Supersport Mk2 Race Report From Mid Ohio!

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On the July 4th weekend the Supersport Mk2 made it’s North American racing debut at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course racing with NARRA in the GT1 class.  The competition in GT1 was all Dodge Viper Comp Coupes running V10 engines.

I was again surprised how much the performance bar is raised when you are racing a sanctioned event as opposed to testing at our home track.  I was also a bit surprised by the higher than expected level of competition from the very well driven and professionally prepared cars at NARRA.

Friday was a test day.  We started off running very old tires just to get a feel for the track and the car.  Craig Stanton, our pro driver, did a fantastic job  of getting up to speed quickly.  The second session was skipped to give the crew time to work on the other car we were supporting at the event.  One thing about NARRA, they give you lots and lots of track time for your buck!

For Friday’s third session we mounted new Hoosier tires.  Craig started pushing hard, running fast times but reported the handling was going away.  We returned to the trailer and started inspecting the car.  Another big surprise! The rear lower control arms are bent.  This is the first time we have run the car with improved aero for more downforce and stiffer rear springs.  The control arms were simply not able to handle the increased loads.  We decided to repair and reinforce the control arms, using the trailer landing gear as a press and straightened the arms. Craig went to Home Depot to acquire material to reinforce and strengthen the arms. A late night of cutting and grinding had everything ready for welding in the morning.  The repair and strengthening was rather agricultural but certainly appeared capable of doing the job.

We skipped Saturday’s warmup session and were ready for the qualifying session.  Craig was being very conservative, not being too sure of the control arm repairs and qualified 4th in class.  Inspecting after qualifying showed that indeed the repairs were all holding up just fine. Now we started setting the car up for the race.  Saturday’s race showed us right away that having the lowest horsepower but best handling car on the track was a challenge, especially with Craig’s instructions to “take it easy, we really want to run Sunday!”. Craig was held up by the cars ahead in the curvy bits but when he got to the straights the Viper’s top speed allowed them to pass. Without diving hard in the corners Craig could not negate their top speed advantage.  The half hour race was the longest we have run the Supersport Mk2 in anger.  Craig’s smooth consistent driving earned the car it’s first podium appearance!

Sunday dawned with new enthusiasm from both driver and crew.  Today we would push harder!  Spring changes, aero changes, shock changes, alignment changes, all were made.  After the morning warmup session Craig’s immediate response was “better,better,better!”.  For qualifying a new set of tires yielded Craig a quick time right out of the box.  We are fastest in our class so far so we sit in pit lane and watch the competition.  Craig says he has more left in the car.  On the last qualifying lap Saturday’s GT1 winner just nips us for the pole.  Craig says “No problem, I have plenty left”. He will get them on the start and push hard enough to gain enough in the corners to be able to maintain his position and move up.

On the race start Craig does a fantastic job easily passing the GT1 pole sitter on the outside and starts after a GTU car just ahead.  The GTU car is leaking lots of fluid and Craig cannot run too close without risking the car.  He is pulling away leading the GT1  class when the handling goes away.  He pits and the crew finds that the rear sway bar link is disconnected so we decide to retire.

We learned so much over the weekend.  First, we learned that Craig loves the car.  His common refrain after getting out of the car was “You have a really neat thing here” and “I just love driving this car!” Secondly, we are really close. We need to design and manufacture new rear control arms, thoroughly test them, and retrofit the existing cars free of charge.  Thirdly, racing will push us to refine our setups.  The car is very responsive to changes so optimizing it is achievable and easy to do and changes don’t kill the crew.

The engine, transmission, and electronics performed flawlessly and are proving to be state of the art and very reliable. This complete car is truly a drivers car.

As we work towards building our one-make series for the car we are enthusiastic and very confident that the Supersport Mk2 Spec Series will prove to be the best GT series for drivers on the planet.

–Jackson Stewart

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North American Racing Debut!

Announcing the North American racing debut of the Supersport Mk2 at the NARRA US GT Championship GT1 race at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course July 3-5, 2015!

The 2 liter GM Ecotech GDI turbo will be up against some pretty stiff competition in the GT1 class, which is mostly V10 powered Dodge Vipers.  Fortunately the Mid Ohio track favors handling over horsepower which will help us!

Craig Stanton, one of North America’s top pro drivers will pilot the Supersport Mk2 around the fast and technical track.  This should be really fun to watch!

We would like all interested people to join us at Mid Ohio. Please note that this is not a spectator event so email Jackson Stewart and he will arrange a VIP Pass at the gate. Email jackson@unitechracing.com.

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Supersport Mk2 on Display!

We will be displaying the Supersport Mk2 at every Pirelli World Challenge Series event that the GTS class is running this year! Recently the car was displayed at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. The response from the crowds that viewed the car was tremendous.

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The Supersport Mk2 will be located in our Team Paddock, GTS Car #62.  Stop by and ask Jackson Stewart any questions you may have about the car. If your schedule and our schedule permit we can arrange for test drives at area tracks either before or after the race.

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The next event will be the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.  The car will be on display Thursday April 23 through Saturday April 25th.

Click HERE for the complete schedule for the Pirelli World Challenge Series. Make sure to note we are displaying only at races where the GTS class will be racing. Sign up for our newsletter to get advanced notice of our schedule.

Come See the Supersport Mk2 at Auto Club Speedway Saturday Jan. 10th!

The final developments to the Supersport Mk2 are complete! After the last test we determined that the engine required a larger intercooler to better control air inlet temperatures. The new larger intercooler was installed and was 100% successful on the dyno.

 

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The performance of the Supersport Mk2 was proving to be so good that we decided using a better shock absorber would give us even better results. The new 2 way adjustable state of the art shock designed by Jerome van Gool of MCS gives us confidence that the performance of the Supersport Mk2 is absolutely the best it can be.

 

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Yesterday was spent at the Danzio Performance dyno, analyzing the engine tuning with the new intercooler in place. Performance was on target, with the air inlet temperatures well under control. Click HERE to view a dyno pull.

 

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This coming Saturday, January 10th, we will be testing the Supersport Mk2 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. Our professional driver Craig Stanton, who last drove the car at Big Willow, will be putting the Supersport Mk2 through it’s paces on the roval at Auto Club.  The event is a Speed Ventures track day which affords plenty of track time to thoroughly test and tune on the car.  This will be the first test with the new MCS shock absorbers and we are anticipating Craig will really like the new set up.

This test will be the final development test on the Supersport Mk2. After this the design and specs will be frozen for production.

Come on by Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, January 10th and let us show you the car and explain why we believe this car is the best value in racing today offering a level of performance that far exceeds the purchase price! We will be in the north end of Garage 2 all day and would enjoy showing you the car.

 

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The “Race Ready” Supersport Mk2

The Supersport Mk2 is only sold “race ready”.  What do we mean by “race ready”? We mean that you literally can take delivery of the Supersport Mk2 and after spending the delivery day with us, take the car to the track and race it with all the tools to do well at your disposal.

A modern race car is a very complex machine.  The brain of that machine is the electronics.  The Supersport Mk2 is equipped with a state of the art Life Racing Electronics package, including the F88 GDI4 engine control unit, the PDU 32 power control unit, and a nifty touch pad switch panel.  Being truly race ready we include a full software suite providing professional level data analysis.  The Life Racing software is easy to learn and is capable of helping the driver and engineer answer all those questions that ultimately make the car and drive one running fast lap times consistently at every track.

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The screenshot shows an example of a driver page.  Vehicle speed, gear, engine rpm, throttle position, brake pressure,  and longitude and latitude g-forces, along with oil pressure are shown on this screen.  The ability to reference the track map gives the driver the information he needs to really improve his lap times.  Dozens of other channels are available to closely monitor other systems.

