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Old 11-18-2010, 10:01 AM   #1
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Professional Driving Tips for Camaros

Hey Everyone,

I am the Pro-Driver of the Sunoco Camaro #6 that races in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Challenge Sports Car Series. I would really like to start going to all types of Camaro gatherings around the country to share some DRIVING TIPS!

Here are the couple of questions I have for everyone.

1. How many of you would be interested in having me out to do some driver coaching at track day events? (I can ride in the right seat giving you driver tips and I can also give you hot laps showing you the proper way to drive a Camaro FAST!!!)
2. How many of you would follow me if I did a video series on a blog that gives driving tips on and off race tracks?
3. How many of you would follow me if I did a video series on new after market Camaro products that I took to race tracks testing them and giving my feedback on how well they really perform?
4. What other things would you be interested in me covering if I had a Camaro Performance Driving Blog/video?

Btw....I am still working on my 2011 racing plans! At this point it looks good I will be back in the #6 Sunoco Camaro racing in Grand-Am.

I am a huge, huge fan of the Camaro and I really want to share my knowledge on what I have learned about the Camaro as I have raced it and done most of the development work on the Camaro Race Car.

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Old 11-18-2010, 10:42 AM   #2
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All of the above... HAIL YES!

Matt Bell and Banzai Brannon have posted in-car race vid's ... love em!

Have you heard about the C5fest at Firebird? I think initial plans are for auto-x and drags, but it would be great if you could show

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Old 11-18-2010, 10:48 AM   #3
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#2 Definitely!
#1... I don't really make it out to track events but that sounds awesome too!!!
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:50 AM   #4
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:51 AM   #5
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:20 AM   #7
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Thanks for responding everyone. When is that C5fest at Firebird going to be held?

Can you guys also give me your opionion on who are the top 3 after market performance parts for the Camaros?
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:22 AM   #8
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jbucknum - let us know if you come up to Salt Lake City. We can gather plenty of Camaro drivers to meet you out at Miller Motor Sports Park!
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:23 AM   #9
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#1 for sure, the rest I would definitely read/watch if they were interesting enough

What else might be good for a blog or video, is possibly describing/video taping some of the terms used when talking about performance vehicles and what it exactly means. For example, under-steer, really for the layman, it really does not mean anything other than a word used by some one that knows what they are talking about when pushing their cars. If you were to do a video on a car that under-steers and one that is setup correctly, people could understand what it really means.

That is all I could think of off the top of my head while working, but it all sounds good to me.
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:27 AM   #10
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1. How many of you would be interested in having me out to do some driver coaching at track day events? (I can ride in the right seat giving you driver tips and I can also give you hot laps showing you the proper way to drive a Camaro FAST!!!)
I would love that. I have no track day experience so I have a lot to learn. Just have to put my stock tires back on the rear.

2. How many of you would follow me if I did a video series on a blog that gives driving tips on and off race tracks?
I would check it.

3. How many of you would follow me if I did a video series on new after market Camaro products that I took to race tracks testing them and giving my feedback on how well they really perform?
I would check that out too. Been thinking about bushings and sway bars.

4. What other things would you be interested in me covering if I had a Camaro Performance Driving Blog/video?
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:27 AM   #11
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Thanks for responding everyone. When is that C5fest at Firebird going to be held?

Can you guys also give me your opionion on who are the top 3 after market performance parts for the Camaros?
Fest is april 15, 16.

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Old 11-18-2010, 01:00 PM   #12
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Thanks again you guys! Stay tuned for Camaro driving and performance tips BLOG!

I will deffinately make it down the the C5fest at Firebird in April.

Keep sending me ideas on what you would like to see me post on a blog about Camaros. Its great to hear everyones ideas!!!!

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Old 11-18-2010, 01:51 PM   #13
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Count me in ANYTIME (after I receive my new baby in production now!). As a former 10 year Ambulance Driver Trainer/Fleet Manager and paramedic, I thank you for initiating this. The cross section of people driving this wonderful vehicle is amazing. Youthful drivers to seniors (a 100 year old on Youtube with a new Camaro!!!), you can never have enough information to keep you safe. Sometimes it takes a bit more than common sense. That has to be combined with learned skill sets that someone like you can provide at a much higher level.

Thanks for stepping up. I know there are plenty of people in this Camaro community that would drool over the opportunity to have you sitting next to them as a coach.

Wishing you much much success over the next year! We want to see the Camaro win all events it enters!
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:12 PM   #14
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I'm interested, I consider myself a fair driver but I'd love to hit a road course next summer and give it a go with some knowledge and a greater understanding of the driving dynamics of my Camaro.
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:26 PM   #15
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Im game, would be cool to be there and participate
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:35 PM   #16
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Hey Everyone,

I am the Pro-Driver of the Sunoco Camaro #6 that races in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Challenge Sports Car Series. I would really like to start going to all types of Camaro gatherings around the country to share some DRIVING TIPS!

Here are the couple of questions I have for everyone.

1. How many of you would be interested in having me out to do some driver coaching at track day events? (I can ride in the right seat giving you driver tips and I can also give you hot laps showing you the proper way to drive a Camaro FAST!!!)
2. How many of you would follow me if I did a video series on a blog that gives driving tips on and off race tracks?
3. How many of you would follow me if I did a video series on new after market Camaro products that I took to race tracks testing them and giving my feedback on how well they really perform?
4. What other things would you be interested in me covering if I had a Camaro Performance Driving Blog/video?

