Corvettes Spanning 60 Years of Competition Headed for 43rd HSR Mitty at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

Corvettes Spanning 60 Years of Competition Headed for 43rd HSR Mitty at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

21.04.2021: Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Corvette Featured Marque of This Week's Blockbuster HSR Mitty at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 21 - 25 Corvettes representing 60 years of competition success

Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR)



Corvette Featured Marque of This Week's Blockbuster HSR Mitty at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 21 - 25


 


Corvettes representing 60 years of competition success arrive at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta this week where “America’s Sports Car” will be celebrated as the Featured Marque of the 43rd Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Mitty, April 21 – 25.



From the CRP Racing 1956 No. 57 Chevrolet Corvette of Dave Roberts up to the recently retired 2016 Corvette C7.R of Pierce Marshall and Matador Motorsports, the entered Corvettes for The Mitty span exactly 60 years of on-track glory.



The oldest car entered for the 43rd HSR Mitty in any division, the Roberts Corvette spent its first few years as a street car before being converted for on-track competition way back in 1959. It has been raced nearly continuously for more than 60 years.



At the opposite end of the Corvette timeline at The Mitty is the 2016 No. 3 Corvette C7.R owned and driven by Marshall and his coach and co-driver Eric Foss. One of the famous yellow race cars from Corvette Racing, which has built its own unmatched record of American sports car racing success for over 20 years, Marshall’s C7.R was co-driven in its prime mainly by Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen.



While Marshall is bringing the C7.R for “go” in the weekend’s on-track competition, he and Matador also bring three other notable Corvette Racing cars to The Mitty for “show.”

 




Marshall will have on display a 2001 Corvette C5-R, a 2012 Corvette C6.R GT2 and a 2006 No. 3 Corvette C6.R GT1, which he raced for the first time after a complete restoration last December at the HSR Classic Sebring 12 Hour and Sebring Historics. Marshall won both HSR WeatherTech Sprint races he entered in the No. 3 GT1 Corvette at Sebring.



Additional Corvettes from this century set for The Mitty include a 2004 No. 64 Corvette C6.R of Robert Blain, the 2014 Corvette C7.R of Tom Mueller and a pair of Corvette Daytona Prototypes.



Popular with HSR competitors, Corvette Daytona Prototypes were driven to victory in their contemporary prime at Petit Le Mans in 2014 and 2015. Similar cars prepared by Hudson Historics are entered at The Mitty for John Reisman in the 2014 No. 33 Corvette Daytona Prototype and the 2012 No. 230 Corvette Daytona Prototype of William Hubbell.



The Roberts entry is the only 1950s-era Corvette entered but 1960s versions of “America’s Sports Car” will be well represented at The Mitty.



Similar in looks and style to Roberts’ open-top roadster, Frank Morelli brings a 1961 Corvette roadster while Bill Treffert competes in his pristine black 1960 No. 24 Corvette roadster.



Early Corvette coupes entered include a 1963 model from Red Dragon Racing and Patrick Sessions and a 1964 Corvette coupe for James Heck.

 




Later 1960’s Corvette entries include the 1969 No. 6 roadster of Brad Hoyt, the 1968 No. 37 Duntov Motor Company roadster for Clair Schwendeman and the big block LMI Landscapes 1969 No. 46 coupe that is always a threat to win at Road Atlanta with driver Jody O’Donnell.



A Saturday schedule highlight at the 43rd HSR Mitty is the Corvette Feature Race at 12:20 p.m. EDT. Winners and top-three podium finishers will be awarded in divisions for both older and more modern Corvettes.



A variety of ticket options, from tent camping and daily admission on up to RV Parking and weekend admission, are available only for at-event sale starting this Thursday, April 22. Tickets can be purchased at the HSR Driver/Crew Registration office or at the gate at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta throughout the weekend.




Event information, including the official weekend schedule and entry list, can be found on the 43rd HSR Mitty event page at www.HSRRace.com.






Noteworthy




- Marshall and Matador will be joined at the HSR Mitty by recently retired Corvette Racing guru Dan Binks who was a key player in the 20-plus year success of Corvette Racing. Binks and Binks Motorsports put a new motor in Marshall’s C6.R GT1 late 2020 prior to the successful HSR debut of the Corvette at Sebring in December.



