Hello everyone, Ty McBride here. Its been a while since any of you have received an update. But with College Graduation in Dec, Christmas and finally the big move to Indianapolis IN. life has been kind of hectic! More updates will follow, but please be patient as I am still unpacking and settling into the new home. But I’m back!!! And guess what race fans…drum roll please……………..Its that time of year again when the Teams gear up, warm up and DRIVE. Now, I apologize if my writing skills are atrocious. I have never been much of a write but when you love something you can make the dullest of things (My Writing) shine bright! (I hope!) That being said here’s a short comment right from Wayne Taylor Racing’s own web site. Other Team and Event news will be coming in the near future but please be patient as of right now my family and I are settling into the new environment.
“The brand new No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R – making its first official race appearance this weekend – will start the 55th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona from the outside of the second row after IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying Thursday afternoon at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.”
Summing it up, here is a hyperlink leading to all the action!
VCM Suite is designed for both the home enthusiast and the professional tunershop that tune GM, Ford, and Dodge. The product is easy to use and has many powerful features usually found in custom tuning shop software! Includes VCM Editor, and VCM Scanner!
The VCM Scanner utility is a fully featured OBDII scanning and diagnostic tool. It also allows viewing of vehicle Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC’s) and other vehicle information. Built in VCM controls also supported
Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 or Better
1.5 GHz CPU
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Corvette Owners are a very special bread, the care and love that goes into their Vettes boarders on the obsessive. So why put anything else but quality proven parts that offer a guaranteed performance boost for your C6. Over a year of R&D went into the concept and design of the Snake Charmer Intake. Im not even sure where to begin, Lets start at the Filter
The filter for this unit is a custom design
It is a pleated unit that is washable and reusable just like similar unnamed brands, but that is where all similarities end, the filter features deeper pleats and more pleats per inch than other filters and the peaks and valleys have been opened to further increase flow capacity per square inch. The end result is a very compact high flow filter that will out flow K&Ns of similar dimension by over 30% while actually giving better air filtration, you simply have more filter area that is effective area not dead space.
The latest in fluid dynamic software was used to check the flow path of the snake charmer. The flow is so well balanced into the mass airflow meter that at full speed 180 mph+ the airflow is within 1 mph across the entire circumference of the entrance leading into the air meter, the factory tube is not that good!
Rainwater will not affect this unit, nor will down pours, you will have to submerse the nose of the car.
The unit is formed using two construction processes
The upper is roto molded to ensure a seamless internal aero package leading into the air meter.
The lower scoop is vacuum formed, this has been done to allow us to alter the scoop and its aero-packages to suit specific applications, giving us more flexibility and performance in street or racing use. This ensures maximum performance at all times.
On a dyno without using any special programming you should expect 10-15hp from any cold air kit,but once moving the VR will put all the lost MAP pressure back into the plenum yielding another 17hp by 60mph 19-20by 90-100mph and the way we rate our kits is through a mile Your total power through a mile is about another 22hp plus the dyno hp of 10-15hp,so, on the low side, 32 Rear wheel hp, high side 37 Rear wheel hp. That’s 39- 42hp at the fly wheel through a mile. This power shows up in the testing performance of the unit where we see gains of the following:
3.5 -4 tenths off the mile
+3.5-4mph+ added to the mile trap speeds
+7-10MPH to the cars top speed
That is serious performance considering that is right out of the box, The performance has been maximized with the factory programming so more may be possible with custom tuning and we are working with tuners and racing teams now on such programs, so look for these in the future with a VR program or upgrading to a VR programmer if you already own one such a programmer.
You cant go wrong with this intake for your C6 Corvette. Order today!
Ok! For all my Pontiac Friends out there. McBride Motorsports is proud to offer up the VR-G8 Ram Air System. If you want proven performance for you Pontiac G8 the new Ram Air System is the way to go. At a glance here are some of the benefits of this system.
At a glance: • Produces a real-world 35hp+
• This product is a direct bolt on
• Flows an incredible 1400-2000CFM+! (Depending on the filter used)
• No modification of the vehicle required.
• Unreal throttle response
• Reduces 0-60mph by a full ½ second! (As tested 5.2 stock vs 4.7 & 4.65 best with VR system NO TUNING!) With a tune, we saw 4.4 sec but no grip to go faster.
• Reduces ¼ mile ET by 3 tenths and adds +3mph Minimum
• (NO TUNING) But with Tuning you will see and Increase in HP/TRQ as well as Fuel Efficiency .
