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August 2nd, 2010 Comments off

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ADRL Texas Double Header

July 28th, 2010 Comments off

As if running a double header weekend wasn’t going to heat things up as it is, the weather in Texas decided to contribute in this department as well, bringing track temps as high as 150*F! The weekend’s festivities began with the completion of the canceled ADRL Dragpalooza VI from back in March. As things stood, we were to resume our #3 qualifying position ran in March, with all elimination races to count toward qualifying for the Texas Drags, to be held the very next day.

The first elimination round for Dragpalooza had Gary White lined up against Patrick Collins. The Scion spun off the line, and Collins shook. Gary tried to reel him in but left a rod on the track in the process, ending in a first round elimination right off the bat. Not exactly the result Team Titan imagined going into the weekend. But that’s racing.

The first round of Dragpalooza eliminations was also the beginning of qualifying runs for the Texas Drags, a round the Team would soon like to forget. After a replacement motor was fitted, the crew was ready and determined to make up the lost ground. The second and third qualifying runs were more like test runs, where the crew just eased into things, making sure everything on the new motor was running soundly. On these “test runs”, Gary managed a 4.512 at 166.83mph to make sure the team stayed in the runnings. Then in the final qualifying session, Titan turned it up, throwing down a solid 4.131 at 183mph to claim the #2 spot going into eliminations.

The first round of eliminations pitted the Scion against H.T. Wilson. Wilson flinched and Gary got a free pass to round two. The second round had Titan lined up against Todd Moyer, a highly anticipated match up, as both teams have been running strong as of late. In the end it was Gary and the Scion that prevailed, running a 4.113 at 183.57mph, the quickest of all elimination runs. In round three, it was Jeff Naiser who stood between the Scion and the final round. Naiser left early, but it didn’t matter. Gary was determined to get to the finals again and ran a 4.103 at 184.85 with a .001 light!

The finals look unsurprisingly familiar, with Gary White’s Scion once again going up against the likes of Billy Glidden. Billy had been tough all weekend and put down some good runs. Gary, after the motor swap, had also been progressively getting quicker approaching the final round. With the two cars lined up and the lights dropping, Gary got a little excited and left early, handing Glidden his second win of the weekend.

Wow, what a weekend. Between the heat of the track and the heat of the compition, coupled with the implication of a double header, it has been quite a weekend of racing. Team Titan will inevitably be testing and tuning in the weeks to come, hoping to dial in the new set-up before heading to St. Louis on August 6-7th for the Gateway Drags III. We’ll see you at the races!

*Photos courtesy of Chris Harrington

ADRL Texas Drags

July 23rd, 2010 Comments off

Its race day again, as the team has arrived in Houston for the ADRL Texas Drags. Wow, 4 races in 4 weeks, technically, as this weekend’s race will be a double header. Now, not only will the Texas Drags go down, but also the completion of the rained out Topeka race, where Titan was left with the #1 qualifying position. To keep up with all the action and to track the Team’s progress, check out ADRL’s Live Feed.

Titan Sponsors UK-Based Time Attack Team

July 19th, 2010 Comments off

Titan Motorsports has been a long time distributer to UK based Garage Whifbitz, who specializes in Japanese and especially Supra performance. So when we found out that they were running a pair of Supras in the UK Time Attack Series, we were eager to find out how we could help. We pick up on the action in the third round of the UK Time Attack Series:

-Time Attack Round 3 – Brands Hatch, UK-

Unlike the previous rounds, the team chose not to do a trackday the day before Brands Hatch as this is our local circuit, and the one on the calendar we are most familiar with having done lots of testing and trackdays in the past. Paul Whiffin’s car had to undergo quite substantial surgery following the broken cambelt tensioner pulley bracket at the last round in Scotland, as removal of the head showed damage to 12 valves which had been bent when the bracket broke. In addition to replacing the valves, Paul had to have all the valve seats re-cut as these were also damaged. The replacement tensioner pulley bracket was supplied by our newest sponsor Titan Motorsport, who are… jump to full release.

