Global Time Attack - Round 1 - Road Atlanta
By Wes Dumalski
Quality images by Sarah Forst and mediocre shots by Wes Dumalski
Attacking time is a funny thing… All sorts of things happen during these 2 day race weekends and no one knows what mother nature or Newton has in store for us. This past weekend at Road Atlanta both of these personas had a chance to show us who's boss and utterly prove that we are in control of very little. In this case the Saturday forecast brought likely promises of rain and when the teams hit the track to sunny skies they were in a fury to set down fast laps as no one knew (not even the weather people; do they ever?) what would unfold. As luck would have it the rain held off and as teams pushed ever further it was Newton who would prevail on this day. Through 11 wins in a row and numerous track records the Professional Awesome EVO VII would turn its last laps in anger, its life cut short by Road Atlanta.
Nerd's Eye View: UMS Time Attack Evo
By Wes Dumalski
Like all car stories this one starts as a tale of insanity… The 2003 Mistubishi Lancer Evolution VIII you see before you was one of the first Evos to hit the States and ever since it landed it has been within the sites of Tony Szirka. While he did not own the car when it arrived, his hands have been on it ever since several Arizona based shops were unable to deliver on the previous owner's requests. Like many cars despite the fact that the title is held in someone else's name the car belongs to the one that works on it, slaves over it, and pours their heart and soul in to making it all that it can be, and in this case that person is NOT the owner.
2013 Modified StreetCar Shootout - The Rules, The Cars, The Big Tease.
By Wes Dumalski and Sarah Forst
Like all good stories, this one starts on the airplane while on line for the shitter. I hear a voice come up behind me “my GOD this woman won’t shut the hell up”... I turn to fund the animated Bill Caswell and we begin bantering about this woman on the plane who had been talking about absolutely nothing at all for 2 hours. I am on this plane and talking to Bill Caswell because I could not get a refund on my Expedia package and rather than let the tickets go to waste I figured I could still head to Arizona and cover the UMS tuning time attack event and find some good feature cars. As luck would have it two complete car nuts are on the same plane heading to the same place to do the same damn thing; be geeks.
Industry Insider - Seibon Carbon
By Mike Kojima
Seibon Carbon is what we are defining as a second wave Asian performance parts company. A few years ago, our booming performance industry was decimated by several factors, one of which was the economic downturn, another of which was a big influx of fly by night Asian companies that made cheap rip offs of established parts, distributing them with little overhead cost on Ebay and marketing them for free on Forums.
Turbosmart - Nissan R35 GTR Internal Wastegate Actuator
Industry Press Release
Turbosmart's Nissan R35 GTR Internal Wastegate Actuator (IWG) kit provides better turbo response and greater sensitivity when managing boost pressures. Designed as a direct bolt-on replacement for the factory part, the Nissan R35 GTR IWG kit is easy to install and requires no special tools or fabrication. It canʼt get any easier!
MotoIQ Radio: WTAC Open Class Discussion, MPTCC Driver Michele Abbate, and Quirt Crawford of Crawford Performance
By Justin Banner & Kerryann De La Cruz
As the great George Takei once said, "Oh, My!" Do we have a show in store for you folks. First it's everything about WTAC's new Open Class and what Kerryann and I feel about it. Then we have Sonoma MPTCC Race 1 Winner, Michele Abbate to talk about her season thus far and her future in Motorsports. Finally we'll have Quirt Crawford from Crawfor Performance talking about the Future of Subaru, the BRZ, and yes, we will get his view on what happened at Fontana this weekend during 86 Fest!
MotoIQ Radio: Jacob Leveton
By Will Cannady
Returning guest, Jacob Leveton, will be on to talk about Formula Drift: Seattle coming up this weekend.
Company Profile: AMS Performance
AMS Performance... No we are not talking about the knock off CDM version we are talking about the original Automotosport hailing from Chicago Illinois. Truth be told I spent some time at the AMS shop last November and began working on this article. It should have been before your eyes long ago, I should have been able to belt out a piece regaling you with their amazing records in the drag racing, power output, and time attack worlds. I should have been touting their accomplishments in the EVO and GTR worlds. SHOULD is the operative word here. The reality was that I didn't want to write THAT article. Hell every AMS article talks about their accomplishments from 8 Second Evo's and GTR's, to one of the most dominant time attack cars in US history. And while those are the things that AMS is best known for NONE of them would be possible without a key ingredient. That's right I am going to brush those things aside and focus on what makes AMS tick.... PEOPLE.
Company Profile - Radium Engineering
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Shit, I could use the above to describe just about every article I have ever written. But the reality is that when I first laid my eyes on the offerings of Radium Engineering, PORN was the first thing that came to mind. In the current sea of inferior parts to lay gaze on the products that Radium proudly engineers, prototypes, and builds here in the States is nothing short of inspiring!
MotoIQ Radio Episode 33: Matt "Rodrez" Rodriguez and Nitto Tire USA
By Will Cannady
We have Matt "Rodrez" Rodriguez from Honda Tuning Magazine and Harry Kong from Nitto Tire USA.
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