SCC Mag Top 10 Quarter Mile Times

I was flipping through some some car mags a couple months ago and I ran across this in the back of Sport Compact Car Magazine. I noticed that I worked on and tuned the cars in positions 1, 2, and 4 when I was at XS. While the acceleration times aren’t anything special by today’s standards, what is noteworthy is that these cars were all street cars and it was 4 or more years ago when the EVO was new and there was a lot less knowledge of the GT-Rs. The Motorex R33 GT-R was dubbed Big Bird. You might recognize the car from Fast & the Furious 1 and although it ran Pike’s Peak and Sean ran it and the drag strip a couple times, it wasn’t quite a street car or a properly prepared race car. It was just a R33 GT-R with a wack JDM bolt in cage, no license plate, no interior, and a bad yellow paint job. You can check out the Toda EVO here and the XS EVO here.
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They did not include any of the cars from previous Ultimate Street Car Challenges, but if they did I think the Kim Johnson’s BNR34 GT-R would have been top on the list with a 11.13 sec. 1/4 mile @ 122mph, 0-60mph 3.1 sec. and lateral g at 1.07g. I don’t remember the rest of the car’s stats. We won the USCC in 2005 which was a whole lot of fun. If we ran the same car in 2006 and 2007, we probably would have won all three years in a row. Kim is still driving his car today. Aren’t properly built GT-Rs the best? The best damn poor man’s supercar in the world.

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