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10.85 pass, then current record for a stock Corvette on drag
Bone Stock on Drag Radials 10.73
is the video of one of three straight 10.73
on the ZR1 pass
on October 13, 2009 Make
no mistake about it. The C6 ZR1 is a
that has, so far, resoundingly eclipsed at the drag strip its stock
Z06 stable-mate, the current Viper, and all similar production
I made only three passes in the ZR1 at Monday’s rental. All three
were 10.73. Traps were 132.46, 132.01, 131.95.
For comparison sake I made a couple passes in my stock C6Z on DRs.
Two 10.95s. Traps were 126.05 (car not fully warmed up) and 127.85
So apples to apples, the ZR1 was faster that the Z06 by about three
car-lengths and 4.0-4.5 mph. That said, my Z06 driving is dial-in.
Not the case in the ZR1.
Keep in mind, a driver must invest time to learn the personality
quirks of the ZR1. As racerns points out in post #1, his and my
driving remains works-in-progress. So quicker ETs and faster traps
by these drivers in this ZR1 remain ahead this fall season as we
internalize lessons-learned and leverage improving weather
Weather at this event was good but inferior to the super weather
MIR experiences in fall.
After our ZR1-group’s first visit to the track in April, I
reported, "...suspect some owner will get a ZR1 into the 10.60s on
DR and the 10.8s on stock tires...."
has already accomplished the stock tire part. And 10.60s on DRs is
a small drop from 10.73 and should come just with minor launch
tweaks. Given that, I’ll speculate that this stock ZR1 will likely
run low 10.70s on stock tires and high 10.50s on DRs. Stay
Finally, I want to thank
once again for the opportunity to drive his ZR1 on the track.
Thanks too to
for the pleasure of witnessing him hammer out four 10-second
stock-tire passes. He’s a natural driver who will continue to make
proud the Corvette community far and wide.