2010 Run to the Coast - 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am goes into corner too hot on road course

This was my 3rd hot lap on the Road Course. I was overdriving the car quite a bit as it was the last lap and because letting it slide to the last bit of runoff was a ton of fun. Here, I carried too much speed, especially going over the crown in the road that unsettles the car. A cone was killed.

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1979 Firebird - Eating a Camaro
Original 400 "PWH" (481988 XX) block TRW PowerForged 60 over pistons 10.5:1 comression Pontiac #62 iron heads ported 240/170 int/ex Pontiac R/A IV intake 660 Holley spreadbore 150hp NOS Nitrous plate kit R/A III "744"cam 1.75" Hedman headers 3" pipes ending at the axle Walker turbo mufflers (open headers on this run) 8.5" 10 bolt rear w/ spool & c-clip elim. 3.90 gears 390.8 hp @ 5200 / 463 ft. lbs. @ 3000 (motor) 502.2 hp @ 6000 / 654 ft. lbs. @ 3800 (Nitrous) There was a strong headwind that day, and the clutch was almost finished, so the car was slowed down a little. the car should run 11.0s on a good day.




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