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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fast and Furious Mustang Video

Found a video online of the Mustang from Fast and Furious 3. It doesn’t say how long ago this was, but interesting to see it anyway.

DG-Spec Scions Take St. Pete by Storm, Racking up Awards at World Challenge Season Opener

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Drivers Gardner and Stout Put Scions on Podium and Secure Five Awards Along the Way

TORRANCE, Calif. — This past weekend, at the World Challenge season opener in front of an estimated 150,000 fans, the DG-Spec Scion road racing team proved again that Scion is the real deal, even at the top of the pro ladder.  Three podiums, and five awards of distinction were racked up by drivers Robert Stout and Dan Gardner, driving the number 18 and 36 DG-Spec Scion tC Touring Cars, respectively.
The event was a double-header, with a race on Saturday and another on Sunday, both for season championship points.  Stout qualified well, putting the number 18 car third on grid, with Gardner a couple rows back.  The Qualifying session would determine starting order for both races.

Saturday’s race saw Stout battle with the pole sitter, big-motor Honda Civic, eventually getting the best of the Civic and finishing second place, along the way collecting the MTM Special Ops Best Move of the Race award for avoiding the spinning Civic.  Gardner blasted through the field, gaining 9 positions overall, which netted him the third spot on the podium along with the Sunoco Hard Charger award.

Sunday began with a bang, as Gardner laid the rubber down on the start, zipping through the field, earning the Optima Batteries Best Standing Start of the Race award.  He also repeated, again collecting the Sunoco Hard Charger award, en route to a fourth place finish.  Stout’s 18 car partially collected a spinning GT Porsche three turns after the start.  Even with the damage to the body and suspension, Stout pushed his way back up, battling the Honda Civic, and eventually getting the best of him.  The pass on lap 24 earned him the Invisible Glass Clean Pass of the Race award, en route to another second place finish.

“Aweome, awesome, awesome,” said team owner and driver, Gardner.  “First place would have been nice, but it’s hard to have expected more at the season opener.  This is great for the team, the drivers, our sponsors, and especially Scion, who just showed the world that even at this level, we’re still the real deal.”

Stout, at just 18 years old, is the youngest driver in the series.  That made no matter, as he piloted the number 18 DG-Spec Scion to the second step on the podium both days, proving that he knows how to get the job done.  Both drivers are rookies in the series, but showed their mettle all weekend long.

“What a great run,” Stout Said.  “My hat’s off to Dan and the entire team.  I had a great car the whole weekend.  It’s hard to be more pleased with my first pro race starts.  A podium both races…it doesn’t get much better than that!”

Credit the crew of Sean Morris, Brad Allen, John McNulty, David Fredrickson, and Jayson Altmiller with keeping the cars 100-percent bulletproof, as the cars didn’t blink all weekend.  Tom and Robyn Lepper supported everyone all along the way.

Stout ends the event second in the championship points race, with Gardner in fourth.  The two also netted Scion 14 manufacturer points, instantly launching the brand to second in the manufacturers’ championship standings.  Scion trails VW by just 4 points.

Standings and results can be viewed at http://www.world-challenge.com/index.php.  The race will be broadcast on the Versus Network on Sunday, April 18 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The team now readies for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the only race of the season in the team’s backyard.  The event will take place through the historic streets on April 16-18.  The World Challenge race starts that Sunday at 4:15 p.m.

The team’s progress throughout the season can be followed at www.scionracing.com and www.facebook.com/scionracing.

The DG-Spec team uses and is supported by:

• Scion-supplied OE parts
• TRD-supplied supercharger and intercooler, front big brake kit
• Jackson-Dawson Communications
• Pilot Automotive HID driving lamps
• Nitto NT-01 tires for testing
• Enkei PF01 17x8 wheels
• OS Giken Super Lock Limited Slip Differential (LSD)
• Dezod-supplied AEM standalone engine management, plug-and-play harness, fuel rail, injectors, end links, and stainless clutch line
• Church Automotive Testing dyno tuning
• Moton Suspension remote reservoir coilover shocks
• Vogtland springs
• DG-Spec Progress Technology rear swaybar and camber kits
• Motul brake fluid, engine oil, transmission fluid, and super coolant
• Racepak IQ3 logger dash and VNET sensors

