posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015 2:00 PM
Rob tests the NT01 race tires and the NT05 street tires from Nitto at a VTEC Club USA track event.
Colin Holte posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:32 AM
Back in 2005, Ford brought back the Ford GT as a halo car. Ten years later, Ford dropped a new GT at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. It features a carbon fiber monocoque with a 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine not far removed from the Roush Yates engine used in the IMSA Daytona Prototypes. So it came as no surprise when Ford showed off a race version at the 2015 24 Heures du Mans. After all, being in France, there’s the whole romance of 2016 being 50 years since Ford won Le Mans. There’s not much in the way of photos, but we can glean a little bit in what it takes to convert a street car into an endurance race car.
posted on Thursday, July 23, 2015 4:42 PM
A challenging season continues for Daijiro Yoshihara and his new team in the Formula Drift 2015 championship series. At this event Dai's Turn 14/Falken Tire Subaru BRZ suffers mechanical issues during practice. Can Dai put in clean runs to qualify and advance to the Top 32 tandem battles? Watch to find out!
Vince posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 8:07 PM
Frank Ewald posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 7:47 PM
Breaking the ten second barrier in the quarter mile in any vehicle is an accomplishment. In a front wheel drive car perhaps even more so. The challenge is even greater for Carlos Joseph, who has his sights aimed at breaking the ten second mark in his 1993 Nissan NX2000. There are very few Nissan's with the FWD SR20 based engine that have accomplished this, but I think that Carlos is going to make it happen in his AES Automotive built NX2000.
Frank Ewald posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 7:47 PM
I am sure that there is no other form of auto sport that combines the aromas of oil, gasoline, and rubber quite so well as drag racing. Then there is the sound! There is an adrenaline rush as the whine of superchargers, the whistle of turbochargers, and the ear drum crushing thump of massive V8 engines roar off the line. And you had better be ready at that line or your time will not be near 12 seconds (it was a test and tune night. I could have used Dom's 10 second line, but not that many cars were running 10's!) and your timesheet will reflect your poor reflexes. There would undoubtedly be a few comments when you returned to the paddock.
Sarah Forst posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 11:56 PM
Wall Speedway isn't called "The Gauntlet" for nothing. The guardrail here is an industrial strength can opener that shreds any fender, bumper, or tire that dares to get too close. Throw in some East Coast thunderstorms and you've got exhilirating battles. Fredric Aasbo took home his first top finish here last year. Could he make the Wall his bitch again?
Mike Kojima posted on Monday, July 06, 2015 9:34 PM
The Evasive FR-S with its wild aero and wide body had been shipped to Japan for a time attack battle at Tskuba Circuit leaving the team without a car to compete in. Instead, for this years Pikes Peak Effort, Evasive teamed up the Mackin Industries to run their FR-S up the mountain in the Time Attack 1 class. We had previously worked with Evasive and Mackin on setting up this car at Super Lap Battle so it was reasonably dialed in. However, it needed another round of upgrades to tackle Pikes Peak. The work was done on a super low budget in quick order. Turn 14 Distribution was an essential part of the effort donating many parts and helping with the budget.
Lets take a look at what was done to the car prior to the event!
Martin Gonzales posted on Thursday, July 02, 2015 5:04 PM
by Martin Gonzales
The grand majority of MotoIQ readers have been to some sort of motorsports event. Whether participating in a track day or simply spectating at a pro event, we're always looking for ways to get our motorsports fix in. Until now we have always had to make a choice between being part of the action or just watching. Not anymore! The Street Driven Tour is a motorsports bash with something for every gear head. You want to watch some road racing, they've got it. You want to go on a drift ride along, they've got that. Want to play some drift-soccer, they've got that too!
Frank Ewald posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 8:27 PM
by Frank Ewald
You likely have your perceptions about Canada - the country north of the United States that is full of mountains, forests, and calm, happy people. So I am sure that the title Radical Canada may make you wonder. Perhaps you have read some of my other articles and realize that, on the race track, there are some pretty radical Canadians. Here, however, my focus is upon the Radical sport racer.