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Old 17 Apr 2018, 05:05 (Ref:3816099)   #301
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SRO doesn't even consider them a factory. The engines are built by APP in The Netherlands, anyways, and it does happen to be a fact that 1) Callaway carried over the LS9 from the "Mk.II" C6, and 2) the LS9 has been discontinued. They did find a spare block locally when they needed one in Texas but the point is their engine builder isn't building those motors anymore so they want to keep their stock in Germany where their main competition is.
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Old 17 Apr 2018, 15:59 (Ref:3816214)   #302
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SRO doesn't even consider them a factory. The engines are built by APP in The Netherlands, anyways, and it does happen to be a fact that 1) Callaway carried over the LS9 from the "Mk.II" C6, and 2) the LS9 has been discontinued. They did find a spare block locally when they needed one in Texas but the point is their engine builder isn't building those motors anymore so they want to keep their stock in Germany where their main competition is.
Blah blah blah... These are just continued excuses from Callaway. These problems are 100% caused by Callaway themselves. Callaway could have had a little foresight and been proactive before taking on something they KNEW they were not capable of handling. If we want a real Corvette GT3 program in North America, we just need to hope that GM does what Lamborghini did to Reiter when the mid engine C8 comes out
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Old 17 Apr 2018, 20:59 (Ref:3816241)   #303
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Here's the reality. Callaway should have had a fully dressed motor in the trailer ready to go. They obviously did not and honestly, if I was a renter, I would have left the track and been done with the season. Thus, I obviously have dealt with renters that think the same, which is why they are sitting idle. If you went on facebook, you would have seen the irony where LG built the motor they used on Sunday.

Honestly, why didn't they choose an LS3 and have Kaetech build it? The company builds a boatload of LS motors and are known to make a great product.

I still wonder if all of that hoopla about GM banning any Callaway Vette running in the US was actually true........
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Old 17 Apr 2018, 21:38 (Ref:3816248)   #304
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So, PWC just isn’t going to upload their races on YouTube or even MTOD this year then... not even GTS or TC.

Way to ruin your platform
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Old 18 Apr 2018, 07:10 (Ref:3816303)   #305
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Just look at all those Katech powered SaReNi Camaros sold and racing in America, after all.

I find it hard to fault APP when Callaway has won as many championships as they have with their engines. APP builds a bunch of LS engines for multiple categories as well.

If you're going to wait for GM to run a customer GT3 program you're going to be waiting until the end of the category.

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if I was a renter, I would have left the track and been done with the season.
If they had a renter, sure, as is it's pretty much a vanity project in a series they're racing against 4 or 5 cars in front of an audience not that much bigger. In pure economic terms I don't think there's any pay off running a factory promo program in PWC this year, especially when you look at how massive GT Masters is right now.
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Old 18 Apr 2018, 19:21 (Ref:3816417)   #306
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Just look at all those Katech powered SaReNi Camaros sold and racing in America, after all.

I find it hard to fault APP when Callaway has won as many championships as they have with their engines. APP builds a bunch of LS engines for multiple categories as well.

If you're going to wait for GM to run a customer GT3 program you're going to be waiting until the end of the category.


If they had a renter, sure, as is it's pretty much a vanity project in a series they're racing against 4 or 5 cars in front of an audience not that much bigger. In pure economic terms I don't think there's any pay off running a factory promo program in PWC this year, especially when you look at how massive GT Masters is right now.
Callway still wants to expand their customer base to North America...this is not how to do it
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Old 20 Apr 2018, 23:00 (Ref:3816714)   #307
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The entry list for VIR is here:

http://files.world-challenge.com/eve...-EntryList.pdf

The only notable absentee is the Callaway Corvette, which, as previously reported, is taking a hiatus for a few months! A total of 98 cars are entered so far, compared with the final 103 at CoTA, after the withdrawal of the #45 DXDT Lambo!

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Old Yesterday, 17:26 (Ref:3817533)   #308
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Some big news for PWC on the media side:

http://sportscar365.com/world-challe...ast-pwc-races/
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http://sportscar365.com/world-challe...tyler-tadevic/
Pretty cool story. A good reminder to never give up.
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