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FR Shootout 2013: Full Story

Rear-wheel-drive tuners face off at Willow Springs Raceway

Text By , Photography by Henry Z. De Kuyper,

Forced Induction Final Results

1st Overall
1st Forced Induction Class

Will Wattanawongkiri Racing
1990 Nissan 240SX (S13)

Best Lap: 1:23.592

Owner: Will Wattanawongkiri

Driver: Will Wattanawongkiri

Output: 319 whp/339 lb-ft

Engine Modifications: Stock NA SR20DE; S15 turbo; AEM EMS; upgraded fuel delivery

Drivetrain/Transmission: 5MT; Nismo 1.5-way LSD, 4.3 final drive; Exedy Stage 2 clutch; Toda lightweight flywheel

Suspension: Tein Flex, Tein EDFC, strut tower bar, tension rod, power brace, inner/outer tie rod; sway bars; roll center adjusters; full adjustable suspension arms/linkage; rear lower arm bar; suspension bushings; fender brace

Aero: Voltex wing; custom front splitter

Brakes: Wilwood 4-pot calipers (front); Z32 2-pot calipers (rear); stainless steel braided lines; Z32 master cylinder

Wheels: 18x10.5 +12 offset Gram Lights 57DR

Tires: 285/30-18 Continental Extreme Contact DW

Vehicle History: "This 240SX was the first 240SX that I've ever owned, and it's been with me for the past 10 years. I learned to drift in it, and then it became a dedicated canyon car. Then it hung out on the driveway for quite a while until I started building a Nissan 240SX up again for the track back in early 2012. The FR chassis was the ideal platform to start with and with the immense success seen in all kinds of racing (especially in Japan), I felt confident in my decision. I started taking my 240SX out to the track and quickly realized that it was in need of a lot of work to compete at the levels I intended. The build was on. Engine swap, coilovers, wheels, tires, and 'cage—it was all coming together. Knowing that I needed to catch up with everyone else in a very short time, late nights and long weeks were a common occurrence. Now it was about more than finding the extra second in myself, I also had to build the next second into the car. It taught me a lot about cars and in some ways about driving as well. It has been an uphill battle, to say the least. Competing regularly with cars that have twice the power and teams with years of time invested, somehow I have found a way to not only keep up, but also frequently stand atop that magnificent podium."

2nd Overall
2nd Forced Induction Class

Church Automotive Testing/DG Spec
2000 Honda S2000 (AP1)

Best Lap: 1:24.040

Owner: Shawn Church

Driver: Craig Stanton

Output: 490 whp /310 lb-ft at 17 psi (Dynapak)

Engine: Stock F20C block/head; Kraftwerks supercharger at 17 psi; DeatschWerks 1,300cc injectors; Walbro 400-lph fuel pump; AQ Motorsports 3-gallon surge tank; Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump, regulator, Toda header, adjustable cam gears; custom test pipe; stock exhaust piping/mufflers; Afterhours Automotive 3-inch intake; IPS forced-induction cams; Hondata EMS, K-Pro, programmable traction control (tuned by Church Automotive); E85 fuel

Drivetrain/Transmission: Stock AP1 gearing (trans and diff); ACT HD pressure plate/Toda clutch disc; OS Giken LSD; The Driveshaft Shop axles; Hasport differential mounts; Mugen engine mounts; Torco RGF; and SGO transmission and differential fluid

Suspension: Omnipower coilovers (10kg/mm front - 8kg/mm rear); Eibach adjustable front sway bar; custom DG Spec/Dezod sway bar links and ball joints; alignment by West End Alignment; track setup by DG Spec

Exterior: APR GT wing (track use only)

Brakes: Stock rotors/calipers; Motul RBF fluid; Carbotech XP12/XP10 brake pads

Wheels: 17x9 (front) 17x10 (rear) 949 Racing 6ULR

Tires: 255/40-17 (front) 275/40-17 (rear) Continental Extreme Contact DW

Vehicle History: "I purchased this S2000 new in March of 2000. It is probably my favorite car among all that I have owned, and I will never sell it. Oscar Jackson got me into a Kraftwerks supercharger not long after the kit was originally released about four to five years ago, and we haven't looked back. With the original kit on 91-octane it made about 340 hp at 9 psi. We've since changed the pulley three different times, stepping up finally to 17 psi and nearly 500 whp on E85—still on the original engine! It's done top speed runs, drag racing, autocross, and more, but road course lapping is still my favorite. The suspension is very basic because the car is primarily a street car. This year we added an OS Giken LSD and changed the suspension geometry around a lot. Dan Gardner, driver Craig Stanton, and the crew at DG Spec were instrumental in setting up the car for the track—especially the LSD, which they have a ton of experience with in World Challenge racing. I can't forget to thank all my friends at Hondata, DeatschWerks, 949 Racing, OS Giken, Dezod, Afterhours Automotive, West End Alignment, and, of course, Oscar Jackson for his continued help."

