Friday, 22 August 2008

Sitech Racing featured in Fast Ford

Sitech Racing, the Perthshire based engine and project car builder responsible for developing the Underground Graphics Mitsubishi GTO, have again been featured in Fast Ford. This time in the Specialist Feature section with 6 pages covering the company's vast technical experience gained at the top levels of motorsport including BTCC and Formula 1 as well as in house fabrication and innovative product development on the Ford platform.

"If you want to go fast, handle well or go completely bonkers, Sitech Racing can do it." - Fast Ford Magazine, 2008

You can read more and download the full feature article from the Sitech Racing website: Sitech Racing Fast Ford Feature or jump straight to read about the services on offer:

Sponsored Rally Drivers Update

Underground Graphics are sponsoring several Rally competitors for 2008 including Mark and Amanda who will be driving a Pug 106 rally prepped 16v car in their first season of competition.

So far we have done the Ingleston single venue Tarmac rally and a more local autocross which was great fun, we both drove and got a 3rd and 6th in class that day. Ingleston was brilliant too, very nerve wracking for us both but we finished and no breakages.

I am back on September 3rd from working overseas and on the 5th Sept we are driving down to Newton Stewart in Dumfries to do the Merrick Forest Stages which is a really big 110 mile event over one day on the 6th. The next weekend we are going down to Durham for the Tour of Hamsterley Forest Stages again a 90 miles multi stage event!

The following weekend we are dong a 2 day sprint event north of Aberdeen then my last weekend at home we are marshaling the McRae stages in Perthshire so there is lots going on.

Waiting for good pics to send you showing the graphics etc.

Mark and Amanda's other sponsors include:

GTO At Sitech for USSC Tweaks

The GTO has gone back to Sitech Racing this week for a few tweaks ahead of the Ultimate Scottish Street Car event which takes place on 31 August 2008. The main job is to strip the gearbox and replace whatever is causing changes to be a little notchy, especially when selecting first and third.

Also on the list are:
  • Bars to be welded in behind the doors on the roll cage
  • Cold start to be tweaked on the ECU to throw in a little extra fuel
  • Bonnet alignment to be checked
  • Screamer pipe realigned after it lost an argument with a speed bump
  • Radiator fan electrics checked to figure what's causing them not to come on when the ECU tells them to
  • More BOOOOSST!
Fingers crossed whatever the gearbox needs is in stock so there are no hold ups, everything else is just minor tweaks.