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Back from Thunderhill raceway (east) , new personal best! 2:02.6

 
Old 02-11-2019, 02:18 AM
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2017 Z06 M7
DSC controller
BMS filter
borla x pipe
stage 3 aero with center wing in lowest position
DSC street/track alignment
cup 2 tires
st43 pads

Did my first track day of the season out at Thunderhill running the east track with bypass. Only had 3 hours sleep and the cold temps had me cautious in the first two sessions. I dropped one tire off track on an out lap once. the temperatures were very cold. It was 32 to 33į on the drive up and we started the morning around 38į air temp the first two sessions it really took a lot of time to get heat into the tires but wow the supercharger loves the cold air. Never felt it pull like that. was really pulling strongly traction control was kicking in on my 3-4 shift for the first time showing me down so I smoothed out my shift.

Even set my check airbag light off and got an onstar warming. Such a great car. Lots to learn on settling the car before turning on off camber turns and trusting the massive cup 2 potential. Had never ran cup 2ís before but I loved it.

This was my fourth day on this track and I dropped 5 seconds off my personal best from prior so Iím sitting at 2:02.6 now. Iím still overslowing most turns and then using too much throttle so Iím harder on the rear tires and slower than I should be but making improvements. I ran cup 2 tires are a great match for the ST43 raybestos pads compared to super sports. a buddy of mine (also forum member but Iíll let him point himself out if he wants) was also there with a z06 on super sports and stock pads and we were right on each otherís tails til he took a good pass on a slow car. I could brake a lot later than he could so I would catch him in braking zones. Heís a good driver and has a lot of track experience. I had the advantage of better tires and brakes. He was in an auto and it couldnít pull away from me at all on the straights in fact if I had felt comfortable making a pass that would have been a great time for it. I focused on two corners one and 8 and really improved my entry speed on both.



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Congrats, sounds like you had a decent time out there!!
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Oh does anyone have an extra passenger side splitter extension, I broke mine on a stray cone
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