The purchase of a Supersport Mk2 is only done direct, with no middlemen.  This helps us both insure the quality and keep the price low for the buyer.  Every Supersport Mk2 purchase includes a full day of track testing here at Willow Springs Raceway, training on maintenance procedures, and several hours of instruction to learn the use of the Life Racing software.

Our #1 goal is a customer leaving with his new Supersport Mk2 ready to compete and win!

Supersport Mk2 Runs Auto Club Speedway!

IMSA Continental Tire Challenge racer Rob Ecklin flew out to California to run the Supersport Mk2 in the Speed Ventures track day event at Auto Club Speedway. With the long off season just beginning, Rob wanted seat time in a GT race car with current technology and a state of the art drivers environment. Rob normally drives an Aston Martin in IMSA, so the Supersport Mk2 was a perfect choice to develop driving skills and learn a new track.

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After getting familiar with the Life Racing touchpad and XAP Electronique steering wheel display, Rob was ready to take the car out on track.

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Auto Club Speedway is a roval with lots of time on the banking and a very challenging twisty infield section. Speeds are high and Rob took it easy in the first session, learning both the track and the car.

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The 3MOP 6 speed sequentially shifted transmission makes shifting effortless. The Supersport Mk2 is paddle shifted with no lift upshifts and auto blip downshifts. “The shifting in this car is a luxury!” according to Rob!

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Designed as a pure GT race car, the Supersport Mk2 excels as a track day car. The car requires very little in the way of crew and support, and the data provided by the Life Racing electronics makes improving driver performance very easy. Every aspect of the engine, transmission, and braking systems are monitored and very clearly and easily read and analyzed after each session.

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The GM 2.0L Ecotech GDI turbo engine provides 420 horsepower and 420 lb./ft torque, more than enough to get around the banking.  According to Rob, “It was definitely fun to pull the Porsche’s!”

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At the end of the day, Rob felt that he had gotten quality seat time in a car with performance equal to a Porsche GT3 Supercup car.  The purchase price of the Supersport Mk2 is less than half of the Porsche, with running costs less than ten cents on the dollar.  Rob and his IMSA co-driver plan to run the Supersport Mk2 as much as they can over the winter and also utilize it to practice at tracks that are on the IMSA schedule next year. For drivers wanting to keep sharp in the off season as well as between races, the Supersport Mk2 is unparallelled in the racing world.  999 Motorsports USA offers a program to keep your  Supersport Mk2 at our facility and run it at Willow Springs International Raceway whenever you desire at a moments notice.

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After the last session Rob was getting comfortable and fast. Our favorite comment of the weekend came from two Corvette drivers who came by to ask “How much horsepower does that f$#*ing thing have?”  Plenty, obviously!

 

Craig Stanton Tests the New Supersport Mk2!

Professional race car driver Craig Stanton came out to Willow Springs International Raceway yesterday to test and help fine tune the new Supersport Mk2. Craig is fresh off his successful 2014 season driving a Porsche 911 GT America in the IMSA GTD class.  In the off season Craig is a recognized driving coach and test driver. We were extremely lucky that Craig was able to fit us into his busy schedule.

 

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After taking the Supersport Mk2 out a few minor changes were made according to Craig’s feedback.

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Some of Craig’s thoughts?  ” Over time I’ve driven a lot of crap.  It’s so fun to drive a really good race car”,  “You’ve got a really neat thing here”, and  “This car is magic!”

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We really enjoyed having Craig drive the car.  When we set out to develop the Mk2 we set some lofty goals.

1. Performance equal to a Porsche GT3 Supercup car.

2. Purchase price less than half that of the Porsche.

3. Running costs of 10 cents on the dollar compared to the Porsche.

It has been really satisfying that with the help of great professional drivers like Craig Stanton and Stu Hayner we are achieving all of our goals.

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A couple more minor changes to the car are in development.  A larger intercooler for more safe power and some tweaking to the shocks. After those changes are made watch out! This car is a weapon!

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We are looking forward to the upcoming 2015 racing season as plans are coming together for our works team as well as customer teams.  2015, the year of the Supersport Mk2!

We are located on the entrance road to the Willow Springs International Raceway so if you are coming out to the track please make sure to stop by and check out the Supersport Mk2!

“HOLY CRAP!” – Cal Kalishek

Cal Kalishek, owner of Supersport chassis #008 visited Willow Springs Raceway to test drive the new Supersport Mk2.

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Cal has put quite a few miles on his original Supersport, both at Hallet, his home track in Oklahoma and Road America where he competes annually with his brother and other family members. Driving coach Allan Crocket was brought in to assist Cal in quickly coming up to speed on the Big Willow course. Not only did Cal have to learn a new track but he also had to familiarize himself with the new level of horsepower and paddle shifted transmission in the all new Mk2.

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After a couple of lead follow laps, Cal was getting the feel of the incredibly quick up and down shifts and beginning to get a good sense of the increased horsepower and torque of the Mk2.

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The new XAP steering wheel display was a favorite. Cal really liked the visibility of the shift light bars and gear indicator.

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After a debrief session with Allan, Cal was ready for more!

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Cal’s impression of the new Supersport Mk2? “HOLY CRAP!! Driving this is like going from riding a horse to jumping on a tiger!”. We think he liked it!

We heard from Cal in his own words:

“Just returned home from testing the Supersport Mk2 demo car, chassis #005 at Willow Springs race track, Rosamond, California. All I can say is “WOW” what a tiger. Upgraded turbo, brakes, steering, wheels, tires, transmission, and electronics. The 3MOP sequential transmission and 420 wheel horsepower transforms the driving experience. Car leaps forward with each full power paddle shift gear change. Auto blip downshifts were so smooth I had to check XAP steering wheel readout to verify the gear change. My Supersport chassis #008 is currently being upgraded to Mk2 standard. Will keep you posted upon completion.”

Cal’s Supersport is undergoing upgrading to the Mk2 specs and he can’t wait to turn it loose on Hallet!

Supersport Mk2 On Display at SCCA Runoffs!

The Supersport Mk2 will be on display at the 2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, held at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway October 9-12!  We will be in the Marketplace area all four days. Make sure to come by and meet Jackson Stewart and take a good long look at this amazing car.

Click here for all information and ticket purchases to the Runoffs.  http://www.mazdaraceway.com/scca-national-championship-runoffs

We look forward to meeting you!

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Mk2 2.0L GDI Turbo and World Class Suppliers

SUPERSPORT MK2’S 2.0 l GDI TURBO CONTROLLED BY LIFE RACING ELECTRONICS

 

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2.0 Liter GDI turbo producing 430 hp and 385 lb.ft. of torque sounds like the press release from the new Indy Lights program but it’s not. It’s the new Supersport Mk2. Like the new Indy Lights car the engine in the Supersport Mk2 is controlled by Life Racing Electronics. The Life Racing products used in the Supersport Mk2 are truly state of the art. The ECU, the PDU and the Touch Pad Switch Module along with the DanZio Performance produced MIL Spec wiring harness create a very reliable system that is found only in very high end professional race cars.

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As a complete package engineered from the ground up, the Supersport Mk2’s drive train gives the driver a truly cutting edge driving environment. With multi-season reliability the Supersport Mk2 is able to offer this experience for pennies on the dollar when comparing real world operating costs to other GT cars in the same performance category.

WORLD CLASS SUPPLIERS

 

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The Supersport Mk2 is the sum of its parts. By carefully selecting components from our world class group of suppliers while always keeping in mind value for our customers, we have created a complete system offering performance and reliability that equals or surpasses high end GT cars and does it for less than half the typical price.

