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WORLD SPORT COMPACT CHALLENGE 2K19

 

Always one of the most anticipated events on the US Sport Compact racing calendar, the annual World Sport Compact Challenge at Orlando Speedworld draws some of the top race teams from all over the globe to compete.

This year's event once again saw several of our Billet By Pac customers competing in a range of classes and Rocky, Karen, George & Rodney we trackside showing their support for our US and Puerto Rican customers.

The team was also on hand, all weekend with the Billet By PAC trade stand to answer any questions and to promote our range of products.

Willie Lopez got the party started early, running a string of new PBs in testing leading up to the main event, starting off with a 7.031@191.62 before dipping into the 6s for the first time with a solid 6.87@195mph, making him the world’s fastest Datsun Deluxe!

Willie and his crew pushed hard all weekend, doing rounds and running consistently which saw them end up in the finals of the Old Skool class. Unfortunately, an oversight with the CO2 levels for the boost controller in the final saw the car bog hard off the line.  Although disappointed the team were still proud of their efforts - as they should be!

Yamilo Motorsport were also putting in work testing for the event, running back to back PBs in their 13B RX7.

A 6.961@191.27 pass in testing was backed up by 6.90@199.4 which had the team excited for the weekend ahead, however, despite their best efforts they weren't able to make it through eliminations.

El Sangre had a great weekend running consistent low 7s in their gen1 RX7. The team fought hard all the way to the finals, taking home the runners-up trophy in a tough field for Street Rod 10.5.

Eric Turbo was another racer that made the most of the testing leading up to the big event, blasting out a new PB of 6.71@204. Confidence was high going into eliminations however, a fuel leak on the line in round 2 saw the team's hopes of a finals appearance dashed.

The Christopher Racing FC was on a charge throughout the weekend. the team made it all the way through to the 3rd round before bowing out with a narrow loss in round 3 of eliminations.

 Quiles Turbo Racing lead the charge for the Billet By PAC 13Bs over the weekend running several 6-second passes. After drawing a bye run in round 1 the team lined up against the El Karma RX8 in round 2 for what was sure to be a great match up.

With the pressure on for both teams the drivers gave it their all and while both cars left the line hard, the Quiles RX7 got out of shape just passed the 60-foot mark and despite a great effort to keep the car in off the centerline, the win went to karma by only 200/th of a second - a  6.64@203 to a 6.62@208

In the end, while we were unable to claim a class victory during the event each and every team worked hard and enjoyed their time at the track doing what they love best and with a few solid PBs in hand and each and every car finishing the event in one piece, there's plenty to be thankful for!

Next event on the calendar is the World Cup Finals in Maryland next weekend and while we had to head back home, many of the teams will be preparing to race at the event and fly the Billet By PAC flag. Stay tuned for updates and a full wrap-up of that event to come!