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2013 Modified Magazine Street Car Shootout

Peter Tarach
Mar 1, 2013
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The Modified Magazine Street Car Shootout is back for another year and being held in the Phoenix, AZ area, with UMS Tuning hosting the dyno competition (March 15th, 2013) and NASA AZ hosting all the on-track action at Firebird International Raceway (March 16th, 2013).

There will be four events that will judge the performance of your car: Dyno + emissions + dB (35 points), Drag (75 points), Autocross (100 points) and Time Attack (100 points). The car with the highest overall score from these four events will win the overall championship. Trophies will also be awarded to the highest scoring FWD, RWD, and AWD cars.

Once again Continental Tire is the title sponsor. Teams will therefore be requiring to compete on Continental Extreme Contact DW summer tires, which come in a wide range of sizes.

The Rules:

  • Your car must be equipped with:
    • OEM windscreen and windows (Lexan or other lightweight glass replacements not permitted).
    • OEM fuel tank (fuel cells not permitted) and unleaded or e85 fuel.
    • OEM lighting (headlights, turn signals, and taillights must all be functional, as is required on a street legal vehicle)
    • A full interior from the front seats forward (aftermarket seats and harnesses permitted. Roll bars and roll cages may be added, but interior trim can only be modified to the extent required to fit these safety items). HVAC and stereo/nav system removal permitted.
    • A full exhaust system (no cut-outs or bypasses permitted), including a functional catalytic converter) and muffler.

  • You may put any driver you want in your car and there is no requirement for the same driver to pilot the vehicle during the 3 timed events. You can, therefore, opt to have a drag racer do the 1/4-mile runs and then swap in a Time Attack driver for that portion of the event. You may also choose to have different drivers pilot your car during the same event (ie. you can have more than one driver make a pass during the drag runs, but your team will still be limited to 3 passes total).

  • You may change the aero, suspension, brake and ECU settings of your vehicle between events in any manner you wish. You can, for example, choose to remove the rear wing for the 1/4-mile runs and put it back on for the Time Attack. Similarly, you can run a high boost map on the dyno and then run a lower boost map for the autocross or time attack events.

  • You are permitted to repair your vehicle between events, but you cannot change major mechanical parts between events unless it's a necessary repair to complete the competition (you can fix stuff that breaks, but we don't want teams switching turbos, rear ends, or other major mechanical components between events because we feel that places too much stress on the teams).

  • Continental will be providing the street tires for this event and you will be provided with one set for the entire event.

If you think you've got a car worthy of entry into this event, please send us the following:

  • Photos of your vehicle including exterior, interior and engine bay shots
  • A list of modifications made to your car
  • Why we should pick your vehicle for this competition

Email your submissions to peter@modified.com

Please be aware that the cost of attending this event is left up to you but we guarantee a good time with some awesome racers and some great exposure in the magazine and on our website for all contestants. There is no registration fee for the Shootout, but please be aware that if your team wants to compete in NASA's TT or Race groups during the weekend, you must register and pay any applicable fees to NASA AZ (including a membership fee if you're not already a NASA member).

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