COMPLETE CUSTOM WHEEL —  FUEL SAFE —  3MO PERFORMANCE —  OMP

XAP ELECTRONIQUE —  YOKOHAMA —  AASCO MOTORSPORTS —  GOODRIDGE

ZZPERFORMANCE —  WILWOOD —  WOODWARD —  LIFE RACING —  FK BEARINGS

DANZIO PERFORMANCE —  HRP WORLD —  VP RACING FUEL —  NEW GM PARTS.COM

 

The final touches are being put on the Supersport Mk2. Appointments to test drive this amazing new car are available!

Supersport Mk2 Rotating Weight Improvements

 

There is an old adage in racing concerning parts weight that goes like this, “Light, strong, cheap, you can only pick two”. The Supersport having been designed with strength and safety as the main priorities was admittedly not the lightest car on the market.  At approximately 2300 pounds it is lighter than the IMSA GT cars so it is not heavy by any stretch.  Rotating weight is an area of particular concern on any race car.  The energy required to speed up or slow down the rotating weight can have a measurable effect on overall performance.

Two areas that have received particular attention in developing the Supersport Mk2 are the brake rotor and wheel combination and the clutch and flywheel package.

 

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First the brakes.  Everybody that has driven the Supersport has been impressed with the braking performance.  The large 6 piston Wilwood front calipers and the 4 piston Wilwood rear calipers provide plenty of stopping power.  Brake control is positive and no fading was ever experienced.  The one fault that appeared was premature rear rotor wear.  We decided to improve the brakes by using Wilwood’s Premium Spec 37 iron discs mounted on aluminum hats. The new Wilwood discs are a very high quality material providing better cooling and have the added benefit of being lighter than the original rotors previously used. The front rotors are 4.8 pounds lighter and the rears are 2.2 pounds lighter.  Coupled with the new larger but lighter wheels the total savings in rotating weight is 15.8 pounds.  This savings has a cost but we chose light and strong over inexpensive and heavy.

 

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Secondly, the clutch and flywheel.  With the change to the 3 MO Performance transmission a change to the clutch and flywheel was necessary.  The original OE flywheel on the LNF engine weighed a whopping 32.4 pounds.  We had already changed to an aluminum flywheel that with the OE type clutch brought the weight down to 21.6 pounds.  Now by again choosing strong and light over inexpensive and heavy the new one piece steel racing flywheel and Alcon clutch weigh only 14.4 pounds. This weight savings is all rotating weight at engine speeds.  The huge reduction in MOI will have a measurable effect on the performance of the Supersport Mk2.

The final touches are being put on the Supersport Mk2. Appointments to test drive this amazing new car are available!

 

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Supersport Mk2 Development Update

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The Mk2 development of the Supersport started with the need to improve the driving experience and do away with the unsatisfactory shifting and performance caused by the OE GM 5 speed synchromesh transmission.

With the decision to switch to a proper racing transmission, the 3MOP dog engaged sequentially shifted 6 speed, it only made sense to include no lift upshifts which lead to auto blip downshifts, and then paddle shift controls. There was no way this could be achieved with the OE electronics. We began our search for a true race quality ECU. After several starts and stops we have selected Life Racing to be our electronics technical partner and supplier. Life Racing is represented in the US by Chris Muzio at DanZio Performance. Chris is proving to be our ideal partner. His expertise with the Life Racing products is giving us results exceeding our expectations.

While our search for better electronics was taking place, other suppliers were continuing development on the Ecotec platform. We made the decision to change our engine supplier to ZZ Performance. ZZ Performance had begun to offer a new Gen III version of the LNF engine that has been the heart of the Supersport. The new European sourced engine uses a stronger block for more reliability, larger injectors, and a revised fuel rail. ZZ Performance adds a Borg Warner EFR turbo custom fitted to the engine and we add the ZZ Performance reground fuel pump cam to boost GDI pump output. This combination when coupled to the Life Racing ECU takes our power plant to a whole new level. We have developed two tunes which will be easily selected and included with each Supersport Mk2. The base tune running premium pump gas produced 360 hp at 6500 rpm and 305 lb./ft. of torque at 4700 rpm. The high output tune which requires using VP MS-109 fuel makes 430 hp at 6400 rpm and 385 lb./ft. at 5000 rpm. Both tunes are incredibly safe with a large margin of safety. The engine simply runs and feels like a true race engine while still being easy to operate while driving around the pits.

The Life Racing ECU is also handling the transmission control commanded by the new XAP Electronique steering wheel, fitted with carbon paddles actuated by the XAP E-Shift 2 electronic actuator. This new package using these top of the line racing suppliers is giving the Supersport Mk2 the feel of driving a highly refined true GT race car.

“Performance on par with a GT3 Super Cup car for less than half the price and 10 cents on the dollar costs to operate” is our mantra for 999 Motorsports USA. The Supersport Mk2 is achieving our goals.

Test drives for prospective buyers begin at the end of July. Contact 999 Motorsports USA to experience the thrill of our year long project, offering the best driving experience and the best value in racing.

 

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All New Supersport Paint Booth!

Previously we have not offered paint as an option when purchasing the Supersport. Now we have added the Paint Booth!  View the Supersport in one of 7 vibrant base colors. Then, take a look at our 2 standard paint schemes, the Simple and the Wedge, both utilizing your choice of 2 standard stripe colors.  We show each scheme in 3 popular base/stripe combinations.  Like the look but want to see it in a different base/stripe combination? Just send us an email and we will send back the rendered Front, Back, and Side views of your color choice. Both schemes were designed to leave plenty of room for numbers and sponsor logos on the entire car.  Either standard paint scheme can be added to your order for $2,995!

Simple Scheme in Blue, with Yellow and White stripes

Blue Yellow White Side Simple 1020 grey

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Blue Yellow White Rear Simple 1020 grey

Wedge Scheme in Red with Black and Silver stripes

Red Black Silver Side Wedge 1020 grey

Red Black Silver Front Wedge 1020 grey

Red Black Silver Rear Wedge 1020 grey

Wedge Scheme with added decals and numbers

Silver Charcoal Green Side Wedge 1020 grey decals

Of course, we are happy to paint any custom scheme that you have in mind. Price will be quoted upon receipt of the design. We will render your scheme on the Supersport and send you the views before you commit to paint.

The Supersport is delivered in a paintable grey finish ready for wrapping or paint. Now you are able to save yourself the trouble of finding a painter and deciding on a scheme!

View the Paint Booth now and visualize your Supersport!

Supersport Runs Road America!

Supersport owner Cal Kalishek loaded up his car and traveled to Road America for three fun days running the iconic three mile track located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.  Cal’s brothers Rob and Charlie and Rob’s sons Nick and Kurt all brought their track day cars, making it a family reunion as well!

Cal choose to run with Group 2, a V-8 powered group so that he could run against his brother in an ex-Bondurant Mustang Cobra. He reported that there were three Cobra kit cars in the group and the Supersport blew the doors off of each one of them. As Cal put it “Three days of high speed thrashing around Road America’s three miles turned out great!”.

Needless to say, it’s great to see Supersport owners out running hard for three days and having a great time!

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Supersport Spec Series in Asia!

999 Motorsports Asia has announced  Supersport Grand Touring Thailand (Supersport GTT) will be a spec class for Supersports and will run with the Pro Racing Series Championship in 2014!

“In  2014, Supersport Grand Touring Thailand (GTT) will be one of the competition series in the Pro Racing Series Thailand Championship, Thailand’s most prestigious motor sports event established in 2009 that includes all types of professional car racing classes such as Production Car, Production Truck and Touring Car 2000 CC.

SUPERSPORT GTT will be a competition based on a strict one make spec series concept. Strict adherence to “as delivered” specifications in both the Sprint and Endurance formats and will eliminate expensive up-grades and modifications to the cars. Our professional team is pleased to provide full information and consulting for clients who are interested in racing. Full parts and tech support also will be provided.”

