In a bizarre twist of fate, Doug Fehan is set to return to Corvette Racing as a Brand Ambassador in June
A week before Christmas, GM announced that Doug Fehan, Corvette Racing’s Program Manager, had retired from the Corvette Racing team and that Laura Wontrop Klauser, who manages the Cadillac DPi-V.R and Camaro GT4.R programs, would take his place.
Shortly after GM’s announcement, Fehan told the media that he was ousted.
Now, in a strange twist of events, AutoWeek magazine has reported that Fehan will return to the Corvette Racing team as a “Brand Ambassador” responsible for interacting with Corvette owners and racing fans at Corvette Racing events.
Fehan will debut in his new role at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix in Belle Isle during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship set to take place this coming June 11 – 14th.
“This is a welcomed opportunity to help continue taking the Corvette brand forward,” Fehan said. “We have a lot of exciting challenges ahead, but the competition engineering team is well-equipped to continue taking the legacy of Corvette Racing into the future. That’s evidenced by the win at the Rolex 24. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing all our fans during the 2021 IMSA season.”
The news of Fehan’s “retirement” shocked Corvette Racing fans and enthusiasts around the world as Fehan was instrumental in propelling the Corvette Racing program to an incredible winning track record.
While the dispute between whether or not he was fired is bizarre, his return to the team as an “ambassador” is definitely a strange twist to the story.
Regardless, we’re psyched to see him return to the Corvette Racing team.
Corvette fans and enthusiasts tend to flock in droves to the Corvette Racing tent at events and given Fehan’s decades of Corvette Racing experience, fans are definitely in for a treat.
Welcome back Doug!!