Customer Cars >>> Eddies “Imposter”

The first time that we saw pictures of this car online we were just floored, it’s not everyday that you see someone go out of their way like this to represent us. While we were down at Subiefest 2012 we got to see the “Imposter” as Eddie calls it in person, and naturally I had to take some photos of it. Everyone here at RSD truly appreciates the support Eddie!

 

 

 

And finally here is a shot of our STI with the same graphics, I can say that Eddie did a great job making his Subie look like ours ūüôā

 

 

Recap >>> Lap Battle Time Attack #4 presented by RallySport Direct

Scorching weather met our racers this NASAUtah weekend at Miller Motorsports Park.  High temperatures affected our racers as they battled high water and oil temperatures, and worked very hard to maximize their lap times on greasy tires.

The Lap Battle time attack series presented by RallySport direct began with some decent lap times in the cooler morning, but our competitors soon found the heat robbing precious time in the later sessions. Lots of friends stopped by to check out the action, including Kiril and Jasmin from RSD, we even had a special appearances from Brody Hamblin and his sexy new BRZ, and Alex Pasquin from ZipTie dynowerks

RaceCo was gracious enough to host our awards ceremony, providing precious water, and food to help our racers recover!¬† At the end of the day, Shawn Murphy took home yet another victory for the away team, clinching limited AWD with a 1:44.64, and RallySport direct will be sponsoring his July event entry! RSD was on hand to hand out a few extra prizes to our other hard working participants, Max Pollock came in second in limited AWD, posting a time of 1:47.236 and taking home $25 dollars in RSD gold.¬† Sally and Richard waged their own war for 3rd and 4th, but unfortunately Richard had made many changes just days before the event, he wasnt able to keep tires under the car and was forced to retire early, yielding 3rd place to Sally’s 1:52.355.

Park Beutler debuted his incredible Z06, set fastest time of day with a 1:40.347, won unlimited RWD and took home his own RallySport direct entry sponsor for the next round.  Park drove the car all weekend, and just to show how reliable and easy he has developed his C5 platform to be, Park even had his lovely wife Kirsten come out on Sunday and gave her some solid HPDE-1 lessons in the monster.  I keep hearing about this cars random appearances on the street, and I always like seeing race cars driven to and from the track!

Aaron Failner snuck in quietly, stomped around in his Unlimited FWD civic, which he also drives to and from the track, and ran an impressive time of 1:49.988.  Im pretty excited to say we may have a new challenger in the works for Aaron so stay tuned, there is a hard working Focus lurking in the HPDE groups, might be a good challenge for Aaron!

A heated competition between BMW M power shook out in the street RWD category.¬† Vincent McAllister brought out the big guns with his amazing supercharged E92 M3, posting his mark at 1:51.286, but James Horton managed to just edge into 2nd place by just 1/100th of a second.¬† But neither of these heavy hitters could do much about Josh Bennets incredibly fast E46 M3, proving there is still some life left in the older 3 series chassis.¬† Mr. Bennet found a half second over his V8 powered opponents running a 1:50.726 and received the RaceCo hard charger award for working hard to stay ahead of his two strong competitors.¬† RaceCo will be sponsoring Josh’s next event entry, and RallySport Direct awarded Josh $50 in RSD credit for being the fastest street class car of the day.

Unlimited AWD presented another close battle for top honors.  Brendon Stewart had been putting forth a herculean effort to have his Mitsubishi Evo ready, working well into the wee hours of race morning, everything seems to have paid off as he managed to take top honors in Unlimited AWD with a time of 1:44.657.  Scott Corsetti marked his triumphant return by getting right into this heavyweight competition, Greg Valdez managed to just beat out Paul Vu for 2nd place with a 1:46.572, and Scott never let up the pressure, less then .5 seconds separated these 3 after the dust settled.

Chris Neria came back to show he still has the skills, driving his bone stock Audi to a tire blistering xxx.  Demonstrating it doesnt always take fancy parts, sometimes just a little crazy is all thats needed.

NASAUTAH would like to take a moment to thank all of its racers for supporting us, and a special thanks to our Lap Battlers for helping out with our new faces in the HPDE-1, and 2 groups.  Todd Ainsworth, Josh B, Rod Kujaczynski, Allan Anderson, Monte Frazier, Park Beautler, and Chris Neria really came through for us this weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words: Matt @ LapBattle

Photos: Jasmin @ RallySport Direct

 

 

Special Thanks to:

http://www.nasautah.com

http://www.millermotorsportspark.com/

 

 

JDM Legends Grand Re-Opening

After having to postpone the JDM Legends Grand Re-opening due to rain we were all blessed with nice weather this past saturday. It was a perfect day with food, drinks, great company and of course a few true JDM Beauties. Even though this was a JDM Legends meet all cars were invited and filled the parking lots around JDM Legends, it was great seeing such a huge variety of cars.

Here is a preview of the pictures, for the full gallery check out our facebook page and make sure to like us!

JDM Legends Grand Re-opening @ JDM Legends 06/02/2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer Cars >>> Camerons 350z

Today Cameron came through to check some parts out with his 04 350Z Touring, We had to snap a couple shots.

