Sunday, 27 December 2015

Media coverage after our 9 second pass

Good to get a mention in the latest issue of NZ Performance Car Magazine.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

The monkey is off our back. Hello 9's

Today we took the Evo to Fram Autolite Dragway, Meremere to compete in the latest round of the Drag Racing Nationals. The car isn't 100% finished, but seat time and data logging are important in getting the car the way we want it, so we couldn't pass up the opportunity to get out there and do more testing.

We didn't set any high expectations today, we just wanted the car to be reliable and run some consistant 10 second passes. One of the major issues we've been having is getting the car off the line quickly, which is a challenge being a 4WD Auto. Our 60ft times have stayed around the 2 second  mark which is really high! Today was no different, our first 2 passes had 2.0 and 2.1 sec 60ft times, both resulting in 10.9 sec passes @ 135mph. We knew if we could get the 60ft times down to around 1.5 seconds, we could bust out a 9 second pass. The car's trap speed's show us that the car has the power and acceleration to do it, we just needed a good start.

On the cars last run of the day we lined up against the Curren Brothers RX2 which had previously run a 6 second pass today, so not wanting to be completely embarrassed we drove the car like we stole it and low and behold we managed to drop the 60ft time to an improved 1.7 seconds, resulting in a 9.74 sec pass at 138mph! The car developed a miss in 3rd gear so that slowed the run down a little bit, but nevertheless we are pleased with the way the car performed and the data we got from it today. We will continue to tidy up some things on the car and make some planed modifications which we haven't got to yet, and hopefully have it done in time for the next scheduled event.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Brisbane Jamboree 2015

Brisbane Jamboree 2015 was held at Willowbank Raceway over 27th and 28th August. It was the best drag racing event I have attended. I highly recommend going if you ever get the chance.

Photo's taken with iPhone 6
Posted by Hytech Engines on Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Sunday, 31 May 2015

NZ Performance Car Mag Issue 223

 Thanks to NZ Performance Car for a mention in the latest issue of their magazine.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

GRP Racing sets new PB and takes out class at 2015 NZ Nationals

Massive congrats to Jason Horn and the GRP Racing Mitsi for running an 8.95 @ 156mph!!! with a slow 1.4sec 60ft today at the NZ Nationals. So glad to have been part of the team. The first 4G63 we have built to run an 8 sec pass. Go the mighty 4G63! The Mitsi has been consistant all season, setting a new PB at almost every event this year. The GRP Racing team are a good group of guys and I couldn't think of a better way to end the season. Well deserved 
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Saturday, 7 February 2015

GRP Racing mitsi sets PB at Dash for Cash event

Jason Horn and his GRP Racing mitsi set a New PB of 9.27 @ 145mph. He had 4 passes all between 9.27 and 9.38. Some real consistency being shown from the new setup.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Convertor bolts make early exit

Luckily their was no damage to the engine, after this we tightened up the remaining convertor bolts and she fired back into life. We will replace the convertor bolts and finish a few more bits and pieces on the car before going back on the dyno.