Go Back   Corvette Forum > C6 Corvette, 2005 - 2013 > C6 Corvette ZR1
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ Vendor Directory
Search
C6 Corvette ZR1
General info about GM’s Corvette Supercar, LS9 Corvette Technical Info, Performance Upgrades, Suspension Setup for Street or Track Sponsored by
Bill Stasek

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!


Corvette Store
 
 
C7 Parts & Accessories
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
C4 Parts & Accessories
C3 Parts & Accessories
C2 Parts & Accessories
C1 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
  
Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-13-2009, 10:38 PM   #1
racerns
CF Senior Member
 
racerns's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2002
Location: Smithfield VA
Default New Record Times for Stock ZR1

OK straight to the point, new stock ZR1 best times. We believe these times may be the quickest recorded 1/4 mile ETs for any stock production car in avaliable in the US:

10.851 @ 129.89 mph 100% bone stock on factory tires, driven by racerns

10.730 @ 132.46 mph stock on drag radials, driven by Ranger (read below for story, time slips, and videos)

As some of you may remember, my father (ZO6Jeff) and I had the opportunity to attend a private drag rental, hosted by Ranger, last April in his bone stock 2009 ZR1. It was quite the learning experience and we came away with a stock tire best of 11.05 @ 129.1 mph (me) and drag radial best of 10.98 @ 131.8 mph (Ranger). This past Monday we had the opportunity to continue that learning experience at another rental at MIR arranged by Ranger. This was a small 6 car rental with all Corvettes (we had the only ZR1, and the others were all modified) in a laid back and friendly at atmosphere. My father and I made the 3 hr drive up that morning to arrive at 9:00am. The weather conditions were a little better than the April rental, with the temps on the mid 50s and good baro to give a DA of -350ft through most of the day (as measured track side). There was a moderate to light on-and-off head wind during the day. The track prep out to the 1/8 mile was great, and even though there was no sun to warm the track it stuck well.

We decided that we were going to first concentrate on running the ZR1 on the stock tires since I had come close to breaking into the 10s last time. I ran the car in sets of 2 or 3 passes and then we would cool the car for a while. On my first set of passes I bettered my previous 11.05 with an 11.03. On my second set of passes I broke into the tens with a 10.97 @ 128.35 mph and a 1.703 60’ time. I had the launch down but really needed to work on my shift points and speed. Then during my 3rd set of passes I had another 1.70 60’ and did my best shifting to date that produced the 10.85 @ 129.8 mph run.



----------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------
This video can be seen in full-screen HD by clicking the youtube logo.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------


Click the image to open in full size.

After a few more passes that did not better the 10.85, we decided to put on Ranger’s 18” drag radials. It was closing in on 3 pm by this point. Ranger had not driven the car with the stock tires today but he was going to get first crack on the DRs since my driving experience with them is very limited. Ranger proved yet again that he is a driving machine by clicking off three 10.73xs passes in a row hot lapping the car. The best was his second pass of 10.730 @ 132.46 mph. I have also put up a copy of his last pass since it shows his best launch and 1/8 mile time (6.998), but the car fell a little short up top only finishing a 131.95 mph, most likely starting to see the effects of some heat soak after the previous two runs and a long day of running. I ran a few passes on the drag radials, never quite getting the launch, and turned a best of 10.95 @ 130.2 mph. Here is Rangers best.



----------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------
This video can be seen in full-screen HD by clicking the youtube logo.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------


Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Overall it was another great day at the track. The ZR1 performed flawlessly and is simply an amazing car. I also think there are still better times to be had. Even though my shifting is improving, I am pretty sure better shifting could have got another 1/10 with stock tires. I think we are just scratching the surface on drag radials. I am sure if Ranger had pulled the same launch as his last pass on his first pass, we would have seen 10.6s. I would like to thank Ranger for all the tips and putting the rental together and my father for letting me beat on his car. As for the rest of the cars, I will let the owners discuss their times but I will say that every car there made it into the 10s.
__________________
Neil
'09 ZR1

Last edited by racerns; 10-17-2009 at 01:16 AM. Reason: Videos Added
racerns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 10:39 PM   #2
Ranger
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Ranger's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2000
Default

Make no mistake about it. The C6 ZR1 is a monster that has, so far, resoundingly eclipsed at the drag strip its stock Z06 stable-mate, the current Viper, and all similar production cars.

I made only three passes in the ZR1 at Monday’s rental. All three were 10.73. Traps were 132.46, 132.01, 131.95.

For comparison sake I made a couple passes in my stock C6Z on DRs. Two 10.95s. Traps were 126.05 (car not fully warmed up) and 127.85 (warmed up).

So apples to apples, the ZR1 was faster that the Z06 by about three car-lengths and 4.0-4.5 mph. That said, my Z06 driving is dial-in. Not the case in the ZR1.

