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Muscle Milk dominant in Long Beach

After finishing a close second in the past seasons of American Le Mans Series competition, the Muscle Milk Pickett Racing squad today proved they will be a force to be reckoned with. A late full system problem robbed the team of victory at Sebring, but Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf combined to take a dominant win on the streets of Long Beach – their second consecutive win here. Armed with the latest generation of the...

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A day of firsts for Corvette

After finishing second and third at Sebring and first and fourth today, Corvette Racing showed they are hot contenders for championship success in 2012. Satruday was a day of firsts for Corvette Racing – the first GT class victory for the GM brand plus the first class win for Tommy Milner who teamed with Oliver Gavin today Their day could have been even better had the No.03 Corvette of Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen not lost...

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Magnussen tackles the rain

Michelin Alley caught up with Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen after this morning’s wet and wild practice session on the streets of Long Beach. Magnussen’s teammate Antonio Garcia is actually racing here at Long Beach for the very first time – having to learn the track in the pouring rain. The popular Dane has his fingers crossed for better weather this afternoon for qualifying. Magnussen has finished second...

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Magnussen on the charge

The GT battle continues to rage with Corvette, Ferrari, BMW and Porsche slugging it out at Sebring.  Nearing the half way point of the race, Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and rookie Jordan Taylor held the top spot. We’ve had crashes, mechanic issues, contact and drama through the field but the Corvettes – who are no stranger to contact at Sebring in past years (actually contact between each other) have been on the charge....

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Corvette Goes Wide

Corvette Racing is “going wide” in its quest for the 2012 ALMS GT championship. Changes in the GT class rules for 2012 have resulted in new Corvettes that are 2 inches wider than the preceding version (80.6 inches overall width). Gary Pratt, Corvette Racing team manager says, “The 2-inch wider track required all-new bodywork and revised suspension components. The updated Corvette C6.R has to go through the...

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