No Fly Zone 5 Recap – Photo Gallery Airstrip racing event brings out wild list of tuned supercars Airstrip top speed events have blown up in popularity in 2014. Organizations such as Omega Motorsport are setting the tone for how open events like this should be run. With the most extreme of modified supercars frequently breaking 200mph in a roll-race half-mile format like No Fly Zone 5, safety is paramount and excitement is high.
Tony Lopez, Omega Motorsport founder, utilizes a recently resurfaced rural airstrip called Minter Field in Shafter, CA for the annual No Fly Zone get-together. Entries pay $200 for a full day of side-by-side runs – there are no run groups. In this laid-back format a 1200hp Bugatti Veyron can line up against an 850hp Toyota Supra or Mustang over and over again. In other words, No Fly Zone is an superbly grassroots and awesome experience.
“We had 110 cars racing. A Bugatti Veyron hit 180mph effortlessly, a couple GTR’s reached over 200mph and the SPE Godzilla, on mild boost, reached 210mph,” said Tony Lopez, Omega Motorsport head, when speaking on the November 15th No Fly Zone 5.
SP Engineering also brought out three other Nissan GT-R builds that made about 1,000hp each thanks to its R35 SP 1000R package. SP techs were also on-site to help customers get an optimal run before days end.
Taking part in a No Fly Zone event requires a waiver, tech inspection form and adherence to easy to follow driver and gear rules. No Fly Zone 5 brought out a laundry list of heavy hitting performers. Names like modified Ferrari 458, BMW M3, Jeep SRT, Lamborghini Aventador, parachute-equipped Nissan GT-R, Mercedes-Benz SLS and Chevy Corvette were seen in the run line all-day. The pictures tell the full story of this year’s No Fly Zone 5 though, enjoy!
Stay tuned for the December 13-14th No Fly Zone Arizona.
Name: Ian Saingarm (FSR Motorsport Creations)
Car: 1995 Toyota Supra with 850hp
Top Speed: 175mph
Quote: “Track conditions were great for horsepower but the biggest hurdle was getting traction down.”
Name: Mike Carwin
Car: 1994 Toyota Supra with 1,200hp at 30 lbs of boost.
Top Speed: 185mph with Mickey Thompson ET Streets on rear.
Quote: “It was a beautiful day at the airport with great conditions for making power.”
Name: Sean Taing
Car: 2014 Nissan GT-R with 1,600hp at 42 lbs. of boost.
Top Speed: 196mph
Quote: “Really happy with track and weather conditions, especially with it not being windy.”
Name: Bisi Ezerioha (Bisimoto)
Car: 2013 Hyundai Genesis making 876 HP at 35 lbs of boost.
Top Speed: n/a
Quote: “The cool dense air was great for making power. Even at the lowest boost setting we had lots o traction problems. Toyo R888 rear tires helped stop wheel spin.”