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Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA
August 9 - 11, 2013

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Television Broadcast:
8/11/2013 at 2:00 pm CDT on ABC

Live Qualifying:
8/10/2013 at 9:45 am CDT on ESPN 3

LIVE TIMING:
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TICKET INFO:
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Event Schedule:
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Entry List:
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Facility Map:
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Spotters Guide:
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Corvette Corral:
ALMS Car Corrals: Bimmerstrasse, Corvette Coral, Porscheplatz - American Le Mans Series

Road America/Dan Binks Auction:
Remember the fantastic auction that Dan Binks put on last year? He is going to have all kinds of exciting Corvette Racing items for bid. So, come out and support Dan Binks on his auction for Camp Anokijig, on Saturday night, August 10, 2013! More on this later.

WEATHER:
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I can't go but if you let us know how the auction went. It is suppose to have some really cool items. I don't know about the C7R, always hopeful?
 

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Camp Anokijig

Road America Auction

August 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Corvette Coral


For all of you who will be attending the Road America ALMS race there will be an exciting Corvette Racing auction put on by our very own Dan Binks, #3 C6R crew chief. He and his family support Camp Anokijig and proceeds from the auction will go to support this family oriented camp.
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CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD AMERICA: The Spiritual Home

Compuware Corvettes come to Elkhart Lake in thick of ALMS GT championships



ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 6, 2013) – For more than 50 years, Road America has come to define the quintessential American road racing circuit. Likewise, the Chevrolet Corvette has been America’s sports car for 60 years. This weekend, Corvette Racing serves as the bridge that once again reunites the two icons for the Orion Energy 245 – the sixth round of the 2013 American Le Mans Series. The team enters its two velocity yellow Compuware Corvette C6.Rs in the two-hour, 45-minute race.



Road America – featuring 14 turns and measuring 4.048 miles – is one of the more popular stops for Corvette Racing’s lineup and the whole of the ALMS paddock as well. The track also promotes fantastic racing as the last two ALMS races there produced the closest overall finishes in series history. Audiences on ABC can watch all of this year’s race action live at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 11.



For years, Road America has been the site of numerous debuts and race victories for the Corvette brand. It only makes sense – a high-performance automobile deserves a high-performance track. Since 2002, Corvette Racing has carried on the proud tradition of winning at Road America. The span includes six class victories in the ALMS along with a plethora of pole positions and fastest race laps. Oliver Gavin, co-driver with Tommy Milner in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette, owns a particularly strong record with three race victories, four career pole positions and four fastest race laps. Three times he was both the fastest qualifier and fastest driver in the race on the same weekend.



Gavin and Milner enter as winners of the most recent ALMS round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and sit second in the GT drivers’ championship and only five points out of first. The duo also is the only one in the class to win more than once in 2013. Third in the championship is the pairing of Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette. They won at Laguna Seca in May and placed second in early July at Lime Rock Park. Magnussen has two victories at Road America, and Garcia made his Road America debut last season.



With three victories this year, Chevrolet leads the manufacturers championship and Corvette Racing is first in the team standings.



The weekend has extra meaning for the North American sports car scene. The ALMS and GRAND-AM’s Rolex Sports Car Series share the Road America weekend as a preview to next year’s United SportsCar Series championship – a result of the merger of the two sports car racing organizations. Corvette Racing’s two endurance drivers – Jordan Taylor and Richard Westbrook – will race in Saturday’s Rolex Series event.



EDITORS: High-resolution images of Corvette Racing are available on the Team Chevy media site for editorial use only.



Orion Energy Systems 245 (all times CT)

· Practice 1: 11:50 a.m., Friday, Aug. 9

· Practice 2: 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9

· GT Qualifying: 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 10

· Warmup: 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 11

· Race: 2 p.m., Sunday Aug. 11



Road America: Watch It!

Saturday, Aug. 10-Sunday, Aug. 11 (all times ET)

· Qualifying: 10:45 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 (ESPN3)

· Race (TV): Live – 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 (ABC)



ANTONIO GARCIA, NO. 3 COMPUWARE CORVETTE C6.R

“It’s one of the best tracks in America, for sure. It’s very tough and challenging because of the length of the lap and variety of turns. It has everything. You couldn’t ask for more as a driver. To get a good lap, you need to find a rhythm in the slowest corners for sure – like turns 5, 6 and 8. Most of them lead to very long straights so if you make a mistake you can lose a lot of time. Because the lap is about two minutes, you really need to get into a rhythm and not be afraid of corners like the Carousel and the Kink. Once you have that rhythm, the time comes very easily.