- Corvettes were first raced in competition just a few years after the introduction of the groundbreaking two-seater in 1953. Appropriately timed for this weekend’s celebration at the 43rd HSR Mitty, the 2021 season marks the 65th anniversary of Corvette’s first professional race with a five-car factory effort in 1956 in the 12 Hours of Sebring.





Adam Saal- photos HSE

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/corvette-60-years-competition-hsr-mitty-michelin-raceway-road-atlanta---222063.html

21.04.2021 / MaP

More News

Ben Waddell Takes Two Porsche Sprint Cup Wins at Barber
21.04.2021
Waddell has perfect weekend on debut after claiming both pole positions and both race victoriesIn his Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama debut, Ben Waddell claimed back-to-back victori more >>
Honda Ridgeline Claims Class Win at San Felipe 250, California
19.04.2021
    Honda Ridgeline Off-Road Race Truck captures another SCORE Class 7 win    Sixth off-road racing victory on the Baja peninsula for the RidgelineThe Honda Off-Road Racing T more >>
Honda-Powered Drivers Score Victories in INDYCAR, Formula One and Off-Road
19.04.2021
    Alex Palou scores first NTT INDYCAR SERIES win at Barber Motorsports Park    Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing win Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola    Jeff Proctor, Honda Off-Road Racing Team score win in San Felipe 250 more >>
Harvey Finishes 11th in INDYCAR Season Opener at Barber
19.04.2021
The Meyer Shank Racing team can check the first race of the INDYCAR season off the list after Jack Harvey drove to an eleventh place finish during Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.  more >>
Honda Indy GP of Alabama - Alex Palou takes victory at Barber ahead of Power and Dixon
19.04.2021
Honda Indy Grand Prix of AlabamaBarber Motorsports ParkSunday, April 18, 20211    Alex Palou    10    3    90    01:52:53.0361   more >>
Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Warm Up - Rahal ahead of Grosjean and Bourdais
18.04.2021
Honda Indy Grand Prix of AlabamaBarber Motorsports ParkSunday, April 18, 20211    Graham Rahal    15    01:06.7319    19    124.079    23   more >>
Jack Harvey Qualifies Eleventh for Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
18.04.2021
The long awaited INDYCAR season opener kicked off on Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park which welcomed Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) and Jack Harvey for the first time since their 2019 debut. more >>
Pato O'Ward takes Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama pole - qualifying results
18.04.2021
Honda Indy Grand Prix of AlabamaBarber Motorsports ParkSaturday, April 17, 2021Qualifications - Firestone Fast 61    Pato O'Ward    5    01: more >>
International broadcast partners offering NTT INDYCAR SERIES
18.04.2021
The 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season begins Sunday, April 18 with the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst at Barber Motorsports Park.Territories – ChannelAsia (Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, H more >>
Honda Indy GP of Alabama practice 2 classification - Rossi ahead of Ericsson and Dixon
18.04.2021
Honda Indy Grand Prix of AlabamaBarber Motorsports ParkSaturday, April 17, 2021 1    Alexander Rossi    27    01:06.0797    18    125.303 & more >>
Honda Indy GP of Alabama practice 1 classification - Palou ahead of Herta and Newgarden
18.04.2021
Honda Indy Grand Prix of AlabamaBarber Motorsports ParkSaturday, April 17, 2021   1    Alex Palou    10    01:06.4721    10    124.564 &nb more >>
Trans Am History Echoes through the Hills of Sonoma Raceway
17.04.2021
Trans Am continues long history with former Sears Point Raceway Sonoma Raceway continues its long history with the Trans Am Championship presented by Pirelli with its sixth West Coa more >>
TPC Racing Returns To Action For Porsche Sprint Challenge With Lorndale, Torres This Weekend at Barber Motorsports Park
15.04.2021
Rob Lorndale and Pedro Torres Return for Rounds Three and Four During IndyCar Season Opener TPC Racing drivers Rob Lorndale and Pedro Torres return for rounds three and four of the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama this weekend, April 1 more >>
Ben Waddell to Make Porsche Sprint Challenge Debut at Barber
15.04.2021
