Corvette Connection Grand Prix Fast Facts
Race date: Thursday, Feb 2
Track: Corevette Connection Raceway, 5.5 mile road course in Butler, WI
Race distance: 20 minutes
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2022 race winner: Mike Kristof (No. 60 Michael Shank-It Racing Honda-Daboiler)
2022 Firestone P1 Award winner: Bill Black (No. 7 CBD Racing Chevrolet-Daboiler)
One-lap qualifying record: Bill Black, 8.033 seconds, 2022
Race record: Mike Kristof, 121 laps, 2022
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At-track schedule (all times local):
6:00 – Gates open
6:30 – Driver introductions
7:00 – IndySlotCar Series Practice
7:40 – Qualifying for the Firestone P1 Award (group qualifying/ fastest single lap)
8:15 – Heat Races
9:00 – Corvette Connection Grand Prix (20 minutes)
· For the second running of the Corvette Connection Grand Prix, Corevette Connection Raceway management has done major repaving on sections of the track along with other improvements around the circuit.
· A phrase rarely written about any event: Mike Kristof is the defending race winner of the Corvette Connection Grand Prix, the veteran driver took his sixth career victory as Michael Shank-It Racing chalked up back to back wins last season, following on the heels of teammate Joe Heitz’s win at Rapids.
· Pete Dorn became the eighth different winner of the 22-23 season two weeks ago at the Quarryfest Deslotmania, this matches the 20-21 season total, but there are still seven events left on the calendar. The record is ten.
· John Wiedemann widened his Husarsbilt Cup championship lead with a second place finish at Quarry Heights and Bill Black finishing ninth, the gap is now 33 points, Joe Heitz moved into third, 50 markers in arears of Wiedemann.
· STATS WATCH: Pete Dorn’s win was the second of his career, that pulls him even with Arnie Lueders and Pat Jarvis 25th all-time. Bill Black’s pole position is his sixth, tied with Joe Heitz and Chad Sorce for 16th. John Wiedemann’s heat win was his 79th, equaling founder and Hall of Famer Phil Cianciola for fourth on the all-time list. Joe Heitz moved up to 22nd and 21st on the Heat Wins and Finals appearance list respectively, with 14 and 19. Pete Dorn moves to 19th on the all-time laps turned list. Bill Black ties John Shea’s starts total of 103, 20th on the all-time list.
QUARRYFEST DESLOTMANIA HISTORY (1 event, 2022)
Date Race Winner
2/1/2023 Mike Kristof