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Nissan Skyline GT-R to Make North American Road Racing Series Debut in SPEED GT


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nikita7
02-19-2006, 04:18 AM
This skyline looks great. Great job on the paint. Anyone knows the performance numbers ?

kingkai
02-19-2006, 04:44 AM
Great looking car. I just wish you guys the best for the season from Holland here:naughty:

ilmor
02-19-2006, 05:38 AM
Best of luck to the Automotive Forums team!! I'll be watching!!

Bob
The Motor Portal
www.motorportal.com (http://www.motorportal.com)

Dj1088
02-19-2006, 06:13 AM
Yea igor Nice skyline and its bout time someone used the japanese racing legend in america i hope you do very well and the car looks awesome

BNR34VSpec
02-19-2006, 07:17 AM
Igor,

Any chance of my Skyline racing for the AF team? Here are some pictures and a list of my current modifications.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b45/aniway/CIMG0991.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b45/aniway/CIMG0992.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b45/aniway/GTR%20at%20Kadena%20Marina/CIMG1253.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b45/aniway/GTR%20at%20Kadena%20Marina/CIMG1344.jpg

ARC titanium exhaust system 90 pi
ARC oil catch can
Nismo R-tune suspension
Nismo LCD upgrade
Nismo white face GTR gauges (320 km/h, 9,000 redline)
Nismo GT shift knob, Titanium
Nismo dry carbon adjustable wing
Nismo side skirts
Nismo rear skirts
Nismo steel-braided brake lines
Nismo clear side blinker lens cover
Nismo clear front signal lens cover
Nismo engine mounts
Nismo transmission mount
Nismo timing belt
N1 high flow water pump
Tabata 3-Core aluminum race radiator
HKS high response intake pipe kit
HKS 2530 Ball Bearing Turbines
HKS GT intercooler (3 core)
HKS F-Con V-pro computer
HKS fuel rail
HKS cams (265 deg in/ex)
HKS cam pulleys (new model)
HKS metal head gasket 1.2mm
HKS GT exhaust manifolds
HKS Oil Pump
HKS Forged Connecting Rods
Tomei 86.5 oversized forged pistons
Tomei Oil Restrictors
Sard 700cc fuel injectors (x6)
Sard Fuel regulator
Walbro in-tank HP fuel pumps 255 L/hr (x2)
Apexi intake funnel filters (x2)
Grex oil filter relocation kit
Grex oil cooler
Greddy turbo timer
Greddy Profec-b boost controller
ATI Performance Crank Damper
Balanced, blueprinted, and shot peined BNR34 Crank
Ported and Polished Head
Nissan BNR34 VSpec II Aluminum pedal set w/ footrest
Alpine 9835 MP3/CD Deck
Alpine iPod interface
Alpine Speakers (doors and rear deck)
Infinity Baselink 10" powered sub
4Gig iPod (mini)
GTR Collection embroidered headrest covers
Impul front bumper
Cusco adjustable lower control arms
BFG G-Force KD tires (265/35-18 all four)
ORC twin plate clutch 700PS rated

Machine work perfomed by NAPREC Nagoya Precision (formally JUN Performance Engineering Machinist)

It's a continual work in progress. Plans include the following:
carbon doors, trunk lid hood, and drive shafts
roll cage
weight reduction

My name is Tim Bowles. It's always been my dream to race cars. I currently live in Okinawa, Japan. I really admire everything you and your friends have done to race Skylines in the US. I hope to import my R34 as a permanent race car in the US just like you did. Please contact me via email at the below address and let me know your thoughts.

deployed_marine2004@yahoo.com

Thanks,
Tim

LA-CUSTOMS
02-19-2006, 01:53 PM
yeah good luck igor you wont need it though, jus make sure ya kick some ass hehe :)

bakergtr
02-19-2006, 02:22 PM
and i thought my photochops were bad,lol, good luck tho guys!!
p.s BNR34VSPEC how much money have you spent on that car?? jeees thats sweet

gionc
02-19-2006, 03:06 PM
BNR34VSPEC I guess Igor haven't a i-pod in his beast:lol:

mando
02-19-2006, 04:08 PM
I'll be interested too, if you need a driver in europe!!
I'm used to driving a 740hp opel corsa A (vauxhaul nova A) with 1100Nm of torque :rolleyes:

greetz mando

tyndago
02-19-2006, 06:55 PM
Oh trust me, we are the underdog: New car to the series, new team, and new driver. Couldn't be more of an underdog than what we are :iceslolan