With the Race of Champions being held in Bangkok in December of 2013 and using the Supersport as one of the cars, we predict the spec series will be a very popular class!

Supersport Demo at The Thermal Club!

999 Motorsports USA was invited to demonstrate the Supersport at the brand new, very impressive Thermal Club, the world’s premier private motorsports facility! They were holding their first member track introduction day.  The first phase of the track was completed and members and guests were eager to test their skills.  We brought the Supersport out to give the members a chance to see how a real race car handles the track.

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The 1.8 mile South Palm Circuit is the portion of the Alan Wilson designed track that is completed.  All reports were that it was a very fun track!

thermalThe Thermal Club gave a presentation on the Villas and a preview of the next phases that will be completed at this amazing facility.

lunchA full hot cooked to order breakfast was served, as well as a multi-course lunch! No one went hungry at The Thermal Club!

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Plans and architectural drawings were shown for many of the planned facilities.  Above is the Tuning Garage.  They will have an onsite car prep and maintenance facility as well as car storage.  Each member will have a Villa, with multi-car garages integral to the Villa. Nice!

supersport 1We would like to thank Dave Jenkins and his entire organization for the opportunity to show our car at their beautiful emerging facility! The Supersport generated a lot of interest and is the perfect car for this type of location.  The Thermal Club plans to have a regular weekly racing schedule in place and the Supersport is the ideal car for this.  Members will be able to get hours of quality seat time in a real GT race car, hone and develop their skills, all for very low cost per mile. The Supersport is designed as a one make spec race car and we are happy that The Thermal Club is looking to the Supersport to provide this type of exciting racing at their track.

Go to www.thethermalclub.com for complete information on how to become a part of this gem in the Palm Springs, California area!

Having Fun at Hallett Motor Speedway!

Supersport owner Cal Kalishek took his Supersport out for a run on his home track, Hallett Motor Speedway in Jennings, Oklahoma. He reported “First track day with chassis #008. Can easily run with V8 powered street cars. Still more potential in chassis, suspension, and engine. Need to sharpen my skills to take advantage of all 999 Supersport has to offer. >8O”.

We are excited to see owners beginning to really experience and enjoy the Supersport. Cal has been invited to run with the Comma Series in wheel to wheel racing at his next outing but has decided to run a couple more High Speed Touring days before stepping up. His next outing will be in mid June with the Midwest Ford Shelby Club.

View the photo gallery HERE.

Supersport Spec Series/Race Version and Spring Special!

We have decided to offer the Supersport in two versions. The Supersport Track Day Version is our standard Supersport and sells for $69,500 completely track ready. This car uses the standard GM 5 speed transmission with a sequential shifter and is perfect for track days or racing.  The Supersport Spec Series/Race Version is a standard Supersport upgraded with a 3MO sequential dog box transmission, no lift shifting, and a true racing differential. This car sells for $83,000 completely race ready.  The Spec Series/Race Version will be the primary car used in our Spec Racing Series in 2014.

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To introduce our new Supersport version we are offering a killer deal for those planning on buying a Supersport to race in an established series or to race in our Spec Series and are looking for every advantage possible!  Buy a Supersport Spec Series/Race Version and we will discount the car $3,000 and throw in a spare set of wheels, a must have when racing! $80,000 for a race ready true GT racecar!  This special is a limited time offer. Go to our PRICING page for all the details.

999 Motorsports Visits AMP to Tune and Service Supersports

 

 

Jackson and Melinda Stewart of 999 Motorsports visited Atlanta Motorsports Park April 9-14th, 2013 to tune and service the Supersports bought by customers at that track.

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Over the last few months data collected by the owners Jeremy Porter and John Daniel showed that the AMP track requires a different chassis tune than the development tracks used in the west.  Each car received a new spring package and complete re-set-up of all the suspension settings.

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The cars had an opportunity to briefly run together on Thursday.  Some additional adjustments were made for the Saturday Member Day, with Jeremy Porter setting a new fast lap for a Supersport at 1:26.50. When exiting the car Jeremy exclaimed “This car is freaking awesome!”.  Although not quite as experienced as Jeremy with race cars and karts, John was amazed at what a difference a relatively small amount of tuning changes could make in a real race car.  “It’s just a day and night difference in the way the car handles and drives” he said upon exiting the car after the first session.

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Jackson was extremely happy with how well the Supersports responded to set-up changes and given how predictable the cars are is very confident that it will be easy for customers to tune and extract the maximum performance from the car at their home tracks.

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It was really fun to watch the two cars on track together, kicking butt on cars costing many thousands of dollars more! Melinda Stewart, photographer for 999 Motorsports USA, was amazed once again at how fun the atmosphere and people at the track are and also how beautiful the setting is. The progress they have made with their facility in the last few months was exciting to see.

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View the full Photo Gallery of the cars at Atlanta Motorsports Park HERE.

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If you are in the neighborhood, stop by Atlanta Motorsports Park, located in Dawsonville GA, (also home to Awesome Bill from Dawsonville!).  Jeremy Porter will be happy to arrange a test drive of the Supersport at his track. For full test driving info click HERE.

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Great Paint Job!

Supersport owner Jeremy Porter has put a fantastic paint job on his new car! Jeremy, owner of Atlanta Motorsports Park, took delivery of his Supersport in December.   Much thought was put into the design and color selections to accent both the lines of the Supersport and the corporate colors of Atlanta Motorsports Park.

Test Drives can be scheduled with Jeremy at his beautiful new track.  For complete information about the Test Drive Program,  click HERE.

 

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New Video Series!

NEW VIDEO SERIES!

In addition to our usual on track videos, we have added a new video catagory, Garage Videos!  We will be covering service and maintenance topics, aimed mostly at Supersport owners.  Covering topics such as Aligning the Supersport, we will provide a knowledge base and reference tool for Supersport owners.

Next up will be videos covering topics such as Bleeding the Brakes, Properly Jacking Up the Supersport, Setting Up the RLC Dash, Adjusting the Seat and Pedal Positions, and much, much, more.

Take a look at the first in our series, Aligning the Supersport.

Race the Supersport on Your iPhone!

Race the Supersport on your iPhone or iPad! Download the Race Of Champions World Lite app (the new one) and start racing! Upgrade to the new Race Of Champions World app ($2.99) and select the Supersport to race real and fantasy tracks.

The Supersport will be a featured car in the 2013 running of the Race of Champions in Bangkok, Thailand. Get some practice laps in now!

“Take your chance to beat the greatest racers of motor sports in the official Race Of Champions cars and venues! Test your driving skills through a series of head-to-head races in identical cars on a parallel track, as seen in the actual ROC events.

Race Of Champions World, the sequel to Race Of Champions, brings back all the excitement from the first game and loads of new features.”

Race Of Champions World features:

• 4 new venues, including 3 imaginary ROC tracks situated in New York, Los Angeles and Miami.

• 2 new officially licensed ROC race cars: the Artega GT and the Supersport GT.

• Paddock to customize cars

• Driver’s Lounge to create your own avatar.

• Drive with the official cars and tracks of the event to be the best in the Championship, Duel and Challenge modes

 

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Catch the Supersport at a Track Near You!

 

Jackson Stewart, owner of 999 Motorsports USA will be at each Grand Am Continental Tire Challenge race this year, engineering the Aston Martin Vantage for Automatic Racing. The Supersport will be touring with him at many of the races, with plans to demo the car at many motorsports country clubs and tracks along the way.

If you will be at any of the Grand Am races this year stop by the Automatic Racing trailer and talk Supersports with Jackson! If you would like to set up a demo day at your track please let us know. We will be posting our schedule soon!

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The Supersport and the NA Car of the Year Cadillac ATS

 

The Supersport Shares it’s Heart with the 2013 North American Car of the Year Cadillac ATS!

