Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Formula D Irwindale Recap - Words from Matt Field

The Formula Drift season was wrapped up at Toyota Irwindale Speedway. It was one of those events that had to be watched. The crashes changed up the standings and made for a hardcore battle with Tyler McQuarrie taking the win. This year was Matt Field's first nation wide tour missing out on one event in Florida due to a fuel pump issue. All in all this season, Matt proved he's plenty capable to run with the big boys. Given more opportunities next season, Matt's skill and strategy will only make him stronger. We're honored to include Matt Field to the BlackTrax Family. To close out this drifting season, here are a few words from him about Irwindale. We'll see you next season!! 

"We left San Jose right after school on Wednesday, took the grueling 6 hour drive down south to Toyota Speedway Irwindale.Got in and checked into the hotel, watched some TV and tried to push past the excitement and fall asleep. Thursday morning came and I was ready to drift. Pactice was going alright; I was having some trouble riding the high line on the bank. The crew and I kept adjusting suspension, played with tire pressure and did as much as we could to get me high on the bank without sacrificing too much infield grip. By the end of Thursday practice we had a decent setup on the car, we left knowing that we had room to get better. The game plan for Friday was to dial the car in as much as possible to lay down a good qualifying run, then work on our night setup in Top 32 practice after qualifying.

S2ki Dynoday and Skunk2 Header Demo

Photos by:  Jeremy Forbes

Friday, October 14, 2011

EA Sports Fuel-N-Feast 2011

Hot weather, cool cars, and some awesome food trucks all came together today at EA's annual Fuel-N-Feast car show. Special guest Matt Field came out with his 2011 Formula D S14! It sure turned some heads and kept the bees busy while I destroyed an amazing Shimp Po-Boy from Sam's Chowder truck. Hunting for shade I managed to snap some shots of what went down. Thanks for having us EA, we're looking forward to next year!

Photos by:  Jeremy Forbes

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Goodbye to Yesterday.....

Quite often used is the saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words". In this case, the more I look at these pictures the more I realized how lucky I was. I was on a Labor Day drive with friends Henry and John. We hadn't gone out on a drive together since 2006. Well overdue was just the beginning of what I was feeling when hanging out with these boys because they were my inspiration for wanting to own an S2000...(especially when Henry rolled up to BlackTrax in a brand new 2006 Laguna Blue Pearl, Honda's latest color release at the time). Two weeks of searching up and down the Bay, I found one sitting, unmolested on a Honda showroom floor with 4 miles on it. Needless to say I pulled the trigger and bought it on the spot. Up to this day, I've loved every second of driving the well engineered piece of machinery.

We took a local scenic mountain road for a cruise. It was a nice day. There were a lot of people out cycling, riding and driving, enjoying their day off as we were. All was wonderful up until I drove around a right handed blind corner and was caught by surprise. I find a car from oncoming traffic in my lane, directly in front of me. The driver later explained she was attempting to pass a cyclist who was riding near the center of the road. Misjudging distance, the driver did not complete her pass before reaching the blind corner. As I saw her, I instinctively slammed on the brakes and turned right as far as I could, to get out of the way.

Dropping two tires in the dirt and inches from rubbing the side of my car against the dirt mound, I was sandwiched in. I had nowhere to go. It was at this moment where it felt like all time had stopped. I could see the other persons eyes, all the while saying to myself "BRAKE, BRAKE BRAKE!! TURN TURN TURN!!!", but she didn't do either. With two hands on the steering wheel, one foot on the brake and one on the clutch, I braced for the impact. The impact was loud and it was hard. My car lifted off the ground and landed back on the ground without a left front tire. My body was thrown forward, my left hand hit the turn signal lever, my right hand received a burn from the gas that had exited the passenger side airbag and the shoulder belt gave me a nice sized bruise from my neck to my collarbone. I was left with the frame sitting on the ground. As the adrenaline kicked it, I became absolutely livid about the incomprehensible event that just took place. I took a few breaths to calm myself, realizing that both the other driver and I was came out of an accident pretty much unscathed. This was most important. If this incident happened on the cliff side, who knows what the turnout would have been.
Unfortunately my S2K didn't fair so well. The carbon fiber fender exploded upon impact as we hit driver headlight to driver headlight. The forces centralized on the tire, cracking my rim in the process.

