Washington DC -- Corvette should continue their domination at Washington DC and give General Motors something to be proud of in the event they are presenting under the Cadillac brand. With four straight ALMS wins in only four races this season, Corvette has been the dominating force in the GTS class this season.
"Although the drivers get most of the attention motor racing at this international level is really a team sport," said Doug Fehan, Corvette program manager. "It takes a solid race team with professionals like Pratt & Miller, and backing and support from our suppliers such as Goodyear and Katech to give our drivers the equipment to win. Nowhere will this team's value be more evident than the forthcoming Cadillac Grand Prix of Washington D. C."
"We began our race preparation when we first heard of this new event on the schedule," said Steve Wesoloski, GM Racing chassis development engineer. "We contacted the engineers who designed the track to get accurate site drawings. From these drawings we were able to get exact turn radii and straightaway measurements.
"The next step was to turn these numbers into the data for a computer generated simulation of the race track using Computer Aided Design programs," said Wesoloski. "We won't have time at the track to start from scratch. From the computer simulations we were then able to estimate proper gearing and other basic set-up specifications necessary to maximize the on-track performance of our race cars."