Both the Supersport and the Cadillac ATS use variants of the highly refined General Motors Ecotec series of engines.

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The Supersport’s 2.0L direct injected turbo engine with a bore and stroke of 86 mm, dubbed the LNF, is tuned to make 345 hp and 330 lb.-ft. torque.  The Ecotec in the Cadillac ATS sharing the same specifications, dubbed the LT6, is tuned for street use at 272 hp and 260 lb.-ft. torque.

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The Ecotec engine family is a highly refined group of engines used world wide in a variety of vehicles by a variety of manufacturers. Featuring high specific output and robust construction the LNF has proven very reliable both in street use and in racing use, having been used in the highly successful Chevrolet Cobalt racing in Grand Am’s endurance series. The engine is the perfect choice to provide ample power and reliability to the Supersport!

Engine, Clutch, and Transmission Installation

 

After the cars are plumbed, wired, and the brakes and fuel cells added, the brand new General Motors 2.0 liter,turbocharged, direct injected LNF engine is installed in the car by our very experienced racing technicians.

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We install an Aasco Performance lightweight aluminum flywheel and an Aasco Performance supplied heavy duty clutch.

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Power is transmitted through the standard General Motors transaxle which is shifted by the sequential shifter.

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An sequential dogbox is also available as an option when purchasing the car or as an upgrade at a later date.

Supersport Safety Part 2

Supersport Safety Part 2

 

In addition to the safety features of the chassis covered in an earlier post, driver safety and comfort are top priorities in the Supersport.  OMP USA products are used throughout the cockpit of the car.

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Standard equipment on the Supersport is a very nice OMP USA HTE seat which provides good lateral support and head protection.  The seat is adjustable but is bolted in place to do away with unsafe sliding brackets.

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We also use OMP USA seat belts which are designed for use with a HANS device.

 

The fire suppression system is also provided by OMP USA and is oversized. The bottle is mounted in the cockpit near the driver with the activation mechanism within easy reach on the dash.

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The fire retardant is fed through five nozzles.  Two are in the cockpit pointed at the driver.

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Three nozzles are directed in the engine compartment to quickly extinguish an engine fire.

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All nozzles are fed through aluminum tubing for maximum protection.

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An OMP steering wheel with a Woodward quick release hub mounted on a Woodward collapsible steering column provide good steering feel and safety.  In addition to the added safety features, the positioning of the driver in the middle of the car gives the maximum amount of crush zone around the driver in case of side impact.

Two Supersports Delivered to Atlanta Motorsports Park!

 

The first 3 Supersports completed in the US have now been delivered to their new owners!  Chassis numbers #007 and #010 were delivered to Jeremy Porter and John Daniel at Atlanta Motorsports Park.

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Jeremy was very eager to get in a few laps before nightfall.

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The next day both John and Jeremy took their new cars out onto the beautiful AMP track and were quickly up to speed.

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After getting out of the car John declared the Supersport was the most fun he had ever had in any car! View the complete Photo Gallery HERE.

First Supersport Delivered to New Owner!

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999 Motorsports USA delivered the first US completed Supersport to new owner Calvin Kalishek on December 7th.  Calvin and brother Rob traveled from Sand Springs, Oklahoma to Rosamond, California to participate in the final assembly of chassis #008. Calvin’s choice of the Supersport was the result of an exhaustive two year research project covering many available high performance track day cars.

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Calvin was able to get hands on experience with bleeding brakes, setting the alignment, and learning the workings of the RLC Racing Digital Data Logger Dash.

 

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The car was set up for Calvin to run his home track, Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Jennings, Oklahoma, a 1.7 mile circuit.

 

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Calvin, on the right, and his brother Rob enjoyed the unusually warm and fantastic weather that held the entire time they were here.

 

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The car was completed and rolled out into the night.  Calvin completed a brief test drive to check out all systems.

 

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After the successful test drive, the car was loaded on the trailer and Calvin and Rob headed out, intent on getting the new car into Cal’s garage as soon as possible. We believe the grin on his face was still there as he passed through Albuquerque!

We at 999 Motorsports USA would like to thank Calvin for his patience and firm belief that the Supersport was the car of his dreams. It was a pleasure getting to know both Calvin and Rob and we welcome them into the Supersport family!

Supersport Safety

Safety and quality are important aspects of the Supersport design and construction.

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Beginning with a clean sheet design the purpose built tube frame chassis is way over built, using over sized tubing and extensive gusseting. This creates a very safe and stiff drivers cockpit.

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An FIA front nose crash box adds an additional level of safety during front end collisions.

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The rear tubular support structure for the rear bumper cover provides rear end crash protection as well as a solid mounting point for the rear wing and tow hook.

With the center seat design which provides for considerable side impact space the overall result is one of the truly safest race cars available today.

 

Fuel Safe Fuel Cell Installation

Safety and quality are two hallmarks of the Supersport. We use a Fuel Safe FIA FT3 Certified fuel cell in all Supersports.

The custom made bladder assembly includes an in-cell fuel pump, and a fuel level probe using a custom made access plate. The cell holds 14.5 gallons.

The fuel cell is also compatible with not only pump gas and racing gas but also E85 which is used to fuel our higher horsepower engine tuning option.

The fuel cell is mounted in a custom aluminum enclosure including a double wall filler assembly.

 

The standard filler cap uses a 1/4 turn latch assembly mounted in a standard size plate which can accommodate double dry brake assemblies for endurance racing.

Plumbing and Wiring the Supersport

Plumbing and wiring are commonly overlooked details that ultimately show up as reliability issues if not done properly.

On the Supersport we use factory assembled premade hoses from Goodridge USA. All Goodridge hoses use crimped fittings and are pressure tested before being packaged in kits for assembly on the Supersport.

 

Even the brake lines are manufactured by Goodridge USA using the highest quality components.

Wiring when done properly can be ultimately reliable. How often have you heard of a DNF caused by the proverbial 25 cent connector? All the wiring on the Supersport is carefully assembled using Delphi GT280 series connectors and all harnesses are heat shrink sleeved.

The harness for the RLC Datalogger Dash is custom made by RLC for the Supersport and is also constructed of the highest quality heat shrink and Deutsch DT Series connectors.

All of this makes for true plug and play serviceability and a very reliable package.

Wilwood Brakes

An important aspect of the Supersport is the use of high quality products, many of which are manufactured in the United States.

Assembling the Supersport in the US we add a complete Wilwood brake package. The package uses massive 6 piston front calipers and 4 piston rear calipers.

The floor mounted adjustable pedal assembly uses a dual master cylinder set up, also from Wilwood, that provides driver adjustability of the brake bias.

We also choose to use a very affordable brake pad package from Wilwood that is proving to offer very long wear with mininal wear to the rotors.

The overall feeling when driving the Supersport is that the brakes are simply phenomenal!

 

Brand New GM Ecotec Engines

The Supersports have arrived from the factory at 999 Motorsports. We will take you through the steps that 999 Motorsports USA goes through to complete the cars and deliver them to their new owners.

The powerplant is the General Motors Ecotec 2.0 liter LNF engine. We use brand new, from the factory engines in our cars. The photo shows the three engines and transmissions as they are uncrated and awaiting final prep and installation.

A potential customer toured our facility, saw the engines lined up and commented that he assumed we would be using junkyard engines, not brand new powerplants. All the components used on the Supersport are brand new, from the factory parts. Even the bolts used to attach the accessories to the engine are General Motors OEM bolts, ordered by the GM part number. We could save a bunch of money buying bolts from the national giant hardware supplier but they would not be exactly what is called for by General Motors.

As we proceed through the assembly process we will show the high level of quality of parts as well as quality of construction of the Supersport!

Container Delivery Day!

