Some of the unique cars didn't stop at just the HPDE. This S10 was driven by Bill Speed and competes in Autocross, Rallycross (autocross on dirt type), Drag Racing, and Time Attack.
It's powered by a mostly stock GM LS engine, which is right at home in the mini-truck. However, this swap put it in the Modified RWD class. It also features a Top Loader 4-speed transmission, and a CFR Radiator.
The suspension wasn't really messed with on the S10 save for this massive looking front swaybar. Well, massive for what you normally find on the S10. With the fact it runs a Pre-Runner front bumper and stock suspension, you'd expect it would also plow the front end into the wall from understeer or if you've ever driven a small pickup you'd expect the rear end to be super light, but Bill reports that the truck is actually very neutral.
You'll probably be surprised that the truck doesn't act weird with no front downforce because of the Pre-Runner front bumper, but that may be due to the lack of a tailgate, too. The Black Widow exhaust is proudly displayed in the bed while the pipes dump out of the off road bed sides.
Those front and rear off road fenders are used because the truck runs on massive Asanti multi-piece wheels. How massive? The Falken Azenis tires measure a whopping 315/30R18, front and rear! Bill's best time for the weekend was a 2:08.863 with some transmission issues.
To compare his times against our MPTCC Tuner Under Class that drove on this same track, Race 6 saw Richie Ho turn a time of 1:58.299 on this same track in a fully prepared Scion FR-S by APM Racing. That's a difference of nearly 10 seconds, but again we're talking about a truck that had transmission issues, too. Bill's time was about 24 seconds slower than the winning time of the weekend.
I kind of wonder if this won't bring more trucks out to time attack?