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Nerd’s Eye View: 2013 Performance Racing Industry Show

by Wes Dumalski 

If you were one of the more than 40,000 sets of eyes that had a chance to read through our first PRI article, here is the sequel. In our previous article we slaved from 8:00AM to 1:30AM to bring you 16 pages of goodness! That meant a whirlwind tour through specific booths and a map of what we needed to cover from start to finish. It also left ZERO time to walk around the show and soak it all in on Thursday. So on Friday and Saturday we strolled to bring you what WE thought was cool, the things that caught our eye, our Nerd's eye....


We begin our NEV with a car named Sick Seconds. This behemoth is a labeled as the Quickest and Fastest street car in America. Up front you can see the custom Air-Water IC setup, radiator, dual Pro Charger bypass valves. This is a tube chassis fiberglass body car that was built to compete in the Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week competition. 
Here you can see the Precision 94MM turbo fed by 307.5 cubic inches, 5.0 litres, or 5039 cc's. Multiply that times two and that is what powers this beast down 1,320' in less than 6.99 seconds and greater than 211 MPH. Also of note are the EGT probes in each cylinder of the tubular stainless manifold. In total at 26 PSI this car dynoed an awesome 2,108 WHP. 
The interior is all business despite being a "street car". In all fairness if you are piloting a car capable of this straight line performance the items inside are necessary for your survival. As such it gets an instant pass as a street car. Don't agree? Look at the next picture. 
This car was driven to 4 different tracks under its own power towing a trailer for the Hot Rod Magazine drag week. At all 4 tracks it went 6's at over 210MPH. That does a street car make! 
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Thursday, January 23, 2014 1:35 AM
I so love that kind or articles, thanks !

A little correction on the ID1000s though, you should thank bosch for making the EV14 injectors first, then ID1000s and all other manufacturers that modify, bench test, and matches them.

ID are not the only ones to offer these ;)
Dan DeRosia
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Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:50 AM
Hm, I've seen the spec K20 in the Formula Atlantic rules section but wondered how it was going to work - if they got it in a Swift 014 as opposed to an 016 there's half a chance it'll be competitive. Still doesn't look as well integrated as the 4AGs though. Guess we'll see.

From what I'm seeing of the Penske shock, there's actually a bunch of ways it can be configured. The bypass bit on the body of the shock can be configured for regressive valving, which is adjustable too, or the main body piston could. It's also capable of being set up with an inerter... both of which options are really cool. Penske is probably talking about the regressive valving - gas pressure is adjustable on the rest of the shock line too, and they don't call that an adjustment on those.

A bit pricey though, more than likely.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 6:54 AM
Great article, thanks! I need to find a way to make it to that show next year...
Just one small detail, that 3.5l ecoboost in the 33 ford is a RWD engine, so it has two Borg K03's on it. Now if that drag car would just run some S400SX's the whole article would be exclusively BW turbos!
Thursday, January 23, 2014 7:25 AM
I love "nerdy" stuff like this.
How is Sick Seconds a street car? A tube chassis and fiberglass body doesn't sound like a street car to me. I think the rules are a bit too liberal with some of the classes. Bad ass car though.
The 818 seems VERY affordable. You can hardly get a kit car body for that price. I'm going to have to troll the 'ol interwebs and find out more about these cars.
The K series midget car is pretty cool. A guy named Bill Hincher is working on RWD setups for K series motors. He's already had a lot of success making 4G63 RWD bellhousings. These are both very popular motors, and I like seeing what people are doing once they have more mounting options. The midget's tilt and dry sump setup are insane. I'll have to look into these things too.
Thanks for a great article on all the things you guys know we love :)
Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:11 AM
I was going to be at this show, but I didn't make it. I have to live through these articles. More please!


It's registered on the street, therefore streetcar! Certainly a lot safer than some of the boxes you see still rolling on the roads.
Friday, January 24, 2014 6:51 PM
For some reason I would like Sick Seconds more if it was a steel body.
King Hax
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Sunday, January 26, 2014 11:27 PM
Yeah, I kinda felt the same way :/ For some reason, a tube frame car to me is just a giant role cage with some panels on it to make it look like the builder's favourite car, in this case, a Camaro. But, it's not a *real* Camaro.

Anything in the 6's is wickedly fast, so props to the guy, that's awesome. I wish I could say I built a 2100hp motor. But at the same time, I would call this a kit car before I called it a Camaro.
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