Texas Police Uses Undercover Corvette Stingray to Bust Street Racers, 8 Arrested at TX2K15

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The Texas police have proved it is up to date with the latest racing technology, recently using the Corvette Stingray’s Performance Data Recording (PDR) to Bust street racers. A C7 ‘Vette owned by an officer from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Texas was used in a sting aimed at fighting against one of the deepest illegal racing phenomenons in the country.
Every year, the TX2K proves it remains among the top US racing events, but the problem is that, once night falls, the boys and girls take the racing to the street. This year, the event was held in Baytown, where the authorities infiltrated their Corvette.

The Chevy’s recording systems, which is theoretically aimed at capturing the owner’s drives, be them on or off the track. Together with GoPro and smartphone, the sportscar’s footage was used to record a group of Corvettes that battled it up all the way to 100 MPH (160 KMH).

All in all, the operation led to the arrest of eight drivers. The PDR footage was published on Youtube and while it might seem the officers targeted Corvette drivers in particular, they explained this was not the case.

This racing initiative was not targeting Corvettes. It was targeting street racing, period. That’s simply the video that we decided to release,” Christina Garza, Harris County Sheriff’s Department Media Relations Manager told Corvette Forum.

The officers also used marked police vehicles, but these were carefully placed as not to inhibit street racers. In fact, you can see the unsuspecting Corvette drivers fighting below. We really don't need to explain the risks of street racing, but here's what happens when street racing Corvettes are left... unsupervised.

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