DRP Articles
Congratulations to Mato Tan of Matonetics!!!
Saturday, 13 January 2001 08:00

Congratulations to Mato Tan of Matonetics!!!

Event News: PDRF Event 01/13/2001

Mato took the top honors of the Quick8 Category at the recently rained out PDRF Drags at the Manila Harbor Center. After battling it out against Marvin Montecillo (all motor Civic hatchback) and Brian Gonzales (Makinnen Edition EVO VI) of Redline Racing, then Vicente Peña (Lancer EVO V) of AutoPlus, Mato's turbocharged Civic Hatchback prevailed the victor.

Beginning the year on the right foot, the PDRF was set and ready to go by 10am! Very unlike past events that this organizer ran, things were all set BEFORE the participants even arrived. Probably tainted by past events, the participants didn't begin to arrive till about 12pm! As a matter of fact, only Dondi Montecillo and the Redline Racing crew and the team of Reggie Garcia (GASPEED) were present along with the PDRF (early).

The event began at about 1pm, with time trials. This year, the PDRF participants get 7 time trial runs, as opposed to the 3 runs they got last year. More practice for everyone! A much better value for the money, to boot.

The field was pretty thin for this first event. Partially due late announcements on the PDRF website. The 2001 schedule hasn't even been finalized (hence, no posted schedules, even on DRP). With any luck, we'll get a hold of this soon.

Time trials moved on pretty smoothly except for minor interuptions when the timing system of the PMA (Philippine Motoring Association) ran in to some problems. From the driver's point of view, this was kind of frustrating. Brian Gonzales of Redline Racing commented that two of his runs on the left lane didn't register times. To his dismay, these happened to be his better runs of the day. Kathy de Guzman of the PDRF, was quick to point out that these problems didn't arise from the PDRF, as the timing system that they use is leased from the PMA, and is their responsibility. Any complaints should be routed to them (PMA). Looks like the PMA should look in to more maintenance on their aging timing equipment.

One unfortunate incident did happen, though. Roger "Gigo" Niduaza of Gaspeed ran over some broken glass ON THE TRACK(!), thus puncturing his practically new McReary Slicks! Fortunately, Gigo was able to keep his All Motor Ek Sedan under control with his tire deflating during his run. Looks like a MORE thorough survey of the track MUST be done by the PDRF prior to running the event.

Right after time trials, the Quick8 category was run. Just as Mato claimed his crown, on his last run against Vicente Peña, the clouds opened up, with a vengance! Thus, ending the year's first PDRF event.

For those who have been to the Manila Harbor Center know this place's AROMATIC scent. As usual, this fragrance loomed throughout the day, but worsened to the point of being unbearable when the rains came. It was horrible!

A notable improvement to this event was the presence of a PORTA-LET! Ladies, fret no longer. You now have a place to powder you nose in private, other than the  restroom at Jolibee.

The Philippine Association of Dragracers had a tent in place to accept new members as well as to receive payments from those who haven't paid their yearly dues. Unfortunately, not enough members signed-up, so the PAD membership was unable to avail of the entry fee discount being given by the PDRF. So, next event, PLEASE signup early with PAD. Remember, this will benefit all of you as PAD will be giving CASH Prizes to those who win in their respective classes.

All in all, the year's first PDRF Drag race event was a wonderful surprise. They were setup early, the runs went smoothly, but was unfortunately rained out. But, if things continue to be like this, participants will be more likely to show up for the races, knowing they will be home early enough to get cleaned up to a night on the town. Kudos to the PDRF for a job well done!

 
Event News: PDRF Event 01/13/2001
Saturday, 13 January 2001 08:00

Event News: PDRF Event 01/13/2001

Congratulations to Mato Tan of Matonetics!!!

image11.jpg (17419 bytes)

Mato took the top honors of the Quick8 Category at the recently rained out PDRF Drags at the Manila Harbor Center. After battling it out against Marvin Montecillo (all motor Civic hatchback) and Brian Gonzales (Makinnen Edition EVO VI) of Redline Racing, then Vicente Peña (Lancer EVO V) of AutoPlus, Mato's turbocharged Civic Hatchback prevailed the victor.

Beginning the year on the right foot, the PDRF was set and ready to go by 10am! Very unlike past events that this organizer ran, things were all set BEFORE the participants even arrived. Probably tainted by past events, the participants didn't begin to arrive till about 12pm! As a matter of fact, only Dondi Montecillo and the Redline Racing crew and the team of Reggie Garcia (GASPEED) were present along with the PDRF (early).

