Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
2/28/17 10:43 a.m.

There is a new competitive, fun and affordable racing series getting traction. Our friends at NASA have begun the TRXTREME series, which will host events at the 17 most iconic road courses in the U.S. Want to see them run in person? Head on down to the Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge-- presented by Grassroots Motorsports--- and watch them compete! A sexy, low-slung roadster with low weight, and Hayabusa motorcycle reliability and power?! Sign us up!

UTCC

For more information contact Brad Wood with Gerry Wood Auto: brad@GerryWoodauto.com

You may remember Brad, as he's competed in the UTCC before. Also, Gerry Wood Auto will be a trophy sponsor this year--- so bring your fastest Mopar! (along with the TRXTREME cars, they are brining a Viper and a Hellcat Charger! )

Vehicle Specifications: • Minimum Weight 1,725 lbs • 170 HP • Spec Engine • Spec Tires • Spec Brakes • Spec Suspension • Spec Aero Series Schedule & Regulations Attached Series Specifications: • Average Racer Count 10 - 12 • Majority of the Drivers will Participate During Test & Tune Days Prior to Race Weekend • Race Either Thunder / Lightning Race • Prefer Lightning • Experienced Racers (Currently only One Rookie) Sponsors The TRX Series is a competitive, fun, affordable racing series, focused on road racing with limited modifications and specified required components. The series showcases the driver's skills and the specified required components from manufacturers, distributors, and dealers. The main goal of the TRX Series is to host events at the 17 most iconic road course venues in the United States.

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
2/28/17 12:56 p.m.

Is this a replacement for NASA's Thunder Roadster series or will it stand along side that? Other than the body work, what makes a TRX spec car different than an ordinary Thunder Roadster?

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
2/28/17 1:52 p.m.

^^^ I'm not sure as I've just gotten word of this new series. Contact Brad Wood for more info---he'll be able to fill you in!

brad@GerryWoodauto.com

TowDawg
TowDawg
3/1/17 8:29 p.m.

In reply to nderwater:

It's a new series. The traditional Thunder Roadster class still exists. The body is actually a completely stock Thunder Roadster as well. It changed from the old, open wheel to the full body quite a few years ago. The only real difference is that we're running 2008+ Hayabusa fuel injected engines with a 100% stock ECU making 170rwhp with a minimum weight (including driver) of 1,725lbs. The "standard" TR class allows Hayabusa engines, but max power is 140rwhp and 12.3lbs/hp. Due to the difficulty and expense of "de-tuning" a Hayabusa to get to 140rwhp, we decided to run with a stock ECU so you can buy a complete motor off eBay and be ready to join us. Since every one we've dyno'd on stock ECU makes 168-171, we're pretty dang equal without having to go through the expense of tuning.

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
3/2/17 10:50 a.m.

Thanks for the update. I've always been curious about Legends cars and roadsters -- can you describe what these are like to drive?

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