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Old 10-19-2004, 02:42 PM   #1
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Back from the races! (Road Race S10!!!)

Well I just got back from a fun ass weekend of driving my truck on road america! It's a 4.1 mile road course with tons of high speed straights and great turns!

www.roadamerica.com



I'm gonna guess and say my top speed was around or over 115mph! The truck worked great and I was soo pleased with how the Kumho Ecsta MX's held up! They are great high performance tires for a great price! Also my hawk pads held up great and I am still a firm beleiver they make the best pads for street and all out racing!

Here's some special pics from the event!

Dusty wheels, you can even see how some grease leaked out of the cap from the wheels spinning so fast:



Sadly the rain was on and off saturday! My first run it was wet, my second run dry, my third run wet, and the rest dry.



Here's a great video of me chasing an older vette thru the carousel! I was taking this turn around 70-75mph! It was scary as hell because you can feel the whole truck lightly sliding sideways! But if you lift the truck will lean forward, the weight off the back end and risk spinning (that damn vette just wouldnt let me by, he had the mindset "the hell an s10 is gonna pass my vette)

Vette chase

Great video of T5->T6

Here's a link to my gallery where I have over a dozen videos of my truck taking various turns!!!

LINK!!!

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Old 10-19-2004, 03:44 PM   #2
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damn looks like you had a good even with the rain.

great vids :thumbup:
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pure sick! I want to race on that!
Old 10-19-2004, 04:38 PM   #4
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Quote: Originally Posted by 2kS10
damn looks like you had a good even with the rain.

great vids :thumbup:
Yeah the track was only wet on two of my sessions! It actually out of a sudden started sleeting and look what happend!






About 5 guys went off at the same time when they were taking they're normal lines/normal braking points! 2 guys had gone off infront of this guy and he was trying to brake/avoid!

I guess you could call it "Flash Sleeting"? Yeah it used to be a Z06!

Quote: Originally Posted by jmwxtreme43
pure sick! I want to race on that!
Yes it was such a blast! Even those little cone/parking lot autocross sessions are a blast!

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Old 10-19-2004, 10:42 PM   #5
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wow, that makes me wanna cry
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damn that had to hurt
Old 10-19-2004, 10:52 PM   #7
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Yes, it really sucked for hte guy!!!



Look at this awsome pic!
Old 10-19-2004, 11:15 PM   #8
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Awesome pics, about to check out the rest of the vids too. Man that Z06, that makes we want to cry, ok not really. I want that damn motor, trans and ECU.
Old 10-19-2004, 11:19 PM   #9
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Im soooooooo jealous!

What media players are you guys using to play avi's?
Old 10-19-2004, 11:24 PM   #10
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windows media works for me??

Man I've got sooo many more videos, they just take so darn long to upload. Plus it only lets me do one at a time
Old 10-20-2004, 12:54 AM   #11
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that last pic is very nice! that poor vette. that really sux for the guy
Old 10-20-2004, 08:50 AM   #12
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sweet action pics man, good to see you were pleased with the performance of the truck...and sucks for that vette....
Old 10-20-2004, 12:39 PM   #13
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what do you figure happens in a situation like that? i mean clearly the vette is totalled..... but i mean.... he was on a race track, racing..... is there insurance for that? is this dude pretty much SOL and blew 40- 50k or whatever a z06 costs?
Old 10-20-2004, 12:45 PM   #14
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Looks like fun! :thumbup:
Old 10-20-2004, 12:48 PM   #15
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I have the same tires on my Noma, and I love them in the summer, BUT its starting to get cooler now, and they are quite the rough ride in the cool weather. i'm going to be taking them off real soon. I am going to miss how well they do in the rain though.
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Quote: Originally Posted by bzzzt
what do you figure happens in a situation like that? i mean clearly the vette is totalled..... but i mean.... he was on a race track, racing..... is there insurance for that? is this dude pretty much SOL and blew 40- 50k or whatever a z06 costs?
Well given that it was probably a driving school, usually insurance companies will treat it as a regular accident. As long as you are not getting paid to do the event and it is not a competition, then they will do that without tooo much hassle. There is also insurance that is just for track events like this, but I am not sure of the rates or the company.

Quote: Originally Posted by ZR1 S10
you can even see how some grease leaked out of the cap from the wheels spinning so fast
Actually, the hub was just hot enough to turn the grease into a liquid enough state that it leaked through the rotor cap.

Also, how did you work those wheels so that you didn't use spacers??

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Old 10-20-2004, 02:51 PM   #17
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$200 isnt bad for season pass there looks like a lot of fun.

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Old 10-20-2004, 07:10 PM   #18
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It depends on the club going to the track, some it's ~$300 others can be up to ~$600 for a weekend. I think that $200 is for tickets to go and see races there.
Old 10-20-2004, 08:02 PM   #19
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nice man,truck is badass
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Quote: Originally Posted by Biggun
It depends on the club going to the track, some it's ~$300 others can be up to ~$600 for a weekend. I think that $200 is for tickets to go and see races there.
oh well it would still be fun to drive on a road course
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Awesome stuff man! Now this is what I'm interested in!
Main reason why I don't want to bag my truck is because I love how it handles.
What kind of suspension mods do you have done to your truck. Looks like you have a slidelink but what else are you running?
Old 10-21-2004, 02:26 AM   #22
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looks like fun, i was gonna try road racing when i was down in AZ but i didn't have much time with work and school, also, i heard that if you did something to your vehicle, like during road racing, that its your fault, since you are taking you vehicle to the max and not just driving around on regular street, i know that it voids the manufactures warranty if something happens and they find out that you road race, but i think that insurance companies wouldn't do anything, but i could be wrong
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Quote: Originally Posted by ZR1 S10
Its just a lil scratched, its still good, its still good...

nice pics.
Old 10-21-2004, 06:24 AM   #24
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Those things mat be true if you "race" your vehicle, but at these events you are not racing, you are learning. There is no compitetion when you are on the track. I think this is how you can get the insurance to cover it.
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that really looks like fun! I would love to try it.
Old 10-21-2004, 11:30 AM   #26
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Quote: Originally Posted by Biggun
Well given that it was probably a driving school, usually insurance companies will treat it as a regular accident. As long as you are not getting paid to do the event and it is not a competition, then they will do that without tooo much hassle. There is also insurance that is just for track events like this, but I am not sure of the rates or the company.


Actually, the hub was just hot enough to turn the grease into a liquid enough state that it leaked through the rotor cap.

Also, how did you work those wheels so that you didn't use spacers??
Well in the past when people have wrecked there cars, they can some how argue the insurance into paying. But last time the guy did, after all the lawyer costs and all he only 3grand to fix his totaled M3! Also it's not a driving school, just a club that rented out the track for free runs.

Those wheel's are specificly made for s10's and 3rd gen fbodies! 17x8's

Quote: Originally Posted by TA^Guy
Awesome stuff man! Now this is what I'm interested in!
Main reason why I don't want to bag my truck is because I love how it handles.
What kind of suspension mods do you have done to your truck. Looks like you have a slidelink but what else are you running?
Take a look in the lowering forum, I've get a thread in there with my setup

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Old 10-21-2004, 02:49 PM   #27
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The other vids are awesome! I like the one where you go by the camera and bang a gear! Some of those guys were hauling past you up that hill, must have been awesome to see the other cars on the track go by you even if they are faster, I would enjoy that so much!
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