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 USTCC.com 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 info@blacktrax.net 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 blacktrax@blacktrax.net.
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 info@blacktrax.net 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!