Five Tips for Taking it to the Track 1
Moderation is the Key to Mods
A hot cam, the stickiest R-compound tires and the latest trick suspension pieces aren’t going to do anything for a track neophyte. And since classes are mostly defined by the level of track prep, you might just wind up modding yourself out of your class.
Plus, there’s a reason racing schools like Skip Barber put beginners on street tires. They talk more, they mask errors less, and their limits are lower—so going past them doesn't have such dire consequences. Corvettes are already faster and better handling than most of the other cars at any track event, so resist the temptation to go mod crazy. And always consult the rule book to see what's legal.
My buddy Kevin’s ’68 ‘vert was a great tool for learning and fun—even on its 15" street shoes. It ran solid and headache free all day long. That said...