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VIDEO: SEMA Tuner Challenge FR-S - Ep. 1

by GTChannel

Wanna watch video of Mike geeking out over suspension on the GTChannel/MotoIQ Scion SEMA Tuner Challenge FR-S? Silly Question. Of course you do! Click inside for Episode 1 from GTChannel where Mike details the selection rationale for the parts placed on the car.


 

Chasing the Dragon

by Per Schroeder

Sometimes the best roadtrips arise from happy accidents.  Maybe “accident” is the wrong word choice when talking about a drive in a car, but nonetheless, random happenings make for the best trips. One such bit of randomness got me on the best roads in the country with a set of tires that needed to be worn out before they were thrown away.


 

WTAC 2014 - Final Competition Day Coverage Presented by BorgWarner EFR

by Martin Gonzales

With day one of competition in the books, it was now time for the final showdown to commence at Sydney Motorsports Park. Scorch Racing was at the top of the Pro Class leaderboard, with MCA and Tilton nipping at their heels less than a second behind. And who could have predicted that a Pro-Am car would be at the top of the overall rankings!? PMQ Racing's Evo blistering time of 1:25.27 was the talk of the paddock at the end of Friday's competition schedule and fans and teams alike we're anxious to witness what would happen on the final day of the 2014 World Time Attack Challenge. 


 

WTAC 2014 - Competition Day 1 Coverage Presented by BorgWarner EFR

by Martin Gonzales

The World Time Attack Challenge has come a long way since its initial running back in 2008 when it was simply an Australian time attack event. WTAC has grown from a national event to one of the most anticipated time attack events in the world. The formula has been a very simple one, provide a venue and the means for the fastest time attack machines in the world to compete while giving fans a wide variety of motorsport related activities to enjoy. The level of competition at WTAC is on a completely different level than we're used to seeing in the states. Couple that with an extremely passionate fan base and there is no surprise why the WTAC has earned a permanent spot in our event calendar.


 

WTAC 2014 - Practice Day Coverage Presented by BorgWarner EFR

by Martin Gonzales

Your nerd herd may have missed last year's World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC), but thanks to the amazing team over at BorgWarner we are heading back down under! We can't begin to tell you just how excited we are to be making the trip over to Sydney Motorsports Park again, as this event has really made a mark in the the time attack world. Every past WTAC has been filled with excitement and controversy, and there's no reason to think this year would be any different. Will the Tilton Evo defend its title? Or will a brand new unheard of team emerge victorious? And the million dollar question on the minds of all MotoIQ fans around the world, would the Ark Designs BNR32 turn some competitive laps?


 

Plastic is Fantastic – The Polystrand GT-Lite Project

by Jonathan Spiegel

The racing environment is an excellent arena for the development of new technology, as it allows for components and systems to be exposed to extreme operating conditions in a controlled environment, and offers a competitive venue that rewards anything that improves performance. Enhanced acceleration, braking, handling, and fuel economy are all properties that are highly valued both on and off the racetrack. To that end, let us introduce the Polystrand GT-Lite Project, a tool designed to allow us to experiment with thermoplastic composite suspension design.


 

Datsun 510: Are You Sure?

by Frank Ewald - with John Paul Ellis

John Paul’s 510 was not running. Sitting for a dozen years it actually was in the way more than once, and was sometimes moved with less attention to its history than it deserved. It was not forgotten; but it was derelict and at risk of sitting forever. It came with a 1.8 L series engine that was used in vintage endurance racing. Initially considering keeping the blood lines in the family a CA18DET was thought about. Then a KA24DE engine was considered - it was even placed into the engine bay. So was a built SR20VE drivetrain. Purchases were made and plans were in place, but then J-P tossed them all out and moved to a 9000 RPM AP1 Honda S2000 engine. It is not the first time that an S2000 engine has been transplanted into a Datsun 510. But no other 1973 Datsun 510 comes with the history that this two door model contains.


 

The Road to World of Speed: A Multimedia Recount Part 1

by Chuck Johnson

The 2014 season has been a tough one for land speed racers in general, with high winds cancelling events at El Mirage and thunderstorms flooding the Bonneville Salt Flats.  On the home front, Team MotoIQ has had its own series of struggles to overcome with Murphy’s Law wreaking havoc every step of the way.  Nevertheless, we managed to overcome the odds and set a new H/PS land speed record at Bonneville.  Recounted through data logs, videos, photos and of course text, here’s our World of Speed story.


 

Controlled Chaos: Episdoe 6 - The Family

by GTChannel

Family support for drifting or any kind of racing cannot be underestimated. A strong family backing can usually be found in any successful race car driver's upbringing. That is no different with our Falken Tire professional drift drivers Darren McNamara, Justin Pawlak and Daijiro Yoshihara.


 

Event Coverage: Hagley Classic Car Show

by David Zipf

Fun fact: The DuPont company is based in Delaware.  In fact if you travel the Wilmington/Greenville/Hockessin area, the landscape is dotted with past and present DuPont family households.  The past DuPont estates are amazing: Beautiful tracts of East Appalachian land dotted with 150+ year old buildings.  Many of the original 1800s estates have been turned into public museums to help preserve the history of the DuPonts.  One of Delaware’s crowning jewels is Hagley Museum which is one such former estate: In its previous life, Hagley was the first powder mill founded in Delaware by E.I. DuPont in 1802. Every September 600 cars show up to Hagley and are put on display.  The only rule is all vehicles must be at least 25 years old.  Some amazing automotive history turns up each year and we were able to snap some pictures of the event.


 

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