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Old 06-20-2010, 06:45 PM   #1
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#6 Sunoco Camaro in-car video from Watkins Glen.

As featured on CAMARO5 HOMEPAGE.


Watkins Glen was another up and down weekend, but every day is a school day and all the experiences now will make us stronger in the future! I usually don't like to post my in-car videos, but I think the purity of the fans here deserve it! To save my fingers I'll just repost the descriptions from YouTube.



Chapter 1: Start of the CTSCC race at the Glen in the Stevenson Motorsport Sunoco Camaro. Right off the bat I hit a fellow competitor when (I assume) he mis-shifted-- there is no way I should be able to hit him that hard without something like that happening. Moments later, another M3 spun in front of me. As I slowed (not taking any chances), I get hit from behind quite hard. I drop down the order, once again, and start playing catchup! Car had slightly misaligned suspension but was good enough to make some passes, though I gave some up, not willing to take too many risks.



Chapter 2: Just starting to get into the thick of the ST traffic. Minor damage to the alignment of the car from the start of the race didn't seem to hinder the mighty Sunoco Camaro too much. My goal, as always, was just to keep out of trouble, make as many places up as possible, and give Jeff a good, clean car. Despite avoiding most gambles in traffic, I still was hit quite hard right on the left rear wheel (6:55) by an ST Mazda MX5. This caused some really odd handling issues that existed til the rest of the race.



Chapter 3: Toward the end of my stint, the tires and alignment issues were definitely hurting the performance of the big Camaro. I still got to have some fun fighting through traffic, though! I tried my best not to take too many risks and just play strategically. The Sunoco Camaro worked very well considering all its battle damage!
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:00 PM   #2
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:02 PM   #3
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Matt THANK you SO much. This is such cool stuff. Man, I can't tell you how jacked I am to have you on Camaro5.com.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:08 PM   #4
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Matt, that footage is amazing. That straightaway HP is bad ass!!!!
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:09 PM   #5
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Very glad to be here! Enjoy the videos!
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:14 PM   #6
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Thanks Matt, the vids were awesome! I definetly want to come see you guys race. We will be behind you 100%. Keep in touch with the race schedule and where you will be.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:18 PM   #7
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Thanks Matt, the vids were awesome! I definetly want to come see you guys race. We will be behind you 100%. Keep in touch with the race schedule and where you will be.
Here's the 2010 Schedule:

http://www.grand-am.com/schedule/ind...es=k&cat_id=91
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:20 PM   #8
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Will do! It's always fun to meet fans face to face and get to know them more personally. Next race is at New Jersey Motorsport Park, July 16-17. The Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT.R Rolex GT cars will be racing next in Daytona, July 2-3.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:21 PM   #9
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Here's a little love to car #9 too!!!
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Very glad to be here! Enjoy the videos!



'be still, my heart'.....thank you so much for keeping your fans in the racing action!!!...
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:12 PM   #11
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The #9 did GREAT at Mid-Ohio but found their own bad luck! I'm sure I could convince them to give me some of their in-car footage as well. Keep posted, I'll keep sending up some video as soon as I get it.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:09 PM   #12
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remember... If you ain't first, you're last.

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Old 06-20-2010, 10:45 PM   #13
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This is fantastic, thank you so much for taking the time to post here. I love watching GT racing because they are cars that I can buy and drive. My Civic Si dominates it's class the past couple of years, and by the time I get a Camaro, I hope to see you guys win your class!

I could watch these in-car videos all day, the skill you folks have is just humbling to wannabe racers like me.
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:42 PM   #14
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Those videos are absolutely fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing these!!!

The car looks and sounds strong. Looks like the handling is solid and predictable; I noticed you were able to go deeper into the corners without drama compared to the cars ahead of you. The Mustangs and Porsches in particular looked twitchy in the back while your car was tracking it very well. Up until that guy hit you when I could see the back of the car behaving squirrelly, you looked very solid and even after he hit you it was still impressive! This car definitely has the beans to win!

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Old 06-20-2010, 11:56 PM   #15
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Epic win! Thanks for sharing and we got your back when you race and will be rooting you on.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:42 AM   #16
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Wow! That is one powerful machine! It kept eating up all those other cars, especially the mustangs and beemers.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:03 AM   #17
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:38 AM   #18
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Matt, I had the fortune to meet you and the team in the garage on Saturday at Mid-Ohio as part of the Camaro5 team you hosted for the tour and meet/greet. I then watched you race from the pole and battlle the #61 Mustang. It was a great day!!

The #6 Camaro looked like a war machine out there and on these in-car videos - chewing everything up that gets in the way. Too bad about the front sway bar. I could see where you had trouble keeping the car settled and on the line you wanted but you never gave in!

You and the team are so gratious and open to your fans. I am so appretiative for the opportunity for the interaction and the great day of racing. Go get 'em - that win is right there in front of you for the taking.
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:48 AM   #19
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Oh - I forgot to add while in the garage we got a full , up close look at the #6. These are amazingly stock for being full race cars. For all my fellow LS3 drivers out there - in these videos you are seeing and hearing a basically stock engine (including stock air box with baffles) and drivetrain (same stock gear ratios in the Tremec) through srtaight pipes to the rear bumper. Plus by the rules thay have to use a sizable restrictor plate on the front of the throttle body. Just imagine the results if that poor air starved LS3 could be allowed to fill its lungs!
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:59 AM   #20
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:52 PM   #21
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the videos are great!! Please, keep them coming!!!
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:48 PM   #22
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no doubt, these are fun as hell to watch. I'd watch alot more of these types of races if they featured in car cams like this. great driving btw.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:53 PM   #23
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:04 PM   #24
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:45 PM   #25
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Oh man.. this rocks! Thinking about seeing you guys in Salt Lake...
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