By Martin Gonzales
Our coverage of the events in Long Beach continues with this past weekend's 36th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. If racing is your craving, it does not get any better than the menu the Grand Prix has to offer; it's more like a racing buffet. We'll try to summarize the events of the entire weekend while giving you some insight to the different series and classes the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach hosts.
EVENT COVERAGE: Formula D - Long Beach 2010
by Martin Gonzales
The 2010 Formula Drift season kicked off today in our very own backyard. Over 50 teams made the trip out to Long Beach California for the first qualifying round of the season, and who could blame them?
by Eric Hsu
A job posting popped up the other day at Cosworth in Torrance for an engineering intern. Follow the link, read carefully, and send a resume.
TORRANCE, Calif. — This past weekend, at the World Challenge season opener in front of an estimated 150,000 fans, the DG-Spec Scion road racing team proved again that Scion is the real deal, even at the top of the pro ladder. Three podiums, and five awards of distinction were racked up by drivers Robert Stout and Dan Gardner, driving the number 18 and 36 DG-Spec Scion tC Touring Cars, respectively.
On the Web: World's First 9 Second GT-R by AMS Performance (VIDEO)
AMS has smashed the 9 second barrier at TX2K10. The best pass was a 9.89 @ 145 mph with a best mph of 146.98 mph. MORE
Project Pathfinder Part 11, Fixing the Wobbly Steering for Good
By Mari Umekubo
We had just gone through the front suspension of Project Pathfinder a year ago in the hope that our mods at the time would tighten up its pathetically loose and wandering steering. Although our mods made a huge difference, after about 12,000 miles, a couple of off road excursions and a bunch of towing it became apparent that our front suspension would again need attention.
by Jeff Naeyaert
We headed up to Buttonwillow last Saturday to check out the first Redline Time Attack of the 2010 season and shoot a couple cars for upcoming features. When we pulled in we were surprised to find see a big stage set up with live music, a Mexican food truck and even some girls!
by Eric Hsu
Beating the HKS CT230R's long standing Buttonwillow time attack record is a great feeling. The Sierra Sierra team is happy (for now). Click above to read a little about the event, the story of the record beating, and a little something for the haters.
MotoIQ Staff Report
News flash!! Hot off my cell phone, at the Redline Time Attack, The Sierra Sierra EVO VIII has just broken the long standing time attack lap record at Buttonwillow set by the HKS EVO in 2007 at 1:43.523 with a scorching 1:43.200. With Billy Johnson's NSX absent, they are probably a shoe in for a victory this weekend.
More to come.
By Sarah Forst
I have a turbocharged 1995 Integra GS-R with a T3/T4. I usually set the boost around 8-10psi but sometimes I get up to 14psi. I still have a stock ignition. Is this boost too high for 91 octane? One of my friends said I should install a water injection system, but doesn’t that just kill power? Can you recommend any water injection systems?
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By Mike Kojima, photos by Jeff Naeyaert
Introduced in 2008, the latest Subaru STI is the third generation of its model type. Designated GR the new STI is an all new platform. The new GR chassis has a 3.3 inch longer wheelbase but a 2.8 inch shorter overall length for less overhangs and a lower polar moment of inertia. The new chassis is 2.2 inches wider and 2.2 inches higher and has gained about 70 lbs for a curb weight of around 3,375 lbs.
by Eric Hsu
For 2011, the Subaru Impreza WRX gets a standard widebody, a wider stance, and some new equipment. For more details on the new and improved 2011 WRX, click above.
By Costa Gialamas
Found in the 1990 to 1996 Nissan 300ZX twin turbos, the Nissan VG30DETT is a robust, sturdy engine right out of the box. The VG30DETT like many Japanese engines of the era is pretty stoutly overbuilt in stock form, making it an excellent candidate for wringing high power levels out of it.
MotoIQ Staff Report
After three extraordinary seasons spent clawing through the road racing ranks, the Scion team fielded by owner/driver Dan Gardner will launch a new two-car, three-driver program to take on the World Challenge Touring Car series, arguably the highest level of production-based sedan racing in North America.