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Orlando Sport Compact Finals

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Orlando Speedworld Dragway played host to the Haltech Sport Compact Finals last weekend and it was a memorable event to say the least!

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Damon Chin posted a new PB with an amazing 6.07@237mph pass. His elation was short lived however as he crashed the car on his next outing in a somber reminder that racing is dangerous and accidents can and do happen.

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To make things worse, all indicators show this would have been a 5-second pass! On a happier note we are happy to report Damon is okay (though badly bruised). We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back racing next year.

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Well deserved congratulations also go to Neil Ramkissoon of Neil Auto Works who achieved a new personal best of 7.52@188mph in his Haltech-powered 2JZ  Nissan 240SX/S13.

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But the man of the event, without a doubt, was Navin Maraj. Navin’s 2JZ powered R32 GTR caught fire in qualifying after a transmission cooler line burst covering the engine in trans fluid.

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While this would have put a lesser team out of contention, the Medicine Man Racing Team managed to repair the damage and continued to race, eventually setting up an all-Haltech finals against Neil Ramkissoon in the Import Street Outlaw class.

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Navin took the win defying all the odds and proving he has the determination and perserverance to overcome all obstacles.

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“This is what its all about! The fire pushed us to reach the winners circle! We want to send a big shout out to Crispeed Tuned, Haltech ECU as well as Larry from Drag International for making this victory a possibility.”

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Congratulations also to Mr. President who set a new Sport Compact World Record with his 5.96@240.75mph pass.