In the August issue, they feature the 2nd annual Lightning Lap competition at Virginia International Speedway. Last year, a Ford GT was the fastest competitor, with a near 3-minute flat lap time. This year, there were a few new entries, split into 4 categories by price. L1 is the cheapest (under $30,000), L2 is $30K to $60K I think, L3 is $60K to $100K, and L4 is $100K to $130K. In the L1 category, the Pontiac Solstice GXP was the fastest. In the L2 category, the Corvette w/ Z51 package was the fastest, and it also beat an L3 and L4 competitor, the Audi R8 and Porsche 911 Turbo. IIRC, it rana 3:03-minute lap time. In L3, the Corvette Z06 was the fastest, as well as being the overall fastest car. It ran a 2:58-minute lap time. The Porsche 911 GT3 was in this category also, and ran a 3:01-minute lap time - faster than the Porsche 911 Turbo. In L4, the only competitor was the Porsche 911 Turbo. It ran a 3:05-minute lap time. I had to post this after reading the pushrod debate thread. Darn GM using out-dated technology to sweep this whole competition. I'll list all of the competitors in a little bit.