Racing-Themed Corvettes to Take Center Stage at Carlisle Event
It’s no secret that despite the appeal of the Corvette as an everyday sports car, it has a cherished legacy in the world of racing as well. Look no further than the new C7.R, which has been heating up this year’s GT Le Mans series, for proof of that.
I really need to dial up one of these professional driving schools to see if they’d be up for whipping me around a track in a C7 with a more experienced driver at the helm. As much as I love being behind the wheel myself, I certainly realize there are a lot of people more qualified to give me a better feel of what the new Corvette is really capable of.
Corvette Racing seems to have finally found its stride with the C7.R, earning a first- and third-place finish in the new Chevy race car this past weekend in Long Beach. Driving the No. 3 Corvette, Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen took the top spot in the GT Le Mans class of the Patrón Sports Car Showcase, giving Corvette Racing its first win in the C7.R.
Corvette Racing roars into Long Beach this weekend for the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase with one nice win already under its belt. The team, looking to find its groove for the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, was recently named RACER Magazine’s 2013 Team of the Year in worldwide motorsports. The editorial team of the popular racing publication selected Corvette Racing for the award based on the team’s winning the 2013 American Le Mans Series GT championship.
Chances are if you own a new Corvette Stingray you’ve been itching for a couple of pointers on how to get the most out of your baby’s performance capabilities … that is unless you already consider yourself in the ranks of greats like Mario Andretti. Either way, Chevy wants to help you get a better handle on how to get the most out of your new Corvette Stingray by offering a reduced rate to 2014 Corvette owners who attend the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School.