i debated for awhile as to posting this on the genIII form knowing how most here feel when something positive is not posted ( including me ) however i think good true info deserves to be posted when its fact. i raced my 02 rt/10 at cecil county dragway in rising sun, md on sunday april 9. as soon as i arrived driving over to get my car teched low and behold i pass by a new red c6z06. after tech and getting ready for racing i went over and met the owner, goes by RANGER on this form and corvetteforum.com, very nice guy with no atitude towards the viper. we talked about pryor runs of course and asked each other if we had any mods. he had a set of drag wheels/tires with him but ran on his stock tires. turns out if you go to the corvetteforum that this guy has posted some of the best if not the best times for the c6z06. i did not know this on sunday and he didn't say or brag about his driving pryor to making any runs, nor did he boast afterward and by the way complimented me on my runs. he even stayed to see my runs after he was kicked out for breaking out of the 11.49 rule in 2 back to back runs. he and i even went over what i should dial in at and guess what i dialed in at 11.55 and ran a11.554, gotta like it. now i can verify with no question what the c6z06 stock with stock tires can do and did in the 1/4 run. HE RAN ON HIS FIRST RUN [email protected]+ MPH. SECOND RUN [email protected]???. i feel i can drive fairly well when it comes to drag racing and i did race both of my srt's, 2003 srt/10 - 2004srt/10. my best run ever at this track with my 2004 srt/10 was a 12.06 ( could have been in the very high 11's on that run but shifted to 4th ). when i say high 11's i mean 11.9??. HOWEVER MY TIME SLIP SHOWS 12.06. the srt/10 is by far not the best car to drag race, its very hard to hook up and get good 60' times but i did get 1.8's 60' with my srt10. IMHO - bottom line equal drivers racing srt10 vs c6z06 1/4 mile, same day, same track. the c6z06 wins and is the faster of the 2 in the 1/4 mile. guys the new z is the real deal. no [******], no bench racing, no keyboard racing, i was there and saw it for myself. does this mean i'm selling my viper and going to buy one,NO IT DOESN'T. but we all should give credit when credit is due. dodge dropped the ball and has lost king of the hill status when it comes to 0-60 and 1/4 mile times. it's sad dodge let this happen to the viper but there will always be a faster car out there but none that i can think of for less the price of the viper EXCEPT THE NEW C6Z06. i really hope this post has not offended anyone who owns the srt10. i feel lucky i was able to be there and see it for myself. i posted my time slips from that day on the genI/II forum which shows conditions for that day. again give credit when credit is due, they earned it and my hats off to them. RANGER CONGRATS ON YOUR 2 RUNS AND YOU DID A GREAT JOB OF DRIVING, YOU SHOWED ALL WHAT THE C6Z06 REALLY DOES. NOW DODGE PLEASE STEP IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!