MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship

 

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MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship presented by Motul, Round 7&8 Finals

by Clint Boisdeau

The final rounds of the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship presented by Motul brings the gang back to Buttonwillow Raceway Park, but this time running the popular time attack configuration Clockwise #13.  With the track setup in such a manner, there's ample amounts of data and video on what it takes to be quick for such a configuration.  The interesting thing for me was despite my many years of time attack and HPDE driving experience on the CW #13 config, I have 0% experience on it during a wheel to wheel race situation.  So I was extremely excited to get a new perspective on a course I had so much seat time on.  Another exciting factor was that the year end championship points winner would be decided also.  With myself and Justin Taylor neck and neck in points, whoever finished higher both days wins the final championship.  But if somehow both of us DNS or DNF, Martin Gonzales is close enough in points to win as well.  With many possible outcomes, the race weekend's was to be an interesting one.


 

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MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championships Presented by Motul, Round 5&6 Coverage plus 7&8 Preview

by Clint Boisdeau

With the final race weekend of the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship presented by Motul coming up quickly in less than 2 weeks, we are due for a much needed recap and what the teams have been busy working on in preperation for the final round of the season. Let's take a closer look at the last race weekend which ultimately shaped the close championship points chase. 


 

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Project Ford Fiesta ST, Getting Done-More Details 

by Mike Kojima

It takes balls to tear into a brand new car and turn it into a race car but that's exactly what the owner of our Project Fiesta did after just a short few thousand miles of street driving.  First it was the track day bug and now the car will be campaigned in our MPTCC race series in the TU class!

Our Ford Fiesta ST's conversion to a full time track car at SPD Motorsports is moving along and we are almost ready to address the motor with a bunch of parts from mountune.  The craftsmanship and attention to detail of SPD's Scott Dodgion is superb.  What is also cool is Scott's ability to do great work within a reasonable budget.  We are getting excited as our car is getting closer and closer toward it's track debut.  It will probably be one of the first racing Fiesta ST's in the country. Check it out!


 

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Motoiq Pacific Tuner Car Championship presented by Motul, Round 3 & 4, AutoClub Speedway 

by Clint Boisdeau

Races 3 and 4 of the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship presented by Motul brought us to AutoClub Speedway in questionably beautiful Fontana, CA.  What was amazing was the weekend's cloudy and cool weather which yielded happy engines and good surface grip.  The "roval" configuration utilizes the front straight and turn 1-2 of the NASCAR oval.  But instead of continuing on the back straight of the oval, road racers are subjected to a brake zone from 130+mph to about 40mph for a tight left/right leading on to the infield road course.  The majority of the passes at this track happens under brake zones and through the oval.  With 3 very different cars with a variety of pros and cons each, it was going to make for a very interesting race. 


 

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MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship presented by Motul, Round 1 & 2, Willow Springs International Raceway

by Clint Boisdeau

The first MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship presented by Motul was an interesting start to my 2015 wheel to wheel race season.  The combination of scrambling to get Project Civic EF ready enough to race,  the predicted rainy weather in the forecast, and new unproven setup changes put a significant amount of stress on my shoulders.  The added factor of being on a provisional race license and rookie status with the sanctioning body NASA left me in a mindset of "Finish without incident" above all else.  The more positive aspects going into the opening rounds was that the competitors in the field mostly consists of friends so the likelihood of a bonehead maneuver causing contact or a wreck was lower, and Willow Springs International Raceway is my favorite local track.


 

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MPTCC '14 Round 2: Spring Mountain 

by Martin Gonzales

The second race weekend of the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship presented by Motul was a much further drive than the usual SoCal events the series is used to participating in. This time around the MPTCC was taking a road trip to Nevada! But we're not talking about the bright city lights and nocturnal lifestyle of Las Vegas. No sir. The MPTCC was heading to lavish Pahrump, home of Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club!


 

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MPTCC '14 Round 1:  Buttonwillow Raceway

by Steve Rockwood

With the inaugural MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship race postponed by rain and relegated to a local indoor karting arena, the first real race at a real track was much anticipated.  Would Edo Stepanyan continue his MPTCC dominance this season?  Would Justin Taylor improve on his second place points finish last season and put the heat on Edo?  Would Project G20 fulfill its promises as a MotoIQ project car and push for the lead as well?  Or would the addition of yet another Honda mix the podium up?


 

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K1 Torrance MPTCC

MPTCC at K1 Speed in Torrance

by Justin Banner

We constantly complain about how NASCAR doesn’t like racing in the rain. It’s the butt of every joke about the biggest racing series in North America. So, we at the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championships will always race come snow, sleet, hail or… Wait, we canceled Round 1 because of rain?! Well, what are we to do? Go karting at K1 Speed in Torrance, CA, that's what!


 

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How To Wrap Your Car with Skyprint Media, 3M and Lamin-x

by Mike Kojima

Paint used to be the preferred and just about the only method of refinishing a race car.  Paint looks nice but it takes a long time to apply and costs a lot to do. In the sometimes rough and tumble world of Motorsports cars end up having to be refinished frequently. 

A lot of guys don't care about how their track car looks and just bang her out so the wheels clear fenders when things get bent. However, sanctioning bodies like NASA and SCCA have appearance rules and if you are sponsored, sponsors expect your car to be presentable so the beat ass race car look wont fly.

Since painting can be a significant expense, any means available to reduce the time and money spent keeping a car looking good is a godsend. One of the ways to keep your car looking its best relatively inexpensively is through a wrap. Wraps used to be pretty hard to apply with mixed results but with new technology, they're becoming easier and easier.

