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Boss 302R vs Treynor 458 Challenge in the Wet at Road Atlanta

Discussion in 'Pics and Videos Buffet' started by the5, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. the5

    the5 Active Member Established Member

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    Had the pleasure of racing Treynor in his ( wifes ;) ) 458 Challenge at Road Atlanta this past weekend. We qualified front row with him with our Driver Nelson Canache, 2 time Rolex winner. This is the rain battle that ensued!
     
  2. cam346

    cam346 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    dam good driving
     
  3. Serpent

    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    Fast forward to 17:30 for start of race, pace car exited.
    Btw, what are the differences between the 302S and 302R?



    I saw bens video on IG, that Ferrari was revving to 9k maybe even passed it!
     
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  4. geoffmt

    geoffmt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That’s awesome! Damn. I need a new career


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  5. Z28

    Z28 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That was badass you guys!

    Road racing looks like a blast
     
  6. SHOdown220

    SHOdown220 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I was wondering who was driving that Mustang. Very few of us there spectating but me and my friend were. Awesome racing and that mustang was the best sounding car on the track, well almost the best sounding car on the track... lol
     
  7. COBRETI

    COBRETI New Member Established Member

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    That mustang sounds heeeaaalllttthhhyyy!! Vw Scirocco spotted, 123 hp was no match for that beast you were driving!!

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  8. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    That 458 really moves out on the straights. Powerful car! You both are to be commended for your driving skills, and the nerves required to go with the skill. :)
     
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    Thanks for sharing the video! The only track day I have participated in was on a day with weather just like that. Cloudy and rainy all day. Standing water all over the place. Nothing like the car getting loose at 110 mph on the straights on very worn tires (I had figured why not do a track day the week before replacing my worn Nittos?). Car was a 385 RWHP 1994 Cobra with a 347 stroker. LOTS of fun but my ass was puckered ALL DAY LONG! Right now I’m in the middle of getting my ‘66 coupe ready for the track. Can’t wait!!
     
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    302R was built to race IMSA while the 302S was built as a track day car. Main differences are fuel cell, seam welded chassis, t56 in R and Less aero on the R.
     
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    96 cobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Great video/driving!
    Re: tire choice for the wet, what did you go with, or is there a 'series tire'?
     
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    Thanks for sharing! Really enjoyed the video.

    And much respect to Ben. He definitely has the driver mod.
     
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    Snagged Shenanigans!!! Established Member

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    Cool stuff for sure.
     
  14. the5

    the5 Active Member Established Member

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    Tire choice for all Conditions is Hankook RS4, Dry, Wet, Snow or anything else haha!
     
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  15. treynor

    treynor Confirmed Power Junkie Premium Member Established Member

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    Thank you for posting this! That was a hell of a start to race 1. We had the Ferrari on Pilot Sport Cup 2's which are really good for the dry and really ... less good in the wet.

    I can't claim credit for the driving in that video however - like Eric, we started the race with our pro driver Mark Hamilton Peters in the seat. Watching those two go at it hammer and tongs was worth the price of admission :)
     
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    SirShaun Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Looks like @treynor was mastering the rain line, while Canache was running the dry line.

    Dry Line to Dry Line, I think the Ferrari would drive out of your life.

    Still, that Mustang sounds amazing, and runs damn good.
     
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    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Those do a lot better than I would have thought in the rain!

    458 has legs. Damn.
     
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    aoc racer Ford is hella cool Established Member

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    hot damn! I needed to turn the volume down for this vid. Glad you guys had fun.
     
  19. treynor

    treynor Confirmed Power Junkie Premium Member Established Member

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    Saturday, it was largely down to tires for us. No one had raced a 458 Challenge on DOT tires before, and we were guessing about what to run. Pilot Sport Cup 2's simply did not work well once there was a layer of wet on the track, and the Mustang was catching up in the corners and braking zones and only losing out on the straights. Once the rain really started coming down, it was game over.

    Sunday's race was a different story - it was dry the entire day, and we took first place in the race with a 9-second margin of victory over Randy Pobst in a E36/E46 hybrid BMW.

    Next time we're bringing proper tires -- probably Bridgestone Potenza RE71Rs, but we'll have a set of the Hankook's too given how well they worked!

    Fun times, and awesome driving by Team Mustang.
     
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  20. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Ben, I don't have personal experience with those tires but I do know quite a few guys who have run them on track and the overall consensus of the RE71s is they get too hot, too fast.

    They are certainly a jesus tire for autox but have a tendency to fall off pretty early when constantly pushed.

    It's my understanding that the RE11 is the more or less the road racing version of the 71s. They trade off peak grip for longevity but are still a nice tire.
     
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