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On the weekend following Targa Tasmania, we traveled 12,000 miles northeast to Road Atlanta and the 30th anniversary running of the HSR Walter Mitty.

As usual it was a great turnout, but we were a day late, arriving in Atlanta at 3 AM Friday morning. Our first session was at 8, and track was wet. We tested a big and ugly front spoiler during the afternoon practice session, which turned out to be a complete disaster.

Turn 9 at Road Atlanta is a high speed bend that drops away at the apex into the downhill run to Turn 10. Up to this event, we have raced the LightWeight just as it was run in 1965, without aerodynamic crutches like spoilers or wings. The car is aerodynamically balanced without a spoiler, but since there is no place like Turn 9 at Atlanta to test high speed stability, we ended up wasting the session finding out that a big ugly front spoiler will plant the front end but loosen up the back end like you wouldn’t believe. After the session, the spoiler went back in the trailer.

Duntov Lightweight testing a front spoiler at Road Atlanta during the Walter Mitty 2007

Spoiler Testing at Road Atlanta

The first race of our weekend was the one hour enduro on Saturday afternoon. Eric Bretzel qualified on the pole in his incomparable 911. We started on the outside of the front row.

Of course we had the advantage at the start and were first into Turn 1. For the next 40 minutes the fight was on. Eric passed us three times, only to be re-passed each time before the start finish line. We led every lap until the mandatory pit stop. When we came in, Eric and our LightWeight had lapped everyone through sixth place, and we held a 40 second lead over third place.

Unfortunately a dropped #2 intake valve ended our race and our weekend. My hat is off to Eric Bretzel for one hell of a drive.

Vintage racecars on the grid prior to the Walter Mitty race start in 2007

The Lineup for the National Anthem

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Duntov Motor Company is the exclusive licensee for the continued production of the authentic original Corvette Grand Sport.  Duntov Motor Company is the exclusive licensee for the manufacturing and distribution of the updated street version of this famous car. We service what we sell. We also restore and service 1963-1982 Corvette race, street and performance cars using original and replacement parts including front and rear suspension, brake calipers, brake rotors, brake pads, both J-56 and stock brake caliper pistons, and Corvette stainless steel parking brake parts. We offer the finest original U.S. built Corvette spindles and GM stub axles, along with remanufactured Corvette differentials for both street and race cars. We build both new and rebuilt Corvette trailing arm assemblies for 1965-1982 Corvettes, and offer Corvette street and racing springs and both steel and composite leaf springs in a wide selection of spring rates. Check out our Corvette parts section for shocks, sway bars, upper and lower A-arms, Corvette ball joints, tie rod ends, pitman arms, idler arms, shocks and U-joints.

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