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).

dailysportscar.comIMSA 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.

The Corvette 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.

The ‘caravans’ 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.
Buzz Marston


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