When you talk about prototype racing, images come to mind of the exotic, fast and unaffordable P class cars that race in IMSA,the P1 and P2 cars at Le Mans or the Daytona Protoypes of Grand Am. A lot of us have dreamed of racing one of these cars. However, Prototype racing is one of the most expensive racing classes and is usually reserved for corporations and OEM manufacturers that pump millions into racing programs as either part of a huge marketing campaign or as an extension of an R&D program.
This is all about to change with the introduction of the NASA/Elan NP01.
In Part 1 of our improvements to the Project V8 RX-7's oiling system last week we got an oil cooler, Ano-Tuff fittings and Pro-Lite 350 hose from Earl's and an oil thermostat from Improved Racing. In Part 2 we'll finish it off by walking you through how we put it all together.
After the best result this season in Texas, Dai and team head to the Formula Drift finals at the “House of Drift”, Irwindale Speedway. Practice runs are consistent and hopes are high for a great finish to a not so exceptional season for the former Champion.
Project: Fried Turkey
MotoIQ Staff Report
Well, the holiday season is upon us and we decided we were going to cook something MotoIQ style which means it has to be technical and dangerous. What better thing to cook than a fried turkey? Frying a turkey gets the job done in only 45 minutes and leaves you with a succulent and tasty bird with very little hassle and an easy clean up.
What, I said, your brother in law wants to sell his Civic Si for $500? I was speaking to one of my friends who thought I might be interested in this deal. What's wrong with it? Does it run? Has it been wrecked? Is it stolen? No, my friend said, it's in great shape and runs fine with about 100k miles on it. Everything works, he just doesn't want it anymore. What's the catch? I asked. I dunno said my friend, it's a 2003 Si.
If you follow Global Time Attack, you will likely recognize this car and driver. Boersma Racing is no newcomer to GTA or the SLB. In 2013 he was at Buttonwillow and won street FWD class - even though it was his first time on the course. Chris won street class at Road Atlanta in the spring of 2015. Dominating the class with a fastest overall time of 1:35.8 and breaking the previous Street FWD record by over nine seconds. His time was the fastest Street time - period. Better than both RWD and AWD. Any question of his intentions were made completely evident when, during the first timed session at Buttonwillow on Wednesday morning, before the track was really even warmed up, he broke Ken Suen's long standing Street FWD record of 1 minute 55.6 seconds with a time of 1:53.962. And, then, almost every time he went back out onto the track he further obliterated the former record.
It’s no secret the LS family of engines can have oil starvation issues particularly on the racetrack. In high-g turns oil is forced to once side of the pan leaving the oil pickup dry and thus starving the oil pump and the engine's components of oil. Catastrophic damage can result in as little as a few seconds depending on engine speed. We already installed an Improved Racing oil pan baffle, today we'll go one step further to protect our E-Rod LS3!
GTChannel compiled a list of our Top 13 Tuner Cars from the 2015 SEMA Show. SEMA Show is the largest aftermarket show in the world which takes place annually in Las Vegas (Nov 3-6).
There’s an interesting thing I’ve learned when it comes to safety in racing. It’s never a priority until you’ve had you first experience with a concrete barrier. Concrete puts a new perspective on life. One starts to plan and prepare to reduce chances of injuries if a second experience were to occur. An accident will also have you reevaluating the quality of equipment you use. Gone are the days when a borrowed motorcycle helmet with a missing visor and paint chips seem like a wise tool to protect your noggin.
A few months ago, we shared the first part of the tale of how a small SAE team in Delaware began building their car for the 2014 season. We left off with a few CAD renderings and teaser shots of mills and saws doing mill and saw stuff. Well now it’s time to get into the meat and bones of this build, which is of course the build itself! We pick up in October 2013, when the design process was still ongoing, but finalized enough to begin turning tube to car.
SEMA is an absolutely insane whirlwind of auto nocturnal emission that leaves most enthusiasts gobsmacked and run down. Of course we wouldn't want you all to miss the action! Live vicariously through our SEMA-ntics and check out all the action without any of the sleep deprivation.
Last week at the annual 2015 GTA Super Lap Battle at Buttonwillow Raceway, Chris Rado's long standing FWD Unlimited Time Attack Record was shattered by Dai Yoshihara driving the Spoon Sports USA Honda Civic to a blistering lap time of 1:45.585 seconds to Rado's 1:46.730 set in 2010.
Industry Press Release
AEM proudly introduces its X-Series Wideband UEGO Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor Controllers. X-Series Widebands are built upon unique, patent-pending X-Digital technology that makes them the fastest responding wideband air/fuel ratio controllers in independent testing against 17 other wideband UEGO air/fuel controllers1.
Supras in Vegas (SIV) celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2015 as the premier National Meet for all things Toyota Supra.