Mark Reuss to Drive 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car for ‘Indy Dual in Detroit’
DETROIT – Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America and a lifelong racing enthusiast, will drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car in the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans, June 1 and 2.
The Indy Dual in Detroit races are part of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix weekend of racing, May 31-June 2. Reuss will drive the Pace Car for both of the Indy Dual races.
“The all-new, 2014 Corvette Stingray proved last week at Indy that it’s at home on the racetrack, and we’re excited to bring it home to Motown to pace the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit,” said Reuss. “To be able to drive this car, on this track, in this city, is a huge thrill for me personally, and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel to pace this great field.”
During the Indy Dual in Detroit, Chevrolet driver Tony Kanaan will race to see if he can pull off back-to-back wins, after taking the checkered flag at last weekend’s Indianapolis 500.
In addition to the IZOD IndyCar Series, the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will feature races for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and Pirelli World Challenge Championship Series.
Friday, May 31 is ‘Free Prix Day’, offering spectators the opportunity to take in practice sessions and more at the track without an admission charge. The Corvette Pace Car will be on display, offering an early look at the production model that goes on sale later this summer.
The Corvette Stingray Pace Car is powered by the all-new 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 from the forthcoming production model, which features advanced technologies including direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management to help produce an estimated 450 horsepower.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe will have a suggested starting retail price of $51,995. The price includes a $995 destination fee, but excludes tax, title and license.