Corvette Racing to Celebrate Homecoming in Ohio
The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Is Corvette Racing's Second Home
Conceived on the Corvette assembly line in Bowling Green, Ky., and raised at Corvette Racing's headquarters in suburban Detroit, the twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars are local favorites at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Going into this weekend's seventh round of the 12-race American Le Mans Series, Chevy's factory road racing team has posted five straight victories on the scenic 2.25-mile Mid-Ohio circuit.
Ron Fellows and Johnny O'Connell teamed up to score four consecutive wins at Mid-Ohio before finishing as runners-up in 2006 to Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta. This year Jan Magnussen is partnered with O'Connell in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R.
"I always look forward to going to Mid-Ohio because it's a beautiful track to race on," said O'Connell. "It's a track that's been good to me and to Corvette Racing over the years.
"I have to applaud the management for repaving the track surface last year and the steps they've taken to improve the racing there," O'Connell noted. "The track has both medium and high-speed corners, and the elevation changes put a lot of emphasis on your finesse. The key is to make the car comfortable to drive off the racing line because you'll often find yourself in that position in traffic."
The Mid-Ohio round of the ALMS series is well attended by Corvette Racing's friends and extended family, and the team is supported by hundreds of Corvette owners and enthusiasts in the Corvette Corral.
"The track is close to the factory so many of the mechanics' families and people from GM come to the race," explained Gavin. "They get to see the cars running on the track and experience what happens at an ALMS race. There is a family atmosphere, but there might be a little more pressure because so many people you know are watching.
"Mid-Ohio is a real racer's track," he continued. "It's quite a technical track, and you need a car that's good in both fast and slow sections. There is a lot of elevation change, so you put your trust in the corner workers when you are coming over crests and blind turns. Fortunately the marshals at Mid-Ohio do a great job."
With a perfect record on the track and the enthusiastic support of family and friends, Corvette Racing's annual return to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a midsummer celebration for America's premier production sports car team.
The Acura Sports Car Challenge, the seventh round of the 12-race ALMS series, will start at 3:15 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 21. CBS Sports will televise the two-hour, 45-minute race tape-delayed at 2 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 22.
- Siebter Lauf der American Le Mans-Serie 2007- 13 Kurven auf 3,634 Kilometern- Sprungkuppe als besondere Herausforderung
Am 21. Juli gastiert die American Le Mans-Serie auf dem "Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course" in der Nähe von Lexington im US-Bundesstaat Ohio. Der 3,634 Kilomet weiter >>
American Le Mans Series, 7. Lauf in Mid-Ohio, USA, Vorschau:
Mit dem Rennen auf dem traditionsreichen Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course startet die American Le Mans Series am 21. Juli in die zweite Saisonhälfte. Die Porsche RS Spyder kehren zum siebten Lauf dieser Rennse weiter >>
B-K Motorsports is hoping for a trouble-free run at Mid-Ohio this weekend in the Acura Sports Car Challenge.
Former Mid-Ohio winner B-K Motorsports is eagerly awaiting the Acura Sports Car Challenge at the 2.25-mile, 13-turn central Ohio road course this weekend. The team hopes to repeat its 2005 LMP2 victory with a newer, more competitive race pac weiter >>
Team Trans Sport and drivers Terry Borcheller and Tim Pappas recorded a season-best finish of fifth in GT2 at Lime Rock.
A fifth-place GT2 effort at Lime Rock - where it was firmly entrenched in a battle for podium position - has put Team Trans Sport on the right t weiter >>
Woodhouse Performance owner Bob Woodhouse.
A new team and a familiar face is returning to the American Le Mans Series. Woodhouse Performance will make its Series debut at the Acura Sports Car Challenge on July 19-21 and will bring Dodge and its Viper brand weiter >>
- Diesel-Sportwagen debütiert in Mid-Ohio- Beginn der zweiten Saisonhälfte in den USA - Gemeinsamer Event mit der IndyCar-Serie
Nur 14 Tage nach dem von Unfällen geprägten Rennen in Lime Rock betritt das Team Audi Sport North America mit dem Audi R10 TDI noch einmal Neuland: Auch in Mid-Ohio (US-Bundesstaat Ohio) ist der in Le Mans sie weiter >>
Saturday's crowd for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix was one of the largest in the 50-year history of Lime Rock Park. Photo: Regis Lefebure
The American Le Mans Series boasted a record crowd at Lime Rock Park on Saturday at a venue recognized as one of the most charming weiter >>
American Le Mans Series, 6. Lauf in Lime Rock, USA, Rennen
Die Siegesserie von Porsche in der American Le Mans Series ging auch in Lime Rock weiter. Beim sechsten Lauf dieser Rennserie mit den schnellsten Sportwagen der Welt holten Sascha Maassen (Aachen) und Ryan Briscoe (Australien) für Porsche den vierten Gesamtsieg in Folge.
