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    2011 American Le Mans Series - powered by eStar
    Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA
    August 18 - August 20, 2011



    ESPN3 Qualifying Stream 3:05 - 4:20 PM CDT Aug 19th ESPN3 Race Stream 2:45 - 7:15 PM CDT Aug 20th
    ABC TV Broadcast 3:30 - 5:00 PM CDT Aug 21st
    Event Schedule:

    http://www.imsaracing.net/2011/event...upp%20Regs.pdf

    Facility Map

    http://www.imsaracing.net/2011/event...lity%20map.pdf

    Track Map:

    http://www.imsaracing.net/2011/events/road/competitor%20map.pdf

    Entry List:

    http://www.imsaracing.net/2011/event...try%20List.pdf

    Corvette Corral:

    http://www.imsaracing.net/2011/car%2...ral%202011.pdf

    Tickets:

    http://roadamerica.com/FanInformation/TicketOptions.asp

    2011 SPOTTERS GUIDE:

    http://www.spotterguides.com/

    WEATHER:

    10 Day Weather Forecast for Elkhart Lake - weather.com

    Radio Frequencies:

    http://lastturnclub.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=735&Itemid=111


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    Road America is this country'd finest road course. For all of you that are going this year, I'm jealous.
    Jeff Downer
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    For all of you who will be attending the Road America ALMS race there will be an exciting auction put on by our very own Dan Binks, #3 C6R crew chief. He and his family support Camp Anokijig and proceeds from the auction will go to support this family oriented camp.

    Check out the exciting auction items listed below. This is one auction you don't want to miss!

    Camp Anokijig
    Road America Auction
    August 19 at 4:30 pm
    Corvette Coral
    Here is a list of items to be auctioned:
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. #8 Corvette GT1 Door from Sears Point

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. #8 right front wheel from Sears Point

    GT2 front wheel and Michelin tire

    GT2 rear wheel with Michelin tire

    GT2 bent wheel

    2011 right side door #74 from Le Mans crash

    2011 #73 Le Mans winning windshield signed by entire team

    2011 Le Mans official program signed by GT Pro & GT Am. Winning drivers

    Doug Fehan Corvette Goodwrench fire suit

    1 set New Michelin Pilot Super Sport

    GT2 crank shaft

    GT1 carbon valve cover

    GT2 carbon valve cover

    8 GT2 connecting rods and pistons

    8 GT2 connecting rods

    16 GT2 pistons

    5 GT2 wing end plates

    2009 GT2 wing

    2011 #4 Lime Rock rear fascia

    2009 #63 & #64 Le Mans Pit Lane Garage banner (last GT1 win)

    2008 #3 pit board

    2008 #4 pit board

    Dan Binks pit arm bands from Le Mans 2011

    Miscellaneous posters, programs, team shirts and more


    For those not attending the race you can go to the Camp Anokijig web link, (see below) and make a tax deductible donation:
    https://www.anokijig.com/pledge.html

    The Binks family wishes to extend their thanks for all who will be attending and Dan added his own comment below:

    This is a very special place for my family and I would like to say thank you for all the Corvette fans that have helped Camp Anokijig in the past and the future.

    Thanks
    Dan Binks

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    Corvette Racing at Road America: Celebrating Chevy's Homecoming

    Sixth Round of American Le Man Series to Showcase Corvette's Racing Heritage

    ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 16, 2011 – Two events occurred in 1955 that forever changed sports car racing in America: Chevrolet introduced the small-block V-8 in Corvette, and Road America held its first race. Since then, America's iconic sports car and "America's National Park of Speed" have been inextricably linked. This weekend's Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase, the sixth round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series, and its companion event, the Corvette World Tribute, will highlight the longstanding love affair between Corvette enthusiasts and the scenic 4-mile, 14-turn track.

    Chevrolet's roots run deep at Road America. It was the venue chosen by GM Vice President of Design Bill Mitchell to campaign the original Sting Ray race car and to unveil the stunning Mako Shark concept car in the early '60s. Road America witnessed victories by Wisconsin-based racers Augie Pabst and Jim Jeffords, and saw Zora Arkus-Duntov's mighty Grand Sport Corvettes thunder through its rolling hills. The roster of celebrated Chevy racers at Road America includes Roger Penske, Jim Hall, Hap Sharp, Tony DeLorenzo, Jerry Thompson, John Greenwood, John Heinricy, and many more. In recent times, Corvette Racing has scored six ALMS victories at Road America in the GT1 class with Corvette standouts Andy Pilgrim, Ron Fellows, and Johnny O'Connell at the wheel. The Corvette World Tribute will showcase many of the men and machines that made motorsports history at Road America.

    Corvette Racing returns to Road America in the midst of a ferocious battle for the GT class championships. After a victory in Mosport and a runner-up finish in the rain-shortened Mid-Ohio round, Corvette drivers Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen are second in the GT driver standings, 17 points behind the leaders. Teammates Olivier Beretta and Tommy Milner are fifth, and Chevrolet is second in the manufacturer standings, 19 points behind BMW. With 25 points on the line for a victory in Saturday's four-hour race, the championship races are wide open.

    There's no better setting for a crucial round in the championship chase. "Road America is the circuit in the U.S. that's most like Le Mans," Gavin said. "It's fast and challenging, with sweeping corners followed by heavy braking. Every driver loves the elevation changes and the nature of the track. You've got to have finesse to be quick, but also guts to get through the Carousel and the Kink – corners we take right on the limit. We've tested previously at Road America in preparation for Le Mans, and I'm confident that the team will have two strong Corvettes for the ALMS race."

    Milner agreed: "You hold your breath when you get a quick lap at Road America," said the American ace. "You approach Turn 1, Turn 5, and Canada Corner at huge speeds and then brake heavily. That makes for good racing because braking zones allow passing."

    Jan Magnussen scored Corvette Racing's last GT1 win at Road America in 2008 with co-driver Johnny O'Connell, and he is keen to return to the winner's circle there. "Road America is a huge challenge because it is so fast and there is a lot of time to be gained in the Kink and the Carousel," said the Dane. "If you're willing to take a risk, you can gain a lot – or lose a lot. That makes it really exciting."

    While the team's focus during Saturday's ALMS race will be on results, the Corvette World Tribute, organized by the Registry of Corvette Race Cars, will provide time to reflect on Corvette's rich racing heritage. Chevrolet will celebrate its homecoming to Road America on Sunday morning with a ceremony at the Corvette Bridge, the track's signature landmark that first appeared in 1963 – the year when the split-window Sting Ray Corvette made its debut. The Corvette World Tribute will feature a display of historic corvette race cars, panel discussions, a racers reunion, a concours, autocross competition, touring sessions, and races for vintage and contemporary Corvettes. Information on the Corvette World Tribute is available at