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Chuck travelled to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky for the 20th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
He was invited there to honor his friend and long time racing companion Jim Minneker and Tommy Morrison of the Morrison Motorsports Corvette/Mobile Endurance Racing Series.
Jim Minneker was the Engineering Group Manager for GM High Performance Vehicle Operations. Starting in 1996, Chuck and Jim competed in The One Lap of America multiple times, co-driving Mallett Motorsports modifiedĀ Corvettes in the events.
Pictured here is the Mallett Motorsports Corvette ZR1 monster race car. It was equipped with a 396 CI splayed value engine using a custom intake system, dry sump lubrication, and a Paxton Novi supercharger with methanol water spray that generated 1449 horsepower, with top speeds over 249.
This car was featured in a story Trash to Flash Nov 1996 Corvette Fever Magazine.
Pictured here left-to-right are Chuck Mallett, Dave Sarafian, and Jim Minneker in Wisconsin heading to their next One Lap event at Road America Racetrack.

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.