: Nelson Ledges Performance Driving School pics and review



V-Max
04-11-05, 01:14 AM
I did a MBCA Performance Driving School event at Nelson Ledges road course near Youngstown, Ohio. The V held it's own againist the few AMG cars and a few Corvettes. I ran with a full tank to avoid starvation and the 4th day of tracking the Dunlop SP Sport Race tires. The course has had many improvements to the surface. Maybe one reason why C&D One Lap is coming back in May.

Many positive comments on what Cadillac has done to their cars recently. I guess they're on the map again.

Norm



Double pass on a SRT-4 and a old SL
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Love to have almost 500 horsepower bow to 400 hp:
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What happens when you miss-match RPMs/clutch. What you seeing is frame-by-frame as my left thumb coming over the steering wheel left-to-right and the Stability program flashing on the screen after I turn into a skid. This is happening at the top of 2nd gear.

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Trans Am WS6(LT1) getting to see a rearview mirror of the Cadillac Crest:
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My off in turn 1. I can only think that the tires started to go as they over heated. Just mud and a few scratches.
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Sky/trees
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I go to my passenger, anyone coming?
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ctsvett
04-11-05, 02:19 AM
vmax,
Looks like you've got video... Shoot me an e-mail and I will host it on the FAQ.

ctsvett @ verizon.net

Reed

Dreamin
04-11-05, 02:32 AM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Your stability control is active in almost every picture :coolgleam

V-Max
04-11-05, 10:31 AM
Nelson is in the process of refurbishing their track. It is far from the roughest track I have been on, nor the smoothest. Because I can get the TC to come on in the middle of the last 3 tracks I have been on at +100MPH, I think I might e over heating the Dunlop SP Sport Race(?). I ran a bunch of different stability program combinations through about 7-8 sessions. It did not seem to effect lap times much.

Norm

trukk
04-11-05, 12:55 PM
Norm,

Are you going to make it down to VIR over Fathers day? I'm still trying to work it with my wife.

-Chris

V-Max
04-11-05, 05:06 PM
trukk, still tenative on my end. Will let you know.

Norm