Notices
C7 Z06 Discussion General Z06 Corvette Discussion, LT4 Corvette Technical Info, Performance Upgrades, Suspension Setup for Street or Track
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Chasing Viper ACR at Watkins Glen

 
Old 07-11-2019, 11:36 PM
  #21  
Racingswh
CF Senior Member
 
Racingswh's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2009
Location: Chalfont PA
Posts: 1,884
Received 245 Likes on 192 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Bigg Slimm View Post
Ralph Gilles was there with his ACR.

The advanced run group didnt have much traffic..
Ralph is a decent driver from what I have seen. I've heard that he runs with Chin quite often.

If that didn't seem like much traffic to you I think you're really going to enjoy the September event because I am guessing you will get some truly clean laps with fewer slow cars clogging up the track. 2 flat is definitely in the cards for you. Good luck and have fun!
Racingswh is online now  
Old 07-12-2019, 11:27 AM
  #22  
SLEEKVET
CF Senior Member
 
SLEEKVET's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2016
Location: N. San Diego-Fallbrook California
Posts: 603
Received 149 Likes on 127 Posts
Default

Awesome, Exciting video - well done. Fantastic driving !!!
SLEEKVET is online now  
Old 07-13-2019, 03:32 AM
  #23  
Bill Dearborn
Tech Contributor
 
Bill Dearborn's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 1999
Location: Charlotte (formerly Endicott, NY) NC
Posts: 33,464
Received 3,773 Likes on 2,492 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Bigg Slimm View Post
Again, thanks everyone.

Bill, I only have stage 1 aero, my c7z is a base 1lz.

I plan to go back to Watkins Glen during labor day with Chin. With cooler temps, no passenger, more committment up the esses, turn 10 and 11 I'm hoping for a 2.00.

I will definitely try using 4th thru the bus stop and turn 6. I'm sure it will help getting back to throttle sooner based on the reasons you mentioned.

This track is becoming one of my favorites.
Didn't mean to imply using 4th through 6. I run 4th through the bus stop, around the carousel and down the chute downshifting to 3rd in the braking zone for 6.

I have been suspecting the Stage 3 Aero has been killing me at speeds above 140. Car is totally stock except for GMPP Secondary radiator and AP Racing brakes front and rear.

Bill
Bill Dearborn is offline  
Old 07-13-2019, 09:10 AM
  #24  
Pacembellum
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 1,688
Received 274 Likes on 213 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Bill Dearborn View Post
Didn't mean to imply using 4th through 6. I run 4th through the bus stop, around the carousel and down the chute downshifting to 3rd in the braking zone for 6.

I have been suspecting the Stage 3 Aero has been killing me at speeds above 140. Car is totally stock except for GMPP Secondary radiator and AP Racing brakes front and rear.

Bill
Could try pushing the stage 3 to its lowest rear spoiler setting or pulling it off for a few runs and play around. X pipe is very cheap and easy to change (especially for someone like you if I remember you even do your own alignments) will free up some ponies approx 20hp if going by dyno runs from LHT performance on YouTube. Idk what 20hp means top speed wise but that’s like 1/4 of the zr1 difference
Pacembellum is offline  
Old 07-13-2019, 09:40 AM
  #25  
Zjoe6
CF Senior Member
 
Zjoe6's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2015
Location: West Bend, WI
Posts: 2,885
Received 759 Likes on 564 Posts
Default

Hauling *** for sure. Cool vid.
Zjoe6 is offline  
Old 07-13-2019, 01:46 PM
  #26  
Bigg Slimm
CF Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Oct 2013
Posts: 88
Likes: 0
Received 42 Likes on 23 Posts
Default

Thanks to all for the kind words.

Yes, Bill, the stage 3 is not kind to your mph at speeds above 140. There is a huge difference in speed on the straights between stage 1 and stage 3, however stage 3 should help you get around corners better.
Bigg Slimm is offline  
Old 07-13-2019, 08:11 PM
  #27  
stevebullard
CF Member
 
Member Since: Oct 2014
Location: Oswego, NY
Posts: 61
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Nice,

I live close, How do I get to do that with you guys?

Steve
stevebullard is offline  
Old 07-13-2019, 08:17 PM
  #28  
Pacembellum
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 1,688
Received 274 Likes on 213 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by stevebullard View Post
Nice,

I live close, How do I get to do that with you guys?