If you are looking for some real world performance with a factory look this intake is the best there is!
I am happy to announce our new Partnership with SOULPER4MANCE (Performance / appearance parts company) offering up the brand new Vararam Intake for the 2012-15 Chevy Camaro V8-ZL1. Why go with some cheap Cold Air Intake Kit made in China using cheap parts and filter element when you can not only lower your intake temps lower your intake temps the more dense the intake charge wich equals more Horse Power and Torque! With gains up to 25-35HP and 35-45 Ft.Lbs of Torque with the Tune Model over the Factory and 20-30Hp and 22-35 Ft.Lbs of Torque with the no tune model. That adds up to 3-5 tenths in the 1/4 mile + 3-4 MPH
General features for the new Super Street spec system. The following items were changed:
• The tail/ air box has had over 200cu/inches of volume removed to improve extreme low RPM 1,000-1,600RPM drivability.
• The filter- Here we now use a custom panel filter offering -washable and reusable made by Green USA to VR specs.
• Rifling The MAF – A custom 1/4 inch thick med density Honeycomb MAF screen has been added to both downsize the system and improve flow quality into the MAF at low throttle input. We did not stop there, we went a step further by employing an elliptical neck vs round to further balance the flow across the MAF, this also helps to equalizes velocities in even the most extreme conditions.
• A front wing has been added to control the amount of air entering the system. This features several vortex generators to further aid overall airflow efficiency,
• A heat pad has also been added from the special service package (Police Camaro) This helps deflect the hot radiator heat when the fans are operating. This greatly reduces unwanted heat soak in static conditions.
• Available in Tune and NO Tune models
If you are serious about upgrading the performance of your Camaro the VR-Ram Air Intake is the way to go. At $395.00 shipped to your door the performance gains are worth it. Order yours today!
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Racing and Race Cars in General can be one of the biggest money pits there is. Parts are not cheap, late nights, waiting for delivery of parts, not to mention diagnosing a non factory car when there’s a no start issue. But there is a method to our madness, I can not speak for other drivers out there. But for me, once I am on the track it is all worth the price I paid emotionally, physically and financially. When I am behind the wheel of that car I am free. Its as if the car and I become one, at that point nothing else in life matters. There is no stress, no worries. Its man and machine melded as one, Organic and Mechanical meets the asphalt. Many people spend large amounts of money and time to develop their skills on the track. I have been lucky, for me it has always come naturally. Don’t get me wrong there is always room for improvement. I myself in the next 5 years plan on attending at least two Professional Racing Schools and I would advise anyone who wants to Race on an Amateur, Semi-Pro or Pro level to do the same. Personal and Technical Development both on and off the track is the key to being successful in the Motorsports Lifestyle. Attending a Professional Race School not only gives you the opportunity to get more wheel time, but its always a wonderful way to network, networking can lead to some awesome opportunities in the Motorsports world.
All of that aside lets get back to the money issue. I hate to say it, but I am talking from experience. If you are broke all the time, I would advise you to seek another hobby or form of entertainment especially if you are a family man. I have had to take a couple of steps back from the Motorsports world myself. Its a hard thing to do when you have High Octane Fuel in your blood but it was always for the better. I would advise anyone coming into this world to first sit back and form up a financial plan and budget. BUDGET IS KEY! Budgeting can take away a lot of the shock and stress. I had plan to jump right into the 2016 NASA Super Unlimited Series, I was motivated and ready to dominate. And then I turned my back for a second and my car turned around and pit me right in the behind. It took me almost a month to fully diagnose the problem.