Check out how we wrapped the Dog Car giving it a fresh look with the help of 3M and Skyprint media.


 

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MPTCC Round 4: Buttonwillow 2013 Season Finale  

by Martin Gonzales

After six hard fought races the teams of the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship presented by Motul entered the final race weekend of the season with a couple of season championship positions up for grabs.  As in any form of motorsport, season championships depend on more than just fast lap times.  They require experience, consistency, reliability, strategy...and a little bit of good luck. 


 

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MPTCC Fontana 2

MPTCC Round 3: Auto Club Speedway 2

By Justin Banner

The 2013 season of the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship presented by Motul was getting a little bit predictable with Edo Stepanyan dominating the first four races of the season.  However, a familiar name was thrown into the gears of the M-Factory Acura Integra. That wrench was the Prima Racing S2000 driven by Andrie Hartanto! Could the drivers of the MPTCC handle the fast S2000 or would Edo continue to reign supreme? Find out as we review Round 3 from Auto Club Speedway.


 

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Achilles Tire Test Cover G20

TESTED: Achilles GS-328 Race Tire

By Steve Rockwood

I've driven on a lot of tires, some of them horrible, some of them great. All of them have been DOT legal. Until now. When we were approached by Achilles Tire to try out their new GS-328 racing slick on Project G20 Racecar, we predictably jumped at the opportunity.


 

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MPTCC Willow Springs

MPTCC Round 2:  Willow Springs International Raceway

By Martin Gonzales

Only two races into the 2013 MPTCC season and we already had a close battle for championship positions.  No doubt Edik Stepanyan in the M-Factory Acura Integra had a solid grasp on first place after winning both races at Autoclub Speedway, but there was a fight for third place going on between Michele Abbate in the Scion Racing Scion tC and Steve Rockwood in the MotoIQ Project Infiniti G20 Racecar!  Justin Taylor was only six points behind first and after watching Edik's taillights the first two rounds, he was ready to put the Rockstar Garage Honda S2000 in the top podium spot. 


 

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MotoIQ VIDEO:  What Is the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship

MotoIQ Staff Report

Come take a closer look inside one of the most exciting wheel to wheel racing series out there, the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship presented by Motul.  You've read our event coverage, seen close up looks at the race cars, now come see exactly what racing with us is all about.  Think you got what it takes to compete?  Only one way to find out!


 

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Making the Fast Car Faster with a Wilwood Big Brake System!

By Mike Kojima

Edik Stepanyan's Integra was already one of the fastest cars in the MPTCC series.  To make matters worse for his competitors Edik has been hard at work during the off season dialing in the car specifically for MPTCC rules.  In the previous year Edik's car was set up for NASA's H2 class which meant his car was not built to the full extent that the MPTCC's rules allow.


 

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MPTCC Round 1 Auto Club 1

Event Coverage: MPTCC 2013 Round 1 - Auto Club Speedway 1

By Justin Banner

If there is one good thing about starting at Auto Club Speedway in March it's this: it ain't so freakin' hot! Well, it wasn't hot anywhere except Autoclub Speedway where the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship presented by Motul was kicking off the 2013 Season. Would we see a repeat performance by Edik Stepanyan or would 2012 Champion Michele Abbate pull ahead this time? Could one of our new competitors make a charge?  Find all this out and more as you continue to read on about the first round of the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship presented by Motul!


 

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APM Racing Scion FR-S

Sneak Peek: The APM Racing Scion FR-S

by Justin Banner

Sometimes, a person can really overlook what it takes to make a race car. When you think about it, the first thing that comes to mind is a car full of aero, hyper-horsepower, and so out of reach you wonder how they afford to race it without drug money. Every so often, we have to remind ourselves that this isn't the only definition of a race car. The APM Racing Scion FR-S is here to remind us what a race car really should be; simple, reliable, and easy to drive. Come check out the beauty in simplicity with the APM Racing FR-S as it just came off Thunderhill from the 25 Hour endurance race.


 

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Dave Lemon RX-8

Sneak Peek: Dave Lemon's Mazdatrix RX-8

By Justin Banner

The Mazda RX-8, the last of the production rotary engined cars. An engine that has been around since the 1950s and in the Mazda lineup since 1967 and as a sports car chassis since 1971. The rotary engine and nimble chassis proved that lightweight ruled over more power. However, after 45 years Mazda pulled the plug on the engine and on the RX-8 in the summer of this year. That still won't stop enthusiasts from building and racing the incredible 4-door sports car. Mazdatrix is your answer for all things Rotary and RX and they offer the Mazdatrix RX-8 as proof. Take a look at what makes the Mazdatrix RX-8 such a wonderful car to race with!


 

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MPTCC Round 4 - Buttonwillow II

MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Challenge Round 4 - The Finale at Buttonwillow II

By Justin Banner

After a season of controversy, action, and excitement, it's come down to the final race to determine who takes the Big Trophy for the 2012 MPTCC Tuner Under Championship. Will it be NASA Rookie Michele Abbate in the heavy hitting Gruppe-S tC or Edik Stepanyan in the hard charging Acura Integra? Or could there be a monkey in the system with a new comer in the final race? You'll only know if you read on!


 

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edo on dyno

Dyno Detectives: Edik Stepanyan's Dyno Results

By Justin Banner

So, did he do it? Did Edik Stepanyan's DA Integra really pull too much power or was it a fluke? We go to Road Race Engineering to find out just what Edo was really pulling at Sonoma! What did Mike, Martin, and I see that day and what are the consequences? Read on to find out!


 

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