Chuck and Jim co-drove the Mallett Motorsports C-5 pictured below the next year in the 1997 One Lap of America race. Under the hood was an untested Z06 engine that would not be released by GM until 2001. This Vortec supercharged LS6 engine produced 600hp that offered drivability and excellent mpg at low speeds, made possible by an M12 6-speed and 3.42 rear end.
A Mallett/Penske coilover suspension combined with Alcon 13.5 slotted disc brakes using 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers and PFC pads provided solid handling. This Mallett creation was in a league of its own, running 1/4 mile in 11:30.
The team finished in 2nd place overall in a field of over 180 entrants.
Chuck and his brother Lance raced as part of Hall of Fame inductee’s Tommy Morrison Corvette Endurance team from 1983-1996.
They were instrumental in building and modifying the 1989 ZR1 that broke a 50-year-old 24-hour average speed record. The team averaged 175.8 mph.
The team raced successfully at Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen, Road America, and many others.
A great time was had by all honoring the lifetime of achievements by these men. Pictured below left-to-right are: Dr Don Knowles, John Heinricy, Jim Minneker, Chuck Mallett, Dave Ridgeway, and seated is Tommy Morrison.
Pictued below left-to-right: John Strazinskey, Lance Mallett Dave Ridgeway, Chuck Mallett.