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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 Makes Cover of Drag Illustrated

July 16th, 2010 Comments off

Drag racing has had its ups and downs over the past few years. From the glory days of sport compact and NHRA racing, to the inevitable evolvement of the ADRL, Team Titan is still here, still racing, and still finding our way to the winner’s circle. For those of you not familiar with the American Drag Racing League (ADRL), it comprises one of the most competitive environments in drag racing, fueled by passion and filled with diversity. The Titan Team has been battling in the Extreme 10.5” class (XTF) and competes against motor programs that have nearly tripled the displacement of our little 2JZ. We love the challenge of ADRL and the crew has definitely stepped up, recently becoming the first Import to break into the 3 second barrier (1/8th mile). Since being inducted into the Mickey Thompson 3 Second Club, we have consistently ran 3’s at all three of the last races, winning both the U.S. and Summer Drags, and claiming the #1 qualifying position for the rained out Independence Drags, which will be resumed in Texas next week.

Be on the lookout at your local newsstand for the September ’10 issue of Drag Illustrated. To follow Team Titan’s progress, check out ADRL’s Home Page, where you can follow along LIVE with all the action.

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.

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.

Wanna Watch Us Go Fast?!

June 9th, 2010 Comments off

This Friday and Saturday, Titan motorsports will be participating in the ADRL Summer Drags VI in Martin Michigan, looking to extend our “3 Seconds of Fame” throughout the rest of the season. We have been running consistently in the 3 second range for our last two races, and look to hurt a few more V8 egos with some more quick passes and maybe even snatch up another win. We have a few left over tickets to the race hanging around the shop, so if anyone is interested, stop by or shoot me an email at and I’ll hook you up. Wanna watch 186 cubic inches beat up on the big boys? Join us in Martin. We’ll see you there!

Three is a Magic Number

May 26th, 2010 Comments off

After being inducted into the Mickey Thompson 3 Second Club in April after the Georgia Drags VI, Team Titan was looking to show the world that it wasn’t a fluke or isolated incident. After a little testing and tweaking, The Crew set out to Virginia Motorsports Park for the ADRL U.S .Drags III to continue the consistently low E.T.s and hopefully nail another 3 second pass or two.

On Friday’s qualifiers, Gary White and the Scion got to work quickly posting a solid 4.008@186.23mph and setting the pace for the rest of the competitors with the #1 qualifying position. In the second round of qualifying, Gary ran a slightly more conservative run and shut down early, yet still posted a respectable 4.053 Elapsed Time. During the third round The Scion had a breakage in the burn out box but the problem was quickly repaired in time for the final qualifying session, posting a career best 3.961@186.51mph, good enough for the 2nd qualifying position.

On Saturday’s first round of eliminations, Gary laid down another 3 second run, running a 3.999@185.51 mph to edge out competitor Dwayne Wolfe. In the second round the Titan Scion continued its consistency running a 4.003@186.38mph, good enough to advance past David Hance to the third round. In round three, Gary found himself up against the always competitive Jeff Naiser. Naiser threw down a quick 4.078, but it was Gary who advanced, posting another career best with a 3.956@187.05mph. In the fourth and final round Gary and the Titan Scion found themselves up against another member of the 3 second club, Todd Moyer. Moyer had edged out Gary and the Scion during the finals in Valdosta, so the tensions were high as Titan looked to strike back. Todd was looking good, posting a fast 4.030@194.55mph, but in the end it was Gary claiming the win with his best time yet, an impressive 3.952@186.74mph!

This was a great weekend for Titan and another consistent showing for The Team, posting the quickest E.T. every round of eliminations. The win this weekend has propelled Gary White to the #1 points position for the season. With the Scion running strong, Gary White at the wheel and 3’s to boot, look for Titan Motorsports to continue making noise in the upcoming ADRL races. We’ll see you at the races!

Check out the video from this weekend:

Titan Races ADRL U.S. Drags III

May 21st, 2010 Comments off

This weekend The Titan Race Team will be making its way up to Virginia for the ADRL Speedtech U.S. Drags III at Virginia Motorsports Park. This weekend we are hoping for another successful showing, and hope to chip off a few tenths off our previous 3 second pass. If you can’t make the race, ADRL has you covered. Check out ADRL’s web page for their live audio broadcast of qualifying and eliminations runs.

Titan Motorsports Joins the Exclusive Mickey Thompson 3 Second Club

April 30th, 2010 Comments off

In Drag racing, the primary focus is crossing the finish line before your competitor; however the clock at the end also presents additional goals as you hope to break personal bests and national records for ET and Speed. For months we have tested, changed combinations, and tested again in a quest to join the exclusive Mickey Thompson 3 second club. The requirements of this bounty are simple, be one of first five cars to run 3.999 or quicker 1/8 mile on a 10 ½ inch tire. For achieving this mammoth task Mickey Thompson awards a custom ring, a custom leather jacket and $3000.00 bounty to the first five cars into the club.

With a Toyota 2JZ 6 cylinder with only 186 cubic inches, many doubted we could be competitive against 800+ ci turbocharged, blown, and nitrous combinations. We set out to prove them wrong, and continue our quest for a 3 second pass. After solid test numbers at Alabama International Dragway last week, driver Gary White and Team Titan were excited to travel to Valdosta for the ADRL Georgia Drags with our Scion Tc. The weekend initially proved to be challenging, the Valdosta track was prepped better than anticipated and new challenges appeared. A mechanical issue appeared in the first qualifying session which caused us to abort the run shortly past the starting line. Crew chiefs Brett White and Eric Luzinski reviewed the data from the run and quickly diagnosed and corrected the gremlin. The second qualifying pass ended much like the first with the car leaving with limited power. Brett again reviewed the engine data and made drastic changes to the tune-up for the last qualifying pass of the night.

After testing the new tune-up on the air jacks in the pit, Brett and Eric were confident they had resolved the starting line issues that plagued the first 2 qualifying passes. The team gathered their gear and brought the car to the starting line for the final pass of the evening knowing they had made the necessary changes to get the car to go A to B and make the field. Gary being the seasoned professional he is, trusted his crew had resolved the previous rounds issues and staged the car with something to prove. As the car launched past the starting line it was apparent the car was on rails and ready to make a solid pass. As the scoreboard lit up with 3.996 at 182.45 mph, we realized exactly how solid this great pass way! After many long months of trying, Titan Motorsports had made its way into Mickey Thompson 3 Second Club and added another line in the history books. We solidified our position as the fastest import in the world, and the first ever to make a 3 second pass on 10.5 tires.

Full Event Coverage from ADRL Georgia IV Drags 2010 :