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    Road America videos and tips anyone

    Posting some videos to help all of us going to Viper Days Reunion that haven't done Road America before.
    Track is the scariest looking I've ever seen. Narrow, blind hills, kinks and fast as hell. 4 miles in 2.14 is crazy.
    Anyone with experience there let's hear your tips! Any other similar videos please post!


    Luke McGrew 2.17 on Kuhmos with Heads/Cam- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxJbw_s-CUw

    Andy Lee (Pro driver here in Arizona) 2.14 with a clients sequential Gen 4 ACR-X- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLEiE0VHx9o

    GT2RS Production car record 2.15- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-OoSWhIukM (He hits 179 on the front straight, 172 on the 2nd straight, 162 in the back)
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    I ran there in 1999, but it's been far too long for me to offer any tips. We won't get many laps, so trying for records may not be the wisest play. Ben Keating will be there in his Daytona winning GTD Viper.
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    2011 in an ACR - production car lap record


    2012 in a GTS-R


    2013 in a GTS-R


    2016 in a GT3-R
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    Nice finds Shawn!
    Look how calm the driver is in the 2011 production car record video. LOL. I wish I could drive like that. It's like he's sitting at home on his couch watching TV and drinking a beer like Al Bundy LOL.

    Man I wish that last one had the mph etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTS Dean View Post
    I ran there in 2000, but it's been far too long for me to offer any tips. We won't get many laps, so trying for records may not be the wisest play. Ben Keating will be there in his Daytona winning GTD Viper.
    It's not a sanctioned event, so no records to be had. Can't wait to see Ben's car in person, never seen a real Viper race car before. Will be insane to be on track at the same time with it! Are you registered! Can't wait to meet you dude!
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    Wow, RA is my fave track, hope I can bring my viper there and drive it one day. Thanks for that vid of the ACR with sequentials! I bet with your Gen V, you should be able to beat the gen IV time.

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    Yes, I'll be there Cable. In #37, my 25 year old buddy. Fairly stock drive train, lots of suspension work. See you at the track!
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    High speeds going into 1 and 5, especially in a car with your hp. The kink is always fun as well! Enjoy, be safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Vipers View Post
    Look how calm the driver is in the 2011 production car record video. LOL. I wish I could drive like that. It's like he's sitting at home on his couch watching TV and drinking a beer like Al Bundy LOL.
    Yeah, it takes a lot to get Kuno's heart rate up. I remember when he showed up at TWS with the team in a stock ACR on Pilot Sport Cups and in two sessions had run my best ever lap in an ACR-X with more power on slicks. My home track. I was never under the illusion that I was all that fast but talk about a whole other level.

    My goal at RA is to keep it pointed in the right direction and not get run over. I'll have as much if not more fun seeing the old crew in the paddock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxic View Post
    Yeah, it takes a lot to get Kuno's heart rate up. I remember when he showed up at TWS with the team in a stock ACR on Pilot Sport Cups and in two sessions had run my best ever lap in an ACR-X with more power on slicks. My home track. I was never under the illusion that I was all that fast but talk about a whole other level.

    My goal at RA is to keep it pointed in the right direction and not get run over. I'll have as much if not more fun seeing the old crew in the paddock.
    Great story! Did they use him for all the Gen 4 record runs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxic View Post
    ..My goal at RA is to keep it pointed in the right direction and not get run over. I'll have as much if not more fun seeing the old crew in the paddock.
    Spoken like a true Pace Car Driver! See Y'All there, and Dont Pass The PACE CAR!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Vipers View Post
    Great story! Did they use him for all the Gen 4 record runs?
    Not all, but many. He went on tour with SRT to a number of tracks as he was heavily involved with Chrysler at the time.

    Viper production car overall lap records: Viper Production Car Lap Records.jpg
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    Awesome post, very fun to go through all those
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Vipers View Post
    Awesome post, very fun to go through all those
    How long until you run at Laguna?!

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    Lee Saunders' qualifying lap. Full weight car with restrictors. Jump to the 11:00 mark for the start of his fast lap:

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    This will no doubt be covered/confirmed in the driver's meeting. You can exit the track at turn 5 at any time. No need to go all the way around on a cool down lap or if you're having trouble. They will likely insist we exit at 5 after the checkered flag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back In Black View Post
    Lee Saunders' qualifying lap. Full weight car with restrictors. Jump to the 11:00 mark for the start of his fast lap:
    Great find! Thanks! How many laps did it take you before you could stay full throttle over the blind hill and then through turn 11 and 12? Thirty? Forty? LOL
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    Just found this one. Crazy fast. 488GT3. He's 20mph faster through the kink that any other car I've seen. That's mindblowing-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDavUInOP4s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Vipers View Post
    Just found this one. Crazy fast. 488GT3. He's 20mph faster through the kink that any other car I've seen. That's mindblowing-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDavUInOP4s
    That's incredible.

    Then it's even more incredible to see the prototype fly by like he's driving a Miata.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Vipers View Post
    Just found this one. Crazy fast. 488GT3. He's 20mph faster through the kink that any other car I've seen. That's mindblowing-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDavUInOP4s
    I like that one and Cooper MacNeil is even taller than I am!

    This is one of my favorites. It's amazing how late these GT3 cars brake:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Back In Black View Post
    I like that one and Cooper MacNeil is even taller than I am!

    This is one of my favorites. It's amazing how late these GT3 cars brake:
    140 min speed through the kink LOL. To put in perspective how fast these factory race cars are through corners, this car is 8 seconds faster than the GT2RS even being 20mph slower on the straights. That's crazy.
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    Here's another good one with turn by turn comments- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsKep0D8wL4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Vipers View Post
    Here's another good one with turn by turn comments- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsKep0D8wL4
    Have you ever sent your in-car footage in to Racers 360? I've found it helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13COBRA View Post
    Have you ever sent your in-car footage in to Racers 360? I've found it helpful.
    Do you get that with their $20 a month subscription??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Vipers View Post
    Do you get that with their $20 a month subscription??
    No. It's $100/lap.


 
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