The Corvette C6.Rs compete in the second annual Grand Prix of Houston Saturday night, on the 1.7-mile JAGFlo Speedway at Reliant Park temporary street circuit. This is the third in a series of street races on the American Le Mans Series calendar.
After winning the GT1 class in last year’s inaugural event in Houston, Corvette Racing is well prepared for the bumpy roads that surround the Astrodome. "Houston will be the bumpiest track that we race on this season," said Oliver Gavin, driver of the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R.
"Street races are always challenging because you don’t want to crash the car with Le Mans just a few weeks away," he explained. "You need to push but also to make sure you don’t make a mistake. But it’s not easy because with four different classes on the track, you often have to go off the racing line to pass. Then you get pickup on the tires and it is difficult to come back.
The 2-hour, 45-minute Grand Prix of Houston will begin at 5:30 p.m. local time (6:30 p.m. EDT). The race will be televised tape-delayed by CBS Sports on Sunday, April 29, from 1-3 p.m. EDT.
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