• AEM sensors, EMS, and dry flow air filter
• Kaminari carbon-fiber roof and composite headlights
• Reflections body work
• America’s Tire Co. tire mounting and balancing
• Racetech Viper head-restraint race seat and 6-point harnesses
• Centerforce clutch and low-inertia steel flywheel
• AIT carbon-fiber hood and hatch
• DG-Spec Wild Pony Motorsports-supplied camber/caster plates
• Goodridge fittings and lines
• Carbotech XP10 and XP8 brake pads
• G-Force  racing suit, gloves, helmet, window nets, and other safety and crew gear
• DC Sports header
• Energy Suspension bushings and motor mounts
• HoseTechniques silicone hoses
• Tri-Mountain Racewear team gear
• NST supercharger pulley, Braille batteries, and shifter bushings
• SquareSkull designs
• Sampson Racing Communications (SRC) radio systems

The World Challenge is North America's top production car-based racing championship. Divided into three separate classes (World Challenge Touring Car, World Challenge GTS, and World Challenge GT) races follow a sprint format and are 50 minutes start to finish. Each race features thrilling standing starts, adrenaline filled door-to-door action, and top-notch drivers. Drivers pilot cars from the world's most popular manufacturers. Race prepped versions of the cars we drive on the streets! The World Challenge is sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing and races at North America's premier road and temporary street courses.

DG Spec is a line of parts designed and endorsed by National Champion Scion road racer Dan Gardner. Gardner draws up the specifications for the parts himself. The parts are then tested and proven on the track. The goal of DG Spec is to provide enthusiasts with parts that have been developed on the track and that have significant performance advantages at an honest price. Parts are offered either in hardcore track trim, identical to what Gardner and his team race with, or in Gardner-specified standards more appropriate for enthusiast use on the street. www.DanGardnerSpec.com

California Bill to Increase SB100 Exemptions from 500 to 750 Cars Per Year Considered

CALIFORNIA BILL TO INCREASE "SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED" CLASS FROM 500 TO 750 VEHICLES PER YEAR TO BE CONSIDERED BY COMMITTEE

Legislation (A.B. 1740) in the California Assembly to eliminate
the requirement that specially constructed vehicle registrations
be limited to only the first 500 vehicles per year was not
approved by the Transportation Committee on March 22.  However, a
modified version of the bill will be reconsidered by the
committee on April 5, 2010.  Under the amendment, the
registration limit would be increased from 500 to 750 per year.

We Urge You to Contact Members of the Assembly Transportation
Committee (List Attached) Immediately to Request Their Support
for the Amended A.B. 1740

·Under current California policy, specially
constructed vehicles that do not receive one of the 500 sequence
numbers are subject to a "muddied" titling, registration and smog
check process.

A.B. 1740 will help mitigate the "black market" value
of these 500 sequence numbers which are often sold on e-bay and
other on-line auction sites.

A.B. 1740 recognizes the minimal impact specially constructed
vehicles have on air quality.

A.B. 1740 recognizes the fact that specially constructed
vehicles are overwhelmingly well-maintained and infrequently
driven.

A.B. 1740 will help allow vehicle owners to confidently take
advantage of a newly-enacted vehicle registration amnesty program
for specially constructed vehicles that were previously
registered or classified incorrectly.  Under the new law, the DMV
will grant amnesty from prosecution to vehicle owners if certain
conditions are met, including the owner filing a completed
application with the department.

DON'T DELAY!  Please contact members of the Assembly
Transportation Committee today to urge support for the amended
A.B. 1740.

California Assembly Transportation Committee

Bonnie Lowenthal - Chair
Phone: 916/319-2054
Email:
Assemblymember.Lowenthal@assembly.ca.gov

Kevin Jeffries - Vice Chair
Phone: 916/319-2066
Email:
Assemblymember.Jeffries@assembly.ca.gov

Bill Berryhill
Phone: 916/319-2026
Email:
Assemblymember.Bill.Berryhill@assembly.ca.gov

Bob Blumenfield
Phone: 916/319-2040
Email:
Assemblymember.Blumenfield@assembly.ca.gov

