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Imports vs Domestic World Cup Finals at MIR

November 13th, 2013 Comments off

The Import vs Domestics World Cup Finals at MIR in Budds Creek, Maryland is a fantasticly run event that typically marks the end of the racing season in the Northeast. This event was the second stop in a wild week of travel for the Titan team that had the crew racing on 2 continents in the same weekend before heading to Las Vegas to the Sema show. The first stop resulted in the E Kanoo Racing Supra bettering it’s previous Worlds Quickest and Fastest Import setting a new time of 6.15 @ 230mph. Immediately upon finishing the event in Bahrain the crew boarded a flight to Dulles and rushed to the track for what would end up being the only round qualifying after a number of event delays. With limited test data the car was set conservatively, allowing Victor Flores from Puerto Rico to wheel the car to a 6.60 @ 220, placing it solidly in 32 car field at Q10.

The late fall race brought brisk air temperatures which allowed our Titan 2JZ to make plenty of extra horsepower,combined with the equally cool track temperature, this made for a narrow tuning window to get the car to go down the track. Dialing the car to the track between rounds and having a bit of luck on our side allowed the car to go rounds finishing a solid runner up to it’s sister car the New Generation RX8. In addition to having both cars in the finals, the RX8 became the worlds quickest rotary with it’s 3 rotor engine powering it through the traps to 6.27 @ 218 time slip. The event capped of a fantastic year of record setting performances, we’ve already begun planning for a more impressive 2014.

EDGE OF GLORY – SATS Cosworth at Round 6 of the 2011 BDC

October 7th, 2011 Comments off

Here is the TITAN Motorsports sponsored SATS Cosworth Drift Team final video report of the year from the last round of the Maxxis Tyres (UK) British Drift Championship. Featuring 14 mins of top class drift action, interviews, and as it’s the last report, a roundup of the year is also included. With just 3 points separating the Supra from the top spot, the SATS Cosworth Drift Team was truly, on the EDGE OF GLORY.

SATS / Cosworth Supra Desktops

September 22nd, 2011 Comments off

For those of you have been following the SATS Cosworth Supra, sponsored by Titan Motorsports, you’ll know how well it has been doing, and what a great looking car it is. Here are a few desktops for you to enjoy from Round 4 of the BDC.

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SATS Cosworth Supra at Round 5 of BDC

September 13th, 2011 Comments off

SATS Cosworth at Round 5 of the British Drift Championship from Ciaran Smith on Vimeo.

Here is the latest video report from the SATS Cosworth Drift Team sponsored by Titan Motorsports who were recently at round 5 of the Maxxis Tyres (UK) British Drift Championship. SATS Cosworth and the team have whipped up another great video for us to enjoy. With some up close drifting action, be sure to check it out!

Joe Signorelli Breaks World Sport Compact Record

September 8th, 2011 Comments off

Wednesday Sept. 7, 2011 4:30pm – Joe Signorelli piloted the Gas Motorsport 2JZ Celica down the Sydney Dragway quarter mile in a world record breaking 6.38sec at over 223mph. Joe said that he had to pedal the car early and that it shook, explaining the uncharacteristically slow sixty-foot time.

Congratulations to GAS Motorsports on their new world record and for continuing to push the limits in sport compact racing.

SATS Cosworth Supra BDC Round 3

July 7th, 2011 Comments off

Horseless Carriage Sliding – SATS Cosworth at round 3 of the British Drift Championship from Ciaran Smith on Vimeo.

Team SATS Cosworth were at Teesside Autodrome on the weekend of 2/3 July for round 3 of the Maxxis Tyres British Drift Championship

Having suffered some engine issues at the previous round, the team worked hard over the course of the past few weeks to have the car ready for the event. Team Mechanic Simon Edwards told us,
“The engine was taken back out, checked, and we found a couple of things wrong. It was nothing major, just stuff that needed to be addressed. So while we were there, we took the time to rebuild and refresh it, and made sure that it was built to the same tolerances as the last engine.”

So with the car ready to go, Mark went out on his qualifying runs, and pulled off some awesome displays, staying within inches of the clipping points. However, he was marked down heavily for using the handbrake too much on the straight; something he didn’t know would be an issue until speaking to the judges afterwards. He qualified in 9th place.

