NMCA West Hotchkis Cup Round IPosted By: Team JDP - On: 4/12/2017 8:00 AM
The JDP Team traveled out to California to compete in Round I of the NMCA West Hotchkis Cup at Fontana's Auto Club Speedway. This was the debut race for the new JDP Motorsports 2017 C7 Grandsport Corvette, our newest development vehicle.
- LG Motorsports 1" Billet Drop Spindles
- LG Motorsports Carbon Front Splitter and side skirts
- OEM Z06 Carbon Spoiler
- JDP Motorsports extended wheel studs
- Forgeline 18x11 F and 18x12.5 R GA1R Open Lug Cap Wheels
- BFG Rival-S 315/30 F and 335/30 R tires
- DSC Suspension Controller
- MGW Shifter
The car was amazing right out of the trailer and we were able to get the fastest lap during Friday's practice. The driving style from the Camaro to the Corvette is completely different, with the Corvette requiring more finesse.
We knew Saturday would be a great bench mark test with Steve Abbot and Jake Rozelle signed up in the Sports Car Class. It was a battle all day and we lead until the last session. Steve Abbott was able to get around us by a few hundredths, but he were able to beat Jake for 2nd by a few hundredths. Unfortunately, we took ourselves out of the hunt for the Hotchkis Cup when we had an Ice Mode issue, causing us to go off course.
Sunday was a new day and we figured some things out with the traction control system - turn it off. We also installed a set of Hotchkis sway bars to test and the car felt very balanced. We had the fastest average on Sunday by over a second and we were able to take the fastest time of the day and 1st Place in the Sports Car class!
Enjoy this video of one of our runs!
Now we start the tear down process as we add a JDP Stage IV Performance Package. Stay tuned when we take on LS Fest West in a few weeks!!!