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Import Faceoff Midwest - 411

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Dec 16, 2010

Despite triple-digit temperatures in the country's Midwest, Import Faceoff competition in the heartland was nothing short of ice cold. The debate between West and East Coast Sportsman racers may rage on as to who's fastest, but they should know one thing: the Midwest is coming up-fast. The amount and quality of fast turbo-fours was staggering. JT Auto's John Tran and his '95 Civic racked up his second FWD class win in Kansas, with a 9.783 @ 160.19 against Winfield, KS's Tony P. and his '93 Civic's 10.070 @ 150.45. Forced Induction Pro was won by Roser Mattimez and his Rotary Performance RX-7, running a 9.776 @ 136.15 to Raymond Yip's 10.049 @ 149.00 in an AWD '99 Eclipse. All Motor competition became a bit of an upset when Tony Werdelause's '91 CRX turned out an 11.206-second pass to topple Jason Lumkin and the 11.863-second pass his normally 10-second CRX laid down.

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The highlight of the Tulsa event was undoubtedly Kenny Tran and the Jotech tC, winning the Outlaw class outright, at times, blasting as fast as 8.897 @ 160.12. Next down was Raymond Yip, who got his Forced Induction Pro revenge over his Rotary Performance rivals when his AWD Eclipse simply gripped the hot track better than the RWD RX-7, Ray laying down a 9.476-second pass to Roser's 10.277. All Motor competition was handled by local Tulsa racer Alex Pagin and his 11.061-second '94 Civic, but the teeth-clenching moment of both events happened in the test-and-tune session, when one noob racer tried in vain to take the first turn-out from the strip into the pit lane and crashed his burgundy Eclipse head-on into a guardrail-doh!

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