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Corvette Racing Preps for Inaugural ALMS Event at Detroit Grand Prix

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Corvette Racing will be in the Motor City this weekend for the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix to take center stage in Saturday’s inaugural American Le Mans Series Detroit Sports Car Challenge.

Corvette Racing Readies for Detroit Grand Prix, photo by Greg Johnson Corvette Racing Readies for Detroit Grand Prix, photo by Greg Johnson
The revamped street course is one of the highlights of Corvette Racing’s season. Corvette is the Official Vehicle of the event and a 2007 Corvette Z06 will pace the ALMS race on Saturday and lead a parade lap prior to the IndyCar race on Sunday.
Corvette Racing uses K&N Engineering Products, photo by Greg Johnson Corvette Racing uses K&N Engineering Products, photo by Greg Johnson

“Racing in Detroit is a really neat deal for us,” said Johnny O’Connell. “The people know about Corvette Racing’s accomplishments in the American Le Mans Series and in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but this is our first opportunity to show the incredible technology of the race cars.”

Corvette Racing took second place in their class at the 75th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen drove their No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R in the GT1 class. They were also sixth overall in the world’s most famous sports car race.

Corvette Racing runs a special K&N Engineering Air Filter. “Dirt is a huge problem in street races,” said Crew Chief Dan Binks. “K&N protects our engines from the debris.”

The Detroit Sports Car Challenge will start at 3:15 p.m. EST on Saturday, September 1. The nearly three hour race will be televised live on SPEED Channel

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