Project Z06: Off To The Races

Update by J.G. Pasterjak to the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 project car
Dec 6, 2018

We finished our 2018 competition season up with a pair of high-speed time trial events at a couple of fun and challenging tracks. First up was the SCCA’s inaugural Time Trials Nationals at NCM Motorsports Park, where we scored a victory in the Unlimited 2 class after three days of combined competition. We closed the season out at a cold and occasionally rainy Roebling Road Raceway on Thanksgiving weekend for a high-speed time trial with the National Council of Corvette Clubs.

Time trials are a great way to combine the thrills of high-speed lapping of open track days with the intensity of autocross in the form of timed laps. Typically time trials require fewer safety modifications than wheel-to-wheel road racing, since there is no wheel-to-wheel action and passing is strictly limited and controlled. Still, we like to err on the more extreme side of safety, so we added some rollover and fire protection, and always compete in full personal racing gear with proper head and neck protection.

Here’s some behind the wheel video from our trips to NCM and Roebling Road:

NCM Motorsports Park

Roebling Road

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conesare2seconds Dork
12/6/18 9:15 p.m.

NCM Motorsport Park FTW. 

Brotus7 HalfDork
12/6/18 9:31 p.m.

Just wanted to say: holy crap, that's fast!

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
12/8/18 5:07 p.m.
conesare2seconds said:

NCM Motorsport Park FTW. 

Yeah. I'm a fan. Kind of wished it was on a sim i could have practiced in advance, but I figured it our pretty well by the end of the weekend. I think I have the line down fairly well, the rest is just courage and execution.

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