Advertise with us!

Go Back   JDMCITY.COM > Technical Forum > Drag/AutoX/Road Course Racing

Old 11/24/2013, 05:18 PM   #1
Charlie Moua
JDM King
Charlie Moua's Avatar
Charlie Moua is offline
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,156

Default Charlie's novice 2013 racing recap (pic & vid)

Thanks to companies willing invest in my growth.
A humbling thanks to my loyal friends for their guidance, labor-intensive support & their uncanny belief in me.

CNC Werx
Rocket Motorsports & P.R.E.
Speedtrap Turbo Consulting
Jordan - Tuner & "partner in crime" for all the haters
Fargo - engine machinist jedi
Croy/gsrintegra175 & Zing/Venom23 - always helping me out from myself
Nate/slowcivic, Paul/decathect & Sothia/bmxej1
My wife-Bao & sons-Quinn, Dmitri & Everret

Summary of EF (2002 – 2011)

2012 battle of bodykits
Mr. Meow's shoebox 330whp vs GSRtrent Mcdonald 420whp

In fall of 2012, I went with MAP turbo kit & semi-built motor for power & reliability.
MAP sponsors Meows shoebox - MNHondas

My late start into the 2013 season (August to September) re-cap of Proving grounds, Rock Falls & Cedar Falls.

Since RockFalls last event in Oct was the same day our Dyno Day, I thought my season was over. But Jordan & I weren’t finished yet; we found a Test&Tune event in Kansas Nov 2nd.
Friday night (Nov 1st) I tell Jordan I want enough power to run mid 11's so 400whp should be fine. ;)
Jordan tunes until 1:30am. It’s an 8hr drive to Kansas Dragway & racing starts at 10am.

Note: ~E70~ Once Jordan got it it 380ish, I leave to attend other matters.
I come back 25mins later & Jordan's already @ 520whp :down:
He adds the final touches & keeps it conservative to make sure I don't hurt the motor if i screw up.
Jordan said a novice driver will need more than 400whp to hit 11.5 :lolhit: so he gave me 500whp to offset my sketchy driving skills

3am, Bao & I loaded up the EF & packed the kids in the truck. One hour into the trip, the magnetic dolly lights fall off the EF roof.
For safety of night driving, I had no choice but to turn around back home. I was so upset & for sure thought I’d have to wait until next season. :ahh:

Arrived back home @ 4am. The wife & kids are off to bed while I search online for ANY racing events driving distance. I find Mo-Kan Raceway in Missouri holding a Fun Day on Sunday (11-2). Weather looks to be 60F.

On Sat morning I go buy new lights at Walmart & we head out on the 11-12hr road trip. We arrive at hotel @ 9pm.
I decide to sleep inside the EF to make sure nothing happens. It was 35F at night…yeah weather app doesn’t tell you about frost warning :(

The FunDay event starts at 1pm. I arrive at noon being only the 10th car. I tell the wife I’ll only need 4-5 passes and we’ll be done back on the road by 2pm. :hyper:

Weather: 65f first 2 runs, but was about 40f last run.
Wind: 5-10mph tailwind
Track Prep: better than rockfalls but not as nice as cedar falls

After my 1st shakedown pass I come back to the 7 staging lanes full (70cars).
After my 2nd pass (P.B.) I go straight to staging lanes & now with 120 cars.

Due to oil on the track & cleaning crew taking +2hrs trying to clean it by hand, they shut down the right lane. :palm: 120 cars using 1 lane FTL. :mad1:

Charlie Mo-Kan run2 outside - YouTube
Charlie Mo-Kan run2 inside - YouTube
Note: 11.55....it didn't feel nearly as solid out the hole as my 11.9 pass(2:43) so I knew I was doing something wrong. When I get home to show Jordan the clips, he says i'm not launching hard enough & shifting early in 1st, shifting too slow in 2nd & not holding onto 2nd long enough at redline.

Charlie Mo-Kan run3 outside- YouTube
Charlie Mo-Kan run3 inside- YouTube
Note: 12.04...... 2.5hrs in between runs:tardfinger: I check my tire pressure = L @ 9psi / R @ 7psi. Off the launch & in 2nd, the car pulls to the left off the groove. Lesson learned.

So much for leaving back home @ 2pm. :fu:
We got back on the road @ 6:30pm Sunday & arrived home 6am Monday morning.

Brainerd International Raceway MN ~ September 7th ~ 13.68 @ 108mph
Rock Falls Raceway WI ~ September 15th ~ 12.34 @ 117mph
Cedar Falls Raceway IA ~ October 13th ~ 11.94 @ 118mph

Mo-Kan Dragway MO ~November 3rd ~ 11.55 @ 128mph

I had Tim put the Shoebox on the scale, weighing in @ 2,366lbs (half tank gas). That is only 75lbs more than stock ef hb si @ 2,291lbs.

Tim, Chris, Kyle, Jordan & myself

Special thanks to my friend & engine machinist Dan “Fargo”. Although he’s not with MAP anymore, we continue to support one another.

Last edited by Charlie Moua; 11/24/2013 at 11:20 PM.


CNC Werx
Jordan Tuned
Rocket Motorsports
Modern Automotive Performance
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.