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New Sponsor for 2011 – APR Performance

Posted by hammer On August - 31 - 2010

Special thanks to K.C. at APR Performance to supporting Jim for the remainder of this year and next to compete in NASA Time Trials at make a run at the NASA National Title. APR Performance is an industry leader producing top-quality aero parts for performance and race cars. APR makes products for imports as well as a lot of domestic sports cars. Products include splitters to adjustable wings, canards to rear deck spoilers and everything in between. If you want to improve your vehicle or race-cars handling characteristics, check their stuff out.

Check out their website to see what they make for your car!

NASA Event #2 – Pueblo Motorsports Park (PMP)

Posted by hammer On July - 17 - 2010

The second event of the NASA Rocky Mountain region was held at a lot of drivers favorite track, PMP. I was planning on running in the HPDE4/TT group and get signed for my Time Trials license this weekend when the powers-that-be invited me to become a NASA instructor. So the TT plans were on hold for another weekend. The weekend at Pueblo consisted of the Instructor school and classroom sessions and then scenario testing to complete the certification, then Sunday I had an HPDE1 student and I ran testing laps in the HPDE4/TT group. Overall, great event and a lot of fun.

NASA Event #1 – Pikes Peak

Posted by hammer On May - 21 - 2010

The 2010 NASA Rocky Mountain season kicked off at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, CO. Since we were new to NASA this season we were assigned to HPDE 3 to prove to the officials we were safe and aware on the track. So the MW3 Evo did some testing in group 3 and worked out some kinks for when we come back later in the season.

PPIR is a pretty well known track across the country which used to hold NASCAR, IRL and various other touring series. The track was sold and sat unused for a stint and is now back and in great condition. Primarily known for its “oval” configuration, PPIR actually has a tight, technical infield road course that is challenging to all makes and models. We ran the “roval” configuration going counter-clockwise for the event which includes turn 1 and 2 on the oval and then dives into the infield for the twisty bits.

Fitted with new dba rotors, Agency Power brake lines, Motul RBF 600 and fresh Hawk pads, the Evo withstood the intense braking that PPIR dished out with zero brake fade all day.

DBA Brakes, Brake Partner for 2010

Posted by hammer On January - 15 - 2010

The MW3 Mitsubshi Evo IX is getting a set of DBA 5000 Series rotors to try for the upcoming 2010 NASA and SCCA Time Trials season. The 5000 series is a 2-piece rotor, 2-piece rotors save you weight, much higher heat dissipation and are more flexible for expanding and contracting without stressing the hat. You can also just replace the rotor if needed rather than the whole rotor and hat.

These 2-piece ultra-high performance rotors feature aerospace grade materials for added thermal (heat) protection to the vehicle’s wheel bearings. I gotta say these DBA 5000 series brakes look awesome and add a very aggressive look to the Evo. Stay tuned for updates on the installation and our first testing day.

New Sponsor: wheeldude.com

Posted by hammer On August - 19 - 2009

Thanks to Dan at wheeldude.com for setting me up with some great wheels for my track setup. I appreciate the support. Wheel dude has great prices on wheels and they are great to work with.

I am going to run the 17×9 Rota DPT – Matte Bronze finish wrapped in Kumho Ecsta V700 R-compounds. I am hoping this setup performs well.

Video: Lap Record at PPIR

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New Sponsor for 2011 – APR Performance

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NASA Event #3 – High Plains Raceway

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NASA Event #1 – Pikes Peak

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DBA Brakes, Brake Partner for 2010

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