Monday, February 28, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Braselton, GA (Feb 27, 2011)
The Inaugural Race for the US GT Championship sanctioned by the North American Road Racing Association (NARRA) has Viper drivers scratching their heads. Where did these Corvettes come from?
The US GT Championship is an exciting grid of GT class racing cars including Vipers, Porsches, Lambos (Lamborghinis), Ferraris, Corvettes, BMWs. Hosted by North America’s most recognizable TV car guy, Tom Hnatiw, the US GT Series will be produced as web broadcasts and will be shot exclusively with GoPro Cameras. The series will also host coverage of the Dodge Viper Cup on the Versus network. NARRA offers unique and leading edge High-Performance Driving Schools and the Challenge HPDE Series programs along with their Racing Leagues.
The GT race brought out a fury of skilled drivers boasting credentials from World Challenge, Grand-Am, and American LeMans Series with names like Curran, Wittmer, Whelen, and Jackson. By the end, the Vette-Viper Wars had ignited and several local Corvette racers brought the heat.
The Corvette firestorm was led by Reese Cox in the MTI Racing C6R posting a laptime of 1:26.2. With the top 5 cars qualifying within 1 second of each other, Reese knew this was going to be a knife fight. Another note to consider was that the top Viper was a prototype ACR-X built for the American LeMans Series.
With a great jump at the start, the MTI Racing C6R of Reese Cox took the lead into Turn 1, chased by group of really angry Vipers. If snakes had claws, they would have ripped his rear bumper off. As the race goes on, Reese’s Corvette was able to pull away from the Viper of Ben Keating, with Kuno Wittmer hot on Keating’s tail.
When Turn 6 was oiled down by a prior engine failure, Cox and Keating got sideways while the Yellow caution flag waves in desperation to the rest of the field. Here comes controversy. No good race is without controversy. As Cox and Keating go off and come back on the track, Wittmer passes the two front running cars. Did he pass under Yellow or not? The officials were undecided, so the Pace Car picked up Reese as first with Keating as second. When the green flag resumed, officials mistakenly realized that Wittmer passed the pacecar and was shown as 1 lap ahead of the front running cars. Wittmer was given the checkered flag. Controversy? Hmmm….
“The MTI Racing Corvette did awesome today”, says Reese Cox. “I don’t know what happened there during their ruling, but we had a great time, and it was a lot of fun being here”.
The MTI Racing C6R Corvette:
Engine: RHS/MTI Racing LSX engine built in-house by MTI Machine
Suspension: Penske Corvette coilover setup custom-valved by MTI Racing
Transmission: Pfitzner/Keisler Dog Ring Transmission by MTI Racing
Brakes: Brembo Gran Turismo System for Corvette
Exhaust: American Racing Corvette Z06 Headers with modified muffler exits
Wheels: Forgeline Wheels for Corvette
Tires: Hoosier Tires
For more information on road racing Corvette parts, please visit www.MTIRacing.com. To learn more about NARRA visit www.NARRAonline.com.
Here are some of the Corvettes that helped lay the smackdown on the Vipers...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
5TH GEN CAMARO
Braselton, GA (Feb 27, 2011)
5th Gen Camaro selected as Pace Car of the Inaugural Race for the US GT Championship sanctioned by the North American Road Racing Association (NARRA).
The 2010 Camaro of MTI Racing was selected to lead the field of Championship racecars at the 1st annual NARRA US GT Championship held at Road Atlanta. Driven by Chief Race Steward Terry Earwood, the MTI Racing Camaro was the perfect choice to control the pack of drivers itching to tear down the back straightaway at over 170mph.
Pace Car driver Earwood says, “Wow! I wish I had my helmet, I would’ve stayed out there and joined with the other cars!”
According to MTI Racing, the Camaro is equipped with a unique “Twin Charged” 1000hp engine. Twin 61mm rear-mount turbos feed a Magnuson TVS2300 Supercharger, blowing through a 6.2L LS3 engine with American Racing Headers. The Camaro also sports a host of suspension upgrades by MTI Racing.
