2010/11 SS2000 Championship results
The 2010/11 Motul Oils SS2000 championship came right down to the wire at the final round at Taupo. Potentially 6 competitors were in with a chance of taking home the cup. Phil Brown, in his Honda F20 powered Toyota was the best of the Hitech Motorsport customers, coming home a close second in the championship, after a season long battle with eventual series winner Justin Herbert, Honda Integra. Rick Bone finished 4th overall in his 1600cc Datsun 1200 coupe, a great result, Hitech Motorsport carried out the dyno tuning on the new EFI system at the beginning of the season when Rick converted the car over from Carburetors to Injection. Ray Brown had a fairly good season too, in what was his first year of motor racing.
Phil's car has received a few minor tweaks for the upcoming season, and has spent a bit of time in the Hitech Motorsport workshop. The car now has revised front suspension geometry, new anti roll bars and improved brakes. The rest of the car has had a thorough check over and freshen up in preparation for the 2011/12 SS2000 championship, when Phil plans on going one better, and winning the championship. Rumour has it the car will have an even more radical paint job than last seasons "tattoo" artwork, and the previous seasons "camouflage" livery....watch this space.
Also joining the SS2000 championship this season will be 2010/11 Pro 7 Plus champion, James Parker. Hitech Motorsport have extensively modified his championship winning RX7, fitting a Honda F20c engine and gearbox, from an S2000 sports car. The engine is now also turbo charged, with a Garret GT 3071R turbo, on a manifold fabricated by Hitech. It is running E85 ethanol fuel, and at around 10psi boost, it is putting out in excess of 450 horsepower. Once the car is fully reassembled, with a new paint job, it will be fully tested and set up prior to the start of the season.
We have another radical SS2000 car under construction too, which will be debuted later in the season... A Nissan SR20 turbo powered AE86 Toyota Corolla, which will have a massive GT style body kit, and extensive work done to the suspension, brakes and bodyshell.