Press

Steve "Baggsy" Biagioni - King of Europe Drift Pro Series
August 2014

Steve "Baggsy" Biagioni blasted to the podium at round six of the King of  Europe Drift Pro Series in Hungary last weekend. Baggsy delivered a driving performance that locked down his second European championship podium of 2014. Now 4th in the championship standings, Baggsy is looking forward to the next round in France.

Read all about the fast-paced race at www.monsterenergy.com

Branden Peterson Racing - Two Top-Ten Finishes at Mid-Ohio
August 2014

Bob Roth and Branden Peterson drove their new #64 Honda Civic SI at its race debut at the Mid-Ohio dual race weekend. This new Honda was built by Branden Peterson and made possible by Fortune Auto, Swift Springs, Skunk2, Competition Clutch, Supertech Performance, Hondata, Revolutions Performance and Hasport Engine Mounts. 

Bob Roth drove it to a seventh place finish on a rain-soaked track for the first race, and Branden Peterson brought it home in sixth place in the second place.

For more information, check out www.brandenpeterson.com.

Westly Yacinthe - 1000+hp 1993 Mazda RX7
November 2013

Patience and a do-it-right-or-not-at-all attitude helped Westly Yacinthe build a 4-digit-plus hp RX-7 that he can drive, drift,drag and hard park.

 Swapping for a 2JZ-GTE engine, adding in a Competition Clutch twin clutch and some hard to find parts, Westly made the complicated transplant and ended up with one rewarding ride!

Check out the specs on this RX-7 in the November 2013 issue of Super Street or visit www.superstreetonline.com

Steve Kwan in Super Street
September 2013

Read all about the 1996 Honda Civic that Super Street dubs  "one of the greatest Hondas ever built stateside."

Using a Competition Clutch stage 2 clutch and flywheel along with other hard-to-find items, Steve Kwan has built a car with quality and style, an "archetype of how a clean, very intricate and timeless custom car should be built."

Check out the September 2013 edition of Super Street or visit their website at www.superstreetonline.com.

DJ Lloyd in Super Street
September 2013

Check out this garage-built, rear-wheel-driven Subaru drifter owned by DJ Lloyd in the September 2013 edition of Super Street!

This time, money and labor-intensive project of converting an AWD 2004 Subaru WRX into an RWD drift sled was no bolt-on affair, and DJ did a lot of the work on his own.

Read about the challenges he faced during the building process in the September 2013 edition of Super Street.

Branden Peterson At Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
August 2013

Branden Peterson and Bob Roth drove in the doubleheader Touring Car Racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. 

Bob Roth started in eleventh place in the first race by turning a 1:39:22 lap, finishing eleventh. Branden Peterson drove the second race, starting in tenth position, finishing eleventh as well with his best lap time being 1:38:12.

This was the final race for the 2010 Honda Civic SI. A new 2013 Honda Civic SI 2.4 will be driven during the inaugural street race in Houston, Texas, in October.

For more information, check out these websites:
www.brandenpeterson.com
www.world-challenge.com

Hondaday at Englishtown, New Jersey
July 2013

HONDADAY!

August 10th and 11th, 2013, at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey.

Gates open:
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m.

For more information, prices and events, go to www.hondaday.com or check out the Facebook page.

Come out and join the fun!

 

Branden Peterson Racing - Grassroots Motorsports
June 2013

Branden Peterson Racing has been in the racing circuit for over 10 years. BPR joined the Competition Clutch Team in 2009 and has been a key contender in the World Challenge Series. For more information, be sure to check out these websites:

www.brandenpeterson.com
www.world-challenge.com
www.grassrootsmotorsports.com

ForcePower Motorsports wins big!
June 2013

ForcePower Motorsports wins big during the first race weekend of 2013!

Kevin was the 1st place winner in the Half Mile Oval, and Paul won second place "Unlimited AWD" CSCS Time Attack. Both cars were equipped with a stage 4 6-puck ceramic Competition Clutch kit.

For more information, check out the ForcePower Motorsports website. 

 

Speedfactory debuts Vibrant Performance SFWD Civic.
May 2013

Speedfactory debuts the Vibrant Performance SFWD Civic.

To read the entire article, click here.

 

Import Tuner
April 2013

"Combo Breaker"
Editorial by Steve Enomoto

Take a look at the 2008 Subaru STI owned by Lou Roc in the April 2013 Import Tuner Magazine.  Making approximately 342 whp and 363 lb-ft of torque, this flat black Subaru is definitely worth checking out. Equipped with a Competition Clutch setup and lots of other goodies, Lou Roc, owner of Amplified Motorsport in Industry, CA, knows how to build one mean setup. Be sure to check out their website at www.amplifiedmotorsport.com!

Honda Tuning
February/March 2013

"All or Nothing"
Editorial by Joey Lee

The 1995 Honda Del Sol owned by William Wang features a complete K-series swap complemented with a Competition Clutch Stage 4 clutch kit (8037-1620) and ultra lightweight flywheel (2-800-STU).

