Performance Racing Industry 2014: PART 2


Innovate’s new solenoid 4 BAR boost controller features simple-use, intelligent boost control with built-in wideband, and it features interchangeable bezels and faceplates for a custom look as well.  You can also program in a shift light, and it has a user-programmable boost cut using air-fuel and boost pressure.

The SCG-1 gauge gauge also features Innovate's patented DirectDigital wideband sensor control, which the company reports is the only 100% digital wideband air/fuel ratio technology. 


K1 Technologies had some nice connecting rods on display.  These rods are known for being affordable, yet very strong.  In fact, we’re running these rods on our Project Supra, which has hit our 800whp goal (oops, did I just let the cat out of the bag?).  In this picture is a new K1 I-beam rod for the Nissan SR20 engine.

While Earl’s needs no introduction for its widely used fittings, their fuel filters also looked pretty high level.  They’re machined from T6-6061 aluminum for strength, and the bodies and caps are black class 2 bright dip anodized and clear anodized, respectively, for corrosion resistance.

With Earl’s fuel filters you can choose between 10-, 40-, and 100-micron filtration, and the fuel filter sizes themselves range from 100 GPH (389 LPH) all the way to 460 LPH (1790 LPH) for high horsepower race applications.


NOS…”I need NOS!”  That old Fast-and-Furious line by the late Paul Walker will never get old.  Nitrous Oxide Systems is featuring here its “Dry” CrossHair plate nitrous system for ultimate street class on the left, it’s Pro “2-stage” plate system in the middle, and its CrossHair plate system on the right.

I'm sad to report that, after nearly 15 years in this business, I’ve yet to experience a nitrous-boosted vehicle.  Indeed, the closest thing I've come to experiencing NOS is its octane booster–which I actually tested on the dyno 17 years ago on a slightly knocking E36 M3 tuned on 93 but running on CA's 91 octane (and it worked!)–and its energy drink which, in my opinion, actually tastes pretty good!


Ohlins suspension systems are super nice to gawk at.  Pictured here are some of its racing coil-overs for Rally, Open-wheel and Prototype racecars.

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