Dont forget - the smallest displacement motor. 2568 cc. The Volvos were 2580, but I dont think we will see them this year. I think the next smallest motor is about a liter bigger.

tyndago
02-19-2006, 07:01 PM
Awesome looking car! Good luck with the races. Any chance of getting a schedule posted so I'll know when to tune in?

http://www.world-challenge.com/2006/events/seb/

SPEED GT:
Sat., March 25, 3 p.m.

TV Times are Eastern

Buzzmanb12
02-19-2006, 07:18 PM
Awesome car!! I will gladly support, having owned a SKYLINE while stationed at Camp Zama, Japan in the late 80's. I always wondered when this car would make it to the states. Good luck to you.

Buzz

Chiefgmsr
02-19-2006, 10:15 PM
Goodluck!!! the car looks good

dillingerlh
02-20-2006, 01:40 AM
Congrats, and best of luck this season. :)

klutz_100
02-20-2006, 07:12 AM
Good luck to all the team!

Remember: "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game"
(I can't remember which wimp said that, but it sounds good ;) )

About the livery - Go, Gio, Go!!

LAPO
02-20-2006, 09:18 AM
I'll be interested too, if you need a driver in europe!!
I'm used to driving a 740hp opel corsa A (vauxhaul nova A) with 1100Nm of torque :rolleyes:

greetz mando


DO YOU HAVE A PICTURE OF THAT OPEL CORSA?

Hodo
02-20-2006, 09:19 AM
If you need any help around the pit area when you all come out to Virginia Internation Raceway area, I am more tan willing to be some free help around the pit area. You know shop/pit "gopher". I am even willing if my schedual will permit to travel as far as around the Atlanta area. Just PM me for further details.

And goodluck. If Volvo's team makes a reapperance I have two teams to root for now. But I think they will be on a limited scheduel this season, according to Volvo anyway.

merritr
02-20-2006, 03:13 PM
If you need any help around the pit area when you all come out to Virginia Internation Raceway area, I am more tan willing to be some free help around the pit area.

VIR is not on the World Challenge schedule. The race schedule can be found here: http://www.world-challenge.com/2006/schedules.html

MK3 Rocket
02-20-2006, 08:09 PM
Igor, many tough cars to compit with, but Skyline is not push over either, look forward to see this event!
Good luck.
Alex

R33BusaMan
02-21-2006, 08:26 AM
Hummm.... guess the road series in Australia changing the rules to eliminate the GTR in the 90's is a better gauge of the ability of what the GTR can do against v-8's..... or better yet a big overweight front plowing v-10.... I think they just MIGHT be getting "factory" support if the high number(over 8!) of NISMO motors they have at their disposal..... I am thinking "borrowing" a driver from Japan would be PERFECT for a 2nd driver... someone with a past in the GTR... If I was 20 years old and the had the opportunity to have a seasoned driver with a winning past in the GTR come over and show me what it takes to make MY car win... and win big.. I'd think I was living a dream...... When I started my in the 600cc class on my GSXR road bike, I had a VERY experienced pro rider come out to the track and spent the day with me.... I learned more in 6 hours on the track that day than all my past races! I moved up over 6 spots in the standing in 2 weeks...
H.

Hodo
02-21-2006, 08:43 AM
I unfortantly cant access the world challenge website. I use my work computer to check in and it has anything linked to sports filtered out. Go figure.

I didnt think you all were on the VIR scheduel this year anyway, but there are other tracks in the 200 mile radius of VIR.

Either way good luck.

Arkemn
02-21-2006, 12:15 PM
Yeah i'm glad to here that you guys are gonna ace the GT-R And I will also be racing this year inn the scca hope to see you all out there and good luck.

BNR34VSpec
02-21-2006, 02:26 PM
Yeah i'm glad to here that you guys are gonna ace the GT-R And I will also be racing this year inn the scca hope to see you all out there and good luck.

what kind of car will you be racing?