“If you are suffering from a bad setup or your car doesn’t match the track conditions, it is very easy to lose a lot of time to your competitors. You really have to nail the setup of the car. When everything works, it makes things much easier around Road America.”



JAN MAGNUSSEN, NO. 3 COMPUWARE CORVETTE C6.R

“The reason why Road America is on everyone’s list of favorites is that there isn’t only one piece that makes it great. It’s the whole thing. The layout is fantastic. It’s super fast in some places and super technical in others. You don’t have any really slow corners. The average speed is up there. And it’s a fantastic place to race. Obviously, there are a few places where you need to be fast to race other guys. It will be a tough weekend for us even though it’s a weekend we are looking forward to. At present time, the long straights aren’t our strongest suits. We will go there use all the knowledge we have with the C6.R and get as many points as we possibly can.

“In terms of exciting corners, I’d say Turn 1 is also one of them. You arrive at such a high speed and you don’t slow down very much to be able to go through there. You can also make up quite a bit of time if you get it right. You use every bit of road available to you… and then a little bit more. They have put in rumble strips there that can upset the car so you have to be careful of the attitude of the car when you enter the corner.”



OLIVER GAVIN, NO. 4 COMPUWARE CORVETTE C6.R

“You’ve always got this race track that’s fast, flowing and has a great feel to it. It has a lot of what everyone likes in a track – a decent amount of grip, decent straightaways, good brake zones, opportunities to overtake and places where you can tow up behind people. You have a couple quick corners that you can really get into. It takes some guts to go through. It has that really great combination of elements.

“It’s great to see how the track evolves through the weekend and picks up grip through the race. The way you set your car up, maybe you do it to take advantage of that at the end. We’ve been there and gone through different lengths of racing – two hours and 45 minutes, four hours, six hours... Whatever length of race there suits me perfectly. I’d like to do 24 hours there because it’s the type of place where you could drive all day and get a huge amount of satisfaction.”



TOMMY MILNER, NO. 4 COMPUWARE CORVETTE C6.R

“It’s got everything: very, very fast corners – some that are taken flat-out, some that are close to flat, some aren’t quite there – then there are others where you have to brake massively beforehand to get the car slowed down before you can make the corner. Having super high-speed corners and straights followed by slow-speed turns makes for good passing opportunities along with a fun race track. I’ve always liked fast corners and fast tracks. That’s why I like Road America. It’s fast but also has a great flow to it. You have to do two or three laps to build up a little steam to get down to the lap times you’re capable of.

“I’ve raced at Road America throughout my career. My first race there was in 2004 with Formula BMW. It was incredibly quick in those cars. The horsepower and downforce made for a really fun lap. The speeds there were all pretty high. We were actually bump-drafting!”



DOUG FEHAN, CORVETTE RACING PROGRAM MANAGER

“Road America is a classic circuit in every sense of the word. It is a favorite of competitors and fans alike and is a first-class facility that always promotes tremendous racing. Just as key to Road America’s aura is the history of racing in Elkhart Lake – first in the town itself in the early 1950s and then later at Road America. Likewise, Chevrolet and Corvette are proud to have a long and storied background at Road America. We expect that to continue this season with our two Compuware Corvettes in a GT championship that is competitive as ever. Fans at the track and watching live on ABC will be in for a treat.”



