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02-22-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,669
Posted By redtopz

Thank you sir! I had a zr1 tranny built a couple...

Thank you sir! I had a zr1 tranny built a couple years ago but it never shifted right so I'm still on my stock T56 with C5 gears 1-4 and C5z gears for 5/6. Clutch is a quartermaster optimum v and my...
02-16-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,072
Posted By redtopz

I use SRF and rarely bleed my brakes. Maybe once...

I use SRF and rarely bleed my brakes. Maybe once or twice a year? Here is an analysis a friend did on brake fluids, I don't think she would mind me sharing here. Her results show exactly what I have...
02-14-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,669
Posted By redtopz

Billy Johnson has a good guide to ACS. ...

Billy Johnson has a good guide to ACS.

http://www.motoiq.com/MagazineArticles/ID/1387/Fast-Lap-With-Billy-Johnson--Auto-Club-Speedway-Roval-Video-Inside.aspx

Nice laps in some stock C5Z's by...
10-19-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,202
Posted By redtopz

What? Two spec corvette classes in CA and they...

What? Two spec corvette classes in CA and they are running different rules and parts? Sounds like a good recipe for failure. Spec miata is successful because the rules and parts are consistent among...
06-23-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,912
Posted By redtopz

Year, model, trim: 1999 C5 GT2/ST2/TA3 race car ...

Year, model, trim: 1999 C5 GT2/ST2/TA3 race car
Front BBK: Front CP9660/355mm Radi-CAL, introduced 2015, part#13.01.10025
Front Wheel: Forgestar 18x11, 7.75" backspace no spacers
Rear BBK: Rear...
05-01-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 992
Posted By redtopz

Yes, Randy Pobst calls that the corvette flop :D....

Yes, Randy Pobst calls that the corvette flop :D. Not good for braking or corner entry. Stiffer front springs, sway bars, and more shock rebound in back will help.
02-07-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,506
Posted By redtopz

Yeah, checking tire pressures and torquing lug...

Yeah, checking tire pressures and torquing lug nuts at the track is one thing. But a paying customer should not have to inspect and correct negligent brake installs from a pro shop. Come on guys,...
01-02-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By redtopz

The problem is the inherent conflict due to the...

The problem is the inherent conflict due to the location of the race track within a county park and it's multi-use objectives. From their website:

"Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is situated within the...
11-14-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,488
Posted By redtopz

That's an interesting idea doing a simulator...

That's an interesting idea doing a simulator while exercising. Would definitely make the treadmill or stationary bike more fun! I'm sure it couldn't hurt. Here are a couple thoughts on the matter....
06-23-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,488
Posted By redtopz

Now for the big event, the Sunday ST1 race. I had...

Now for the big event, the Sunday ST1 race. I had to start in the back since I missed qualifying. I had a very nice start and after one lap moved up 3 positions. Then it was a battle after a full...
06-23-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,488
Posted By redtopz

I signed up last minute for my first NASA event...

I signed up last minute for my first NASA event of the year. Went to Buttonwillow and tried some new things. Raced ST3 on Saturday and then ST1 on Sunday. Now that we can tune my throttle body, it's...
05-19-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,486
Posted By redtopz

I try to avoid these threads because they tend to...

I try to avoid these threads because they tend to pop up every year or two and it's always the same thing. Everyone simply claims the guy they take their car to is the "best". That's natural. As most...
04-24-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,701
Posted By redtopz

Not sure if this thread is serious or a troll,...

Not sure if this thread is serious or a troll, but if it's real then I would stop with the mods. That cage would be a big mistake and so would the supercharger and aero. If you want a rollbar I would...
04-17-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,488
Posted By redtopz

Finally, the big 35 minute race was here. I was...

Finally, the big 35 minute race was here. I was so ready to get this one over with and head home by this time. I had been there 4 days by myself since none of the vette guys showed up, my friend that...
04-17-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,488
Posted By redtopz

The way they structured the weekend, we had 2...

The way they structured the weekend, we had 2 qual sessions per race. Sat afternoon the weather was pretty good and Sunday was anyone's guess so I knew I had to try to get a fast lap. I stayed on my...
04-12-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,488
Posted By redtopz

After qualifying the weather started turning grey...

After qualifying the weather started turning grey and misty. I think it sprinkled a little off and on. It actually reminded me of the afternoon last year at WSIR when it was lightly raining before...
04-08-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,233
Posted By redtopz

Yes karting is a great way to learn this....

Yes karting is a great way to learn this. Probably the best way, but it will still be hard to transfer what you do in a kart to a corvette. I know what you're going through because I only started...
04-04-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,233
Posted By redtopz

There's a difference between hoosier slicks and...

There's a difference between hoosier slicks and A6/R6/A7/R7's. The latter are DOT tires that most of us race on. They are very predictable and easy to drive at the limit. Unlike some slicks, they do...
02-08-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 143,991
Posted By redtopz

Sounds like you have air in the system. One...

Sounds like you have air in the system. One thing's for sure, it's not the Castrol SRF. That's the best stuff you can get.



Try Hawk 70 front and 60 rear. There are many other pads, but Oli,...
12-05-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 57,249
Posted By redtopz

Laguna Seca is right off the Pacific coast. It's...

Laguna Seca is right off the Pacific coast. It's pretty much in the 60's there everyday. A cold day would be 50's. Tire temps won't be an excuse.
10-01-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 54,798
Posted By redtopz

What's the problem? He was still faster than most...

What's the problem? He was still faster than most guys even down 300 hp.:hide: And on the bright side, here's your chance to go out and show your girlfriend how you can turn faster laps than a pro...
09-29-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,833
Posted By redtopz

Congrats! :cheers:

Congrats! :cheers:
09-15-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,990
Posted By redtopz

Thunderhill vids, tips, questions, stories

With the big HOD/Abel Chevrolet Hooked On Corvettes track day coming up I thought it would be fun to start a thread about Thunderhill with some videos and advice for corvette drivers getting around...
09-15-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By redtopz

Nice reports, looking forward to seeing more! We...

Nice reports, looking forward to seeing more! We had a great time at the Laguna Seca nationals this year. Lots of cars, great weather, great track, and of course great group of people. :thumbs: ...
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