Randy Ruhlman to debut new Corvette

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Looking forward to the start of the 2001 Trans-Am season, top-ranked driver Randy Ruhlman today announced plans to debut the newly designed Chevrolet Corvette C5 race car. "We are really excited about this upcoming year,"...

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Looking forward to the start of the 2001 Trans-Am season, top-ranked driver Randy Ruhlman today announced plans to debut the newly designed Chevrolet Corvette C5 race car.

"We are really excited about this upcoming year," says the Greensboro, N.C. resident. "The Corvette is America's performance icon, has an outstanding competition record in all forms of motorsports, and it is definitely engineered to be a winner. Structurally and aerodynamically, we feel that this new car will certainly enhance our chances of victory."

Racing Corvettes is nothing new to Ruhlman. In addition to being one of the top competitors in the highly acclaimed Corvette Challenge, Ruhlman won his first SCCA championship and held track records up and down the West Coast in a Chevrolet Corvette.

"We are extremely pleased to have a driver of Randy Ruhlman's caliber in a Chevrolet Corvette C5," says Gary Claudio, Group Marketing Manager, GM Racing. "Randy was very successful as a member of the Corvette Challenge and we are happy to welcome him back into the Corvette family. We feel he has an excellent chance of doing well and look forward to seeing him in Victory Circle throughout the season."

"I've always loved the way the Corvette handles," says Ruhlman. "It is ideally suited for road racing and is a front runner among the world's great performance cars."

"The level of competition in Trans-Am is going to be really tough this season," continues Ruhlman. "There are a number of top drivers this year and winning is going to require a really strong vehicle, which is one of the major reasons we have chosen the Corvette. We have done a lot of research and obviously, the recent Corvette victory at Daytona absolutely reinforces our decision."

-SCCA/SCCA ProRacing-

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Series Trans-Am
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