The team put the result behind them, and got the car ready for competition the following day. His first opponent was to be Simon Perry in his Nissan Skyline.

In the first run, Mark was chasing, with Perry leading. Both drivers almost had their cars backwards exiting the first corner such was the angles they were pulling. At one point, Mark straightened slightly, as he had to brake to avoid a collision with Perry. However, this was the least of his worries.

With so much smoke emanating from Perry’s tyres, Mark lost sight of the track and clipped the tyre wall with the rear of the car, ripping off the bumper in the process. As a result, Perry scored 10-0.

Knowing that his chances at progressing to the next stage of the competition were slim, Mark went out anyway on his leading run, and put on a show for the crowds, driving possibly one of the best runs of the day, leaving his opponent Perry in the distance.

Afterwards, Mark told us,
“Qualifying wasn’t as we expected. 9th place just wasn’t what we were looking for. It seemed that even though we had fast, consistent runs, it wasn’t the lines that the judges wanted.”

On his drive against Perry, he said,
“We knew we had the worst draw in the top 16, up against Simon Perry. We went out and gave it everything we had on the first run, but just got it slightly wrong on the last corner, ran wide, and caught the tyre wall. It’s caused quite substantial damage to the back of the car. Even though we beat Simon on the second run, it wasn’t enough to beat his 10-0”.

With the work performed on the engine since the last round, Mark was full of praise for the car,
“Mechanically, the car was fantastic. The new Cosworth engine fitted to it ran really good. The car was brilliant all weekend, but it just wasn’t to be.”

So a disappointing result for the team, but you can be sure they will be back, and raring to go, and one of Mark’s old stomping grounds, Knockhill.

-Release and Media prepared by SATS Cosworth

ADRL Changes to Point System

March 21st, 2011 Comments off

The American Drag Racing League, the nation’s premier sanctioning body for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing, has just recently announced that they will switch to a more conventional points system to determine World Championships. Furthermore, the addition of points has also come with the addition of higher payout winnings. With an incredible $356,000 points fund, the ADRL can now also be considered the richest doorslammer drag racing series in history. For the full story, Click Here.

Wrexas 2K11

March 21st, 2011 Comments off

Well, things started out good in Texas…

…but then took a turn for the worse when Big Daddy broke off the start sending their Supra across the center line right at Gary and the Copper Supra.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the mishap.

TX2K11 Is Here!

March 18th, 2011 Comments off

TX2K11 is here and everyone has converged on Texas. Nero and the crew left yesterday and should already be making preparations to run the Copper Supra. Be on the lookout for some fast passes and smokey burnouts!

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ADRL 2011

March 17th, 2011 Comments off

It’s that time of year again, when the ADRL Series picks back up where it left off. Many of the stars will be back again this year for what will surely prove to be another action packed season.

The Titan Scion will be back, sporting some new livery. In our last 3 seasons with the camo colors, we campaigned the Scion in all 10 events. This year however we are taking a slightly different approach. With the way the series is set up, it is not necessary to race every race for a chance at the Battle for The Belts. With this said, we will be running a limited schedule this year, with our opening race being at Palm Beach International, in our home state. For all the race fans, definitely check out the ADRL season opening Dragpalooza VII in Baytown, TX, and join Titan for the Safety-Kleen Spring Drags II for Titan’s first race of the season. Check out the schedule for the 2011 season below. We’ll see you at the races!

MARCH 25-26: ADRL CarSafe Dragpalooza VII presented by LenMar Motorsports; Royal Purple Raceway, Baytown, TX.

APRIL 15-16: ADRL Safety-Kleen Spring Drags II; Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, FL.

MAY 6-7: Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton, PA.

MAY 20-21: Memphis International Raceway, Memphis, TN.

JUNE 17-18: ADRL Hardee’s Independence Drags V; Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, KS.

JULY 15-16: ADRL Ford Drive One Summer Drags VII; U.S. 131 Motorsports Park, Martin, MI.

AUG. 12-13: ADRL Speedtech U.S. Drags IV; Virginia Motorsports Park, Petersburg, VA.

SEPT. 9-10: ADRL Simpson Dragstock VIII; Rockingham Dragway, Rockingham, NC

SEPT. 23-24: ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags V; Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, OH.

OCT. 21-22: LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals VII; Texas Motorplex, Ennis, TX