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Just curious. I plan to catch the races this year on TV, but wondered what it was like to go and see them.
Go toOnyx Black said:Just curious. I plan to catch the races this year on TV, but wondered what it was like to go and see them.
They run high (numerically low) rear end ratios (2.58:1) for Road America since it has three very long fast sections (main straight, between turns 3 and 5, and from the exit of the Carousel through Canada Corner) where top speed is important, and few low-speed corners (5, 6, and 8). They run the same rear at Le Mans. That is why it sounded low RPM. It takes longer to rev to the redline with a high rear.Chalky said:I agree with you on the sound issue. The sound is not what you woudl expect. Almost sounded like big block low RPM motors. Almost sounded like a Sunday drive and short shifting!!
You aren't far from Laguna Seca. You could drive down on a Friday morning and arrive in time for practice. The race is Sunday afternoon. You also get to see the SpeedTV Speed Challenge race with Z06s entered by Phil McClure, David Farmer, and Roy Boysal.Shark Bite said:That's pretty interesting Ray, you are a wealth of knowledge. I think I am going to see some of those races, depends on my summer schedule....
Wear long pants. The exhaust is very hot.:laughing:BubbleHead said:... I want to feel the rumble from the exhaust through the soles of my shoes. :thumbsup:
I bet that was very exciting. I hope to get to a race this year!RED Z06 said:I watched the last three Roplex 24 hr races at Daytona including the C5-r overall win. With Paddock passes it's great to get up close before the race. (especially when the Earnhardts raced together)
It was really neat to watch the race live and then follow the action through the night on Speedvision (Speedchannel) and then go watch the end of the race live!
The factory C5-R's have been missed the last two years at Daytona but the privateer vettes have done quite well anyway!
It would be great to see them at Daytona in 2004 but I don't believe that will happen!