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Racing News: Corvette E-Ray to Pace Indy 500, Walliser Elected WPI Board President

By SEMA News Editors

Corvette E-Ray to Pace 108th Indianapolis 500
Indy 500 Pace Car

The '24 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 3LZ coupe will lead the field to the green flag for the 108th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 26, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The E-Ray is the quickest production Corvette in history, according to Chevrolet, and is equipped with two separate propulsion systems: a 6.2L V8 paired with a 160hp electric motor that combines to create 655 combined horsepower. 

The pace car features an Arctic white exterior paint and two-tone jet black and natural interior accents, as well as carbon-fiber wheels and the Corvette's standard all-season tires. 

The 2024 race marks the 35th time Chevrolet has paced the field, and 21st time for the Corvette.

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Walliser Elected WPI Board President

World Pulling International (WPI), the operations company of the Ohio-based National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA), has named Ned Walliser as president of the WPI Executive Board.

Walliser, vice president of competition for the National Hot Rod Association, was elected to a three-year term during the company's annual shareholders meeting last month, the organization said, and will replace Vaughn Bauer, who will serve as vice president.

Additionally, George Everett, a member of the WPI Executive Board since 1997, is leaving his role as treasurer, and Roger Wysong was reelected to a new three-year term as an executive director.

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