Joan Buchanan
Phone: 916/319-2015
Email:
Assemblymember.Buchanan@assembly.ca.gov

Mike Eng
Phone: 916/319-2049
Email:
Assemblymember.Eng@assembly.ca.gov

Warren T. Furutani
Phone: 916/319-2055
Email:
Assemblymember.Furutani@assembly.ca.gov

Cathleen Galgiani
Phone: 916/319-2017
Email:
Assemblymember.Galgiani@assembly.ca.gov

Mary Hayashi
Phone: 916/ 319-2018
Email:
Assemblymember.Hayashi@assembly.ca.gov

Jeff Miller
Phone: 916/319-2071
Email:
Assemblymember.Miller@assembly.ca.gov

Assemblymember Connie Conway
Phone: 916/319-2034
Email:
Assemblymember.Conway@assembly.ca.gov

Roger Niello
Phone:  916/319-2005
Email:
Assemblymember.niello@assembly.ca.gov

Chris Norby
Phone: 916/319-2072
Email:
Assemblymember.Norby@assembly.ca.gov

Anthony J. Portantino
Phone: 916/319-2044
Email:
Assemblymember.Portantino@assembly.ca.gov

Jose Solorio
Phone:  916/319-2069
Email:
Assemblymember.Solorio@assembly.ca.gov

Thank you for your prompt attention.  Please e-mail a copy of
your letter to Steve McDonald at
stevem@sema.org

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

World Challenge St. Petersburg Pictures

All pictures copyright SCCA Pro Racing,Inc

http://www.world-challenge.com/event/gallery.php?ID=95

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Robert Stout in the #18 Scion tC

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Robert and Dan.

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Robert and Dan on the podium

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Dan gets the “Best Standing Start” award.

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Robert posing for some photos

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Ken Stout working on Roberts helmet.

Time Lapse Video : World Challenge Race 2 From the Pits

I mounted the video camera to the golf cart, and did a time lapse from the staging area to the pits, and back to impound for the 2nd TC race of the St. Petersburg weekend. Robert Stout in the #18 Scion tC finished both races in 2nd place. Dan(Don) Gardner #36 Scion tC finished 3rd on Saturday, and 4th on Sunday.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Brass Monkey GT-R Runs Over Porsche During World Challenge Race



One way to take a Porsche 911 out on the track, run over it.  Just after the start of the 2nd World Challenge race at St. Petersburg, going though the first set of corners, the #96 Nissan GT-R of Steve Ott, and the #57 Truspeed Porsche of Patrick Lindsay got together with the GT-R launching/driving over the front of the Porsche .  The nose of the GT-R was pointed up enough to get 3 wheels off the ground.   Both cars made it back to the pits with some damage.

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World Challenge St. Petersburg Race 2 Results
I will have to look for some pictures and video, as it was pretty spectacular.  The accident affected our #18 car, as it could not avoid the #57 Porsche , now occupying most of the middle of the track, and the left rear of the car came into contact with the stopped Porsche.  From the pits, we could only see the right side of the car. We asked the spotters to look, and then I ran down to take a peak at a close corner.  The left rear tire had about 5 degrees of negative camber. 5 degrees is a little excessive for us. The hella flush guys, and the demon camber drift guys might disagree. We made the decision to keep him on the track. It turned out to be the right decision, as Robert was able to move up to 2nd place, and finish 2nd in both of the weekends races.

19 days in Long Beach, our backyard. I will be getting some more info, and some video of the Brass Monkey cars at that event.
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Couple more pictures from the event:
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

First 9 Second R35 GT-R : AMS

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AMS has smashed the 9 second barrier at TX2K10. The best pass was a 9.89@145mph with a best mph of 146.98 mph. Congratulations goes out to the crew at AMS for reaching this barrier in the R35 GT-R world.

1.72 60 foot with LC2.

