Corvette Racing Tech Transfer: Carbon Fiber Panels
by Keith Cornett
During Sunday’s broadcast of the American Le Mans Series at the Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase at Road America, Corvette Racing’s Program Manager Doug Fehan delivered the latest Tech Transfer segment which centered on the Corvette’s carbon fiber panels.
Doug sets up the segment by talking about sibling rivalry and rubbing and racing on the racetrack while the video shows the two Corvette C6.Rs racing side-by-side as well as the infamous pit lane crash at last year’s 12 Hour’s of Sebring. Fehan states “We don’t mind if the kids get together once in a while because these carbon fiber fenders can take it.”
Following the segment, ABC Race Commentator and former Corvette Racing driver Johnny O’Connell laughs and said that he always looked at a crash on the track as job security for the pit crew. Although we can all laugh now at the self-deprecating humor of watching the two Corvette C6.Rs crash in the pits during 2010′s 12 Hours of Sebring, I am sure Fehan would actually prefer that the kids didn’t get together…