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have at least one track day on my bucket list this summer with my V ; have you been ? how was it ?
let me rephrase that ... I am PLANNING a track day; so; have you been; was it worth the money?; how was it ?
 

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Road or drag? I have done both and the road course can get a bit scary.lol. the drag strip is a bit easier to navigate.
Road or drag? I have done both and the road course can get a bit scary.lol. the drag strip is a bit easier to navigate.
thanx for the reply ... don't think I would ever "drag" my V; it always seemed too tough on the drive line

If it's a road course and you push it hard, I would be worried about the rear diff surviving without a cooler.
thanx for the good advice; It's why I asked ... will definitely do something to address that
 

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I've tracked my '14 MN6 Coupe. Road course. Here's a video where I was following a friend who had just got his own '14 MN6 Coupe. We don't go that fast, he didn't have a lot of experience and I didn't want to push him. But I had plenty of other laps that were fast (just not as interesting to watch). I love tracking the car. Much better than just mashing the gas and driving in a straight line for 11-12 seconds. :)

I do one fast lap at the end of the video. My time around the track was 2:03 and it's 2.3 miles so I was averaging about 67MPH. I only realized after I got home that I hadn't turned off Active Handling and that slowed me down a bit in the corners. I had an 02 Z06 with a Vortech supercharger I sold and the guy who bought it brought it to the track and insisted I take it around. I was substantially quicker in the Z, with an average speed around 83MPH. The Caddy is heavy. It's work to muscle it around the track quickly. The Z06 drove like it was a slot car. Kind of made me sad I'd sold it.

I would say, unless you have experience on the track, that you leave all the nannies enabled and you take it easy. Things can go wrong really quickly and if they do and you don't have the experience you won't react quick enough for a save. I actually advise all my friends to take a performance driving course. I did, many years ago, Skip Barber at Lime Rock. Didn't teach me anything I didn't know, but it gave me 3 days to practice in someone else's car and it was worth every penny.

 

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No organization. Just a dozen like-minded individuals that rent the track for a day for just ourselves to use. All "run what ya brung". No wheel-to-wheel racing allowed by the track, though some is inescapable when there are 6 cars on the track at the same time. :)

The Track Attack Mustangs are really, really quick. So, surprisingly, was a Hellcat Challenger.
 

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Nice job Rocketsled! What organization were you running with?
I've tracked my '14 MN6 Coupe. Road course. Here's a video where I was following a friend who had just got his own '14 MN6 Coupe. We don't go that fast, he didn't have a lot of experience and I didn't want to push him. But I had plenty of other laps that were fast (just not as interesting to watch). I love tracking the car. Much better than just mashing the gas and driving in a straight line for 11-12 seconds. :)

I do one fast lap at the end of the video. My time around the track was 2:03 and it's 2.3 miles so I was averaging about 67MPH. I only realized after I got home that I hadn't turned off Active Handling and that slowed me down a bit in the corners. I had an 02 Z06 with a Vortech supercharger I sold and the guy who bought it brought it to the track and insisted I take it around. I was substantially quicker in the Z, with an average speed around 83MPH. The Caddy is heavy. It's work to muscle it around the track quickly. The Z06 drove like it was a slot car. Kind of made me sad I'd sold it.

I would say, unless you have experience on the track, that you leave all the nannies enabled and you take it easy. Things can go wrong really quickly and if they do and you don't have the experience you won't react quick enough for a save. I actually advise all my friends to take a performance driving course. I did, many years ago, Skip Barber at Lime Rock. Didn't teach me anything I didn't know, but it gave me 3 days to practice in someone else's car and it was worth every penny.

Thanx for this; really enjoyed it. In Canada we do not have nearly as many facilities to choose from; but there are about ten within driving distance to where I live. I'm just 60 miles from Toronto so am able to go to one of the best ; Canadian Tire Motorsports Park; fees seem to average 650 / day; for 7 hrs.
. I have never been to a "Track" ; spent my first 25 years(after getting my MC liscense at 16) tearing up Toronto's industrial areas on two wheels; and the 400 series highways in the wee hours of the morning. Last bike I had was a Honda Blackbird "hyperbike". It had some mild breathing improvements ; got to 60 in 2.6 sec.; and I took it to 310kph(192mph).I was a good motorcyclist and never felt unsafe at any speed or in any corner. Sold it at age 58 (my age lol) cause my knees were shot. First "fast" car I had was an 88 Trans Am with a 383 stroker in it. It drove well and fast. Never took it past 130 tho. I've never felt as comfortable "at speed" in any car including the V; as I did on a motorcycle; don't know why. Now that I have metal knees I just might get a bike again. I have a Fiero which I am putting a 383 stroker in. The engine is a BPE from Summit. 440hp/470 torque(comes with dyno sheet) ... I do love those sbc. strokers; lol. My V just has a 2.5 upper with solid isolator and a "Dyno tune" (for now) . All I ask of life now; is that I get the opportunity to take both the V and the Fiero to the track before I'm "done". I will definitely take a course first. Thanx again
 
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