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      11-11-2009, 09:17 PM   #133
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Brian from GT Pro is not a pro driver so I think Pencil Geek should also have to drive his own car. The HP-weight-overall balance is already stacked in the stroker M3's favor something huge! This is going to come down to the driver no doubt. Unless the stroker explodes. I know the AMG will run strong because.... it's an AMG
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      11-11-2009, 09:39 PM   #134
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mannnnnnn the wait is killin' me
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      11-12-2009, 01:21 PM   #135
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Brian from GT Pro is not a pro driver so I think Pencil Geek should also have to drive his own car. The HP-weight-overall balance is already stacked in the stroker M3's favor something huge! This is going to come down to the driver no doubt. Unless the stroker explodes. I know the AMG will run strong because.... it's an AMG
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Having a "Pro" substitute and drive your car in this contest would be nothing but LAME. Actually any substituting of drivers on either side really takes away from the credibility of this whole comparison. If Pencil Geek was a "Pro" driver or had significant amounts of track time under his belt it would be a different story since he is the owner of the car, and vice versa if experience was in favor of Brian. I'm not actually sure what mods Brian has on his C63, but from reading Pencil Geek's posts I know he is bringing one hell of a machine to the track. Good Luck to everyone.
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      11-12-2009, 01:34 PM   #136
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Is this the garage that owns the car your up against?

http://www.gtpro.com/
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      11-12-2009, 02:03 PM   #137
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The best way to get a consistent result is to get two pro drivers and have them each take a turn driving each car.
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      11-12-2009, 02:48 PM   #138
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The best way to get a consistent result is to get two pro drivers and have them each take a turn driving each car.
Agreed.

My last instructor was passing GT3's, E92 M3's, and modded E46 M3's left and right in the A group. He was driving an E36 M3 with an intake, Bilsteins/H&R springs. So, maybe 250HP.
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      11-14-2009, 09:17 PM   #139
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Pro drivers were never allowed by Forum Wars -- but amateur driver substitutes were. My only hesitation about driving my own car was because I've never done a drag race in my life, and because I haven't driven anything even resembling a race track in the past 25 years. In the end, I drove my own car: no substitute car, and no substitute driver.

I'm bound by NDA not to disclose the results until the show airs on the Speed channel sometime early 2010.
Way to go PG that sure take some balls!!!!!
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That sucks! The wait has been killing me. Now wait till 2010.


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Pro drivers were never allowed by Forum Wars -- but amateur driver substitutes were. My only hesitation about driving my own car was because I've never done a drag race in my life, and because I haven't driven anything even resembling a race track in the past 25 years. In the end, I drove my own car: no substitute car, and no substitute driver.

I'm bound by NDA not to disclose the results until the show airs on the Speed channel sometime early 2010.
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      11-15-2009, 01:53 PM   #141
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That sucks! The wait has been killing me. Now wait till 2010.
Yes crap sh???? ????? Now we have to wait forever. Hahaha!
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      11-15-2009, 03:37 PM   #142
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So are you going to get Sticky to drive. Wasn't he getting the best drag times?
It is done. Pencil Geek drove his monster stroked M3 himself.
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      11-15-2009, 07:57 PM   #143
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There's a full (relatively) write-up in the main section by PG.
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