Happy New Year! We're going to start 2014 off right with a bunch of sweet videos from last year's Slay Ride event:
We were pumped to get the invite for a first ever "Drag Race Your Drift Car" event at Englishtown, NJ! We headed out Friday night and literally did not change a thing on the car. Tire pressures, spring rates, and dampening were all set for us to slide the next day for the December surprise "Slay Ride" drift event. With a cold track and street tires we managed to put down the best time of the night of 13.0 at 118 MPH. Obviously that's nothing to write home about, but the 118MPH means we should be in the high 11s and low 12s with some traction!
Saturday was a blast and we had some excellent tandem runs with Reese Marin from Los Goonies later in the day. The first turn was a bit slippery and made for very interesting on traction/off traction entries. It was nice to get behind the wheel before the car goes into the garage for the normal winter upgrades. Although I think the first task is a nice cleaning because the Mustang is DIRTY!
We've added another event to our schedule! Get ready for some high-speed drifting fun @ Pocono Raceway on Saturday, November 2nd. We've been hard at work on the car in the meantime. The hood now features some GT500 heat extractor vents to help reduce underhood temps, the cooling system has been expanded with a separate overflow tank to aid in overall volume, and we've picked up a used set of Zeal coilovers that should hopefully be rebuilt, customized for our sway bar configuration, and on the car for Pocono.
As promised here are the latest and greatest pics from Freedom Moves 2013. We just finished getting the roof wrapped and our latest sponsor (Epic Tuning) added to the car too. I feel a photo shoot coming on soon!
Now that the Garrett GT4094R Turbo is fully installed we were pumped to put it to the test at ClubLoose Freedom Moves. The car ran hard all day despite the hot temperatures. We definitely have some cooling issues to work on (the turbo ended up melting the fan wires!) but the newfound power allowed us to run almost the entire track in 3rd gear smoking tires we could barely break loose at the beginning of the season. Check out the raw video below showing a full-course run with Ed and my in his 350Z convertible! Be sure to check back often; we'll be posting additional pictures in the next week.
We are pleased to announce our latest sponsor, Epic Tuning, in Allentown, PA. They have really pulled through for us in the past 2 weeks trying to get the Garrett GT4094R Turbo installed and ready for Round 4 of USDrift Sunday, August 18th. All the TiAL parts are installed, cold side finished and water/oil fittings and lines installed. We are currently working on installing the larger Ford Racing injectors, Kenne Bell Boost-a-Pump, and getting the ECU tuned and performing like a champ. Fingers are still crossed we'll make it! Thanks John and Craig @ Epic Tuning!
It's been tough putting everything together in between races but we now have the Garrett GT4094R Turbo hot side 100% complete with the TiAL wastegate and have started on the cold side tubing. Our goal is to try and have everything finished and ready for Round 4 of USDrift on the 18th of August. Everyone is getting excited to see the turbo V8 hit the track!
If you're looking to kill some time, check out these great videos from East Coast Bash. The DriftLogix Mustang is running hard in all of them!
East Coast Bash!
Found this little tidbit in my inbox the other day, courtesy of Import2Race and StreetFire.com. Someone spins or goes off track in front of you? No problem; stay on the gas and drift it out!
Big news, DriftLogix driver Chris Allen made it onto Season 2 of the Octane Academy! Be sure to check out the show, airing on NBC Sports June 17th at 11pm Eastern to find out how well he did.
If you're going to be in the Carlisle, PA area next weekend (June 7th and 8th), be sure to stop out and say high, we'll be showing the car at the All-Ford-Nationals. Vaughn Gittin Jr. will be there, perhaps we can convince him to do a little tandem drifiting on the little road course they have...