A container of Supersports arrived at 999 Motorsports USA last week. After the manufacturer 999 Motorsports finishes the cars, they are loaded 3 to a container and shipped to the Port of Los Angeles. After clearing customs they are delivered to 999 Motorsports USA for final assembly before delivery to their new owners. All of these cars are sold and will be in the hands of their owners very shortly! Follow along as the cars are offloaded and readied for final assembly.

Stu Hayner Clocks a 1:28.740 Lap!

Professional race car driver Stu Hayner stopped by Willow Springs Raceway and took the Supersport out for a ride. He turned in a great lap of 1:28.740 on a 98 degree, hot, dusty, breezy day. In other words, a typical Willow day! This was the first opportunity Stu has had to drive the car since our recent round of development and improvements. He found the car to be easy to drive and confidence inspiring. View the hot lap video, complete with data and inset roof cam.

 

Hahn Super 20G Mitsubishi Turbo Installed

As we announced back in June, the Supersport now comes with the Hahn RaceCraft Super 20G Mitsubishi turbocharger as standard equipment. This is a larger turbo than the stock GM LNF turbo and will allow the car to be run with the option of selecting the standard 300 horsepower tune or upgrade to a 400+ horsepower tune.

The new turbo fit beautifully into the existing engine and chassis layout of the Supersport. Trifecta Performance is continuing to provide the tunes for both horsepower levels.

Now it’s off to the dyno next week!

 

Supersport GTX Unleash The Beast!

The Supersport has proven to be such a reliable and robust platform we have decided to upgrade the standard Supersport to create a Supersport GTX and go after the Porsche GT3 Supercup cars! Conceived to compete head to head on the race track the Supersport GTX is 400 pounds lighter than the Porsche, has more horsepower, more aero, a stronger and safer chassis and is half the price! We are taking orders now for the built-to-order Supersport GTX. Completely race ready for $109,500. Call the Office at 661.256.7870 days or Cell 661.992-2390 anytime for more information and delivery time estimates.

Supersport GTX Specifications

 

 Engine

Conservative 535 horsepower, 480+ RWHP

Full race build, forged connecting rods, forged coated pistons, high boost head gasket

Larger turbo charger

Remote BOV

Custom stainless steel exhaust system

Computer tuned to run on E85 or race fuel

Transmission

3 MO sequential “dog” box

Interchangeable gear ratios (selected for your track)

Single cable shifting

Racing differential

Racing lightweight flywheel

Racing metallic clutch

Halfshafts

Upgrade to 650 hp racing prepared halfshafts

Brakes

Larger diameter rotors

Wider width rotors with larger air gap

Custom aluminum floating mounting hats

Shocks

3 way adjustable with remote reservoirs

Fuel System

Larger primary fuel delivery pump

Full E85 compatibility

Wheels and Tires

280/680-18 on 11″ wheels rear

250/650-18 on 9.5″ wheels front

Supersport 1000 Test Miles Report

Supersport chassis 005, the 999 Motorsports USA demo car, has now run over 1000 miles. Forty or so different people have driven the car. Aside from a few teething problems mostly associated with the use of the GM LNF engine in a stand alone application, the Supersport has been totally reliable.

One area that did cause an issue was the rear steering arms and toe links. The parts are being redesigned and the specification of the toe link rod ends has been improved to permanently correct the issue.

The following are the consumables that were used during this first 1000 miles of track use:

TIRES:

As tires wore lap times were unusually consistent. 2 sets of tires were used for a total cost of $2,850.00

FUEL:

The Supersport is getting 5.18 miles per gallon average. Fuel cost was $4.299/gallon using 91 octane pump gas. Total fuel cost $829.71

BRAKES:

Front pads were 85% consumed and rear pads are about 15% consumed. Rotors look brand new. Total cost of one set of front pads was $180.00

We are a bit overkill when it comes to brake bleeding, but we still only used 2 bottles of Wilwood fluid and always had a firm brake pedal. Never experienced any fade or fluid boiling. Total cost of fluid $40.50

ENGINE:

After tuning issues were corrected the engine has run over 600 miles flawlessly, needing only an oil and filter change. We use Mobil 1. The engine did not use any oil or develop any leaks. Total cost of oil and filter $66.93.

TRANSMISSION:

The transmission has performed perfectly and when we changed the oil the magnet was clean and the oil looked good and clean. We use Redline MT90. Total cost of oil $26.97.

TOTAL:

The total cost for all consumables was $3994.11. Tires have accounted for about 70% of the total expense of running the car 1000 miles. The cost per mile is $3.99. The cost per hour, averaging 80 miles per hour, is $319.52.

After a thorough clean up and inspection the car still appears new.

 

Supersport Now Delivered With Larger Turbo

Feedback from customers and potential customers told us that upon recognizing the incredible potential of the Supersport they wanted the option of more horsepower.

Partnering with Hahn RaceCraft and our tuning partner Trifecta Performance, we have decided that delivering Supersports with the Hahn developed Super 20G Mitsubishi Turbo Upgrade both fulfills our mandate to maintain unbelievable reliability and offers customers the option to unlock some of the enormous power potential of the LNF 2.0 Ecotec turbo.

As delivered and used in the Supersport Spec Racing Series the Supersport will still make 300 RWHP. This output level provides incredible reliability and low maintenance. These traits are the cornerstones of the Supersport design.

Customers now may choose to give up some of that reliability to have 400+ RWHP available when desired. 999 Motorsports USA offers a $999.00 upgrade kit that allows a customer with a laptop to select either the standard 300 RWHP level or the 400+ RWHP level. The change from one level to the other takes less than 20 minutes and customers can elect to change back and forth at will.

 

The Supersport Visits Atlanta Motorsports Park!

999 Motorsports USA was invited by Jeremy Porter, owner of the brand new Atlanta Motorsports Park, to bring the Supersport to the track and demo it over the Memorial Day weekend. His Motorsports country club members were very interested in the Supersport and how it would perform at the new track. We arrived Saturday morning to a large crowd gathered to see the car! We unloaded it, and had pro driver David Murry take the Supersport out for some recon laps to check the set up for the new track. A few adjustments were made and the demo rides began!

Over 20 members climbed in the cockpit over the three days to feel for themselves the thrill of the Supersport! Many members were not satisfied with just one drive, but jumped in again when the line permitted. A good number of the members had no experience in a true racecar, so they took a little extra time to get the feel of the car. Everyone, from novice to experienced racer emerged from the cockpit sweaty but with a huge grin on their face! Member Kevin Clifford, an experienced pro level racer, was able to really put the Supersport through it’s paces recording a fast lap of 1:29.127.

The track is located about 50 miles north of Atlanta and when finished will be a wonderful destination. Plans include a clubhouse, pool, tennis court, in addition to over 200 member garages. The track itself is a technical 16 turns, with a huge amount of elevation changes. The pine woods of Georgia provide a beautiful setting for this family oriented facility.

Jeremy Porter has purchased a Supersport for himself and expects to see many more members racing each other around the track in their own Supersports! It is truly the perfect car for this application. We were able to run the car all day for three consecutive days, doing nothing more than adding fuel and doing a nut and bolt check each evening. Over 500 miles were put on the tires before the right rear started to show too much wear. The car is built to run all day, put it away, run all day, put away, and repeat. Andy Gilberg, a member with considerable racing experience in both modern and vintage racing, found it amazing that the car ran reliably for three solid days. Race cars never do that but this one does!

999 Motorsports USA would like to sincerely thank Jeremy Porter and his entire staff at the Atlanta Motorsports Park for inviting us to his fine facility. For complete information on the track, go to www.atlantamotorsportspark.net.

View the Photo Gallery from AMP HERE. View the video of Kevin Cliffords fast lap HERE.

