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Old 03-06-2016, 05:32 PM
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At CoTA, chasing a C7 Z06

Last weekend I took part in a 3 day event at The Circuit of The Americas. I had a great time. The weather was fantastic. I shared a garage with a Ferrari 458 Speciale, Porsche GT 3 RS, and a Porsche Caymen S. I brought my 4 door family sedan

Here's some footage of about 2 1/2 laps of me trying to close the gap on a C7 Corvette Z06. Well, at least I wasn't left in the dust.


I also put a longer video out there on youtube. It is our group feeding out onto the track and then the first half of the session. Someone from OK had a Sunbeam Yellow GT-S out there. If you're interested then just search on "AMG C63 CoTA" and look for (MVP 2).
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Old 03-06-2016, 06:41 PM
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Nice job!
Looks as if you represented well in the old "family sedan".
Great fun, I'm sure.
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Old 03-06-2016, 06:57 PM
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Very nice......still on the stock size RE-71's?.....holding up well? How are the Pagid pads liking life?
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Very nice vid, thanks for sharing. Always looks like a good time and you seemed to hang in there very well .
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Nice video. I need to get to COTA. How is the brake pedal feel with PF pads and SS lines? That's the first mod I'm interested in because C63 pedal feel is awkward.
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Looks as if you represented well in the old "family sedan".
Very nice......still on the stock size RE-71's?.....holding up well? How are the Pagid pads liking life?
Thanks! The RE-71R's gripped well and held up reasonably well I suppose. They are off the car now but it looks like they have 1-2 more track days left in them. Luck would have it I am already registered for a one day event in June. I didn't have Pagid pads. I have Porterfield R4S's.

The pads seemed fine but I did have a malfunction with my RF caliper. The inside pistons were stuck in the 'on' position. That one pad wore out completely across the weekend - the others were normal.

Very nice vid, thanks for sharing.
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Looks like a blast! Was that an MVP event? Have you been to COTA before, and if so how did MVP compare with your prior event?
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Proper track and good driving. Looks like fun.
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Some nice driving there man...
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great video!
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Looks like a blast! Was that an MVP event? Have you been to COTA before, and if so how did MVP compare with your prior event?
Yes I have been to CoTA a number of times before - and through 3 different track event organizers. MVP does a great job of putting a good event together. CoTA race control does all of the 'hands on' work of getting Group A out on track and getting Group B notified and queued up for the next session.

My other recent event (1 day) was through Edge Addicts. They too ran a tight ship.

Sunday marked my 8th day (cumulative) of 4 sessions per day. So I've got 32 half hour sessions under my belt so far. I am still working on a few weak spots out there so I NEED more practice!
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Great camera work and great run!
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Great looking track and good fun, thanks for sharing!
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I had the AMG Academy Advanced at COTA, and that track is easily one of the best. It must be a blast running full tilt!
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I had the AMG Academy Advanced at COTA, and that track is easily one of the best. It must be a blast running full tilt!
I've not been to AMG Academy yet. You don't get to run it full tilt in the Academy - even in Advanced?
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I've not been to AMG Academy yet. You don't get to run it full tilt in the Academy - even in Advanced?
Nope. Still lead follow with the instructor. The pace is only as fast as the slowest guy in the group of 2 or 3 cars.
Pro lets you set your fastest lap, but the price for admission is too much. I'd rather put that money into track days, brake pads, fluids, and tires.
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