4DSC
02-21-2006, 05:04 PM
Wow Igor, amazing job. It must be tough competing against all these crazy cars for a first timer(from what I read). The GT-R can offer everything you need to leave the competition in the dust. But hey you gotta start somewhere, right? Your living my dream right now, Im so freakin jealous lol. Good luck man, you'll do great. Where are you starting on the grid? I don't know too much about this type of racing. Is the M3 GT-R competing?

Igor, many tough cars to compit with, but Skyline is not push over either, look forward to see this event!
Good luck.
Alex

:lol: Hey pop, I didn't even know you were a member. Thanks for the link ;)

bcop
02-22-2006, 12:22 AM
awesome, good luck.

MK3 Rocket
02-22-2006, 12:50 AM
He He He Son :grinno:

:lol: Hey pop, I didn't even know you were a member. Thanks for the link ;)[/QUOTE]

kdsmgb
02-22-2006, 05:48 PM
looks awsome!!!
isnt that the nismo z-tune that you used? cant wait to see how it all ends up
GOOD LUCK!!

Hey, in your quote about intelligence, shouldn't that be "intelligence"...with an "i" before the "g", not an "e"? Turn it up indeed! :rolleyes:

Metrokid
02-22-2006, 07:18 PM
Good luck y'all hope to y'all can kick some real ass.

shin@GTROC
02-22-2006, 10:11 PM
Hi there.
I have been told about your new venture from Mr.T.
Good luck and all the best!

Regards,

Shin Inoue
http://www.gtroc.com/
http://www.zele-international.net/

igor@af
02-22-2006, 10:43 PM
Mr. Inoue,

We sincerely appreciate your support and we will do our best to not dissappoint the members of the GT-R Owners Club.

Regards,

Igor Sushko

RockStarZeus
02-22-2006, 10:46 PM
I'd rather have your GTR than my GTR (See pic below...):naughty:

DANIGHTSNIPER
02-23-2006, 02:26 PM
MAN THAT CAR IS HOT i love that car and the paint job man its goes so good man i wanna paint my car jus like it man keep it up guys

R.S. Vlady
02-24-2006, 12:14 PM
Nine article in Japan there.

IcePenguin
02-24-2006, 09:08 PM
Hell Yea Baby Show Them The Monster Of Japan

2of9
02-25-2006, 11:14 AM
this is going to be awesome! first Skyline GTR to compete in US series would be a great show to see!

Maddhatter
02-25-2006, 02:40 PM
good luck Igor hope to see the madness soon!!!!!!!!!

rasta_dubbed
02-27-2006, 09:51 PM
good luck @igor..

:)

CivicLeader
03-01-2006, 02:22 PM
Good luck!

Dork_World_1
03-03-2006, 02:31 PM
looks like the NISMO Z-TUNED R34. IS that you are using?

SuperStock96
03-03-2006, 04:05 PM
Igor, Good Luck & Godspeed. I can't wait to see the car race. Show the Vipers and Corvettes what Nissan can do. I will look for you in the paddock thursday night!

SuperStock96
03-03-2006, 05:09 PM
Igor, Good Luck & Godspeed. I can't wait to see the car race. Show the Vipers and Corvettes what Nissan can do. I will look for you in the paddock thursday night!

Doughnutdemon
03-03-2006, 05:46 PM
Saw a little of Igor and the car on Redline on SpeedTV the other night - looks good!

BLU CIVIC
03-06-2006, 02:43 PM
i know i'm a little late to the party...so you guys are getting another GT-R?

BNR34VSpec
03-07-2006, 09:38 AM
i know i'm a little late to the party...so you guys are getting another GT-R?

i'm offering my GTR for the team....

BLU CIVIC
03-07-2006, 10:28 AM
ah, i see...so will you still be ther owner of the car and just "leasing" it to them?

BNR34VSpec
03-08-2006, 06:55 AM
ah, i see...so will you still be ther owner of the car and just "leasing" it to them?

