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2008 Long Beach Grand Prix Super Lap Battle - So Long Champ Car

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The streets of Long Beach witness a new breed of track cars The 34th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach bid its final farewell to the Champ Car World Series as drivers and teams prepared for their transitional merger into the Indy Racing League. Will Power, piloting the KV Racing Technology machine, took the checkered flag in the final Champ Car-sanctioned Long Beach Grand Prix race in ideal weather conditions on April 20. While Champ Car was scheduled to run their final race, the parking lot/paddocks sitting adjacent to the course's straightaways entering Turn 8 and exiting Turn 9 was bustling with activity as 14 Super Lap Battle all-star vehicles began prepping their rides for their scheduled exhibition on the 1.968-mile course-a landmark event for import cars representing the time attack scene.

The 14 cars given the all-star title were deservingly labeled for their efforts in lapping the quickest times at previous Super Lap Battle events held throughout the 2007 season. What made this group of cars so spectacular to watch was the fact that they weren't any different from what you and I drive on the streets on a daily basis (for the most part). With some mechanical knowhow and proper suspension and engine tuning, these competitors have made their way from average Joes to respectable in each of their time classes.

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Unfamiliar with the course layout and driving conditions on the track, drivers and teams preparing each car were relatively calm throughout the first day of the event as many sat around and took in the beautiful Long Beach weather while mentally preparing for three days of time trial exhibitions. The calm atmosphere, however, quickly dissolved for each of the teams as the following two days leading into the final Saturday exhibition in front of thousands of curious onlookers were filled with many ups and downs associated with the various racing sports.

Champ Car fans witnessed some of the quickest, most recognizable import cars taking to the tracks as the 14-car all-star collection each endured their share of multiple engine fires, blown engines, brake problems, and electrical gremlins. But through the tough times and setbacks, the group kept an optimistic outlook and completed a successful Super Lap Battle with the fastest lap of the weekend going to Factor X and its NSX, piloted by Billie Johnson, clocking in at 1:30.17 seconds at 78.572 mph-just seconds before ending the day with a broken transfer case.

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How did the Factor X NSX's lap times pale in comparison to others? To compare some numbers lets look at the ACS/Sun Microsystems Ford Mustang Cobra winner of the Sports Car Club of America SPEED GT Class over the weekend, which ran a 1:25.479 at 82.883 mph. In the Le Mans Series LMGT2, the winner and fastest in its class was the Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR posting a 1:21.095 at 87.364 mph. The Mustang posted a mere 4.691 seconds (plus 4.3 mph) faster than the NSX while the Porsche GT3 was 9.075 seconds (plus 8.79 mph) quicker. Consider the fact that this was Johnson's first time on the Long Beach Grand Prix street course and that Factor X isn't a corporate-sponsored team with multimillions invested in its cars, and you'll come to appreciate how fast their track machine truly is.

Congratulations to all drivers and teams who made the trip out to Long Beach and participated in this year's Super Lap Battle exhibition. If you missed out on this year's event, be sure to check out next year's exhibition or any of the upcoming Super Lap Battle events across the U.S. at www.superlapbattle.com

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LBGP 2008 Super Lap Battle Best Time: 1:30.17
Unlimited Fr Class
1991 Acura NSX
Owner: Ken Namimatsu
Driver: Billy Johnson
Horsepower And Torque: 550 Whp And 470 LB-FT Of Torque
Vehicle Weight:
2,800 pounds( 2,975 pounds with driver)

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Engine:
3.2L C30A
Garrett T04Z
TiAL blow-off valve/wastegate
Portflow reworked cylinder head
Supertech valvesprings/ retainers
Darton 92mm sleeves
Wisco pistons
Carrillo rods
Engine balanced and blueprinted
M48 Pro ECU
PWR air-to-water intercooler
HKS EVC boost controller
HKS air/fuel ratio knock amp
RC Engineering 1,000cc injectors
Setrab oil cooler
Burns Stainless 4-inchexhaust system
Dali racing high-capacitybaffled oil pan
Fluidyne radiator

