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Old 07-01-2014, 03:59 PM   #35
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I apologize for the way I titled my thread.. should have said "see local track results".
I am on your side. I have a new '14 ZL1 (that unfortunately has been at the dealership for the past week getting the entire diff replaced and looking for a rather large radiator leak that they can find no trace of... at 800mi) It's just all he heard for three months ZL1 this Z28 that. It's not even like him to even respond like this.
I'll tell you a far worse personal experience than the "track time thread". I am 59, have never personally been on a road course, have not been on a drag strip since I was 17.
I take my car out for some break in miles. Over the higher of our two passes to Lake Tahoe. On the way back I switch to the paddle's and am over the speed limit (not 100mph), but my wife is uncomfortable (seems odd.. she rides a '08 Ducati 1098S 8 month a year and has track time), again it's not the car it's the driver she is worried about.
Long story short, all the way down the pass there is some small, non high performance import right on my bumper. After about a 4500 ft desent I let off and this guy passes me. It's some Ford Focus or something like that. Obviously he has many more trips down this pass than I do.
So, I apologize again for the title or even posting this thread.
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:06 PM   #36
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I apologize for the way I titled my thread.. should have said "see local track results".
I am on your side. I have a new '14 ZL1 (that unfortunately has been at the dealership for the past week getting the entire diff replaced and looking for a rather large radiator leak that they can find no trace of... at 800mi) It's just all he heard for three months ZL1 this Z28 that. It's not even like him to even respond like this.
I'll tell you a far worse personal experience than the "track time thread". I am 59, have never personally been on a road course, have not been on a drag strip since I was 17.
I take my car out for some break in miles. Over the higher of our two passes to Lake Tahoe. On the way back I switch to the paddle's and am over the speed limit (not 100mph), but my wife is uncomfortable (seems odd.. she rides a '08 Ducati 1098S 8 month a year and has track time), again it's not the car it's the driver she is worried about.
Long story short, all the way down the pass there is some small, non high performance import right on my bumper. After about a 4500 ft desent I let off and this guy passes me. It's some Ford Focus or something like that. Obviously he has many more trips down this pass than I do.
So, I apologize again for the title or even posting this thread.
No worries It wound up being a fun discussion. Be sure to say hello if you see me around town or at the track. And go sign up to run with Hooked on Driving at Thunderhill. They'll get you on track and having fun.
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:08 PM   #37
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..And go sign up to run with Hooked on Driving at Thunderhill. They'll get you on track and having fun.
Speaking of which, who's signed up for Sept 27/28 at Thunderhill? Can't wait to get back on the full circuit again...
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:33 PM   #38
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Speaking of which, who's signed up for Sept 27/28 at Thunderhill? Can't wait to get back on the full circuit again...
I want to run with PCA (I'm still a member ) in two weeks at TH but I'll be honest with you- the 100+ temps are miserable for me. The late Sept dates have a good chance at being reasonable temps. Five mile course again too, hmmm, I'll more than likely be there. Let's do it! lol...
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:12 PM   #39
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At least you guys have tracks "near" you. The closest actual track to me is probably somewhere in southern Canada or Washington State.

My uncle lives two miles from Willow Springs. Every time I visit I drive past it, wishing I could enjoy it.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:14 PM   #40
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I want to run with PCA (I'm still a member ) in two weeks at TH but I'll be honest with you- the 100+ temps are miserable for me. The late Sept dates have a good chance at being reasonable temps. Five mile course again too, hmmm, I'll more than likely be there. Let's do it! lol...
I agree about the heat! Wine Country Motorsports is having their annual 20% off sale, which has me tempted to spring for one of the cheaper CoolShirt systems.

Five-mile course irresistible. Should have my wickerbill installed by then; see you there! Hoping for flea-free hotel this time...
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:40 PM   #41
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:44 PM   #42
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I'm more concerned about "Chris Anderson" in his "Chev Camero"
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:39 PM   #43
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Meaningless I "waxed plenty of ferraris and Porsches. Yes the driver is very important, especially if its autocross or low speed twisty track.
I beat a Viper in a 120 HP spec Miata. Obviously he couldn't drive. lol
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