All posts for the month July, 2009

The Forged Performance Motorsports Team is pleased to report another podium finish at last weekends Redline Time Attack Event, at the Nashville Super Speedway, in Lebanon, TN. The Forged Performance GT-R continues to perform exceptionally well, against a very strong competitive field. This was Forged’s second outing to this facility, and they were nearly 3 seconds faster than last year’s times set with our Unlimited Class Nissan 350Z TT.

With Ryan Gate’s ultra-light AMS Powered EvoX seemingly running away with 1st place, the real battle was shaping up for 2nd place, as the Forged Performance GT-R driven by Sharif Abdelbaset, and the Takata Imprezza STi driven by James Elterman traded fast laps throughout the day. With both teams pushing to the very end, the Forged Performance GT-R would claim the 3rd place spot with a fast lap of 1:07.516, just 3 tenths of a second behind the Takata Imprezza STi.

“This was another exciting outing for the team, and although we finished a notch down on the podium, we are pleased that the Forged Performance GT-R ran flawlessly all day long”, proclaims Sharif Abdelbaset, Driver and Team Principle. “Hats off to the entire Forged team, for their tireless efforts in the weeks leading up to the event and on site at the Nashville Super Speedway” continues Sharif.

Next stop is just two short weeks away Aug 8th-9th at Carolina Motorsports Park. The top contenders will be going at it again, and Forged is focused on putting the GT-R on the top podium spot!

The team would like to thank our sponsors for 2009: JRZ Suspension, Toyo Tires, HKS, Willall Racing, Volk Racing, AP Racing, and Cobb Tuning.

We have been eagerly awaiting the August issue of Modified Magazine to hit newsstands. Our GT-R graced the cover along with the other 2 podium winners of the Modified Magazine Tuner Shootout which was held back in March. We were very happy with our final placement of 3rd place just behind the GST and Full Race Subaru’s. This year consisted of 11 very stout cars from some of the best tuning shops in the country. Needless to say competition was tough! We felt that our moderately modified GT-R was very competitive with some of the insanely built cars that turned out to this years shootout. You can read more details in the August issue of Modified Magazine!