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.