One Lap of America 2013 kicked off this weekend in South Bend, Indiana. The Forged sponsored team, Tangerine Associates, started the weekend strong with a win on the wet skid pad! Enjoy the photos from the start and stay tuned for more results and coverage throughout the week.
The Forged team headed out to AMP to get some test laps and data on our setup for One Lap of America car. The morning testing yielded some some fast times, a new street tire record!
The Forged team had a unique opportunity to get private track time at Atlanta Motorsports Park (AMP) in two ultra rare LFAs yesterday. Needless to say, as two of the founding members of AMP, Sharif and Roy are very familiar with the unique layout of this track. They tested the LFAs (#003 and #499) side by side and really put the vehicles through their paces on track. Returning to the garages with big grins on their faces, it was easy to see both Roy and Sharif were extremely pleased with their performance.
The greatly anticipated season of Spring proved to be a real attendance booster for Caffeine and Octane last Sunday. The Forged crew headed out early in the dark with our caravan of GT-R’s and LFAs, putting on quite a show as we traveled down the highway. There were lines of cars two deep streaming into the event from all the entrances. Looking out across the venue was a sea of car enthusiasts and a vast array of vehicles. Crowds of fans filled all of the isles, and all available parking spots were occupied by some of the nicest cars Atlanta has to offer. The Forged area was definitely a hot spot at C&O, overflowing with spectators clamoring to get a glimpse of not one, but two LFAs we had on display. We hope you enjoy the images we captured! See you next month, Cinco de Mayo C&O!
The dusty roads of Houston extended their welcome to some of the most powerful cars in the country for this year’s TX2K13. This event has grown to become THE “do-not-miss” date on just about every sports car enthusiast’s May calendar. Year after year, we have witnessed build numbers set higher and higher with Texas in mind. Being a veteran sponsor in years past, the Forged crew made the 13 hour trip and arrived at the Omni Hotel late into the evening. The largest hotel lot was covered in a sea of trailers containing 1000s upon 1000s of horsepower. The next morning we woke up early and headed out to the Texas World Speedway for a day of track action. GT-Rs dominated this year’s entries, comprising more than half of the field. In addition, there was a plethora of rare automobiles for attendees to feast their eyes upon. After a concise and fact-filled drivers’ meeting, Peter sent the first waves out. The event was well organized and went off without a hitch.
After what seemed like a very short night, Forged Performance took the hour-long drive to Hennessy Performance in Sealy, TX for the Dyno Competition and Car Show. The Hennessy staff did a amazing job directing the flow of vehicles that were snaked across the property, all lined up for their turn on the Dyno. All day there was constant stream of fans and spectators flooding into the event. Eventually, the action had to wind down in Sealy in order to give way for the attendees to ramp up for the after party which lasted well into the night.
On Saturday we headed back to Sealy for the Hennesy Drag Qualifying Event. Many cars, which had previously been hiding, mysteriously emerged for the sid-by-side duel. Massive slicks, lots of boost and gallons of VHT insured everyone posted low ET’s throughout the day.
Head over to our Facebook page for the high res gallery! It was such an amazing event! We look forward to seeing what of our fellow car enthusiasts have in store for next year!