The reigning World Time Attack champion – Nemo Racing Evo has been rebuilt to the new WTAC rules and will ready to defend its title in October. Despite the increase in weight and having to modify the aero, the Nemo team remain positive about their title defence.
Andy Frost has done it again by resetting the World Record for the fastest and quickest street legal car! Driving the Turbosmart-equipped Red Victor at the Santa Pod Raceway, Andy broke his own World Record with an amazing 6.50 @ 226.91mph pass.
Photo: Ivan and Rose Sansom
What’s even more amazing is that the record pass was just their third full pass with a new engine combination. Andy recalls the moment:
“After a seven month sabbatical to fit a new engine block, turbos, wastegates and BOV, the team arrived at Santa Pod ready for action. Unusually the weather co-operated for 3 days allowing the team to get a couple of hits on the new combo.”
Photo: Mark Skinner
“Our first test hit was a 250 ft launch that netted a 1.08 60 ft with an easy second gear launch. Everything seemed to working very well, so we made a full pass to check everything out in the full 1/4 mile. An easy 2nd gear launch 6.63 @ 212mph was the result, and the data was very good again.”
Photo: Mark Skinner
“On Sunday we were scheduled 2 qualifiers. 1st gear was on the agenda for these 2 runs, which netted an off-the-throttle 6.64, but this time at 226mph – our best mph to date! The final qualifier was a 6.50 @ 226.91mph. We’d bested our world record time again!”
Photo: Mark Skinner
“The great thing is our Turbosmart wastegates and BOV worked flawlessly, and thanks Marty Staggs at Turbosmart USA for letting us use their fantastic product!”
VW fans may remember Rod Penrose’s previous car (pictured above). It was, at the time Australia’s Fastest Beetle, with a 8.96 second ET. The car was a common sight on the drag strips and had a cult following amongst the VW enthusiasts.
Rod is back again, with a new car and this time he has his sights set on a World Record. With a PB of 8.74@149mph, the new car is already faster than its predecessor and Rod is confident he can have a real go at the record (7.89sec) in the near future.
The new car is powered by a front-mounted 3.3L Pauter engine with a Garrett GT51R turbo performing the forced induction duties. The current setup produces 550hp at the wheels with just 32psi of boost pressure.
“We will be turning the boost up at our next outing” said Rod, “The aim is to shave a little bit of time each time we race.”
Schwartz Performance has a long-standing history of collaboration with Turbosmart going back almost a decade when Jeff’s famous twin-turbo LS2 Ultima GTR was fitted with Turbosmart wastegates and BOVs.
These days, operating out of their 10,000 square foot workshop in Woodstock, IL, Schwartz Performance develops track-tested chassis for GM, Ford and Mopar and continue to produce stand-out performance vehicles like this 1981 Trans Am. Powered by a twin turbo LS9 motor using Turbosmart Comp-Gate40s, Race Port and an e-Boost Street boost controller, this Trans Am makes 1041hp at the wheels through an auto transmission and a 9” diff.
For more Schwartz Performance creations go to www.schwartzperformance.com
Based on a 1965 Buick Riviera, this project is intended for the Boneville Land Speed racing in the Classic category.
Powered by a 427ci engine with a GM Performance LSX block and Arias Hemi heads, the car will also feature a forced induction system thanks to Exile Turbo Systems and the boost will be controlled by Turbosmart’s Power-Gate 60 and a pair of Race Port BOVs.
We wish Rick and Nick the best of luck. You can follow the car’s build progress on their Facebook.
One of the most recognised teams on the European Drag Racing scene, the Red Victor Racing team will now be Turbosmart equipped.
Owner and driver Andy Frost holds numerous titles, including the fastest and quickest street-legal quarter mile with an ET of just 6.59 sec @ 220mph.
The car itself has been featured in many magazine and online articles, as well as a feature on the UK’s Fifth Gear program. Currently in its third incarnation, Red Victor 3 competes in the MSA/FIA European Pro Mod Championship and the team has tentative plans to head over to USA to compete in 2014.
Red Victor 3 is a 1972 Vauxhall VX4/90 FD VXR Spec. It is powered by a 539ci (8.8L) Chevrolet V8 engine producing in excess of 3000hp. The twin turbos will be managed by Turbosmart’s Power-Gate 60 external wastegates and the Race Port atmospheric BOV.
“We’re really excited about this partnership,” said Turbosmart USA General Manager, Marty Staggs. “The Red Victor Racing team is all about winning. These principles are very much in line with Turbosmart’s philosophy.”
“We’ve got some exciting times ahead of us,” said Red Victor Racing’s Andy Frost, “and we’re really happy to have Turbosmart backing us in our endeavours. We look forward to working with them in 2013 and beyond.”
What you see here is not your ordinary Nissan 240SX. Built by Nutek Forged Wheels as a project/show car, the 240SX was debuted at the 2012 SEMA show and won the Best Import Award at the Mfest Showdown a few weeks later.
For KEM Racing it’s all about big power, big torque and big trucks. Mike and Charles are renowned for the quality of their work and this S&B Fileters turbo diesel Ford truck is a good example of their work.
The truck is fitted with a Turbosmart Diesel BOV controller kit. The controller unit is cleverly mounted in an easily accessible spot on the dash.
The rest of the kit consists of a solenoid and a Race Port valve.