Turbo Dynamics

Keith Cowie Sets New World Record In His Road Legal Drag Car

The sun was shining and the turnout was tremendous at this weekend’s TOTBVI at Elvington on Sunday. Top tuners and privateers from all around the country came to compete in what has become the top UK event for proving the performance of tuned road legal cars.

Cowie was determined to set a new world record in his TD turbocharged and RB Motorsport tuned Nissan Skyline R32 GTR, which boasts an impressive 1250 BHP Garrett GT series spec single turbo. Keith has been looking to smash the world record, which was set in Japan and has stood for many years. Yesterday, on July 29th 2007 he did just that. Time recording was done by means of satellite to give a more reliable reading. The proven results were a fantastic 0-300 KPH (0-187.5 mph) in just 12.65secs. Smashing the previous record by 0.45secs! Understated as ever, Keith smiled “I’ve done it”.

Further stats from the data logging show that Cowie achieved 0-60mph in 2.5secs, 0-100mph in 4.35secs, 0-150mph in 8.09secs and 0-200mph in 14.75secs all in the space of half a mile.

The top contenders in other categories ran exceptionally well. Vying for the top spot in the 4WD category were TD customers and renowned tuners Roger Clark Motorsport, Fensport, Lateral Performance customer Andy Forrest and Norris Designs. Andy won the TD trophy for the 4WD with a winning 9.27secs at 156 mph. Neil Booth in his TD turbocharged Westfield was delighted with his win in the RWD category, setting a time of 9.86secs at 154 mph. Olly Clark came first in the Handling circuit with a time of 36.66secs. Olly faced stiff competition, including Gavin Renshaw with his Mitsubishi Evo 5 RS, prepared by NR Autosport, sporting the latest TD modified Evogreen hybrid. The fastest TD turbocharged car in the FWD class was James Hodson with his VW Golf. The prizes were ably handed out by the stunning TD girls.

The ex-Jap tuned yellow Skyline of Mick Begley got into the 9 second bracket after two and a half years of trying. Since he fitted the two TD turbos, re-spec'd and rebuilt his engine, he has smashed his own record. Mick was overjoyed with his achievement. Nigel Ogram, in his every day road car, beat his personal best at TOTB using the same TD turbo. He said, "I use this car every day to go to work and for pleasure. I just drove up here today, put my racing gear on and beat my own record."

The event also featured a team prize, which this year was awarded to the Subaru contingent (22B.COM).

Peter Marsh, MD of Turbo Dynamics said, “Today was a successful day all round. Our customers came up trumps again this year. It is always enjoyable to meet with them here and watch them prove their skills at tuning and driving. An ever growing and substantial number of TOTB entrants run TD turbochargers. It gives me a chance to meet in person those whom we only know by voice and get to talk not only technical, but also on a more social basis face to face.”

31 July 2007 Staff
 
 

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