Corvette Z06 A New Performance TOP GUN

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0 to 60 in 2.95 Seconds – Quarter Mile in 10.95 seconds @ 127 MPH DETROIT – The performance of the all-new, 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 establishes it as one of the most capable vehicles on the market – and one of the few to achieve sub-3-second 0-60 performance and a sub-11-second quarter-mile time. “The Corvette has long been known as America’s sports car,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors’ executive vice president, Global Product Development. “With the capability of the new Z06 rivaling the best performance cars in the world, we will also be America’s Supercar.” The Corvette Z06 accelerates from a rest to 60 mph in only 2.95 seconds when equipped with the all-new, available eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission … Continue reading

Corvette Z06 at Nurburgring

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by Rick Tavel September 30, 2014 Enthusiasts have been avidly awaiting performance data on the new Z06. At this point the Corvette Z06 has not been made available for private tests and little performance information has been released. One of the “required” tests is the lap times at the famous Nurburgring which enthusiasts use for bragging rights. Currently the fastest Corvette time at the Nurburgring is 7:19:63 set by a Corvette ZR1 in 2011. (The record is held by a Porsche 918 Spyder which lapped the ring in just under 7 minutes) Earlier this year rain delayed a prior Nurburgring test of the supercharged 6.2-liter 650 horsepower Z06. But recently the Corvette was spotted on a high speed run at … Continue reading

Historic Prescott Corvette Show – You Can’t Fool with Mother Nature

Many were in costume for the 8th Annual Historic Prescott Corvette Show (Photo: Mike Furman)

Mother Nature Targets Corvette Show By Rick Tavel September 29, 2014 Corvetted If you have ever wondered how fast the Corvette truly is you should have been in Prescott, Arizona, this past weekend for the 8th Annual Prescott Vette Sette’s Historic Corvette Show and watched how quickly Corvettes can pack up and flee one of Arizona’s legendary monsoons. The Historic Prescott Corvette Show is perhaps the finest Corvette Show in Arizona and was Corvetted’s September Event Pick of the month. But as hard as the organizers worked at putting together another great show, the fact remains, that you can’t fool with Mother Nature and after a great morning of mixed sun and fun, around noon the skies opened up and … Continue reading

FIX TAKES CHECKERED – PETERSON TAKES TRANS AM CHAMPIONSHIP AT VIR

Paul Fix manages back to back victories with TA win at VIR (Photo: GoTransAm)

    TONY AVE RACING FINISHES 1 & 2 IN VIR TRANS AM AND CAPTURES 4TH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP IN 5 YEARS SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 ALTON, Va. (Sept. 28, 2014) – Paul Fix captured his second consecutive Trans Am victory from behind the wheel of the No. 4 StopFlex.com/Tony Ave Racing Chevrolet Corvette at Virginia International Raceway (VIR); while his teammate Doug Peterson, in the No. 87 3Dimensional.com Chevrolet Corvette, came in second, securing a one-two finish for Tony Ave Racing and the 2014 Trans Am Championship for himself, defending his title from 2013. The race began with Fix atop the grid of 39 cars, a record for Trans Am and the VIR course, with teammate Peterson alongside and the No. … Continue reading

First 2015 Stingray – VIN 001 – Hammers for $400K

First Production 2015 Corvette Stingray Hammers for $400 at Barrett-Jackson (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Barrett-Jackson Sells First Production 2015 Corvette Stingray by Rick Tavel© September 27, 2014 The first 2015 Stingray coupe, VIN 001, crossed the block at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas event held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, and was hammered sold at $400K. As has been the custom in recent years, Chevrolet chose Barrett-Jackson to auction the first production Corvette of a new generation or model for charity. The beneficiary of the $400K will be Michigan’s CARE House of Oakland County, which has served tens of thousands of children and families since 1977 with its advocacy, community outreach, intervention, prevention and treatment programs and services. Corvetted recently announced that Barrett-Jackson will also offer the first production Z06 convertible in their upcoming Scottsdale … Continue reading

Briscoe Back for Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans

Indy Car Driver Ryan Briscoe will be the third driver for Corvette Racing's 2 C7.Rs  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Biscoe will be the third Corvette driver for the 10 hour Petit Le Mans Aussie star entered to drive both Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs in 1,000-mile/10-hour race Corvette Racing, September 26, 2014 Detroit – Ryan Briscoe will return to Corvette Racing next week for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta as the third driver in both of the team’s Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs. The Aussie star will try to help Corvette Racing and Chevrolet win for the fifth time this year in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. The annual 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance race is set for Saturday, Oct. 4. Briscoe will be back in the Corvette C7.R for the first time since the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of … Continue reading

TUDOR USCC GTLM Points Battles Going Down to the Wire

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CAN CORVETTE RACING BECOME “THE COMEBACK KID” OF RACING???   by Rick Tavel© September 26, 2014 After an exciting first year for both the new Corvette C7.R and the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series, it boils down to the last race of the season to determine the Championships for driver, team and manufacturer titles in the GTLM class.  Those titles will be determined at the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 4.  After the ten exciting prior races the driver and team championships will most likely end up in the hands of either the Corvette Racing Team and Antonio Garcia or the Dodge SRT Viper Team and their drivers, Jonathon Bomarito and Kuno Wittmer, the two leading teams in the GTLM … Continue reading

TUDOR USCC to Crown Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup Champions Following Petit Le Mans

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Corvette Racing’s Gavin and Milner Lead in the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup GTLM Battle IMSA RELEASE – Two sets of championships will be decided at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 4. In addition to deciding the titlists of the four TUDOR United SportsCar Championship classes, driver, team and manufacturer championship also will be crowned in the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. The Patrón Endurance Cup recognizes the top performers in the four endurance races on the TUDOR Championship schedule. It opened with the Rolex 24 At Daytona and continued with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida and the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen … Continue reading

PETERSON ON THE CUSP OF A SECOND TRANS AM CHAMPIONSHIP

Peterson Captured his second back to back Trans Am Championship (Photo: GoTransAm.com)

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 ALTON, Va. (Sept. 23, 2014) – As the track record 41-car entry for the Trans Am Series prepares for Round 10 of the 2014 Trans Am Championship at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), Doug Peterson, driver of the No. 87 3Dimensional.com Chevrolet Corvette, will also do so, with the knowledge that a strong performance will see him clinch the TA Championship for the second year in a row. If Peterson finishes the race at VIR with over a 36-point lead on the TA class runner-up the Championship will once again reside with the No. 87 and Tony Ave Racing. Currently, Peterson’s lead over Simon Gregg, Driver of the No. 59 Derhaag Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette, is 39 points with … Continue reading

LIME ROCK TRANS AM ENDS TOO EARLY FOR RUMAN

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 (Ruman Team Release) Munroe Falls, Ohio – Ruman’s day ended too soon at Lime Rock Park, as a mechanical problem forced an early retirement from the race. The No. 23 McNichols Co. Corvette was fast in the practice sessions, with Ruman posting times in the top-3 on Friday. Then at the end of the second practice session, a mechanical issue forced an engine change. Unfortunately, there was too little time to complete the change before the qualifying session, thus Ruman started at the back of the Trans Am field for Saturday’s race, 11th on the grid. Ruman charged hard from the first lap of the 100 mile race and quickly moved up to 6th position in the … Continue reading

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