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#1 Kunani

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 12:02 AM

Representing the GTR community in the Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge in 2 weeks. Modified Magazine has choosen my car to represent them in this multi test challenge. Everything from dyno, emissions, braking, 1/4 mile, endurance.. and most of all, time attack at ButtonWillow worth twice the points!

Car against car, how do you think the GTR will compare to the competition? S2000, Mustang, NSX, M3, Supra?

I think you know who I'm betting on! Wish us luck! I'm recording video along the way and full coverage will be available in Modified Magazine after the event.

They are starting to release video and build up on their website, check it out HERE.

Yes, I'm a dork on video. I have decided to have a big cheesy smile in all video I do from now on :shiftdrive: I think my lack of coffee that morning and the bright sunlight in my eyes made me look grumpy!

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Most of the GTR community knows my car by now.. its been highly massaged for this event. Plus, I have a top secret sauce I will add to the car at the track :yourock:

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:01 AM

good luck. ggooo GTR!! it will be a very tough competition.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 02:06 AM

Awesome choice by modified, good luck in the challenge. I'll be rooting for ya! Great looking GTR.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 02:23 AM

Looking forward to this and kick some ass!

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 02:34 AM

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 04:15 AM

Looks really great and has the correct mods. Very similar to what I set-up my car with. Do I see a little gas sprayer for the intercoolers?

For this challenge is there a designated pro driver to even out the driving duties? or do you pilot the car?

Best of luck in the competition!

#7 Kunani

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 06:05 AM

Looks really great and has the correct mods. Very similar to what I set-up my car with. Do I see a little gas sprayer for the intercoolers?

For this challenge is there a designated pro driver to even out the driving duties? or do you pilot the car?

Best of luck in the competition!


The owner can drive, or put a pro in for the time attack. Let's just say, my car will be piloted by someone who can push it to the limits. :)

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 06:51 AM

sweet!
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 07:04 AM

The owner can drive, or put a pro in for the time attack. Let's just say, my car will be piloted by someone who can push it to the limits. :wink:

So who is your driver ?

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 07:11 AM

Good luck Kunai!

We won this event two years in a row for Modified Magazine. 2008 Castrol Top Shop challenge with our 1000hp EVO engine on 100 octane and in 2009 we won the Castrol Top Car challenge with Martin's white EVO X. Keep the streak alive!

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 08:06 AM

Good luck to you! Make us proud!


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Posted 09 July 2010 - 12:38 PM

Go get 'em Darin! Good luck!
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 03:10 PM

AWESOME! Can't wait to see this! :rolleyes:
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:08 PM

Congrats Darin!! Your GT-R looks great :)

#15 Kunani

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 11:03 PM

So who is your driver ?


Top secret until race day :) But he will be the best driver on the track that day, that I know! He is my secret sauce! :)

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 11:55 PM

I know I am looking forward to this
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 12:54 AM

Top secret until race day :) But he will be the best driver on the track that day, that I know! He is my secret sauce! :)

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 05:55 AM

Top secret until race day :) But he will be the best driver on the track that day, that I know! He is my secret sauce! :dunno:

Just a guess but Pobst?

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 05:21 PM

Top secret until race day :) But he will be the best driver on the track that day, that I know! He is my secret sauce! :irock:


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 07:08 PM

Good luck out there! We will have Curtis Chen in his Boost Logic Road Race Supra out there! He will do well but it is always difficult to compete with AWD.



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