KaleidoLINKS BMW 135i @ Roebling Road Raceway-Dinan Stage 2
The first test/track date in the KaleidoLINKS BMW 135i at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, GA at a Seat Time Performance Driving Days event. The car is completely stock except for Dinan Stage 2 Software and a Dinan high capacity oil cooler. It did shocking well considering how horrible the stock run-flat tires are.
KL Racing's Cheif Programmer, Andy Stallworth, takes the car out for a few laps to see how it performs.
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BMW M3 at Roebling Road Raceway May 2010
Scott is riding along with me during this session at Roebling Road Raceway. This was an interesting session near the end as it was black flagged due to Harold's M3 blowing coolant onto the track from a failed radiator hose. Ross' 911 was off track in turn nine so I backed off as I approached (even those there were no flags from the corner worker) and several other cars went off into the grass after I went by.
This was also the first weekend I ran my new TraqMate system in my BMW M3 race car.
Portland International Raceway in a BMW 135i
Video of a few laps around PIR. This is a really nice track, my 135i with Dinan Stage II and Riss Exhaust could hit 130 to 140 MPH on the two straights here. Track is really hard on brakes though, I turned my white caliper letters yellow here when brakes hit about 900 degrees.
KaleidoLINKS' BMW 135i at VIR, Virginia International Raceway - KL Racing
KL Racing's Chief Race Programmer, Andy Stallworth, takes out the 135i at an Audi Club DE at VIR. The youth got to go for parade laps at lunch which was the higlight of the day. Jon even took the kids out in the Yukon XL... that was a sight to see that trailbraking through the roller coaster.
Wow, elevation changes made me rethink how capable the 135i is. It does not like them, it was borderline dangerous, and the skinny front tires really didn't help. The All season Continentals held up to heat better than the stock bridgestone run flats, and also didn't roll over nearly as much, but they didn't have as much grip under braking or cornering.
2011 BMW 135i on Dynojet after Dinan Stage 2 Software Update
As the title says this is my 2011 BMW 135i on Dynojet after Dinan Stage 2 Software Update was installed. The software is said to give 55hp and 101tq to the crank over a stock car. My car has Agency Power Midpipes and Axelback Exhaust with an aFe Drop-In air filter.
The car makes 300 SAE HP to the wheels, and 330 SAE TQ to the wheels, which is a big gain over the 280/274 numbers I got before the tune (with Exhaust and filter).
KaleidoLINKS KL Racing Westfield XTR2 @ VIR Virginia International Raceway
In this video you can see the Kaleidolinks, KL Racing, Westfield XTR2 make its first real drive ever. It does so around the wonderful Virigina International Raceway road course in Alton, VA.
While we were plagued by problem after problem including figuring out how to simply drive the car, Andy Stallworth, the Chief Programmer, and the youth in the program, did their best to keep the car running, solve any problems that arose, and get it out on track to drive and troubleshoot problems.