The upper part of the spindle snapped right before the ball joint. The J's Racing camber joint held on for dear life stretching the lower control arm to it's limit before breaking. The spherical bearing of the Wicked front tow arms stretched the rod end by almost 1cm before breaking away.
The impact was so hard, the inner gear of the rack and pinion steering snapped and was held in by the inner tie rod boot. And the through-bolt for the toe arm miraculously survived fracture however was left with a most impressive bend.
This was my very first car accident....ever! Left with no choice but to total the car, I had to say goodbye to my baby. Out of the thousands of words these pictures tell, one word keeps calling me........ RESURRECTION! As I write this blog, I'm avidly pursuing a replacement Laguna Blue Pearl. A big thank you to Henry, John, Natalie and David for the support that day. Stay tuned, I'll be on the road very soon :) ~Jei Chang @ BlackTrax

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Words from Matt Field - Vegas Drift Fromula D Round 6 After Dark

Round 6 of the 2011 Formula Drift season brought me to Las Vegas. We got there on Wednesday with enough time to drop the car off at the track and head back to the pool to relax. I really Like the vegas course, its risky and dangerous and a lot of people total their cars here, perfect. Thursday afternoon came along and

Friday, September 2, 2011

Matt Field // Parts Shop Max // BlackTrax // Formula D Vegas

Check out this video from Parts Shop Max of Matt Field at Formula D Las Vegas. Parts Shop Max hooked up Matt with some really nice suspension components. BT helped set up his ride height and corner balance in prep for Vegas. "The car handled amazing", said Field.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Jaime Mendoza/Radix Motorsports 2011 Season Update

Those who've been around the NorCal SCCA Autocross scene have either raced against or crossed paths in one way or another with Jaime Mendoza of Radix Motorsports. BlackTrax is proud to sponsor Jaime and his endless dedication to his passion for racing. Here are a few words from Jaime about his 2011 season so far: 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Brandon Kraus Third Win of the Season

Congratulations to Brandon Kraus for his third 1st place finish in US Touring Car Championship. At the last event in June, Brandon grenades his Prelude transmission. Thereafter, he brought his race car back to..

Friday, July 22, 2011

2012 Formula Drift Round 5 Top 32 Results - Evergreen Speedway, WA

It was a tough day for many including Matt Field who spun on his 1st qualifying run but was able to clench a respectable score that qualified him in the 21st spot, making Round 5's Top 32. Here are some videos from Driftstream.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Formula Drift New Jersey Recap: Words from Matt Field

This past weekend was a thrill having Matt Field back on track for another Formula Drift spectacle. Some of may have already heard that the car didn't fair too well in Florida. Matt's S14 was plagued with fuel system issues that ended his single qualifying session with a low score eliminating him from the Round 3. Instead of packing up, Matt, his family and crew made the best of the weekend by troubleshooting the car until issue was repaired. Their commitment  paid off as he hit the ground running hard at New Jersey's Wall Speedway. Only here will you be getting the words, straight from Matt...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Matt Field New Jersey Vids @ Round 5 Wall Speedway

A round of applause to Matt Field for making top 16 today. This being his second top 16 this season, it's definitely a big accomplishment for the new up-an-comer. Matt handled it against Kenny Moen and left a piece of his rear bumper there.

2nd round eliminations was a bit harder to swallow. Matt Field tried to keep it together and keep his drift precise and clean. Unfortunately, toward the end of his leading run, his spinout eliminated him from gaining top 8. Matt's proving to be a truly talented driver. See you guys in Washington! For more coverage of this event visit FormulaD's Blog

Friday, June 17, 2011

Formula Drift Top 31 Standings New Jersey Wall Speedway

Congrats to our boy Matt Field qualifying in at 16 of 31. Fuel pump issues kept him from qualifying in Florida. With new gear from Aeromotive, Matt got his Retina Burning Yellow S14 back up and running like a champ for NJ. Unfortunately, weather conditions halted the rest of the day. Let's hope tomorrow is a better day for these guys!

