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Old 01-13-2018, 07:48 AM   #1
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Got your Attention,Great With Racing Season coming up for GTLM.What is that? Lets Learn,Chat,By, Sell Anything:Corvette Racing
A fan of The JAKE Symbol? Show us Pictures,Video.
C7 Car Mods? Stinger,Mats,Paint Jobs? Did ya get a JAKE Tattoo?
Going to a GTLM Race this Year? Where,When?
Since we have purchased or interested in the C7 CORVETTE.Why not share the RACING Side of our Passion?
Heavy on the Photo's Now! Links to Vids,Reading,Etc.






I'll Start with the Car.Did you know the ZO6,C7 Has more Horsepower and a bigger displacement Engine than the GTLM Race driven race cars?
Car is regulated big time to compete with other Manufactures.
More info.
http://gmauthority.com/blog/2015/03/...c7-rs-5-5l-v8/

Learn about the Team
http://www.corvetteracing.com/

Really is a Unique form of racing.All the different classes of cars racing at the same time.Amazing it just doesn't turn into a Demo Derby.Great info:
https://www.imsa.com/

I find odd:No New News.Websites arn't updated.
Maybe we have some insiders here to add any info?


For the Rolex 24 in 2 Weeks
Was doing a little pricing:You can get on a plane.Land at the track.Practically walk to the race.
Land Saturday early.Race starts early afternoon.24 Hrs. if ya can stand it.Or walk to a pub? Whtever.
Fly back on Sunday, and be home for a late supper.
From Boston,All tickets,flight.Lodging is well,not included for $500 per person.Non stop
http://www.daytonainternationalspeed...t-Daytona.aspx

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Have been going to the 12 Hours of Sebring since 2007. Here are some pictures from each year.

2007: The white C6R is the Ron Fellows Tribute car.




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[FONT="Courier New"][B]Have been going to the 12 Hours of Sebring since 2007. Here are some pictures from each year.
We thank you for taking your Time to post.
Very well done.The year breakdown of the Car and it's changes was a challenge when diecast collecting.It was all in for some.One sticker change,new diecast.
NASCAR Made it easy to just keep spending.When it WAS Hot.


Corvette Racing did run a Silver and Black paint on a C5.That was a beauty.
I believe YELLOW Started Early in the C5....

The Start of CORVETTE RACING Is illustrated HERE:
http://www.corvetteonline.com/featur...rvette-racing/




The Passing of Dale Sr. with the GOODWRENCH GM Logo's was Retired.Effected all forms of racing under that Banner..For GM That was quite a HONOR To Do That


“Endurance racing enables us to test new technologies that transfer from race car to road car,” said Mark Kent, director of racing for Chevrolet, during an interview in 2014. “The lessons we have learned from the Corvette Racing program are immeasurable. Not only does Chevrolet race the products we sell, we do it against our chief showroom competitors.”

Great Job.We appreciate the hard work and it shows with the Sales of the C7.
Race on Sunday,Sell on Monday..
Typing that reminded me of this: Sunday Money






Post up your Diecasts Too...That would be appreciated to some members i'm Sure

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I am a huge Corvette Racing fan. I watch all of their races and go to as many as I can every year. I really wish there was more discussion/involvement from the forum. I'm not even sure if most readers/users know that Corvette Racing even exists or even care. Oh well.

Some pics from last years race at Watkins. You can literally walk right up to the cars while they are working on them. The team is super polite, inviting and grateful. It is a great experience.













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I am a huge Corvette Racing fan. I watch all of their races and go to as many as I can every year. I really wish there was more discussion/involvement from the forum. I'm not even sure if most readers/users know that Corvette Racing even exists or even care. Oh well.
We Thank You for posting.I'll be monitoring this thread and try to keep it updated for the Interested...Will be looking for Help anyway possible.
The Glenn must be close for you.Lime Rock would be for me.That is a short race.
Odd too.Even the Corvette Racing website isn't update..
Well the cars have already been on track testing.Both Nite and Day.
Of coarce because the race will be 24 hrs.Long.
A true test to the Manufactures on Longevity and Durability.
Couple vids out their..Just click on the ball to move past what you don't want to see.Looked Cold for the Fans and probably the Tires TOO
Picked this vid cause....The Corvette start up

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I've been to VIR and Watkins Glen several times and it was a great time. The Corvette Corrals are the way to go. Parking right by the track and plenty of other Corvette fans to hang out with during and after the race. Visiting the garages is also a real benefit at both tracks. The drivers often come up to the Corral and answer questions and give autographs. I hope to go again this year.
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I am a huge Corvette Racing fan. I watch all of their races and go to as many as I can every year. I really wish there was more discussion/involvement from the forum. I'm not even sure if most readers/users know that Corvette Racing even exists or even care. Oh well.

Some pics from last years race at Watkins. You can literally walk right up to the cars while they are working on them. The team is super polite, inviting and grateful. It is a great experience.
You might want to check the racing section There are stickies for GTLM racing and F1

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...roadracing-23/

Or you can just follow this thread as it will surely get moved to that section anyway

btw - I watch every IMSA/GTLM race, I've been to Le Mans 3x back in the 90's and am a huge Corvette Racing fan. Glad there are others with interest.