Mit dem von weiter >>
- Capello/McNish gewinnen LM P1-Kategorie in Lime Rock
- Kollision kostet Chance auf den Gesamtsieg
- Pirro/Werner punkten trotz Unfall
Mit dem fünften Klassensieg in Folge haben die Titelverteidiger Dindo Capello (Italien) und Allan McNish (Schottland) in Lime Rock (US-Bundesstaat Connecticut) ihre Führung in der American Le weiter >>
Sascha Maassen and Ryan Briscoe celebrated their second straight overall victory after winning at Lime Rock Park.
Fresh tires, a late pass in traffic and a solid restart with three minutes left gave Penske Motorsports' Ryan Briscoe and Sascha Maassen their second straight overall victory in the American Le Mans Series on Saturday in the American Le Mans Northeast weiter >>
Corvette Racing Turns in Another Flawless Performance in American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix
While millions of Americans celebrated the nation's birthday with fireworks and amusement park rides, Corvette Racing spent the weekend after the Fourth of July on the roller coaster 1.54-mile Lime Rock Park circuit. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta avoided the weiter >>
The home-track advantage seems to be working for Dyson Racing. Guy Smith turned in the fastest lap in a 25-minute warmup for Saturday's American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. The No. 20 Porsche RS Spyder posted a lap of 45.464 in the prelude to the sixth round of t weiter >>
- Allan McNish auf der Pole Position in der LM P1-Klasse
- Qualifying wegen Regens abgesagt
- Startaufstellung basierend auf dem Freien Training
Die beiden Audi R10 TDI des Teams Audi Sport North America starten am Samstag beim sechsten Lauf der American Le Ma weiter >>
American Le Mans Series, 6. Lauf in Lime Rock, USA, Qualifying
Gute Ausgangsposition für Porsche beim Gastspiel der American Le Mans Series in Lime Rock: Beim sechsten Lauf der Rennserie mit den schnellsten Sportwagen der Welt stehen zwei RS Spyder in der ersten Startreihe. weiter >>
Practice Times Set Grid After Rain Washes Out Qualifying
The roar of Chevy thunder at Lime Rock Park heralded the arrival of a summer storm that washed out qualifying for Saturday's American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Corvette Racing's twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs were separated by 13 thousandths of a second in this morning's practice session, and tha weiter >>
Penske's Romain Dumas is on the overall pole at Lime Rock in the Porsche RS Spyder for the second year in a row.
Romain Dumas claimed his second overall pole position at Lime Rock Park on Friday as rain and lightning forced the cancellation of qualifying for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Dumas and Timo Bernhard will start at the head of the grid for P weiter >>
American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix
Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Conn.
1. Romain Dumas, France; Timo Bernhard, Germany; Porsche RS Spyder (P2), 44.659, 124.141
2. Chris Dyson, Pleasant Valley, NY; Guy Smith, England; Porsche RS Spyder (P2), 45.176, 122.720
3. Stefan Johansson, Sweden; David Brabham, Australia; Duncan Dayton, North Salem, NY; weiter >>
David Brabham must feel like he hasn't come back down. The joyous jump on the top step of the podium at Le Mans after winning in GT1 for Aston Martin is forever etched in the minds of Brabham's faithful followers who saw their hero take his first win at Le Mans in 14 tries.