This car is running our SR850 package which essentially is our SR750 package with a fuel system upgrade and a race fuel map. The package will be released very shortly and consists of the following:
AMS upgraded bolt on turbo's
Upgraded actuators
AMS 90mm downpipes
AMS 90mm Resonated midpipe
AMS 90mm exhaust
AMS Front mount intercooler
AMS 3" intercooler piping
HKS bov's
AMS Large MAF intake pipes
AMS fuel System upgrade
Cobb AP
AMS Custom Race gas map (unleaded 109 octane Race gas)
Boost peaks at about 27/28 and falls to low 20's near redline
Yesterday's dyno numbers on the hennessey dyno dynamics dyno was 765whp and 738 tq

9second R35

Source : Nagtroc via GT-R Blog

Friday, March 19, 2010

One More Time Lapse: World Challenge Scion tC Preparation. 3 Hours 38 minutes

The last time lapse for at least this week. The final prep work for the first World Challenge race. http://www.gtrusablog.com. Aligning the cars. Checking out the truck. Starting to load the truck, and eating dinner. http://dangardnerspec.com

World Challenge Preparation: Cars Loaded and On Their Way

The #18 and #36 DG Spec Scions were loaded on their way to Florida for the first World Challenge race in St. Petersburg. Jayson the driver helped load up, and we will see him there. Loaded Scions

Truck Leaving

Its not over, its just the start.  We just have enough time to catch up on life, catch up on work now.  Next week we fly out and meet up with the cars for the first race of the season. Technically the first two races, as we race on Saturday and Sunday.

We are anxious to see how this new format will work. Three classes of cars, standing starts, and the walls of a street circuit. 

Thursday, March 18, 2010

7 Million Total Views on You Tube

My statistics for You Tube. I just went over 7 million total video views. 269 videos and 1589 subscribers.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

8 Second Street Trim GT-R From Australia

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Down in Australia, this R32 GT-R has been turning some 9 second, and now 8 second passes at the dragstrip. It does it a little differently, with a Nissan RE403A automatic transmission.  The fast way down the track for drag racing, in this time range is an auto transmission.  They have losses, but they load the car, and keep it in boost between shifts. The costs compared to the air shifted or sequential transmissions is much lower.
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Testing the transbrake.


This Nissan Skyline GT-R weighs in at 1601kg with driver or (3529 lbs). The car runs a set of HKS 3037 turbos, and a Motec M800 ECU. The claimed power output is 650 KW(871 horsepower) at the wheels. Looking at the engine, and checking out the relationship of the idler pulley to tensioner pulley, it looks like the engine is an RB30.   They are supposedly going to put up some better videos soon. This video is from a phone. Check out the timeslips below.
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Nice runs.  Way to go.
Source: Skylines Australia Forum


Buttonwillow March 12, 2010 : Scion tC Test Day for World Challenge

A few photos from the Buttonwillow test day.  Press Release
Video from the test day

Dan getting suited up. Brad turning on the radio, Dave watching.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dan Gardner Spec and Scion to Field Two-Car, Three-Driver World Challenge Effort

Buttonwllow March 12,2010
Dan Gardner Spec and Scion to Field Two-Car, Three-Driver World Challenge Effort
Two Scion tC Touring Cars to Charge Ahead for Full-Season of World Challenge
TORRANCE, Calif. — After three extraordinary seasons spent clawing through the road racing ranks, the Scion team fielded by owner/driver Dan Gardner will launch a new two-car, three-driver program to take on the World Challenge Touring Car series, arguably the highest level of production-based sedan racing in North America.
The team, known as Dan Gardner Spec (DG-Spec), is built upon the new line of high performance parts Gardner has developed over the last three and a half years racing a Scion.  DG-Spec logos will adorn both cars.

“This is a huge step forward for Scion and the team,” said Gardner.  “I’m excited to launch the DG-Spec line and go both feet (and cars) into the World Challenge series.  Huge thanks to all our sponsors and supporters that made this happen.  We pushed everyone hard, and everyone stepped up their game to make this possible.”
The number-18 Scion tC Touring Car will be driven by MavTV-sponsored driver Robert Stout, 2009 NASA PTA National Champion.  Stout’s adaptable nature makes him a great fit to drive the car, and also a perfect fit for the Scion brand at just 18 years old.

“Before I drove the Scion tC, I had no idea what to expect from a front-wheel-drive racecar like the Scion,” Stout Said.  “My first time behind the wheel blew me away.  The car is seriously fast and it’s going to be awesome to race it in World Challenge!”

The number-36 car will be co-driven by veteran club and Grand-Am driver, Tom Lepper, and Gardner himself.  The two will be competing for the team championship, as they accrue points together for the car.  Both Lepper and Gardner also have 2009 championships under their belts with Lepper having won the crown in the US Touring Car Championship series, and Gardner having won both the NASA PTC and WERC Endurance E1 titles.

