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My Vette is under construction (no longer just a daily driver) this winter and am coming out with it April 12 & 13 at Road America.

I will be looking for other events, GLCC sounds like it might be a good place to start.

Where is the Byron Strip located (approximately)?

Do you have any events planned towards MI or Northern OH?

Thanks,

Brad
 
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Oh.... the fun we are gonna have.....
I saw on your list that you will have an event at the Grove. Maybe I'll be a spectator for that. My 93 needs work, and I need money! So, I won't be racing this year...

You have some tough cars coming out?
 
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422 ragtop said:
My Vette is under construction (no longer just a daily driver) this winter and am coming out with it April 12 & 13 at Road America.

I will be looking for other events, GLCC sounds like it might be a good place to start.

Where is the Byron Strip located (approximately)?

Do you have any events planned towards MI or Northern OH?

Thanks,

Brad
Hi Brad! Byron is right near Rockford. It's a straight shoot down 90E. I'd think you guys would caravan or something for fun.

Byron is a VERY friendly track. The people are very nice. I went with my friend in his WS6 and they actually thanked him for coming as he filled out his card.

Where do you hear that anymore? Here is a link to their website. It isn't much to look at .... http://www.byrondragway.com/

Got pics of your car? I take it you have a 422? You have to post pics in the gallery!
 

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Do you have any events planned towards MI or Northern OH?

Thanks,

Brad [/B]
Brad, I'm doing the CanAm Caravan this year, that is in Ohio. 800 miles of great twisty roads all over the state.
 

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Hi Brad! Byron is right near Rockford. It's a straight shoot down 90E. I'd think you guys would caravan or something for fun.

Byron is a VERY friendly track. The people are very nice. I went with my friend in his WS6 and they actually thanked him for coming as he filled out his card.

Where do you hear that anymore? Here is a link to their website. It isn't much to look at .... http://www.byrondragway.com/

Got pics of your car? I take it you have a 422? You have to post pics in the gallery!
Onyx:

Thanks for the info.

I agree user friendly tracks are rare now adays.

422 is my winter project. The motor should be here next week.

I am selling the current one in my signature.

It is posted on the Corvette Forum:

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/zerothread?id=479533

If you know anyone looking for a good deal on a low mileage LS-1.


I will post some pics once I figure out how to do it.

Thanks,

Brad
 

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Patrick96LT4 said:
Brad, I'm doing the CanAm Caravan this year, that is in Ohio. 800 miles of great twisty roads all over the state.
Patrick:

800 miles, I hope that is not all in one day???

Is it a bring the wife, stay in hotel thing (definately spread of days for her to take it) or a guys only?

What is the date?

Brad
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422 ragtop said:
Patrick:

800 miles, I hope that is not all in one day???

Is it a bring the wife, stay in hotel thing (definately spread of days for her to take it) or a guys only?

What is the date?

Brad
:) :)
I recalculated, it's 600 over two days of the most aggressive driving you could ever do. 110mph in the straights.... 60 around turns that say 35. I "caught air" 2 or 3 times and the Vette behind me got a nice show of orange sparks.

Unfortunetly one of the Vettes lost control on a turn and went into the forest on the second day. His C5 vette was totalled, and he was lucky he was still alive.

We drove slower after that. It took two tow-trucks over two hours to pull the car out....

That said, if you brought yourself, you'd have one the best experiences you could have in your car.

If you brought your wife, she'd be punching you in the shoulder or vomiting!

:)
 

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Patrick96LT4 said:
I recalculated, it's 600 over two days of the most aggressive driving you could ever do. 110mph in the straights.... 60 around turns that say 35. I "caught air" 2 or 3 times and the Vette behind me got a nice show of orange sparks.

Unfortunetly one of the Vettes lost control on a turn and went into the forest on the second day. His C5 vette was totalled, and he was lucky he was still alive.

We drove slower after that. It took two tow-trucks over two hours to pull the car out....

That said, if you brought yourself, you'd have one the best experiences you could have in your car.

If you brought your wife, she'd be punching you in the shoulder or vomiting!

:)
She'd be punching til I stopped and let her out, better to leave her home. Thanks for the advise, I'll keep an eye out for the date.
 

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Byron is a great track and they are very excited about us and the series.

And as stated before, their customer service is top notch. It seems like everyone that works there loves it and it shows. It's nice when they thank you for coming out. :D
 

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Byron is a great track and they are very excited about us and the series.

And as stated before, their customer service is top notch. It seems like everyone that works there loves it and it shows. It's nice when they thank you for coming out. :D
How do they react to late model convertibles running in the 11's and 12's with no roll bar? Some (most) tracks won't let you go, only during private rental.
 

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How do they react to late model convertibles running in the 11's and 12's with no roll bar? Some (most) tracks won't let you go, only during private rental.
12's, I wouldn't worry about it.

11's ... you are pressing your luck.

You may get away with it, they may tell you to go park in the pits and leave it there.

Rollbars (bolt in) are cheap, and could save you some stress!

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12's, I wouldn't worry about it.

11's ... you are pressing your luck.

You may get away with it, they may tell you to go park in the pits and leave it there.

Rollbars (bolt in) are cheap, and could save you some stress!

;)
:) :) thanks for the reply, now all we need is the weather to turn.
 

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I do alot of stuff with the people at Speed Inc. we rent out US 41 quite a bit, the price is resonable and the tech is very lean, I have never been harrased about running my times there, Byron leaned on me a little bit last time I was there but they kind of know me from being there so much and cut me a bit of slack. You may want to consider US 41 and it could be a private event
 

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Patrick,
I do alot of stuff with the people at Speed Inc. we rent out US 41 quite a bit, the price is resonable and the tech is very lean, I have never been harrased about running my times there, Byron leaned on me a little bit last time I was there but they kind of know me from being there so much and cut me a bit of slack. You may want to consider US 41 and it could be a private event
The problem with renting a track and having a private event is insurance. Having our events at a track on scheduled racing dates gives the Organizers and Sponsors insurance coverage under the policy that is required by IHRA and NHRA for all tracks. If we had a private event we would have to provide our own insurance and that can get costly. Lawsuits are a reality that the Sponsors and Organizers of the GLCC have to be aware of and protect ourselves against.
 

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The problem with renting a track and having a private event is insurance. Having our events at a track on scheduled racing dates gives the Organizers and Sponsors insurance coverage under the policy that is required by IHRA and NHRA for all tracks. If we had a private event we would have to provide our own insurance and that can get costly. Lawsuits are a reality that the Sponsors and Organizers of the GLCC have to be aware of and protect ourselves against.
Good point, I didnt even think of that :)
 
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