All posts for the month June, 2009

Photo courtesy of Budski photography

Photo courtesy of Budski photography

Forged Performance completed their first official Redline Time Attack event of the year, and finished in 2nd place overall in the Modified Class. We are pleased with the results, especially given the impressive heavy hitter competition we were up against. The likes of Ryan Gates in his AMS prepared EvoX, and James Elterman in his Takata Impreza STi, were among the teams that put up some stiff competion.

For those of you unfamiliar with Time Attack Racing, each team must run their fastest lap in an offical three lap sesion. We don’t have endless laps to go fast…just three. That puts some serious pressure on the drivers, and teams, to deliver a fast lap on command.

In the end, the Forged Performance Time Attack GT-R was edged out by the AMS EvoX. Prior to the event, Sharif Abdelbaset, GM and driver of the GT-R, had expected some tough competition. “This was an absolute nail biter until the end”, explains Sharif. “During practice we were consistently the fastest team on track, but little did we know, that Ryan Gates was holding back the special sauce for the official timed sessions. He caught us off guard with a blistering 1:30 laptime.” James Elterman finished in third position, about a second behind our GT-R.

I’d like to thank our generous sponsors, for their continued support, and faith in the Forged Performance Time Attack program for 2009: Toyo Tires, Volk Wheels, JRZ Suspension, Nagtroc, HKS, and Willall Racing.

Next stop for Redline Time Attack is the Nashville Super Speedway, on July 25-26th. See you all there!

Switzer GT-R Upgrades

Switzer GT-R Upgrades

Forged Performance is pleased to announce that we are now dealers for Switzer Performance Innovation! Switzer Performance has developed several power packages that greatly enhance the performance of the Nissan GT-R.  We will carry the full line of Switzer Performance’s upgrades for the GT-R. All of these packages will be available on our webstore! We look forward to installing these high quality parts and seeing how they perform on our customers cars!

1489409c8aAfter a well earned off-season, coming off our second place victory in the Unlimited RWD class, Forged Performance heads to the Autobahn Country Club, in Joliet, IL, for the 3rd Round of the Redline Time Attack Series on June 20-21, 2009.

This will be the first of 6 stops for the Forged Performance Motorsports Team, debuing their 2009 Nissan GT-R in competition.

The team has spent hundreds of hours of on track, and off track testing, while preparing the GT-R for competition. The team is extremely pleased with it’s performance so far.

As he did last year, NASA Pro Driver, and Time Attack veteran, Sharif Abdelbaset (Forged GM) will be piloting the GT-R around some of the best circuit courses in the country.

“This year’s Modified AWD stands to be the most competitive in the history of Time Attack. We’re prepared to goto battle with some of the finest drivers and teams, including the Takata STi of James Elterman, and the AMS Evo X driven by Ryan Gates”, proclaims Sharif Abdelbaset.

And with the Forged Performance GT-R in race trim, and perfectly dialed in, it’s sure to be a crowd favorite. See you all at Autobahn Country club on the June 20-21, 2009!