The event began at about 1pm, with time trials. This year, the PDRF participants get 7 time trial runs, as opposed to the 3 runs they got last year. More practice for everyone! A much better value for the money, to boot.

The field was pretty thin for this first event. Partially due late announcements on the PDRF website. The 2001 schedule hasn't even been finalized (hence, no posted schedules, even on DRP). With any luck, we'll get a hold of this soon.

Time trials moved on pretty smoothly except for minor interuptions when the timing system of the PMA (Philippine Motoring Association) ran in to some problems. From the driver's point of view, this was kind of frustrating. Brian Gonzales of Redline Racing commented that two of his runs on the left lane didn't register times. To his dismay, these happened to be his better runs of the day. Kathy de Guzman of the PDRF, was quick to point out that these problems didn't arise from the PDRF, as the timing system that they use is leased from the PMA, and is their responsibility. Any complaints should be routed to them (PMA). Looks like the PMA should look in to more maintenance on their aging timing equipment.

One unfortunate incident did happen, though. Roger "Gigo" Niduaza of Gaspeed ran over some broken glass ON THE TRACK(!), thus puncturing his practically new McReary Slicks! Fortunately, Gigo was able to keep his All Motor Ek Sedan under control with his tire deflating during his run. Looks like a MORE thorough survey of the track MUST be done by the PDRF prior to running the event.

Right after time trials, the Quick8 category was run. Just as Mato claimed his crown, on his last run against Vicente Peña, the clouds opened up, with a vengance! Thus, ending the year's first PDRF event.

For those who have been to the Manila Harbor Center know this place's AROMATIC scent. As usual, this fragrance loomed throughout the day, but worsened to the point of being unbearable when the rains came. It was horrible!

A notable improvement to this event was the presence of a PORTA-LET! Ladies, fret no longer. You now have a place to powder you nose in private, other than the  restroom at Jolibee.

The Philippine Association of Dragracers had a tent in place to accept new members as well as to receive payments from those who haven't paid their yearly dues. Unfortunately, not enough members signed-up, so the PAD membership was unable to avail of the entry fee discount being given by the PDRF. So, next event, PLEASE signup early with PAD. Remember, this will benefit all of you as PAD will be giving CASH Prizes to those who win in their respective classes.

All in all, the year's first PDRF Drag race event was a wonderful surprise. They were setup early, the runs went smoothly, but was unfortunately rained out. But, if things continue to be like this, participants will be more likely to show up for the races, knowing they will be home early enough to get cleaned up to a night on the town. Kudos to the PDRF for a job well done!

 
Tuesday, 09 January 2001 08:00

 

title_bar.jpg (12018 bytes)

This Space is Available


Feature: "Team Extreme"
Photos taken at the recent PAD general assembly

 

Every so often, you'll come accross a "team" that you just can't get away from. Team Extreme is one of these teams.

Hounding the streets and srtip with a gamut of well prepared Honda Civics, Toyota Corollas, a Toyota RAV4 and more, these group of guys are as SOLID as they come.

Formed by Wey Martinez (black Civic w/ white wheels) and Doy Gutierrez (blue Civic) in May 8 2000, Team Extreme has grown to a membership of 50! If you prowl the streets in the wee hours of the morning in the Libis area or any of the other popular hunting grounds, you would probably meet up with some of them.

Avid drag racers, they have participated in PDRF and ProSpeed events, alike.

Unfortunately, DRP was unable to prod any of the members to divulge the modifications made to their cars for print (understandably, so).

If you ever line up against a car sporting a reflective "Team EXTREME" sticker atop the windshield, best beware! These guys are RACERS!

extreme10.jpg (13249 bytes)
extreme3.jpg (18294 bytes)
extreme9.jpg (10177 bytes) extreme5.jpg (5552 bytes)
extreme7.jpg (5726 bytes) extreme6.jpg (7279 bytes)
 
Philippine Association of Drag Racers :: 2nd General Assembly
Saturday, 06 January 2001 08:00

News:
Philippine Association of Drag Racers
2nd General Assembly
Jan. 06, 2001

Last Saturday was the date of the 2nd general assembly of the Philippine Association of Drag Racers. The meeting was held in the parking lot between the Green Hills theatre and Jolibee, in Green Hills.

