Spring Mountain Motorsports Park, NV, 09/27/09 – The GST Motorsports Time Attack Racing Team takes 2nd in Unlimited AWD and 3rd Overall at Redline Time Attack Round 7, while overcoming developmental issues related to significant changes to the Hankook shod Subaru Impreza L race car.
The list of modifications between events was nothing short of monumental. Enhancements impacting aerodynamics, engine management, fuel delivery, power production, driveline dynamics, electrical systems and driver safety were implemented during the break. So much so that the team ran out of time and was unable to test the reworked race car prior to the event.
“Overall, I’m very pleased with taking 2nd in Unlimited AWD at this event”, said Gary Sheehan, driver for GST Motorsports. “The guys made massive changes to the car, and while we found ourselves in the unenviable position of racing with no testing time, the car performed admirably. Despite the heat, power production was awesome! The most we’ve ever had! But I was dealing with a brake imbalance problem that made getting the car into the corners very difficult. Once we get that resolved I will be able to take full advantage of our sticky Hankook Ventus Z214’s and we will be a force to be reckoned with.”
Mike Warfield, owner and engine tuner of GST Motorsports, had this to say about the team’s event; “The heat this weekend played havoc with the oiling and cooling systems, and an issue with the brakes proved very costly to the lap times. I am more than pleased with the end result. Looking over the data it would seem we are moving in the right direction with the changes we made leading up to this event. I feel with the braking issues fixed, better thermal management and more developmental testing time, we can look forward to the upcoming events with some real enthusiasm!”
GST Motorsports would like to thank their sponsors for their continued support: Hankook Tires, Cosworth, ATP Turbo, Wheeldude.com, COBB Tuning, Snap-On Tools and DeatschWerks.
Next up for the GST Motorsports team is Subiefest 09 where we will not be competing but giving rides to anyone that donates a can of food for charity at Willow Springs Raceway October 10th.
GST Motorsports, Inc. is family owned and operated import performance shop in Hayward, CA, with over 10 years of experience in building, modifying and maintaining performance autos for applications from mild-street to full-race. GST Motorsports operates out of a state of the art 5,000sqft facility, boasting all the tools and equipment necessary to fabricate, install and tune a host of applications. To learn more about GST Motorsports, please visit us on the web at www.gstmotorsports.com