GM Employees Apparently Fired Following 120mph C8 Corvette Street Race

Following an audacious street race in Bowling Green, two GM employees have seemingly been let go
GM Employees Apparently Fired Following 120mph C8 Corvette Street Race

The new mid-engined C8 Chevrolet Corvette found itself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons earlier this month. Two General Motors employees - Alexander Thim and Mark Derkatz - were arrested after street racing a pair of C8s on Lovers Lane in Bowling Green, Kentucky, just down the road from the car’s assembly plant.

Thim and Derkatz - who’d hit 120mph and 100mph in a 45mph zone - have since been fired by General Motors, it seems. As picked up by Car Buzz), each of the men has edited their LinkedIn profiles, pointing to a change in employment status.

GM Employees Apparently Fired Following 120mph C8 Corvette Street Race

Thim’s profile now states that he “previously worked at General Motors launching the new 2020 Corvette as the chassis/powertrain issue resolution team,” while Derkatz’s page indicates that he stopped working for General Motors in January 2020.

The men identified themselves as GM employees when stopped by police. The C8s used for the illicit race were towed away to a nearby impound lot, where they were reclaimed by GM the following day.

Thim and Derkatz - aged 27 and 30, respectively - enjoyed an overnight stay at Warren County Regional Jail, before being released after $1000 bail (each) was posted, WNKY reports.


Niko Ala-Rämi 🇫🇮

If you gotta get fired, you gotta do it with style

01/23/2020 - 11:42 |
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They named the employees too… thus solidifying their status as absolute legends.

(Not to say that I condone illegal street racing)

01/23/2020 - 12:07 |
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Robert Homann

Don’t you have to break in the car before pushing it?
Poor owners of these 2 c8s

01/23/2020 - 20:16 |
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They are pre production vehicles that cannot be sold to the public. gm will not be allowed to sell them and they will probably end up crushed

01/24/2020 - 03:34 |
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Ben Swan

I’d give them an immediate promotion

01/23/2020 - 21:56 |
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You’d promote them for illegally street racing in pre production vehicles?

01/24/2020 - 11:19 |
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RodriguezRacer456 (Aventador SV) (Lambo Squad)

In reply to by Ben Swan

You’ve been playing way too much Need for Speed

01/30/2020 - 15:34 |
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I don’t understand people,you have the possibility to work on developing a supercar a dream for most of us, i would be proud, looking the car and thinking i take part on create this and they do this stupid stuff. In Italy we say:”there is who have bread but don’t have teeth”

01/26/2020 - 14:55 |
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Kenji (Oldsmobile Fan) (GoldWing Enthusiast) (wheel nut)

This is how I’d want to go

01/28/2020 - 08:11 |
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Griffin Mackenzie

Funky because auto manufacturers used to do this to make people buy their vehicles

01/31/2020 - 02:32 |
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