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The wheels are beautiful Volk Racing TE-37SL’s wearing Yokohama AD08Rs with upgraded Wilwood front brake calipers and he’s using Motul RBF660 brake fluid. His suspension is Koni Race Shocks with Eibach springs and Ground Control sleeves. This is coupled with Kingpin Machine spherical bearings and Skunk 2 front and rear camber arms. This rubber and braking power is required to keep the built B18C5 motor’s power on the track.


Chris has been working extensively with his dad, Michael, in getting the car set up. His dad is usually at the track with him also, supporting him in his races. Great to see!

Inside the B18C5 you will find Eagle rods connected to Wiseco pistons. Chris is running Type R cams with Toda Valve springs, Toda cam gears, and Ferrea valves and retainers – all lubricated with Motul 300V. The engine requires ID 1000 injectors and fuel is consistently available with the use of a Radium Engineering surge tank and a Bosch 044 pump.  Power is sent to the wheels via an S80 transmission, OS Giken Differential, Clutchmasters stage 4 clutch, and his gear lube is Motul Gear 300LS. All of this is cooled by an incredibly efficient CSF full sized radiator. Chris is looking to be in the neighbourhood of 500 WHP with this new setup.


This is a beautiful car and it will make an impression at Road Atlanta with Global Time Attack.

Another competitor who has not crossed the border for Global Time Attack since 2013 is Jimmy Houghton (pronounced ‘howe-ton’) and he is looking forward to getting his Acura Integra Type R back on the track in the States. At Buttonwillow Jimmy captured second place in Limited FWD in the fall of 2013.


At Buttonwillow with Global Time Attack, Jimmy brought home second place in Limited FWD in 2013.

Here in Ontario Jimmy has captured some first place positions with Ontario Time Attack and holds several class track records with CSCS. At Toronto Motorsports Park he has the Street FWD and Unlimited FWD records, at CTMP DDT he holds the Unlimited FWD record, and at Grand Bend Motorplex the Unlimited FWD record is his. You may want to read up on his build for 2014 in my article Attacking Time.


The livery changed late in the season in 2014. Over the winter months there have been several massive changes, from braking power to supercharger upgrades.

The winter season has also been one of upgrades for the Type R. With the support of R-Division, his race team, they have replaced his front splitter with a Boersma Racing carbon one. This ties in nicely with the homemade canards and the Special Projects side skirts and rear wing. Jimmy is entering his second season running Carbotech XP20 front brake pads with Carbotech XP10 rear pads. As the power in his car increases, he has also recognized the need for more braking power. The pad compound has not changed, but since he installed a StopTech front caliper setup with 328 x 28 two piece rotors he has installed the much beefier Carbotech CT609 XP20 brake pads. He was very impressed with how this combination worked at CTMP from about 110 mph to 55 mph required to navigate the Moss Corner hairpin!


Jimmy was testing the Type R at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on the Grand Prix track. This high speed track with extremely fast corners allowed a full test of the power, aero, and braking upgrades. The unofficial times were faster than any production based model has gone in recorded Time Attack events.


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