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The EEPROM Chip (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) on my AEM Series 1 Engine Management System (EMS) had decided to go south. Not an easy fix, I could go in depth about the steps I took diagnosing the problem but I will not bore you. All I can say it sucked! When the EEPROM went so did my Idle Air Control (IAC) and Cam Angle Sensor (CAS) With the symptoms my car went through when it died I jumped immediately on the CAS. And sure enough when I tested it, it was bad. My car being a 1990 still uses the first GEN Old style CAS. And with each passing day the get more expensive. I took the hit to my wallet and went ahead and bought a new CAS for the car. I was disappointed to find out that it was not the only issue. I next went on to discover the IAC was bad, again replaced it. It was a full month later before I traced everything back to the EMS. I sent it in and $275.00 Later in repairs the car was up and running again. But I had to abandon my goals for a 2016 season as the series had already started. Its all part of the game and the price we pay. I have future plans to upgrade to a AEM Series 2 and a new wiring harness so that I can update some of the technology on the car. Not only to maintain a competitive edge but as a way to cut down on maintenance costs. The car was running beautiful and smooth up until everything took a nose dive. There were no symptoms or ticks leading up to it. So as you can see, when you start taking a car and modifying it for the track things can go south real fast and you need to not only be prepared for it. But have a nice little bit of funding set aside for situations such as this. Just some things to keep in mind for when you get into this sport/hobby. For everything that has gone wrong, all the money I spent, sleepless nights, cuts and bruises to my ego. I would change anything. Its a lifestyle a hobby and a sport. And I love it right down to my score and soul. Thank you. Hope all you race fans and enthusiasts have a wonderful week and remember. Be Safe, Keep it on the track
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For anyone interested in DSM I would advise you to visit the site link below. This forum is full of knowledgeable member who will really help you out with your Eclipse, Talon or Laser
I want to apologize in advance to any and all who come back to my page hoping for new articles and updates surrounding the Motorsports World. Life has gotten crazy and it got away from me for a bit. But I am working on a brand new article surrounding some of my background and life involving the Motorsports Life. Please stay tuned and remember. Be Safe, Keep it on the Track!
Road America, what else is there to say? This has got to be one of my most favorite road courses in the US. In my Racing Experience I haven’t been lucky enough or had the opportunity to get wheel time on some of the more famous tracks around the nation. Don’t get me wrong, I love our smaller local road courses. In fact, I am a firm believer that Semi Pro and Club Racing are the back bone of our entire Motorsports Community, but driving on one of the more famous, larger tracks is like comparing Earth to Mars!
Road America is one of the few Larger Pro Tracks I have been lucky enough to get track time on. And even though there are not as many twists and turns as some other tracks there are some high speed straightaways that can really upper the butt puckering factor when entering and exiting the turns or dealing with elevation changes. I could go into detail about utilizing the rumble strips, or down hill breaking and changes in elevation. But nothing I could put into words would provide the type of experience or create that visual you are looking for. Luckily for you I found a video that will put into your mind everything I am trying to say. So take a ride with Joey Hand in the No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT.
It used to be one of the most frustrating things about moving to a new area is finding out the locations of the local tracks and list of events. But thanks to the Internet these days, such information is just a key stroke away. I recently moved to the Denver CO area, and immediately started googling all the local race tracks. Some I have heard of like Pikes Peak International Raceway. Others I have had track time on such as Pueblo Motorsports Park, Not to mention some other famous tracks such as Bandimere Raceway where NHRA events are held. But I was able to find a newer track, One I have never heard of, High Plains Raceway (HPR)
When I first came across HPR’s website I was immediately impressed with not only the lay out of the track but also by the fact that this track is a completely dedicated Road Course Track. The variety of options this track provides is insane. From Club Semi Pro/Professional Racing, Open Track days, Private Track Rentals to Test and Tune even the most inexperienced driver has access to wheel time.
I will be attending the Motorcycle Races Sept 16-17, It will be my first experience at this track and I am really excited. With smaller race tracks of all types closing at an alarming rate due to encroachment by housing/business developers who’s homeowners maliciously attack these tracks at a local and state level until they are forced to close their gates. It is imperative that everyone gets out their and supports their local tracks Or I fear we will have no place to race eventually and you WILL see a rise in illegal street racing. Stay safe everyone and I hope to see you at the track.
High Plains Raceway Contact Info
Track Information Hotline:
Call 303-769-4771Track Manager: Glenn Conser Phone: 970-215-6040 Email Us
Hows it going Race Fans and Automotive Enthusiasts? I would like to take a minute to talk about one of the local specialty shops here in the Denver CO, area.
Corvette Connection eats, breaths and lives for Corvettes. It doesn’t matter what you are looking for when it comes to your Corvette, this shop has it all. My first experience with Corvette Connection was at the Denver Auto Show. Their booth was Professionally and Tastefully done, the president and founder Rich Lenhart was friendly and engaging. Rich answered many of my questions and knows his stuff. He is a Honest and Truthful person with a great personality.
Their shop located at 5380 N. Washington St. is clean neat and organized. My first impression of Corvette Connection was their strive for perfection from dyno Tuning, custom body & paint work and performance parts installation this shop turns out high quality work that is borderline OCD. Corvette Connection has been around since 1988 and their employees are highly skilled, you can be assured that your car is in excellent hands whenever they are working on your baby. But don’t take my word for it! Check out their website just click the link below or swing by the shop and see for yourself. You wont regret it and I am almost certain you will become customer for life