Another point to consider when comparing the lap times from 30 years ago
is that the tracks have changed quite a bit since then. In most cases they
are smoother and WIDER. But for the records, the Devendorf in the
Kastner/Brophy GT-6 at Willow Springs was 1:37 and change and the TR-6 with
Carl Swanson driving at the same facility was 1:33. These times from 1972.
Mueller in the Spitfire Mk3 turned 1:40 In 1971.
----- Original Message -----
From: "SHANE Ingate" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 12:23 PM
Subject: Lap times
> While we mope around the garage with warmed cider/eggnogg in hand,
> for race season to return, I'm hoping that someone can dig up track lap
> times from the old Group 44/Kastner-Brophy teams. Preferably, I'd like
> see the TR6 times, but that's because I am TR6entric.
> Maybe someone has already done, this, but I think it is a fun excercise
> compare the lap times of the old race cars (stripped, obscene
> vintage race rubber and legendary drivers) with modern-day production
> cars (porky, computer-controlled FI & brakes & suspension, terrific
> and magazine hacks with inflated egos and copy to sell).
> Was Tullius' TR6 faster than a Z06 around Sebring? Was Devendorf's GT6
> faster than a 350Z around Willow Springs?
> So if someone can provide a reference to where these times may be
> (or even has the original slips...hint, hint), I'd be delighted to
> the research and write up what I find here.
> I guess you can tell I've finished my holiday shopping and wrapping, and
> have time on my hands.
> Shane Ingate in Maryland
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