Having worked as a driver coach for the opening round at Sebring, Ben Waddell will move into the driver seat this weekend as he makes his competition debut in the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama at Barber Motorsports P more >>
Patricio O’Ward Rekindles Partnership with Topo Chico Mineral Water for 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES
15.04.2021
Patricio O’Ward will partner with Topo Chico Mineral Water as a personal sponsor for the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship. O’Ward’s relationship with Topo Chico Mineral Water reignites after first working together in 2016 in the INDYCAR junior series Pro Mazda, and the 2016 Formula 4 NACAM Championship. They were also personal sponsors more >>
Jaguar XJR-16 Returns at 43rd HSR Mitty 30 Years After Dominant Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Victory
15.04.2021
Ross Motorsports Brings a Pair of XJR-16 Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) Jaguars to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for 43rd HSR Mitty, April 21 – 25   43rd Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) MittyCorvette - th more >>
Meyer Shank Racing Targets Fast Start to 2021 INDYCAR Season at Barber
12.04.2021
MSR begins fifth year of INDYCAR competition with second-consecutive full-season INDYCAR campaignMeyer Shank Racing (MSR) will open its fifth season of INDYCAR competition this more >>
NTT IndyCar drivers entry list for Barber Motorsports Park 2021
12.04.2021
  Marco  AndrettiAndretti Herta-Haupert w/ Marco & Curb-Agajanian    98    Sunoco Rookie    USASebastien  BourdaisA.J. Foyt Enterprises &nb more >>
Round 3 Racing Weathers Conditions for Podium at Mid-Ohio
12.04.2021
Following a win in Saturday’s race, Round 3 Racing continued their podium streak with a third place finish in the World Racing League GP3 class at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday. The No. 605 Po more >>
Round 3 Racing Wins World Racing League (WRL) at Mid-Ohio
11.04.2021
After fighting through challenging race weekend for the team at Barber Motorsports Park last month, Round 3 Racing returned to World Racing League (WRL) competition with a run to the GP2 class victory on Saturday, and backing that more >>
Paretta Autosport Makes First Laps at IMS, Simona De Silvestro Quick Out of the Box
10.04.2021
The Open Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge commenced yesterday in preparation for the May race.  The first practice day was typical of April with scattered more >>
Johnny O’Connell Named Grand Marshal of Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) 43rd Mitty at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
08.04.2021
America’s Top Team Corvette Racing Driver Presides Over April 21 – 25 Blockbuster HSR Event Showcasing Corvette as Featured Marque Johnny O’Connell, the premier American Corvette race car driver of his generation more >>
NTT Indycar Series global broadcast and schedule 2021
08.04.2021
NTT INDYCAR SERIES Renews Global Broadcast Reach in 2021   A robust lineup of international broadcast partnerships will help deliver the NTT INDYCAR SERIES to a growing global audience in 2021. A series of renewals and expanded broadcast and streaming more >>
Round 3 Racing Continues WRL Championship Chase at Mid-Ohio
07.04.2021
Round 3 Racing (R3R) will take the hunt for the World Racing League (WRL) National Championship to rural Ohio this weekend as the team looks forward to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the third round of the 2021 season this weekend. more >>
B.R.M. Chronographes Endurance Races and WeatherTech Sprint Doubleheaders Bring HSR Spring Fling to a Competitive Close
03.04.2021
Friday at Sebring International Raceway- Todd Treffert a Perfect Five-for-Five in Speedconcepts 1974 No. 141 Porsche 911 IROC Prepared by 901 Shop - Travis Engen Wins Overall in B.R.M. Chronographes Endurance Challenge Race in GMT Racing 2005 No. 2 Audi R8 LMP   more >>
Trio of Feature Race Winners Crowned in First Official Day of 2021 HSR Competition
02.04.2021
...Thursday at the HSR Spring Fling at Sebring International Raceway - Todd Treffert Porsche-Class and Overall Sasco Sports International/American Challenge Winner in Speedconcepts 1974 No. 141 Porsche 911 IROC Prepared by 901 Shop - Greg Griffin Secures Season-Opening Stoner Car Care Global GT Victory in Speed Works 2016 No. 071 Lamborghini Hur more >>
Rocket Pro TPO and Paretta Autosport Announce Primary Sponsorship of #16 Chevrolet Piloted by Simona De Silvestro in the Indianapolis 500