3rd Overall
3rd Forced Induction Class

Sportcar Motion
2005 Honda S2000 (AP2)

Best Lap 1:24.288

Owner: Howard Cheng

Driver: Jeff Ringer

Output: 330 hp/250 lb-ft

Engine Modifications: Stock F22 engine; Science of Speed supercharger kit at 6 psi; Forged Motorsports custom intercooler kit by Design Craft Fabrication; J's Racing Ti 60mm exhaust

Drivetrain/Transmission: ACT street/strip clutch

Suspension: Koni struts; Hypercoil springs

Aero: Voltex Type 7 wing; ASM front bumper; Spoon diffuser; custom splitter; Harddog rollbar

Brakes: Spoon mono-block calipers (front); Project Mu Club Racer brake pads

Wheels: 18x9.5 +64 offset (front) 18x10.5 +70 offset (rear) CCW Classic

Tires: 255/35-18 (front) 285/30-18 (rear) Continental Extreme Contact DW

Vehicle History: "We owned the car for two years and primarily used it for Sportcar Motion R&D. This S2000 is a ongoing project car with plans for a K24 swap following the FR Shootout."

4th Overall
4th Forced Induction Class

Innovate Motorsports
2013 Scion FR-S

Best Lap: 1:25.308

Owner: Innovate Motorsports

Driver: Jeff Westphal

Output: 235 whp/200 lb-ft

Engine Modifications: Innovate Motorsports Twin Screw Intercooled Supercharger System; Borla equal-length header with Innovate LC-2 wideband controllers on each cylinder; Borla mid-pipe with cat added, cat-back exhaust system with rear diffuser, Koyo radiator; K&N drop-in air filter; Innovate Motorsports Ecutek ECU calibration

Drivetrain/Transmission: Stock clutch, stock transmission

Suspension: Robispec KW V3 coilovers, front control arms, bumpsteer correctors, alignment, and corner balancing; ST Suspension rear antisway bar; Ground Control Camber/Caster plates

Aero: APR GT-250 rear wing with Robispec trunk supports; APR GT3 mirrors

Brakes: Essex Sprint Competition front brake kit; AP Racing calipers; OEM rear brakes

Wheels: 18x9.5 Gram Lights 57DR

Tires: 255/36-18 Continental Extreme Contact DW

Vehicle History: "Despite the graphics and bright orange wheels, our FR-S is a true street car and daily driver. All the modifications are readily available bolt-on parts. Robispec and KW provided suspension that is both street and track worthy while the Innovate supercharger provides great torque to improve the driving experience at any rpm. This vehicle was purchased new to support the development of our Twin Screw supercharger system for FT86 vehicles. Since we bought it, we've had the car out at many track days for durability testing, including many days with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees F. In addition to track testing, we estimate the car has undergone over 200 dyno pulls. Overall, we've had a lot of fun with the car and look forward to further development of this great platform.

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49 comments
Vane Love
Vane Love

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Grant Fritz
Grant Fritz

Amie Magruder, this spoiler would look dope on your car!

Aidan Lacombe
Aidan Lacombe

I love willow springs. Esp streets of willow.

Malik Ali
Malik Ali

like the best page for cars and bikes --- > The Beast Lovers

Angel Garcia
Angel Garcia

Congrats Will I'm going to have my.bro get a copy and have you sign it for me. :-)

Andy Lu
Andy Lu

One lap to warm up the tires, and a hot lap is all it takes to win. lol Good job!

Linda Collins
Linda Collins

my car from the show burn notice is still cooler

Daniel Young
Daniel Young

Will Wattanawongkiri made import tuner. Heck yeah thats awesome. Keep on working hard Will.

Alex Saroeun
Alex Saroeun

WWR Will Wattanawongkiri Racing Will Wattanawongkiri

Vince Paquet
Vince Paquet

Hope there's a RB30DETT or a Chevy LSX 454R

Ovidiu Croitoru
Ovidiu Croitoru

omffggg c koi ses roues la Mark Jacob Karl Guillaume non c pas des te37..

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