Not long ago, we shared with you a video uploaded by YouTube user Turn In Track Out showing him chasing a 991 generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS around California’s flowing Thunderhill Raceway in a stock Camaro ZL1 1LE.
With two experienced drivers in two awesome cars on a great track, the video made for good entertainment. It’s not often that you get to see these high performance road cars truly get driven at their limit by talented drivers, after all.
Now Turn In Track Out is back with another onboard video taken from in his Camaro ZL1 1LE – but this one is even better, in our opinion. He recently slapped Hoosier R7 slicks on the car for the first time and went out to Sonoma Raceway for a track day event, where he bumped into a Mercedes-AMG GT4 car doing some test laps.
Most people would see an IMSA GT4 race car at a track day event and think “better stay out of that car’s way,” but not Turn In Track Out. With slicks on his 4,000+ lb ZL1, he had a hunch that he may be able to keep pace with the GT4 car – with a little help from track day traffic, of course.
It turns out he was right, just managing to hold onto the rear of the car, which was allegedly on worn tires. At one point, the Chevy and the Mercedes happen upon an Audi R8 GT4 race car that isn’t lapping at the same pace of either of them, creating a tight three-car lineup that briefly looks more like a real race than a track day. Sitting behind the wheel of his Camaro ZL1 1LE road car, we imagine Turn In Track Out felt quite proud in that moment.
It’s worth noting that the ZL1 1LE has much more power than both the Mercedes and the Audi, as GT4-spec racing has Balance of Performance regulations, but the race cars are both much lighter than the Camaro and make more downforce. The Camaro is also a six-speed manual, whereas the GT4s have paddle shifted transmissions.
Watch this epic track battle go down in the video embedded above.