This past weekend marked the return of one of our favorite events, the West Michigan Honda Meet (WMHM) at Gingerman Raceway. This marked the 10th year of WMHM, and certainly did not disappoint. The THM crew rolled up to South Haven, Michigan with the goal of finally getting the Subaru on the track for some tuning. The goal was acheived, and everyone involved was incredibly excited with the results.
There were quite a few highlights from the weekend including:
The official track debut of the THMotorsports Time Attack STi. The car ran very well, and felt incredibly nimble on the track. The addition of the stroker kit really helped out on the low end to help offset the lag from the GT35R. Riding on 275 width tires all around is something not normally seen in the Subaru community, but proved to be an excellent setup in both high and low speed cornering. Driver Andrei Tsaran was quoted as saying “the car literally drove at any speed to whichever direction it was pointed to on the Toyo R888’s.”
In addition to the sticky Toyo tires, we were dialing in our new Stance 3-Way suspension setup. With the help of Stance’s owner, we were able to fine tune the suspension to the best of its abilities; this alone will give us a huge advantage over other teams at the next Redline event. Dave, of Stance USA, commented on the car saying it was one of the best handling cars, utilizing their 3-ways, that he has ever driven. All in all, the weekend was very sucessful, and we look forward to taking a podium finish at Sebring in August.
In related news, the THM 996 Turbo duked it out with the LoveFab NSX to provide some on track entertainment for the on-lookers. The turnout of hondas was unprecedented. As usual, there were numerous Type R’s in addition to EG’s, EKs, DC2’s and DC5’s. The 2 day event went flawlessly with the exception of one minor incident in which a Mazda3 offed and hit a tire barrier. To everyones surprise, this only resulted in a broken bumper clip. Check out the pics!
Big shout out to all the EF-Honda guys and the WMHM crew who make this event one of the most enjoyable, year after year. None of this could be possible without the aid of our wonderful sponsors. We want to extend them a HUGE thank you!
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