NASA Time Trial (TTA) 2002 Z06 Corvette
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2/3/2012 Off-season maintenance done:
Getting prepped for time trial events with NASA:
2/25/2012 Charles at Sick Speed Performance dyno'd the car. 340 hp SAE. He also installed the following parts:
Click here for Dyno Chart and for pics of the Oiling Mods
Still need to do the following before April 2012:
3/17/2012 - First track day of 2012!!! MMC opened its gates for some winter driving (if you call 65 degrees and sunny "winter"). Just installed the Sparco racing seat and Hardbar harness bar and Schroth 6 point harnesses. See pics and video --> Click here
3/24/2012 - Finally finished installing the Sparco Evo XL passenger seat. Pics here
4/6/12 new fuel filter and coolant flush (distilled water, water wetter and dexcool)
4/18 Charles at Sick Speed Performance tuned the car (with a huge safety margin so that it will live under harsh conditions; i.e. 25 minute road race sessions). We got 360 hp and 350 tq. with a Callaway Honker Cold Air Kit. Click here for dyno graph
4/20 - NJMP Lightning with NASA NE. Friday was practice and Saturday was my first TT event. I came in first place and set a track record for the class. Click here
4/30 - My first time at Watkins Glen. Best lap was 2:11 with traffic. Click here for pics and video
5/18 Corner weighting by Mike. Results here. ECS did pfadt poly mounts, SKF race hubs in the rear, ECS/DRM spindle mount brake duct kit, Phoenix Performance front and rear tow hooks
5/23/12 - First Class did pfadt motor mounts and alignment. Matt and I did 2 piece DBA slotted rotors (front) and hawk DTC 70 front/60 rear pads. Pics
5/26 and 5/27 - NJMP Thunderbolt with NASA. Pics and vid here. Not a good outing; had trouble due to alignment settings
6/9 and 6/10 - NJMP Thunderbolt with NARRA. Pics and vid here. 2nd place on both days. Beat personal best by 1.5 seconds.
June 30 - MMC - "66" configuration with Seth. Hit rev limiter in 4th at end of straight. 146 mph? I used "used" Kumho v710's, 295/40/17 front and 305/30/18 rear. ECS did tranny and rear fluid (amsoil) and new LS6 valve springs (part no. 12499224)
July 1 - Lime Rock with SCDA. Pics and vid here.
July 14-15 - Pocono Long Course with NASA NE. First time with Raybestos pads. I was using last season's R6 tires. Click here for pics and vid.
August 4-5 - NJMP Lightning with NASA NE. 2nd place both days. First time with lightweight battery. I used fresh A6's. Click here for pics and vid.
August 25-26 - Monticello Motor Club Time Trials with NARRA. Removed AIR system. New 275-18 Hoosier A6's. Swapped tappered pads side to side before event. New alignment before event (-3 front, -1.7 rear, less toe than before). Click here for my pics and video of the event. ----- Click here for NARRA press release
September 29 - 30: Watkins Glen with NASA Northeast. Fixed passenger side upper control arm bushing. Will the fix work? Pics here.
Winter Plans - MN6 transmission and RPS ultra lightweight clutch/ flywheel. Pics here. To be installed in Snowflake.
October 20-21 Watkins Glen with NARRA. Pics and Vids here.
2012 Season Summary:
|April 21st New Jersey M.P. (Lightning Course)||NASA||1st place||1:12.8 TTA Track Record||http://www.nasa-tt.com/Northeast_Regional_Results/p2041_articleid/38|
|May 26th New Jersey M.P. (Thunderbolt Course)||NASA||2nd place||01:33.9||http://www.nasa-tt.com/Northeast_Regional_Results/p2041_articleid/40|
|May 27th New Jersey M.P. (Thunderbolt Course)||NASA||3rd place||01:35.4||http://www.nasa-tt.com/Northeast_Regional_Results/p2041_articleid/41|
|June 9th New Jersey M.P. (Thunderbolt Course)||NARRA||2nd place||01:32.1||http://narraonline.com/event-results/2012-event-results/25-njmp-results-ustt-2012|
|June 10th New Jersey M.P. (Thunderbolt Course)||NARRA||2nd place||01:33.4||http://narraonline.com/event-results/2012-event-results/25-njmp-results-ustt-2012|
|July 14th Pocono Int-l Raceway (Long Courses) - Clockwise||NASA||2nd place||01:32.8||http://www.nasa-tt.com/Northeast_Regional_Results/p2041_articleid/42|
|July 15th Pocono Int-l Raceway (Long Courses) - Counter Clockwise||NASA||2nd place||01:31.9||http://www.nasa-tt.com/Northeast_Regional_Results/p2041_articleid/43|
|Aug 4th New Jersey M.P. (Lightning Course)||NASA||2nd place||01:13.3||http://www.nasa-tt.com/Northeast_Regional_Results/p2041_articleid/44|
|Aug 5th New Jersey M.P. (Lightning Course)||NASA||2nd place||01:13.4||http://www.nasa-tt.com/Northeast_Regional_Results/p2041_articleid/45|
|Aug 25th Monticello Motor Club||NARRA||1st place||02:33.9||http://narraonline.com/event-results/2012-event-results/94-monticello-ustt-results-2012|
|Aug 26th Monticello Motor Club||NARRA||1st place||2:33.2 TT2 Track Record||http://narraonline.com/event-results/2012-event-results/94-monticello-ustt-results-2012|
|Sept 29th Watkins Glen, NY||NASA||2nd place||02:13.2||http://www.nasa-tt.com/Northeast_Regional_Results/p2041_articleid/46|
|Sept 30th Watkins Glen, NY||NASA||2nd place||02:13.7||http://www.nasa-tt.com/Northeast_Regional_Results/p2041_articleid/47|
|Oct 20th Watkins Glen, NY||NARRA||1st place||2:06.1 TT3 Track Record||http://narraonline.com/event-results/2012-event-results/115-watkins-usttc-results-2013|
|Oct 21st Watkins Glen, NY||NARRA||1st place||02:07.0||http://narraonline.com/event-results/2012-event-results/115-watkins-usttc-results-2013|