“I’d had some good exposure to Dan and the Scion team over the last few years, and I was impressed at the entire effort,” said Lepper.  “I’m standing in my seat with excitement to be a part of it all.  I know the cars are well-developed, and this is a team that has a shot at the championship if we play our cards right.“
The season already has a highlight reel, and the team hasn’t even run the first race yet.  The number-36 car, just three weeks ago, was Gardner’s commuter car.  Today, it’s a full-fledged World Challenge Touring Car racecar.

“I honestly don’t know how they did it,” said Steve Hatanaka, Scion auto shows and special events manager.  “This might be the fastest a pro road racing car has ever come together.  It’s truly a testament to the team.  I can only imagine the sacrifice and commitment.  Scion is pumped to be a part of this, as Gardner and the DG-Spec team ready for war in the World Challenge series.”

The team has chronicled the build-up of the number-36 car in both still and time-lapse format.  The process, as well as some testing with Stout, can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8ZZ_ElJDY4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVyoj6yhqHM
http://gtrusa.blogspot.com/2010/03/world-challenge-prepartion-after-paint.html
http://gtrusa.blogspot.com/2010/03/world-challenge-preparation-scion-tc-16.html
http://gtrusa.blogspot.com/2010/03/world-challenge-preparation-11-days.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9udd07RgVu4

“It’s been a great ride for us with Gardner and this team,” said Gary Boler, TRD business operations manager.  “It’s fantastic for us to be able to promote and prove the performance and durability of our TRD parts at an extraordinarily high level of competition. World Challenge sits at the pinnacle of road racing, and it’s with great pride that we continue to support the effort.”

The team leaves this week for St. Petersburg, Florida for the first race of the season.  The Grand Prix event takes place March 26-28. The event is a double-header with races through the streets of St. Pete on both Saturday and Sunday.  Live timing and scoring can be found at www.world-challenge.com.  The race will be broadcast on the Versus Network on Sunday, April 18 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The 2010 schedule will find the team racing 12 races at 8 venues across the US and Canada, with all races being nationally broadcast on Versus, home of IndyCar and other popular sports series.

"We are excited to have DG Spec running two Scion tCs this year in World Challenge Touring Car," said Dave Drimmie, VP, Marketing & Communications, WC Vision. "The competition is going to be fierce in that class with Mazdas, Acuras, Hondas, VWs, Chevys and Scions running."
The team’s progress throughout the season can be followed at www.scionracing.com and www.facebook.com/scionracing.

The DG-Spec team uses and is supported by:
• Scion-supplied OE parts
• TRD-supplied supercharger and intercooler, front big brake kit
• Jackson-Dawson Communications
• Pilot Automotive HID driving lamps
• Nitto NT-01 tires for testing
• Enkei PF01 17x8 wheels
• OS Giken Super Lock Limited Slip Differential (LSD)
• Dezod-supplied AEM standalone engine management, plug-and-play harness, fuel rail, injectors, end links, and stainless clutch line
• Church Automotive Testing dyno tuning
• Moton Suspension remote reservoir coilover shocks
• Vogtland springs
• DG-Spec Progress Technology rear swaybar and camber kits
• Motul brake fluid, engine oil, transmission fluid, and super coolant
• Racepak IQ3 logger dash and VNET sensors
• AEM sensors, EMS, and dry flow air filter
• Kaminari carbon-fiber roof and composite headlights
• Reflections body work
• America’s Tire Co. tire mounting and balancing
• Racetech Viper head-restraint race seat and 6-point harnesses
• Centerforce clutch and low-inertia steel flywheel
• AIT carbon-fiber hood and hatch
• DG-Spec Wild Pony Motorsports-supplied camber/caster plates
• Goodridge fittings and lines
• Carbotech XP10 and XP8 brake pads
• G-Force  racing suit, gloves, helmet, window nets, and other safety and crew gear
• DC Sports header
• Energy Suspension bushings and motor mounts
• HoseTechniques silicone hoses
• Tri-Mountain Racewear team gear
• NST supercharger pulley, Braille batteries, and shifter bushings
• Sampson Racing Communications (SRC) radio systems

The World Challenge is North America's top production car-based racing championship. Divided into three separate classes (World Challenge Touring Car, World Challenge GTS, and World Challenge GT) races follow a sprint format and are 50 minutes start to finish. Each race features thrilling standing starts, adrenaline filled door-to-door action, and top-notch drivers. Drivers pilot cars from the world's most popular manufacturers. Race prepped versions of the cars we drive on the streets! The World Challenge is sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing and races at North America's premier road and temporary street courses.