Rained Out In Topeka

July 6th, 2010 Comments off

This July 4th weekend we set out to race the ADRL Independence Drags IV, but Mother Nature had other plans. After once again grabbing the #1 qualifying position in XTF, the steady rain moved in, and the race was eventually called off and postponed. The event will be completed at the ADRL Hardee’s Gateway Drags III on August 7-8 at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, IL, just outside of St. Louis. The completion of final eliminations of the Independence Drags will take place on Friday, with the Gateway Drags to be completed the next day.

Titan Motorsports Converter Comparison

July 2nd, 2010 Comments off

Check out the gains of the Titan Motorsports (TMS) converter vs. the Precision Industries (PI) converter. This test was conducted by Alpha at Induction Performance on a stock bottom end, stock head, with HKS 264 camshafts, HKS exhaust manifold, Turbonetics T72 turbocharger, Blitz front mount intercooler, 3″ downpipe, 3″ exhaust, Precision 1000cc fuel injectors, Bosch 044 in-tank fuel pumps (2), AEM Twin-Fire ignition amplifier, Boost Logic built Toyota automatic transmission on E85 with an AEM EMS tuned by Alpha.

We think the results speak for themselves, as many people have been quite satisfied with these new converters. The TMS converters are available in 3200, 3500, and 3800 rpm stall speeds.

Titan Helps Supra Win Dyno Wars

June 24th, 2010 Comments off

When Utah based tuner Turbo Lab decided to host a “Dyno War” dyno competition, Supra owner Cody Phillips decided he was up for the challenge. There were many strong cars competing in the event, including a Heffner built twin turbo Viper. The Viper laid down an impressive 1208 rwhp, but never really realized what he was going up against. A MKIV Supra is always a force to be reckoned with, especially one with Titan 3.4L stroker motor. Cody ended up putting down 1297 on boost (35psi) and 1497 on spray (37psi), easily beating out the Viper. Congrats on the win Cody!

Check out the video: Cody Phillips Supra Dyno Wars 2010

Video of Summer Drags VI Win

June 21st, 2010 Comments off

Titan Grabs Second Win In A Row

June 16th, 2010 Comments off

Summer isn’t the only thing bringing the heat in 2010. The Team from Titan Motorsports was at it again in Martin Michigan for the ADRL Summer Drags VI. Coming off of a strong win in Virginia and recently joining the Mickey Thompson 3 Second Club, Titan and the Scion came through with another dominating performance.

After a few rain delays in Martin on Friday, the track was finally cleared to begin the qualifying runs. In the first qualifying session, Gary White and the boys were just warming up, yet set the precedent for the afternoon by laying down a strong first run of 4.010@187.77mph, good enough for the number one qualifying position. In round two Gary nailed a career best trap speed with his 3.958@187.98mph! The third and fourth sessions were canceled due to more rain. Titan remained the number one qualifier.

In the first round of eliminations Titan had a bye run, and threw down a half-hearted 5.057@113.22mph, just enough to get the Scion down the track. In round two, the Scion was staged with L.J. Wood Jr. Gary moved around a bit initially, but wrangled it back together for a 3.985@188.06mph giving L.J. a good look at the Scion’s tail lights. For round three we were paired with the always capable Spiro Pappas, who had also joined the 3 Second Club back in August. Pappas had hurt a piston in the previous round, and their team had to hustle to get it lined up in time. Once the lights dropped, Spiro got caught sleeping a bit, and Gary took advantage, rocketing the Scion straight down the groove, posting a 3.983@187.28mph and solidifying lane choice over Billy Glidden in the final round. Ahh, the final round. Just Billy and Gary. We’ve seen this before. The stage is set. The cars are lined up. Glidden gets out of the gate first, but White reeled him in by half track posting a 3.934@190.37mph to Billy’s 4.043@179.65mph for Titan’s second win in a row.

The Titan Scion has always been consistent, and now it’s just getting faster. Titan has been raining 3’s since Valdosta and the team showcased its consistency once again in Michigan, running 3’s in all meaningful elimination rounds. Look for the team to continue the success as Titan heads to Kansas in July looking for a possible three-peat in XTF. We’ll see you at the races!

Why Are You Yelling?!

June 15th, 2010 Comments off

Okay so maybe you aren’t yelling, but brothers and owners of Titan Motorsports Bottle (left) and Nero (right) Deliwala certainly are. Find out why tomorrow when we release the results from the ADRL Summer Drags VI.