Willowbank Raceway held the 1st of the 2012 Top Sportman Series on the weekend. Reece McGregor and the Heat Treatments Skyline thought it would be a good chance to have some test runs in their worlds fastest RB26 powered 4wd skyline. The team worked hard all day and were rewarded with a final pass or 7.64, not far off their 7.56 record, although something tells me theres plenty more to come from this car again.
Another car using the test lane was Rob Novak in his Jett Racing 4G63 powered Datsun 1200. The team made adjustments through the day and saw a PB 7.35 @ 187mph on the second last pass of the night, the final wild pass on video then saw a transmission failure but a happy team none the less.
Final team testing was the Direct Clutch/Promodz Rx7, the car is 3/4 chassis and a running 3rotor 20BT tweaked by Mazfix. The team recently made adjustments in the rear and also in transmission and are starting to see results, it ran a 7.99 @ 171mph through the day, then later in the night suffered a leaking Boost pipe. Owners Jerry and Dan tell me they havent even started to push the motor yet, so another car with plenty more to come, and im sure that pb 7.80 will soon be slashed.
These cars should all be running at the up and coming Sydney Jamboree at WSID and by the looks of things have some unfinished business they want to take care of :)
20B ROTARY ACTION! 20B DATSUN 1200 & 20B MAZDA RX3 - TNT 28/12/2013
On the final Test and tune at Willowbank Raceway for the year, Brad Mcilroy
was out testing his Mazfix prepped 20b Datsun 1200 ute as well as Russ in
his 20B powered Mazda Rx3. The PRODAT was testing some changes in the rear
end, keeping the newly added 10.5 inch tyres as well as some changes to the
4 link, and after a few tweaks had the car complete a full pass of 7.95 @
165 mph with a small back off down the deep end, a little slower then what
the car has run but a little more stable down the track. The Mazda Rx3 had
some issues most of the night but managed to get it down the track for an 8
second pass, also off its best, but once sorted should be back down to
where it was running before.
PB 7.19 @ 190 ROB NOVAK - 2L 4G63 DATSUN (TEST DAY 1/09/2012)
Jett Racing had their Datsun 1200 Ute out today doing some testing for the
upcoming Jamboree. The car behind driver Rob Novak, has only been getting
faster lately and smashed out a
personal best 7.19 @ 190mph on the final run of it's day. The transmission
was then removed and put in team owner, Collin Willshire's 2L 4G63
Mitsubishi Eclipse. Collin ran Australia's first 6 second 4 cylinder pass
with a 6.98 @ 197mph but sadly was not captured on my camera :( We will
make sure we get the next one. You can see both cars at the QLD Jamboree on
September 22nd and 23rd.
4G63 Datsun 1200 - Jett Racing
Mitsubishi 4G63 turbo powered Datsun
1200 Ute by Jett Racing. Racing in the Pro Compact class at the 2012 Sport
Compact Brisbane Jamboree.
Datsun 1200 Blown V8 LETHAL
The Scud Datsun 1200 / Nissan Sunny ripping up the Lardner Park burnout
13B turbo rotary Ford Escort MkII - FAST!
Bill Nabhan piloting this Ford Escort to a personal best pass. The car is
backed by a Liberty 5-speed transmission and 9in rear end through 28x9in
Fusch's APSA Pro Street Shootout at Calder Park, Melbourne.
7 Second RX7 - Turbo bigger than the motor!
CONGRATS to Bola de Humo Racing for running their first 7 the first time on
the 1320 with their new setup! Check out this 88mm turbo powered RX7 tearing down the track
weed-wacker style and all! :)
Their Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/BolaDeHumoRacing
450hp LS1 1978 Datsun 280Z
One of the coolest imports I've had the opportunity to see in action, this
extremely streetable 1978 Datsun 280z takes it's first trip to the drag
strip to do some testing. The car has an LS1 with heads, cam, and FAST
intake manifold putting down around 450 wheel horsepower! Best 1/8 mile
time was 7.11 for the night.
50psi boost 1200+hp Nissan RB30 - Ethanol E98
Nissan RB30 SOHC 3L engine built and tuned by JPC making over 1200hp on
Ethanol fuel. The engine still retains a factory block and crank.
Improvements come from a custom JPC turbocharger, manifolding, roller rockers and cam
gear. Fuel is fed via ID2000cc injectors and an Autronic computer system.
This engine has previously run 8.79 at 160.25mph (with less power) in a
full weight (3250lb) Holden VL commodore through stock suspension,
Powerglide transmission, 9in rear end and 28x9in slicks.
Johnsons Performance Centre
1971 Datsun 510 - Jay Leno's Garage
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The RED DEMON - 8 Second Talon
The Boostin' Performance RED DEMON
dominating the Gangster class at KOTS X... This car is NO JOKE, nearly
1000hp to the wheels and with low 8 second E/T's... it's no wonder it
KILLED the game and finally represented the AWD cars at KOTS! Congrats on
the win guys.