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Old 09-28-2005, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default Yet another Silver State Classic Challenge under my belt!

Yep, it's that time of year again. Just got back from spending the weekend in Nevada.

I didn't place well (7th out of 8 in the 120mph average class) but the STi performed GREAT thanks to PDX Tuning. I did have some problems with the elevation (race starts in Lund, Nevada at about 5500ft. I was losing about 5lbs of boost!), but the car handled great. I need to do some more suspension tuning but overall the car handled the speed without any trouble.

Overall it was alot of fun. I can't wait to do it again next year! We're looking to go to the one in may as well. If we run all three of our cars, it'll be the first time 3 generations have run at once (my grandfather with his 2005 C6 Corvette, my dad with his 2003 Nissan 350Z and of course my STi). Daijiro Inada gave us the nickname "Speed Family"

Only one other Subaru was there this year, and he didn't run the whole race.

Hopefully next year we'll be looking at a placement

Just want to take a chance to say thanks to everyone who made it possible to have some fun doing high speed events in Nevada!

Jarrad & Tim @ PDX Tuning - Making sure everything is running good under the hood.
Garret, Alex, Joey and the whole crew at World One.
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Iron Mountain Performance and TADCO Inc.

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Old 09-28-2005, 03:55 PM   #2
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Right on Patrick!





But...





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Old 09-28-2005, 04:13 PM   #3
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Dave makes an excellent point.
Titty-freaking-wop!
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Old 09-28-2005, 04:18 PM   #4
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Pics nothing. I want to see the vid!

Way to go Patrick. Any brown trouser moments?
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Old 09-28-2005, 04:28 PM   #5
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Well I think you know what you need to do for next year.



Sounds like a blast. What suspension are you running on the STi?
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:15 PM   #6
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I got some picts coming soon

It was alot of fun, I can't wait to do it again. No brown trouser moments. I have nerves of steel The only real scary parts are the stinking birds when they come inches from the windshield at 140mph Stupid birds.

No vid. I should get a camera mount for my harness bar I suppose.

Suspension setup on the STi is: Tein FLEX, Titanium STi front strut brace, Enkei RS+M 18x8 +45 with Toyo T1R tires in 245/40R18. Great setup, really happy with the T1Rs. Last year I ran Proxes 4s on my WRX when I did this and they were JUNK. What I'm looking to get for next time is a full set of sway bars and a rear strut brace and a few other little things just to stiffen it up even more.

And of course, I'm always looking for more sponsors *wink wink*. My car gets a TON of attention any time it goes, and the race itself is getting more and more media attention And I'm always willing to plug sponsors.

Oh yeah and I almost forgot, my dad took 1st place 135mph average class in my grandfathers Corvette.

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Old 09-28-2005, 06:46 PM   #7
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Stock radiator?
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:58 PM   #8
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Stock radiator?
Yep. Had no probelms with temperature either.

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Old 09-28-2005, 07:09 PM   #9
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congrats on the runs! lets get a first next year haha

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Old 09-28-2005, 08:10 PM   #10
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Nice job. I wish I could do something cool like this.
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:31 PM   #11
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Yep. Had no probelms with temperature either.

Like you took your eyes off the road for even a second



I know I couldn't
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Old 09-29-2005, 12:05 PM   #12
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Pfft, you get plenty of time to look around as long as you can keep steady on the road. No lane drifting.

PICTS!



Hangin' out with Daijiro Inada in the Stream Z



Grandpappy's Corvette being driven by my father. We think it's the first C6 in the country to have stripes added.



The front of the new C6 is kinda plain, but the rear end is pure sex particularly with stripes. BTW, the stripes are Lemans Blue which is another Corvette color.



Inside the Stream Z



Birds of a feather... well, kinda.



The Stream Z's engine



Staged up on the morning of the big race. I like to roll deep. (yes, that is a Bentley GT. The two guys driving it looked like they were going to a golf game, not a 100mph+ road race.)



Final stage looking twards the start line.

I've got some picts of my car on the road coming soon (as soon as I can get them scanned).

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Great pics Patrick! Looks like it was pretty intense.

What's with the big gauge on your dash? Tach?
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Grandpa's Vette looks very nice but is what's up with the Vette in the background of that pic? It looks like it has a Z06 hood, but I didn't think you could get a Z06 in white.
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Grandpa's Vette looks very nice but is what's up with the Vette in the background of that pic? It looks like it has a Z06 hood, but I didn't think you could get a Z06 in white.
It's not a Z06. It's a regular C6 Corvette, that's just one of the K&N stickers they make us put on our cars. From that distance it looks like a scoop. On the Z06 it'd be lower, down on the bumper just below the hood edge.

There's two gauges on my dash and they're not very big Boost and EGT, Defi BF Ambers.

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I've been led astray. I was told for the most part turbo cars werent the car of choice for this event due to heat absorbtion. I argued a good IC setup would cure that. How many front drivers attend? My 'other' car could be a lot of fun to do this with in a couple years.

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Old 09-30-2005, 10:48 AM   #17
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I've been led astray. I was told for the most part turbo cars werent the car of choice for this event due to heat absorbtion. I argued a good IC setup would cure that. How many front drivers attend? My 'other' car could be a lot of fun to do this with in a couple years.

Erik
Honestly? I've never seen a FWD car attend. The only thing close was a Saab Sonnette but it had a Ford V8 and an RWD tranny in it I wouldn't want to use a FWD car myself simply because of the handling dynamics. Understeer on a track is negligable, but when you've got understeer at 120mph it's a totally different situation

And as far as the heat soak issues, I haven't had any real problems. I did it in my WRX last year with just an STi intercooler and it did just fine. The only real problem turbo cars have is they loose bottom end AND top end because of the altitude. N/A cars just loose the bottom end and then are fine, so they have an advantage.

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Old 09-30-2005, 11:08 AM   #18
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w00t w00t P-Tricky! Thanks for representing again!
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