It looked like a sea of F-bodies during the early-morning lineup before the driver's meeting. Other than a smattering of Mopars, Chevelles, and Novas, this looked more like a Camaro show. It looked like a sea of F-bodies during the early-morning lineup before the driver's meeti Detroit Speed Road Course Event organizer Bill Howell worked with Orange County Race Craft (OCRC), which regularly holds timed events at this facility, to run this portion of the event sponsored by Detroit Speed. The road course operated much like a Solo I event, pitting car and driver against the track for the best time. There were several strong cars in attendance, and it didn't take long to figure out who was fast. James Shipka brought his '68 Camaro down from Alberta, Canada, for this event with driving help from tuner/builder David Pozzi to push the Camaro to its limits. The pair also plans to take on the One Lap of America later in the season with sponsorship help from Optima. David bombed the field by setting the quickest muscle car lap time of the day. Bunched up behind him were three more Camaros all running low 1:50s. The event sponsors also had a shot at the track with DSE's Camaro pulling down the quick time amid the vendors with Ryan Mathews' very quick 1:49.910 in the '70 Camaro. Paul McDade brought out his '67 Barracuda for a shot at the road course, finishing with a 2:38 best lap. Paul McDade brought out his '67 Barracuda for a shot at the road course, finishing with a The weekend before RTTC, Bill Fowler accompanied us on the Anti-Tour. His 9-second big-block Mustang wasn't as comfortable on the road course as it is on the dragstrip, and he spun, which instantly qualified him to wear the traditional RTTH pink cowboy hat. Bill later redeemed himself with a Second Place finish in the Baer Brake Stop Challenge. The weekend before RTTC, Bill Fowler accompanied us on the Anti-Tour. His 9-second big-blo Road course expert David Pozzi took the wheel of James Shipka's '68 Camaro and thumped everyone on the road course. This photo was taken on the autocross. As a point of reference, event organizers allowed a Porsche Carrera GT on course for a couple of hot laps, pulling down a 1:46.82 lap time. Road course expert David Pozzi took the wheel of James Shipka's '68 Camaro and thumped eve ROAD COURSE LAP TIMES POSITION DRIVER CAR LAP TIME 1 David Pozzi '69 Camaro 1:49.880 2 Todd Akes '69 Camaro 1:50.790 3 Brian Finch '71 Camaro 1:53.180 4 Mary Pozzi '73 Camaro 1:53.810 5 Kyle Newman '57 Chevy 1:56.950 Baer Brake Challenge Here was one event that more than lived up to its billing as a challenge. Even with a smattering of late-model ABS cars (including a C6 Corvette), none of them finished in the top 10, lending credence to the contention that a good driver behind the wheel of a non-ABS car with quality brakes and tires can out-stop an ABS-equipped car. The Baer challenge was basically a longer version of CC's Launch Box. The course appeared to be roughly about 1,000 feet in length. The challenge was to accelerate as far as you dared but still get the car completely stopped inside a 45-foot-long box outlined with cones. The stronger cars were definitely up to 100 mph at the top of the acceleration curve. The key was to combine an excellent eighth-mile dragstrip pass with equally aggressive braking without sliding the tires on either end. Brian Finch staked out a win relying on an impressive time of 14.198 seconds. Carl Casanova put in a great effort in the Baer Challenge with his last run up in smoke courtesy of a locked-up right front tire. Carl's new nickname is Thumper, earned after he had to drive roughly 80 miles back home on this flat spot. Carl Casanova put in a great effort in the Baer Challenge with his last run up in smoke co Brian Finch and his LS-powered '71 Camaro cemented his overall victory with a win in the Baer Brake Challenge. The Camaro runs 295 and 315/35ZR18-inch BFGoodrich KDW tires sporting a 300 treadwear rating. Brian Finch and his LS-powered '71 Camaro cemented his overall victory with a win in the B Karl Stuber brought his '68 Chevelle out to play with the Camaros. The A-body finished mid-pack with a 15.56-second time. Karl Stuber brought his '68 Chevelle out to play with the Camaros. The A-body finished mid BAER STOP ELAPSED TIMES POSITION DRIVER CAR TIME 1 Brian Finch '71 Camaro 14.198 2 Bill Fowler '71 Mustang 14.552 3 James Faria '69 Camaro 14.781 4 Carl Casanova '68 Camaro 14.870 5 David Pozzi '68 Camaro 14.977 « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | View Full Article By Jeff Smith Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!