 

MotoIQ.Com Indepth Supersport Review

Mike Kojima and Dai Yoshihara came to Willow Springs Raceway to evaluate and test drive the Supersport. The indepth article, complete with detailed photographs of all aspects of the car is now up! Go to MotoIQ.com to read the complete story!

 

Test Drive, Buy, and Get $1000 Travel Credit!

Ready to own the best GT track day racecar available today?

Call or email our office to set up your test drive. The single session fee to test the car is $500, which is applied to the purchase price of the car if bought within 30 days of the test.

If you are having a great time testing and wish to run multiple sessions, we apply all fees toward the purchase price of the car if the deposit is received within 30 days.

But what about the expenses you may incur traveling to our facility in Southern California? If you purchase the car on the day of your test we will credit $1,000 toward the purchase of the car to cover your travel expenses!! Supersport must be purchased the day of your test. Offer is good through May 31st, so don’t delay!

 

Supersport Test Drive Video

Professional race car driver Dane Moxlow and his father Dave flew out to Willow Springs from their home in Michigan to test drive the Supersport. This was Danes first visit to the big track at Willow Springs, known as the “Fastest Road in the West”. After getting a feel for the 2.5 mile road course Dane really began to push the car and lower his lap times.

Jackson Stewart downloaded data from the RLC Racing dash and went over every aspect of the laps with Dane. The video footage from the GoPro is overlaid with the data from that session, allowing the driver to see exactly where any improvements or changes can be made. Both the GoPro camera and RLC Racing Pro X Datalogging Dash System are standard equipment on the Supersport.

Check out the video to see exactly what fun you can have test driving a Supersport!

Beautiful Day at Willow Springs!

Jackson Stewart takes the Supersport out on a beautiful day at Willow Springs, in preparation for a scheduled customer test drive. Check out the new Photo Gallery HERE.

Supersport Dyno Video

Supersport on the dyno at Road Race Engineering.

Supersport Dyno Report

As one of the final steps in the development program for the Supersport, the car was taken down to Road Race Engineering and put on their Dynapack chassis dyno to accurately measure exactly what kind of horsepower and torque the GM Ecotec 2.0L engine is putting out in the current trim. The results of the Dyno tests were outstanding!

We have been working with Trifecta Performance to develop a more powerful and reliable tune for the engine. The dyno results show that we have achieved all of our goals and more. The engine put out 293 rwhp at 5200 rpm. The engine has a nice broad flat torque curve producing over 300 lb.-ft. of torque from 2800 to 5000 rpm with a peak of 339 lb.-ft. at 4100 rpm.

We have established a shift point of 5700 rpm and redline of 6000 rpm so the stresses on the engine are low, insuring a long engine life span.

Thanks to Mike Welch of Road Race Engineering for the excellent dyno job!

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Racecar Engineering Supersport Article

The April issue of Racecar Engineering is out and has a great article by Sam Collins on the Supersport! Sam attended the PRI Show in December and interviewed both Christophe Martin of 999 Motorsports Ltd, and Jackson Stewart of 999 Motorsports USA. The issue is downloadable at www.racecar-engineering.com and can also be ordered through the website. Most Barnes and Noble stores and other well stocked bookstores have Racecar Engineering, the best technically oriented racing magazine out there.

Don’t miss it!

FAQ Page Now Up!

We often get asked the same questions about the Supersport so we have compiled them into one easily accessed page, FAQ. Read through them and if you have additional questions make sure to call 661 256-7870 or email jackson@999motorsportsusa.com anytime.

Click HERE to read the FAQ page.

Development Update

Development has continued on the Supersport and the car has started to exceed our expectations! We have very nearly set the production specifications for the new car. So far, no changes have been made to any basic designs. The car has responded very well to all of our basic modifications including springs, shocks, steering ratio, brake cylinder size, toe, and ride.

The following improvements have been made to the Supersport:

 

  • Change to Hyperco Springs at USA rates.
  • Change to Woodward steering rack, safety column, and quick release.
  • Change to spec Goodridge USA factory assembled and pressure tested plumbing.
  • Change to smaller Wilwood master cylinders and Wilwood 600 brake fluid.
  • Change to USA developed engine ECU programming.
  • Change to internal fuel cell plumbing to improve fuel delivery at low fuel levels.
  • Change to Aasco Performance lightweight clutch and flywheel package.
  • Refinement of starting chassis set-up.

 

After a final development session this week, the first of our scheduled test drives will begin here at Willow Springs Raceway. For Test Drive information click HERE.

Supersport Takes On Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

999 Motorsports USA received an invitation from the owners of the Chuckwalla Valley Raceway to attend one of their Members Get Members Events to demo the Supersport for their members. What a great facility they have built in the desert, about one hour east of Palm Springs. Most people think the track is in the middle of nowhere, but as they like to say it is in the middle of everywhere! 3 hours from Los Angeles, 3 hours from Las Vegas, and 3 hours from Phoenix. We were really lucky to find beautiful 80 degree temps and zero wind. The hospitality shown to us was just fantastic. Friendly, interested members, a very tasty catered lunch, and a fun track made for a great day. Do yourself a favor and check out their website, www.chuckwallavalleyraceway.com, or better yet go out to the track! Thank you Chuckwalla, we will be back soon.

In addition to introducing the car to the members and guests, we used this opportunity to further fine tune the set-up on the car. Changes that our professional driver Stu Hayner had requested were completed and the Supersport was ready to go again. Stu took to the track and was immediately happy. Much easier to drive, much better feedback, and much,much more mechanical grip made Stu a happy driver. ” This car was fun to drive right out of the box, but now it is great and I feel very comfortable pushing it. It is giving me much better feedback and I feel that it is now ready for anyone to jump into the drivers seat and really enjoy this full on, real racecar”, said Stu.

Steve Ruiz of Stop Tech and his sons were attending the Members day, running their car on the twisty 17 turn course. Son Steven decided to take the Supersport out for a test drive and was very enthusiastic about the car. “This is a FUN car!!” summed up his feedback! If time had permitted he would still be out there, but several members had requested a test drive and the line was getting long.

Because some members did not get a chance to demo the Supersport we will be taking it back to Chuckwalla in the near future to give everyone who wants to a chance to get into the car. Next up we have scheduled test drives coming up at our home track of Willow Springs International Raceway.

Check out the Photo Gallery from Chuckwalla Valley Raceway HERE.

Pro Driver Stu Hayner Tests the Supersport

Wednesday, January 18th professional driver Stu Hayner took the Supersport on track at Willow Springs to put it through it’s paces and conduct a thorough evaluation of every aspect of the car.

Stu ran laps for about 80 miles around the high speed Big Willow course with absolutely no issues and total reliability. ” The car is really fun to drive. I identified a couple of minor chassis tuning items that the crew will work on before I take it out again next week” said Hayner.

Undeniably a head-turner, the Supersport attracts a lot of attention every time it hits the track. Many participants of the OTR Track Day investigated the new car up close! Click HERE to see the Photo Gallery of the test day with Stu Hayner.

Stay tuned for the next update after continued testing at Big Willow next week.

Supersport Makes Track Debut

Monday, January 9th, the Supersport turned its wheels for the first time on a track in the USA! The location was 999 Motorsports USA’s home track Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond California.

Jackson Stewart, owner of 999 Motorsports USA took a few careful shake down laps around Willow Springs. ” I was in no way going to put this car at risk, but even at the break-in pace the potential of the car was very evident”, said Stewart. Everyone involved in the project was delighted with the performance of the new car. View the Photo Gallery of the shake down session HERE.

The next step is further development with a professional driver at the wheel.

Beginning next week the first customers are scheduled to take their test drives at the Willow Springs track. Visit www.999motorsportsusa.com for continuing coverage and updates!

 

Supersport Parts Catalog

The Supersport Parts Catalog is now up on the website. Each section is complete with a cad drawing of all parts and a parts list with part numbers and quantities. In the near future we will be adding prices and online ordering capability.

