By Mike Kojima, photos by Jeff Naeyaert
Those in the know are very familiar with the Performance Friction company. Performance Friction brakes are found on most of the paddock at the highest levels of pro racing. IRL, NASCAR and ALMS teams go to Performance Friction as the brand of choice for their brake system and friction material needs.
Performance Friction is also a brand of choice in the tuner market. Many of the top Time Attack cars run Performance Friction pads and brake systems as well as a legion of club racers. Performance Friction pads are also a favorite among the staff at MotoIQ. We are enamored of the performance and consistency of the product.
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by Eric Hsu
Of course it really isn't a WRC Honda CRX, but it's the next best thing: a Honda CRX built by a WRC fabricator. It could very well be the world's cleanest and most functional CRX cage. Just several pics of a very nicely built CRX located in the UK.
VIDEO: Rhys Millen @ Pikes Peak 2010
By Mike Kojima
Here is a really cool video of Rhys Millen in the PM580 attempting to break the 10 minute barrier at Pikes Peak a few weeks ago. This is another video by our buddies at Mad Media, the folks that did all of Ken Block's stuff. This video has real tight editing and cool helicopter shots of the revolutionary PM580 at speed on the mountain.
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To read the tech details and our video of the PM580 click here!
In the world of Pro Drifting crew people often are caught in the world of the 5 minute rule. If a car is too damaged to continue, you can have 5 minutes to fix it. If you cannot you are disqualified. Under this pressure repairs have to be made quickly. This means that you often have to work around components that are glowing hot and most of us have scars to prove this. The same thing with pit stops in endurance racing, especially for chores like brake pad changes or working around exhaust components. In the world of racing, there are often times where you can't wait for a part to cool down enough to work on.
Wrench Tips #16: The Homebrew Rubber Lathe
by Dave Coleman
By Wes Dumalski
It's no secret that driving your car at speed on a road course will bring to light all of the car's weaknesses. After sorting the motor and suspension we decided to take Project 200SX to a few track day events to put the car through its paces. While the car has proven dead reliable we certainly found its shortcomings.
In our last edition of our ongoing series on engine tuning and theory, we explained how the 4-stroke cycle works. Now we are going to break down a couple of common and very important terms that you will hear all the time when discussing engines that you must understand if you are going to successfully tune or select parts for your motor. This information can also help prevent you from getting ripped off by bogus speed shops. This can also help prevent you from being steered wrong by SPE's, FFF's and other lameo guru types that inhabit various forums and online resources.
For part one of the series click here!
For part two of this series click here!
VIDEO: Formula Drift Round 3 - Falken Takes 1st and 2nd at New Jersey
If you got 7 and 1/2 minutes, check out this well produced video by Mad Media for Falken tires at New Jersey last month! MORE
By Laura Heng, photos by David Karey & Martin Gonzales
Back in the Cold War between the United States and Russia each party built a vast array of military nuclear weapons, large armies of troops, and superior technology in a race for global superiority. Even though no war actually took place a great deal of time, money, and effort went into building the ultimate military machine. Right now the Redline Time Attack series is no different except larger turbos, stickier tires, and exotic titanium parts take the place of bigger warheads.
It's no wonder why Nobuhiro Tajima's Nickname is "Monster". We don't think it's because of his history as one of the most winning drivers in Hill Climb history, we don't think it's because of his wild driving style. We don't think it's because of his shredding in WRC rally and rallycross either. We think it's because Mr. Tajima is simply the biggest Japanese guy in Japan or certainly the biggest guy we know.
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