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Re: 10mpg new
#1305542 (Re: Ray) 08/24/06 03:03 AM

Originally posted by Ray:
Someone post info on how/what it takes to get involved and be "allowed" to use your car on a roadcourse.






Ya sign up. I'll make a sticky, though...

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Re: 10mpg new
#1305555 (Re: JustinCSVT) 08/24/06 03:20 AM

Originally posted by JustinCSVT:
I think his best time was around 1:15-1:16.



Damn, that is crazy fast. Professional driver on another forum I'm on ran 1:19 in a c5 z06.

Said driver around roebling in a supra with too small tires http://www.gscdownloads.com/supra/roebling1016/1lapsupraFINAL.wmv

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Re: 10mpg new
#1305601 (Re: Auto-X Fil) 08/24/06 04:27 AM

Originally posted by Auto-X Fil:
Originally posted by Ray:
Someone post info on how/what it takes to get involved and be "allowed" to use your car on a roadcourse.






Ya sign up. I'll make a sticky, though...




Not always. May vary from venue to venue, or event to event. Sometimes you must have a competitive license.

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Re: 10mpg new
#1306258 (Re: Kremithefrog) 08/25/06 04:38 AM

Originally posted by Kremithefrog:

Damn, that is crazy fast. Professional driver on another forum I'm on ran 1:19 in a c5 z06.




Yea this car and driver aren't your average combination. Reese used to race in the World Challenge series before going to the modifcation business. That Z06 isn't your average Z06 either.

I really want to see him take his 427ci World Challenge car out to Roebling or RA but he says the Road Atlanta won't allow him to bring it to a trackday.

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Re: 10mpg new
#1306646 (Re: Auto-X Fil) 08/25/06 09:57 PM

Originally posted by Auto-X Fil:
And loving it! I finally got on track at the Glen, and it was pretty sick.



I got 8 mpg when I went. *
I wasn't that impressed with the Glen to be honest. To me it seemed like more of a point and shoot track rather than one you can get a good rhythm to, ala Mid-Ohio, VIR or even BeaveRun.
You should come do BeaveRun with Terri and I when we go, GREAT little track and when I took the Contour there I absolutely raped the Porsches. (Except one turbo 911 on race rubber - I still run street tires. )


*I was in my Cobra at the time.

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Re: 10mpg new
#1307778 (Re: JustinCSVT) 08/28/06 03:36 PM

Originally posted by JustinCSVT:
I have to agree with the thought that the Contour is better on the road course than autocross. My instructor was very surprised at how well the Contour stuck in the corners. I think I averaged about 8-10mpg when I was driving.




Every road course review I've ever seen of this car (SVT and non) the author has been stunned by the handling & performance of the Contour. There was a post here with a link to a Mustang site where two 'Stangs went to the Dragon with an SVTC and they were impressed that the Contour with it's much lower HP rating not only kept up, but actually did very well vs the Mustangs. This is why I've been itching to get my Contique onto a road track almost since I bought it. Love to explore the full capabilities of the chassis while sitting on descent tires & a BAT kit.

Anybody got an event in Florida coming up, let me know.



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Re: 10mpg new
#1307800 (Re: TourDeForce) 08/28/06 04:16 PM

SVTOA does an event at Sebring every year around April I think.

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Re: 10mpg new
#1307818 (Re: Hdbngr8) 08/28/06 04:39 PM

Originally posted by Hdbngr8:
SVTOA does an event at Sebring every year around April I think.




You are correct. First year I heard about it, I was too late. Last year I was too busy. They charge about $300 to get on the track though. Seems kinda steep compared to some events I read about.



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Re: 10mpg new
#1307838 (Re: TourDeForce) 08/28/06 05:03 PM

That's not a bad price for two days of track time. So far I have seen costs between $240 and $340 for a weekend (comparing SVTOA, MCOI, Shleby Club, etc.). I think it's well worth the money.

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Re: 10mpg new
#1307850 (Re: Hdbngr8) 08/28/06 05:12 PM

Wow. 2 of the tracks in CO charged cars $75/day for tracktime. Im not sure what the others charged. Half days were available for less.

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