1. Ryan Tuerck – 91.2
2. Vaughn Gittin Jr. – 89.2
3. Daijiro Yoshihara – 89
4. Conrad Grunewald – 84.2
5. Tyler McQuarrie – 85.9
6. Chris Forsberg – 84.2
7. Justin Pawlak – 83.9
8. John Russakoff – 81.5
9. Ryan Kado – 81.4 (Takes 9th due to higher speed)
10. Ken Gushi – 81.4
11. Ross Petty – 79.2
12. Joon Maeng – 78.2
13. Otto Graven – 76.7
14. Kyle Mohan – 75.7
15. Darren McNamara – 74.6
16. Matt Field – 72.7
17. Kenneth Moen – 72.6
18. Fredric Aasbo – 72.4
19. Michael Essa -71.3
20. Matt Waldin – 69
21. Odi Bakchis – 68.9
22. Charles Ng – 68.6
23. Eric O’Sullivan – 67.6
24. Toshiki Yoshioka – 65.2
25. Matt Powers – 64.7
26. Luke Lonberger – 61.7
27. Walker Wilkerson – 61.7
28. Dennis Mertzanis – 60.9
29. Taka Aono – 55.6
30. Dean Kearney – 53.2
31. Jim Guthrie – 27.9

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Buttonwillow Trackday 5/13/11

To everyone who decided not to play hookie you sure missed out. These photos should speak for themselves, it was a killer day out there and I shot non stop. I still have tons more that didn't make it into this preview mix so if you want to see the rest of your shots hit me up with your car number and I'll get back to you. Thanks again to Jei and Natalie for putting this event together and inviting me out. It was great meeting new faces and hanging out with the old, hope to see you next time! (don't let the thumb display fool ya, there's 4 pages)

Photos by:  Jeremy Forbes

Monday, May 16, 2011

Brandon Kraus Makes Two Wins In A Row - US Touring Car Championship

A big Congrats to Brandon Kraus once again for winning 1st in this weekends US Touring Car Championship. This now marks two 1st place finishes in a row and he's got his sites on the Trifecta. Brandon's H-powered 4th Gen Prelude engine built and tuned by BlackTrax is showing to be a top contender in this racing class. Keep up the good work BK!

Excerpt from 
May 14, 2011, Willows, Ca. – Brandon Kraus in the #9 DW Pumps/BlackTrax Performance/Roger Kraus Racing Honda Prelude takes win number 2 from pole position for the Nitto Tires U.S. Touring Car Championship Round 2 Race of Thunderhill Raceway. Kraus scored the fastest lap of the race with 1:58.013, besting his pole qualifying time of 1:58.408.

Words from Brandon Kraus
Well it started out realy well for the DW Pumps Roger Kraus Racing BlackTrax Honda Prelude....We were fastest in practice and qualifying and in the Sat race we pitted on the wrong cheakered flag....We should have taken the 2nd flag...See they had 3 races going on at 1 time....The map sensor started to go bad on us so the Dodge srt4 caught back up to us by the last lap but we beat him to the line and won by .166 second.....The closest race finish in USTCC history...People were on there feet......Awesome day for the team....And we beat the track record....We ran a 1:58.016 in the race......Day 2 was great until the race were the alt went bad and the batt went dead and we did not finish....But untill that happened,we sat on p1 and by turn 1 we were in 2nd...I made the pass on the outside of turn 3 getting hit by the Dodge.....We then went into turn 1 at 125 mph and he turned me sideways then hit me right in the door....We fell back to 2nd......Then i ran him down again and passed him back,had a 8 second lead untill the batt went dead...We were Fastest in the race with a 1:59.00....We had the best car out there and the fastest car....We helped Pete and Kurt get there cars faster....We had Petes car down to a 1:58.40........Till he blew his motor........Thanks to BlackTrax/DW Pumps and Roger Kraus Racing for all there help and support.......Next stop Sears Point June 11/12 2011.....

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Recap of Formula Drift Round 2 - Road Atlanta: Words from Matt Field "no S in Field"

Formula Drift Round 2- Road Atlanta

My trip started out well, our flight was suppose to land us in Atlanta at 6:45 pm. Too bad we missed our flight connecting us from Arizona to Atlanta. Haha no biggy, we took the next flight out and got there at 10pm. I thought this was going to be a problem because I needed to go unload the car off the rig it came to ATL on. However, the rig wasn’t there. So Thursday came around and it was time for practice, and my car still wasn’t here. I walked around the pits talking to people and watching EVERYONE else practice, it sucked. My car finally showed up at 3am Friday morning. I unloaded it, worked on it for a second, went back to the hotel and went to sleep.

