Toyota Sprint Series

Turbo Dynamics-turbocharged Toyota Corolla GT4

Turbo Dynamics-turbocharged Toyota Corolla GT4

In its very first year, the Toyota Sprint Series (TSS), which is backed by Toyota themselves, exceeded all expectations and has proved to be a thrilling and dramatic championship at an affordable level.

The 2008 championship consisted of five rounds and the battles that took place have been both entertaining and rewarding for the drivers and spectators alike.

TSS event organiser, Barry Cross said "We have structured the series to provide everyone with the chance to compete to win and to give them the opportunity to move forward in the magical world of motorsport." The competing cars in the series included the venerable classics: MR2, Celica, Supra, Lexus, Corolla and Starlet, and the newer models: Toyota Auris and Sera; proving that the TSS was the place to be in 2008.

Along with Toyota, turbocharger specialists Turbo Dynamics (TD) backed the series during its opening year. TD were keen to push the affordable and alternative motorsport experience, and support their competing customers in the series. However, little did they know quite how well their customers would actually do!

Competing in the championship with TD turbocharged cars were Adrian Smith of Fensport (a Turbo Dynamics dealer), Darren Deavall and Steve Timms.

Timms drove a Celica GT4 ST185, which was powered by a TD hybrid GT26 turbocharger and produced 280 BHP. Falling into Class A2 - 'above 1600cc with standard frame turbocharger' - Timms did well throughout the first four rounds, but failed to attend the final round, consequently missing out on an extra 50 bonus points. Despite this however, Timms still managed to achieve 11th place in his class with a respectable 211 points, which were awarded for powering through the rounds that he did attend.

5 December 2008 Staff

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