MotoIQ Motorsports Coverage

Champion ATM Nissan 240SX at the Texas Mile

by Erik Jacobs

When Joshua was 12 years old he won his first karting championship. The “Champion” moniker stuck. Every venture since has had it in the name. Father (Randy Hora) and son (Joshua Hora) have done lots of things together, and a trip to Bonneville gave them the crazy idea to go land speed racing. The Champion ATM 240SX is the result of that teamwork.


 

Building a NASA NP01 Prototype the Right Way with StopTech!  Part 1

by Mike Kojima

Last November we had the chance to drive and evaluate NASA's NP01 Prototype built by Elan. We loved the car and eagerly awaited its availability. Fast forward a few months and our friends at StopTech were able to get one of the first NP01 kits.  Since StopTech's facility was undergoing expansion it was agreed that the car would get built at the palatial MotoIQ mega shop and that we could do a series of articles on what it takes to build a winning NP01.


JMS Racing Subaru WRX STi at the Texas Mile

by Erik Jacobs

JMS Racing is no stranger to AWD performance, having been in the Mitsubishi Evo game for some time. They also have been around the block when it comes to drag and other straight-line racing, having built the first 9-second Evo in Texas. At a customer's request they turned their attention to Subaru mile performance racing and built this 200+ MPH capable beast.


 

Nerd’s Eye View: Standing Mile Turbo ‘Busa

by Khiem Dinh

A lot of people like to go fast. For many, a quarter mile is just not enough. The need for speed has bred the standing mile competition. The power levels have gotten so high that the RWD cars have stream rollers for rear tires. Many others have gone to AWD cars for more traction. And then there are guys like Hussain Alsowaigh who puts all the power down through a single tire.


 

Inside the Rahal Letterman Lanigan RLL BMW M6 GTLM

by Mike Kojima

One of our traditions while at the Long Beach Grand Prix, is to get a close look at the latest factory BWM racers with the Rahal Letterman Lanigan team.  The latest car that BMW is campaigning is an M6 in IMSA's GTLM class.


 

An Inside Look at mountune's GRC Ford Duratec Engine!

by Mike Kojima

The current engines used in today's GRC Rallycross racers are some of the highest stressed production based engines in all of Motorsports.  Only Import Drag Racing engines see more stress and perhaps no production based race engines not even Time Attack engines are stressed for as long a period of time as Rallycross powerplants.

Breathing through a 45mm restrictor that limits power to "around" 550 hp, the mountune Ford Duratec puts out 625 lb/ft of torque.  Because of the restrictor, the Garrett Turbo pumps in 45 plus psi absolute of boost to make that power, generating an amazing 3200 psi of cylinder pressure.  To put this in perspective, this is more cylinder pressure than the Audi LMP1 Diesel!


 

Event Coverage: 2016 Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Oil

by David Zipf

Spoiler Alert: An American rookie won the Indy 500 in only his second oval race.  How did an ex-Formula 1 driver land on his feet in America and pull off one of the biggest upsets in 500 history?  Read on to find out...


 

1000HP Subaru BRZ Drift Car - Dai Yoshihara Formula D Podium In Atlanta!

by GT Channel

Dai gives us a walk around of his 2016 Turn 14 Falken Tire Subaru BRZ drift car. We also caught up with him after his 2nd place podium finish at Formula D Rd.2 Atlanta. It was his first podium in 3 years so you can see how happy he is with the results!


 

Event Coverage: 2016 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying

by David Zipf

In case you missed it, the Indianapolis 500 celebrates a milestone this year.  While the 100th anniversary of the great race occurred in 2011, the 100th running of the race is happening in 2016.  The Indy 500 has been a racing institution for over a century and 2016 is arguably one of its biggest and most important years.  With the largest paying crowd since The Split two decades ago, can the Indy 500 reclaim its place as the biggest race in the world?  It all starts with qualifying and you can read about it here.


 

The DeltaWing Revisited 

by Mike Kojima

We first took a look at the famous and controversial Elan Delta Wing a couple of years ago.  At the time the car was a super radical departure from the norm that made headlines all around the world. If you have been living under a rock for the past few years, the DeltaWing is the brainchild of Ben Bowlby whose design concept is that less is more.  


 

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