I woke up at 8am with a little more than 2 hours of sleep. Sweet, time to qualify. I was able to practice with the pro-am guys, as well as practice in both FD groups, but I still only got so many runs. Oh-well, its time to qualify. First run, didn’t account for drop in temp on track and went out with way too much air pressure. I initiated and went right off the end of the course. Not good. Now it is a waiting game, wait for people to do their runs, wait for people to do their second runs, wait for the track to get cleaned up. Ok cool, now its my turn. I get in my car, burn out and wait for Ross Petty to do his run. BANG! His engine explodes and drops oil all on the initiation point, right in front of me. Great. More waiting. The get the track as cleaned up as they could and send me out. It was more slippery than usual that’s for sure, but I made a run. Dirt dropped, but its ok. I qualified low but at least I’m in the show.

Saturday morning rolls around and we get to the track. Top 32 practice went well, more track time is always helpful. The crowd here is freaking awesome! I couldn’t believe how nuts and excited these people get. This is what we drift for. When it came time for my run against Matt Powers I felt ready, prepared, confident. On my follow run I stuck with him charging down the hill, Initiated and tried to throw as much angle as possible. I was close to him, yes, he didn’t get away. Coming into the horseshoe I was on him, didn’t give him an inch. As we exit the horseshoe and begin to floor it going down the hill, he pulls away a little bit. That’s ok, he has like 200hp on me. Its expected. All in all a great run, I really feel it was one of my best follow runs I have ever had in FD. Ok time for me to lead. Leave the line hard and don’t look back. I initiate and begin to slow down, catch grip, catch grip, catch grip I’m thinking to myself. It didn’t. I dirt drop one wheel and keep going. Because I dropped that one wheel it threw my line off and I drop another on the other side of the track, come into the horseshoe and try to cut his line off, it worked. He straightens out right in front of the judges. I finish off the run strong slightly pulling on him as we exit the horseshoe. I knew I screwed up, but I was hoping for a one more time at least. 2 of the judges voted for Powers, one for me. (thanks Tony). He got it, I’m disappointed, but life goes on. All in all it was a good weekend, I actually qualified with very little practice and it being my first time ever at this track, it wasn’t too bad. I had a great time and I can’t wait for next year at ATL!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

FormulaD Atlanta Matt Field Shows Agressive Angle and Style

Officially sponsored by BlackTrax, driver, Matt Field hit the grounds of Atlanta running last weekend. After waiting for the Formula Drift Transport Rig which arrived late at 2am on Thursday, Matt still managed to get some practice runs in to qualify 26th out of Top 32. Unfortunately his momentum was cut short as he was knocked out by Need for Speed sponsored, Matt Powers in his S14.

Here's the vid of the final qualifying run and judging. Keep an eye out for Matt Field. His gangster angle and wicked drifting style will be gaining points among the crowds on the East Coast very soon!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hondata Releases New Product: Hondata CPR

New Product Releases in June // The Hondata CPR or Coil Pack Retrofit is the latest advancement long awaited by Hondata enthusiasts. The CPR allows you to convert your D / B / H  & F- series distributor ignition systems to a coil-on-plug systems sharing similarities to the K-Series and S2000 F-Series engines. The retrofit will replace the stock igniter, coil rotor and spark plug wires. The direct coil on plug system will allow for more spark energy at wider plug gaps. OEM Honda Coil packs are sold separately (P/N: 30520-PVF-A01) BlackTrax is now taking pre-orders at the Store.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Brandon Kraus Wins at U,S. Touring Car @ Thunderhill Raceway

Congrats to Brandon Kraus for taking the win this weekend in US Touring Car Championship at Thunderhill. A correction to what was described below by USTCC, Kraus, with one lap to go received a meatball flag for noise caution which required him to come in for a stop and go penalty. From there, it was a quarter mile drag race to the finish for the 1st place win.  Here's an excerpt from about his win.

