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I know this might be a dumb question, but i will go ahead anyway. I have a 04 Z06 and would like to take it to the track. I live in the Northeast area(N.Y.C.), and all i have acess to is the drag strips, its ok, but rather go on the twistys,do i have to join any clubs? I would like to take it up to Lime Rock or Watkins Glen or any other track close by for that matter. I just would really get the feel for this car, and the streets is not the answer for me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :thumbsup:
 

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You need to find a good track like Spring Mountain, that has Corvette Day like we just came back from. It was the most fun you can have in a car and its all legal. You drive at your own speed and learn as you go. Look at all the Spring Mountain posts and pictures on the form mostly in Corvette Performance Street Driving and Track Racing section.
 

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You need to find a good track like Spring Mountain, that has Corvette Day like we just came back from. It was the most fun you can have in a car and its all legal. You drive at your own speed and learn as you go. Look at all the Spring Mountain posts and pictures on the form mostly in Corvette Performance Street Driving and Track Racing section.
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For max fun, I recommend you fly out to Spring Mountain and take a 3 day performance driving class first. All the track time is done with you driving their Corvettes. You'll have way more fun knowing the ropes, because anyone who thinks they are awesome drivers generally look like drunk drivers on a road course until they get some skills. :laughing:

That said, road racing or track driving is where it's at. You haven't played with your Corvette until you've done high-speed on a road course. It separates the men from the boys, drivers from waxers. Anyone can drive straight on a drag strip. Try 60 turns in just 5 laps.

Go for it bro.:thumbsup:
 

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I know this might be a dumb question, but i will go ahead anyway. I have a 04 Z06 and would like to take it to the track. I live in the Northeast area(N.Y.C.), and all i have acess to is the drag strips, its ok, but rather go on the twistys,do i have to join any clubs? I would like to take it up to Lime Rock or Watkins Glen or any other track close by for that matter. I just would really get the feel for this car, and the streets is not the answer for me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :thumbsup:
There are plenty of Driver Education events at Lime Rock that you can go to and the price is very reasonable. You don't need to belong to any special club either. Costs is about $300 for the day and all you need is an approved helmet. Try for snell 2000 or later. Instructors are available to ride with you and highly reccomended if you have never done this before. You will be put in a group of drivers with sim experience and the whole thing is very safe for what it is. Note that you will NOT be racing, but the instructors will let you drive as fast as they feel comfortable with. Leave your ego at home cuz you may find some guy in a Miata smoking your ass until you learn the driving line. I was there April 2nd and April 20th running my P cars. You may see me there some time this summer with a Vette, yet to be purchased.

Warning!! Tracking you car on a road course can be addictive.
Send me a PM if you are interested. I know of at least 2 coming up later in June and I will be at both. Plenty at the Glenn too.
 

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Thanks for the quick replies everyone. I will have to look into Spring Mountain, maybe when i get some vacation time :spanked:. Im just sick of the strips, that's all anyone does around here :lookinup:, im looking for some REAL racing ;).

I know that they are opening up a 1.35 Mile Road Course in Englishtown, New Jersey by the end of this year, maybe i can get my fix there.

Mussel Kar, of course im interested, i just want to take this car on the track so bad, its pretty damn hard containing yourself on the streets driving this type of car, i will be looking into that come june, thanks!



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No problem Patrick
I just sent you a PM with one of the links. Don't wait to the last min because the events do fill up as we get closer to the date.
There is nothing like high performance driving on a road course to calm you down on the street. I often find myself driving less than the speed limit when leaving the track.
 
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