Be sure to check out their website at www.hondatuningmagazine.com.

1991 Nissan 240SX- Import Tuner
November 2012

Look at the build of a modified 1991 Nissan 240SX (RPS13) from Scott-Michael Waracka in the November 2012 issue of Import Tuner.

 To read the entire article, click here.

Team Evolution Rally Sport
October 2012

Photo of the team Evolution Rally Sport, RallyPro EVOrs Rally car rocking the Competition Clutch decal from the 2012 Olympus Pro Rally.  

PRI Magazine - Sport Compact Article
July 2012

Check out the July issue of Performance Racing Industry for a good read on the sport compact racing industry.

Direct link to the article
Outlaw FWD New World Record
June 2012

SpeedFactory Racing sets two new World Records!!

First Pass
8.45@170MPH

Second Pass - Video
8.51@188MPH - Fastest MPH ever by a FWD Outlaw car

Third Pass
8.33@186MPH - Quickest and Fastest pass ever in the world!


Mazworx - Gti-R
June 2012

Congratulations to the MazWorx powered Gti-R that took home 1st place at SR20 Day, running a 9.5 @ 155 mph!

SpeedFactory Racing's '92 Civic VX
May 2012

James Kemp of SpeedFactory Racing and their '92 Civic VX are highlighted in the May issue of Honda Tuning

"James Kempf has taken Honda's D16Z6 and done everything to it that the internet says you shouldn't - like push more than 794hp out of it, which lead to the team's 9.49-second quarter-mile best"


To read the entire article click here


Jason Su's - All Motor CRX
May 2012

Jason Su President of Suja 1 Motoring in Addison, Illinois and his '88 CRX are highlighted in the May issue of Honda Tuning.

"One of it's first outings had the CRX blasting down the quarter-mile at over 118mph in just 11.5 seconds after averaging 35 mpg."

To read the entire article click here
ClubRSX - Filipinoguy05
May 2012
Congratulations to filipinoguy05 for winning the ClubRSX.com car of the month contest for May.






To read the entire article click here





Kiet Hong - Import Alliance
Kiet Hong And His RSX Supporting Competition Clutch At Import Alliance in Baltimore, MD.
Javier Loarca - 1,125 HP K Series
January 2012
While big power and torque numbers spell success for the engine, it spells certain doom for the driveline. A Competition Clutch does the job of transferring power from the crankshaft, but the factory Honda transmission just wasn't designed for this amount of horsepower and torque. After destroying five factory bell housings, a solution had to be found.

To read the entire article click here
Speed Factory Receives Title Sponsorship
January 2012

SpeedFactory Racing continues as a pioneer in import drag racing besting their previous year's record with a new time of 8.72 @176MPH in 2011. We're very excited to have Competition Clutch as our title sponsor, we're going bigger this year and we're glad they're on board to strengthen our team says Matthew Hurlbut, General Manager of SpeedFactory Racing. The SpeedFactory Racing Outlaw Turbo Civic has been the most dominant Outlaw car hailing from the West Coast, and will continue to travel to events across the country once again in 2012.

To read the entire article click here

Paradise Racing - 6.98 @ 200MPH
October 2011

A lot of people said it could not be done!!! A lot of people said we were wasting our time!!! A lot of people said, "you guys don't know what your doing!!! Stick a 2JZ in it and call it a day!!!"

Well enough of my nostalgia...

The Paradise Racing Celica became the quickest and fastest Toyota 4 Cylinder Powered 3/4 chassis car in the WORLD!!!

To read the entire article click here

SpeedFactory - Outlaw FWD Winner
October 2011

Facing subpar track conditions, Kevin posted a low ET and high mph of the event with an 8.87 @ 174.87mph to take the win over Rick Everlys 9.14 @ 159.7mph!

The event was a massive success, with a great turnout of spectators and racers. Thanks once again to all of you that have given us your support and helped us to make this event and all of you who stopped by to visit and check us out.

To read the entire article click here

Matt Waldin - Formula D
July 2011

Matt Waldin's 350Z on display in the 2011-2012 pasmag.com calendar.

Inside you will find him proudly supporting Mishimoto, Competition Clutch and other sponsors.

Pick up your copy of the July Issue of Performance Auto & Sound to check it out. 

 To see Matt Waldin's Formula Drift profile click here

Daniel O'Brien's Weekend at BDC Round 2
June 2011

Team Competition Clutch assembled bright and early and were greeted by James Bull with a much-welcomed Bacon Roll. Once the Gazebo was up the tents had been pitched it was time to just eagerly await our 1st practice.

To read the entire article click here
Joel Sipes - AMP Victory
May 2011

Joel Sipes took home his second victory of the season in the AMP class, and also set his personal best. On his first pass of the day, Sipes ran a 10.49 at 133mph. His car has shown improvement with each and every event, and he has high hopes of running low 10.30s in the future events to come.

