With the notch cut and the tabs trimmed, the air guide went right back into place.
Now it was time to bleed and refill the radiator. Although these pictures make it look like this is a hard install, due to the good plug and play design, it is actually pretty easy to drop the CSF radiator in.
Now it was time for a track test under grueling conditions. We went to a Speed Ventures event at Buttonwillow Raceway on a hot scorching day. It was 100 degrees and miserable. Even though our test driver Karla Pestotnik really worked the car to the max, the coolant temperature never exceeded 208 degrees. This is amazing because track driven Corvettes often hit over 220 degrees even under ideal conditions and frequently go into limp mode as the temperature approaches 230. We were very impressed that our car stayed so cool under these worst-case conditions.
If you are looking for an event that you can get plenty of safe, well-organized track time with the potential for instruction and improvement, we suggest that you look toward Speed Ventures. Speed Ventures is also good enough to sponsor MotoIQ’s on-track testing!