Top 10 Haltech Highlights of 2016

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2016 has been a special year for Haltech for many reasons, the most important one being the company’s 30th Anniversary. From its humble beginnings in 1986 Haltech has grown to be the world leader in engine management systems with offices in Australia and USA and a dealer network spanning over 50 countries.

But 2016 has been a lot more than just the 30th Anniversary celebrations. It’s been a year full of great achievements on race tracks around the world and on the product development front.

To list all these special moments would take way too much space so instead we’ve compiled our Top 10 Highlights of 2016:

No.10: New Product Releases

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We’ve launched a whole lot of new products this year but the stand-out performers have been the Elite 550 and Elite 750 catering to the budget-conscious end of the market and Elite 2500T / REM providing professional drag racers with a winning edge.


No.9: IQ3 Street Wins a Global Media Award at SEMA

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Almost immediately after its official release our new IQ3 Street Dash won the accolades of the automotive media at the SEMA Show. Its universal appeal and keen pricing made it one of the most successful Haltech products of 2016.


No.8: V12LS wins Best Engineered runner-up at SEMA

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Also at SEMA, V12LS.com’s amazing LS-based V12 engine showcased the flexibility of the Elite series ECUs and picked up the Runner-Up award in the coveted “Best Engineered” category.


No.7: Steve Summers’ new car debut

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Steve Summers debuted his new Haltech-powered Camaro by running [email protected] at Virginia Motorsports Park. His 209.9mph top speed was the fastest MPH ever recorded in Pro Boost.


No.6: Mike Jovanis runner-up finish at Drag Week

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After six days and over 1,000 gruelling miles Mike Jovanis added a Drag Week runner-up in trophy to his seven True Street titles. Mike’s Drag Week average of 8.18 was actually faster than his average over the last twenty NMRA True Street events!


No.5: Mighty Mouse resets FWD record at WTAC

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Competing at the annual Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge, Rob Nguyen reset the event’s FWD lap record and came within 0.2 second of winning the Pro Am Class. Rob’s Haltech-powered “Mighty Mouse” Honda CRX is now the fastest FWD time attack car in the world.


No.4: Street Outlaws’ Doc in Australia

Street Outlaws’ Doc travelled all the way down to Australia to sample the local racing scene and dropped into Haltech HQ for a visit.


No.3: Mad Mike’s win at Formula Drift Ebisu

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Driving Taisuke Kawato’s Haltech-powered Mazda RX7 Mike faced Japanese champion Yokoi in the Grand Final of Formula Drift Japan round at Ebisu. Mike’s victory cemented his position in the FD winners’ circle and as one of the world’s most entertaining and competitive drifters.


No.2: Haltech 1-2 at the Street Machine Drag Challenge

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Australian version of the Drag Week is just as tough and demanding as its American counterpart. This year’s event saw Bubba Medlyn take the outright win in his Haltech-powered VH Commodore followed by Adam Rogash with his HSV Clubsport. Adam also walked away with the Haltech Radial Blown class trophy.


No.1: Damon Chin’s first 5-second pass

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Despite some tough competition, when it came to picking our No.1 highlight of the year the decision was unanimous. Witnessing Damon Chin break into the 5-second zone was a memory all of us will cherish for a long time. Exactly a year after a devastating crash that destroyed his car, Damon came back, stronger and faster than ever, re-affirming his position at the top of the import drag racing elite. With a PB of [email protected] Damon’s Celica is the fastest Halech-powered import in the world.


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“As the year draws to a close I would like thank everyone who contributed to making it all happen; all our staff, our sponsored teams, our dealers and tuners and last but not least all those who purchased and used our products. On behalf of everyone at Haltech I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!”

Mark Bevan
CEO – Haltech Engine Management Systems