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You might want to check the racing section There are stickies for GTLM racing and F1 .
Beat me to it.

Come on over, we've got some great threads going on over there.

Have a good one,
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Or you can just follow this thread as it will surely get moved to that section anyway
This Thread could be used as a get familiar with a Corvette C7 Car then behold Corvette Racing.Since this is Discussion.
The Stickies are the advanced.Members could always if thinking racing only click their.Just SURELY Thinking

Just checked 2 duped threads.In the other section link.
140 views,7days running and NO Additional posts.
Purpose of me starting this is to get more members involved and interested.It might work here than their?
Not my ball game..Have to listen to the ump's

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This Thread could be used as a get familiar with a Corvette C7 Car then behold Corvette Racing.Since this is Discussion.
The Stickies are the advanced.Members could always if thinking racing only click their.Just SURELY Thinking
advance members? racing only?

whatever lol you're always looking for controversy.

do whatever you like

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I wouldn't miss the 6 Hour weekend at Watkins Glen, its the best deal in racing. The Corvette Corral is a must to add to the experience. Can't wait for this year's race!
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The New Jake Patriotic Hood Symbol Looks Killer.





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I've been to VIR and Watkins Glen several times and it was a great time. The Corvette Corrals are the way to go. Parking right by the track and plenty of other Corvette fans to hang out with during and after the race. Visiting the garages is also a real benefit at both tracks. The drivers often come up to the Corral and answer questions and give autographs. I hope to go again this year.
Corvette Corral tickets for the 2018 Watkins Glen went on sale last week. They are limited so if you're going better call them soon. I got mine.
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Got your Attention,Great With Racing Season coming up for GTLM.What is that? Lets Learn,Chat,By, Sell Anything:Corvette Racing
A fan of The JAKE Symbol? Show us Pictures,Video.
C7 Car Mods? Stinger,Mats,Paint Jobs? Did ya get a JAKE Tattoo?
Going to a GTLM Race this Year? Where,When?
Since we have purchased or interested in the C7 CORVETTE.Why not share the RACING Side of our Passion?
Heavy on the Photo's Now! Links to Vids,Reading,Etc.






I'll Start with the Car.Did you know the ZO6,C7 Has more Horsepower and a bigger displacement Engine than the GTLM Race driven race cars?
Car is regulated big time to compete with other Manufactures.
More info.
http://gmauthority.com/blog/2015/03/...c7-rs-5-5l-v8/

Learn about the Team
http://www.corvetteracing.com/

Really is a Unique form of racing.All the different classes of cars racing at the same time.Amazing it just doesn't turn into a Demo Derby.Great info:
https://www.imsa.com/

I find odd:No New News.Websites arn't updated.
Maybe we have some insiders here to add any info?


For the Rolex 24 in 2 Weeks
Was doing a little pricing:You can get on a plane.Land at the track.Practically walk to the race.
Land Saturday early.Race starts early afternoon.24 Hrs. if ya can stand it.Or walk to a pub? Whtever.
Fly back on Sunday, and be home for a late supper.
From Boston,All tickets,flight.Lodging is well,not included for $500 per person.Non stop
http://www.daytonainternationalspeed...t-Daytona.aspx
Will be at the Daytona 24 later this month, and Sebring in March, planning on also doing Watkins Glen 6 hour, Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta and possibly VIR. Anybody planning on going to any of these races, be sure to book nearby hotels well in advance (like 8-10 months) if you want to be close, they do book up, and they do raise the rates and require minimum number of nights. For both Daytona and Sebring we stay in the Orlando area (60 miles to Daytona, 75 miles to Sebring), lots of restaurants near the Daytona track, not so much in Sebring, its a pretty small town. Jake symbol? I ordered the Jake hood stinger on my new ZO6.
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Count me in as another big fan of GTLM. I haven't gotten up to speed on 2018 rules, but I agree that many on this forum would be shocked to hear that the C7Rs have only slightly more HP/TQ than a base Stingray, per FIA/IMSA rules.
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I have the jake stinger stripe, floor mats, wheel centers, dash plate, hats, coffee mug, and....

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Count me in as another big fan of GTLM. I haven't gotten up to speed on 2018 rules, but I agree that many on this forum would be shocked to hear that the C7Rs have only slightly more HP/TQ than a base Stingray, per FIA/IMSA rules.
and that the BoP rules hamstring/f*ck them every race.....

(yes it's my biggest complaint about IMSA)
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I'll happily subscribe to this thread. I try to go to at least one IMSA race a year (I'm pissed off they aren't in Austin again this year) and I watch every one of the races. The GTLM category has been the best class of racing ANYWHERE for the last 2 or 3 years. I also follow F1 avidly and the IMSA tickets are the best deal anywhere. Paddock passes are cheap and worth every penny (unlike the kidney-selling required for paddock in F1).

Unlike most, I think IMSA does a really good job with the BOP (except for the run-up to Lemans 2016, where Ford screwed everyone). Fabulous racing, great rules and awesome tracks. The competition is intense at every race, but respectful almost routinely (except for those A-hole Porsche teams).
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