Monday, May 20, 2013

The 2013 Racing Season Has Begun for BlackTrax!

2013 starts off with heavy momentum. For us, it seems the economy is picking up. As a result, we're seeing more people are out racing this season compared the last 5 years. BlackTrax Performance is proud to be partnering with the following 4 drivers and teams for the 2013:

SCCA Autocross and  Hoopa Hillclimb 

You won't find a lot of bloggers and photographers at local cone shaving events as you would with Formula Drift or Time Attack however, Radix Motorsports owner Jaime Mendoza has had many successes that include National Tour and Regional titles with SCCA and other venues. Over the years, we've tuned his Integra Type R and multiple CRX's that we've lost count. This year Jaime brings out a new CRX chassis running a 2.0L B-series and the widest slicks we've ever seen on a CRX.  The 2.0L is tuned on Performance Electronics 3 ECU by BlackTrax.

NCRC Chrono Series, Speed Ventures S2K Challenge, Redline Time Attack, Super Lap Battle and Global Time Attack

Debuted in 2012, and recently featured in Dsport Magazine (May 2013 Issue #128), this mean green machine named 'Irene' started off with a collaborative partnership between Tunerplayground and Prima Racing. The team focused its inaugural year on chassis setup and captured the sought after sub-two minute lap times on street tires at Buttonwillow and Thunderhill. This year, Tunerplayground's own Tom Tang will be piloting this car and racing in all the organizations he can get his car accepted into. 2013 will be Tom's rookie year and we feel confident he will do well.  This F22C engine is tuned on Hondata Kpro by BlackTrax.
NASA Honda Challenge and  SCCA World Challenge

Team Prima Racing head, Andrie Hartanto brings well over a decade of wheel to wheel racing experience in Honda Challenge, World Challenge and U.S. Touring Car Championship. He's been hard at work over the winter on his Honda Challenge spec S2000 build. After piloting 'Irene', he decided to turn his perfectly nice daily driver into a fully caged racecar. Although the NorCal Honda Challenge scene has pretty much dried up, Andrie plans to race with the Southern California organization, attend Nationals as well as World Challenge at Sonoma Raceway. This F22C engine is also tuned on Hondata Kpro by BlackTrax.

Formula Drift

BlackTrax has invested into Matt Field Racing since before his professional career in Formula Drift. There's something about his skill, drive and tenacity that we don't see often in auto sports. Matt Field has gone from drifting the local mountains in a beater to competing against the best professional drifters in less than 4 years. The new S14 setup has already shown favorable results in Round 1 Long Beach and Round 2 Atlanta this season. With how he performed last year at Irwindale, many including us are eager to see how well he stacks up this year. This Supercharged LS3 engine is tuned on AEM EMS by BlackTrax.

We're proud to be partnered with such wonderful teams and welcome them to the BlackTrax Fam! Good luck gentlemen, Start Your Engines!