01.04.2021
· First Female INDYCAR Team to Partner on Content Highlighting Women in the Mortgage Industry· Paretta Autosport and Rocket Pro TPO to create ‘Rocket Accelerator’ campaign highlighting female leaders in both racing and mortgage industry    more >>
Porsche Announced as Featured Marque of 2021 Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Classic Daytona Presented by IMSA
01.04.2021
Porsche Sports Cars of All Competition Generations Take Center Stage at the Seventh Running of the Classic 24-Hour HSR Race at Daytona International Speedway, October 27 - 31 Legendary and perennial sports car racing powerh more >>
Rusty's "The Last Ride" NASCAR Dodge at the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is Vintage Motorsport Magazine's March/April Cover Car
30.03.2021
2005 Team Penske Miller Lite Dodge is Second Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Treasure Featured on Vintage Motorsport Cover in Last Four IssuesTop Automotive Photographer Peter Harholdt Shot it on Location at the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America at Daytona International Speedway more >>
Said Sings in the Road Atlanta Rain- Takes 18th Trans Am win after getting past defending Champ Francis Jr
29.03.2021
A drying track played into Boris Said’s favor on Sunday, with the veteran passing Ernie Francis Jr. with seven laps remaining to win the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli Atlanta SpeedTour at Michelin Raceway more >>
Talent-packed Trans Am TA2® Field Heads to Atlanta
27.03.2021
Sunday’s final race of the SpeedTour event weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta will see the TA2® field look to one-up themselves after staging an incredible opening round at Sebring. Thomas Merrill will bring the champions more >>
Dyson Looks to Grow Trans Am Championship Advantage in Atlanta
26.03.2021
A roaring field of 52 Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli cars return to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta this weekend (March 26-28) headlining the Atlanta SpeedTour for the second round of the 2021 season. The event will feature two races more >>
Historic Sportscar Racing - HSR highlights at Spring Fling in Sebring
25.03.2021
Legendary Marques, Iconic Cars and Motorsports Stars Set for Season-Opening Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Spring Fling Next Week at Sebring International Raceway, March 31 - April 2- Rare 1976 No. 65 Kremer Porsche 934 Entered by Tom McGlynn and the 901 Shop - Full Fleet of Former Ferrari Challenge Cars and Competitors Carry Prancing Horse Fla more >>
Video Inside The 59 - A Conversation With Hurley Haywood
25.03.2021
International motorsports icon Hurley Haywood looks back at his illustrious 50-year career  in racing in the newest installment of Brumos Collection’s “Inside The 59” video series, releasing today.     “Conversations With Hurley Haywood” brings viewers along for an amazing ride, which began with a 1971 IM more >>
Omologato Named “Official Timepiece of the Trans Am Series”
24.03.2021
Omologato to craft limited edition Trans Am watches The Trans Am Racing Company has forged a new partnership with Omologato Watches, selecting Omologato as the new “Official Timepie more >>
Oscar Teran Takes Trans Am Victory at Charlotte
21.03.2021
Sam Mayer and Mark Brummond claim class wins at Charlotte Motor SpeedwayAfter a 21-year hiatus, Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway for 100-miles of all green-f more >>
Greenwood Family Welcomes “Spirit of Le Mans” Corvette for Exhibition at the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
21.03.2021
Big-Block-Powered, Widebody Stars and Stripes Corvette took IMSA Class Pole and Set Highest Straightaway Speed at 1976 24 Hours of Le MansBrother of the Late John Greenwood, Son and Grandchildren Join IMSA Luminaries  On Thur more >>
Oscar Teran Takes Trans Am Pole at Charlotte - full results
21.03.2021
Drivers battle cold temperatures at Charlotte Motor Speedway Full Results more >>
Tempest Raceway - Compete in this Sunday's 2-hour Karting Endurance arrive-and-drive event!
20.03.2021
Grab a few friends and team up for a 2 hour endurance race at Tempest Raceway! Teams will compete for the most laps in 2 hours.   Karting Endurance Days are open to all drivers and teams, regardless of experience. This race will be run usi more >>

Kategorien

2001-2022 automobilsport.com full copyright