The 2011 ALMS season kicked off with the 12 Hours of Sebring and as expected, the Corvette Racing Team was on hand to partake in all the festivities. In the third episode of the 2011 Track to Street series, the team dives knee deep into preparations leading up to the season-opening race, working 12 hours a day to ensure that their race cars are up to the competition. As is the case with a lot of these races, the 2011 12 Hours of Sebring was chalk full of incidents with the Corvettes getting involved in some heated action in and out of the pit lanes.

In the end, Corvette Racing made an impressive showing in the race, finishing third and fourth in the GT class. The #03 Compuware Corvette C6.R piloted by Tommy Milner, Olivier Beretta, and Antonio Garcia managed to complete 312 laps, finishing 49.294 seconds behind the winning BMW M3 GT. As for the #04 Compuware Corvette C6.R that was driven by Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen, and Richard Westbrook, they managed to complete 311 laps, finishing fourth overall.

Despite the eventful race that came with some adversity, the Corvette Racing Team still managed to open the season strong, giving it enough momentum and confidence to remain a strong contender as the 2011 ALMS season continues.

Check out episodes 1 and 2 after the jump.

Episode 1

Episode 2

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  (676) posted on 04.26.2011

Yeah I agree. what i like about this TV series is that they not only focus in the car performance but also in the man behind its success.

  (613) posted on 04.26.2011

hehe. I thought Track to Street has been part of this April fool’s prank. On the serious side, I’m impressed with the dedication and hard work of this people.

  (570) posted on 04.12.2011

They are the longest running show race in America so most of thee audiences wants to see an amazing race!

  (417) posted on 04.12.2011

They need to seriously done their work since the audiences expected too much the show because its the most awaited event of the year!

  (534) posted on 04.8.2011

Well, we shouldn’t be surprised at the amount of effort that they are putting into the race. This is Chevrolet after all, and they are known for that.

  (858) posted on 04.7.2011

This is definitely one of my favorite episodes of the whole series. I was really amazed to see that a lot of work actually goes around in the pits.

  (579) posted on 04.6.2011

Well, i have a positive feeling about this, for sure the Track to Street will attained its goal and bring audiences the fun driving experience.

  (345) posted on 04.6.2011

I can just imagine how busy they are in the actual race, monitoring everything on the screens. This kind of work will definitely drive you crazy if you are not up for it.

  (340) posted on 04.5.2011

Yeah, they really need to have a large amount of concentration and teamwork on this one. After all, it is not only the driver who is the key to winning here.

  (377) posted on 04.4.2011

Wow! The opening of the season 2 was so intense! I’m so excited and its makes me hold on to my sit while watching the race . And I bet this next season would be more exciting and i really wait for their more challenging track.

  (461) posted on 04.4.2011

Well, you really have got to hand it down to the guys at Chevrolet for their dedication. That is certainly one heck of a work if you have to monitor everything during the race.

  (442) posted on 04.4.2011

Nice, that one was a rather pretty insightful episode. I am really amazed at the amount of preparation that these guys do to their cars.

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