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The fastest car does not always win. Every second counts. The team practices changing tires, fueling and other contingencies at a replicated pit box twice a day. Every move is recorded on video.
A laser equipped rear-view camera system alerts drivers for fast approaching cars. Another innovation is track simulations that can be played back in real time to assist the driver during the race.
Chief Corvette engineer Tadge Juechter and his team work hand-in-hand with Pratt & Miller racing on every aspect of the production car. The new C8 is rumored to be the best ever. A fully gasoline powered version is likely even as manufacturers are moving to hybrid and electric models.
Some races are lost that should have been won. Others are won that should have been lost. Be persistent and avoid distractions. Patience pays off. Things even out over the long run.
In 2014 Doug Fehan was cited for exemplary leadership and sportsmanship by peers from England, France, Italy and Germany. By receiving the Spirit of Le Mans award, it further aligned IMSA GTLM with Le Mans as the top level and most professional sports car racing in the world.
Sports car racing on TV has held up better vs sharper declines in NASCAR and Indy Car. The future seems to lie more in live streaming. Google how to plug IMSA’s feed into a TV.
Corvette Corrals are integral to the program at every track where Pratt & Miller races Corvettes. Team managers and drivers are part of the agenda. There are talks, raffles, prizes and auctions.
David James is a truck driver who also does logistics. He is looked up to by all having served on the team since day one. The Pratt & Miller posse rides on!