Go Back  CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion > General Corvette Topics > Autocrossing & Roadracing
Reload this Page >

Set Sebring TT1 track record and won NASA East Coast Championships -Video inside

Notices
Autocrossing & Roadracing Suspension Setup for Track Corvettes, Camber/Caster Adjustments, R-Compound Tires, Race Slicks, Tips on Driving Technique, Events, Results
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Set Sebring TT1 track record and won NASA East Coast Championships -Video inside

 
Old 10-23-2017, 10:16 AM
  #1  
UrbanKnight
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Nov 2008
Location: Daytona Beach FL
Posts: 1,435
Received 36 Likes on 35 Posts
Default Set Sebring TT1 track record and won NASA East Coast Championships -Video inside

Had a heck of a weekend.

This weekend was the NASA East Coast National Championships at Sebring. I went down Friday morning. Had brake issues and a shudder in warm up. Changed pads and rotors Saturday, car still had a wobble, and brake pedal was soft. Only ran one warmup and one session Saturday, only pulled a 2:18.2, while last years national champ bested my record 2:15.4 from 3 weeks ago laying down a 2:15 flat. Got the car in the air, and discovered the front subframe had significantly loosened and lost one nut. Scrambling to find the nut, one racer who was wrecked out of his race, didn’t even hesitate and pulled his car out of his loaded trailer and pulled off the parts I needed (Terry Mathis, I am eternally grateful, you are a true gentleman ).

The team of Bob Brown and Ben Brown at XP Motorsports set to work getting car back together. We did a full brake bleed this morning, slapped on my A7’s and I took to grid for the first morning session at 9:20 am. I was in P2 grid position, but the TT1 leader did not run first session, so I was on pole. This was my golden opportunity to make it or break it. I decided I was “just gonna send it”. I warmed up the car hard on the outlap and I just sent it first lap. The result:
2:13.4, besting my previous best and track record of 2:15.4

This held and I am now the NASA East Coast TT1 champion.
Car was impounded, weighed and dynoed, and passed with flying colors(actually 70#’s over legal weight!)
I can not adequately express the gratitude I have for Bob and Ben at XP for all their work in keeping this car together and allowing me the privilege to showcase their work out there.

Today was a good day, and proof that it only takes one lap!


Last edited by UrbanKnight; 10-27-2017 at 11:01 AM.
UrbanKnight is offline  
Old 10-23-2017, 11:18 AM
  #2  
BEZ06
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
BEZ06's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2005
Location: Daytona Beach FL
Posts: 10,915
Received 767 Likes on 552 Posts
Default

Holy Keerap!!!!!! That's FANTASTIC!!!!

Mucho congrats!!!!

.
BEZ06 is offline  
Old 10-23-2017, 01:49 PM
  #3  
Olitho
CF Senior Member
 
Olitho's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2004
Location: California
Posts: 4,916
Received 138 Likes on 98 Posts
Default

Nice work and congrats on some good driving. Kudos to your helpers in the paddock, too.

PS. I tried to watch the video, but it would not load.

Last edited by Olitho; 10-23-2017 at 01:49 PM.
Olitho is offline  
The following users liked this post:
UrbanKnight (10-23-2017)
Old 10-23-2017, 02:44 PM
  #4  
topmover
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Member Since: Jun 2009
Location: St Pete Beach Florida
Posts: 405
Received 19 Likes on 17 Posts
Default

As I told you in private, congrats..... really great job and you beat one of the best in our little world. I just watched the video, you and the car were really smooth and locked in. Joe
topmover is offline  
The following users liked this post:
UrbanKnight (10-23-2017)
Old 10-23-2017, 03:47 PM
  #5  
Scooter70
CF Senior Member
 
Scooter70's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2001
Location: The Motor City
Posts: 5,046
Received 90 Likes on 70 Posts
Default

Congrats on the win.

Here's the video for those who can't see it in the OP.

Scooter70 is offline  
The following 4 users liked this post by Scooter70:
63Corvette (11-05-2017), c5golfguy (10-23-2017), Suns_PSD (10-25-2017), UrbanKnight (10-23-2017)
Old 10-23-2017, 03:48 PM
  #6  
fatbillybob
CF Senior Member
 
fatbillybob's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,977
Received 116 Likes on 89 Posts
Default

Congrats and great story. Kudos to Terry M. Too! My most fun times racing were back in the old scca T1 days when a bunch of us ran c5 corvettes and everyone worked together to make sure everyone made it to the grid.
fatbillybob is offline  
The following users liked this post:
UrbanKnight (10-23-2017)
Old 10-23-2017, 04:17 PM
  #7  
zrracer
CF Senior Member
 
zrracer's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2001
Location: palm harbor/murphy Fl/NC
Posts: 1,615
Received 58 Likes on 56 Posts
C6 of Year Finalist (performance mods) 2019
St. Jude Donor '11, '14
Default

Great lap !
zrracer is offline  
The following users liked this post:
UrbanKnight (10-23-2017)
Old 10-23-2017, 10:23 PM
  #8  
brkntrxn
CF Senior Member
 
brkntrxn's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2009
Location: Mooresville NC
Posts: 1,922
Received 46 Likes on 38 Posts
Default

Great to meet you this weekend and congrats on the flyer lap. It was good to see Joe's car back out on track.

