Here is a video of the Rum Bum Race team's BMW M3 on the Dyno after winning GRAND AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at Daytona Speedway. This video does not really let you know how loud the car is on the Dyno. It left my ear ring inside.
Daytona Double - Rum Bum Wins Season Opening Race
by Matt Cleary
The No. 13 Rum Bum Racing BMW M3 driven by Matt Plumb and Nick Longhi won the season opening race for the GRAND-AM Continental Sports Car Challenge at Daytona International Speedway. It was both a dominant and thrilling performance from the squad that was clearly the team to beat. The result makes the team two-for-two in Daytona race victories, having won the 2010 running of the event in the team's debut race outing.
Longhi led the two and a half hour race from the pole, but it wasn't long before he needed to ease up. The first full course caution came only four laps in, followed by another after only two further laps of green flag racing. Having fulfilled the required 30 minutes behind the wheel to score championship points and looking to launch a competitive fuel strategy, crew chief Joe Varde called him in from the lead for fuel, four tires and a driver change.
"I started the race comfortably making sure that I drove cleanly and smoothly. I was able to open a gap without pushing too hard, but the two yellows gave away whatever lead I had," said Longhi. "My job was to hand over a clean race car to Matt with a bit of a margin if possible. We managed one out of two. But for me I was thinking about the championship and the big picture so I didn't take any risks, just tried to keep it up front."
The yellow flags would continue to play a role in Varde's strategy that would play to the car and driver's strengths of speed balanced with good fuel economy and tire management.
"We had a quick car and great stops, but the yellows are really how we made it," echoed Plumb. "Joe's strategy, as always, worked to perfection. If I could just manage the fuel and tires, then we knew we had a solid chance of winning."
Plumb returned the No.13 to the fray on lap 11 in 28th position. His speed combined with others needing to make their first pit stops enabled him to make up lost ground quickly. By lap 26, he had cracked the top-10, and only four laps later was dicing for the lead. At half distance, the Rum Bum BMW was back in the lead and thanks to the fuel economy and tire management strategy, Plumb was able to run a few laps longer while many of his rivals were heading for the pits and their second stop.
On lap 35, Plumb brought the No. 13 in for a full service from the lead, returning in seventh place. Immediately after, the third of four caution periods ensued. Yet again, while others chose to pit for a splash of fuel, Plumb remained on track.
When the racing resumed, Plumb was in second place and chasing down the leading BMW M3, finally retaking the point with a strong move into turn 1 on lap 46.
The pair of Turner Motorsports BMWs were the first to apply the pressure, before the No. 97 car suddenly fell off the pace. Then it was the turn of the No. 15 Mustang to apply some pressure, but Plumb was able to manage the gap sufficiently to never let the Mustang mount a credible challenge. A final caution period allowed Plumb to cruise to the finish line to take Rum Bum Racing's fourth series win and third in a row dating back to the final two races of 2010.
check out their web site at http://rumbumracing.com
BMW M3 in-Car Video: Turner #97 (Michael Marsal)
Ride along with Turner Motorsport driver Michael Marsal in his No. 97 BMW
M3 during practice at Miami-Homestead Speedway. March 4, 2011. Marsal was a
rookie for 2010, but after earning two victories, seven podiums and eight
top 10s with his co-Driver Joey Hand, its clear he's no rookie in 2011.
Pre-Race CarPr0n: ALMS BMW Z4 GTE - /SHAKEDOWN
Before the racing starts at the American Le Mans Series Monterey run at
Laguna Seca, CA Leo Parente and ShakeDown 'snuck' into the Rahal Letterman
Lanigan team garage to take a quick look at the newest GTE car in the
series. Converting the GT3 BMW Z4 to GTE is in the details, primarily aero.
Enjoy a snapshot look at one purposeful beast.
BMW Motorsport website - Z4 GTE
Visit /DRIVE on the web
Supercharged 2011 3.7L V6 Mustang Hallet Road Course Run
The World's first supercharged 3.7L V6 Mustang hit the road course at Hallet
during the Mid America Ford Event in June. The course was a blast to run. I
was on street tires with EBC blue pads.
You will see that on some corners I am taking it easy. I was either saving
brakes, tires or engine temperature. It was a 100+ degree day. So you
don't need to lecture on missing an apex or taking a bad line. Plus per the
rules you can only pass on the straights.
If you want to see more pics then here is a webpage. http://v6Mustangperformance.com/news/3-7l-Mustang-takes-hallet-road/
The fun starts around. 6:30 when I start to come up on other cars.
A lap at COTA with Bill Auberlen in the Turner BMW M3 (no commentary)
Take a lap around the new Circuit of the America's F1 Track in Austin Texas
with BMW factory driver Bill Auberlen inside the Turner Motorsport GS M3.
Listen to that BMW V8!!
Be sure to TUNE IN to watch the Grand-Am Rolex series race LIVE on SPEED
March 2nd at 5:30PM EST. Turner will be fielding two GT M3s in the Rolex
Series race and one GS M3 in the Continental Tire Challenge.
Video Produced by Miguelangel Aponte-Rios
Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera Dyno - 1042RWHP
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A twin turbo Lamborghini Gallardo
Superleggera on Dyno
at Heffner Performance. TT SL. This is not an Underground Racing car.
Temperature = 105*
Humidity = 20%
BMW M5 F10 Awesome Exhaust Sound!
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I had for one day the brand new BMW M5 F10, so I had the opportunity to rev
it up to the rev limiter from multiple angles such as the back, Exhaust tips detail, rev counter view and the
head-up display. People keep complaining about the sound but it's because
most of them have never seen/driven one in person, the new M5 sounds great!
Technical data - BMW M5 F10
Engine - 4.4L twin turbo V8 with 560hp /
Performance - 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) acceleration in 4.3s, top speed 250km/h
Curb weight - 1,945kg
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How to Clean the MAF Sensor on an S197 Mustang GT with ProCharger
Before venting my ProCharger the bypass sucked in and spewed gobs of blowby
everywhere. Not only did it make an oily mess in my engine bay it also
managed to work it's way to my MAF Sensor causing surges while idling and
my MPG dropped from 16.9 to 14.5 in just a few days. After a bit of reading
I determined cleaning the MAF Sensor was my best option for troubleshooting
Plan A. Fortunately I didn't have to proceed to Plan B. I decided to create
this instructable video after reading and searching the web, without
success on locating and cleaning the MAF Sensor on a ProCharged Mustang. The location and tools
required for a ProCharged Mustang GT are not the same as the
Stock GT. I hope this will save someone else a little time and be
Turner Motorsport BMW M3 at Daytona
We're in the pits with Turner Motorsports/H&R Springs/Motul Lubricants BMW
M3. The car finished seventh in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car
Challenge in the GS class at Daytona Speedway in Florida. See it up close
and witness the pitstops as they happen
2011 BMW M3 Dyno Run @ Swift Motorsports
I have a better Dyno
video I'm working on right now with the Dyno graph so please be patient
and I will have the video up.
The numbers for the day on the Dynojet were really strong and
my M3 pulled 386.9 RWHP and 265 lb/ft of torque at the wheels. The numbers
are SAE corrected.
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