I took the car to my local track in Phrump, NV out side Las vegas to try out the new improvements. The second season in the Vtech Club racing series are all at all the California tracks, and I wanted to make sure the care was right before I drove all that way.
I also wanted to test out the new suspension parts that I was supposed to try in february but didn’t due to engine trouble, and feel the extra power from the new ECU installed last month.
The event was put on by Speed Ventures, and had a few different class races going on this track. This year none of the Honda Challenge series competitions are at any of the closer Southern California tracks so this will be the only one I will be attending.
This was my first time viewing the brand new Corvette Z06 in person. There isn’t too many visual ques to differentiate this from the regular Stingray, but you can hear that supercharger whine when they mash the gas.
You don’t see too many Toyota Supras on the road racing track, this sported an upgraded coilover suspension and motor putting out about 450 hp to the wheels.
This MClaren mp-12 had a run in with a yellow Corvette, I am not sure who’s fault it was but I’m sure they we’re not happy. This damage will cost more to fix than my car is worth.
Then next to me in the pits was a Toyota corrola from the 80’s with a Honda S2000 motor stuffed in it. The car was set up as a drifter, but the driver was trying to see how well they can do on a track.
The S2000 motor was mostly stock but tripled the original car’s power. As you can see from the above pictures steering angle, a lot had been done to the suspension including new tie bars and coilover suspension.
This GTR owner came prepared with plenty of fuel, the track offers gas but at a much higher price.
The owner of this Mustang Boss just swaped his tires to race slicks, and went racing for the day with no other adjustments needed. I wish Honda would bring back cars you could do that with.
This is the owner of Spring Mountain race track flying around in his personal helicopter that he can land on his house. The house is on the track with direct access to the course, it’s good to be rich.
The Integra was faster, though I raced this track before there is always one slight difference that makes it hard to compare each session. This time it was an addition of a bus stop at the end of the long stretch in the back. I can still compare speed from different sessions. I was 5 mph faster in the front stretch and 10 mph faster at the point on the map with the box over it. The car did have some issues I hope to fix with a new radiator and new tires, but that will wait til the next update.