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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.


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.


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


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.


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!


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.


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!”



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.


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.





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


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!”


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.


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!


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.


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.




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.



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



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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

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.






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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