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  • Living Without a G8 GT

    Posted on November 23rd, 2010 tcorzett 3 comments

    I dropped the G8 off at the shop today to begin the transformation. I had to pack an SUV to the gills to get all of the parts to the shop. When I dropped everything off, even the mechanics were shocked at how much was going to go onto the car. It’s going to take a while to wrap-up (especially since I’m still waiting on some suspension parts to be delivered), but hopefully by Christmas I will have a whole new beast of a machine.

  • Happy Birthday to Me!

    Posted on November 19th, 2010 tcorzett No comments

    Maybe it’s just because I’m getting “old” and needing some excitement in my life, but I have always wanted to attend a racing school… and I’ve made the decision that I’m going to do it. Today I signed-up for a 3-Day Bondurant Grand Prix Road Racing class.

    The course includes time on the skid pad and on the track in a Corvette! The goal is to gain maximum car control. Exercises include heel-&-toe down shifting, skid control, braking techniques (ABS and non ABS exercises), accident avoidance, and weight transfer.

    On track they cover cornering techniques, early and late apex points (the racing line) and the quick way around the track… all the way to mock starts, real use of SCCA rules, racing etiquette and racing flags.

    The course is held at the Bondurant School near Phoenix, Az. I was looking at some of the local schools (Skip Barber at Laguna Seca and Jim Russell at Infineon Raceway), but decided I liked the course offered by Bonderaunt more (and the 25% off holiday sale didn’t hurt). I figure this is a great opportunity for me to get away and use the free airline tickets and hotel rooms I’ve been racking-up with all this travel for work! Now all I need is some time away from work to take the course…