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Old 10-07-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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Mondo track in PHX

Here is a vid I made from this weekends track day. Combined Firebird Int Raceway Main track and the Bondurant track.

I am still a newbie at this, so be kind....just thought some may enjoy it



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Old 10-07-2012, 09:45 PM   #2
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It's was good to see so many new faces/drivers at this weekends event.....and refreshing to see 3 new ZL1's running the track.
Congrat's on successfully running the track without incedent...you did good.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:09 AM   #3
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Thanks. I learn a little more every time. Very instructive to see what real drivers can do. I will post up some pics when I get a chance to download them from my phone.

However, 40+ cars in the groups.....that was getting pretty crowded. A few laps felt like parade laps.

Still....another super fun day, so no complaints!
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:44 AM   #4
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good job, awesome car, today im at the jolietautobahn track day
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:18 AM   #5
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Looks like fun!!!
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:26 AM   #6
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Thanks. I learn a little more every time. Very instructive to see what real drivers can do. I will post up some pics when I get a chance to download them from my phone.

However, 40+ cars in the groups.....that was getting pretty crowded. A few laps felt like parade laps.

Still....another super fun day, so no complaints!
Yes.....a VERY busy red group, and with no passing except on the straight away it certainly looked like a parade lap. It got really interesting when they allowed a few of the better noobies to run in the orange group...they were going 4-5 wide at the tower turn, which made for some interesting passing manuveurs Everet and his wife (red and black ZL1's) got smart and staged early so they didn't have traffic to contend with in the latter afternoon sessions.

As a comparison for your times, we usually run 2:05-2:10 laps in the green group.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:42 PM   #7
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Yeah, I saw those times....I got a long way to go. Best lap I could squeeze in on the non-parade laps was a 2:29

I asked about bumping up to orange and they said there were already at least 41 cars in that group too.

There are areas I know I can gain back some time if I just stay on the gas and I also stopped accelerating down the main way too early since I could not figure out a good braking point and was afraid of overshooting that sharp right at the end, but 20 seconds is a ton of time to make up....I need a lot more experience and skill. Watching you guys is helpful.




Any suggestions are welcome! In any case, still lots of fun, even at my level.

I was also plagued by fears of putting my 3 week old car into a tire pile or into the kitty litter. lol

Took me a while to learn the track

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Old 10-09-2012, 03:49 PM   #9
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Awesome. vid, great to see you out there. Great day.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:43 PM   #10
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Yes.....a VERY busy red group, and with no passing except on the straight away it certainly looked like a parade lap. It got really interesting when they allowed a few of the better noobies to run in the orange group...they were going 4-5 wide at the tower turn, which made for some interesting passing manuveurs Everet and his wife (red and black ZL1's) got smart and staged early so they didn't have traffic to contend with in the latter afternoon sessions.

As a comparison for your times, we usually run 2:05-2:10 laps in the green group.
I got this ZL1 pretty much for having fun/track use.

Which means I am really thinking I should have gone the Z06 route instead.

Grrrrrrrr. Oh well....plenty of time to build some skills first and then make a change in the future. I figure the price differential will be well spent in replacing worn tires, etc.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:52 PM   #11
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Yep, the C6 Z06 is a whole different monster.
You can't really appreciate the car until you actually own one and live with it. Test drives or driving/riding in a friends car just won't do it.
That being said, the ZL1 appears to be a very competent car and would also be a lot of fun to heave around the track.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:49 PM   #12
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A few more pics loaded up, for anyone interested.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:47 AM   #13
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I just uploaded a whole bunch of short videos I took on my cellphone, for anyone interested.

You may have to open this in youtube to see the list of other videos from the event.
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