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    '17 Grand Sport

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  1. That's awesome. I went to the race a few years ago when it was held late in the day and into the night time which was super cool to watch the cars run in the dark. Not sure if that schedule would work well in February though. I'd really like to get to check out the new C8R but I think they may be only running IMSA.
  2. You hosting one 10/22? I think I might be in the area and I'm a big fan of a cocktail and a cigar.
  3. Holy high expectations! Call me arrogant but if its on BFG Mud-Terrains, with '87 original brake fluid, AND running 4x4 Low........I think I could clear it by a couple tenths. Probably have to downshift out of 7th gear at some point though which is annoying. On a serious note, after hearing about the 5.5L, FLAT PLANE CRANK, normally aspirated, FLAT PLANE CRANK, C8R, with the FLAT PLANE CRANK, I've lost all interest in the LT2 C8. I now want one of those FLAT PLANE CRANK thingys, which will help push out a poor financial decision a couple years......hopefully.
  4. But but but.....it's not.......yellow. Sigh. ☹️
  5. I was using the missing canopies as an excuse for not becoming a member. It is nice to see some basic maintenance finally getting done. Guess I'm now in search of a new excuse.....
  6. Pete


    I just added a bottle to my brake pad order from KNS Brakes for $71. I used to get it from Amazon for $60 but noticed the price went up to $90.
  7. Especially the manuals. Being the owner of the last manual version of the car, I won't be selling or trading in my C7 GS when I get a C8.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. I plan to be out 6/2. Anyone know what direction they are running this weekend?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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