Transmission/Gears/Clutch/Differential:
Factor X spec trans (JDM NA2 gear set, differential housing)
Exedy triple carbon clutch/pressure plate
OS Giken limited-slip differential
Factor X custom driveshafts

Suspension:
Moton triple-adjustable dampers
Eibach ERS springs
Front (spring rate varies) 1,200 to 900 pounds
Rear (spring rate varies) 800 to 500 pounds
Comptech sway bars

Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
18x9 CCW Classic (front)
18x12 CCW Classic (rear)
265/35-18 Yokohama A048 (front)
315/30-18 Yokohama A048 (rear)
Brembo F50 caliper/13.4-inch NASCAR circuit rotor
Lotus calipers (rear)

Interior:
RTR carbon dash
AIM Dash
Defi gauges
Sparco carbon-fiber bucket seat
Sparco six-point harness

Exterior:
Autokonexion widebody kit
Custom front splitter/rear diffuser
Dali Racing dry carbon wing

Reinforcing:
Factor X Racing chromoly cage
Type R brace
Engine brace

Fastest Lap Time To Date:
Buttonwillow 1:50.631
No. 13 clockwise

Sponsors:
Yokohama, Exedy, RC Engineering, Neo Synthetics, Autovation, Back in Balance Chiropractic, FIX/Stack restraints, Zero Mass, Virtual Works, TiAL Sports, Dali Racing, GT-One USA, Upgrade Motoring, Aloha Grille

Future Plans:
Lots

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LBGP 2008 Super Lap Battle Best Time: 1:31.073
Unlimited RWD Class
2002 Honda S2000
Owner: C-West
Driver: Tyler McQuarrie
Horsepower and torque: 300 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque
Vehicle weight: 2,308 pounds with driver

Engine:
2.0L F20C
GReddy turbo kit (50 state legal)
BC cams, valvesprings, and retainers
Design Craft custom diagonal-mount intercooler and radiatorGReddy 18G turbo
GReddy blow-off valve
Internal wastegate
Design Craft custom downpipeand exhaust
Stock bottom end

Transmission/Gears/Clutch/Differential:
Ogura clutch
KAAZ 2-way differential

Suspension:
TEIN RA suspension
Front (spring rate) 12K
Rear (spring rate) 12K

Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
Enkei 18x9 +35 offset
Hankook 245/40-18
Interior:
Stripped

Chassis:
Full C-West dry carbon panels

Reinforcing:
Design Craft cage

Vehicle 411:
Full dry carbon body kit. This car sat for two years after running the Super Lap Battle in 2005. Since then we brought it out of retirement and turbocharged it.

Fastest Lap Times To Date:
Record holder in Super Street Time Attack 1.53 minutes (naturally aspirated) CW Buttonwillow No. 13

Best lap of 1.48:82 turbocharged

Sponsors:
C-West, BC Brian Crower, GReddy, Hankook, Okada Project, AEM, Endless, Bride, and Design Craft

Future Plans:
Bigger GReddy turbo, more boost, BC 2.4L stroker kit, and 275/40-18 front and rear.

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LBGP 2008 Super Lap Battle Best Time: 1:31.116
Unlimited AWD Class
2004 Mitsubishi EVO
Owner: AMS Performance
Driver: Mark Daddio
Horsepower and torque: 540 whp at 25 psi "practice boost," 600 whp and 500 lb-ft of torque at 30 psi "race boost"
Vehicle weight: 2,650 pounds (2,850 pounds with driver)

Engine:
4G63
2.3L stroker kit
AMS spec 8.5:1 Ross pistons
Oliver rods
100mm stroker crank
AMS race head
Supertech 1mm over-valves/valvesprings/retainersJUN Auto 272-degree camshafts
AMS VSR intake manifold
Garrett GT35R 0.63 AR turbine
TiAL 38mm wastegate/blow-off valve
AMS turbo kit/stainless exhaust manifold

Transmission/Gears/Clutch/Differential:
Shepherd Racing-built five-speed transmission
Exedy triple carbon clutch
Cusco limited-slip differential, front and rear differential

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Suspension:
JRZ 3-way adjustable shocks
Front: (spring rate varies) 700 pounds
Rear: (spring rate varies) 800 pounds
Cusco/Perrin sway bars
AMS bumpsteer kits (front/rear)
Custom spherical bearings throughout suspension

Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
Enkei 18x10.5 RPF-1 +15mm offset
285/30-18 BFGoodrich R1

Interior:
No interior!
Custom AMS dash
Status bucket seat

Exterior:
APR widebody kit
Custom AMS rear wing

Reinforcing:
AMS 1.75-inch od x 0.095-inch wall chromoly tubing
Multipoint connecting suspension-mounting points
Cage design welded and mounted to unibody at multiple points on floor and along vertical box frame sections (A-pillar, B-pillar, along roofline, etc.)

Fastest Lap Time To Date:
Buttonwillow 1:48.772
No. 13 clockwise

Sponsors:
BFGoodrich

Future plans:
New time attack vehicle for the 2008 season.

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LBGP 2008 Super Lap Battle Best Time: 1:31.902
Unlimited AWD Class
2008 Subaru WRX STI
Owner: Crawford Performance
Driver: Eiji "Tarzan" Yamada
Horsepower and torque: 500 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque
Vehicle weight: 2,850 pounds without driver

Engine:
EJ25 horizontal four-cylinder turbo
Crawford time attack heads (dual springs, Ti retainers, hand-ported and lapped)
Crawford custom Inconel in/ex valves
Crawford CP35R turbo kit (Garrett GT35R, TiAL 44mm, no blow-off valve)
Crawford race SR6 billet short-block (billet stroker crank, billet rods, forged pistons) Fully balanced +/-1 gram
Crawford cold-air intake
Crawford big front-mount intercooler
Crawford race exhaust

Transmission/Gears/Clutch/Differential:
100 percent OEM

Suspension:
TEIN super racing coilovers custom valved with remote reservoir
Dual EDFC controllers
Front (spring rate): custom setup from TEIN (confidential)
Rear (spring rate): custom set-up from TEIN (confidential)

Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
18-inch Enkei RPF1
Hankook 275 Ventus Z214

Interior:
Recaro Profi SPA carbon kevlar seats

Chassis:
Performed by TEIN

Reinforcing:
Crawford six-point rollcage and seam-welded

Vehicle 411:
Purchased brand-new, six weeks prior to running Long Beach Grand Prix. The car was built and designed for go and show. The vehicle was repainted in Pearl Orange (Arancio Borealis), and the rims were redone in Pearl Yellow.

Fastest Lap Time To Date:
Long Beach was the first time out for the new Crawford Performance '08 WRX STI.

Sponsors:
Partners: Subaru of America, Hankook Tire, TEIN USA, Torco Race Fuels, NGK Spark PlugsSupporters: Motul, Garrett Turbos, Recaro JE Pistons, Drive Shaft Shop

Future Plans:
To become the Super Lap Battle AWD Champion!

LBGP 2008 Super Lap Battle: 1:32.127
Limited AWD Class
2006 Mitsubishi Evo IX
Owner: Evasive Motorsports
Driver: Robert Walker
Horsepower and torque: 420 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque

Vehicle weight: 3,300 pounds with driver

Engine:
2.0L 4G63 stock spec
JUN Auto Ti retainer
JUN Auto valvespring
Cosworth 272-degree in/ex Cams
HKS 3037 turbo
HKS wastegate
HKS manifold
HKS blow-off valve
Factory bottom end

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Transmission/Gears/Clutch/Differential:
OS Giken twin-plate clutch
Cusco limited-slip differential

Suspension:
TEIN Super Racing coilover
Swift sway bar
Front (spring rate) 14kg
Rear (spring rate) 14kg

Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
18x10.5 +1 Volk TE37/Volk RE30
265/35/18 Toyo R888
Interior:
Stripped, Dash 2 race technology data logger

Chassis:
Stock

Reinforcing:
Custom full rollcage

Vehicle 411:
Stock Block, smaller-sized turbo compared to other time attack cars. We focus on suspension tuning and aero to keep up with the big boys.

