My shocks are shot how much are your parts? I'm going to Vegas the 28th who is KW I want to order their kit.Easy, my friend. That's not the issue.
It's best to not take your friend's words out of context. It was the tightest, twistiest, sections that I've referred to. The more the race is a drag race, the more it tilts to the favor of unmodded 6.1Ls. But the more the race is an autocross, the more it tilts to a totally responsive, superbly suspended, 5.7L.
The tighter the twisties got the more the inherent throttle & tranny lag that only goes away with chips and GSM mods, coupled with a less capable suspension, turned the tables in favor of the perfectly performing and better suspended 5.7L vs. the laggy, in both engine and transmission response, less sure-footed, but more powerful, 6.1L.
My car (not ME, but my car) owned the super-tight twisties. Sorry you weren't in position to observe it. By the the time we were in the really tight stuff you were several minutes back, and not privvy to seeing the show.
I look forward to our next outings. I'll be highly pleased to see firsthand the performance gains you realize from your new mods. And the Hotchkis/KW combo is absolutely must mod for both you and Chris, IMO.
[Edit-never mind I should have known from the way you described your performance how much they would cost. Can't afford them.]