"It was quite a special day. Le Mans to me is the most important race of the year," Brabham said at weiter >>
THE AMERICAN LE MANS NORTHEAST GRAND PRIX
Lime Rock Park / Lakeville, CT July 6 - 7, 2007
1 Audi Sport North America Audi "Truth in Engineering" Audi AG Rinaldo Capello / Canelli, Italy Audi AG R10/TDI Allan McNish / Dumfries, Scotland
2 Audi Sport North America Audi "Truth in Engineering" Audi AG Emanuele Pir weiter >>
THE AMERICAN LE MANS NORTHEAST GRAND PRIX
Lime Rock Park / Lakeville, CT July 6 - 7, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
7:30 am - 4:30 pm IMSA Registration - Registration Building at Main Entrance
8:00 am - 10:00 am Technical Inspection for American Le Mans Series Competitors
9:00 am MANDATORY BRIEFING FOR ALL AMERICAN L weiter >>
Small, fast and tight. Those are the three words that best describe Lime Rock Park, site of this weekend's American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. At least Series drivers think so.
Despite its size, the 1.54-mile, eight-turn circuit has plenty to offer the four classes of sports cars over the course of two hours and 45 minutes. What are some of the examples? Allow a colle weiter >>
The three Acura-powered prototypes tested last week at Mid-Ohio and will do so again Tuesday at Lime Rock Park.
Acura and its three LMP2 teams have been busy since the Utah Grand Prix with work on and off the track in preparation for the second half of the American Le Mans Series season. That starts this weekend with the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Pri weiter >>
- Sechster Lauf der American Le Mans-Serie- Kurze, aber schnelle Strecke in Connecticut- 110 Meilen nordöstlich von New York City
Nach einer siebenwöchigen Pause, die es den Teams ermöglichte, nach Europa zu reisen und bei den 24 Stunden von Le Mans zu starte weiter >>
American Le Mans Series, 6. Lauf in Lime Rock, USA, Vorschau
Die American Le Mans Series startet wieder durch. Nach sieben Wochen Pause rund um die 24 Stunden von Le Mans steht am 7. Juli in Lime Rock Park im US-Bundesstaat Connecticut der sechste Lauf der Rennserie mit den schne weiter >>
Le Mans and Lime Rock Park couldn't be more different. For starters, the two are six time zones and more than 4,500 miles apart. The circuits are worlds apart as well - Le Mans stretches more than 8.3 miles with more than 20 turns while Lime Rock is 1.54 miles with seven turns.
With three weeks separating the 24 Hours of Le Mans and this weekend's American Le Mans Northe weiter >>
It's a Long Way from Le Mans to Lime Rock for America's Premier Production Sports Car Team
The troops have returned home, the race cars have been rebuilt and refurbished, and now the long march to the end of the season is underway. After finishing second in the 15-strong field of GT1 cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Corvette Racing will have the to weiter >>
Tom Slunecka (EPIC), Bobby Rahal (Rahal Letterman Racing), Tom Harrison (Omnicom) and Scott Atherton attended the NYC event. Photo: Andre Yoder Harris
"Energy Independence" was the message at Tavern on the Green Thursday as the American Le Mans Series showcased weiter >>
...in production and race-car-lineup
Porsche's LMP2 RS Spyders will be fueled by E10, an ethanol-gasoline mix, starting next week in the American Le Mans Series at Lime Rock Park.
As part of its ongoing environmental protection efforts hallmarked by its array of fuel-efficient production vehicles, Por weiter >>
Dyson Racing is in its 32nd year of race competition. Photo: American Le Mans Series
Dyson Racing team owner Rob Dyson bought a Porsche 962 race car in 1985 on the advice of long-time friend Bob Aiken. Dyson went on to win his first race that same year at Lime Ro weiter >>
- Le Mans-Sieger kehren in die USA zurück
- Kürzeste Strecke des Jahres
- Audi in Lime Rock bisher ungeschlagen
Drei Wochen nach dem zweiten Triumph des Audi R10 TDI bei den 24 Stunden von Le Mans steht der revolutionäre Diesel-Sportwagen der A weiter >>
Autocon tested its Judd-powered Creation on Thursday and Friday at Road Atlanta. Lime Rock and Le Mans are in the team's future.
