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Please stop by Pit Road to read our new exclusive inside look at Bragg-Smith by Bill Felkey.

A very insightful and well-written document indeed.

Let all thank Bill for helping keep Z06vette.com the PREMIERE (the extra E means REALLY HOT!, we deserve it /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif ) site for infomation on the Best Vette Yet.

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Thank you JC and the other Crew Members for creating and moderating this great site. Bert Anz and I really enjoyed writing the piece and are very willing to answer any specific questions resulting from the article or about the level 1 course in general. We keep remembering additional little tidbits they told us and we will post those in batches.
 

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Just pulled into the pits, (i.e. clicked on "pit road") and read the Bragg-Smith driving experience posting. WOW, what a great article!

I, too, participated in the 3 day school 2 years ago and am anxious to return! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

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That was an AWESOME read.. Now it's turned into a "maybe go" to a MUST go..

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I know groups go....... but discounts? I would compare club days (track rental option) with instruction costs. Compared to all the red tape and gotcha fees in getting Road Atlanta booked B/S is a real steal.
 

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Bill:

Were you assigned one car or did they move you between cars? I was under the assumption after looking at their wenbsite that you were assigned a car while you were there!

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We were pretty much allowed to hustle out to the vehicle we wanted to drive. Our group simply asked drivers to swap occasionally but mostly people wanted to stay with the Corvette they had gotten used to. There is a differential fee between Vettes and Camaros. Camaros people pretty much stayed in those except for the last lapping sessions when some jumped into Z's and coupes. The instructors made an attempt to get people to try different rides. Bert and I were fortunate and were able to stay in the same Z06's for the duration. This was probably not the usual occurance, however. We told everyone we were Z06 owners and they happened to be a pretty tolerant group or they quietly hated our guts..... you make the call.
 

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Great article. It captured all that I remembered from being there last Nov. There are group rates. I go with a group called the SSOA and we negotiated rates. We are going back in November and we have what we are calling a blended program that includes a refresher from level 1 and part of level 2. After a few people go and give great reports like you guys did, it is easy to get a big enough group together.
 

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Felkebg,
Your article was excellent!!!! I normally go to B/S each year in the fall time frame and after reading your article I really felt as if it was fall and I was already there again, I could hear the leaves changing color /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif


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Gary,

What do you go for the lapping fix or do you retake the course or what?
 

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I do go to get my go fast and smooth fix but I also am interested in picking up something new in the way of skill each time. The gang out there seem like second family to me at this point. I have been there for a Level 1, Level 2, Level 1 and a one day track event with the west coast contingency of the C5 Registry. It became my vacation each year especially when I combined the BS time with the AMLS C5R events at Las Vegas Raceway. Then there was the draw to check out the new C5's each year. I have to say my biggest accomplishment last time was finally being able to do the power circles on the skid pad, it was sort of like chewing gum and walking at the same time for me /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

I plan on going out there again this year. Maybe I will see ya there


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On 2001-06-07 21:45, ZMEGO spewed forth this drivel:
Felkebg,
I do go to get my go fast and smooth fix but I also am interested in picking up something new in the way of skill each time. The gang out there seem like second family to me at this point. I have been there for a Level 1, Level 2, Level 1 and a one day track event with the west coast contingency of the C5 Registry. It became my vacation each year especially when I combined the BS time with the AMLS C5R events at Las Vegas Raceway. Then there was the draw to check out the new C5's each year. I have to say my biggest accomplishment last time was finally being able to do the power circles on the skid pad, it was sort of like chewing gum and walking at the same time for me /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

I plan on going out there again this year. Maybe I will see ya there


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N4C5S,
Hope this size is ok, I show it about 14k
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#### Gary, next time we stay at the new Nugget Casino--a step above the bunkers at the "other places" Plan on a trip this fall-I will demonstrate the correct line to blister both front tires in just 3 laps.If you can make it to the BB West in Oct. at Firebird Raceway,I will loan you a car
 

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I would like to hear impressions of the Level 2 class just to whet my appetite if you veterans can share......

How would you describe it? Differences?
 
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