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Old 07-20-2013, 07:28 AM   #222
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Its rare that I get excited over some recreational activity, but what a freaking day. For those of us who didn't have any mechanical issues it was awesome. The rain held out, we got saved from the heat by the breeze, for the most part, and the time on the track with our cars was perfect. CGI was a great group all around from my instructor Mark, to all the others I had talked to. All of them were very patient, helpful and instructed from a professional perspective. I never imagined of pushing my car to the limit (and beyond in my case) and thinking it would take it. Driving this hard is something I would of never did without the instructor continuing to hone my driving style to get the most out of the track and car. The ride alongs with the pros in thier cars was a whole 'nother experience, Talk about perma-grin. I would definitely do this again and will probably go back in august when CGI puts on another event at Gingerman. I think I caught the bug. Good to see some familiar faces and nice to meet a couple new ones.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:54 AM   #223
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I really wanted to get in the 1:44s but with that heat it was tough. I ran 1:46.20 a few times and consistent 1:46/7s. My pads are gone even though the cooling ducts saved my behind. Tires are looking like the Z/28 ones.

And no joke about the wind, it saved us in that heat!
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:45 AM   #224
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I had a blast at the event, thanks to CGI and everyone for hosting such a top notch event. I definitely had some issues in the afternoon when my serpentine belt snapped mid run and my car limped around the track. I literally thought I blew up my car and wanted to puke. Special thanks to Halo Supercars who literally went above and beyond to help me. They found out the belt part number, called around and drove an hour to bring it back to me. They installed it, told me to follow them to their shop so they could make sure I would make it home safe. Tom, Jody, and Brent are of the highest caliber guys.

Special thanks to Zeus for keeping me sane and making sure I made it home safe too.

Overall it was only $40 worth of damage and a busted up hood insulation piece. It's part of the game I guess!

Will definitely be back with 10 spare belts!
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:26 PM   #225
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You are very welcome, glad you were able to get the full day in.
I wish I was able 2 follow you more, but always seemed like something was going on.

It looks like my last 2 cessions I was consistanly @ 1:52
How much of a difference does the ZL1 brakes make on the track? Can you tell a difference on the street? About how much did the upgrade cost if you don't mind? Thanks.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:32 PM   #226
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I really wanted to get in the 1:44s but with that heat it was tough. I ran 1:46.20 a few times and consistent 1:46/7s. My pads are gone even though the cooling ducts saved my behind. Tires are looking like the Z/28 ones.

And no joke about the wind, it saved us in that heat!
Glad to see that your ducts worked. It makes you wonder why they didn't make that part of the 1LE package.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:43 PM   #227
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How much of a difference does the ZL1 brakes make on the track? Can you tell a difference on the street? About how much did the upgrade cost if you don't mind? Thanks.
Tremendous amount. Brakes were good the WHOLE day, look at my wheels, brake dust was crazy. I am SO GLAD I did the upgrade.

Unless you drive hard on the street, or wait to the last minute to brake on the street, I really don't think you will notice a difference, really. If someone isn't going to track the car (autocross or road course) I think it is a waste of money. Honestly.

I shopped around and did all of the work myself (other than the powder coating).

Calipers, powdercoating, rotors (CTS-V), brake fluid (Willwood), and brake pads (Hawk HPS) was less than $1,000
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Tremendous amount. Brakes were good the WHOLE day, look at my wheels, brake dust was crazy. I am SO GLAD I did the upgrade.

I shopped around and did all of the work myself (other than the powder coating).

Calipers, powdercoating, rotors (CTS-V), brake fluid (Willwood), and brake pads (Hawk HPS) was less than $1,000
Thanks. That's not too bad pricewise. That's something I'll definitely look into when my first set of rotors are worn out on my 1LE.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:34 PM   #229
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These videos are taking for ever 2 upload

The rear camera only took 2 good videos, one without sound, I think the mic wasn't in all the way & then the battery died. I think the heat was messing with that one.

I think the other 3 cameras were good. a bug hit the one on the front.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:42 PM   #230
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:27 PM   #231
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Waiting for vids!
Well, I figured out why they are taking s long..... while using gopro's software to trim the videos, it converts to AVI. so, the videos were WAY too big to upload, converting back to MP4..

I'll have so up tomorrow for sure.. I might not load session two... I was ate up that session
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:28 PM   #232
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That sucks, but I've been there...
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:07 AM   #233
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Can't wait to see the vids! I'll upload mine this afternoon! Your Camaro looked like it had warts with all those GoPro's hanging everywhere!
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:45 PM   #234
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Hey Guys,

was a pleasure to meet you and hang out with. We had a lot of fun and I am glad it didn't rain a drop during the event.

Here the first session in the intermediate group.

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Old 07-21-2013, 02:07 PM   #235
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Hey Guys,

was a pleasure to meet you and hang out with. We had a lot of fun and I am glad it didn't rain a drop during the event.

Here the first session in the intermediate group.

More to come

Great video! I was wondering about the reason for the red flag, now I know! Holy cow! It must have been crazy following him and seeing those flames!
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:42 PM   #237
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Thanks crangie.

I decided 2 load the session two ones when I decided 2 turn it into dirt tracking

Mine aren't as good as crangie's, but I am trying to get them loaded. I will most likely get some added all throught the week.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:09 PM   #238
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Got some pics of a few of us... Yes, there are quite a few of me - my wife did a great job taking pics and was a trooper in the heat! Again, lots of fun, had a great time!
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