The US GT Championship is an exciting grid of GT class racing cars including Vipers, Porsches, Lambos (Lamborghinis), Ferraris, Corvettes, BMWs. Hosted by North America’s most recognizable TV car guy, Tom Hnatiw, the US GT Series will be produced as web broadcasts and will be shot exclusively with GoPro Cameras. The series will also host coverage of the Dodge Viper Cup on the Versus network.
For more information on 5th Gen Camaro performance, please visit www.MTIRacing.com. To learn more about NARRA visit www.NARRAonline.com.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
New 5th Gen Camaros from all over the country attended the annual event at Little Talladega Grand Prix Raceway. Nestled among the farmlands of Eastern Alabama, the 1.4 mile road course provided excitement and adrenalin for participants to run their American musclecars in a safe, casual setting. Ahhhh, the sound of horsepower in the morning makes for a great day!
Camaro drivers enjoyed an asphalt buffet of track driving all day long. Some drivers had to refuel several times before the day was done. MTI Racing also provided pace cars, a driving brochure and a couple of instructors to ride along with novices, to help them improve their driving skills. MTI Racing owner Reese Cox gave ride-a-longs in the 700hp Magnacharger Camaro as well as the Corvette Racecar. By the end of the day, most drivers improved their speeds and have the skills to become better drivers at home.
In the afternoon, a suspicious character called "the Stag" appeared to challenge anyone who dares to beat his laptimes. The Stag is a "Man-in-Black" villain, possessing illustrious driving talents, who can wring Formula 1 laptimes from a Yugo. He doesn't speak, he lets his driving do the talking. The Stag posted a laptime of 1:05.7 in the MTI Camaro. Then a battle ensued to knock the Stag off the leaderboard. The most valiant effort was given by Gary Pruyne in his Supercharged Camaro at 1:09. Worthy of recognition, but the Stag still reigns supreme.
Kooks Custom Headers sponsored a $250 Gift Certificate to be give away in a random drawing. After the collection box was shaken, and the winning ticket pulled, the Kooks Custom Headers Gift Certificate was awarded to Mike (Michael's Maro) Rafanan. Since he already has headers on his Camaro, Michael is going to install Kooks Headers on his Escalade SUV.
In the end, all Camaro drivers, spouses, and children had a great time at the MTI Racing Camaro Fest. It was a trackday extravaganza for most, and a glorious sunny day of relaxation for others. Either way, we look back on each moment of the day and laugh at the fun times with good friends. We look forward to doing the event again next year.
Thanks for the memories!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Sale Ends Monday 10/25/2010 - Forgeline Wheels 20% OFF - From Forgeline's Best Dealer
Shoot an email over to Stephen @ MTIracing dot com and we can go over all the styles, colors, and options for you! Order deposits must be in to MTI Racing by 5pm EST Monday Oct 25th.
Forgeline wheels are designed for strength and performance. The knowledge gained over the last 15 years is reflected in the product. Our competition wheel, the ZX3R, uses titanium bolts and military-spec lightweight jet-nuts to reduce weight in the most critical point - the perimeter of the wheel. The forged wheel center also has unnecessary aluminum removed to reduce the weight as much as possible without sacrificing strength. And to optimize further, the rim material is lighter and stronger with the use of 6061-T6 aluminum.
With options like custom offsets, titanium bolts, custom center colors, jet nuts, and your choice of polished, painted or powder-coated finishes, you will get a wheel that looks as good as it performs. Each and every Forgeline wheel consistently delivers the highest strength, quality and performance in a styled and lightweight package for your specific application.
What does this mean to you? Whether on the track or the street these are the highest-quality, best-looking wheels on the market.
