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

Magnussen Previews the Petite Le Mans

Jan Magnussen previews the upcoming Petit Le Mans  (Photo: Paul Ryan/Corvette Racing)

Magnussen and Corvette Will Fight to the Finish for a Petite Le Mans Win Jan Magnussen site – Corvetted – October 2, 2015 – Corvetted reader’s voted Jan Magnussen the overwhelming choice for the Best Corvette Racing Driver of the Modern Era, and Jan has taken some time to preview this weekend’s final Tudor United SportsCar race of the season. As you can see Jan and his team mates are not giving up despite the almost impossibility of capturing the seasonal championship. That’s just one of the reason Corvette Racing fans are so fond of Jan. Magnussen and Corvette still have championships in sight Danish ace Jan Magnussen, teammate Antonio Garcia and Corvette Racing enter the final round of this … Continue reading

Corvette Racing Team Drivers Return for 2016

The Corvette "Fab Four" will return for 2016 (Photo: Oliver Gavin FB)

– Corvetted – October 2, 2015 – Corvette Racing announced yesterday at Road Atlanta that its group of full-season drivers – Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner – will return to drive two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs in 2016. The Corvette Racing program for next season is expected to include the full WeatherTech SportsCar Championship plus a return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans – a race Corvette Racing has won eight times, including its stirring victory this year. The 2016 season will see Corvette Racing campaign an evolution of the Corvette C7.R based on new GTE regulations that govern Le Mans-style GT racing around the world. It will make its racing debut for the 54th Rolex … Continue reading

Z06 Finishes Last – Let’s Dispense with Excuses VIDEO

Motor Trend's 2015 "Best Driver's Car" lineup.  (Photo courtesy of MotorTrend)

The highly praised Chevrolet Corvette Z06 finished last in Motor Trend’s “Best Driver’s Car” comparo. – Corvetted – October 1, 2015 – Once again in a media comparison test of sports cars the Corvette Z06 experienced mechanical problems and failed to complete the test due to mechanical problems. Motor Trend was testing the car as part of their annual “Best Drivers Car” at Laguna Seca race track and on California Highway 198 when the Z06 developed mechanical problems failing to serve up enough power and finished in last place. Of course we all know the Z06 has received outstanding reviews since its introduction and recently it won a Car and Driver’s annual “Lightening Lap IX” shootout setting the best lap time … Continue reading

Corvette Racing’s 2015 Finale

The sun sets on another orchestrated Tudor USCC series season.  The Corvette Racing Team still leads in the Patron Endurance four race series.
(Sebring Photo courtesy of Nigel S. Dobbie)

The finale to another IMSA orchestrated seasonal championship – – Corvetted – September 30, 2015 – Detroit – Corvette Racing looks to close its season of sports car racing in the same fashion as it started – with a victory. Aside from the fact that the GTLM team may be able to end the season on the top tier of the Road Atlanta podium, not much else is reflective of the beginning of the season. At the beginning of the season the GTLM were pretty fairly balanced and IMSA had not yet taken aim at the Corvette Racing team and dashed the team’s hopes and aspirations for a seasonal championship. And at this point unless the Porsche and BMW teams … Continue reading

Weak Corvette Collector Market Continues

Barrett-Jackson's top seller - 1968 Corvette L88 hammered for $300K. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Even Barrett-Jackson’s Hollywood style extravaganza can’t turn the tide of the weak Corvette collector market. – Corvetted – September 28, 2015 – Recently there have been several stories and examples of falling prices in the collector car market and despite Barrett-Jackson’s magic, they couldn’t reverse the recent market trend in Las Vegas. The market weakness is affecting the entire collector market and is no longer confined only to Corvettes as it was this time last year. However, the continuing price decline in the Corvette collector car market was evident this past weekend in Las Vegas where Barrett-Jackson offered several examples of America’s sports car. Las Vegas was the final auction in Barrett-Jackson’s four-event 2015 schedule of the “World’s Greatest Collector … Continue reading


Rain drenched VIR for all three days - Paul Fix emerges victorious. (Photo: Go Trans Am - Chris Clark)

Trans Am Championship Battle Heats Up – Corvetted– September 28, 2015 – ALTON, Va. [September 27, 2015] – Paul Fix emerged victorious from a rain drenched Round 9 of the 2015 Trans Am Championship at Virginia International Raceway, winning the VIR Trans Am for the second year in a row. The entire 49 starters in the race, weathered what were three days of torrential rain, wet sessions and a race that ultimately ended several laps short. Paul Fix, in the No. 4 StopFlex.com/TheCarCoach.com Chevrolet Corvette, captured his second consecutive TA class win on the Virginia-based track in a continuation of what has been late season dominance for Fix over the past three years. The 2015 Championship marks the first full … Continue reading

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