I'm offering my GT-R for team use in hopes to one day be a part of the team as a driver. The more GT-R's the better, right?

grecsy
03-13-2006, 03:56 AM
I'm offering my GT-R for team use in hopes to one day be a part of the team as a driver. The more GT-R's the better, right?

wow you've got such a nice ride man! good luck for the team anyway...

cely
03-15-2006, 10:18 AM
http://www.world-challenge.com/files/photos/thumbnails/DSC_2488_720x0.JPG (http://www.world-challenge.com/files/photos/thumbnails/DSC_2488_720x0.JPG)

BLU CIVIC
03-15-2006, 11:12 AM
noice

cely
03-15-2006, 11:26 AM
Unfortunately Igor placed 27th out of 30 cars during the first practice session. (Technically he placed 27th out of 29 since the last place finisher didn't make it to the track). Practice session #2 starts at 4:40pm EST, hopefully Igor will do better this afternoon.

cely
03-15-2006, 04:13 PM
Igor placed 26th out of 30 cars (or 28 cars since 2 cars didn't make it to the track) during the 2nd practice session.

His best lap time was 2:19:776 @ an average of 95.295mph.

Maybe he'll do better during qualifying tomorrow.

jon@af
03-15-2006, 04:23 PM
Just gotta support it no matter what. It's a learning experience this early on and though the times might not be the best, it's another step up the ladder of getting better. Best of luck to you guys tomorrow

vinnym86
03-15-2006, 11:03 PM
atleast he made it to the track

+1 Swigz, AF will be cheering on anyway, and i'm sure Igor will only improve on his already great skill.

BLU CIVIC
03-16-2006, 07:05 AM
he'd better do better...he's representing me out there :D

cely
03-16-2006, 12:53 PM
Unofficial Qualifying Results for Igor:
25th Position Best Lap 2:17.284 @ avg of 97.025 mph

This is a considerable improvement over the practice sessions. Way to go Igor! I'm curious to know what happened on his final lap, 4:19.585 @ 51.313mph. I hope the car is ok.

Brian R.
03-17-2006, 06:01 PM
Qualifying Results:
1, (6), Leighton Reese, Minnetonka, Minn., Chevrolet Corvette C6, 2:08.764, 103.445.

2, (82), Mike McCann, N. Canton, Ohio, Dodge Viper, 2:08.926, 103.315.

3, (5), Tommy Archer, Duluth, Minn., Dodge Viper, 2:09.224, 103.076.

4, (28), Lou Gigliotti, Dallas, Texas, Corvette C6, 2:09.380, 102.952.

5, (1), Andy Pilgrim, Boca Raton, Fla., Cadillac CTS-V, 2:09.943, 102.506.

6, (16), Max Angelelli, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Cadillac CTS-V, 2:10.110, 102.375.

7, (66), Lawson Aschenbach(R), Gaithersburg, Md., Porsche 911 GT3, 2:10.155, 102.339.

8, (14), James Sofronas, Newport Beach, Calif., Porsche 911 GT3, 2:10.799, 101.835.

9, (13), Bob Woodhouse, Blair, Neb., Dodge Viper, 2:11.403, 101.367.

10, (34), Tony Gaples, Libertyville, Ill., Chevrolet Corvette C6, 2:11.802, 101.060.

11, (31), Sonny Whelen, Old Saybrook, Conn., Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 2:12.171, 100.778.

12, (64), Ricardo Imery(R), Caracas VEN, , Porsche 911 GT3, 2:12.238, 100.727.

13, (26), Claudio Burtin, Atlanta, Ga., Chevrolet Corvette C6, 2:12.469, 100.551.

14, (17), Rob Foster(R), Phoenix, Ariz., Dodge Viper, 2:12.618, 100.438.

15, (87), Doug Peterson(R), Bonita Springs, Fla., Chevrolet Corvette C6, 2:12.724, 100.358.

16, (23), Bob Miller, Sykesville, Md., Porsche 911 GT3, 2:13.209, 99.993.

17, (44), Johnny Mowlem, Charvil Berkshire, England, Aston Martin DB9, 2:13.786, 99.562.

18, (51), Lenny Diller, Garden City, N.Y., Dodge Viper, 2:13.924, 99.459.

19, (76), John Bourassa, Jupiter Island, Fla., Porsche 911 Turbo, 2:14.148, 99.293.

20, (42), Mark LoPilato, Granbury, Texas, Porsche 911 Turbo, 2:14.514, 99.023.

21, (24), Paul Gerrard(R), Bolder, Colo., Porsche 911 GT3, 2:14.920, 98.725.

22, (96), Skip Sauls(R), Longmont, Colo., Dodge Viper, 2:15.869, 98.035.

