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News: New Elkhart Lake Blue Chevrolet Corvette Pace Cars Come to Road America

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- Chevrolet Pays Tribute to One of America's Greatest Road Courses -

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., May 14, 2019 - Chevrolet recently unveiled its 2019 Corvette
 in Elkhart Lake Blue and five of the new Corvettes will be featured as official
 pace cars for the 2019 season at America's National Park of Speed. Road America
 took delivery of three Elkhart Lake Blue Corvettes to round out its 2019 pace car
fleet last week from Sheboygan Chevrolet.
According to Chevrolet's designers and engineers, Elkhart Lake Blue is brighter 
than the outgoing Admiral Blue. Chevrolet took suggestions from Corvette fans to
 heart and came up with a brighter blue to pay homage to the brilliant waters found
in nearby Elkhart Lake Wisconsin, the home of the brands most admired road course,
Road America.
Additionally Chevrolet executives and Corvette aficionados openly admit there are
not very many brands in North America that have as strong a tie as Chevrolet's Corvette
and Road America.
"If we look at all the racetracks on which we compete and the history that Corvette
Racing has enjoyed at each of them, you could make the claim that none are more 
important than Road America," said Doug Fehan, Chevrolet's Program Manager for the
Corvette Racing effort. "Elkhart Lake was the site of the very first Corvette Corral.
You have the iconic Corvette Bridge, the Kettle Morraine, the food the people...
 all those things and more."
For the better part of 63 years Chevrolet has used the classic 4.048-mile, 14-turn
circuit in the Kettle Moraine valley to showcase the Corvette as both a production
showcase vehicle and top-line racecar. That dates back to the 1960s when Chevrolet
leadership would traditionally test at and use Road America to unveil high-performance
production models including the original Stingray racer as well as the 1961 Mako
 Shark concept. A tradition that dates nearly as far back as the Corvette itself,
as many may not know there was an Elkhart Blue Stingray Corvette in 1967.
The Corvette Grand Sport - a legendary name within the Corvette community - found
numerous successes at Road America with driving stars such as Roger Penske, Jim 
Hall and Hap Sharp.
The Corvette brand also has been well represented at Road America with the famed
 Corvette Bridge, which first appeared in 1963 and then returned in 2011. It served
to reaffirm the relationship between Road America and the Corvette Cross Flags.
The Corvette Racing program made its first racing appearance in 2002 as the American
Le Mans Series made its Road America debut. Not surprisingly, a Corvette visited
 Victory Lane...and has many times since!
Look for the new Elkhart Lake Blue Chevrolet Corvette Road America pace cars this
season and who knows, you may get the chance to ride in one.
About Road America: Established in 1955, Road America is located midway between 
Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The world's best racers have
 competed at this legendary four-mile, 14-turn road circuit for over 60 years. The
640-acre, park-like grounds offer amazing viewing opportunities, fantastic concessions
and high-speed excitement to hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. In addition
to public race weekends, Road America offers a variety of group event programs, 
the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex for karting and supermoto, and the Road America
Motorcycle and Advanced Driving Schools. For more information, visit
Follow Road America and on Twitter: @roadamerica 
or call 800-365-7223.
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