Petit Le Mans
Final race of 2010 American Le Mans Series
Road Atlanta; Braselton GA
Sept. 30 - October 2, 2010
Thursday September 30
8:30am Departing Decatur AL
In place at the Corvette Corral, Road Atlanta.
(Like that giant Corvette tailfin?)
View of the Paddock area from the back of the Corral
Views from our "Parade Laps."
A delightful surprise: a few times we were able to activate the Active Handling!
That evening our host for the weekend, Bobby Tow, treated Charlie & Jim Robertson
and me to a tour of his amazing Corvette Racing collection.
Friday Oct 1
Departing our home for the weekend.
About the first sight in a walk through the
paddock was this, the Panoz Abruzzi.
Olivier Beretta, Antonio Garcia and Johnny O'Connell.
#3 about ready to go out.
The Corvette Corral is a lot busier today! And dryer!
Back to the Corvette paddock for the autograph session, while right behind the table the trans goes back into #3.
Saturday, Oct. 2
Retired Corvette Chief Engineer Tom Wallace talks about the new
Motorsports Park that the National Corvette Museum is building.
Corvette Racing Program Manager, Doug Fehan.
(That's our benefactor, Bobby Tow, at Doug's left elbow)
Johnny O'Connell kept everybody entertained while auctioning
racing memorabilia to benefit Alzheimer's victims.
Harlan Charles, Corvette Product Marketing Manager,
talks about the newest models and features.
Jim Campbell, GM Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports
Retired Corvette Racing star, Ron Fellows talks about the racing program.
Mark Kent, GM Racing Manager.
Jim takes notes as Ron speaks.
Me, caught by Perry Bird...
...and the Cooper girls!
Sights while walking completely around the track as the race progresses.
Amber Dyoss signed the hood for her $25 donation to the American Cancer Society.
The race continues (10 hrs or 1000 miles, whichever comes first).
Corvette #4 seemed to always be within a few seconds of the lead Ferrari.
On the last lap and only a couple of turns from the finish line, the Ferrari
ran out of gas, and #4, itself running on fumes, took Corvette's first win of the
season in the final lap of the final race of the season!
The wild celebration in the Corvette Garage!
Sunday Oct. 3
After another night enjoying the hospitality of Connie & Bobby Tow, it was time to head home.