Today the Corvette Racing #4 hauler stopped by the NCM. Dave James is the driver of the truck and a pit crew member, “I could fly to races but I don’t like flying that much. Besides, this is a nice truck to get to drive and the fan reactions that I get along the way are always fun.”
He’s been with Corvette Racing since 2000 and can’t hide the smile when he thinks back on his life so far. “Getting to go to France is great, and every time I step out onto the track there it still gives me chills. Being a part of the team that wins the greatest race on earth—there’s no feeling like it.”He was impressed with the Museum, and despite being a part of the Corvette story he was surprised by how much he learned along the way. “I found myself in the Corvette Racing exhibit!”
Dave was on his way back from testing in Austin, Texas, at the Circuit of the Americas when he stopped by the NCM. He says that the drivers liked the track and are looking forward to racing there. “Another good thing about adding Texas to the schedule,” he says with a grin, “is that the National Corvette Museum and the Assembly Plant are on the way home. We’ll get a chance to stop by more often now.”
Another excuse to come here will be the NCM Motorsports Park. “That’s exciting. I can’t wait until it is done. It’s not that far from us, and having a track here to test on with all of the major turns from all of the major tracks we race at will be great for the team and great for the fans who want to come out and watch. That is going to be a real draw and a lot of fun.”
If you are new to Corvette Racing and want to be up to speed for the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday, March 16, 2013, you can go to the race archive at www.alms.com/alms-tv and watch last year’s fight for the ALMS Championship.