TESTED: Achilles Tire R1-X
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 R1-X racing slick on Project G20 Racecar, we predictably jumped at the opportunity.
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.
MotoIQ Radio: Joe Marko of HMS Motorsport, Ryan Gates of Gates311, and Joel Miller for SpeedSource Racing
By Justin Banner and Kerryann De La Cruz
Last weekend there was a tragic accident at a Southern California raceway where a young woman died as a result of the injuries she received. Safety is paramount in any form of high performance racing and we'll have Joe Marko of HMS Motorsport to give everyone safety pointers about harnesses and precautions to try and make your track day a little more safe. Then we'll have Ryan Gates of Gates311 to come on and talk about the latest of his company, the latest offerings for the 311RS builds, and his thoughts on Time Attack and more. Then Joel Miller will come on and for those who don't know, he was the co-driver of the Road Atlanta round winning car in Grand Am's GX Class, the SpeedSource Skyactive-D Mazda 6. We'll talk about that car, the future of GX, and his thoughts on being the first Skyactive-D winner in Grand Am. Finally, Kerryann and I will talk randomly about the next round of the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championships at Willow Springs Raceway Have questions for our guests or want to add your comments to the discussions? Type them in the comments or on the MotoIQ Facebook Page!
By Mike Kojima
Dora the Explorer has a magic back pack that holds just about anything she might need. I have a back pack too, except it's not magic or cool. I often wish it had the ability to come up with stuff I need, like a spare engine, corners of a car, a frame table and other things for tricky situations when I am out in the field.
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!
Making the Fast Car Faster with a Wilwood Big Brake System!
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.
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!
MotoIQ Radio: Andy Yen of Formula Drift, Matt Field of Blacktrax/CX Racing, Martin Gonzales of the MPTCC, and Edik Stepanyan of Edo Motorsports
This week, its sanctioning bodies talking and drivers responding! First we'll have Andy Yen, head Judge at Formula Drift, we'll talk about the rules changes in detail and why the changes were made. Then we'll have Matt Field on to respond to those changes and see what he thinks about them. Next, will be the MPTCCCCCCC, excuse me, MPTCC honcho, Martin Gonzales to talk about the series and their changes. Finally, we'll have Edik "Edo" Stepanyan of Edo Motorsports to talk about that and his outlook for 2013. Remember to catch us on Google+ Hangouts OnAir!
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.
Sneak Peek: Dave Lemon's Mazdatrix RX-8
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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