This is the 9:00am Group 1 session of Sunday practice. Mario (white C4 Corvette) and I do a lead-follow and exchange point-bys. I am driving a 2006 base coupe Corvette with Penske coil overs, AP Racing T1 brakes, and Hoosier R6 tires. We run some pretty good laps when we get clear track and I get a sense of where Mario is gaining time on me through T9 and T10.
I edited out the laps after Mario points me by until the the 5:20 mark in the video. I am convinced I can finally get some daylight between us because I was smoking him through the south chicane. That little daydream is enough to break my concentration and I overcook it into T1 and decide to let him back by.
This was some of the best track time I had all year!
We both benefited and were able to put down our personal best laps during the time trials later that afternoon. Both our lap timers said 1:16.6 when we got back to the pits so it was too close to call until we got the official results.