KAW & TopSpeed Motorsports (TSM) Set New R8 1/4 Mile Drag Race & 1/2 Mile MPH Records


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    Thumbs up KAW & TopSpeed Motorsports (TSM) Set New R8 1/4 Mile Drag Race & 1/2 Mile MPH Records

    New R8 1/4 Mile ET Record: 11.65 @ 121.9 mph

    TSM provided a private drag strip rental last week to some of their customers and I tagged along. Their primary objective was to tune some of their 8 second GT-Rs but I raced my R8 and the shop owner, Cicio, ran his R8 for a few passes as well.

    I ran a 11.65 @ 121.9 mph with a 1.75 60' which is the new record for a non-turbo R8 or Gallardo. My timeslip is posted on the dragtimes website.



    New R8 1/2 Mile Highest MPH Record: 145.82 MPH

    A few days after the drag strip, we attended the wannagofast 1/2 mile event, where Cicio broke the mph record in his R8 @ 145.82. I ran a 145.81. Dustin was also there in his badass TSM built TTSL and he hit 175 mph.

    Here are some pics of the cars I raced against and some vids as well:

    Me vs. Cicio @ TopSpeed (he actually beat me in the other run but I conveniently don't have a video of that )





    Me vs. Balboni Lambo Gallardo





    Me vs. ACR Viper



    Had a great time at both events and cannot thank Cicio and TSM enough for all the support and for the work they've done on my R8.

    When I first got the car I actually wanted to sell it and get a GT-R because it felt slow and unresponsive to me. The TSM tune made a world of difference and if you have any interest in performance or going fast, you are doing yourself a great disservice by not having it tuned. And on a side note, I don't just drive my R8 occasionally on the weekend to car shows, I daily drive it 100% of the time and race it every chance I get.

    Next up for me is racing my R8 at Road Atlanta in November. I am really putting this car to the test, and so far she has been up to the task!

    Here are some other great pics provided by TSM:





















    Lastly, here is a vid showing the TSM GT-Rs that won the 1/2 mile event, and showing Dustin's TTSL... no R8 content in here, that is bc I don't have my turbos yet:


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    Re: KAW & TopSpeed Motorsports (TSM) Set New R8 1/4 Mile Drag Race & 1/2 Mile MPH Rec

    You guys took down my R8 record What is crazy is you both beat my record on a hot day and the drag strip was up an incline lol. I set my times like late Fall lol. I believe I may have had race gas in mine too lol.

    I don't know what we were thinking. I should have stuck my vbox in your car so we could get some 60 to 130 times. My R8 did it in the low 9s. I bet yours is in the 8s for sure.

    Was hilarious to see you take down all the boys I was rooting you on. You took down our buddy with the ACR Viper, The LP550 which is the fastest lambo they make from a roll by the way!

    Also I want to say your car looks amazing. If I owned a R8 I would drop it ASAP like you did. It looks so mean rolling on the highway.

    I stopped by TSM to pick up my old brake pads and they had the other r8 on the dyno Thing is making more power than mine.
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    Re: KAW & TopSpeed Motorsports (TSM) Set New R8 1/4 Mile Drag Race & 1/2 Mile MPH Rec

    Very, very cool KAW. I know Dustin uses his Lambo for daily driver. Do you treat your R8 the same way, or is it just for the track?
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    Re: KAW & TopSpeed Motorsports (TSM) Set New R8 1/4 Mile Drag Race & 1/2 Mile MPH Rec

    Quote Originally Posted by jazzman View Post
    Very, very cool KAW. I know Dustin uses his Lambo for daily driver. Do you treat your R8 the same way, or is it just for the track?
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    Re: KAW & TopSpeed Motorsports (TSM) Set New R8 1/4 Mile Drag Race & 1/2 Mile MPH Rec

    No way you could ever use a lambo for a daily driver. It is the most pain in the ass car I have ever owned. Really is. KAW got a glimpse of it on our road trips this past week lol.

    I have a SUV for daily use. I use to drive the R8 for daily use but it was a better car than the lambo. The backup camera and all worked way better.
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    Re: KAW & TopSpeed Motorsports (TSM) Set New R8 1/4 Mile Drag Race & 1/2 Mile MPH Rec

    CONGRATS to all involved and its great to see others out racing!! You will love Road Atlanta!! Its a great track!
    I bought mine with the intent to race it only when its running. LOL

    Hope to hit a drag strip or 1/2 mile event in the future. Living in Florida doesn't usually give us great racing weather so I may have to take a trip further north when the weather improves.
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    Re: KAW & TopSpeed Motorsports (TSM) Set New R8 1/4 Mile Drag Race & 1/2 Mile MPH Rec

    Sweet post!!!

    I need to hire you as a promo specialist
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