Willows, CA. April 17, 2011 - Brandon Kraus of Brentwood, CA started off the 2011 Nitto Tires United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) season with a win as a large field gathered at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA on April 16-17, 2011. Kraus, driving the DW Pumps, Roger Kraus Racing Honda Prelude had a fantastic race at his first USTCC race ever. Kraus finished ahead of Felipe Cebezas who was driving the TNI Racing Mazdaspeed 3. Finishing third was Pete Bovenberg in the MBO Motor Sports Honda Civic. But Kraus’ almost lost the victory and just made it across the finish line in first place by a hair.
Kraus started the weekend poorly with electrical problems. Twice the car had to be towed back to the paddock which meant he had very little time to tune the Honda. With a scheduled one hour race, the odds were against Kraus keeping the car going for the entire race. With help from his biggest rivals, the MBO Motor Sports team, Kraus fixed the problems and was confident at the start of the race charging from the back of the pack to the front and leading the pack until with one lap to go, a black flag for a pass under yellow meant he had to come in for a stop and go penalty. Kraus enjoyed a healthy margin which evaporated as soon as he pitted and continued. From there it was a drag race to the finish line which was about one quarter of a mile away between the Honda of Kraus and the Mazdaspeed of Cabezas. Kraus won by 1.3 seconds. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Friday the 13th! Play Hookie with Blacktrax @ Buttonwillow Raceway 05.13.11

Just announced today, BlackTrax will be hosting a grip track day on Friday May 13th. Play hookie with BlackTrax and let's go driving! Limited signup for maximum track time so signup ASAP.

This will be a self tech'd, laid back test and tune day. DOT approved helmets and one tow hook is mandatory. Gates open at 7am, mandatory driver meeting at 8am, and out by 5pm.

Track is HOT at 9am! 3 run groups rotating at 20 min each throughout the day. Track closes 5pm.
*Group 1 - for advanced, SCCA or NASA racers
*Group 2 - for intermediate 5+ track days
*Group 3 - for novice 2+ track days (for those interested who have less than 2 days track experience, please contact us at for more information).
*Skidpad also available
*Photography available by Jeremy Forbes  - $20 for hi-res downloads of your car on the track.

Please send $140 per car by check or $145 for Paypal to
Co-drivers $10

List Your Name, Car & Group

Send Checks Payable to:
Blacktrax Performance
1819 Houret Ct.
Milpitas, CA 95035

You're welcome to stop by the shop to register as well. Additional inquires or photographers please contact for details.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Matt Field Moving Up The Rankings at Formula Drift Round 1 Long Beach

Big congrats to Matt Field, rookie from last year pushing his way up the rankings at Round 1 Long Beach. Matt qualified 12th out of Top 32 on Friday, beat Alex Pheiffer in the first round of eliminations to put him in the Top 16 spot. Here's the video of Matt vs. Alex.

Second round of eliminations to get to Top 8, Matt was paired with Rhys Millen in his proclaimed 700hp Genesis. Unfortunately, our boy Matt was eliminated by Rhys in this round but an awesome effort nonetheless. Look out for this rookie, he's a force to reckon with!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sneak Peak: Matt Fields New LS1 S14 Chassis for Formula Drift 2011

Here's a sneak peak of what Matt Fields new S14 chassis. Moving up from his SR20 powered S13, he opted to go with the LS1 for the new S14 chassis. Dynotuning performed at BlackTrax.

Formula Drift 2011 kicks off at Long Beach this weekend. Sleepless nights and hard charged effort from family and friends have put this car together to what it today. A much more sound chassis than his previous S13, this new V8 powered S14 will be highly competitive. It's coming down the wire and the car is coming together nicely. A few more suspension tweaks and he'll be ready to battle. Best of luck to Matt Field for 2011!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WekFest 3 : Fort Mason : SF 2/20/11

It goes without question that everyone covers the standard "front of car" photos. With that said my mission for wekfest3 was to bring something different to the table. I'm obsessed with the details that usually go overlooked. Originality is the name of the game so here's my take on wekfest3.

All was shot with my OG D200 and a 12-24mm 2.8f

Photos by:  Jeremy Forbes

Monday, February 21, 2011

BlackTrax Raffle Winners @ Wekfest SF 2011

Wekfest 2011 was a great event. Big thanks to Weksos for organizing it. Also thanks to the hundreds of people who stopped by our booth to chat about projects and to join our raffle. Check out the short flick as we pick our winners. Congratulations to all the winners! We'll be in touch with you soon!

REMEMBER: "It don't matter how good your car looks. If it runs like $@%#, you shouldn't be calling it your car. Function precedes form..."