Fastest Lap Time To date:
1:53.9 Buttonwillow Super Lap Battle 2007

Sponsors:
TiTek Innovation, SP Engineering, Tein Suspension, Toyo Tires, P.Mu, HKS and Hypertune

Future Plans:
Dip under 1:50 on R-compound tires at Buttonwilow

LBGP 2008 Super Lap Battle: 1:32.932
Limited AWD Class
2001 Audi A4
Owner: 034Motorsport
Driver: Christian Miller
Horsepower and torque: 440 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque
Vehicle weight: 2,950 pounds (3,200 pounds with driver)

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Engine:
2.9L 12V VR6 turbo engine
Tectonics cams
Supertech 1mm oversized valves
Fully ported and flow-tested ports
Custom 034Motorsport manifolds
Custom front-mount intercooler (Garrett Core)
JE Pistons
Eagle Rods
034Motorsport engine and transmission mounts
034Motorsport upgraded cooling systems for all fluids
Garrett GT35R Turbo
TiAL 44mm V-band wastegate
TiAL blow-off valve

Transmission/Gears/Clutch/Differential:
Stasis built Audi close-ratio six-speed 01E transmission
Stasis 5:1 high bias center differential
Stasis Motorsport clutch type Rear differential
Custom CNC 034Motorsport aluminum flywheel and spec Stage III+ with super clamp option
JHMotorsport short shifter

Suspension:
Stasis Ohlins 3-way remote reservoir shocks
Relocated front suspension pickup points
Revised front suspension geometry
Spherical bushings in all control arms
Hotchkis rear sway bar
Custom front sway bar
Front (spring rate): 1,000 pounds
Rear (spring rate): 1,200 pounds

Tires/Wheels/Brakes:
17x8 Rota Torque (custom offset)
Alcon rotors and calipers
255/40/17 Continental Tire ContiSportContact 3

Exterior:
Modified front core support
Alumilite front splitter
Alumilite rear diffuser with new mounts

Chassis:
Full Cage with reinforced front upper strut mounts and tied in rear subframe

Fastest Lap Times To Date:
Streets of Willow: 1:24.3
Sears Point full course: 1:46.7
Laguna Seca 1:35.7
Buttonwillow No. 13 Clockwise 1:57
Sponsors:
Continental Tire, Stasis Engineering, Tectonics, AIM Sports, Supertech, Speedcom radios

Future plans:
Newer 24V VR6 being built currently for summer and beyond.

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LBGP 2008 Super Lap Battle Best Time: 1:33.368
Unlimited FF Class
2003 Acura TSX (Honda Accord Euro R)
Owner: 5Zigen International
Driver: Hiroki Yoshimoto
Horsepower and torque: 285 ps at 8,500 rpm, 28kg/m at 6,500 rpm
Vehicle weight: 1,050kg (1,115kg with driver)

Engine:
K24
Quad throttle bodies straight line
TODA hi-power profile camshafts
TODA valvesprings
ProRacer race exhaust manifold
5zigen custom engine mount
ARC radiator
ARC water/Oil cooler
5zigen custom fuel system
M-TEC dash panel
5Zigen custom ram intake
5Zigen custom oil catch tank
5Zigen custom exhaust pipe
5Zigen custom chassis reinforcements
Odyssey dry cell battery
MoTeC M800 ECU
Gulf VTEC 5W-30 Oil

Transmission/Gears/Clutch/Differential:
OEM transmission (change in ratios only)Exedy Hyper single/ ATS

Suspension:
Ohlins DFV damper
H&R Springs
5Zigen custom height adjuster
Front (spring rate): 30kg
Rear (spring rate): 30kg

Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
ProRacer GN+ Forged 17x8in. +33 offset 5-114.3
Brembo four-pot caliper (front)
Brembo two-pot caliper (rear)
PFC brake pads (front)
Endless brake pads (rear)
225/45/17 Dunlop/Falken 03G

Exterior:
Mugen front bumper
Mugen side skirt
Mugen rear bumper
5Zigen custom wide body in full dry carbon.