Btw....I am still working on my 2011 racing plans! At this point it looks good I will be back in the #6 Sunoco Camaro racing in Grand-Am.

I am a huge, huge fan of the Camaro and I really want to share my knowledge on what I have learned about the Camaro as I have raced it and done most of the development work on the Camaro Race Car.

Cheers!
Jeff Bucknum
www.sunococamaromerchandise.com
Jeff, H-Town Camaro Club would be VERY interested in working with you!!
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:26 PM   #17
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Hey Everyone,

I am the Pro-Driver of the Sunoco Camaro #6 that races in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Challenge Sports Car Series. I would really like to start going to all types of Camaro gatherings around the country to share some DRIVING TIPS!

Here are the couple of questions I have for everyone.

1. How many of you would be interested in having me out to do some driver coaching at track day events? (I can ride in the right seat giving you driver tips and I can also give you hot laps showing you the proper way to drive a Camaro FAST!!!)
2. How many of you would follow me if I did a video series on a blog that gives driving tips on and off race tracks?
3. How many of you would follow me if I did a video series on new after market Camaro products that I took to race tracks testing them and giving my feedback on how well they really perform?
4. What other things would you be interested in me covering if I had a Camaro Performance Driving Blog/video?

Btw....I am still working on my 2011 racing plans! At this point it looks good I will be back in the #6 Sunoco Camaro racing in Grand-Am.

I am a huge, huge fan of the Camaro and I really want to share my knowledge on what I have learned about the Camaro as I have raced it and done most of the development work on the Camaro Race Car.

Cheers!
Jeff Bucknum
www.sunococamaromerchandise.com
Definately #2 and #3. As far as #1, well, I would love to do that but I live out in the middle of no where so sometimes the drive is a little much, but if it were in the summer, I would try.
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:39 PM   #18
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:18 PM   #19
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Hey Everyone,

I am the Pro-Driver of the Sunoco Camaro #6 that races in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Challenge Sports Car Series. I would really like to start going to all types of Camaro gatherings around the country to share some DRIVING TIPS!

Here are the couple of questions I have for everyone.

1. How many of you would be interested in having me out to do some driver coaching at track day events? (I can ride in the right seat giving you driver tips and I can also give you hot laps showing you the proper way to drive a Camaro FAST!!!)
2. How many of you would follow me if I did a video series on a blog that gives driving tips on and off race tracks?
3. How many of you would follow me if I did a video series on new after market Camaro products that I took to race tracks testing them and giving my feedback on how well they really perform?
4. What other things would you be interested in me covering if I had a Camaro Performance Driving Blog/video?

Btw....I am still working on my 2011 racing plans! At this point it looks good I will be back in the #6 Sunoco Camaro racing in Grand-Am.

I am a huge, huge fan of the Camaro and I really want to share my knowledge on what I have learned about the Camaro as I have raced it and done most of the development work on the Camaro Race Car.

Cheers!
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1. yes
2. yes
3. yes
4. some of the auto guys i see at burn out contest need some tips on gettin the tires to spin instead of running over the chauks.
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Rev matching the manual can be a hot topic... Like to hear your thoughts.

Power shifting thru the gears, or no lift shifting, would be a good topic for a pro to cover.

When brakes are not your friend in an emergency (ehh maybe save that for hands-on training)

How to merge safely..... traffic control..... driving in rain/snow/ice, or... what to do when you find yourself sideways

You might throw in a story or 2 about instances in your career when you puckered, or, what I like to call, "How I know there really is a God!"
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All of it sounds great! Im waiting to see more on the blogs.

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Hey Everyone,

I am the Pro-Driver of the Sunoco Camaro #6 that races in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Challenge Sports Car Series. I would really like to start going to all types of Camaro gatherings around the country to share some DRIVING TIPS!

Here are the couple of questions I have for everyone.

1. How many of you would be interested in having me out to do some driver coaching at track day events? (I can ride in the right seat giving you driver tips and I can also give you hot laps showing you the proper way to drive a Camaro FAST!!!)
2. How many of you would follow me if I did a video series on a blog that gives driving tips on and off race tracks?
3. How many of you would follow me if I did a video series on new after market Camaro products that I took to race tracks testing them and giving my feedback on how well they really perform?
4. What other things would you be interested in me covering if I had a Camaro Performance Driving Blog/video?

Btw....I am still working on my 2011 racing plans! At this point it looks good I will be back in the #6 Sunoco Camaro racing in Grand-Am.

I am a huge, huge fan of the Camaro and I really want to share my knowledge on what I have learned about the Camaro as I have raced it and done most of the development work on the Camaro Race Car.

Cheers!
Jeff Bucknum
www.sunococamaromerchandise.com
#1 unfortunately I could not take advantage of this
#2 definitely, especially putting track experience on the road (think defensive driving, adapting to weather conditions, etc., not street racing)
#3 Hell yes!
#4 pretty much anything that improves or compliments the performance of the car. Everyday drivers that double as track cars without killing the bank could be interesting
Just throwin out my $.02
Good luck with series!
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