The Gas Motorsport Team have certainly had an amazing few months, with the icing on the cake coming at the Test N Tune at Sydney Dragway on September 7th.
At the pre Fuchs Australian Nationals Test N Tune, team principle Joe Signorelli, put the team in the record books by becoming the Quickest Sport Compact Car in the World.
In their renowned Pro Turbo, 2JZ powered Gold Toyota Celica, Signorelli stopped the clock at an amazing 6.384 seconds at 223.32mph / 359.40kph, making him the Quickest Sport Compact in the World. It's been a race for some time now to see who would crack the magical 6.3 second barrier. Signorelli's main rival in the race was fellow Pro Turbo competitor, Kiwi Rod Harvey. Harvey reset his own World record to a 6.406 seconds in private testing prior to the postponed Jamboree on August 25 and just 13 days later Signorelli has taken the crown. Rest assured that Jamboree 2.0 on Oct 1/2 will be the battle ground for the title again.
Another competitor out of the Gas Motorsport camp riding high, is Po Tung in his 2JZ powered, Street 289 Toyota Supra. Tung has impressed from day one in the C4 automatic equipped Supra. With a string on high 7second passes under his belt, and getting quick at every event, it was clear he'd be one to watch. Come mid July, on a 28" x 9" tyre, Tung punched well into the record books with a 7.52 second pass at 188.44mph / 303.26kpm followed by a 7.532 second run at 190.89mph / 307.21kph, making him by far the Quickest and Fastest Street 289 car in the country.
Zoran Gajic in the Gas BMW has also been stepping up the pace in Pre Jamboree testing. In the, you guessed it, 2JZ powered Pro Turbo BMW, Gajic unleashed a 6.616 second at 208.78mph / 336kph pass and backing it up with a 6.694secord at 209.17mph / 336.62kph run.
Rounding off the stella run is Jason Both, piloting the Rotormaster Mazda RX7. Both took on the driving duties of the RX7 only weeks after a devastating crash in his RX3 at Sydney Dragway. The 20B powered RX3 was destroyed in the accident but Jason walked away relatively unharmed. The Rotormaster RX7 has been a bit of a hand full with the team working hard on the chassis prior to it's 1st competition meeting being Fuchs Australian Nationals. The team planned to use the meeting more for testing than actual competition, to get a better handle on the chassis setup. Come 1st round Both put fellow team mate Zoran Gajic in the Gas BMW on the trailer. In the Semi's Jason was up against Johnny Criticos in the JC Racing R100. Come the finish line, Both was the winner putting him into the final against Damien McKern in his Pac prepped RX2. McKern was the clear favorite but with an impressive holeshot and a 7.1 second PB ET saw Jason took home the win and the Gold Xmas Tree.
With World records and competition wins in hand, the team has their eyes firmly set on Jamboree 2.0, at Willowbank Raceway, Oct 1 & 2. The Gas Motorsport & Rotormaster Teams, would like to take this opportunity to thank their valued sponsors, Haltech, Motul & GFB.