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A 1-2 Finish For The C5-Rs In The ALMS At Infineon Raceway

James Miles Feb 1, 2004 0 Comment(s)
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The world is in constant motion. Nothing stays the same. All you have to do is look around you to see what we're talking about. And while those changes may be minute, and sometimes not, they happen all the same. Just look at Sears Point. Now under new ownership and called the Infineon Raceway, we at Team VETTE still haven't gotten use to that change-but it still happened. To me, it just doesn't sound quite right yet. But neither does Corvette loosing to Ferrari during the 24 Hours of LeMans. That really doesn't sound right-and never will-but it happened. And when it did, the news spread across the Corvette world like an earthquake-and shook everyone up just as badly. But, like any earthquake, once the tremors have passed, the dust settles and life returns to normal. And believe me, out here in California, we know all about earthquakes. And, apparently, Corvette does as well and proved it at the recent ALMS held on July 27, 2003.

Presented by the Napa Valley Marriott and Foster's Lager and staged at the Infineon Raceway, this chapter of the ALMS saw a return to Corvette roots as the C5-Rs walked away with a 1-2 finish in the GTS class-indicating everything was business as usual. And maybe more so since No. 3 beat out No. 4-as we've all growing used to. So, for us, the Corvette lovers, we can rest easy knowing that life has returned to normal. Was the Ferrari at LeMans a fluke or a sign of things to come? Only time will tell. Was it a bad thing? Truthfully, probably not. Nothing like a little change to shake things up. And you have to admit, nothing shakes things up like an earthquake.

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