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    '17 Grand Sport
  1. They are going to sell A LOT of these. I'll be buying one but hopefully I can wait a year or two for the track focused one (Grand Sport?). This kind of disrupts the whole sports car ecosystem.
  2. I found it useful to take advantage of my first cota track day. Really helpful to have reference points and know where the car should be positioned going out for the first time.
  3. Pete


    Ah, an R6, I've always been partial to 600's. God superbikes are a hoot but as I got older I didn't want to throw myself on the ground at high speeds. So I got an NSR50 and found out I didn't like throwing myself on the ground at slow speeds either. Cars aren't near the rush but still pretty fun. Before doing a member day I'd suggest doing a couple TDE events. I had a few bad bike habits that needed fixing.
  4. I plan to be out 6/2. Anyone know what direction they are running this weekend?
  5. My favorite street drive in the area is Brookshire/Cat Spring/New Ulm/Frelsburg/Fayetteville. Fayetteville used to have a good burger place in the town square that has lots of parking. Then head to Round Top/Burton/ and the south side of lake Somerville. From there you can take backroads south into Chappel Hill or north towards Navasota. If you head north then you have to hit up 3090 which is a fun twisty road. I used to ride this every weekend years back when I was into superbikes.
  6. I was on the short course once in 2000 for a California Superbike School event. Fast exit through turn 3 isn't rewarded in that config....nor is an inside pass going in. It was a drag race down the front straight, make a U-turn, run through some S's, make a U-turn, and drag race down the straight again. I'd sign up and run it though before passing final judgement.
  7. Pete

    F1 2019

    Nice, thanks for the reminder. Don't forget racing starts this Saturday with the Daytona Rolex 24, NBCSN is covering quite a bit of it. My big problem is finding a solution to watch MotoGP and World Superbike since Comcast dropped Bein Sports. Its not easy nowadays to be a two wheeled road racing fan.
  8. Styling aside, performance wise I don't think it's going to disappoint. GM is on a role making great handling sports cars from the Cadillac V's to the latest generation of Camaro's and Corvette's. This should also make an improved race platform for GTLM since the C7R is now the oldest design in the series. The C7R did win GTLM this year but it wasn't due to their speed.
  9. Wow, that is pretty cool. I've always thought Corvette should be a range of models and this address's going after the lost sales to Mclaren, Ferrari, and other exotic mid engine cars. I'm probably in the minority but I'd rather have a smaller, high revving, V8 but my last track toy was a 600cc superbike. So although a flat-plane option would be sweet a more budget build using the existing LT1 with a close ratio DCT could be a ton of fun. Especially if its a couple hundred pounds lighter.
  10. I just signed up for Sunday only. There are a LOT of openings still.
  11. No fire concerns on Sunday, sigh. But it was entertaining in the spectator area watching a white car (vaguely similar to the one in Clifton's avatar) audition for Gymkhana 10 in the morning.
  12. Just saw we'll be running in both directions which I think will be very cool. I love me some CW!
  13. Can't pass up an opportunity to get on the track in October. I just hope we run CW for a change. Is this the first time they have done one of these advanced events? Seems like a spur of the moment event.
  14. After looking at your avatar Mr Monkey, I think you were pitted right behind me? I had the yellow C7.
  15. The 1LE seems like the best track day Camaro, since, well, that was what it was designed for. BM73 has a good point about the V6-1LE version but if your starting from a ZL1 then the V8 might be a good compromise. I looked at them hard (1LE-V8) but due to lack of headroom and visibility I said F-it and bought a vette. It's not a daily driver for me though and a Camaro would probably be better at that. Get some 18" wheels and you can drop your tire cost a bunch. Then again if you want the supercharger and have the means then get it and enjoy it. The whole Camaro platform (excluding the rental car versions) is a bargain for what your getting.
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