Hundreds Of Corvettes At Infineon
Three on the track, hundreds bearing spectators – that’s
the plan for Round 4 of the ALMS at Infineon Raceway in just over
a week’s time (July 16-18).
has joined forces with the Western States Corvette Council (WSCC)
and the National Corvette Museum to produce ‘Corvette Caravans’
that will bring hundreds of the American sports cars to the Grand
Prix of Sonoma. The image shows the Corvettes gathering at Road
Atlanta last year.
owners will be able to support Fellows and O'Connell, going for
their fourth consecutive GTS class win at Infineon Raceway, plus
Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta in #4, plus the third entry –
for Boris Said and Dale Earnhardt Jnr.(#8).
The Western States Corvette
Council, a non-profit organization, is composed of 33 Northern California
Corvette clubs, with a membership of more than 2,000 Corvette owners
and enthusiasts. Nearly all are supporters of the National Corvette
Museum, located adjacent to General Motors' Corvette assembly facility
in Bowling Green, Ky. Because of the strong presence of Corvette
in the ALMS, and the strong ALMS fan base among Corvette owners,
a partnership for Corvette Caravans to the ALMS event was a natural,
according to the event's organizer.
"This is a great
opportunity for Corvette owners and enthusiasts to get together
to not only enjoy a weekend of racing and a Corvette Corral at the
track, but also to demonstrate their love of Corvettes in caravans
to the track," said Buzz Marston, a member of the National
Corvette Museum Board of Directors and executive officer of the
WSCC. "We appreciate what Infineon Raceway, Corvette Racing,
IMSA and the ALMS have done to encourage and welcome us and we look
forward to a spectacular event."
Infineon Raceway is offering
special ticket prices of $35 for a weekend three-day pass and $20
for race-day only admission for the Corvette Corral. In addition
to special parking in the Corral location, participants will enjoy
exclusive activities on Saturday and Sunday, including a ‘meet-and-greet’
with General Motors executives and members of the Corvette Racing
team, guided paddock tours and raffles for special prizes, the top
prize being the chance for a pace car ride around Infineon Raceway.
will gather at three meeting points (north, south and east of the
track), before converging on Infineon Raceway.
Other Corvette enthusiasts
and club members are welcomed to join the Caravan and Corral.
As someone said
about the Lime Rock Park event, the series is benefiting from the
hard work that has gone before – and is still happening now.
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