DG Spec is a line of parts designed and endorsed by National Champion Scion road racer Dan Gardner. Gardner draws up the specifications for the parts himself. The parts are then tested and proven on the track. The goal of DG Spec is to provide enthusiasts with parts that have been developed on the track and that have significant performance advantages at an honest price. Parts are offered either in hardcore track trim, identical to what Gardner and his team race with, or in Gardner-specified standards more appropriate for enthusiast use on the street.

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Best Way to Handle 100mph in a 70mph ?

Well, that's what the ticket says. Best way to handle this ?. Anyone got some good advice, besides saying unintended acceleration, like the guy in the Prius in San Diego ? 100 in a 70

Monday, March 15, 2010

R34-5 : What You Get When You Mix R34 and R35

Saw this over at the Clipping Point Blog. The pictures are from a Japanese auction, you can tell, they always look the same. Someone decided they liked the R35 so much that they would graft the front and rear onto an R34 Skyline. Interesting. Not sure what else to say than interesting.  The old saying goes, “the grass is always greener on the other side.”

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More World Challenge Scion tC Prep: Stickering

The posts got a little few and far between as last week we prepared for a test day at Buttonwillow.  Friday we had both cars out at Buttonwillow for a test. We had a few teething issues with the #36 car that we figured out.  Brad, Dave, Johnny,Dan, Ken,Robert and myself spent the day working on the cars, and putting them on the track.  I have some pictures and videos from both test days to post. 

The cars go into the trailer on Thursday night.  March 26-28,2010 is our first race of the year in World Challenge TC.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

An R35 GT-R birthday cake.  Pretty cool.  An owner in the UK from the GTR.co.uk forums posted up a picture of his cake. No mention of how it tasted.  I tried some Motul brake fluid last night while bleeding the brakes on the World Challenge Scion, and I would not recommend eating brake fluid. Leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

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1667 Horsepower RB26

Heat Treatments Racing from New Zealand posted a picture of a dyno readout for their R32 Skyline GT-R Drag Car.   1667 horsepower.Not a bad number. Check out this thread in the UK for some of the latest info from Heat Treatments, and a video of the car getting loose going down the dragstrip.
Warming up the slicks.
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The engine
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The dyno figure
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Source : GTR.co.uk and Heat Treatments Drag Racing

Sunday, March 07, 2010

World Challenge Preparation: 11 Days Left

Getting closer every day.  Lots of work. Lots of hours.  Ted has been helping to fabricate some of the parts and brackets we need. 

Dan test fitting the belts. The crotch strap is a pain to adjust.

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Dave adjusting the crotch strap. Notice the surprised look on Dan’s face. CIMG8251

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Rear glass on. Roof being test fit. Side glass in. CIMG8257

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Bonding the roof to the car. A little bit of weight to hold it down.CIMG8262

Engine. Top oil cooler brackets are on.  The blue tape is notes. I like blue tape and sharpies. 

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Sumo Power Open Day and GT1 Nissan GT-R

Sumo Power in the UK had an open day at their immaculate facility. Some beautiful cars and equipment in their shop. It gives me tool envy.

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Source : GTR.co.UK and THECLICKHQ

1JZ Powered Toyota HiAce Van Video

This is cool in all the wrong ways.  Not the one JayZ the rapper, but the 1JZ the Toyota 2.5 liter inline 6 engine.  The little brother of the 2JZ.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

World Challenge Preparation: 14 days left

14 days left till we load up.  Getting things accomplished.  Getting parts back and installed. Waiting on a few more major items. Supply of parts is always an issue with a time concerned build like this.  Circumstances made it a very late start for us on the #36 car, but it is all coming together.
David installing TRD calipers
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Fuel system
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