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    Default C7 Z06 in the Silver State Classic Challenge

    Anybody except me entered in the Silver State Classic Challenge on September 17th - 20th, 2015? I'll be there with ZO6 #399 and I hope to see some of you! 90 miles down Nevada 318 with no traffic, no police and no speed limit! What ELSE is there to do with a ZO6?img_1916-jpg
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    Sounds like fun! Post results!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toms007 View Post
    Sounds like fun! Post results!
    I'll do better than results. I'll post a link to a PDR video of the run!
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    SUPER!
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    what class did you enter into?

    Have you run it before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by firstgear View Post
    what class did you enter into?

    Have you run it before?
    I haven't run it before so, I am in the dumb class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitz View Post
    I haven't run it before so, I am in the dumb class.
    lol...its on my list to do next year.....probably drag it out in my trailer and drag it back to Ohio.....my back doesnt like real long rides in the Z...didnt like them in my '03 Z, doubt it is any better in this new one.....the smile factor is good.....but my back usually rules my world of what I do and dont do.....
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    Still prepping for the Silver State Classic Challenge. Since they put me in "Dumb Class" I took the opportunity to enroll in the ZO6 Driving school at Ron Fellows Racing School. Ride along with me and my instructor on my day 2 orientation lap and you will see just how quick a 2015 Z06 really is! Just follow the link:
    Ron Fellows Racing School Instructor Lap.mp4 Video by BWFitz | Photobucket

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    38 days and counting.......garfield-f12-30-gif

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    Car prep is now done. Local Motors Harness Bar and 6 point harnesses for me and the Navigator are in, Fluids, brakes tires have been checked and my Navigator has been checked out on several trial runs on the Geo Trip rally computer. Last year, first place in this class finished within ONE MILLISECOND of the target time calculated from the average speed bracket for that class so my nav and I have spent a great deal of time with stopwatches and lots of boring spreadsheets getting this timing thing down. We may not place first but we will not be last, either! After all, the navigator is a real bonafide rocket scientist. I just do the driving. Off to Las Vegas for the qualifying school on Thursday at 6:00 AM (UGH), parade to Ely, car show on Saturday then race Sunday Film at 11 on Sunday September 20!
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    Default We did it!

    Silver State is just a memory! False start by the race timers caused a two minute delay in our start and really messed up the rally computer but our average was 99.778 MPH with a 7.2 second late arrival after 90 miles. My lovely navigator did that with just course notes and a cell phone stopwatch app! If you haven't done this it is the greatest rush you can have and not get arrested.
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    As rookies we did OK. The OFRT (Old Fart Racing Team) didn't toss us off the team....yet! It was a real pleasure to meet so many great people AND we got to watch our friends Dave Bauer and Bob Allyn set the trap speed record...230 MPHimg_2040-1-jpg in their Winston Cup Monte Carlo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitz View Post
    I'll do better than results. I'll post a link to a PDR video of the run!
    It took 6 months but I did FINALLY figure out how to get a video this large on U-Tube...56 mins long so there are places you can just skip over. My Navigator got carsick just before the narrows so I slowed WAY down.

    150920 094342 00016 - YouTube

    The starter got us out of order at the start line so there's about two minutes of staring at a flagman!
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    Not really an update...but new video! I ran the Nevada Open Road Challenge this past Sunday once again but this time in the Grand Touring 125 mph class. Z06 # 399 PDR video: 160514 084420 00018 - YouTube

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    Not really an update...but new video! I ran the Nevada Open Road Challenge this past Sunday once again but this time in the Grand Touring 125 mph class. Z06 # 399 PDR video: 160514 084420 00018 - YouTube

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    Did it again Sept 2016! This time I had a Navigator and she brought us in 0.43 seconds late for a third place finish in the 135 MPH class. HOOAH! Hope to see a few of you for the Nevada Open May 18th - 21st, 2017. #399 is in the 145 MPH class this time.399-png
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