By Annie Sam
Of all of the various sanctioning bodies I have run with, I feel that NASA has the best program for the beginner driver by far. NASA’s HDPE or High Performance Driving Event program can take a driver safely from a raw beginner to an experienced track driver ready for driving school and wheel to wheel racing.
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By Mike Kojima, photos by Jeff Naeyaert
In a Time Attack car, the brake system is just as critical for a winning car as the engine. The same is true for a street car but under differing parameters. A successful race car has to slow down rapidly and repeatedly from high speeds. A street car has to do the same but for 100,000 miles with little maintenance.
by Dave Coleman
Project Sipster is full to its bare metal roof with luggage, disorganized boxes of Rabbit parts and a full Cabriolet body kit; fender flares, side skirts, front bumper and all. To the untrained eye, it looks like a homeless camp. Our Editor isn't helping with the image problem. In the 30 minutes he's been stranded, hoping somebody, anybody will drive past this desolate stretch of Canadian nothingness, Jared has put on two pairs of pants, three sweatshirts and a sleeping bag. He hasn't slept for days and his hair… actually, his hair always looks like that.
by Eric Hsu
Cosworth's last CART/CCWS engine revs to 12,000rpm on the engine dyno with glowing headers and all. A 2.65L V8 that revs to "only" 12,000rpm with approximately 7.5psig of boost = 750bhp.
By Sarah Forst
I am wondering about gauges and their importance; specifically, oil temperature versus oil pressure. If you had to choose between the two, which one would you pick? And does it matter for a street car versus track car?
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MotoIQ staff report
Congratulations to MotoIQ‘s Fast Lap Editor Billy Johnson and MotoIQ contributor, Formula D star Dai Yoshihara for their wins at Source Interlink's Superlap Battle finals at Buttonwillow Ca. There is a lot of celebration around the MotoIQ office as three teams staffed by MotoIQ editors reigned supreme including the winning and record setting Sierra Sierra EVO watched over by Beyond the Dyno editor Eric Hsu.
By Mike Kojima
I really wanted to run the Redline Time Attack Season Finale at Autoclub Speedway. However a heavy schedule with the end of the Formula D season, SEMA and the Superlap Battle left me with little time to prep the Infamous Dog car for any sort of track use.
I jokingly made a post on Facebook about needing a sponsored ride for the event and to my surprise Dez Ballard of ABF Tech Division contacted me about driving one of their Mini Coopers for the event.
KOYORAD Releases Performance Radiator for the Honda CR-Z!
MotoIQ Staff Report
Koyorad is proud to introduce the first direct replacement all aluminum performance radiator for the 2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid 6MT.
By Laura Heng
Without a doubt the 2010 Redline Time Attack season was filled with some drama and controversy but in the end the new management at Redline made good on their word and delivered an unbelievable year of racing. Round 10 held at Auto Club Speedway would bear witness to a new record in ALL classes as well as a new overall track record which is definitely a sign that US based Time Attack has no intention of slowing down.
By Sarah Forst
1. a car industry trade show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) drawing about 100,000 attendees each year to Vegas
2. a cross between a pipe dream and a wet dream for a car enthusiast
[see-muh d ]
1. past tense of the act of attempting to conduct business while hungover
a. typical cure- "hair of the dog" and a quadruple Venti something or other
VIDEO: GST Motorsports Impreza L Sets Lap Record at Auto Club Speedway
By Jeff Naeyaert
Last Wednesday at Superlap battle we were bummed we never got an opportunity to put our cameras in the Sierra Sierra EVO to witness them take down the Buttonwillow track record; however, luck turned in our favor this weekend at the final Redline Time Attack event! With only 30 minutes before the first session of the day we were able to throw our Traqmate and a few Contour cameras into the GST Motorsports Impreza "L" just before Jeff Westphal drove it to a new track record of 1:35.548! Check out the video and data inside!
A First Timer's Visit to SEMA
By Colin Holte
Like many auto enthusiasts it had been one of my long held dreams to attend that glorious feast of automotive aftermarket goodness known as the Specialty Equipment Market Association or SEMA. Also like many auto enthusiasts I didn't really have a job in the automotive industry that would work to gain me entry to the show. How I fixed that is an interesting story.
by Dave Coleman
Any dropout parts jockey can open a parts book and order a new left axle for a '91 Integra, but what if you have an engine from a '91 Integra and an insatiable desire to put it in an '86 Chevy Sprint? There isn't a book in the world that will tell you which axle will work for that one.