Summit Point, NASA-MA race in my Honda Prelude H2 car.
Highlight vid from NASA-MA April 2010 race at Summit Point WV. I was the only H2 car to show up, so I moved myself up to H1 to race with 4 other cars. Got 4th on Sat. and 3rd on Sunday. We ran in the "thunder" race group so there was lots of fast V8 cars out there to mix it up with! Walter McKinney No. 577 1999 Honda Prelude.
The Prelude Project - Building a 500 HP Honda Prelude Chrome Drag Car
Voyles Performance First build - We are taking a 1998 Honda Prelude and
turning it into a 500 HP Boosted
drag car. And then we're wrapping it in chrome. Way more to come. At
Voyles Performance we offer tuning for both Imports and Domestics,
Hydrographic Dipping, Effects, and Audio. For more info please contact us
Ed Voyles Honda
2103 Cobb Parkway SE
Marietta, Georgia 30067
Rear Window Defroster
16 Inch Wheels
2.2L I4 DOHC 16V FI Engine
Premium Unleaded Fuel Required
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
Anti-Theft Alarm System
Remote Trunk Release
Tilt Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel Trim
Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Power Door Locks
Power Exterior Mirrors
AM/FM/CD Audio System
Available Optional Features
AM/FM/Cassette Audio System
Compact Disc Changer
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
Width: 69.0 in.
Height: 51.8 in.
Length: 178.0 in.
Ground clearance: 5.7 in.
Curb weight: 2954 lbs.
Wheel base: 101.8 in.
Rear hip Room: 41.0 in.
Rear head room: 35.3 in.
Rear leg room: 28.1 in.
Rear shoulder room: 50.0 in.
Base engine type: gas
horsepower: 195 hp
@ 7000 rpm
Torque: 156 ft-lbs. @ 5250 rpm
Turning circle: 36.1 ft.
Fuel type: gas
Fuel type: regular unleaded
Fuel tank capacity: 15.9 gal.
Building a Drag Car - Honda Prelude Project Part 2
What's New for 1998
The Prelude doesn't change for 1998.
The aptly named Prelude has always been a symbol for great things to come.
Honda has long used the Prelude to showcase their latest technological
developments. Remember Honda's four-wheel steering system, designed to give
drivers better control in tight corners? It first debuted on the 1988
Prelude. In 1993, the Prelude was also one of the first Honda's to receive
a VTEC engine, first introduced in the 1991 Acura NSX. In 1997, Honda
continued this tradition by showcasing their new Active Torque Transfer
System (ATTS) in the Prelude Type SH.
The Active Torque Transfer System is designed to give the Prelude
rear-wheel drive cornering ability, while retaining the wet-weather
benefits of a traditional front-wheel drive car. The system works by
monitoring the car's speed, steering angle and yaw rate to determine the if
car is following the driver's intended course. In a tight, fast corner the
system works by increasing torque to the outboard front wheel, which in
turn increases the vehicle's yaw rate, giving the driver better steering
response. Basically, it neutralizes understeer for those times when the
corners get a little too tight. What will they think of next.
All Preludes are powered by a 195-horsepower VTEC engine that
cranks out 156 foot-pounds of torque at 5250 rpm. Base models are available
with a manual or automatic transmission, but if you want the high-tech Type
SH model, you better like rowing your own gears; it is only available with
a five-speed manual gearbox. The five-speed manual is a carryover from the
previous Prelude, but the new four-speed automatic features a Sequential
SportShift that allows drivers the option of selecting their own gears,
similar to a Porsche Tiptronic. Base and Type SH models get standard
four-wheel antilock disc brakes that pull the car down quickly from the
Prelude's estimated top-speed of 140 mph.
After receiving harsh criticism for the previous-generation Prelude's funky
interior, we weren't surprised to see that Honda took a conservative
approach to the dashboard layout of their new sports coupe. We were,
however, disappointed to notice that they took an approach so conservative
that when seated behind the Prelude's steering wheel, there is nothing to
distinguish the car from a late-eighties Accord. Come on guys, you can do
better than that, can't you?
Despite the interior shortcomings, and the much-maligned headlamps, the
Prelude is an outstanding sports coupe that offers the latest technology at
a reasonably affordable price. If you are a gizmo hound, or you simply love
to drive, this car must go on your shopping list.
2008, Honda-challenge National Champ. Qual. Race
In car video of the 2008 Honda-challenge National Champ. Qual. Race on
Car= Honda Prelude
Class = Honda-Challenge (H2)
Driver: Walter McKinney of McKinney Raceworks
Honda S2000 Lap Record 1:24.3 Summit Point Main 7/12/09
Porsche Club Potomac HPDE on Summit Point Main 7/12/09. This is the first
Red (instructor) group run. My 5th lap is a new unofficial non-race car
Honda S2000 lap record with a 1:24.3 on laps 5 and 8. The official record
is held by NASA TTC Champ Cale Kastanek at 1:24.495. For context, the
Performance Touring C record is 1:26.262, and the TTB record is 1:23.874.
I'm thinking the TTB record is within reach with a set of Hoosiers. Tthe
Honda Challenge 2 racing series track record is 1:25.091 and the HC1 record
is 1:21.923. Timing is from a Traqmate Complete data acquisition system.
Chrome 1998 Honda Prelude Drag Car
This 1998 Honda Prelude is a symbol of our dedication to enhanced
automotive performance and showroom-quality aesthetics. Fully restored and
customized both inside and out by our tech team, this Prelude will be the
first of many Voyles Performance dragsters and show-cars. With a turbo-charged 500 horsepower engine and a
precisely tuned suspension, this vicious beast is a force to be reckoned
with both on the roadways and in the showroom. www.edvoyleshonda.com