Archive for April, 2011

Berk Technology / European Auto Source / VF Engineering MFest V Ride-A-Long Experience A Success!

April 26, 2011


MFest is the premier BMW event in North America and its fifth year proved to be bigger and better than ever with over 200 BMWs coming from all over the US.  Berk Technology, European Auto Source, and VF Engineering teamed together to provide adrenaline thirsty fans with a chance to take a ride around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway road course in one of four highly modified BMWs.  Furthermore, the cars were hurled around the track by Berk Technology and VF Engineering factory drivers Mike Bonanni and Jordan Yost to ensure that fans would get a chance to see, feel, and hear the full potential of the incredible line up of cars.

Fans were given the choice between four incredible cars to take their lap in; Berk Technology brought out their 2010 Redline Time Attack Championship winning BMW 135i which features a full roll cage, race seats, Berk Technology exhaust system, GIAC tune, full race suspension from KW, and Hankook slicks for the fan who wanted the full race car experience.  European Auto Source brought out their shop project which is an E92 M3 equipped with a VF Engineering Stage 2 supercharger kit and other go fast bits from Macht Schnell and ChallengeVF Engineering brought two of their flagship platforms, both of which were equipped with a VF Engineering Stage 2 supercharger kit.  One was a mildly built E46 M3 and the other was a wildly modified E92 M3 which featured a Vorsteiner widebody kit and 620 horsepower!

The ride-a-long portion of the event was a huge hit and our only regret is that we simply didn’t have enough time to accommodate everyone that wanted rides.  There’s no better way to showcase your products than to strap someone into your car and show them first hand. We had customers and fans who came out to MFest just for the chance to ride in our car and that was a great feeling. We are definitely looking forward to MFest VI in 2012!” – Laura Heng, Berk Technology



To learn more about the cars and drivers that participated in this event, please visit the following websites:

www.EuropeanAutoSource.com
www.BerkTechnology.com
www.VF-Engineering.com
www.MFest.com
www.BonanniMotorsports.com
www.Twitter.com/JordanYostRacin

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Berk Technology Goes Two for Two in MotoIQ PTCC Series!

April 14, 2011


Round two of the 2011 MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championships has come and gone and Berk Technology found themselves on the top of the podium yet again!  The second round of the ten round series was held at Firebird Raceway just outside of Phoenix, Arizona.  The track utilizes the raceway’s ¼ mile drag strip as the front straight of a 1.6 mile road course that weaves through the Arizona desert.  Following a flag to flag victory at the series’ season opener at Willow Springs Raceway in March, the Berk Technology team and driver Mike Bonanni were anxious to get back out on track with their Tuner Over class BMW 135i.

The new MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championships race series pits cars together based on power to weight ratio.  There are two classes, Tuner Over which boasts an 8:1 power to weight ratio and Tuner Under which boasts a 12:1 power to weight ratio.  The Berk Technology competes in the Tuner Over class putting out 410 horsepower thanks to Berk Technology exhaust parts, GIAC tuning software, and AEM Electronics methanol injection.  The car weighs in at 3,300 lbs. with driver with the help of carbon fiber body panels from SEIBON Carbon.  The aerodynamics rules in the series allow more freedom than most sanctioning bodies making for some very cool and very fast cars.  The Berk Technology 135i runs a combination of APR Performance and VFiber products along with custom pieces designed by Andrew Brilliant and fabricated by Berk Technology.

Day one of the two-day event is slated for practice where the Berk Technology team usually dials in the car for Sunday’s race.  At this race however Mother Nature decided to intervene and rain fell all day long which made the concrete surface of the drag strip front straight dangerously slippery.  Since the Berk Technology 135i remained un-changed since the last event and Sunday called for sunny skies and no chance of rain the Berk Technology crew decided to park the car for the day as to not risk damaging the car.

Fortunately the weather man was right and Sunday was sunny, warm, and most importantly dry.  Because of Saturday’s weather driver Mike Bonanni had only one session in the morning to both practice and qualify the car for the race.  Bonanni turned seven laps in the Berk Technology 135i and qualified the car on the pole position for the second race in a row.  Next to him on the outside of the front row was Robert Ramirez in the Road Race Engineering Mitsubishi Talon.  Row two consisted of Deiter Heinz-Kijora in the Evolution Racewerks BMW 135i and Clint Boisdeau in the Apollo Performance Ford Focus.  As the green flag dropped Bonanni lead the pack into turn one with the rest close in tow.  The Hankook Ventus Z214 DOT racing slicks and KW Suspension allowed Bonanni to hold off the pack and stretch out a small lead through the first few corners.  The lead grew bigger as the other cars battled for position allowing Bonanni to run clean and consistent laps.  When the checkered flag flew Bonanni and the Berk Technology 135i crossed the line first with an eight second lead over 2nd place finisher Deiter Heinz-Kijora in the Evolution Racewerks BMW 135i.  The victory extends Berk Technology’s points lead heading into round 3 which will be held at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA on May 28th and 29th.

