1775 Bhp RGM Powered BMW ODI Shakedown
ODI TOP END RUN BMW CAR CLUB & RGMOTORSPORT SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2011
The day started off for the RGM team at 5.30am at our premises in Randburg.
By 6.30 we were on our way to ODI, excited at the prospect of a great day
of shake downs. Apart from a garage stop and Rob being stopped by the
Pretoria Metro, not once but twice, we arrived at ODI ready for what would
turn out to be a great day of racing, sun, wind and some awesome times set
in our BMW's as well those of our clients.
The days event was 1km and 400m runs , and some of the competitors only did
part of the event , one or the other, which theoretically should not of
qualify them for the full day event. Be that as it may, RGM will ensure
that the next event we sponsor, everyone is well aware and it is very clear
that you need to take part in both sections of the event, and in this case
would need to do at least a minimum of two 1km runs and two 400m runs. If
you have a look at the official results on the BMW Car Club website or you
were there you will notice that most of the cars that set up fantastic top
speeds for the day did not take part in the 400m, some due to engine
failure and being removed from the circuit on a trailer and others not
built to shape on the 400m.RGM alongside with all the competitors that did
both the 1km and the 400m ideally know where you guys came for the day.
We did manage to salvage overall quickest 400m for the day, out of a total
of 63 entries, in the RGM 1000bhp Supercharged BMW CSL on totally street
legal Michelin Pilot sport cup tyres in a time of 12.381 and speed of
204km/h. Can't wait to put some drag tyres on this car and set up some
awesome 400m speed and times.
My brother Steven, in our BMW GTRS 3S "The Thing", and I did our first ever
400m heads up together, this was great fun and he has now challenged me to
race him on a circuit, the time and place to be decided.
A BIG well done to "Batman" in his RGM Supercharged E90 M3 who also took
home a trophy on the day.
Rotary Engine 13b Rotativo 10.97et all motor 1990s Salinas Speedway Puerto Rico
13B rotary engine all motor by Pedro Racing, pump gas, stock transm, 13"
rims 24.5 x 7-13 Mickey Thompson slicks, 1st pass 11.7et due to miss 3rd
gear, and the second pass 10.97et spinning and sideways on 3rd gear. Year
1990+ in Salinas Speedway, Puerto Rico. This was the first time we race
the car it was a brand new build. Needed more runs to fine tune off the
line. Later on we had to change rear slicks and lower chassis. We ended
up with 28x11 slicks.