2002 Chevrolet Corvette – CAM-S National Champion C5Z

Project Quick Facts

Profile ID: 15197
Year: 2002
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Markets: Performance, Racing, Sports Car
Vehicle Type: American
Contact: Eric Brown

Manufacturers

My name is Eric Brown and I have been an active SCCA autocrosser since 2002 when I got my free SCCA Membership when I bought a new Subaru WRX.    Throughout the last 15 or so years I have owned a lot of cars.  All very different.

I started with the WRX which I raced in STX (new class at the time) then modified into Street Mod. Sadly the WRX met its end in a pretty nasty t-bone accident leaving the Subway outside of the Peru Champ Tour in 2004.  After that I bought an e30 BMW which was fun, but too slow, so I bought a E36 M3 that was built for Street Mod as well.  It was a fun car, but a massive money pit, and I promised it would be my last German car.  I do not like CELs that much.  After the M3 I got a Mini Cooper that I raced in HS.  It was fun, but ultimately too slow. I started co-driving a CS Miata before taking a short break and making my return to AutoX in a new Subaru BRZ.  Loved that car, but also too slow, sold it and bought a C6 Z06....definitely fast enough, but back into the money pit world.  So off it went and replaced it with a Ford Focus ST which was great until I came across a great deal on a STS Civic Si. Loved the Civic it was a great autox car but I was yearning again for fast RWD fun.  Then came a great deal on a 2002 C5 Z06 set up for A Street class.  I jumped on it fell in love with the C5 platform.  Like every car before it though, I couldn't keep it stock, I just like to tinker.  So the modifications begin innocent enough with a new seat and steering wheel.

At the 2016 SCCA Nationals the car performed awesomely.  It managed a 2nd place (by 0.007s behind 1st) and a 4th place at the CAM Invitational in CAM-S and at the SCCA National Championships the car took 1st and 5th in CAM-S.

Then over the winter, I got serious with adding more power.

Current Build sheet

  • 2002 Corvette Z06
    • Suspension
      • Custom Koni Sport shocks from Stranoparts.com
      • Stranoparts.com 1-3/8" tubular front sway bar w/ White Line end links
      • Stranoparts.com  1" tubular adjustable rear sway bar w/ White Line end links
      • VB&P Extreme Front Spring
    • Engine/Powertrain
      • WeaponX Motorsports built LS6 putting down 495 whp on their Mustang Dyno
        • CNC Headwork by BES Racing engines with all new valvetrain, ARP hardware, and Comp Cams rocker arm trunion upgrade
        • Custom Grind Comp Cam focusing on top end power where it is needed
        • Melling high pressure oil pump
        • Deatschwerks 42lb Injectors
        • Ported LS2 Throttle Body
      • FAST 92mm Intake Manifold
      • Vararam Air Intake
      • Texas Speed longtube headers and x-pipe
      • Borla S-Type catback exhaust
    • Custom Built Forgestar CF5 18x11 Front and 18x12 Rear Wheels
    • BF Goodrich Rival-S Tires (315/30/18 Front and 335/30/18 Rear)
    • LotharFab rear spoiler
    • Kirkey Aluminum Racing Seats
    • NRG Quick Release and steering wheel
    • DEPO fixed headlights
    • Battery Tender 4lbs LiFePo Battery
    • Air Conditioning Removed
    • 2,950lbs with a half tank of gas
    • and more to come!

We have a full 2017 SCCA National Schedule as well as a few other events like the Bowler Transmission Midwest Muscle Car Challenge

Blytheville Pro Solo - 2nd place in CAM-S out of 14, 17th in Super Challenge, 52nd on Index out of 206

Peru Match Tour - 4th our of 12 in CAM-S

Toledo Pro Solo - 3rd and 4th in CAM with my co-driver

Bristol Champ Tour - 1st and 2nd in CAM-S with my co-driver

Bristol Match Tour - 2nd and 3rd in CAM-S with my co-driver

Toledo Champ Tour - 1st place in CAM-S

 Oscoda Pro Solo - 2nd Place in CAM 

Pro Solo Finale - 3rd Place in CAM, Overall CAM-S season points champion

SCCA National Championships