Pre-Season Testing with Redline Time Attack

This past Friday Berk Technology headed out to the Streets of Willow Springs Raceway with our time attack BMW 135i for the Redline Time Attack Official Test Day.  While we are still waiting on a number of parts to come in for our off-season improvements, we didn’t have much to test, but the decision was made last-minute to go out to the event and test anyway just to double-check and make sure the parts that are on the car are in proper working order.  With that in mind, driver Mike Bonanni set out on the track for some mild laps.  We are proud to announce that everything on the car up to this point is in proper working order.

The new APEX Race Parts ARC-8 wheels not only looked great but provided plenty of clearance for a little wider tires that will be added before the first race of the season.  We tested the limits of our wheel fitment with new spacers from Velocity Motorcars to see just how much room we have with our custom offset wheels.

Our new OEM E92 M3 front suspension components and Velocity Motorcars rear suspension arms greatly reduced the deflection that the old OEM part’s rubber bushings caused providing a much better and more confident feeling car.  The new Velocity Motorcars rear camber and toe arms also proved to be very easy to make adjustments to as we played around with toe settings late in the day.

The AEM Electronics Water/Methanol injection kit has been installed on the car, but unfortunately had to remain disconnected as we have not been able to tune the car with it just yet.  We have a long list of things that will get done on the car in the coming month including our OS Giken Super Lock Limited Slip Differential, custom KW Clubsport coilovers, GIAC tune, and much more.  With our new upgrades and the feedback we learned from our test session this past Friday, we are going into the 2010 Redline Time Attack season opener with more confidence than we ever have before.   Be sure to come out and cheer us on March 26-28th at Buttonwillow Raceway for Round 1 of the 2010 Redline Time Attack season!

— Berk Technology


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