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Track Day at Laguna Seca tomorrow

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Don’t post on here much, but since this is clearly not a boating only site which is why we are all here. Figured I’d share something to do with speed on a real race track. Have a full day at Laguna Seca tomorrow.
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Very cool! Do you have to be under a certain sound limit?
 

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It’s a ZL1-1LE
For those of us that don't speak modern, is that a Powerplant and suspension combo?

There's a retired CHP guy that lives up here with a road race type of Camaro. It's still a street car, but full cage and flat gets with it when he hammers it.
 

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Are you changing exhaust setups based on the sound requirement that day or???
 

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Care weighs 3,820 dry. The other difference between ZLE and regular 1LE is the suspension which the ZLE sits on DSSV Dampers. All I know is a lot of our 1 ton trucks ride nicer. This thing is a dump truck on pulpit roads.

can read more here

plus the ZLE can adjust front camber to set negative Camber for the track. Which is huge. I went through a right front tire in the one day i
Didn’t have it adjusted. And
Not to mention the better performance
 
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Are you changing exhaust setups based on the sound requirement that day or???
Great question. I have done other 103db days at the likes of Thunderhill and Sonoma but it’s where the sound tower is located. In Lagunas case it’s on an uphill part between turn 5 & 6 and normally I would want to be flat out in 3rd gear there.

so I think I’ll try it, see if I get poped with a warnig and then probably short shifting to 4th. If that don’t work then we all normally just lift right at the tower.
 

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I love that track. Its so much fun. What times did you run. Its amazing how well all these new cars perform stock from the factory
 

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Great question. I have done other 103db days at the likes of Thunderhill and Sonoma but it’s where the sound tower is located. In Lagunas case it’s on an uphill part between turn 5 & 6 and normally I would want to be flat out in 3rd gear there.

so I think I’ll try it, see if I get poped with a warnig and then probably short shifting to 4th. If that don’t work then we all normally just lift right at the tower.

Do you find the cooling / intercooling system adequate for sustained "Boosted" track use ?
 

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Nice! What kind of times are you running on auto club?

An old friend of mine that used to do Camaro performer magazine just pick up the exact car as yours after he sold his 69 Camaro.
 

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Care weighs 3,820 dry. The other difference between ZLE and regular 1LE is the suspension which the ZLE sits on DSSV Dampers. All I know is a lot of our 1 ton trucks ride nicer. This thing is a dump truck on pulpit roads.

can read more here

plus the ZLE can adjust front camber to set negative Camber for the track. Which is huge. I went through a right front tire in the one day i
Didn’t have it adjusted. And
Not to mention the better performance
Interesting, did not know that, so basically your always in track mode. I need to head to chuckwalla soon, only have 850 miles on mine in almost two years :) You get the 6 or the 10 speed auto? I ordered mine with the manual, just something about shifting gears, even though it’s slower it just feels faster.
 

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I love that track. I have not been back to Laguna (Mazda) since I sold my Vette. I will be back some day.

Have fun.

That track and Sonoma are in my backyard. I have done them both a bunch of times
 

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I have the 6 speed. I’m running with Exclusive track days.
Ran a 1:53 at Auto club. Tried the Toyo R888R and did not like them. Now I’m back to the Goodyear’s.
Only been to Laguna once and ran a 1:42. We will see today.
It was cool when I went to Fontana. My good buddies Tony from DCB and Josh from Teague came and watched.
 

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went to the superbike there once at laguna,got to take a lap on my then suzuki gs 1150 es.the corkscew was freaking crazy !


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I have the 6 speed. I’m running with Exclusive track days.
Ran a 1:53 at Auto club. Tried the Toyo R888R and did not like them. Now I’m back to the Goodyear’s.
Only been to Laguna once and ran a 1:42. We will see today.
It was cool when I went to Fontana. My good buddies Tony from DCB and Josh from Teague came and watched.

Cool. What kind of speeds where you seeing on the roval? My fastest was a 1:40.8 and the track is slower this year due to them letting maintenance go on it. I believe I got up to 143 mph on the roval.

 

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Cool. What kind of speeds where you seeing on the roval? My fastest was a 1:40.8 and the track is slower this year due to them letting maintenance go on it. I believe I got up to 143 mph on the roval.

Ya I thought the track had slowed down to. And the reason makes sense. I was dirt tracking on the final infield turn before going back up on the big track. I saw 156 mph
 

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I will do Buttonwillow next year. Loved the Roval but they are tearing the track down making it a short track last I heard.

They are but not until next year. I want to run it a couple more times before its gone.
 

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I have the 6 speed. I’m running with Exclusive track days.
Ran a 1:53 at Auto club. Tried the Toyo R888R and did not like them. Now I’m back to the Goodyear’s.
Only been to Laguna once and ran a 1:42. We will see today.
It was cool when I went to Fontana. My good buddies Tony from DCB and Josh from Teague came and watched.

I'd run riiiiiiight with you. I run a 1:52 there. I run Maxxis RC1.


Ya I thought the track had slowed down to. And the reason makes sense. I was dirt tracking on the final infield turn before going back up on the big track. I saw 156 mph

Yea it is really hammered over there, and the bumps were pretty bad last time I was there. It was all I could to to keep the thing going straight. I have touched 160 on the front straight on a fast lap, usually in that 156-158 MPH range as well. I am sure I could run in the high 1:40s with aero on the car. I'm losing time on Nascar 1 and 2 because I can only go so fast before I'm scared I might die, and having no ABS kills me. :)

This one is old from several years ago, but I like the camera angles

 
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there was a 888 private event at our track yesterday. Nothing but McLarens, Ferraris and Porsches, mostly Chinese owners. Today was quite at the track, this little gem showed up, young Chinese chick using it as pit car. Boyfriend has the AMG.
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Hendrick racing makes a kick ass camaro track car for the public. It is camaro based for 185k and it has a billet sequential 6speed and the brain trust of that organization behind its design. Cool stuff. Have fun in the Corkscrew
 

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Hendrick racing makes a kick ass camaro track car for the public. It is camaro based for 185k and it has a billet sequential 6speed and the brain trust of that organization behind its design. Cool stuff. Have fun in the Corkscrew
I believe those are actually more like 125k. I have a buddy pretty high up at HMS. And that’s what he told me.
 

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Mclaren Senna GTR- only 75 in the world. 1.8 mil
And I hear there are a few up in Nor Cal. Go figure. This guy was running in the race group. Insane in person
 

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Today's line up at our track. Stohr carbonfiber edition with BMW RR engine, , my son's F1000 GSXR engine, black/white. My son ran 2:00 today.
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64 Vette, BMW Z4, my Miata behind McLaren and buddy's red w white stripe Miata.
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Short video of my son in his Formula today around the track. It's a partial view of the 3 mile long track. Made the video in standard view to show the scenery of Area27 in Oliver BC

 
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