Corvette Racing & the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Video)

A Few Le Mans Facts and Figures Corvetted – May 21, 2015 As Corvette racing fans are counting down to 2015’s most anticipated event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, just 23 days away, June 13th and 14th, we thought it appropriate to run the team’s teaser video releaseed last year prior to the race. It may help get your blood running. This year’s event will feature 168 drivers from 29 different countries and each one, like every team, wants to join the other 82 race winners that stretches back to the first race in 1923. The 2015 race will be the 83rd edition of the 24 Hours of Mans and the fourth as part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. … Continue reading

IMSA’ s Unbalanced Balance of Performance Adjustments

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Part 1 of a 2 Part Commentary Looking at the Good, Bad & Ugly of Racing’s BoP Adjustments Commentary – Rick Tavel© – Corvetted – May 18, 2015 – The other day during one of my never-ending debates with my son following the Laguna Seca United SportsCar race on the pros and cons of various racing series, he made a rather interesting comparison, if not a profound analogy, comparing IMSA’s Tudor United SportsCar Championship to Communism – “IMSA is the embodiment of Communism in racing; the more successful the team, car and driver are as a unit, the more restrictions are imposed upon them with the impossible intent of making all teams equal.” To me and many other Tudor USCC racing fans … Continue reading

Can Lime Rock Spoil Ruman’s Run?

Paul Fix spoiled Doug Peterson's run in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Mathew Boyce Photography)

The scenic 1.5 mile deceptively difficult track is known as a “spoiler” – Corvetted – May 16, 2015 Once again the battle lines are being drawn in this year’s exciting Trans Am series as the Trans Am Championship series will take to the most scenic racetrack in the Northeast, Lime Rock Park for the fourth event of the season, May 22nd and 23rd. This is your best chance to see Corvettes go head to head at Lime Rock, especially since the Tudor United Sports Car Championship will not field a GTLM class in Lime Rock this year. Eleven of the fifteen Trans Am class entries are Corvettes and the battle for the checkered on the relatively short road course is … Continue reading

NCM Le Mans Update – Video

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Oliver Gavin and Doug Fehan Give You a Video Update of the Festivities Corvetted – May 16, 2015 The National Corvette Museum put together a video for their upcoming Le Mans Live Feed Viewing Festivities featuring Oliver Gavin and Doug Fehan, during their recent Le Mans tests at the museum’s NCM Motorsports Park. If you have been living under a rock and haven’t heard about the event you can read all about the details in Corvetted’s article: NCM 24 Hours of Le Mans Registration Open http://www.corvetted.com/ncm-24-hours-of-le-mans-registration-open/ But most importantly there are only a limited number of tickets available so if you want to be a part of it you need to act fast. NCM VIDEO On June 13-14, the world’s … Continue reading

NCM 24 Hours of Le Mans Registration Open

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Limited Availability of Tickets National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green, KY – Corvetted – May 14, 2015 – In less than 30 days on Saturday, June 13th at 3:00 p.m. Le Mans time (9:00 am ET), the 56 competitors entered in the 83rd edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will put the “pedal to the metal” for the start of the world’s greatest race. Racing teams, drivers and spectators as well as racing fans and enthusiasts around the world are eagerly awaiting the event, the crown jewel of the FIA/World Endurance Championship. Only a small fraction of those are fortunate enough to be able to attend the festivities at the historic Circuit de la Sarthe but the National Corvette … Continue reading

Trans Am Series Is Thriving – Good News for Road Racing

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While other series struggle and race tracks close down the venerable Trans Am Series Is thriving! Corvetted – May 14, 2015 If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of fans of the SCCA’s Trans Am Championship then you probably realize that contrary to what is happening in much of the racing world, the Trans Am series is apparently thriving. And that is not only good news for road racing fans, it is particularly good news for Corvette fans where the majority of cars in the top class, TA, are Corvettes. From Formula 1 to NASCAR, including the popular Tudor United Sports Car series, the sanctioning bodies are struggling to keep teams on the grid, retain sponsorships, and keep … Continue reading

RUMAN’S REIGN CONTINUES WITH T/A VICTORY AT ROAD ATLANTA

Amy Ruman held a virtual on track "how to" as she drove her Corvette to a textbook victory. (Photo: Chris Clark)

Ruman Extends Lead in Championship Standings GoTransAm Release – Corvetted – May 10, 2015 BRASELTON, Ga. (May 9, 2015) – Amy Ruman continued her dominance on this year’s road to a Trans Am Championship by winning her fourth consecutive Trans Am race and her third of the 2015 season. It was a dominant performance, a driver’s clinic from behind the wheel of the No. 23 McNichols Company Chevrolet Corvette in Saturday’s Trans Am at Road Atlanta. Ruman began the race in second position, behind pole-sitter Paul Fix, in the No. 4 Stopflex.com/TheCarCoach.com Chevrolet Corvette; but after taking the lead during the fourth lap of the race, Ruman never looked back—at times leading by as much as 7.5 seconds. The victory … Continue reading

Fix Grabs Atlanta Trans Am Poll

Paul Fix grabbed the poll for todays Trans Am race in Atlanta.  Ruman was one tenth second behind Fix. (Photo: Chris Clark)

Ruman – Fix Battle Heats Up For Today’s T/A Race Trans Am Release – Corvetted – May Braselton, GA (May 8, 2015) – Paul Fix led the way for the TA class during “Fast Five” qualifying for the Foametix Trans Am 100 at Road Atlanta, claiming pole position for Saturday’s race with a time of 1:20.120. This will be Fix’s first pole position of the year and should serve as a strong springboard for his Championship aspirations; as he currently sits second in the point standings to Amy Ruman. However, during today’s qualifying session, it was Ruman who was in second, but only just. The current points leader turned a time of 1:20.246 from behind the wheel of the No. … Continue reading

National Corvette Museum to Host 24 Hours of Le Mans Live Feed

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Bowling Green, Berlin & Tokyo Chosen to Host Live Video Feed of Legendary Le Mans Race NCM – Corvetted – May 8, 2015 There is little dispute among sports car fans, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of, if not the greatest road race in the world. From almost any perspective the event is the embodiment of racing, staged on the immortal racetrack where history was made and legends were born, a place where the world’s most famous automobiles earned their stripes. If you’re like most road racing fans, though you have longed to make the trip to France and experience the entire 24 hour racing spectacular, you’ve never been able to make the trip for one reason … Continue reading

Unique 1958 Corvette to Cross Block at Mecum’s INDY

1958 Corvette - Only one produced in Anniversary Gold - Lot S115 (Photo: Mecum)

Bet You’ve Never Seen One In This Factory Color! Rick Tavel – Corvetted – May 8, 2015 – Mecum is gearing up for their 28th Annual Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis, billed as the original, the largest and best muscle car auction, May 12 -16, where an estimated 2000 muscle cars, Corvettes, hotrods and classics will cross the block. Traditionally Mecum is known for offering a wide array of Corvettes from every generation and Indy has been one of their most successful venues. For Corvette enthusiasts this could be one of their best since they no longer host the Bloomington Gold all-Corvette event in June. Currently over 120 Corvettes are consigned but you can expect that number to jump to … Continue reading

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