Originally Posted by garageGT
Sierra Sierra has a strong side but its not very reliable imo..They didnt run much and got to that level at one step with a huge budget. The team has great experience in racing but they are outsourcing the engine. Just today i watched them replacing a headgasket at RTA, which shows they really pushed to beat the record. Take into account that HKS team ran at button only once
and they had jetlag. Now lets see the Sierra out of US
You do realize that 101% of what you just wrote is complete BS right?
Sierra Sierra does more testing with their Evo and puts more miles on it than any other US based TA team. I would hardly call that landing where they are now in one huge step!
The motor they ran at BW had been punished for 2 weeks of testing and the head gasket was replaced as a precautionary measure so they could feel more comfortable turning up the wick on a motor they had a lot of miles on.
HKS rented the track prior to the BW event in 2007 and had been in the country for a while prior to the event (it was on HKS's booth at SEMA prior to BW) They tested at BW before and after SEMA to setup for track.
Oops I was wrong, 99% BS. They do have Cosworth handle their power train but I hardly think that's important most teams don't have the facilities to bore, hone, balance etc their own hardware and at best only do the mundane assembly work themselves.