Keep in mind, a driver must invest time to learn the personality quirks of the ZR1. As racerns points out in post #1, his and my driving remains works-in-progress. So quicker ETs and faster traps by these drivers in this ZR1 remain ahead this fall season as we internalize lessons-learned and leverage improving weather conditions.

Weather at this event was good but inferior to the super weather MIR experiences in fall.

After our ZR1-group’s first visit to the track in April, I reported
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
...suspect some owner will get a ZR1 into the 10.60s on DR and the 10.8s on stock tires....
Racerns has already accomplished the stock tire part. And 10.60s on DRs is a small drop from 10.73 and should come just with minor launch tweaks. Given that, I’ll speculate that this stock ZR1 will likely run low 10.70s on stock tires and high 10.50s on DRs. Stay tuned.

Finally, I want to thank Z06Jeff once again for the opportunity to drive his ZR1 on the track. Thanks too to racerns for the pleasure of witnessing him hammer out four 10-second stock-tire passes. He’s a natural driver who will continue to make proud the Corvette community far and wide.

Best to all.

Ranger

Admin note: I plan to upload two videos tomorrow.
Racerns’s 10.85 on stock tires and
Ranger’s 10.73 on drag radials.

Will place a marker post to the thread when the videos are edited into post #1.
__________________
'06 Z06 red 300 passes
Bone Stock Stock Tires……11.02 127.25 1.70 video
Bone Stock DRs......….…….10.71 130.32 1.60 video
'02 Z06 350 passes
Bone Stock Stock Tires……11.81 117.26 1.78
w/ CAI & DRs………...........11.52 120.21 1.64 video
My PRs Burnout Launch Shifting Clutch Care

Last edited by Ranger; 10-14-2009 at 01:38 AM.
Ranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 10:39 PM   #3
ZO6Jeff
CF Senior Member
 
ZO6Jeff's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2005
Location: Smithfield Virginia
Default

I just want to say I’m very proud of my son (racerns). His driving was excellent and I know he will keep on improving. The ZR1 is awesome and is definitely living up to its potential. The only credit I can take is that I taught him how to drive a stick on my 1990 ZR-1.

I also want to thank Ranger for again arranging for the track rental and for all the help he has given my son. I agree with my son that there is potential for even better performance.
__________________
Jeff
2009 ZR1
1990 ZR-1

ZO6Jeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 10:41 PM   #4
ThePigWhisperer
CF Senior Member
 
ThePigWhisperer's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2008
Location: Philippines
Default

Wow.
ThePigWhisperer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 10:52 PM   #5
venomws7
CF Senior Member
 
venomws7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2006
Location: EARTH
Default

Now thats freaking awesome great driving and congrats ZR1 Is a mean machine for sure.

I can't wait to see some vids.
Have you ever dynoed the car??
venomws7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2009, 11:10 PM   #6
racerns
CF Senior Member
 
racerns's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2002
Location: Smithfield VA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by venomws7 View Post
Now thats freaking awesome great driving and congrats ZR1 Is a mean machine for sure.

I can't wait to see some vids.
Have you ever dynoed the car??
The videos should be up sometime tomorrow evening as Ranger is still converting them.
The car dynoed about the same as most ZR1s. http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...o-numbers.html
racerns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 01:31 AM   #7
Dreamin
CF Senior Member
 
Dreamin's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2001
Location: SoCal
Default

That's awesome guys

Dreamin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 03:30 AM   #8
Wanderer Z06
CF Senior Member
 
Wanderer Z06's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2006
Location: Rochester NY
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZO6Jeff View Post
I just want to say I’m very proud of my son (racerns). His driving was excellent and I know he will keep on improving. The ZR1 is awesome and is definitely living up to its potential. The only credit I can take is that I taught him how to drive a stick on my 1990 ZR-1.

I also want to thank Ranger for again arranging for the track rental and for all the help he has given my son. I agree with my son that there is potential for even better performance.

Congrats guys on some awesome times!!!

You should be proud!!! It sounds like you and your son do the whole car thing together. It's a great way to keep the father and son bond going. I do the same with my son and I know what your feeling.

That car has a tick or two more in it that's for sure.

Also good documentation of your runs. Can't wait to see the videos.

Wanderer Z06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 03:31 AM   #9
tomsws6
CF Senior Member
 
tomsws6's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2008
Location: dover Delaware
Default

YES!!!! Congrats guys!
tomsws6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 04:56 AM   #10
WayneCar
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Nov 2000
Location: Harrisonburg Virginia
Default

Congratulations again on the passes. It was a lot of fun
just watching your car make passes. For a stock car that
daily drives so well to be able to turn into such a Beast
when asked is truely amazing. Have fun with her!
Wayne
WayneCar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 06:02 AM   #11
zosix427
Junior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
zosix427's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2006
Location: Stratford Ct
Default

Wow! great job Neil. you and ranger have proven that the Zr1 is the fastest 'stock' production car . wish i could have been there. I have a rental early november ,Atco
,hope to also run 10s. will keep you posted.

