2011 Video Documentary Filming: Episode 1

. Saturday, May 7, 2011

Last night marked the first time that we met with our videographer Nick Cahill, owner of Cahill Films at the shop (N1 Concepts Inc. in Hayward, CA) to begin filming Episode 1 of our 2011 N1 Racing 5-Part Video Documentary.

From left to right: N1 Concepts Street-Spec DC2 K20 Type R, ATS Japan x J's Racing x N1 Concepts DC2 Type R Super Taikyu Race Car, N1 Racing Unlimited/Super Modified Class Time Attack S2000 aka "Maria"

The plan is to release a total of 5 episodes during the year that highlight our team, our build process for increasing Maria's level of competitiveness in the Unlimited/Super Modified Class, tuning, testing, and racing while overcoming the challenges that we face when campaigning our Honda S2000 with what is easily the smallest budget out of any other Unlimited/Super Modified Class team in Redline Time Attack, Super Lap Battle, and Global Time Attack.

From left to right: N1 Racing Mechanic Chris Le, N1 Racing Crew Chief Johnny Ngo, N1 Racing Driver Andrie Hartanto

We hope to show people that a properly set up S2000 can be just as fast when pitted against higher horsepower race cars (primarily AWD) and we're confident that our world-class driver, Andrie Hartanto, is up to the task. It also helps that we enter into the 2011 season with some of the best sponsor support that we could possibly ask for from Hankook Tire USA, Brian Crower, AFI Turbo, RAYS Engineering, and CT Engineering.

From left to right: N1 Racing Videographer Nick Cahill, N1 Racing Crew Chief Johnny Ngo

Mocking up our new AFI Turbo manifold and 3076GTX turbocharger from Garrett

The goal for last night was to test fit our new engine (an N1 Concepts built Brian Crower F2.47L) along with our new turbocharged setup that comprises of AFI Turbo manifolds and downpipe, TiAL 38mm wastegates, TiAL blow off valve, and a 3076GTX supplied by Garrett. Cooling is provided by a unique Air-to-Water system from CT Engineering.

Checking the fitment within the engine bay

The entire team working hard late into the night

Our target is to develop a reliable 450-550whp (nearly double that of what we won the 2010 Redline Time Attack Super Modified RWD Championship with).

Our new AFI Turbo intake manifold compared to our custom box that fed the Toda Individual Throttle Bodies from our naturally aspirated engine

Checking the clearance before installing our new throttle body

From left to right: N1 Racing Mechanic Andrew Eng, N1 Racing Crew Chief Johnny Ngo, N1 Racing Driver Andrie Hartanto, N1 Racing Mechanic Christopher Le

We ended the evening feeling rather accomplished and therefore decided to celebrate by knocking back a few beers and hanging out in our newly remodeled showroom (we love RHD JDM Type R's). What do you think?

From left to right: N1 Concepts JDM RHD Spoon Sports spec EK9 Civic Type R, N1 Concepts JDM RHD DC5 Integra Type R

Stay tuned for updates next week as we'll be building & installing our new CT Engineering reinforced LSD!

Introducing our newest sponsor: CT Engineering

. Thursday, April 14, 2011

Good morning! We're incredibly excited to introduce our newest sponsor: CT Engineering. Our team will be working together with the talented engineers at CT to produce exceptional winning results in all of our upcoming racing endeavors from now on.

This week, our S2000 will be equipped with the CT-Engineering Competition Reinforced Differential Housing in anticipation for the significant increase in horsepower that our new forced induction engine will be making. We're looking forward to testing this new setup in early May at Infineon Raceway and Thunderhill Raceway in preparation for the upcoming Redline Pro Time Attack race in June.

Stay tuned as we update our progress along with detailed photos! In the meantime, be sure to head on over to the CT Engineering website to learn more about their incredible race-proven products:

New Intake Manifold From AFI Turbo Arrived Today!

. Friday, January 28, 2011

Maria+3076GTX+AFI Turbo=Win.

Be sure to check out the official AFI Turbo website!

Our 2010 Championship Trophy has arrived!

. Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Our 2010 Championship Trophy (plaque), fresh from the guys over at Redline Time Attack:

The entire N1 Racing team would like to thank all of our incredible sponsors: Hankook Tire, J's Racing Japan, Brian Crower, Mackin Industries & Rays Engineering. Special thanks go out to GST Motorsports, City Tire Online, AFI Turbo, Kraftwerks USA, Toda Racing, Laboratory 17, DNR Performance, and EFI Tuner Andy Chan. We couldn't have done it without all of your generous support!

Less than sixty days until the 2011 season starts. We're working hard to improve Maria (our S2000) so we can defend our championship title during this year's Redline Pro Time Attack series!