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!
Video report from the SATS Cosworth Drift Team, who were at Knockhill Racing Circuit for round 4 of the British Drift Championship. Includes one of the most bizzare openings of a drift video, ever!
Check out this video of the SATS Cosworth Supra, along with its sponsors, including Titan Motorsports, tearing it up during round 1 of the British Drift Championships. The team has been working really hard to get the car prepared this season, and so far, the car is looking very strong. Below is the press release of the events prepared by SATS Cosworth:
The weekend of the 22nd and 23rd April saw the SATS Cosworth Supra sponsored by Titan Motorsports make its competitive debut at the Maxxis British Drift Championship, which was held at Donington Park.
The pressure was definitely on for the team after months of development work on the car, and with huge build up and publicity campaign for the car’s first outing, the team didn’t want to disappoint and they didn’t, the whole team delivered with a magnificent performance, coming 1st in the qualification on the Saturday Morning with a score of 93 points.
In the Afternoon it was on to the main Top 16 competition and after some hard fought battles against some of the country’s best drivers and machinery Mark Luney and Team SATS Cosworth went on to take top spot on the podium and go top of the Super Pro class in the Championship.
This was helped massively by the all the SATS Cosworth sponsors and partners who have been behind the team all winter helping develop the car to what it is today and without their constant support the win would not have been possible.
Speaking afterwards, team driver Mark Luney said,
“For the past six months, the team and I have been working on, and developing, the car alongside Cosworth, Maxxis and our many partners, the pressure was definitely on to take a top 3 spot. To take top spot in both qualifying and the competition is an endorsement of all that effort.”
“Last year, we used Maxxis Tyres at all of the events, and they helped us immensely to get to the podium on several occasions and now with Maxxis behind us as a partner supplying us with their MAZ1 Drift Tyre we have repeated last year’s success at the Donnigton Track. However, it was the first competitive event where we were using our new Meister-R brakes suspension and brake setup, Titan Motorsports stage 4 Head setup, as well as the VP Racing Fuel, so I am sure you can imagine the team and I were slightly tentative. After our first run though, all of our worries went out of the window, as the car delivered everything we expected, plus more!”
“We’re not going to stop here though, and will continue to put 100% into the car in preparation for round 2 of the championship, where once again we will be aiming for the podium spot.”
Yep, thats exactly what they did in the July 1993 issue of Motor Trend Magazine. It was pretty neat to see how the Supra stacked up to some of the other “supercars” of the early 90’s. Check out the full article in the gallery below.
This weekend Titan Motorsports participated in the ADRL LenMar World Finals as well as the 2010 Battle for the Belts in Dallas Texas. We pick up the action with the Battle for the Belts’ first round of action. In the first round, Gary White and the Titan Motorsports Scion had a bye run, since the Team finished first in points for the year. Although Gary didn’t race an opponent, he was still racing this round to qualify for the LenMar World Finals. In round 1 he ran a 3.954 at 187.76mph. This run just barely beat out Todd Moyer’s first run winning time of 3.955, giving White the lane choice against him in round 2. In round 2 Gary cut a great reaction time and was able to just squeeze out Moyer with a 3.957 against Todd’s 3.990. In the third and final round it was Gary White vs. Dan Millen. Gary got a good jump, but Dan had the lead by halftrack, and took the win. Congratulations to Dan Millen and his team on the win!
Besides the Battle for the Belts, there was another race going on in ADRL this weekend, the LenMar World Finals. In round 1 of qualifying, Gary and the Scion ran against Dan Millen. White had problems early and had to back off of the throttle. Millen ran a very quick 3.853 at 200.11mph to take the win. In round 2 Team Titan raced against Steven Benoit. This time the Scion was running strong, laying down a 3.995 at 186.69 vs. Benoit’s 4.774. The third round was the first round of the Battle of the Belts, where Team Titan ran a 3.954 to bump the Scion to the #3 qualifying position.
Unfortunately, the rain moved in and the race was canceled (no surprise here). So once again there will be more ADRL races to be made up. This one however will be finished with the season opener next March.
Stay tuned to our Blog for all the lastest off-season news and updates on the XTF Scion.
This past weekend was the 4th annual ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags, which also held host to the canceled ADRL Simpson Dragstock VII, in Norwalk Ohio. After rain had delayed the Simpson Dragstock, the race was continued in Ohio. We pick up the action in Ohio.
