheel Racing

Amy Ruman at Mid Ohio after being targeted by Drisi (Photo: Chris Clark / GoTransAm)

  – Corvetted – October 4, 2015 – Not sure you noticed but the highly coveted Trans Am seasonal championship has suddenly become hotly contested and is up for grabs. With only three races left in the season Paul Fix has turned up the heat and is currently only 14 points behind the series leader Amy Ruman. In the last race at VIR Fix picked up ten points on Ruman, the season-long standings leader and with three races remaining could claim what many early in the season thought was going to reside with Ruman. Through the first half of the season many fans thought Ruman was going to run away with the 2015 title, having won five of the first … Continue reading


The #4 GTLM Corvette finished third in the race. (Photo: IMSA)

– CORVETTED – October 4, 2015 – Action Express Racing wins Prototype race and titles; Gavin/Milner third in GTLM • Barbosa, Fittipaldi take second straight Prototype Driver’s Championship and Tequila Patrón Endurance Cup; win Prototype race with Sebastien Bourdais • Garcia, Magnussen claim Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup in GT Le Mans • Gavin, Milner bookend season with GTLM podium finishes in No. 4 Corvette C7.R BRASELTON, Ga. – A damp Petit Le Mans ended Saturday with Corvette Racing and the Corvette Daytona Prototype program claiming titles in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Action Express Racing’s Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais won the Prototype class of the rain-shortened race – it ran just shy of eight hours … Continue reading

Porsche Wins It All – GTLM Class – Overall Race – Championship

Rain plagued the finale of the Tudor 
USCC Petit Le Mans
(Photo courtesy of Christina Bergdahl Magnussen FB)

Petit Le Mans halted two hours early. – Corvetted – October 3, 2015 – In the wet and wild rain-soaked finale to the 2015 Tudor United SportsCar Championship the #911 Porsche 911 RSR not only won the GTLM class but won the overall event and in the process captured the GTLM team and drivers championship. Following several off-track excursions, full-course cautions and a red flag that temporarily stopped the race for a little over an hour, the endurance race was flagged two hours before its scheduled ten hours. The race was a mirror of the atypical weekend dominated by the weather that impacted not only the race but qualifying, where the two cars with the fastest lap times, the #911 … Continue reading

Mother Nature Helps Influence the Petite Le Mans Grid

(Photo courtesy of Corvette Racing)

Now “Mother Nature” has stepped in to help right the BoP wrongs inflicted on the Corvette Racing Team! – Corvetted – October 3, 2015 – Call it “fate” or call it “luck” but “Mother Nature” may end up being the “spoiler” for IMSA’s orchestrated seasonal GTLM championship by helping balance out IMSA’s unbalanced performance adjustments levied against the Corvette Racing team throughout the 2015 season. To say yesterday’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) qualifying session was unusual would be an understatement. The weather impacted the short 15-minute session for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta and saw multiple on-track incidents, penalties and failed post-session inspections. The result culminated with the two fastest qualifying GTLM cars, the #912 and the #911 … Continue reading

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