Callaway proudly announces that Whelen Engineering Inc. will be the primary sponsor for the first of the new Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-Rs. Beginning in 2016, the Callaway Competition-built racer will compete with the world’s fastest GT cars worldwide.
Sonny Whelen elaborates on the Callaway-Whelen association: “I’m very excited about working with the Callaway team in Europe next year. They have produced an amazing Corvette that will be a perfect way to promote the Whelen brand. Our objective is to penetrate deeper into European markets with our all-American made emergency lighting and siren products.”
Distinguished racers Eric Curran, left, and Boris Said are set to pilot the first Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R. Boris has driven for the Callaway team since the 1990s, and Eric is a prominent racer with an impressive winning record. Among their other achievements, Boris has captured pole position at Le Mans in a Callaway Corvette and Eric recently celebrated major victories at Detroit and Road America in the IMSA Tudor Prototype Series in a Whelen Corvette.
The Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R was unveiled on October 3 at the ADAC GT Masters Season Finale at Hockenheimring in Germany. The new car replaces Callaway’s Z06.R GT3, one of the most successful cars in the history of ADAC GT Masters with 23 victories.
“We look forward to fielding this worthy effort: A quintessential American brand, with American drivers, fueled by an American company’s sponsorship in a premier European series and settings… we could not be more proud,” Reeves Callaway.
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