Steve
We’ve got a new guy! Ahhhh i love it. I remember my first track day well.
Pacembellum is offline  
The following users liked this post:
Basil2000 (07-13-2019)
Old 07-13-2019, 08:35 PM
  #29  
stevebullard
CF Member
 
Member Since: Oct 2014
Location: Oswego, NY
Posts: 61
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

How do you join this club? Normal street cars ok?
stevebullard is offline  
Old 07-13-2019, 08:42 PM
  #30  
Basil2000
CF Senior Member
 
Basil2000's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2013
Location: pembroke ma
Posts: 744
Received 155 Likes on 126 Posts
Default

Steve, if you knew what’s good for you, you would run away. Do you know what it is like hoarding brake pads and tires? It started out innocent enough. Drive to the track, do some sessions and then drive home. All of a sudden you need to have a trailer with 2 sets of wheels and extra brake pads.
Basil2000 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
gixerking (07-13-2019)
Old 07-13-2019, 09:25 PM
  #31  
gixerking
Junior Member
 
Member Since: May 2019
Posts: 8
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Basil2000 View Post
Steve, if you knew what’s good for you, you would run away. Do you know what it is like hoarding brake pads and tires? It started out innocent enough. Drive to the track, do some sessions and then drive home. All of a sudden you need to have a trailer with 2 sets of wheels and extra brake pads.

It’s bad enough with motorcycles...

great vid! 👍
gixerking is offline  
Old 07-13-2019, 11:01 PM
  #32  
Pacembellum
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 1,688
Received 274 Likes on 213 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Basil2000 View Post
Steve, if you knew what’s good for you, you would run away. Do you know what it is like hoarding brake pads and tires? It started out innocent enough. Drive to the track, do some sessions and then drive home. All of a sudden you need to have a trailer with 2 sets of wheels and extra brake pads.
Exactly why my basement has two spare sets of tires and I’m trailer shopping 😭😭 I love it though
Pacembellum is offline  
Old 07-14-2019, 08:42 AM
  #33  
Bigg Slimm
CF Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Oct 2013
Posts: 88
Likes: 0
Received 42 Likes on 23 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Basil2000 View Post
Steve, if you knew what’s good for you, you would run away. Do you know what it is like hoarding brake pads and tires? It started out innocent enough. Drive to the track, do some sessions and then drive home. All of a sudden you need to have a trailer with 2 sets of wheels and extra brake pads.
Steve, take Basil's advice. 🤪

Just kidding. Here are a few websites you can use to search for HPDE events in your area.

motosportsreg.com
Chin track days
Clubregistration.net
Bigg Slimm is offline  
Old 07-14-2019, 08:43 AM
  #34  
Bigg Slimm
CF Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Oct 2013
Posts: 88
Likes: 0
Received 42 Likes on 23 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by stevebullard View Post
How do you join this club? Normal street cars ok?
Yes, normal street cars are ok with a little track prep.
Bigg Slimm is offline  
Old 07-15-2019, 09:24 AM
  #35  
Zjoe6
CF Senior Member
 
Zjoe6's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2015
Location: West Bend, WI
Posts: 2,885
Received 759 Likes on 564 Posts
Default

Just watching this video will get you hooked.
Zjoe6 is offline  
Old 07-15-2019, 10:00 AM
  #36  
msdunkel
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Jul 2019
Posts: 12
Received 6 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

How much is track insurance setting you guys back?

EDIT: BTW, sweet video. I'm in the hunt for a new car and have my choices narrowed down pretty far. Every time I see one of these I lean just a wee bit towards the Chevy!

Last edited by msdunkel; 07-15-2019 at 10:20 AM.
msdunkel is offline  
Old 07-15-2019, 10:03 AM
  #37  
Pacembellum
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 1,688
Received 274 Likes on 213 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by msdunkel View Post
How much is track insurance setting you guys back?
$300-450 a day or weekend try “on track” they had the best rates for me. I’ve used Lockton and hagerty before. Some have discounts for different “schools” or track day operators.
Pacembellum is offline  
The following users liked this post:
msdunkel (07-15-2019)
Old 07-15-2019, 12:33 PM
  #38  
DGA3
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Dec 2017
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 457
Received 74 Likes on 64 Posts
Default

Just watched that for the first time.

Man, that looks like a lot of fun.

Good job.
DGA3 is offline  
Old 07-15-2019, 05:20 PM
  #39  
tripz
CF Senior Member
 
tripz's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2005
Posts: 261
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

Nice job driving and thanks for sharing. Do you only have 2 track days and allowed to run in the Advanced group? You seemed to drive the line very well

I tried lowering the wickerbill w Stage 3 and it was actually slower compared to fully up. That stage 1 definitely helping on the straights.
tripz is offline  
Old 07-15-2019, 06:14 PM
  #40  
Bigg Slimm
CF Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Oct 2013
Posts: 88
Likes: 0
Received 42 Likes on 23 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by tripz View Post
Nice job driving and thanks for sharing. Do you only have 2 track days and allowed to run in the Advanced group? You seemed to drive the line very well

I tried lowering the wickerbill w Stage 3 and it was actually slower compared to fully up. That stage 1 definitely helping on the straights.
Thanks. No, I have more track days than I care to count. I'm actually an instructor. This was my second event at Watkins Glen. I've been to several different tracks.
Bigg Slimm is offline  
The following users liked this post:
tripz (07-18-2019)

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Chasing Viper ACR at Watkins Glen


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: