Update JUNE 2016
IFO Las Vegas, NV - May 1st, 2016
IFO Woodburn, OR - May 29th, 2016
IFO Kent, WA - June 5th, 2016
Cole Marmon in the Vibrant Performance Civic has strung together 3 event wins in a row with a lethal combination of reaction times, reliability, and speed. Consistent .0xx reaction times combined with solid mid 8 second passes at 180+mph in almost any conditions and unfaltering vehicle performance have made Cole a consistent winner.
The Competition Clutch Outlaw Civic underwent some major changes right after the Las Vegas race. We made the decision to finally make the move to methanol fuel and a larger Precision 8685 turbo, which required switching to a Weldon mechanical fuel pump and larger injectors.
Things went well with our low boost dyno testing, and on the 1st outing with the new setup in Woodburn, we were able to lower the stock chassis FWD record once again (from our 7.88 pass set a month prior) with a blazing 7.80 @ 190mph pass that was far from perfect as water pushed into the clutch housing causing massive clutch slip from the 1/8th on. As we continue to gather data and dial in the new setup further, you can expect to see 7.7's at 200+mph soon and likely beyond that by years end!
The BWR Civic has laid down strong 8.4 second passes at over 180mph regularly this year and has made semi final and final round appearances in the last 3 races. With the car consistently running at these speeds we have upgraded the roll cage to SFI 25.5 spec to keep Joel safe in the cockpit.
Whenever the Vibrant and BWR cars line up, you never know which car will lay down the faster pass. We have had a few rounds lost due to a weak point in the K-series shift mechanism rod that bends every couple of passes causing a missed shift, and are in the process of testing some ideas to rectify the issue.
It has been a great couple of races with solid progress being made with all the cars. Reliability has been fantastic this year and we are excited to spend some more time further dialing in the Outlaw car with all the recent changes.
After last years successful exhibition at the NHRA National Event, we have been invited back once again this year, including an after hours Pit Party on Friday evening that will be hosted in the SpeedFactory pits right after the last round of Top Fuel qualifying!