Interior:
Mugen digital panel
Mugen steering wheel
Carbon-fiber dash/center console
5Zigen custom switches
Bride full bucket seat
Takata harness

Chassis:
Acrylic window replacements
Dry carbon door panels

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Reinforcing:
Stitch welding, bracing, cage
Full spot and stitch welding rollbar

Vehicle 411:
The car was originally raced in Super Taikyu and rebuilt for Time Attack by shaving off more weight and replacing a smaller fuel tank. All vehicle mods were done in-house at our 5Zigen race factory in Osaka, Japan.

Fastest Lap Time To Date:
Fastest lap time in Unlimited FF class, record holder in Super Lap Battle LBGP

Sponsors:
Falken Tire, Odyssey, Toda, Ohlins, H&R, Bride, Mugen, Clever Wolf, Takata, D-Pro, and ARD Racing

Future Plans:
Tour in the USA for more shows and maybe demo runs.

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LBGP 2008 Super Lap Battle Best Time: 1:33.802
Unlimited FF Class
1995 Acura Integra
Owner: Hasport Performance, Inc.
Driver: Bernardo Martinez normally, Andy Hope at Long Beach GP
Horsepower and torque: 300 hp at 7,400 rpm, 235 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm
Vehicle weight: 2,380 pounds without ballasts (2,630 pounds with driver)

Engine:
'05 Acura TSX K24A2
'06 JDM Integra Type R Intake cam
'07 Acura TSX exhaust cam
Stock K24A2 TSX block
Jackson Racing RSX supercharger with Pulley Boys 3.0-inch compressor pulley
Acura RSX throttle body/Hasport intake adapter (the adapter is required to be able bolt on the JRSC)

Transmission/Gears/Clutch/Differential:
JDM Integra (RSX) Type R with Mugen limited-slip differential
Clutchmasters Stage 4 and lightweight flywheel

Suspension:
Tein Super Racing dampers
Tein Springs
Front (spring rate) 1,200 pounds
Rear (spring rate) 1,300 pounds
Progress Technology sway bars and spherical bearings for control armsSkunk2 adjustable front upper control arms
Mugen rear trailing arm bushings
SPC rear control links
(All suspension tuning has been handled by Bernardo Martinez)

Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
5Zigen FN01R-C 17x9 +33 offset
255/40R17 BFGoodrich R1

Exterior:
Custom carbon-fiber front splitter/solid with 3-inch air dam fabricated by Martinez
TC Sportline rear wing
Sunroof removed and plugged
Sticker Lab vinyl and graphics
Rolled and massaged fender openings

Interior:
Gutted and stripped interior
Hollowed out doors
RaceTech race seat
AIM data logging dash
Sparco steering wheel
RSX shifter box

Chassis Reinforcements:
Custom built cage by Martinez
Cross-braced cage
Driver-side NASCAR-style door bars

Current Lap Times To Date:
Record holding in Super Street Time Attack
Buttonwillow 1'54.7 CW No. 13 course
Buttonwillow 1'55.6 CW No. 13 course
(Both times are on Toyo Proxes 100 UTQG

Vehicle 411:
The '95 Integra was originally a theft recovery car that was converted into an SCCA SSB road race car. We chose a four-door chassis because it was stiffer than the hatch. After a year of racing SSB (too slow), we decided to turn it into a project car. Originally we raced it with an H22 swap but once the K-series engines looked to be the wave of the future the car was converted.

The car was turned over to Martinez for development. He has numerous lap records and class wins with the car and has done an outstanding job. The car is raced in NASA Honda Challenge H1 with a naturally aspirated K24A2 and is this year's National Champion.

Sponsors:
Jackson Racing, Hondata, TEIN, Progress, Fiber Images, 5Zigen, BFGoodrich, Clutchmasters, FastBrakes, Honda Factory Performance, Church Automotive Testing, Hy Tech Exhaust, Pulley Boys

Future plans:
In flux at this time, you may see it turbocharged with 600 hp at Super Lap Battle.

