MTI Racing take Ultimate Track Car Challenge Win....... - 26 July, 2011
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Fastest Production V8, Fastest GM Car, and Fastest Production Car with a Wing
Grassroots Motorsport's Ultimate Track Car Challenge brought out America's best track weapons to do battle on the fields of Virginia International Raceway. Invited racers included Exotic Prototypes, Corvettes, Nissan GTR, Porsche and other fast company. It is the quintessential "bring all you got - and then some" mentality.
Amidst the sweltering 105 degree heat, and hard-charging competition, the Corvette Z06 of MTI Racing raised the bar by smashing the NASA TTR record and taking home awards for Fastest Production V8, Fastest GM Car, and Fastest Production Car with a Wing.
MTI Racing driver, Reese Cox, says "The greatest challenge at this event is to roll off the trailer ready to fight. You have one session to practice. Then, it is a brawl for all of the marbles!"
The MTI Corvette clawed at the tail of Riley Technologies prototype driven by Tony Ave while a Ganassi-built NASCAR COT attacked Cox from behind. With speeds of over 160mph, if you make a mistake, it's over. While driving at the limits of insanity, the session ended with the Corvette posting a blistering 1:54.9 around the 3.27 mile circuit, a time that would have landed him the fastest GT lap at the 2011 Grand-Am GT race.
MTI Racing in Marietta, GA builds and services high-performance street and race cars. "Proper setup of the car is so important", says Cox. "VIR has the most amazing variety of speed, technical difficulty, and transitions. It is unlike anything in the America. The car needs to do everything well." This is a testament of the MTI Racing crew of Roman Hackett, Kevin Kirby, Louis Johnson, and Terry St. Martin.
As a first-time competitor to the Ultimate Track Car Challenge, you can be sure that the MTI Racing Corvette will be targeted for war as other teams pull out the stops to bring the challenge for next year.
MTI Z06 Parts List:
Forgeline Corvette wheels
Moton Corvette Coilovers
Brembo Gran Turismo Corvette Calipers, Rotors
Pfadt Heavy Rate swaybars
MTI prepared Keisler/PPG T56 Dog Engagement Transmission
MTI Machine 480 cu.in engine
American Racing Headers
AIM data acquisition
Race tech seats
MTI prepared diff
About MTI Racing:
MTI Racing is a full-service performance shop and dyno tuning facility that offer parts, service and routine maintenance for your GM vehicle. We also have in-house machine shop and CNC manufacturing equipment. We can build your street car from Mild to Wild, or construct you a full-blown track weapon.
Please contact us for your next project!
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