A trip last week to Road Atlanta did nothing to dampen Autocon Motorsports' enthusiasm for the second half of the American Le Mans Series sea weiter >>
"There is no point in going there and being happy with second place," says Mika Salo. Photo: Regis Lefebure
There are so many angles and stories about Le Mans in play for this year's edition of the world's most famous auto race. With 12 teams and 35 drivers at this yea weiter >>
- McNish und Capello bauen Meisterschaftsführung aus- Pirro/Werner komplettieren fünften LM P1-Doppelsieg - Beide Audi R10 TDI in Utah lange Zeit vorn
Dindo Capello/Allan McNish (Italien/Schottland) erzielten beim fünften Lauf der American Le Mans-Serie in Salt Lake City (US-Bundesstaat Utah) den zweiten Gesamtrang für den Audi R10 TDI und feierten ge weiter >>
American Le Mans Series, 5. Lauf, Salt Lake City (USA), Rennen
Sascha Maassen (Aachen) und Ryan Briscoe (Australien) zeigten im von Penske Motorsports eingesetzten Porsche RS Spyder mit Startnummer 6 eine starke kämpferische Leistung und ließen in Salt Lake City (USA) selbst die leistungsstärkeren LMP1-Fahrzeuge deutlich hinter sich. Auf Platz drei in der Gesamtwer weiter >>
Two Ollies Score Come-from-Behind Victory in Final Warm-Up for Le Mans
Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta scored their fourth win in five starts this season, taking the GT1 class honors in the American Le Mans Series Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park. The "two Ollies" completed 61 laps of the 4.5-mile circuit in their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, weiter >>
Rinaldo Capello 102
Allan McNish 102
Emanuele Pirro 90
Marco Werner 90
Clint Field 71
Jon Field 58
Richard Berry 45
Michael Lewis 36
Chris McMurry 26
Frank Biela 26
Bryan Willman 26
Tom Kristensen 22
Romain Dumas 91
Timo Be weiter >>
Ryan Briscoe and Sascha Maassen took their first overall victory in the American Le Mans Series on Saturday.
A gamble on fuel paid off Saturday for Penske Motorsports as Ryan Briscoe and Sascha Maassen gave the team and Porsche its third straight overall victory in the American Le Mans Series with a 10-second victory over Audi's Allan McNish in the Utah Gra weiter >>
Round 5 American Le Mans Series Pit Notes
Roger Penske, on the start of the race "We were told to maintain a 55 mph start. It's a long race, and fortunately we didn't get wrecked. We have a lot of work to do. At the beginning you have to stay cool. It can look like a different race at the end." (about the damage to the #7) "The lap times of the No. 7 are pre weiter >>
Emanuele Pirro timed the start of the Utah Grand Prix perfectly to move from eighth to first at the first turn of the opening lap of the Utah Grand Prix. Prototypes were four-wide down the 3,500-foot frontstretch. He was followed by Marino Franchitti in the Andretti Green Racing Acura, which went from sixth to second.
Acura, Porsche, Audi and Creation prototypes followed weiter >>
Audi took the top spot for the first time this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Saturday's warm-up for the Utah Grand Prix. Allan McNish went quickest in the 30-minute session at 2:22.942 in Audi Sport North America's Audi R10 TDI for a 0.734-second gap over Romain Dumas and the pole-sitting Porsche RS Spyder from Penske Motorsports.
The diesel-powered Audis have str weiter >>
XM Satellite Radio sponsors Andretti Green Racing's Acura ARX in the American Le Mans Series.
XM, the exclusive home to racing's biggest stars, today announced that it will provide coverage of five upcoming American Le Mans Series events, starting with the Utah Grand Prix on Sat weiter >>
- Dindo Capello in Salt Lake City in der vierten Startreihe
- Schwesterauto auf Platz zwei der LM P1-Klasse
- Leichtere LM P2-Fahrzeuge dominieren Qualifying
Der Audi R10 TDI von Dindo Capello (Italien) und Allan McNish (Schottland) geht beim fünften Lauf der Ameri weiter >>
Gelbe erste Startreihe in Salt Lake City: Die beiden Porsche RS Spyder von Penske Motorsports gehen von den Positionen eins und zwei in das fünfte Rennen der American Le Mans Series (ALMS) im US-Bundesstaat Utah. Mit der Fabelzeit von 2:18,128 Minuten verbesserte Timo Bernhard (Dittweiler) im RS Spy weiter >>
Penske's Timo Bernhard raced to his first overall pole in the American Le Mans Series on Friday at Miller Motorsports Park.
Timo Bernhard said he was thrilled to see the American Le Mans Series return to road-course racing and Miller Motorsports Park. Just how gla weiter >>
Post-Qualifying Tire Change May Promote Magnussen to Head of GT1 Class
The good news for Oliver Gavin: He set the quick qualifying time in the GT1 class for the 13th time in his ALMS career at the Utah Grand Prix. The bad news: A spin on his second timed lap could relega weiter >>