The sale is on ALL Forgeline styles.Shoot an email over to Stephen@ MTIracing dot com and we can go over all the styles, colors, and options for you! A deposit of 50% down must be received by MTI Racing by 5pm EST on Monday Oct 25th.
Click HERE To View More Forgeline Wheels
|Forgeline DE3P Our latest release, the DE3P, incorporates a classic eight spoke mesh design with over half of the assembly hardware hidden. Spokes that reach all the way to the rim give this design a whole dimension. Each wheel is built with forged 6061 T6 centers, 6061 T6 spun rim halves, stainless steel aircraft-grade fasteners, and feature a powder coated or chrome finish with a polished, powder coated or chromed lip. The DE3P is available in sizes from 18x7.5 to 20x15. Since each wheel built is to order, Forgeline can offer special features like custom offsets, and a choice of center finishes. Click HERE to read More.|
|Forgeline GA3R After over 20 years of involvement with teams of virtually every sports car racing organization in the world, we have learned what it takes to produce a racing wheel that can withstand the fierce conditions of the sport. This knowledge has been applied to our latest and greatest, simply put - the best wheel we have ever made - the GA3R. Our new "I-Beamed Spoke" technology reduces weight and applies additional strength in rigidity within the spokes of the wheel. The hidden titanium assembly hardware not only gives it a smooth clean look, but also functions to ease the efforts of cleaning the wheel. In addition, the GA3R features an enlarged open center area for quick and easy lug nut removal, critical for quick pit stops. Another feature of the GA3R is the design of the center allows plenty of room for caliper clearance for that extreme brake fitment. We have also employed a new, proprietary, fast drying, super strength sealer for quick and easy repairs as well as it being highly resistant to leaks. And of course, the GA3R is produced using our traditional forging method utilizing 6061-T6 aluminum with heat-treated rim-shells. Just like any FORGELINE wheel, the GA3R will be fully customizable in fitment and finish, including center-lock applications. Click HERE to read More.|
Monday, August 9, 2010
MTI RACING SIX SHOOTER CORVETTE SHIFTER
Fits C6 and C6 Z06 Corvette
This Corvette short throw shifter is specifically engineered to deliver a shorter throw without added effort. For many, one drawback of other shifters is difficulty entering certain gears. Our MTI Racing Six Shooter design does not rely on bias springs and therefore minimizes the effort to enter reverse or the 5-6 gate. Rather than adding unnecessary resistance we focus on synergy with the transmission. It is the culmination of a relentless search for a Corvette shifter that would overcome the drawbacks we have witnessed in other shifters.
In designing this Corvette short shifter we started from scratch, re-examining the material selection for every component and how each piece interfaces in the assembly. It is the only Corvette short shifter that fits exactly like stock, including a tight seal around the factory closeout boot without modification. Also unlike any other aftermarket shifter, our new shifter has an integral dust boot over the shifter mechanism; it's not an afterthought or complete omission like most.
Be sure to take a look http://www.mtiracing.com/Purchase/2005-2009-C6-Corvette/C6-Corvette-Transmission-Driveline-Parts/MTI-Racing-Six-Shooter-Corvette-Short-Shifter.html
Brake with confidence! MTI Racing Camaro stainless steel brake line kit made specifically for the 2010 Camaro. Hi performance, D.O.T. approved, direct bolt-on replacement. Constructed of stainless steel braid with silicone covering. Reduces braking distance, no more spongy brake pedal feel. Will not interfere with the ABS braking system. Lifetime warranty. Comes in Red or Blue.
These brake lines will benefit you in three ways:
1) Your stopping distance will shorten due to the immediate brake pressure on the caliper. No lagtime associated with factory rubber brake lines.
2) Your brake pedal feel is improved. Pedal modulation is significantly better.
3) The colored lines look cool.
MTI Racing supplies the brake lines for Grand-Am, European Racing, and Camaro Club Racers in the US. They are perfect for street or track and a great compliment to upgraded brake systems.