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John Heinricy
2018 Heinrocket Tour

January 30, 2018

John Heinricy’s upcoming 2018 Autobahn Tour of Germany:


GM engineer and championship winning race driver John Heinricy invites you to join him for his German Autobahn tour September 27th to October 7th 2018. John will serve as host and driving expert for your entire trip. He has driven hundreds of safe miles on the Autobahns and Germany’s secondary highways. Germany has one of the lowest highway fatality rates in the world due to their exhaustive driver education training programs. This is an opportunity to experience the true performance potential of your Corvette.... << READ MORE >>


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John Heinricy heads to Road Atlanta

Mar 18, 2015

"After traveling to Tampa, Florida for the final prep of two Corvette GT1 racecars sponsored by Exsys Eppinger, John Heinricy will be heading to the Road Atlanta racetrack for the SCCA Double Majors race on March 19-22. Road Atlanta is recognized as one the world’s best road courses and is situated on 750-park-like acres in the rolling hills of Northeast Georgia. Heinricy will be racing the #97 GT1 Corvette, which is the same number he used to win the National Championship at Road Atlanta in 1993"... << READ MORE >>

Safe is Fast
Video Released

Feb 3, 2015
(Feb. 3, 2015)


If you have had the chance to watch the latest video from, you many have recognized the star of the clip. It is none other than 12-time SCCA National Champion John Heinricy. Heinricy takes center stage in the second of a series of videos produced by the organization that features SCCA-related content. The topic of this video centers on the finer points of racing a production-based car. As the leading amateur racing organization in the United States, SCCA...<< READ MORE >>

and his Matick
Chevy Sonic racecar
capture season-opening wins in Florida

Jan 29, 2015

Two big back-to-back wins! What a great way to start the racing season,” reported an excited John Heinricy (aka Heinrocket) as he wrapped up U.S. Majors Tour opening weekends in Florida. First up was tough competition at the Homestead-Miami Speedway (Jan. 9-11) followed by Jan. 16-18 races at the legendary Sebring International Raceway, America’s... << READ MORE >>

GM's Fastlane Features Story of Corvette Hall of Famer John Heinricy

Dec 9, 2014

"If you want to know why the Corvette has always been among the world’s best performance cars, you can thank folks like John Heinricy. His love for Corvettes has been a big part of his life since he was eight years old and driving tractors on the family farm in South Dakota. It was in those days that he started riding his bike to a nearby town to watch drag races each Sunday, and wouldn’t you know, the car that caught his eye the most even then was a 1961 silver Corvette. “I knew back then that the Corvette was the car I had to have,” Heinricy recalls"... << READ MORE >>

Maintenance throughout the life of your Corvette

Nov 25, 2014

"Corvette racecar driver John Heinricy recommends that a life-extending lubricant be applied to the door, hood, hatch and trunk seals. “The door and hatch seals are the most susceptible to deterioration,” he says. “This usually occurs after 10 to 20 years.” Ideally, engine oil and windshield washer fluid levels should be checked at every fuel fill, but instrument cluster lights are also a good indicator that fluids are low and need to be filled. Proper fluid levels and approved fluids are important to protect the Corvette’s systems and components, Heinricy says."... << READ MORE >>

2014 Corvette
Hall of Fame
John Heinricy

October 2014

Article from Corvette Museum:

SCCA National Championship

Sep 30, 2014

"The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) is a 60,000-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally, and road racing at both club and professional levels. It annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 114 regions and professional subsidiary. Fifty years after the first edition at Riverside in 1964, and long after its last visit in 1968, the SCCA National Championship Runoffs returns to the west coast in a big way with an event at the iconic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. National champions will be crowned in 27 runoffs-eligible classes in this winner-take-all motorsports classic. The SCCA National Championship Runoffs will take place October 6th through..." << READ MORE >>

John Heinricy AKA

Sep 30, 2014

"We’d like to introduce you to our partner, John Heinricy, better known as “Heinrocket!” Mr. Heinricy has had a long and distinguished career at General Motors, serving as Assistant Chief Engineer for the Corvette and as Director of the GM Performance Division. John retired from GM in October 2008 and is a noted racecar driver who was recently inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame. John’s relationship with Matick began in 2012, and since then he has represented Matick at various events, including several races where he drove Corvettes and his Matick Chevrolet Sonic. We had a chance to talk with John and get to know a little more about him and his racing experiences. 1. How did you get into racing? -I have been interested in driving fast and at the limit since my..." << READ MORE >>

A Sedan
National Championship

(12th National Championship
Career Win!)

