In the Super Modified FWD class the monster Mini of ABF/Tech Division was looking fierce with its new widebody fender flares and 275 wide Hankook Ventus Z214 meats. The car finally had the tires and stance to match the 650hp that lies under the hood.
|The ABF Motoring Mini driven by Dez Ballard was wearing some new wider 275mm shoes and stout fender flares for this event. It is hard to believe that the ABF crew was running around on 225’s up to this point with all that power!|
|Bottoms up to Dez Ballard and ABF Motoring for their 2010 SM FWD Championship. We will see the return of the ABF Mini and their colorful driver Dez Ballard in 2011 with an even fiercer package and hopefully more clothes, some pants might be nice.|
The ABF Mini was putting down some fast lap times in practice until fueling issues had them scrambling for a set of extra 1000cc injectors on a Saturday in Fontana. By a stroke of pure luck the folks at AFI turbo miraculously had an extra set of 1000cc injectors in their tool box. However, the injector swap wasn’t enough to get the car back on its feet and they were forced to retire from Sunday’s competition early.
|Our hats go off to Jeremy Renshaw and the crew at AFI Turbo who bounced back from an earlier engine failure in resounding fashion with back to back 1st place finishes in Rounds 9 & 10.|
|The Beer Time Attack series sanctioned by AFI Turbo was noticeably absent this round however from the looks of some of the guys in their pits they may have laid down some beer time trials of their own.|
|Mike Kenny shows us what the awards ceremony looks like when Beer Time Attack is over.|
Brian Lock and the mighty Cobb Tuning GTR would dominate the Modified Class with a new class record time of 1:40.395. The Cobb Tuning GTR also ran double duty in the Super Modified class with just a tire change and was able to pull off a 1:37.548 with the help of Yokohama A005 racing slicks. The Cobb GTR count for the day was 1 class record, 1 class win, and a 2nd place finish overall for all classes. An incredible feat for a car that was engulfed in flames back at the March season opener in Buttonwillow.
|Brian Lock in the GTR and Paul Brown in the G35 mix it up during one of the practice runs.|