Chevrolet Racing Claims 14 Championships in 2013

Posted on 13. Dec, 2013 by in GM Canada

Chevrolet Racing Claims 14 Championships in 2013

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DETROIT (Thursday, Dec 12, 2013)– Chevrolet was a many successful name in veteran motorsports in North America this year, capturing 14 manufacturer, motorist and group championships in NASCAR, IndyCar, ALMS, GRAND-AM and a Pirelli World Challenge series.

Chevrolet will flog off a 2014 deteriorate with a entrance of a all-new Corvette C7.R during a North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new Corvette foe car, wearing an updated “Jake” mascot, will make a foe entrance during a Rolex 24 At Daytona, Jan. 25-26, 2014.

“We had an extraordinary year in 2013, winning some-more championships in veteran motorsport than any other manufacturer,” pronounced Jim Campbell, General Motors’ U.S. clamp president, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Our success was a approach outcome of substantial preparation, strategy, teamwork and good expostulate from a teams, drivers, and partners in open wheel, batch car, and sports automobile racing. We are looking brazen to stability that movement for 2014.” 

Three Championships in NASCAR

For an rare 11th uninterrupted year, Chevrolet won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Manufacturers’ Championship – for a record 37th time overall. Jimmie Johnson’s ninth-place finish in a deteriorate culmination during Homestead-Miami Speedway warranted him a 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Drivers Championship. It was a sixth time in a record-setting eight-year camber that Johnson, a motorist of a No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS fielded by Hendrick Motorsports, claimed a climax and a 29th Drivers’ Championship for Chevrolet. In addition, Austin Dillon cumulative a Drivers’ Championship in a NASCAR Nationwide Series.

One Championship in IndyCar

After returning to a array in 2012, Chevrolet won a IndyCar Manufacturers Championship for a second year in a row. Chevrolet led a array with 10 victories out of 19 races, including a prestigious Indianapolis 500.

Two Championships in GRAND-AM

For a second uninterrupted year, Chevrolet cumulative a GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype, or DP, Engine Manufacturers’ Championship. Drivers Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor common a Drivers’ Championship.

Three Championships in World Challenge

Competing with a Camaro, Chevrolet cumulative a GTS Manufacturers’ Championship in World Challenge racing. Lawson Aschenbach won a GTS Drivers’ Championship, while Blackdog Racing cumulative a GTS Team Championship.

Five Championships in ALMS

In a American Le Mans Series, Chevrolet claimed a 10th Manufacturers’ Championship, while Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen cumulative a Drivers’ Championship. Chevrolet also clinched a ALMS GT Team championship for Corvette Racing – a 10th in a ALMS and many in a series’ history. Chevrolet won a ALMS’ Green Challenge GT Championship, that goes to a manufacturer that annals a fastest races while being a many fit in petroleum use and emissions. The No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R won a Michelin Green X Challenge – an endowment that goes to a heading GT and antecedent teams regulating a same criteria.

Chevrolet Racing will flog off a 2014 deteriorate in Jan with a all-new Corvette C7.R.

The C7.R will make a open entrance alongside a new 2015 Corvette Z06 during a North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The dual cars were co-developed, representing a closest tie between a racing and road-going Corvettes in complicated times.

The C7.R will make a foe entrance during a Rolex 24 At Daytona, in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Jan. 25, 2014. When a C7.R takes to a track, it will competition an all-new Jake logo, that has turn a unaccepted mascot of Corvette Racing

The story of Jake

Jake initial seemed in a early 2000s, when a Corvette Racing group was gaining movement and winning mixed ALMS championships and a 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. The group began ordering behind a convene cry of “Take No Prisoners,” and a fiery skull trademark that represented a harsh expostulate for victories.

It wasn’t until after a C5.R finished a final 24 Hours of Le Mans that a unaccepted trademark was born. Originally, only a blueprint on a napkin, a trademark was drawn as a skull with crossed flags for a eyes and was named after Jake, a barbarous impression from The Blues Brothers.

The new Jake, with a seventh-generation Crossed Flag trademark for eyes, is some-more complicated and some-more assertive – only like a C7.R.

“The best thing about Jake is that a trademark transcends age and gender, ordering a Corvette Racing group and enthusiasts alike,” pronounced Tom Peters, executive of design, Performance Vehicles. “The new Jake trademark reinforces a brand’s success on a lane and signals a transition from a C6.R to a C7.R.”

About Chevrolet in Canada

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of a world’s largest automobile brands, doing business in some-more than 140 countries and offered some-more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides business with fuel-efficient vehicles that underline energetic performance, fluent pattern and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found during www.chevrolet.ca, on Facebook during http://www.facebook.com/chevroletcanada or by following @ChevroletCanada on Twitter.

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About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of a world’s largest automobile brands, doing business in some-more than 140 countries and offered some-more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides business with fuel-efficient vehicles that underline energetic performance, fluent design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found during www.chevrolet.com.

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