Autocross is “racing that you do” rather than “racing that you watch” – there’s no easier way to get involved in motorsports than tearing around a parking lot course laid out in orange cones, with the possible exception of grudge night at the local drag strip. But just because it’s so much fun to do doesn’t mean it’s not fun to watch, too. Recently we got word of a YouTube video featuring one bad Corvette making its winning lap at the May 1st Gulf Coast Autocrossers event from Pfadt Race Engineering’s Facebook page. While it was a few months back, the video doesn’t fail to impress in the least bit.
As part of a season of racing, the Autocrossers organization puts on a two-day practice and autocross event at Buckingham Airfield in Lehigh Acres, Florida once a month. This video features Craig Ellis and his 2008 Corvette Z06 making his fifth and final lap at the Gulf Coast Autocrossers’ May event. But you don’t just see the winning run from afar, you actually get to ride along with a camera mounted on the rear quarter of the car.
With plenty of power backed by a Pfadt Race Engineering suspension system, Ellis flies through the cones, making them look like just streaks of orange. You can hear the Corvette’s raw power and experience it first hand as Ellis makes transition after transition in his 68.759-second course time.
That quick speed was enough to give Ellis a leg up on his competition and he walked away with the overall win and the Pro Class win with a corrected time of 58.926 seconds for the event.
So take a look at the video below. Whether you’re into autocross or not, it is definitely a sight to see Ellis and his Z06 expertly navigating the Gulf Coast Autocrossers course at top speed. Oh, and did we mention it’s available in high-definition?