Awhile back i started to organize a 1LE track day in that section of the forum with Speedventures. We had 6 but 3 had other commitments, invited a local guy but he decided to run autocross instead. We had 3 LE's, two ZL1's, and a couple SS's, and a couple RS's. Eleven Camaro's total, 10 are C5 members, quite a sight.
Last year sometime at one of the car shows i meet Redbolt(Byron)he has a ZL1, and my 1LE was the 1st he had seen,so obviously we started talking. He noticed my harness/belt set up and asked whats up. I told him what i do, and he needs to get that ZL1 on track. I was asked if i would like to join the Inland Empire Camaro Club, and of course i did.
When Redbolt drove up his wife got out of the car and said so i have you to thank for ALL this, we smiled then she says she hated me, she was only joking, and a very funny moment.I have only been able to make a couple of the events as im always working, but at one we all talked about doing a track day, well long story short that was yesterday. IECC glad you guy's showed up:thumb:
Im sure most know by now i used to race bikes, and both Fontana and Willow springs are my home track, so you could say i know them intimately. My best time in my 1LE was 2:00, which is very fast, i so wanted to break that barrier, well i shattered it with a 1:54.628 http://www.speedventures.com/results/Default.aspx
I was 7th fastest of the day,but everyone in front wasn't in a "STOCK" car(except 1 Z-06) their all in race cars.
I knew there was no way i could improve my time in the infield as im as fast as you can go through there, i knew i had to let her fly through the banking. I usually run around 115 through there, but i ran around 130 mph. When i looked at my times i would have been just fine seeing a 1:58, but when i saw the 1:54 :confused0068:i was blown away. When you consider a stock(except CAI)2013 1LE can do this, well that's pretty cool.
I recently installed the Quantum brake cooling system, and had something to compare it to. With 2 1LE's right off track our rotors should basically be identical KRich2587 were in the 700 degree area mine were in the 500 range so it definitely works.
The 1st video is session #1 and the 2nd is part #2 of the 1st session.This was my fastest session of the day.In the 2nd session 3rd video after i dispose of the BMW im in the hunt for that yellow Vette, and at 2:43 i lose all that i worked for as i got sideways. I reeled him back in and at 5:10 of the video he bottoms out is splitter and it explodes all over, i had to dodge flying pieces. I didn't know what it was at the time. In the Mazda right in front of me when the splitter explodes is 1LE site member Balue, riding with his brother.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gje...yxezW8yHrxFvSA
The 3rd video was fun as i got to pass a bunch of people, now this is the advanced group and open passing/race like conditions exist that i was running all day. There was a Z-06 slowly catching me, and at 12:04 with his superior power makes his pass. From this point on the video is really good as were going at it, and the footage is awesome. At around 14:45 you will see a huge pass under him on the banking around 135 mph, and then at 15:18 i throw it away again and cant get stopped. I drove straight to his pit after the session to let him know i wasn't trying to dive bomb him. I thought his wife was going to kiss me she was so happy, and we all said what a *ucking rush that was. In the download meeting they asked what i had in my 1LE and i said bone stock, they were blown away, and in front of everyone said man this guy can drive, that was very cool to hear.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOKb...yxezW8yHrxFvSA
The 4th video is just for fun, i wanted to get the camera as close to the wall at speed thought it would look cool, and it does.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp3A...yxezW8yHrxFvSA
In this video site member KRich2587 and i were in the same garage and thought how cool to shoot video of 2 1LE's running together. We were only probably running at 80% as we were shooting video not going for lap times. You will see Boss 302 pass us, he probably thinks he passed 2 LE's...believe me he didn't. Hopefully someone here(Norm Peterson :))can bust his bubble. KRich2587's 1LE has a cam, headers, no cat's and a tune, and is putting down some serious HP. His 1st time there and he is putting down 1:56, and im 1:54, believe me that Boss didn't pass us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEhP...yxezW8yHrxFvSA
The last video is side by side NPP, one stock and one not.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEV_...yxezW8yHrxFvSA