Hery guys, it's been a while since my last update so here goes...
I brought the car out to the Texas Mile last weekend and it held together pretty well. I actually brought it there in October, but had a major pucker-moment a little over 150 when the front splitter brackets broke which left it nosing in to the pavement (still attached at the rear). I swear I thought I lost a tire or something with how much the car shook. Nearest I could figure is because my brake ducts weren't attached, they were feeding in to the nose, which built pressure in front of the inner fenders over the splitter. Fortunately the damage wasn't that bad and I was able to make new brackets.
So I came back to redeem myself...
On my first run, Saturday evening (got there late) I was going to just do an easy run, but as I built speed the car felt great so I just kept going and made my best run of the weekend: 187.3. That was enough to win the "Naturally Aspirated, RWD, Manual Trans" class. I did 3 or 4 more runs on Sunday, but only managed a best of 175.8 that day (very humid with different wind - everyone was running slower).
One of the cooler things was there were two 2023 Corvette Z06's there. A red one with a best run of 175.5 and a grey one with a best of 182.0.
Frank was there as well with his TT Toyota-powered SLC. Unfortunately I got there too late in the day to see him run, but had a chance to chat and check his car out -- great guy!
Overall I was very happy with how the car performed, handled at speed. It kept planted and temps stayed cool.
Here's the obligatory video: