We just returned from TX2K13, the annual Super meet in Houston, TX. What originally started as a Supra meet over 10 years ago has blossomed into a Mecca performance enthusiasts from around the country. This year marked the changing of the guards, as what was once marketed as the annual “Supra Meet” was overrun by GTRs. Sure there were a plethora of clean Supras, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferraris and late model domestics, but no car seemed as popular as the Nissan GTR.
Thursday we attended the GTRLife night party at Wild Wing Cafe and first got our glimpse of how popular the GTR would be at the meet when the entire parking lot was filled with Nissans latest Super car.
The dyno event took place at Hennessy’s facilities which features dual dynos, one RWD unit and and AWD unit. The RWD dyno had a sensor failure early in the afternoon which prevented many of the heavy hitters from being able to put down the big numbers they intended. While the drag strip has always been the official landmark event for TX2K, everyone knows the real action happens on the street. Houston’s finest have caught on and had their fleet working overtime trying to prevent the street races, however many went down without a hitch. The Omni hotel was overwhelmed with ever inch of it’s parking lot filled with high power cars just looking for their next victim. A quick search for TX2K on YouTube will reveal plenty of entertaining videos and events in “Mexico” for those interested in seeing what goes on after hours.
This year marked the first year in some time that we did not bring our Copper Supra, or any cars for that matter. The Supra was tested earlier this spring yielding the 201mph trap speed, however conflicts with our race team, as well as track conditions for the weekend forced us to make the tough decision to leave the car at home. We’re also currently in the process of doing a full upgrade to our GTR house car, and felt rushing it for this one event wouldn’t be the correct thing to do for this development process. We’ll get an earlier start next year and look forward to bringing out our full arsenal, as well as customers to enjoy what has become the can’t miss event if you’re a performance enthusiast. A big thank you to Peter Blach for putting blood sweat and tears into making sure this event is everything it can be, we’re proud to sponsor such a fantastic event.
Taking the old hot rod statement “There’s no Replacement for Displacement” to heart, we went to work and developed a new 3.5L stroker kit for the 2JZ. Increasing the factory displacement by .5L to increase low end torque and horse power and reduce turbo lag. Using one of our Titan Motorsports True Billet Crankshaft designed for our 3.5L, we increased the stroke by 10mm to 96mm, increasing the displacement to 3.5L. The Titan Motorsports 3.5L Billet Crankshaft also features a 1.88″ rod bearing which allows a wider range of bearing options as well as a larger variety of bearing materiel availability over factory sized Toyota bearings. The Billet Crankshaft is complimented by Custom Titan Motorsports / CP Pistons in 87mm bore, and Custom Titan Motorsports / Carrillo H-Bream connecting Rods with Upgraded Rod Bolts both built to our specifications. The recommended maximum RPM limit for this kit is 9,000 RPM when combined with proper camshaft selection and a lightweight valve train.
Titan Motorsports 3.5L 2JZ Stroker Kit
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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.
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.
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 email@example.com, good enough for the number one qualifying position. In round two Gary nailed a career best trap speed with his firstname.lastname@example.org! 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to Billy’s email@example.com 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!
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 JonS@titanmotorsports.com 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!