ALMS GT Championship Standings

Driver Standings
Team Standings
Manufacturer Standings

1. Dirk Muller – 70

2. Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner – 65

3. Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen – 56

4. Dominik Farnbacher/Marc Goossens - 53

5. Bill Auberlen/Maxime Martin - 50
1. Corvette Racing – 92

1. BMW Team RLL – 80

2. SRT Motorsports – 61

3. Paul Miller Racing – 32

4. Risi Competizione - 29
1. Chevrolet – 95

2. BMW – 85

3. SRT – 66

4. Ferrari – 61

5. Porsche - 58




Corvette Racing at Road America

Year
Class
Drivers
Result
Car
Notes

2002
GTS
Fellows/O'Connell/Gavin
2nd
Corvette C5-R
Fellows pole; Gavin fastest race lap

Collins/Pilgrim
1st
Corvette C5-R

2003
GTS
Fellows/O'Connell
2nd
Corvette C5-R

Collins/Gavin
5th
Corvette C5-R
Gavin pole, fastest race lap

2004
GTS
Fellows/O'Connell
2nd
Corvette C5-R

Beretta/Gavin
1st
Corvette C5-R
Beretta pole, fastest race lap

2005
GT1
Fellows/O'Connell
2nd
Corvette C6.R

Beretta/Gavin
1st
Corvette C6.R
Gavin pole, Beretta fastest race lap

2006
GT1
Fellows/O'Connell
1st
Corvette C6.R

Beretta/Gavin
2nd
Corvette C6.R
Gavin fastest race lap

2007
GT1
Magnussen/O'Connell
2nd
Corvette C6.R
Magnussen pole, fastest race lap

Beretta/Gavin
1st
Corvette C6.R

2008
GT1
Magnussen/O'Connell
1st
Corvette C6.R

Beretta/Gavin
3rd
Corvette C6.R
Gavin pole, fastest race lap

2009
GT2
Magnussen/O'Connell
3rd
Corvette C6.R

Beretta/Gavin
6th
Corvette C6.R

2010
GT
Magnussen/O'Connell
4th
Corvette C6.R

Beretta/Gavin
3rd
Corvette C6.R
Gavin pole, fastest race lap

2011
GT
Beretta/Milner
14th
Corvette C6.R

Gavin/Magnussen
5th
Corvette C6.R

2012
GT
Garcia/Magnussen
6th
Corvette C6.R
Magnussen fastest race lap

Gavin/Milner
4th
Corvette C6.R
 

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CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD AMERICA: Solid Starts for Compuware Corvettes

Garcia qualifies second in No. 3 Compuware Corvette; Gavin fourth in No. 4 entry



ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 10, 2013) – Corvette Racing’s two Compuware Corvette C6.Rs qualified second and fourth in class Saturday for the Orion Energy Systems 245 at Road America. That means the two velocity yellow Corvettes will roll off the grid one behind the other for Sunday’s sixth round of the American Le Mans Series. Antonio Garcia was second-quickest in the GT class with a 2:04.212 in the No. 3 Corvette he shares with Jan Magnussen.



Oliver Gavin qualified fourth in the No. 4 Corvette at 2:04.277 that he drives with Tommy Milner. The defending ALMS GT champions stand second in this year’s championship. Garcia and Magnussen are third. Corvette Racing and Chevrolet lead the team and manufacturer standings, respectively.



“I am very happy with the way we performed,” said Garcia, who made his Road America debut in 2012. “We got 100 percent out of the car. I believe everything will be even better for the race. We can use both cars to fight at the front.”



The Road America round begins at 3 p.m. ET with live coverage on ABC.



Saturday’s qualifying session was another tight one in the class. Only 0.699 seconds separated Garcia from the ninth-place qualifier. The pole-winning time was a 2:03.410. The Corvettes have a strong history at Road America with six class victories since its first race here in 2002.



So far in 2013, Corvette Racing has won three times in ALMS competition. Gavin and Milner won the most recent round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and opened the season with a victory at Sebring alongside Richard Westbrook. Garcia and Magnussen were winners at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.



EDITORS: High-resolution images of Corvette Racing are available on the Team Chevy media site for editorial use only.



Orion Energy Systems 245 (all times CT)

· Warmup: 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 11

· Race: 2 p.m., Sunday Aug. 11



Road America: Watch It!

Sunday, Aug. 11 (all times ET)

· Race (TV): Live – 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 (ABC)



ANTONIO GARCIA, NO. 3 COMPUWARE CORVETTE C6.R

“It was a good qualifying run. Yesterday I didn’t put together a full lap. But that’s what practice is for – to get used to new rubber and to see where you can and can’t push. It was a pretty good lap. I had a couple of very equal laps, and on the previous one I made a little mistake. Maybe we could have improved a little bit but not enough to fight for pole position. For sure it will help to not have to go through the field at the start (like at the previous round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park). We have a good car. If strategy goes the way it should, we will have a great car for the race.”



OLIVER GAVIN, NO. 4. COMPUWARE CORVETTE C6.R

“Coming off our victory in Canada, starting from the second row is very good. We have to hunt and search a lot to gain on the pole time. But the rest of the class is very close. You could throw a blanket over all of us. As it always is here, it will be a dogfight for those first couple of hours but then the last half an hour is the critical point. You have to make sure you have yourself in the right position and on the right tire otherwise you will really struggle. I’m confident that we have the right car and the right team.”



DOUG FEHAN, CORVETTE RACING PROGRAM MANAGER

“Today’s qualifying results were very encouraging. Hats off to Antonio and the crew of the No. 3 Corvette for picking up nearly a full second from the end of Friday’s practice session. Oliver’s time in the No. 4 car gives us an ideal spot to challenge and push early for the race lead. As we all know, Road America is full of challenges and one of the toughest circuits we will race. But good strategy combined with our solid teamwork will keep both our Corvettes in contention for a class victory.”
 
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