Seven Second Honda Civic Takes World Cup Finals by Storm

December 7th, 2021

The backdrop is Maryland International Raceway. The event is the Haltech World Cup Finals and there is an unlikely hero on the horizon.

Competing in the True Street Class, Honda Civic owner Jason Marsh and his crew of Island Boys didn’t come to take part – they came to take over! The Island Boys have built themselves a bombshell of an import. It is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder Honda LS engine topped with a VTEC cylinder head. The turbocharger is a Precision 6785 (67-milimeter), and the transmission is a sequentially shifted PPG dogbox. A MoTec controller keeps all the ponies dancing to the same beat. This front-wheel drive rocket is capable of running consistent 7-second passes in the quarter-mile. Jason has come to win the cash today.

It’s the first run of the day and Jason puts up a 7.93 @ 192 mph. Pretty impressive for most Hondas but the Island Boys want more.

Maintaining his seven-second reputation, Jason holds the number one qualifying spot going into Day 3. In an epic battle between import and domestic, Jason lines up against a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye that is nearly twice the weight of his Honda. Despite the drastic weight difference, the two cars are within hundredths of a second in average elapsed time.

Both cars complete an impressive burnout and line up for the holeshot. The big Dodge launches violently and takes an early advantage. Not to be denied, the Honda spools up and drives around him in the trap to claim the win (7.91 @ 192 mph to 7.96 @ 171 mph). Great race!

More intense racing action on this one. Check it out.

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