1) Free 1 Hr Dynotune
Ticket# 7758408 
Henry Lazaro

2) Free Baseline Dyno - 3 pulls
Ticket# 7758303 
Andy Nguyen

3) Free BT Shift Knob
Ticket# 7758198 
Earvin Mendoza

4) Free Still Sideways T-shirt
Ticket# 7758662 
Gil Tapia

5) Free BT Lic Plate Cover
Ticket# 7758302 
Son Vo

6) Free BT Flat Bill Cap
Ticket# 7758533 
Paolo Mendoza

7) Free Track Car Ride Along
Ticket# 7758734 
Kyle Leong

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

BT Valve Adjustment DIY Day 2/12/11

Orchestrated with S2K International Bay Area, BlackTrax held a Valve Adjustment Demonstration Day showing tips and tricks on how to perform a valve adjustment on F20/22C engines. Donuts and Coffee started off the day followed by a 1hr demo by Jei Chang. Thereafter, Aki Maseba and Jei Chang performed valve adjustments for the group of S2000's. Simultaneously members interested in tackling the job themselves were offered tables, gloves and assistance. Having this day actually helped identify cracked valve spring retainers on one of the cars preventing him from future catastrophic engine failure. All in all it was a perfect sunny day to educate and work on your ride outdoors!

Photos by:  Jeremy Forbes

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dyno Page: Hytech's N/A S2K Header

There has been much anticipation for the release of this S2000 header designed, tested and fabricated by John Grudynski of HyTech Exhaust Inc. Those who've used Hytech products are familiar with the material and weld quality, the precision taken to the merge collectors and his patented anti-reversion chambers. We had the opportunity to get our hands on Hytech's N/A 2010 model header and put it to the test on on our Dynapack Dynomometer. Though this header is lighter in weight than OEM (all s2k aftermarket headers are), we were only interested in power results during this test. 

All tests were performed with the Hytech header are on an '08 S2000 CR. Comparison dyno charts were performed on 2006+ S2000's. Tuning was performed with Hondata Flashpro.

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Here is a comparison between an OEM stock CR vs Hytech Tuned vs Hytech Tuned with a more effective intake system. Note gains from 4500 to redline. Also note the powerband carries past the stock redline to 8500 rpm.

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This is our best comparison between the Hytech vs Stock Header using Hondata Fpro Tuning for both.  The Hytech header allows for vtec to be lowered to 4500 yielding respectable mid-range gains over the OEM header. Top end gains are realized but not as significant as mid-range.

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This is another good comparison between the Hytech's 4-2-1 header vs Comptech 4-1 header (Fpro tuned and untuned). The 4-1 design by Comptech yielded respectable numbers after 6k rpm, however Vtec crossover could not be lowered under 5200rpm.

BT's Conclusion:
A general rule of thumb is a 4-2-1 header will make mid-range gains where a 4-1 header will make gains at the top. In our case, Hytech's 4-2-1 2010 N/A Header clearly shows what a properly designed header is capable of resulting in gains across a broad powerband. 

1.     Which offers the broadest area under the power curve? 
Hytech's 4-2-1 does over OEM and Comptech

2.     How are the gains from the Hytech header attribute to the design? 
The gains are attributed to design (stepped tube diameters, tube length and 1-3 & 2-4 pairing)

3.     Craftsmanship? 
Hytech's quality and craftsmanship is quite top notch

4.     Cost?
Hytech hurts a bit with ~$1700 for header and test pipe vs Comptech's ~$900

5.     Are the gains significant enough to justify the cost? 
This question is subjective....see next question..

6.     Which header would benefit from a sanctioned racing class rules which allow for external bolt on modifications? 
Hytech will give the engine every edge in this racing environment 

7.     Revert back to question #5?
Ultimately, it’s truly up to you to decide if you need this caliber of a header for what you plan to do with your car.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Jei Taking the Street Car to the Fun Runs @ Sac Raceway

It's been 2 years since my last drag race. The S2000 has spent almost all of its time at the road courses of Buttonwillow and Thunderhill. With the weather looking dry, and an itch for some heads up racing, I took the Voltex wing off the car and go drag racing at Sacramento Raceway. I would have had to take off the front splitter if I hadn't left it on the infield at T-hill :). The track was cold and slippery. The first run almost put me into the left side wall. The sun came out by 2pm and helped a bit with traction resulting in a 12.97sec @ 109mph, couple tenths short of my personal best. All in all it was nice to drive to the track, race then drive back all while keeping my my tools, camera and extra fluids in the trunk...not bad...It was great to see some old faces. The die hards from the 1990's are still there. It's been so long but I look forward to doing this again, hopefully in March!