04 350z touring

-BC BR coils

-XXR 526 18×10.5 all the way around

-35mm spacers in the rear

-25mm spacers in the front

-bumper tuck

-custom exhaust with blast pipes

-yokahoma s drive 225/40/18 all around

 

 

 

 

Want some pictures taken of your ride? Next time you’re at RSD holler at the photographer!

 

Customer Cars >>> Brian & Prestons EG’s

Yesterday a couple of our customers stopped by the Rally Sport Direct shop to show us their EG Builds, I didn’t get to take interior shots or under hood shots since I was too busy drooling over these beauties.

 

Brians Phantom Grey 92 Civic

 

 

 

 

Engine

 

-JDM B16B

-S4 Hydro Transmission w/LSD

-TypeR Replica Header

-Thermo Tec Header Wrap

-Tanabe Medallion Touring Cat Back Exhaust

-Skunk2 70mm Throttle Body

-AEM Short Ram Intake w/K&N Dry Filter

-NGK Laser Platinum Spark Plugs

-NGK Blue Plug Wires

-HOP N1 Light Weight Crank Pulley

-Hasport U70A Race Engine Mounts

-Skunk2 Short Throw Shifter

-ClutchMaster 11.5 Lightweight Chromoly Flywheel

-Custom PowderCoated Valve Cover

-Password JDM Carbon Fiber Plug Cover

-Koyorad 53mm Aluminum Radiator

 

Suspension

 

-Function Form Coilovers

-Skunk2 Front Camber Kit

-Skunk2 Rear Lower Control Arms

-TypeR Front Strut Tower Bar (Custom Coated to Match Valve Cover)

-GodSpeed Rear X Brace

 

Wheels

 

-949Racing 6UL 15×8 +36

-Falken Ziex512 205/50/50

 

Exterior

 

-Password JDM Carbon Fiber Duckbill Spoiler

-Replica Mugen Front Lip

-Custom Black Housing Headlights With HID Projector Retro Fits:

-Morimoto Mini D2S Bi-xenon Projectors

-Morimoto 3fiveD2S 5000k Bulbs

-Morimoto Mini 3five 35w Ballasts

-TheRetrofitSource H4/9003 Wiring Harness

-E46-R shrouds

-Clear Corner Housings

-CorSport Hood Spacers

-PCI Race Spec Steel Tow Hooks Front/Rear

 

Interior

 

-Sparco Pro2000 Plus

-Sparco Seat Base

-Sparco Flat Slide Rails

-Sparco Steel Side Mount Kit

-Sparco 345 Black Suede Steering Wheel

-Sparco Gold Comp Bolt on Quick Release

-Momo Steering Wheel Hub

-HOP 5spd Shift Knob

-Type R Red Stitch Shift boot

-Napolex Broadview Rear View Mirror 270mm Blue

 

 

Prestons Mialno Red 95 Civic

 

 

 

 

Engine

 

– JDM SiR-G B18c

– S80 with LSD transmission

– Hasport B series EG mounts

-Race Bushings

– JDM Civic Type R Crank Pulley

– AEM Short Ram Intake w/ K&N Dry Flow Filter

– Stock JDM Intake Manifold

– Stock JDM Exhaust Manifold

 

Suspension

 

– Skunk 2 Pro S Coilovers

– Buddy Club P1 Front Camber Kit

– Buddy Club P1 Rear Camber Kit

– Blox Silver Rear Lower Control Arms

– Volk TE37 Super Lap 4×100 +28 15×8 Pressed Graphite

– Falken Azenis RT615k 205/50/15

 

Exterior

 

-Smoked Amber Corners

-Black Housing Headlights With HID Projector Retro Fits

-Morimoto Mini D2S Bi-xenon Projectors

-Morimoto 3fiveD2S 5000k Bulbs

-Morimoto Mini 3five 35w Ballasts

-TheRetrofitSource H4/9003 Wiring Harness

-E46-R shrouds

– Type R eBay replica front lip

– Honda OEM MudGaurds

– Password JDM replica Duckbill spoiler

– Rear License Plate LightsOnLEDs White LED Bulb

 

Interior

 

– Sparco Evo 2 Plus Seat w/ Sparco Sliders and Side Mounts

– Custom Plaid wrapped door cards and headliner

– Sparco Champion steering wheel

– NRG Short hub

– NRG Version 2.5 Quick Release

– NRG Steering Wheel Lock

– LightsOnLEDs Cluster conversion kit

– White LEDs

– LightsOnLEDs Dome Light White SMD Board

 

LIC Motorsports Takes 1st Place and Class Record at GTA Finals

 

Rally Sport Direct would like to congratulate LIC Motorsports for a great weekend.

2011 Standings

2nd Place Willow Springs International Raceway- NASA TTR (Saturday Race)

1st Place Willow Springs International Raceway- NASA TTR (Sunday Race)

2nd Place Willow Springs International Raceway- GTA Limited AWD

1st Place Infineon Raceway- GTA Limited AWD *Class Record*

For a full press release on the past weekends results please visit the  LIC Motorsports Blog