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LBGP 2008 Super Lap Battle Best Time: 1:37.184
Unlimited FR Class
2003 Nissan 350Z
Owner: M-Workz
Driver: Steve Mitchell/ Billy JohnsonHorsepower and torque: 580 whp, 510 lb-ft of torque
Vehicle weight: 2,820 pounds without driver

Engine:
Nissan VQ35DE
Stock bore and stroke
Cosworth CNC ported cylinder heads, 1mm larger intake and exhaust valves Cosworth camshafts, valvesprings, and retainers
Jim Wolf Technology twin turbo kit
Twin 3071 turbos with internal wastegates
Cosworth intake manifold
Cosworth pistons, rods, head studs, and head gaskets
WPC-treated NISMO oil pump
Setrab engine oil cooler
Accusump
C&R Racing radiator
EFI Technology ECU

Transmission/Gears/Clutch/Differential:Stock transmission
Tilton triple-plate clutch
NISMO 1.5-way GT limited-slip differential
Finned differential cover

Suspension:
Moton Clubsport Dampers
Swift Springs
Hotchkis sway bars
SPL Parts sway bar end links
SPL Parts front upper control arms
SPL Parts rear camber adjustment arms
SPL Parts rear mid links
SPL Parts solid differential mounting bushings
Delrin steering rack bushings
Front (spring rate): not disclosed
Rear (spring rate): not disclosed

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Tires/Wheels/Brakes:
Volk TE37 18x10.5 +22 mm
285/30/18 BFGoodrich R1's
Brembo 355x32 brakes (front)
Performance Friction Pads

Exterior:
C-West Long nose with canards
C-West Long tail
C-West side skirts
C-West rear wing
AIT carbon doors
AIT carbon hood
AIT carbon rear hatch
Zeromass carbon mirrors

Interior:
Sparco seat
Impact seat belts
Zeromass carbon-fiber steering wheel
Traqmate data system

Chassis:
12-point rollcage by Technosquare
Circuit Works carbon-fiber front strut tower brace

Vehicle 411:
This car was originally setup for drifting, but that got old pretty quickly. So I converted it to time attack. Road racing is where my roots are and making this car competitive is my goal.

Fastest Lap Times To Date:
1:52.3 at Buttonwillow configuration No. 13
1:22.7 at Willowsprings full course
1:32.9 at Laguna Seca (with 92dB sound limit)

Sponsors:
Moton Suspension, Swift Springs, Motul Lubricants, K&N Filters, Brembo Brakes, C-West, Cosworth, AIT Racing, K&N Filters, Hose Techniques, NISMO, SPL Parts, XS Engineering

Future plans:
Break the 1:50 barrier at Buttonwillow.

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LBGP 2008 Super Lap Battle Best Time: 1:38.184
Limited FR Class
2003 Honda S2000
Owner: A&J Racing/ T1R
Driver: Tim Kuo
Horsepower and torque: 240 whp and 180 lb-ft of torque
Vehicle Weight: 2,580 pounds (2,745 pounds with driver)

Engine:
F20C
Spoon Sports 2.2L stroker kit
Modified crankshafts (counter-weighted, balanced, micropolished)
Spoon Sports forged pistons (12.5:1 compression ratio)
Spoon Sports forged rods
J's Racing baffled oil pan
Spoon Sports camshafts
A&J Racing cylinder head (balanced flow port)
Spoon Sports valvetrain
J's Racing intake
J's Racing throttle body
T1R power header
Engine torque damper
Aluminum heat shield
T1R ignition bridge
T1R 70RT Titanium 70mm exhaust
Spoon Sports engine mounts
T1R drive pulleys

Transmission/Gears/Clutch/Differential:
Exedy twin carbon clutch
Mugen 2-way limited-slip differential
Spoon Sport 4.46 final drive

Suspension:
T1RB52R coilovers
J's Racing tie rod ends
T1R 25mm rear sway bar
Front (spring rate): 16kg
Rear (spring rate): 16kg
J's Racing six-piston calipers with 332mm rotor (front)
J's Racing one-piston caliper with 320mm rotor (rear)
T1R stainless brake lines
Motul RBF600
Tires/Wheels/Brakes:
Volk Racing RE30 17x9 +40mm offset
225/40-17 Nitto NT01

Exterior:
J's Racing front bumper
ASM wide fenders
J's Racing side skirts
J's Racing fender flares
J's Racing rear bumper
Spoon Sports carbon diffuser
Spoon Sports hardtop
J's Racing 3D GT wing
Craft Square mirrors

Interior:
Spoon Sports carbon kevlar bucket seats
Stack 8100 cluster
Takata six-point harness
JDM NSX-R steering wheel

Chassis:
Cusco rollbar

Fastest Lap Time To Date:
Buttonwillow 1:54.888 CW No. 13 course

Sponsors:
A&J Racing, Type One Racing, Nitto Tires, Evasive Motorsports, J's Racing Japan, Blitzgear, and maxrev.net

Future Plans:
To defend the fastest FR Limited Class time set in 2007 at Buttonwillow by A&J Racing once again this year.

