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I was driving the video car, my 16 Challenger. @DGatzby was in his 19 Redeye ahead.
 
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I was driving the video car, my 16 Challenger. @DGatzby was in his 19 Redeye ahead.
Gotcha. I remember Gatzby said he was going to get to race against his old hellcat that he used to run, and was wondering if the car you were in was that old cat. So that answers that. You guys sure know how to drive these big heifers, great job from both of you. And, again, interesting to note the differences between the two cars. Good for both of you for getting them out and enjoying them.
 
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Great video and loved it when you tracked the Corvette:LOL:.
That was purely because of driver talent I'm sure. 😉
That's the best thing about driving an underdog car. If you pass someone in a superior car it must be the driver's fault right?
 

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Awesome video! Man BIR is set up for so many 4k rpm roll on to WOT moments which is where these Cats just rule. Looks like SO much fun. I grew up in Minnesota and remember that track from when I was a kid.

So @DGatzby had/has a wheel/tire issue that I know bothered his car over 120 mph that he is working on, but @TrackDay doesn't have his old car, someone else does.

I think @TrackDay just has a Hellcat set up for racing and clearly possesses the driver mod!
 
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So @DGatzby had/has a wheel/tire issue that I know bothered his car over 120 mph that he is working on, but @TrackDay doesn't have his old car, someone else does.

I think @TrackDay just has a Hellcat set up for racing and clearly possesses the driver mod!
@DGatzby has a toe issue like several of us have experienced in the past. It happens at well less than 120 mph. We felt it going to lunch. 😳
 

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@DGatzby has a toe issue like several of us have experienced in the past. It happens at well less than 120 mph. We felt it going to lunch. 😳
Right, I remember him saying a significant wobble at over 100, I'm sorry I don't remember what. You mean you didn't hit 120 going to lunch??? :)

And by no means did I try to come off insulting when I wrote, just has a Hellcat, was just trying to imply it was a different car...albeit not very well.
 

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Right, I remember him saying a significant wobble at over 100, I'm sorry I don't remember what. You mean you didn't hit 120 going to lunch??? :)

And by no means did I try to come off insulting when I wrote, just has a Hellcat, was just trying to imply it was a different car...albeit not very well.

He "just" has a road course Hellcat in the same way some members around here "just" have a 9sec car....


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He "just" has a road course Hellcat in the same way some members around here "just" have a 9sec car....


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Which is like half the frickin' guys on this forum LOL
 
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And by no means did I try to come off insulting when I wrote, just has a Hellcat, was just trying to imply it was a different car...albeit not very well.
I'm not insulted. After owning it for almost 4 years it's now just a Hellcat. Time has marched on and there are better things out there. But I don't need another shiny thing. I just keep polishing what I have so I can maybe retire in a reasonable time frame. Then I will tow this car around more to further tracks and be that old guy who shows young whippersnappers that 4400 lbs can still move pretty well. 😈
 

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I recently talked to David and he said you were very fast! Way to represent! ;)
 

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I'm not insulted. After owning it for almost 4 years it's now just a Hellcat. Time has marched on and there are better things out there. But I don't need another shiny thing. I just keep polishing what I have so I can maybe retire in a reasonable time frame. Then I will tow this car around more to further tracks and be that old guy who shows young whippersnappers that 4400 lbs can still move pretty well. 😈


You keep talking like that and Santa won't bring you new parts... :unsure:



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You keep talking like that and Santa won't bring you new parts
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I make my own Christmas. Don't need no Santa.
 

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Awesome video, that looks like a lot of fun. I will have to try that someday. :p
 

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Awesome video, that looks like a lot of fun. I will have to try that someday. :p
If you're anywhere near Austin I have a friend who goes to COTA with his Hellcat. Looks like a fun track.
 

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@TrackDay it worked much better Monday, I drove it up knowing the day was questionable. That made the day more easy and better. I took it up on the Toyo’s, I am naming them Ironsides. We did the comp course in the morning. The advanced group finally got a shot at the big course at 2pm. Well, I think I got 2.5 laps in before it rained, maybe. There was a group of four Porsches I let by. Oh boy, too bad we could not play all afternoon. The advanced group had pass anywhere with a contract. Well, the contracts were getting to be some quick handshakes. They needed to try one more lap after I pitted. One is lucky no body damage happened. Spun on the dragstrip, dumbass. That glue shit is good while it is dry, just plain black ice otherwise.

So two things, and you know what I did for adjustments were right, and again, the death wobble is again a toe problem. Logged an easy 1:59 just before it rained, and got a solid 120 mph entry done! It was rock solid on acceleration everywhere. Nothing like the need to lift when acceleration is your best asset, huh? The R888R’s were squealing like a pig up front all morning. But they won’t wear out! I immediately missed the 325’s. Maybe not so much the rears, but I could feel I had substantially less up front.

Remember, that teaser picture was shot and you went past that RE on a yellow.
 
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Sorry to hear about the rain but it appears to be a little too common the past few days. I can't get my driveway sealed again until it lets up for a couple of days.
I'm happy to hear the alignment change solved the rear end wiggle issue.
Have you considered Toyo RR tires in a 325/30?
 

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