Monday the 1st of February was an amazing day for a couple of reasons. For one, Fred of the ZCG crew turned 40. And secondly, Fred gave me the day off to play with the shop 370Z. The day started off at ZCG in the early morning hours where I met the other two cars in the pack, Scott with his Z33 and Gia with his Nismo edition Z34. We drove down to Laguna Seca to start our track adventures for the day. Once we arrived at Laguna Seca we prepped our Z’s with numbers and a double check of our wheel torques. After a brief driver’s meeting, we were off to drive our first session. It’s been a while since I have been able to go to the track and hone my skill set. Years ago, before ZCG, going to the track was a regular event in my life. Driving on the track with Scott really made me appreciate the value of seat time. Scott’s many track days and autocrosses have paid off and he and his Z33 looked great out there. A few days prior to the event, we fitted Gia’s Nismo edition Z34 with a test ZCG oil cooler and some upgraded front brake pads. The oil temps were in range for moving forward with our next round of testing. The brakes, on the other hand, weren’t able to keep up with Gia’s driving style. I have shared my data with Stoptech and they say help is on the way in the form of a pad that should help us on the street and allow us to push the limits at the track. Once Gia’s Z34 brakes were unable to continue, we double teamed the ZCG Z34 with back to back sessions. During these sessions, we were able to keep our oil temperature under control with the help of the ZCG oil cooler. The highest oil temps were in the 250F range. For those of you just tuning in, this is the 3rd test version of our oil cooler. We feel after the next set of tests that we will be able to serve the Z community with a product that will allow you to keep your Z’s oil temps within reason and out of the famous limp mode. We will be returning to Laguna Seca on February 25th to complete the shake-down on our latest mods. The track organization we are running with is NCRC, nice guys with great organization which leads to lots of track time.