For the second time around, the meeting began on the late side. It was set for 10pm. Officers of PAD began to show at 11pm! Talk about slow reaction time! But, as soon as there were enough of officers around, the meeting began. With the exception of Dondi Montecillo, PAD Chairman, who was in Cebu on a business trip.

Topics covered were about the transparency of money. PAD was adamant to state that all monies collected WILL be reported as well as where the money goes. So, if you are still wondering if this organization is straight, fear not, they are. No scams here.

PAD officers wanted to express that NOTHING is decided without the members. EVERYTHING is put to a VOTE. No monopolies here either.

To all PAD members, benefits await you! Beginning with the first event for the New Year! The PDRF will give a discount to PAD. This only works, though, for PAID members. PAD will registers its members early, thus, the discount. So, if you haven't paid your yearly PAD dues, do so before Jan. 13th!

Other benefits are MORE PRIZES for event participants. Cash prizes as well as some merchandise donated by various shops and individuals will be given to the top finishing spots in each class. This of course applies ONLY to PAID PAD members. This in itself is an incentive to join! DragRacingPinoy.com will also donate our ever popular T-Shirts and stickers to those who win their respective classes.

To date, there have been over a 120 commitments to join PAD. Most of which haven't paid their yearly dues of 1000Php. I suggest you pay up before Jan.13 so you, too, can enjoy the many benefits of membership.

For now, only teams may join PAD. If you are interested in joining, all you need to do is form a team of three (3), give it a name and elect a "team leader". That's it! Your team can now be part of PAD. You will then be assigned to a regional director, to whom you will coordinate with.

Stay tuned for more updates on this organization for teams and drivers.
pad_meet2.jpg (45763 bytes)
pad_meet2b.jpg (30899 bytes)
 
Honda Stroker Kits Explained
Saturday, 23 December 2000 08:00

Honda Stroker Kits Explained

Stroker kits are a popular way to increase displacement in the V8 world, it is not as common in Japanese motors. The only way to increase the physical displacement on any engine is either by increase in bore size or stroke length. Honda's with its thin factory cylinder liners are not commended to go over .010" (from FSM - factory service manual). Honda B series motors' recommended service limit is merely 3.1917" (new spec is 3.1890-3.1898"). Thus you don't really hear Honda motors go .030" over, which is typical in the V8 world, they also already have much bigger bore to start with, thus the gain from bore increase is much more.

There are four ways to increase the stroke.

  1. Use a brand new custom made crank (this usually is cost prohibitive)

  2. Use a crank from a different engine (Honda B series cranks all fit each other)

  3. Modify stock crankshaft by offset grinding. This is done by making the journal smaller, thus the center line of the journal is move outwards, so the stroke increases. You are usually limited by the materials you can safely take off. Another tricky part is, where are you going to find the bearings that'll fit? You can always get custom rods with the length and big ends to your spec, but bearing size needs to be considered.

  4. A good crank shop will be able to weld up your stock crankshaft and then re-finish it (with stock journal size). The V8 guys have done this before and it will work fine.

B16A to 1800 cc? Several Japanese companies including Toda, Spoon, +F/Top Fuel, PSI... offer the 1.8 liter kit for B16A. All they do is use the B18C crank and rods along with a custom piston (move the wrist pin up about 7 mm). Doing so is silly in my opinion because of the ridiculous price these companies charge for this setup.

They all want heck of a lot more than $2000 for this.  For the money, you're better off buying a brand new B18C5 short block from the dealer for $1800.

The only condition I would stroke a B16A to 1.8 is if the racing rules allows the engine to be classified as 1.6 liter still (before stroking) thus allowing a lighter minimum race weight requirement vs. a engine that was originally 1.8 liter. For the street, there is NO reason to stroke a 1.6 unless you like to be stealth or something, pop the hood and say "see, I only have a 1.6".

B18B/C to 2000 cc? Looks like couple of Japanese companies (namely Top Fuel and Spoon) are offering this conversion. They both use a crank with 94 mm stroke.

Are these 2.0 strokers all bad?  Not really.  They will provide pretty awesome low and midrange.  But the top end will be totally shitty after 6500 rpm.  That is due the bad geometry of the motor.   It'll "feel" shitty too because the motor doesn't spin freely on the top.

 

 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next > End >>

Page 7 of 9
gototop