Coming off of a #3 qualifier (3.92 @ 185.69mph) at the Dragstock VII, The Titan Scion was finally ready for Friday’s elimination runs. The first round drew L.J. Wood Jr. Wood had a great light and led until about the 330 foot mark, where Gary proceeded to run him down to win by over a car length. In the second round Team Titan was set to run against long time rival Billy Glidden. Gary and Billy have been battling back and forth for the better part of 2 years now and it is always “anyone’s race” when these two line up. White had a great light, but Glidden was on a role, and posted his second 3 second pass in a row to take the win against Gary’s 4.098.
After Friday’s make up race, Saturday began the Ohio Drags eliminations. The competition has really been stepping up this weekend and even qualifying was the quickest in XTF history. The Titan Scion was able to qualify #5 with a 4.098 @ 184.67mph. In the first rounds of eliminations Titan was up against sandy Wilkins. Wilkins left the line first, but Gary quickly made the ground up to grab the win. Between rounds, Titan opted for a quick motor change to try and swing the tide. In round 2 Gary and Team Titan would once again be up against Billy Glidden. Glidden, riding the “3-second train” blasted out another 3.99 to edge out Gary’s 4.09. Chuck Ulsch would later win the event.
Next on the ADRL race schedule will be the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals, at Texas Motorplex, in Ennis texas. We’ll see you at the races!
In an unfortunate turn of events, steady rain moved in on Saturday afternoon and forced the postponement of ADRL Simpson Dragstock VII at Rockingham Dragway.
Team Titan had made some good passes in qualifying, as did many of the other XTF cars. Currently, the Titan Scion sits in 3rd place, after a 3.972 @ 185.69mph pass.
The ADRL’s biggest and most prestigious race will have to be completed in two weeks at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH, which is also the site of the Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags IV on Sept. 24-25. For more info, check out ADRL’s website. We’ll see you at the races!
With the past few ADRL events being double-headers, it is hard to believe that all this action is being packed into one weekend… again. It’s almost getting difficult to keep up with what races are what, who has qualified, and which races are raced which days. So, here is the rundown for Titan’s August 6-7th ADRL weekend.
Friday was the make-up day for the Independence Drags held in Topeka last month. The Scion qualified #1 for this race, with a 3.986 at 185.61mph, so the crew was eager to finish it off strong. Round one of eliminations was a bye run so we’ll pick things up in the second. In round two, Gary lines up with Judd Coffman. Coffman ended up rolling the beam, Gary ended up super loose, but at the end, it was the Scion that moved on. In round 3 it was Dustin Miller’s turn to dance, but it was Gary White and the Titan Scion that was to set the tune. Miller got a big starting line advantage, but ran into problems down the track. The Scion blasted down the track with a 4.047 at 184.02, posting the fastest time of the day. In the finals, Titan was set to face-off with Jeff Naiser. Gary blasted out of the gate first and never looked back. Naiser ran into some trouble half way down the track and had to shut it off. The Scion posted another fast time of the day with a 4.003 at 185.79. Although these wins may not have been in the most glorious fashion, it does attest to the hard work of the Titan crew, keeping the car consistent and virtually trouble free, earning another #1 qualifier and podium finish.
The second race of the weekend was the Hardees Gateway Drags. After four rounds of qualifying, it was Spiro Pappas that claimed the top qualifier, with Titan in the #2 spot. Round one was once again a matchup of White and Coffman. White left strong and finished strong with a 4.047 at 184.04mph. Coffman was up in smoke as soon as he let the clutch out. Round two pitted Gary against Dan Millen. Millen had the starting line advantage but Gary and the Scion made up the difference quick, posting a 4.110 to Dan’s 4.292. In the third round vs. Chuck Ulsch, Gary threw down a quick 4.012 to Chuck’s 4.029, but it was all in vain, as the Scion tripped the red light as it left a fraction of a second too early.
Despite the disappointing ending, it was still a good weekend for the Titan Crew. The car was fast, and performed consistently. In the end, you win some, and you lose some. That’s racing. Look for the Titan Crew to be on the “win some” side of things as the Scion returns to Rockingham Dragway for the ADRL Simpson Dragstock VII in Rockingham NC. We’ll see you at the races!
A few weeks ago we posted that Titan was to be featured on the cover of Drag Illustrated. Well the magazine has hit newstands, but if you dont have the time or the cash to go pick one up, you can check out the online version for free. Enjoy.
We made something for you. Our XTF Scion has been tearing up the scene in ADRL and we thought we’d share with you. Enjoy.