(Sept. 21, 2013)


John Heinricy, of Clarkston, Mich., was elevated to his 12th SCCA National Championship on Saturday at the 50th SCCA® National Championship Runoffs® after the American Sedan field visited the tech shed post race. Andy McDermid, of Howell, Mich., and Jim Wheeler, of Lenexa, Kan., were elevated to the podium when Tom Sloe, Michael Lavigne, and Jeff Werth were disqualified. << READ MORE >>

Road America

September 21st,
John Heinricy driving the #35 Team Torvec-Phoenix Performance Chevrolet Corvette in the June Sprints race at Road America June 26th 2010In six of the seven times John Heinricy raced a Chevrolet Corvette in the Sports Car Club of America’s prestigious National Championship Runoffs, he has won his class in the Club’s most-prestigious event. National Champion Scott Tucker defends his 2009 title this year with a Ferrari, but Heinricy has returned to the T1 class with the IsoTorque... << READ MORE >>

Watkins Glen
Double Header

July 13th, 2010
John Heinricy driving the #35 Team Torvec-Phoenix Performance Chevrolet Corvette in the June Sprints race at Road America June 26th 2010In a show of dominance, created by integrating the top mechanical components and personnel, John Heinricy drove the Torvec/Phoenix Performance Chevrolet Corvette C5 to a pair of Sports Car Club of America National Championship points race wins over the weekend at Watkins Glen International in upstate New York. The doubleheader weekend at Watkins Glen saw Heinricy qualify on the pole for both Touring 1 class races and lead every lap... << READ MORE >>

June Sprints at
Road America

June 26th, 2010
John Heinricy driving the #35 Team Torvec-Phoenix Performance Chevrolet Corvette in the June Sprints race at Road America June 26th 2010Eleven-time Sports Car Club of America Runoffs National Champion John Heinricy continued his goal of an invitation to this year’s Runoffs with a solid Touring 1 class win at the June Sprints, held June 26 on the world-famous Road America road course near Elkhart Lake, Wis. Heinricy and the black Torvec Chevrolet Corvette C5, prepared by Phoenix Performance, Inc., of Phoenixville, Pa., qualified... << READ MORE >>

New Jersey
Motorsports Race

June 6th, 2010
John Heinricy at NJMP June 6 2010John Heinricy today drove the Torvec-Phoenix Chevrolet Corvette C5, prepared by Phoenix Performance, Inc., of Phoenixville, PA., to the Touring 1 class win in a Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) race at New Jersey Motorsports Park. An 11-time National Champion in the SCCA’s annual Runoffs, to be held this Fall at Road America... << READ MORE >>   << WATCH VIDEO >>

1st Place Win at
Motorsport Canada
2010 World Cup Challenge in the
GTS Class

May 23rd, 2010
John Heinricy at NJMP June 6 2010John Heinricy drives his #35 Torvec/Phoenix/Hawk Chevrolet Corvette to Victory in the GTS class at the 2010 World Cup Challenge on May 23rd, 2010 at Motorsport Canada, winning by a margin of over 22 seconds, making this Heinricy's 6th Career World Challenge win. John also turned the fastest lap in the GTS race with a time of 1:30:763 << READ MORE >>

Milestone in
Shanhai China

Formula 1 Circuit

May 11th, 2009
On the 1-year anniversary of the milestone Nurburgring lap in the CTS-V, John and the CTS-V made more news. This time it wasn’t in Germany. It was in Shanhai, China.  The Shanghai Formula 1 Circuit, to be exact.  John and the CTS-V set the production sedan record at the Shanhai F1 course, with a lap of 2:32.80. Saturday was proclaimed “V-Day” by Cadillac in China, with a bunch of activities celebrating the car’s arrival in China and the overall tech statement the car makes.  

03-28-09, 03-29-09
Goliad, TX
Speed testing the 2009 Hennessey Corvette ZR700 at the Texas Mile.
Fastest Standing Mile for the weekend was 197 MPH.

02-21-09, 02-22-09
Angleton, TX
Road Course Testing the 2009 Hennessey Corvette ZR700 at MSR Houston. Fastest lap for the weekend was ~1:38 on the factory street tires.

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John Heinricy in the Cadillac CTS-V