We will be stocking and shipping all parts for the Supersport from our location in Rosamond California. Each Supersport sold comes with a beautiful parts book as part of the Owners Manual. Just another reason why the Supersport is the easiest racecar to own!

Click here to view the Parts Catalog

 

Exciting News From Supersport Debut at PRI

The Supersport debut at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Orlando was an eye opener for everyone involved. For the consumer, the ability to purchase a racecar of the quality of the Supersport for $67,500.00 was a bit of a mind blower. For us, the sellers of the car, the response to the car was exactly what we hoped and knew it would be. All who looked at the car, from the most inexperienced to the racing veteran, were impressed with the sophistication, engineering, fit, and finish of the car. The folks at RLC Racing installed their incredible dash in the car at the show, impressing everyone who sat in the car with the brilliant display, data logging capabilities, and sheer coolness of the unit! The ability to have the dash send real time data to an iPhone or iPad in the pits is a huge benefit to drivers looking to improve their set ups and times.

As a result of the show, we have fourteen pending orders for the Supersport! Buyers from the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic have begun to schedule their test drives at our home track, Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond California. The first test drives are booked for the first week of January. We will have a page on the website dedicated to test drive scheduling, with the available dates and times. Stay tuned for that in the coming days.

One of the most often asked questions at the show was “Where can I run this car?” We are pleased to announce an agreement has been worked out with the North American Road Racing Association (NARRA) to participate in their USGT Championship in 2012! Their 8 race schedule includes bucket list tracks such as Road America, Watkins Glen, and Road Atlanta. They are known for putting on high quality events, complete with TV, print, and web exposure guaranteed! We plan on attending each event with a fully loaded parts trailer to support our Supersport owners. In the next few weeks we will announce more details concerning the Supersport Series! Owners wishing to run in their local areas can run in the NASA STR2 division. Check your local NASA region for 2012 schedules. In addition to these opportunities, the Supersport is the ultimate track day car. Many motorsport country club members are talking about setting up races between country clubs!

The Supersport also generated a lot of interest from the media present at PRI. We gave interviews to Sam Collins of Racecar Engineering, Courtney Smith of RACER and Sportscar magazines, Per Schroeder and Tim Stoddard of Grassroots Motorsports and Tim Rutledge of PAS Mag. We have accepted an invitation from Grassroots Motorsports to attend their Ultimate Track Car Challenge next year! Keep an eye out for upcoming articles on the Supersport in these fine publications.

After leaving the PRI Show, we made a stop at the Motorsports Ranch in Cresson Texas to show the car to the track owner, Jack Farr. Mr. Farr has built a beautiful racing venue just 15 miles south of Fort Worth, complete with homes, garages, and commercial space. The Supersport fits the bill for many of the track members seeking a spec car in which to compete with each other as well as competing nationwide. Moses Smith, of Texas Autosport is based at the Motorsports Ranch and will be representing 999 Motorsports USA in the Texas area. Moses currently builds, preps, and supports Formula Mazdas and is ready to add the closed wheel Supersport to his open wheel Formula Mazdas.

The next two Supersports will be arriving here in Rosamond in January. If you are seriously interested in purchasing a Supersport call us for the updated production schedule and test drive dates. We don’t want you to miss a minute of track time!

Once again, thanks to all who took the time to come over to the booth and check out the Supersport!

Great Debut at PRI Show

The Supersport debut at the PRI Show in Orlando Florida was a rousing success! Our thanks go out to all who stopped by. Thousands of show attendees sat in the car, and closely examined every aspect of the construction and components. All who viewed the car were amazed by the quality, fit, and finish of the racecar.

As soon as we return to the shop from the show we will be scheduling customer test drives at our facility in Rosamond California. We are eager to get the car onto the track and into the hands of our customers!

Again, thanks to all who took the time to see the car!

 

Supersport Now on Display at PRI Show

999 Motorsports has taken delivery of the first Supersport Racecar in the USA! We have traveled to the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show to debut this beautiful car. Stop by booth number 1205 anytime December 1st through 3rd, 2011 to see this car up close.

 

We will be updating our Facebook and Twitter feeds during the show, so check back often for the latest developments from the show!

 

RLC Racing ProX Data Logger Digital Dash

999 Motorsports USA now offers the RLC Racing ProX Data Logger Digital Dash as a factory installed option.

The RLC Racing ProX features a daylight readable color graphics display, GPS track mapping, 2 GB data logging and an extremely easy to use software package.

 

  • Sunlight readable, color graphics touch screen display, and shift lights
  • 2 Gigabytes logging memory, PC compatible file system with venue/time/date
  • Transfer session files on the race logger to the PC with a USB flash stick
  • Large graphic and numerical tachometer with shift points displayed
  • Easy to read engine vitals, lap number, stop watch, gear position, speed and more
  • Display all sensors numerically and graphically at any time including replay
  • Large pop-up graphic lap, split and predictive lap timing using 5 or 10 Hz GPS
  • Exact line track mapping and GPS lap mapping (exclusive to RLC Racing)
  • Connect direct to sensors, 4 analog inputs, 2 digital inputs, 2 digital outputs
  • One internal single ended channel dedicated for monitoring battery voltage
  • 3-axis internal G-force sensor
  • Serial ports for GPS, dual GPS, and synchronized video options

999 Motorsports USA is also including a GoPro 1080 HD video camera and RLC Racings new WiFi racing option which sends GPS predictive and lap timing and sensor data back to an iPod, iPhone,or iPad.

Check out the complete specs of this incredible dash HERE.

 

Supersport to Debut at PRI Show in Orlando Dec 1-3

Be one of the first to get your hands on the new Supersport race car! 999 Motorsports USA will be showing the car at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Orlando Florida December 1st through 3rd, 2011. Make your plans now to attend the show and see the uncompromised design and high level of fit and finish of the Supersport race car.

In addition to our personnel, representatives from the manufacturer will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Information about the show hours, exhibitor layout, etc. can be found at the PRI website www.performanceracing.com/tradeshow. As of today, we will be in booth #1205. Go online and pre-register to avoid long lines at the venue.

See you there!

Unitech Racing Inc. Appointed Sole US Importer of the Supersport

Rosamond CA, September 28, 2011 – Unitech Racing, Inc. is proud to announce they have been appointed sole US importer and distributor of the Supersport race car, effective immediately. Unitech Racing, Inc. doing business as 999 Motorsports USA, will debut the Supersport race car at the Performance Racing Industry show in Orlando Florida December 1st -3rd, 2011.

French by design with an American power plant, the Supersport car is a true GT race car designed to offer the rare combination of high performance and low operating and maintenance costs. Uncompromised design and a high level of fit and finish make the Supersport desirable to the most discriminating racer.

Drivers wanting to develop or maintain their skills, as well as drivers seeking to compete in a “spec” series will find the Supersport to be the ideal race car. The Supersport Series will be developed to include both Sprint and Endurance competitions nationwide. In the mean time NASA has approved the Supersport to run in the STR2 class, giving the first owners an opportunity to compete with a national organization right out of the box.

“I believe the Supersport race car, with its power to weight ratio and spirited performance, will compete with the best GT and Touring cars out there today” said Jackson Stewart, owner of Unitech Racing, Inc. Deliveries of the first cars will begin in January 2012.

For more information and a detailed brochure, please go to www.999motorsportsusa.com or contact Jackson Stewart.

About Unitech Racing, Inc. – Unitech Racing Inc. doing business as 999 Motorsports USA, is a successful race car manufacturer, providing crew services, engine building services and research and development to clients since 1984.

Contact:

Jackson Stewart

661 256-7870 office phone, 661 993-2390 cell, 661 256-7964 fax

jackson@999motorsports.com

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