Last night, Doug Fehan was presented with the prestigious Spirit of Le Mans Trophy.
Corvette Racing has been one of the most successful teams in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with eight victories since its debut in 1999.
A driving force behind that success is Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan, who has worked with the team throughout its participation at Le Mans. Last night, Fehan was presented with the prestigious Spirit of Le Mans Trophy, which is presented annually by the Automobile Club l’Ouest (ACO) – which organizes the 24 Hours of Le Mans – to a person who has been instrumental in the growth in stature of the legendary endurance event.
“I am deeply honored and grateful to receive the esteemed Spirit of Le Mans award,” said Fehan. “To be in a group that includes some of endurance racing’s most famous names is extremely humbling.”
The ACO has presented the award every year since 2001. Among previous recipients are legendary sports car drivers Derek Bell, Phil Hill, Jacky Ickx and eight-time winner Tom Kristensen; former General Motors program manager Herb Fishel; and American Le Mans Series founder and current International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) vice chairman Don Panoz.
NASCAR Wire Service