Gary
zosix427 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 07:07 AM   #12
jamie furman
CF Senior Member
 
jamie furman's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2006
Location: Woodbridge Virginia
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by racerns View Post
OK straight to the point, new stock ZR1 best times. We believe these times may be the quickest recorded 1/4 mile ETs for any stock production car:

10.851 @ 129.89 mph 100% bone stock on factory tires, driven by racerns

10.730 @ 132.46 mph stock on drag radials, driven by Ranger (read below for story, time slips, and videos)

As some of you may remember, my father (ZO6Jeff) and I had the opportunity to attend a private drag rental, hosted by Ranger, last April in his bone stock 2009 ZR1. It was quite the learning experience and we came away with a stock tire best of 11.05 @ 129.1 mph (me) and drag radial best of 10.98 @ 131.8 mph (Ranger). This past Monday we had the opportunity to continue that learning experience at another rental at MIR arranged by Ranger. This was a small 6 car rental with all Corvettes (we had the only ZR1, and the others were all modified) in a laid back and friendly at atmosphere. My father and I made the 3 hr drive up that morning to arrive at 9:00am. The weather conditions were a little better than the April rental, with the temps on the mid 50s and good baro to give a DA of -350ft through most of the day (as measured track side). There was a moderate to light on-and-off head wind during the day. The track prep out to the 1/8 mile was great, and even though there was no sun to warm the track it stuck well.

We decided that we were going to first concentrate on running the ZR1 on the stock tires since I had come close to breaking into the 10s last time. I ran the car in sets of 2 or 3 passes and then we would cool the car for a while. On my first set of passes I bettered my previous 11.05 with an 11.03. On my second set of passes I broke into the tens with a 10.97 @ 128.35 mph and a 1.703 60’ time. I had the launch down but really needed to work on my shift points and speed. Then during my 3rd set of passes I had another 1.70 60’ and did my best shifting to date that produced the 10.85 @ 129.8 mph run.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

HD Videos to be added soon

After a few more passes that did not better the 10.85, we decided to put on Ranger’s 18” drag radials. It was closing in on 3 pm by this point. Ranger had not driven the car with the stock tires today but he was going to get first crack on the DRs since my driving experience with them is very limited. Ranger proved yet again that he is a driving machine by clicking off three 10.73xs passes in a row hot lapping the car. The best was his second pass of 10.730 @ 132.46 mph. I have also put up a copy of his last pass since it shows his best launch and 1/8 mile time (6.998), but the car fell a little short up top only finishing a 131.95 mph, most likely starting to see the effects of some heat soak after the previous two runs and a long day of running. I ran a few passes on the drag radials, never quite getting the launch, and turned a best of 10.95 @ 130.2 mph. Here is Rangers best.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

HD Videos to be added soon

Overall it was another great day at the track. The ZR1 performed flawlessly and is simply an amazing car. I also think there are still better times to be had. Even though my shifting is improving, I am pretty sure better shifting could have got another 1/10 with stock tires. I think we are just scratching the surface on drag radials. I am sure if Ranger had pulled the same launch as his last pass on his first pass, we would have seen 10.6s. I would like to thank Ranger for all the tips and putting the rental together and my father for letting me beat on his car. As for the rest of the cars, I will let the owners discuss their times but I will say that every car there made it into the 10s.
Congrats Racerns! Thats an awesome time and I know first hand what it takes to run that time and its awesome driving! Great Job! Same to you John! Great Job! 10.8 on stock tires is awesome as is 10.7 on drag radials. I am glad to see some stout numbers run by a ZR1!
I am also pretty positive those are the fastest and quickest factory production runs ever for an american car!
Also Racerns I have to say that 1.70 short time on stock tires is amazing!

Last edited by jamie furman; 10-14-2009 at 07:39 AM.
jamie furman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 07:08 AM   #13
Ranger
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Ranger's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2000
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zosix427 View Post
Wow! great job Neil. you and ranger have proven that the Zr1 is the fastest 'stock' production car . wish i could have been there. I have a rental early november ,Atco
,hope to also run 10s. will keep you posted.

Gary
Was a short-notice event Gary. You were missed at this one. Good luck at Atco.

Racerns put on quite a show.

Ranger
Ranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 07:29 AM   #14
breakskeet
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
breakskeet's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2008
Location: Tampa FL
Default

Thank you ranger and racerns for all your hard work!

