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Trackside: Weekend Warriors

It was a busy weekend for Haltech drivers and Haltech-controlled cars with PBs, records and race wins all over the globe. Here is a quick recap…

AUSTRALIA

Willowbank Raceway played host to the Kenda Tires 660 Drag Radial Series last weekend and there was no shortage of Haltech cars in the finals across all classes.

Dale Heiler proved too strong for the competition in the Outlaw Radial class.

Driving his twin-turbo, big block Holden Commodore Dale not only ran a PB of [email protected] but ended the day by winning the class!

Dale’s Holden uses an Elite 2500 + REM setup to run his 16 injector system and a Haltech IQ3 logger dash.


Seems like the Kenda 660 favoured guys called “Dale” as Dale Duffy won the Radial Renegade class in his Haltech-controlled Holden Torana.

Tuned by Justin from Horsepower Solutions, Dale’s Torana uses the Elite 2500.


Nathan Farrugia was the Top Qualifier and had the lowest ETs in the Outlaw 275 in his twin-turbo, big block RX-3. This earned him the Best 275 Car trophy.

Proving you don’t need a big block to be competitive at Kenda 660, Phil Penny won the Outlaw 235 class in his 2JZ powered Honda S600.

Congratulations to all the winners and all the Haltech-controlled cars competing at the event. Haltech is a proud sponsor and supporter of the Kenda 660 Drag Radial Series.


Ben Bray recorded a new PB of [email protected] in his 1FZ powered Toyota Solara.

Ben uses Haltech’s Elite 2500 + REM combo to control his 2000hp monster.


NORTH AMERICA

Across the globe in North America, Mike Jovanis won his 9th NMRA True Street at Maple Grove, PA with an 8.047 average.

Mike is now qualified for the King of the Street Shootout which is an 8 car invitational shootout that will take place at the Bowling Green World Finals.

Mike and Haltech go a long way back with Mike’s car being one of the first Mustangs to use the Elite 2500.


Donta “Ricky Bobby” Delaine won the Small Block 28/275 class in Steele, Alabama.

The “Blue Magic” Malibu is owned by Geral Bridges and tuned by Eric Kenward. The small block is controlled by Haltech’s VMS-T.


Canadian Dal Sangha was the top qualifier at Door Wars VII with a [email protected] pass. He then went on to reset his PB with a 5.78 pass and ending up taking the Runner-Up trophy after getting a highly controversial red light decision in the finals.

“Haltech Elite is working flawlessly and Kenny Lutz has been a great addition to our team doing his magic all remotely from his home!”

Dal’s Mustang is powered by a twin-turbo Hemi with Haltech’s Elite 2500T in control.


Jon Rogers from Import Drag Solutions won the stickshift class at the Street Car Takeover in Charlotte, NC.


James Houghton reset the Time Attack outright track record at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with a 1:18.7 lap time.

“We’ve had lots of great setup happening through remote logging in from Haltech. That along with the mechanical setup changes helped us break the track record.”


LYFE Motorsport team brought 3 Haltech-controlled Sierra cars to the annual Pikes Peak Hillclimb.

With a star driver (Aaron Kaufman, Cole Powelson and Paul Gerrard) in each cockpit, the cars showed plenty of promise in practice.

Paul Gerrard was able to post the fastest time over the weather-shortened half length course with a time of 4:53.6, beating 20 other competitors. He even bested the times of 14 more competitors who ran the full course under much better conditions over the first two sectors!


EUROPE

Sparks were flying at the Mantorp raceway as Team Revline entered the Swedish Time Attack record books by smashing the circuit’s lap record.

With a pro driver Alx Denielsson behind the wheel, the Revline Porsche shaved over half a second off the long-standing lap record for a unibody/non tube cars.

With the lap record under their belt, the team went on to take the title of “King of Mantorp” as well as the fastest outright car at the Time Attack Festival.

Revline Porsche is using a Haltech Elite 2500 ECU.


Competing at the Hill Climb Gorjanci 2019, Matej Grudnik scored his first victory on the very first outing in his new hill climb car.

Matej’s hillclimb Renault Clio E1 uses Haltech’s Elite 1500 to control the engine (with a variable intake camshaft), DBW, boost control and rally style anti-lag. A cabin mounted rotary trim switch lets Matej adjust his launch RPM.

The ECU also controls the electronic XAP shifter on the sequential gearbox along with a steering wheel mounted paddle shifter.

Tuned and prep’d by ECU Performance in Vienna.


How was your Haltech Weekend? Score a win, a place or just had a great time? Let us know on the socials using the hashtag #haltechweekend!