It was time to make a trip to Tarlton as we have not been there in a while. Bad weather in Durban made us decide a week before to race at Tuner Wars. Ugs - the event was rocking. A well planned event and Ugs made us feel at home. From the Stealth Team: thank you for an awesome event and all your help.
The event was great as all the guys were there to race sans the politics and stories.
We had a failed silicone boost pipe on one of our cars and Preshen from CPI helped us out. Much Respect Preshen. Mo Basha from Motronix also helped us with stuff and advice etc. Thanks Mo! MJP Thanks for the help as well and for the forum :P
It was also good to meet many of the guys we had not seen in a while and I must say the JHB guys are not playing games. Well equiped teams like Neelo Motorsport, Czank Racing, and Motronix.. It was a good learning curve for us.
On to the times and performance.
We took up Juice 35 still on FBO stock turbos and basically the same setup as before. I drove this car and gave it my best. Tarlton Traction was great and maybe in someways too great. I had some issue which felt like clutch slip in 1st gear but otherwise the car was flawless. In my opinion we did the best we could ,with my best run managing a 10.30sec @ 213kph with my best ever 60ft of 1.483. This was the only 1.4 I ran all day and most were 1.5x
So 10.30 and best trap 215. I am happy with the performance as I dont think we could go faster with this HP, tyre and weight setup.
Result : 3rd place in the GTR Class
The second car peddled by Mr. Juice himself. His Golf 6R - powered by the GTX30 setup that has worked so well for Stealth in the past.
Kerwin, who is like my Big Bro, had not raced for a while now & had some early morning jitters. Maybe it was the cold? For some reason he battled in the morning engaging Launch Control and when he did get Launch it was too low at 4500rpm. Kerwin still had to relearn the car as we have just fitted a new DSG GTK Clutch. Still, he managed to pull off a highly respectable 11.4@202 in the morning session.
A quick flash of the Launch Control to 5000rpm and a few changes to tyre pressure resulted in the car finishing off on 11.1@203kph.
We had to retire this car for the day due to a failed silicone boost pipe which we could not replace in time.
Well done Kerwin - You know we will go faster!
Result : 1st Place in Open Class
Finally, I would like to thank the Stealth boys: Hareesh Stealth JHB, Ashen Stealth HQ, Shawn AE Performance ZA and the rest of the crew.
Two cars and two trophies. A good trip up for us.
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