Now I never have to hear some idiot spout off about how a stock ZR1 has never beat a stock Z06, blah, blah, blah, etc.

You have silenced the ignorant!!!! However, I'm sure that they will come up with some other flaw that they can beat their chest about......

cheers!
__________________
Kevin
Member: Tampa Bay Vettes, C6Registry, NCM, Bowling Green Assembly Corvette Club

Past:
1985 Black Coupe
1988 Black Convertible
1998 Black Coupe
1999 Black Coupe
2007 Black Z06
2008 Black Convertible - Given to my Father
2009 Black ZR1
2009 Atomic Orange Z06

Now:
2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera - Grigio Telesto
2010 ZR1 Black/ Ebony, 3ZR, VIN 800098, Competition Grey Wheels, Museum Delivery, Build Date 9/03, Delivered on 9/27.

Save The Wave!
breakskeet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 07:31 AM   #15
GTPprix
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jul 2004
Location: Macomb MI
Default

Wow Congrats! Ranger I think I need to have you run mine when I get it, I dont have that good of a driver mod right now
__________________
Chris White
2006 Spice Red A4 GTO -Bone Stock
2012 Jeep SRT8 - Stock
2013 SRX - Custom IPC/BCM/CUE
2013 XTS Platinum AWD - Custom IPC/CUE
GTPprix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 07:46 AM   #16
buckloc
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Sep 2009
Default Drag tires

Quote:
Originally Posted by jamie furman View Post
Congrats Racerns! Thats an awesome time and I know first hand what it takes to run that time and its awesome driving! Great Job! Same to you John! Great Job! 10.8 on stock tires is awesome as is 10.7 on drag radials. I am glad to see some stout numbers run by a ZR1!
I am also pretty positive those are the fastest and quickest factory production runs ever for an american car!
Also Racerns I have to say that 1.70 short time on stock tires is amazing!
Drag tires, what brand, what size and what rims????
buckloc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 07:55 AM   #17
Ranger
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Ranger's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2000
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by buckloc View Post
Drag tires, what brand, what size and what rims????
You can run any of the 18" drag radials.

I've mounted CCW Corsair Race wheels (only come in 18") on the ZR1 and the fit is tight but sufficient to clear the 15" rotors. I've not tested wheel alternatives to the Corsairs, since I already had a pair of them for my Z06.

If you order Corsairs, be sure to tell John or Chip at CCW that the wheels are for the rear of a ZR1. That will ensure correct offset/back-spacing.

When changing tires, take care to mount the blue booties over the C/C rotors, to avoid an expensive, hard lesson-learned.

In an abundance of caution, we have been using two pairs of hands to maneuver the wheel on and off the hub.

Ranger

Last edited by Ranger; 10-14-2009 at 08:00 AM.
Ranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 08:05 AM   #18
buckloc
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Sep 2009
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
You can run any of the 18" drag radials.

I've mounted CCW Corsair Race wheels (only come in 18") on the ZR1 and the fit is tight but sufficient to clear the 15" rotors. I've not tested wheel alternatives to the Corsairs, since I already had a pair of them for my Z06.

If you order Corsairs, be sure to tell John or Chip at CCW that the wheels are for the rear of a ZR1. That will ensure correct offset/back-spacing.

When changing tires, take care to mount the blue booties over the C/C rotors, to avoid an expensive, hard lesson-learned.

In an abundance of caution, we have been using two pairs of hands to maneuver the wheel on and off the hub.

Ranger
I am getting a 2010 Z06 and was looking for a drag radial and rim set up. Will the same work for the Z06 or do you have some suggestions??

Lou
buckloc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 08:07 AM   #19
Allthrottleandsomebottle
Race Moderator Moderator
Virginia Events Coordinator
Cruise-In IV Veteran
Cruise-In V Veteran
Cruise-In VI Veteran
Cruise-In VII Veteran
NCM Ambassador
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Allthrottleandsomebottle's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 1999
Location: Lackey, my own dragstrip VA.
Default

Neil.............just a matter of time!
That F body feels lonely now.................
Allthrottleandsomebottle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 09:14 AM   #20
walterm32
CF Senior Member
 
walterm32's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2008
Default

Nice!! Its about time we saw the 10's for the zr1. There's still more in it though. Now that heat soak isn't as big of a limiting factor with the cool air here I knew it was only a matter of time. I think we'll see a 10.7x by someone bone stock before the year is out. Good job Racerns
walterm32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C6 Corvette, 2005 - 2013 > C6 Corvette ZR1
Reload this Page New Record Times for Stock ZR1
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
108, 1085, bone, c6, corvette, drag, mile, mir, quarter, radials, ranger, record, rental, speed, stock, track, zr1


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:50 PM.


Emails & Password Backup

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2