LAKEVILLE, Conn. (July 23, 2016) – Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner led a 1-2 class finish for Corvette Racing on Saturday with a GT Le Mans (GTLM) victory in the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. The victory was the 100th all-time for Corvette Racing – the first team in International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) history to accomplish the feat – and was the fifth win for the program at Lime Rock Park.
INDIANAPOLIS – Acclaimed young adult fiction author and Indiana native John Green served as the honorary pace-car driver in a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe for the Verizon IndyCar Series Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 14. “John is a huge IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway fan and…
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 16, 2016) – Wayne Taylor Racing won its second straight race at Long Beach to lead an overall sweep for the Corvette Daytona Prototype program, and Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner extended their GT Le Mans (GTLM) championship lead with a runner-up finish in their No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R at Saturday’s Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 24-hour race came down to 0.034 seconds Sunday as Corvette Racing won the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona when the team’s pair of Chevrolet Corvette C7.R race cars finished 1-2 in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class.
Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Marcel FÃ¤ssler drove the winning No. 4 Corvette C7.R with Gavin holding off teammate Antonio Garcia in the No. 3 Corvette C7.R. The two finished side-by-side with Gavin taking the checkered flag by a matter of inches. Each of the Corvettes completed 722 laps for 2,570.32 miles. The margin of victory set a Rolex 24 record.
The last 20 minutes of the race came down to an all-out shootout between the No. 4 Corvette and, incredibly, the No. 3 Corvette driven by Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Mike Rockenfeller. Despite a momentary pass by the No. 3 car, Gavin, who piloted the No. 4 Corvette for the final stint of the race, held off his teammate to a narrow victory earlier this afternoon! The No. 3 crossed the finish line just a few feet behind for a P2 finish. For Corvette enthusiasts everywhere, it doesn’t get much better than this!
It’s not unusual to see a Corvette in an action, suspense or spy movie… True Lies, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast Five, XXX, Con Air, Rush Hour, Along Came a Spider… the list goes on. But what about using a Corvette in a real-life spy operation? Such is the case for a 2006 Black Z06 that is now displayed in the National Corvette Museum’s Skydome.
January 15 through March 25 the National Corvette Museum is hosting in the Exhibit Hall fourteen examples of American Muscle as part of a Hot Rod / Street Rod exhibit. The exhibit features a little something for everyone… from 1932 to 1973, from Chevrolet to Ford and others in between.
DETROIT – Chevrolet completed another successful year in motorsports in 2015, earning six manufacturer and five driver championships in NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA, United SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge series.
In addition, Chevrolet drivers won several noteworthy races in 2015,
Chevy ChampionsChevy motorsports excelled in 2015, earning six manufacturer and five driver championships in NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA, United SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge series. Jordan Taylor (l to r), Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner, drivers of the #64 Chevrolet Corvette Racing C7.R, celebrated their victory Sunday, June 14, 2015 in the GTE Pro class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans United Sports Car Championship in Le Mans, France. (Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing)
including the Indianapolis 500, IndyCar Dual in Detroit, NHRA U.S. Nationals, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, and the manufacturer’s first overall victory in 50 years at the 12 Hours of Sebring.