Pilgrim Inducted into Corvette Hall of Fame
Topeka, KS – Pirelli World Challenge Championships driver Andy Pilgrim was recently inducted into the National Corvette Hall of Fame in a ceremony and banquet. Pilgrim, who finished second in the 2012 GT Drivers’ Championship piloting the No. 8 Cadillac CTS-V, has won Championships for Corvette Racing, leading to the honor bestowed by the Museum.
Pilgrim joined Corvette Racing in 1999, where in 2001, he finished second in GTS in endurance races at Sebring and Le Mans, and also winning Petit Le Mans, in addition to a second place effort, teamed with Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
While Pilgrim left the popular Corvette program in 2004, he stayed with General Motors, driving to a Pirelli World Challenge title in 2005 in a Cadillac CTS-V, and finished third in the Championship in 2006, with runner-up efforts in 2007, 2008 and 2012.
Having just finished its 23rd consecutive season, the Pirelli World Challenge is one of North America’s top production car-based racing championships. Divided into four separate categories (Pirelli World Challenge GT, Pirelli World Challenge GTS, Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car and Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car B-Spec), each race features thrilling standing starts, adrenaline filled door-to-door action and world-class drivers. The Pirelli World Challenge features cars from the world’s most popular manufacturers – race-prepped versions of the cars driven on the streets. Sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, the series races at North America’s premier road and temporary street courses.