Corvette Racing Long Beach – Click above to view video after the jump

Corvette Racing
went into the ALMS round in Long Beach, California ready for a fight. Coming off of the long grind that is 12 Hours of Sebring, the two-hour slam around a concrete-lined street course promised a new challenge for the team and drivers. As promised, the race was a hard fight, demanding the drivers stay vicious and focused from beginning to end.

Despite a lackluster last-place qualifying effort for the number 3 machine, car number 4 managed a second-place grid spot. Ten minutes in, Corvette Racing had first place, though they were only able to hang on until around minute 40. Despite its less-than-desirable start, car 3 managed to work its way up the ranks to a respectable finish.

Both cars came away with the scars of an all-out street race, but managed to finish near the top of the heap. Corvette Racing now heads into LeMans with a renewed focus and the momentum of two positive results in California. Click past the break to see the team's results and get a closer look at the action.

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      Michael Campasini
      • 3 Years Ago
      i want to see the GT cars break off on their own with more manufactures.
      ramairjer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hooray for pushrods.
      Danaon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man those Corvettes look so good. I'm glad the Corvette Racing Team is still out there bringing home podiums for the USA.
      Mbukukanyau
      • 3 Years Ago
      There were times when corvettes ruled.. now they are proud of second and fifth
        Matt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mbukukanyau
        Yeah that was when they were a class above what they are in now. The C5R and original C6R had almost no real competition. The Aston's did manage to give them a good fight for a few years, but they bailed out of the class too. The lower class is a lot different. The rules and restrictions are much more sever. Consider that the new C6R is limited to 5.5L and 480HP. That is less than 50HP more than the base Corvette, 25HP less than the Z06, and nearly 160HP less than the ZR1 the car is supposedly based on.
      Gwac
      • 3 Years Ago
      That was nearly heart pounding suspenseful. What a great director/production. Also, God I love 1080p full screen goodness.
        PiCASSO
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Gwac
        Agreed... fun to watch before I head out to work this morning.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      another Dan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sportscar Racing FTW