Last edited by brkntrxn; 10-23-2017 at 10:23 PM.
brkntrxn is offline  
The following users liked this post:
UrbanKnight (10-24-2017)
Old 10-24-2017, 06:28 AM
  #9  
UrbanKnight
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Nov 2008
Location: Daytona Beach FL
Posts: 1,435
Received 36 Likes on 35 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by brkntrxn View Post
Great to meet you this weekend and congrats on the flyer lap. It was good to see Joe's car back out on track.
you to Kevin. Congrats on your lap and win as well!
UrbanKnight is offline  
Old 10-24-2017, 10:43 AM
  #10  
STANG KILLA SS
CF Senior Member
 
STANG KILLA SS's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2016
Location: Killeen Texas
Posts: 3,123
Received 176 Likes on 143 Posts
Default

that first lap is always the fastest, before the car gets warm and starts pulling timing.

all my PB fastest laps are on the first hot lap after 1 warm up lap as well.
STANG KILLA SS is offline  
Old 10-24-2017, 10:52 AM
  #11  
OregonMike
CF Senior Member
 
OregonMike's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2017
Location: Eugene Oregon
Posts: 596
Received 63 Likes on 55 Posts
Default

Congrats
OregonMike is offline  
Old 10-24-2017, 09:58 PM
  #12  
2Laidback
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Nov 2005
Location: Riverview FL
Posts: 143
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Damnit man! That was awesome to watch! I only have to come up with 16 seconds to tie you!!! LOL
Jon
2Laidback is offline  
The following users liked this post:
UrbanKnight (10-25-2017)
Old 10-25-2017, 10:28 PM
  #13  
wwx8989
CF Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2013
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 86
Received 12 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

Congrats! Thats a flying lap around Sebring! I wish I could get to 2:20
wwx8989 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
UrbanKnight (11-06-2017)
Old 10-25-2017, 10:31 PM
  #14  
dmaxx3500
CF Senior Member
 
dmaxx3500's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2008
Location: chicago
Posts: 25,657
Received 584 Likes on 440 Posts
Default

cool track,great job

I got a ride around there in a real ''greenwood'' corvette 20+ years ago,scary fast
dmaxx3500 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
UrbanKnight (11-06-2017)
Old 11-05-2017, 12:16 AM
  #15  
had3nuf
CF Member
 
had3nuf's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2011
Posts: 57
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

Congrats Brian
had3nuf is offline  
The following users liked this post:
UrbanKnight (11-06-2017)
Old 11-05-2017, 02:19 PM
  #16  
DunlevysZ
CF Senior Member
 
DunlevysZ's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2017
Location: Huntinton Beach CA
Posts: 245
Received 39 Likes on 23 Posts
Default

Great driving! Love the hands off the wheel "belt check" at 135...gawd is Sebring bumpy....
DunlevysZ is offline  
The following users liked this post:
UrbanKnight (11-06-2017)
Old 11-05-2017, 02:40 PM
  #17  
63Corvette
CF Senior Member
 
63Corvette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2001
Location: Granbury Texas
Posts: 9,557
Received 252 Likes on 177 Posts
Default

2:13.4, Damn THAT'S QUICK!!!
63Corvette is offline  
The following users liked this post:
UrbanKnight (11-06-2017)
Old 11-05-2017, 04:18 PM
  #18  
UrbanKnight
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Nov 2008
Location: Daytona Beach FL
Posts: 1,435
Received 36 Likes on 35 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by DunlevysZ View Post
Great driving! Love the hands off the wheel "belt check" at 135...gawd is Sebring bumpy....

Lol. I laugh that I did that in the back stretch both laps. Guess that’s the “smoothest” part of Sebring....
UrbanKnight is offline  
Old 11-06-2017, 09:21 AM
  #19  
myles930
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: May 2007
Location: New Orleans Louisiana
Posts: 287
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Beautiful LAP! 110% committed!
myles930 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
UrbanKnight (11-06-2017)
Old 11-06-2017, 07:55 PM
  #20  
spearfish25
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2016
Location: Naples FL
Posts: 2,970
Received 602 Likes on 419 Posts
Default

that is a freaking ridiculous lap time. awesome job! That car just grips, no drama in that lap at all.
spearfish25 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Set Sebring TT1 track record and won NASA East Coast Championships -Video inside


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: