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Corvette Today Podcast: Corvette News/Headlines

With the reveal of the new mid-engine C8 Z06 next week, this CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines episode is a “must listen-to” podcast! Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, teams up again with Keith Cornett from to bring you the hottest headlines in the world of Corvette…including the latest on the C8 Z06 reveal on October 26th! Here are a few of the topics covered in this podcast:

1. The C8 Z06 will make public debut at the Petersen Automotive Museum on October 26
2. GM makes a change to 2022 Corvette ordered with Z51 and the high wing
3. C8 Corvette ranked 2nd on the list of the fastest selling cars in September 2021
4. C8 E-Rays are testing in Colorado and outside the Nurburgring in Germany
5. A 95 year old WWII veteran is moved to the head of the line to get his 2022 Corvette
6. Mazzanti to build a Corvette-powered Italian supercar with 761 horsepower
7. A truckload of C8’s goes up in flames
8. Watch a video of BGA building right-hand drive C8 Corvettes

You’ll know everything we know when you listen to this CORVETTE TODAY podcast!

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Corvette racing at vir: Spoiler alert

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    Garcia, Magnussen third just ahead of Gavin, Milner in No. 4 Corvette

    CORVETTE RACING AT VIR: Back on the Podium for No. 3 Corvette
    Garcia, Magnussen third just ahead of Gavin, Milner in No. 4 Corvette

    ALTON, Va. (August 25, 2019) – Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan
    Magnussen returned to the GT Le Mans (GTLM) podium in the IMSA WeatherTech
    SportsCar Championship on Sunday with a third-place finish in the Michelin
    GT Challenge at VIR.

    The duo in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R recorded their
    fourth straight top-three finish at Virginia International Raceway on the
    heels of victories in 2016 and 2017 and last year’s runner-up result.
    Corvette teammates Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner were right behind in the
    No. 4 Corvette C7.R, their best result since a third-place finish at Long
    Beach in April.

    The result moved Garcia and Magnussen back into third place in the GTLM
    Drivers Championship with two rounds left in the season. The two Corvettes,
    lacking overall pace to the race-winners, were part of a thrilling battle
    inside the final 30 minutes for the final podium spot.

    Both Corvettes opted for three-stop strategies following an early-race
    caution that saw all GTLM cars pit just 22 minutes in. Magnussen – who
    started second and Gavin – who started fifth – each drove double-stints to
    start. Gavin, who gained two spots on the first round of stops thanks to a
    speedy tire change and fuel fill, was the first GTLM driver to make his
    second stop an hour into the race.

    Magnussen handed over to Garcia 20 minutes later and was part of a tight
    fight with Dirk Mueller in the No. 66 Ford in the midpoint of the race. It
    was a close battle with the two cars making contact at the end of the
    backstraight but both got away relatively damage-free.

    The two Corvettes and the two Fords were nose-to-tail following the final
    round of pit stops with 35 minutes remaining. Garcia made a daring move at
    Turn Four to move back into the podium, and Milner followed him through by
    overtaking both Fords a couple of corners later.

    Corvette Racing’s next event is the IMSA Monterey Grand Prix at WeatherTech
    Raceway Laguna Seca on Sept. 13-15.

    was a strange race. I don’t know if we had anything for the Porsches. There
    was a lot going on in both stints. Initially the power was good and I could
    gap the Fords. But at some point after that, I had a strange feeling that
    felt like understeer. Then I realized I was having to give more right-turn
    input than left. There was probably something going on there but not due to
    the contact with the 66. Once I realized it wasn’t the tire going down, I
    could get in a rhythm and it seemed to work. It’s unfortunate to have
    contact with Dirk (Mueller). I didn’t want to have that, but once you’re
    that close. I locked up completely and was over the curb trying to avoid
    him. That took away a little of the gap I had over the other cars but still
    had time to dump grass out of the radiator after that off. It was super
    tight the rest of the way and was fun. It’s not a win but we will take a

    THIRD IN GTLM: “A podium is great for the championship, but we are so hungry
    for a win. The team did great this weekend. The car was solid all the way
    through. We had an exciting qualifying yesterday. Good racing today. There
    was a small miscommunication between Antonio and Mueller but they both came
    back from that. On the podium is great but we want to win. A fantastic
    (Being aggressive on strategy in attempt for IMSA Win No. 100) “It is not
    due to lack of trying. We are there. We are right where we need to be.
    Unfortunately, we miss out just a little bit. Today we didn't leave anything
    on the table. We will just have to find a little bit more if we are to win
    one of these pretty soon. I’m super happy with everything the team has done.
    The preparation of the car, the strategy, execution of the pit stops.
    Everything is fantastic. It’s just not enough for winning.”

    FOURTH IN GTLM:“We battled hard today. I don't think we had as fast of a car
    there at the start as the sister car. We seemed to be working the rear tire
    pretty hard and that bit me a little bit. But we made some changes and the
    track rubbered in so that started to help Tommy a little. There was plenty
    was action like there always is here. Lots of cars defending hard and racing
    hard. This track has so much grip sometimes and there is only one line.
    Trying to pass people can get frantic. In the end it kind of worked out our
    way a little bit. We've been on the on the receiving end of it a few times,
    but today we benefited a little bit from some other people's aggressive
    racing. It was good to get fourth place and to get the 3 Corvette on the
    podium. But we are so desperate for a win. It's crazy how long it's gone.
    It would be fantastic to get a win at some point before the end of the year.
    The guys at Corvette Racing certainly deserve it. They worked super hard
    through that last-minute engine change Saturday before qualifying. That got
    us a starting spot further up the grid than we would have been if that
    hadn't been done just before qualifying. The pitstops today were excellent;
    the guys did a great job and the strategy worked out for us. It's positive
    as we move toward Monterey. We can actually start chipping away to get in
    the top-three. To get that win would be amazing.”

    FOURTH IN GTLM: “All-in-all it was a good day today. Really at the end, we
    made the right strategy calls. We needed to work on the car a little bit
    throughout the race, and made good changes. Fourth place isn't what we come
    here for, but I think based on how the race played out we can be pretty
    happy. I know Olly struggled there in his first stint with his tires; with
    that in mind, I was careful with them in my first stint and that may have
    hurt me in the end. So we made a change and tried to improve all of it
    essentially. At that point, knew what to expect from the tires as well. My
    second stint was quite a bit better than my first I felt. Of course, that
    was a fun pass there with the two Fords that were fighting pretty hard.
    All-in-all a good day for the team. We still have some work to do for sure
    but I’m proud of the team and the effort all weekend. We've definitely had a
    rough year. Having races like we had today where maybe it wasn't perfect,
    but everybody did a great job today. Sp two to go. We will try and get a win
    before the end of the year.”