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To say the road course was hard on brakes would be an epic understatement. Long straights into hard 90- and 180-degree turns were brutal. Since we didn’t know the track layout, we showed up with our ’68 project, Bad Penny, armed with autocross-friendly Hawk DTC-30 pads. These are great for the street, autocross, and most tracks, but not here. Unfortunately, we boiled the fluid and fried the rotors. That white powder around the edge of the rotor used to be zinc. Here, David Pozzi helps Rupp change out to fresh brake fluid before heading back onto the track. Black Betty, our ’00 Z28, also suffered from cooked fluid.