LBGP 2008 Super Lap Battle Best Time: 1:38.231
Unlimited FF Class
2006 Scion tC
Owner: WORLD Racing
Driver: Chris Rado
Horsepower and torque: 360 whp and 375 lb-ft of torque; with Scramble: 545 whp and 570 wheel torque
Vehicle weight: 2,625 pounds (2,800 pounds with driver)

Engine:
2.4L 2AZ-FE
Stock cylinder head
Bullseye Power S362 turbocharger
TiAL wastegate
TiAL blow-off valve
World Racing's Descendant turbo manifold
Pauter Rods
JE Pistons
World Racing Descendant turbo kit
MoTeC M400
GP Motorsports wiring
World electronics TBC-1 boost controller

Transmission/Gears/Clutch/Differential:
Stock tC transmission
Stock gears
ACT clutch
TRD differential

Suspension:
Penske Shocks
TRD sway bar (front)
Progress sway bar (rear)
Front (spring rate) confidential
Rear (spring rate) confidential

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Tires/Wheels/Brakes:
18x10.5 C22 HRE Performance Wheels
285-30R18 Pirelli PZero Slick (NASA events)
295-30R18 Hoosier (SSLB events)Exterior:
Widebody kit, tin/carbon belly pan

Interior:
MOMO seats, MOMO steering wheel, and Auto Meter gauges

Chassis:
Steen NASCAR chassis cage, fuel cell, tinwork, and solid bushings

Vehicle 411:
Chris Rado's WORLD Racing Time Attack Scion tC started out as a 300hp turbocharged, big braked, coilovered, gutted street car that evolved in the last year into what you all know as "Black Betty," the 545whp, 575 wheel torque, front-wheel-drive, four-cylinder monster that makes 1.27-minute lap times at Willow Springs, Calif.

Fastest Lap Time To Date:
Willow Springs, Calif., FWD record holder: 1:27.34

Sponsors:
Scion, WORLD Racing/WORLD electronics, NOS Energy Drink, Bullseye Power, ACT, JE Pistons, Ferrea Valves, HRE Performance Wheels, APR Performance, EF1 Motorsports, Brembo, Kaminari, GP Motorsports, and Steen Chassis

Future Plans:
Complete domination of the Unlimited Class

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LBGP 2008 Super Lap Battle Best Time: 1:40.095
Limited AWD Class
2003 Mitsubishi Evo
Owner: SIX Autoworks
Driver: Robert Tallini
Horsepower and torque: 450 whp and 438 lb-ft of torque
Vehicle Weight: 2,805 pounds (2,995 pounds with driver)

Engine:
4G63
Stock bottom end
HKS 272-degree camshaft
HKS Racing spark plugs
A'PEXi Isamu RX6 Turbo kit
Koyo radiator
Tomei oil thermostat
Sard thermostat
A'PEXi filter
A'PEXi induction box
A'PEXi D-Jetro
A'PEXi AVC-R
A'PEXi FPR
Power Enterprise Timing Belt
GReddy balancer belt
XS Engineering intercooler piping kit

Transmission/Gears/Clutch/Differential:
Sheppard Racing Transmission with custom gears
Carbonetics triple-disc carbon clutch
Sheppard Racing transfer case
Quaife limited-slip differential (front)
B&M short shifter
Suspension:
TEIN Super Racing Coilovers (EDFC x2)
Nagisa Auto front and rear lower control arm
Nagisa Auto tie rod end
Cusco chassis bars
Cusco 21mm front sway bar
Cusco 23mm rear sway bar
Front (spring rate) 12kg
Rear (spring rate) 12kg

Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
Volk RE30 18x9 +35mm offset
265/35-18 Hankook Z212
Custom brake ducts

Interior:
Recaro SPG buckets
Crow six-point harnesses

Reinforcing:
Design Craft custom chromoly cage
DME front and rear strut tower bars

Fastest Lap Time To Date:
Buttonwillow 2:01
No. 13 clockwise

Sponsors:
Raceline Development, Volk Wheels, and J's Racing Japan

Future plans:
Whatever is needed. A 700hp engine is currently being built.

