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The Journey so Far

By: Jim Rob 05/19/2020

I purchased this 01 Z06 back in 2008. This was my 1st Corvette as all I had owned before that was the pavement ripping, trailer park loving, Lynard Skynard blaring f-bodies (Which I have owned 11 from the 1st 4 generations). Originally this car was going to be a weekend cruiser/test and tune warrior. It stayed that way with minor modifications (heads, cam and street mods) until 2016 when I decided to try my hand @ Optima's Search for the Ultimate Street car event at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

That event was the 1st time I ever got to try my hand @ autoX or road course driving. I also had my back window busted out by a golf ball that 1st morning @ the drivers meeting (CMS actually covered the damages, and the FM3 Staff made sure I got to do autox and speed stop that day) However, Rick Hoback took me under his wing the next day on the Roval @ CMS and stuck with me to make sure I had a great time. Boy did I... and now the car's build has went from straight line to full on time attack/autoX build. However I crashed the car in 2018 @ the Optima Invitational. Work in 2019 has kept me from really putting alot of time into fixing the car. It is slowly getting put back together and hop to be racing @ the end of 2020


Engine: 404 LS2 Stroker Built by Tick Performance (496/452 RWHP)

Heads: Stock 243 Heads ported by TEA

Cam: Tick Performance 239/244 on 113+1

Intake: Vararam Cold Air intake into ported LS2 Throttle body and Fast 92mm Intake

Exhaust: American Racing 1 7/8 long tubes and X-Pipe into Borla S-Type Mufflers

Improved racing Oil cooler set-up w/oil pan baffles

Mighty Mouse Catch Can Set-up


LG GT2 Coilovers

C6 Z51 Front/Rear Bars w/Van Steel endlinks

SKF X-Tracker Hubs w/ARP studs

Delrin A-arm Bushings

AMT Adjustable Camber kit w/upper control arm studs


Alcon Pro System Kit w Hawk DTC-40 pads

Wheels & Tires:

18x12 and 18x13's Forgrestar F14's

BFG Rival S 1.5 315's F 335's Rear


Sparco EVO II seats

AMT Ultralow Seat mounts

Ridetech harness Bar

iPad head unit with radio bezel modded by Rafa w/Soundman Design ipad mount

Bluetooth Kenwood Amp

MGW Shifter


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