• Mar 26th 2010 at 11:40AM
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"As long as we stay on the track, don't run into anybody and the pit stops are good..." were the famous last words of Dave Binks, Corvette Racing crew chief. He spoke these words on the afternoon of Friday, March 19 following qualifying for this year's 12 Hours of Sebring. Some 24 hours later, they turned out to be a bit too prophetic, and not in a good way.

The second episode of the Corvette Racing Series takes a look back at a less-than-successful outing for the C6.Rs at the American Le Mans Series opening round. The two Corvettes actually ended up running into each other in the pitlane and spent extended periods getting repaired.

As program manager Doug Fehan closes out with, the team now has to go back to the shop, looks at what they did wrong and learn so that it doesn't happen again. Now on to Long Beach. Check out the video after the jump.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the honesty and candidness of this video. Things went wrong. We will fix it and try harder next time.

      Go and get em Corvette team! Better luck next time!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's reality, it happened..........why try to deny it or spin about it ?? This is the world's finest GT racing team. I suppose you can believe that things like this shouldn't happen, but they can happen even to the best in sports. There is a lot more pressure and publicity now that they are in in a fight ...rather than blowing the doors off of everyone as they did in GT1 for the last 10 years. The learning curve will be steep.
      I'm glad to have such a fine representative team for Corvette in this challenging series. Do your best every time and success will be there.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It seems this pit incident is getting more press than any of the previous wins from the Corvette team. Bad news trumps good news I guess.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think the previous wins got them a lot of attention for this season, and everyone was looking forward to see how they did at Sebring.
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL...almost as good as Ferrari's teams. Rule #1...don't hit your teammate!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Considering the cost of engineering, developing, testing, qualifying and then have a smash up derby like that unfold in the pits, I am surprised a crew chief's head did not roll.

      I really hope they have their act together by Mosport.

        • 5 Years Ago
        I think Dan Binks' other achievements and victories quite outweigh one pit screwup. I would be surprised if they got rid of someone that has achieved so much with the team over one screwup. Talk about overreacting. Crash-up derby? Really? The damage they sustained in the pits didn't cause the poor finish, they were screwed when the power steering went kaput, and management knows that by cutting heads off they'd be screwing themselves royally in the long run. This team, especially, has shown that they know wtf they are doing and rash decisions have no place there.
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