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Old 06-22-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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Le mans

Well I was curious who all watched the 24 hour race. I will watch it a few times during the day and have always cheered on Corvette racing. I hope they pull off a win tomorrow. but as I am siting here watching it I was wondering.... could a camaro race in this race? it would be crazy on the engine (24 hours of racing) but just wondering if a camaro with a good team behind it could race?
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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Watching right now,thats a cool place.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:14 PM   #3
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Lol yeah was watching it on speed channel and a reporter when to interview the fans. They were all drunk and some dude mooned the camera. Crazy people lol.
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I am also watching. Camaro unfortunately would not be able to compete. Different class of car. However they kick a$$ in Grand-am.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:45 PM   #5
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yeah that's what I thought. I didn't know if there was a class the Camaro could enter. Oh well... Go big sister! Aka corvette racing
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:19 AM   #6
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I think they could. Win... prob not..all that would need to be done is use the drive train from the corvette racing team.
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The Z/28 may change things. Mark Stielow who's in charge of developing it has said it can run out an entire tank of gas on the track without any heat issues; that includes the brakes, engine, trans and diff. This is a car that actually could take on Le Mans.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:30 PM   #8
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The Z/28 may change things. Mark Stielow who's in charge of developing it has said it can run out an entire tank of gas on the track without any heat issues; that includes the brakes, engine, trans and diff. This is a car that actually could take on Le Mans.
thats very cool! nice to know the Z/28 could handle 24 hrs of harsh racing, but I wonder if it could qualify for one of the classes Le Mans has? thats the one thing that I don't know about. would be very cool to see both the corvettes and camaros racing at Le Mans.
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thats very cool! nice to know the Z/28 could handle 24 hrs of harsh racing, but I wonder if it could qualify for one of the classes Le Mans has? thats the one thing that I don't know about. would be very cool to see both the corvettes and camaros racing at Le Mans.
The Camaro actually does race in a 24 hour race. Search this section for Rolex 24 hours at Daytona and you will find some pics. This race is typically in late January. I have been several times and it is an amazing experience.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:48 PM   #10
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I watched Le Mans off and on all weekend, rooting for Corvette Racing and now the Vipers. I'm not sure a Camaro would do well there due to the higher drag the body shape has over more sleek cars like the Corvette.

Plenty of Chevy drivetrain parts have been in endurance races, so I wouldn't be too worried about it breaking down any more than other manufacturers. All of the LMPC cars in the ALMS run LS3 engines and they run in Sebring and Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Plus, Stevenson has run Camaros at Daytona since 2010. Not may parts from that car are stock though.
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