Redline Time Attack Las Vegas: Preview

After a very successful win and new track record for Berk Technology at the opening round of the 2010 Redline Time Attack season, we have been hard at work preparing the car for the second west coast round out in fabulous Las Vegas!  Our main goal between events was to get the car legal to run the 5-lap door to door sprint race at the end of each event known as the “Super Session.”  The Super Session is an opportunity to get extra points towards the year-end championship and not having a car that is legal to compete in it, we essentially would be giving the championship away.  Needless to say, we wont let that happen.

To make our car legal, we had to make one major addition to the car, a 6-point roll cage.  Before we did that though, we set out to take as much weight out of the car as possible, knowing we would be adding a lot of weight back in with the roll cage.  We did nearly everything simple that we could while staying within the Redline Time Attack Street Tire Class rules including everything from removing the OEM sunroof to replacing our custom seat rails with lighter weight Macht Schnell pieces.  When all was said and done, we had removed nearly 200 lbs. of weight out of the car before the roll cage!  We were shocked and excited that so much weight came out of the car, but the feeling was bittersweet as we knew the 6-point roll cage, built to Redline Time Attack rules, was going to add most of that back.

The car then headed to L-CON Race Car Design & Fabrication for a simple, to the point roll cage and the work was phenomenal.  L-CON was also able to integrate a driver’s side window net, also required by the Redline Time Attack rule book.

With only a few short days left to go, we still have a long list of things to do before the event to ensure that we have a car capable of giving us back to back wins.  As you are reading this we are probably full of caffeine and covered in grease fabricating brake ducts, test fitting slightly wider tires, installing TiSpeed brake pad backing plates, fabricating an oil cooler, corner balancing, and much more before heading up to Vegas Thursday night.

Be sure to watch the event live at RedlineTimeAttack.com or if you’re in the Vegas area, stop by our pit area to say hello!  Check back early next week for results and a full event review!  You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates throughout the weekend!

Twitter.com/BerkTechnology
Facebook.com/BerkTechnology

Follow our driver, Mike Bonanni as well!
Twitter.com/BMSTimeAttack
Facebook.com/BonanniMotorsports

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