Berk Technology would like to thank the following sponsors:
Hankook Tire
Performance Friction Brakes
VMR Wheels
KW Suspension
GIAC
APR Performance
VFiber
Seibon Carbon
OS Giken
AEM Electronics
European Auto Source
Macht Schnell



—Berk Technology

Berk Technology / EAS / VF Engineering Ride-A-Long Experience at MFest V!

April 11, 2011

That’s right, Berk Techology, European Auto Source, and VF Engineering have teamed up to provide our fans with a once in a lifetime opportunity to be hurled around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway road course in one of four incredible track cars!  Here’s the skinny…

This event will be one day only, April 23rd 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the fifth annual MFest track event.  People can sign up to take a ride in one of four heavily modified BMWs at the event in the European Auto Source / Yokohama Tire booth.   Those brave enough will be strapped into the passenger seat next to one of our two professional drivers, Berk Technology’s own Mike Bonanni and VF Engineering’s Jordan Yost who will do their best to make you scream for your mommies as they give you the ride of your life!

Here are the cars that we will be using for the Ride-A-Long experience:

Berk Technology BMW 135i Race Car
2010 Redline Time Attack Street Tire RWD Champion
Reigning Un-Defeted MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Challenge Winners
Street Tire RWD Record Holder at Buttonwillow and Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch

VF Engineering VF620 E92 M3
620 Horsepower VF Engineering Supercharged V8
Carbon Fiber Vorsteiner Widebody Kit

European Auto Source E92 M3
VF Engineering Supercharged V8

VF Engineering E46 M3
570 Horsepower VF Engineering Supercharged Inline 6cyl

For more information on these cars and the MFest event please visit:

EuropeanAutoSource.com
VFEngineering.com
MFest.com

—Berk Technology

Berk Technology Racing This Weekend in Phoenix!

April 8, 2011

Berk Technology will be racing this weekend!  We will be heading out to Firebird Raceway in Phoenix to compete in Round #2 of the MotoIQ.com Pacific Tuner Car Championships!  We are entering the Tuner Over class again to defend our win from Round #1 with the Berk Technology BMW 135i.  Driver Mike Bonanni will continue his duty behind the wheel so if you’re in the Phoenix area and want to watch some good racing, swing on by!  Print the image below for free Sunday admission!

See you out there!

—Berk Technology

Berk Technology N55 4″ Downpipe Available Now!

April 8, 2011

Berk Technology BMW 335i 135i 4" N55 Downpipe
“Track Tested, Dyno Proven” products from a champion pedigree now available for your road going street car.

The same championship winning and record setting parts that power the Berk Technology BMW’s are now available for your street machine. The master craftsmen at Berk Technology are proud to introduce their 4″ downpipe for the new BMW N55 single turbo engine. Our ultra low backpressure design adds a dyno proven 23HP and 30ft/lbs of torque without any additional tuning devices or piggybacks. Engineered and dyno verified to be the highest flowing and lowest restriction downpipe on the market. In addition to the added horsepower the Berk Technology N55 4″ downpipe will give your stock exhaust a more aggressive tone under throttle while still maintaining daily driving civility at cruising speeds.

Specs:

  • Ultra low backpressure 4″ downpipe
  • 23HP gain over stock at the same boost level with no tuning devices
  • Straight shot design for zero restriction and high velocity
  • Largest possible tubing for quicker spool
  • Zero taper on flange at turbo for largest possible pressure differential
  • Largest downpipe on the market, uses more 4″ tube than the competition
  • 100% Made in the USA
  • Optional: Ceramic coatings normally used for race pistons for much greater thermal barrier protection compared to exhaust coatings
  • $599.99 MSRP

Berk Technology BMW 335i 135i 4" N55 Downpipe“Straight shot” design = maximum flow!

Berk Technology BMW 335i 135i 4" N55 Downpipe
Master craftsmanship from true race car builders.

Berk Technology BMW 335i 135i 4" N55 DownpipeStainless Steel Hardware, Nordlock positive locking fasteners for a leak free seal under the toughest race conditions.


More power everywhere!  Boost remains rock solid, safer air fuel ratio, quicker spool = WIN/WIN/WIN