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Old 08-12-2018, 08:44 PM   #1
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Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge

If this has already been covered, I apologize for the repeat.

I was watching the Elkhart Lake, WI race this morning... Maybe it is just me, but it kind of bugs me to see Chevrolet and Corvette logos and adds all over the track, but there was not a SINGLE GM product in the race...

There were McLaurens, Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, Audi, a Dodge Viper and a shitload of Mustangs... But not a single Camaro or Corvette. Hell, there wasn't even a Cadillac CTS-V or ATS-V in the race.

What the hell? Why isn't GM participating in this series? Seems like the natural venue for the ZL1 1LE?

Am I the only one bummed out by this?

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Old 08-12-2018, 09:21 PM   #2
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Probably outlawed for being too fast.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:36 PM   #3
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There was a Camaro GT4.R in that series last year, some of Camaro Z28.R in CTSC two or three years ago.

Stevenson was one of loyal users of GM and been CTSC, but they were out last year.

Camaro GT4.R only in PWC now.

Camaro GT4 is too expensive for its price, so that cause many teams not consider it.
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:21 AM   #4
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There was a Camaro GT4.R in that series last year, some of Camaro Z28.R in CTSC two or three years ago.

Stevenson was one of loyal users of GM and been CTSC, but they were out last year.

Camaro GT4.R only in PWC now.

Camaro GT4 is too expensive for its price, so that cause many teams not consider it.
Yup.

There are two more Camaros in PWC now: Two for Blackdog Speedshop and two for Robinson Racing. They are good cars, but ironically expensive. I say that because, out of all the GT4 cars, the Camaro is one that has of the most factory parts. The car is like a stripped ZL1 1LE, with an LT1 (nearly the same as in the SS), a sequential trans, race diff and some carbon fiber parts. The Mustang GT4 is a better value: cheaper, just as fast (if not faster), and you get a bunch of Ford/Multimatic support.

GM has always been weird with non-factory back racing. They need to stop that, be more willing and obtainable from a business standpoint.
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:18 PM   #5
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SPEAK OF THE DEVIL:
Camaro GT4.R, car #71, by Rebel Rock Racing and piloted by the old Stevenson drivers is on the entry list for VIR:
https://competitors.imsa.com/sites/d...entry_list.pdf
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Old 08-13-2018, 02:48 PM   #6
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Regarding the Chevrolet and Corvette signs around Road America (and the Corvette Bridge between Turns 5 and 6), they’ve been good supporters of Road America for decades. Regarding Camaros and Corvettes in the IMSA series, all of Chevy’s support seems to be going to the #3 and #4 Corvette Racing cars in the GTLM class; Corvette Racing is currently 2nd in the manufacturers’ standings: https://corvetteracing.com.

GM has sponsored Camaros, Corvettes and Cadillacs in other IMSA classes in the past. I’m sure they think they’re getting more bang for the buck dumping big dollars in the NASCAR program for the Camaros and Chevy engine program in IndyCar.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:24 PM   #7
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GM has sponsored Camaros, Corvettes and Cadillacs in other IMSA classes in the past. I’m sure they think they’re getting more bang for the buck dumping big dollars in the NASCAR program for the Camaros and Chevy engine program in IndyCar.
I don't feel they just more focus oval racing

and totally ignore sportcar racing.

Nascar and Indy are changing,

I like current Indycar, and it is better than F1.


Caddy in IMSA is going stronger, JDC-Miller has just selected Caddy

for their Dpi cars with AXR and WTR in next year

although it isn't sure SDR will keep Caddy or not.
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SPEAK OF THE DEVIL:
Camaro GT4.R, car #71, by Rebel Rock Racing and piloted by the old Stevenson drivers is on the entry list for VIR:
https://competitors.imsa.com/sites/d...entry_list.pdf
Great news for Camaro race fans and a pair of great guys who I had the pleasure of meeting at the Daytona race a few years ago. for bringing Camaro back to the Continental Race Series.
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Old 08-14-2018, 06:56 AM   #9
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By the way, I love the V8 Firebird avatar.

I had a 1987 Formula Firebird that I used to autocross back in college. Loved that car. If GM had not axed the Pontiac division, I would have probably gotten a Gen 5 Firebird instead of the 1LE camaro I got back in 2013.
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Looks like Rebel Rock will have a two car effort for 2019:
https://sportscar365.com/imsa/ctscc/...ck-camaro-gt4/
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Caddy in IMSA is going stronger, JDC-Miller has just selected Caddy

for their Dpi cars with AXR and WTR in next year

although it isn't sure SDR will keep Caddy or not.
Juncos is getting a Cadillac DPi as well and Spirit of Daytona is going to do the Endurance Races
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Continetnal is a support race, not a main race. Those banners are there for the IMSA race, not the Conti race.
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