Racing modified street cars is a form of motorsport popular in many countries. These cars are modified to reach higher speeds. There are different classes in the sport, from the Pro Stock class to the Funny Car class. Pro Stock cars must be two-doors with stock headlights and parking lights, and be less than five years old. Many of the drivers in the Top Fuel class are known to American audiences due to the popularity of NASCAR and its television broadcasts.
These modified cars often have different body styles. For instance, a Super DIRTcar series car has a driver in the center, a high downforce tunnel, and tilted roof. The rear suspension is typically a coil-over setup with torsion bars. The front suspension is a single-bar design, and the cars have a full tube chassis.
These cars aren’t glamorous, but they do make for impressive displays of power. Some of them have 1,000 horsepower, which is double the power of some modern hypercars or supercars. The only problem is that these cars cost a fortune to purchase. The RPM bill seeks to change this, making EPA focus on street cars rather than modified racing cars.
Some owners of modified street cars swap in more powerful engines and perform other performance upgrades. Other modifications include wider tires, lowered stance, and different exhaust notes. Many also cut down on weight by removing unnecessary items from the car. Some of these modifications can be dangerous, and the owners may face legal consequences. They may not be able to get insurance for their modified cars.
The E28 M535i was modified by BMW Motorsport. It was sold with a modified transmission and suspension. It was the first E28 BMW race car to compete in the IMSA series. A modified E28 M5 was also sold alongside the M535i. The BMW M series has had many changes over the years.
The Perocarpi Motorsports team campaigned aggressively in 2015 and 2016, with no higher than fourth place, but did break through at Daytona. The car finished first, ahead of Porsches. It then finished one-two at Sebring and was second in the manufacturers championship. The team is looking forward to a busy 2017!
In the 1980s, a Chilean family moved to the United States. Luis began racing classic Minis on dirt roads, and soon found success at all levels. His sponsorship money was limiting, so he refocused his career behind the scenes. He worked with HVM racing in Indianapolis and was able to get sponsorship.
The Trans-Am Series of the Sports Car Club of America is the oldest road racing series in North America and is open to sports cars and sedans. It’s where many of today’s top drivers got their start. The amateur section of the SCCA offers all kinds of racing.