Performance Racing Industry 2014: PART 3


The PTE turbos sit low behind the front wheels.  We also are running a turbo setup with twin PTE wastegates on our Project Supra.

The Brown & Miller Racing Solutions—or BMRS—booth was showing off its professional race hoses and fittings.  They offered a lot of clean, heavy-duty packages for tight fittings, and I was amazed at how many parts there were laying around for people to play with.  In fact, many booths were like this.  There was so much trust, and it was nice to see.

Sadev transmissions is a 40-year-old France-based company, dedicated to making high end two-wheel and 4-wheel-drive racing transmissions and differentials.  However, they also have a hub in Mooresville, North Carolina.  While a variety of Sadev gearboxes can be found in road racing, ice racing, and racecars in 24hr endurance events, Sadev is probably most well known in Rally racing.  In fact, after 10 years of supplying transmissions to a variety of S1600 and FIA 2000 Rally champion cars, it sealed the deal to supply World Rally Championship cars with its transmissions in 2011.

Weld Racing has this 1966 Chevy II beast on display, with a 565ci (9.6-liter) V8 boosted by twin 88mm Precision Turbos.  At 3500-lb, this sucker ran a 9.63 quarter-mile at 211.6 MPH, and has been crowned the Hot Rod Drag Week champion no less than 5 times!

Here’s a shot showing how low the PTE 88mm turbos sit.


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