The third annual Modified Magazine Tuner Shootout took place at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Arizona. Eleven teams competed for the top spot.
GST Motorsports returned to defend its overall and AWD class titles, Hasport (last year’s FWD class winner) joined forces with Tage Evanson and his K24-powered EG Civic (last year’s FWD runner-up) and RWD champ ScienceofSpeed returned as well, this time with an immaculately prepared Acura NSX. Perennial front-runners Crawford Performance and Factor X Motorsports Development were also back, and with first-timers Forged Performance and its R35 GT-R, Ksport and its turbocharged DC5 Integra Type-R, AFI Performance and its turbocharged S2000, Sportcar Motion and its all-motor EG Civic, and YimiSport/Full-Race and its GRB Impreza STI, it was anybody’s guess who might come out on top.
Forged Performance dragged their mildly modified Nissan R35 GT-R to the event,and finished third overall and third in AWD class.
Engine HKS Legamax exhaust, racing center pipe and EVC 6 boost controller; AAM downpipe, Forged calibrated ECU via COBB AccessPORT
Suspension and Brakes JRZ triple adjustable dampers, Hyperco springs, Cobb antiroll bars, AP Racing J-hook rotors, Carbotech XP16 brake pads
Wheels and Tires Volk RE30 19x10" (f) and 19x11" (r) wheels, Toyo R888 305/30-19 tires
Interior Racetech driver seat, Schroth racing harness, partial removed interior
Chandler had a freak bout of downpour that really threw a wrench into the contest. The Autocross was done in several inches of water, and the dragstrips traction was adversely effected.
Source : Modified Magazine