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LBGP 2008 Super Lap Battle Best Time: 1:41.058
Limited FF Class
2000 Honda Civic Si
Owner: FastTrack Motorsports
Driver: Jack Mardikian
Horsepower and torque: 220 hp at 7,200 rpm and 166 lb-ft of torque at 6,600 rpm
Vehicle weight: 2,204 pounds (2,367 pounds with driver)

Engine:
Honda K20
JDM '03 RSX Type R Spec heads
Stock cams based on NASA HC H1 class rules, unmodified
Stock JDM '03 RSX Type R bottom end
Custom Headers
Hondata ECU

Transmission/Gears/Clutch/Differential:
'03 RSX Type S transmission
Type R limited slip differential

Suspension:
Vogtland springs
Tokico HTS racing shocks
Stock front way bar
Type R rear sway bar with adjustable links
Ingalls Engineering camber adjustable front and rear upper control arms
Ingalls Engineering rear toe adjustable link
Custom poly bushings
Front (spring rate) 700 pounds, 8-inch 2.5-inch id Vogtland springs
Rear (spring rate) 1,050 pounds, 8-inch 2.5-inch id Vogtland springs

Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
16x7.5 Kosei K1 38mm offset with a half-inch spacer
245/45-16 Toyo R888
Interior:
MOMO racing seat
MOMO racing steering wheel with quick release
Custom Fuel Safe Racing fuel cell

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Chassis:
Stock pickup points

Reinforcing:
Custom eight-point cage with NASCAR-style door bars

Vehicle 411:
The car was designed to be (first of all) reliable and fast. You cannot win without finishing the race. A lot of emphasis was put on simplicity and function-to-performance ratio to get the best of both worlds. The simplest versus the fastest class car equals success. Speed comes from the synchronization of engine power output to the suspension and chassis. Perfect balance is equal to speed and best of all it's a giant killer. Currently leading this year's championship points in SU class in NASA (in a Honda).

Fastest Lap Time To Date:
(Fastest lap time) record holder in Super Street Time Attack
1:58 Buttonwillow conference No. 13 on Toyos

Sponsors:
rotaryracing.com, Vogtland Sport Suspension, Motul, Toyo Tires, and Tokico

Future Plans:
Run all high-profile time attack events, race in NASA's Super Unlimited and H1 classes.

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LBGP 2008 Super Lap Battle Best Time: 1:41.209
Unlimited FF Class
1998 Integra Type R
Owner: Raceline Development
Driver: Elton Lo
Horsepower and torque: 220 hp and 147 lb-ft of torque
Vehicle weight: 2,400 pounds without driver

Engine:
K20A
TODA cams
TODA valvesprings
TODA retainers
Darton MID sleeves
Arias Pistons
Raceline stroker kit
RBC intake manifold
Hasport mount kit

Transmission/Gears/Clutch/Differential:5.0 Final Drive
KAAZ limited-slip differentail

Suspension:
Zeal Super Function coilovers
Front (spring rate) 20kg
Rear (spring rate) 16kg
Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
Volk TE37 15x8 +45mm offset (front)
Volk TE37 15x7 +35mm offset (rear)
225/45-15 Hoosier (front)
205/50-15 Hoosier (rear)

Interior:
MUGEN bucket seat
MUGEN steering wheel

Reinforcing:
Raceline SPL-prepped six-point rollcageStitch welding and bracing

Fastest Lap Time To Date:
Buttonwillow 2:04.0 No. 13 clockwise

Sponsors:
Raceline Development, Volk Wheels, and J's Racing Japan

Future plans:
200 mph class record at Bonneville Speedway

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