23, (43), Tom Papadopoulos, East Hills, N.Y., Aston Martin DB9, 2:16.010, 97.934.

24, (58), Kenny Hawkins(R), Raleigh, N.C., Dodge Viper, 2:16.298, 97.727.

25, (98), Derek Burseth(R), Bartlett, Ill., Dodge Viper, 2:16.341, 97.696.

26, (69), Igor Sushko(R), Kiev UKR, , Nissan Skyline GT-R, 2:17.284, 97.025.

27, (32), Ed Braswell(R), Key West, Fla., Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 2:17.776, 96.678.

28, (02), Adel Elsayed, Boonton Twp, N.J., Dodge Viper, 2:17.870, 96.612.

29, (40), Greg Weirick(R), Malibu, Calif., Chevrolet Corvette C6, 2:19.617, 95.403.

30, (33), Michael Solley, Destin, Fla., Porsche 911 GT3, 2:23.448, 92.856.

31, (77), Brett Pearson(R), Orlando, Fla., Dodge Viper, no time.

ZoomZoomMX-5
03-17-2006, 06:02 PM
I hear Igor didn't finish the race, the motor blew?

Brian R.
03-17-2006, 06:10 PM
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Reese earns pole for SCCA SPEED GT round one race at Sebring

http://www.whowon.com/images/yellowHR_320x1.gif

by Curtis Kitchen

SEBRING, Fla. -- Leighton Reese, of Minnetonka, Minn., took the SCCA Pro Racing (http://www.whowon.com/sresults.asp?SanctionID=243&StoryID=178035#) SPEED World Challenge GT pole Thursday, running a 2:08.764 (103.445 mph) in his No. 6 Banner Engineering Chevrolet Corvette C6 and setting a new SPEED GT Sebring qualifying record in the process. Mike McCann, of North Canton, Ohio, will start second alongside Reese, and Tommy Archer, of Duluth, Minn. qualified third for the Round One race, which will run as part of the 54th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.

After taking the top spot in the combined practice sessions Wednesday, Reese appeared stronger still Thursday, blistering the 3.7-mile, 17-turn road course to earn his third pole of the past two seasons and give Chevrolet the first qualifying point of the year in the SPEED GT Manufacturers’ Championship Presented by RACER Magazine.

“Well, it’s a good thing we came in and did the test day, because we were a mess the first couple of sessions,” Reese said. “We found a good balance on the car, and the car has basically been a top-four machine ever since then.”

“I’ve got to hand it to my crew chief. He has just been relentless on the car’s chassis. He is forever checking things and working until 11 at night. This is a game of details and he covers all of them. We’ve been on the pole a number of times over the past two years, and I need to convert one of these.”

McCann, the 2004 SPEED GT Rookie of the Year, was third during the early part of the 20-min. qualifying session before posting a 2:08.926 (103.315 mph) near the halfway point in his No. 82 McCann Plastics/K&N Filters Dodge Viper.

Tommy Archer, of Duluth, Minn., appeared to have a handle on the front-row, outside slot in his No. 5 c3controls/Autohaus Dodge SRT Viper until McCann slipped past him. Starting third in Friday’s race, however, still gives Archer a solid chance to defend his 2005 win at Sebring.

Lou Gigliotti, of Dallas, Texas, put two Corvettes in the first two rows by qualifying fourth in his No. 28 LG Pro Long Tube Headers Chevrolet Corvette C6, while reigning SPEED GT Drivers’ Champion Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton, Fla., will start fifth in the No. 1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V.

The SCCA SPEED GT race, part of the 54th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, is scheduled for 4:50 p.m. Friday.

To watch the race via live lap notes and timing and scoring presented by SRT, visit www.world-challenge.com and click on the Sebring event homepage. Friday’s race will be broadcast on SPEED Channel at 4 p.m. on Sunday. All times are Eastern.

Brian R.
03-17-2006, 07:15 PM
Here's some pictures of the competition:
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b8/rogersb/Viper17.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b8/rogersb/Viper13.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b8/rogersb/Porche64.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b8/rogersb/CTS-V16.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b8/rogersb/Corvette28.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b8/rogersb/AstonMartin43.jpg
Gosh those cars are beautiful...

-The Stig-
03-17-2006, 08:38 PM
Go Iggy!

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