Monday, August 13, 2007

gj is 'over the moon'!


- New York Driver Sets Record Score In Last Stop Of Six-City National Driving Competition; Only One Among 10,000 Competitors To Beat Pro Driver’s Time -

LANDOVER, Md. [August 11, 2007] – After six weekend events spread across the U.S., from San Francisco to Washington D.C., and 10,000 competitors all vying for the grand prize of a 430-horsepower 2008 Corvette, it was G.J. Dixon, 31, of Scarsdale, NY who was crowned with the title of Chevy-powered Rev It Up™ 2007 National Champion. Although Dixon was not eligible to win the title of D.C. event champion as he had won the New York/New Jersey event the previous week, he returned for another shot at the national title on Friday night to advance his score. Coming back for a second weekend in the world’s largest national performance driving school and racing competition turned out to be an excellent decision, as he ended up taking home the keys to the new 2008 Chevrolet Corvette and besting his nearest nationwide rival, Christopher Ramey of Houston, Tex., by 371 points.

Dixon’s run also made Chevy-powered Rev It Up™ history as the first driver to beat the Rev It UpTM 2007 pro driver’s score in the challenging Corvette Shootout with a blinding lap of 38.549 seconds, which translates to a score of 1197 using the Rev It UpTM 2007 scoring system. This feat, which has not been accomplished by any other in tens of thousands of laps in both race-prepped Chevrolet Cobalts or Corvettes, brought the sizeable Shootout crowd to a standing ovation. “I cannot believe I’m the Rev It UpTM 2007 national champion – I’m over the moon!” the seven-year autocross veteran and automotive technician exclaimed. “I just want to thank everyone who puts on the Rev It UpTM 2007 events, and especially Chevrolet for their support of this awesome summer program.”

As the Chevy-powered Rev It Up™ 2007 National Champion, Dixon will be awarded the new Corvette, as well as a special Corvette-inspired “Jake” Electric Guitar by Paul Reed Smith signed by Chevy’s American Le Mans Series Corvette Racing Team drivers. For beating the pro driver’s time and score, Dixon received an extra bonus prize, a race helmet signed by the entire Chevrolet Racing Team.

On behalf of Chevrolet, we’d like to congratulate G.J. Dixon, the Chevy-powered Rev It Up™ 2007 National Champion,” said Ed Peper, Chevrolet General Manager. “After six exciting events, G.J. really showed us what our performance-oriented Cobalts and Corvettes can do, under a pressure-filled nationwide competition setting. Chevrolet had a great summer with the Chevy-powered Rev It Up™ 2007 automotive touring festival, and we look forward to more excitement to come!”


Char said...

That's fantastic! So does this mean they sacked the pro driver?! HAHahaha

Chris said...

GJ u da man!

Rich said...

GJ nice job!!!!!
Wow, karting does pay off.

GJ said...

Thanks Guys! :D