To read the entire article click here

Matt Waldin Wins XDC Round 3
May 2011

With both drivers sliding their way through the competition the crowd saw an all BC Racing Suspension final between Denofa and Waldin.  Both drivers bring a similar aggressive style to the table providing for an intense and exciting battle..The judges awarded Waldin the win and Denofa earned 2nd place!

To read the entire article click here

Buddy Club - AAI Race Team
May 2011

Buddy Club Japan Race team manager Kakimoto Mitoshi leads team Buddy Club Japan / Team AAI entering this year's 10 round ATCC race series with highly modified Racing Spec. 280hp FN2 & Racing Spec. 280hp Accord CL7 Type-R with support from Buddy Club Japan, Honda Racing Team Italy, Honda Racing Team UK, & Mugen Japan.

 To read the entire article click here

 
Jake Gavio F Series Civic
May 2011

Car Spotlight: Jake Gavio's F Series Civic

"So what makes Jake's car so different?  Well, how about taking an engine from an S2000 that was originally intended to sit longitudinally, and mounting it sideways in a Civic?  How's that for different? Not only did they pull that feat off, but they also took an engine that originally had 1997 cc of displacement, and took it all the way to 2.7 liters."

To read entire article click here

Honda Tuning
May 2011
Untouchable AP1
By Joey Lee

"The build came together in just 18 months and I could not be happier. All the credit in the world goes to the ATS Garage guys for helping to guide me through it. Never in this lifetime did I ever imagine building a car to this extent. I can honestly say that after finishing it, I can see why I am a car guy through and through."

 

Speed Hunters
June 2010

Car Spotlight : Dan O'Brien's 14A
Editorial by Ross Ianson

"When Danny bought his late model S14a drifting was nowhere near the top of his agenda. In fact the car was inflicted with self-shifting slushbox so it was far from ideal as a potential competition car.  Competing in BDC semipro class, the S14a was the first and only UK car to compete with an automatic gearbox. Danny did remarkably well, considering the lack of clutch, finishing 6th overall and moving up to the pro class for the following year.  With the move up to pro class imminent, the slush-box had to go and a full roll cage was installed, as well as an aero package and a few choice mods to provide a little more power."

Honda Tuning
April 2010

A Decade of Dedication
Editorial by Jonathan Thompson

"Finally, after so many years of trial and error, Scott installed a K20A engine. For now, he's added only the essentials, like a custom intake, a Positive ID exhaust manifold, and a Thermal three-inch exhaust.  Looking back on his fun turbo days, he plans to boost the K engine in the near future.  He hopes to achieve 500 wheel horsepower."

Honda Tuning
February / March 2010

Crossroads
Editorial by Rodrez

"The bulletproof block and a head built for high revving abuse both play supporting roles for the coveted Jenvey individual throttle body kit.  A quartet of runners supplies an ample amount of oxygen to the battle-ready power plant.

After a second dyno session...the Integra produced a peak of 223whp with 153 ft lbs of torque."

Super Street
November 2009

Juicy Whip
Editorial by Joey Lee

"I have mad respect for drifters as well as grip 240s."  Jared states.  "But I wanted to restore a 240SX so people can enjoy what one looks like with quality parts from Japan that's not all beat up."  There are some that would contend that a car like this only looks good after it's been beat on.  Jared isn't one of those guys."

Super Street
August 2009

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Editorial by Sean "Nike SB'd" Klingelhoefer

"Alex Soto could be called an up-and-comer in the Honda community, but he's by no means a newbie.  You may remember his Civic hatch that earned multiple magazine and online features and we were sure it was only a matter of time before he'd be back with something brand new for that ass.  On behalf of Super Street, I am proud to give you the first look at his latest project as well as an exclusive interview with the young man behind the most unassuming build in this country that costs more than an arm and a leg to put together."

Modified Magazine
August 2009

Mishimoto Nissan 240SX Calendar feature. 

Motul Motosport News
July 2009

"As the issue MSN USA #6 shortly talked about, James Evans MOTUL distributor (P1 Performance) had its first drift stint the 21st of June.  A successful week-end with a 5th position for a brand new car.

Engine:  LS2 GTO V8 engine, 450 wheel horsepower, 420 ft/lbs torque.  'Motor is bolted in using a Sikky Manufacturing mount kit and high capacity oil pan holding just shy of 8 quarts of the liquid gold known as 300v'

Transmission: 6 speed GTO"

S3 Magazine
June 2009

Band of Brothers
Editorial by Jonathan Wooley

"A taste of the engine modifications include: Garrett GT37 turbo, FP SS turbo housing with V-band, Custom equal length SS tubular manifold - ceramic coated, Tial 44mm wastegate, 3-inch SS custom downpipe with V-band flanges, Synchronic BOV, 630cc Mototron injectors, Hydra Standalone EMS, Apex'i AVCR boost controller, Competition Clutch Stage-4 puck clutch (sprung), Competition Clutch 9lb.cast steel flywheel, Greddy oil catch can." 

Import Tuner
May 2009

Pow3r in Num8er5
Editorial by RC Faderoga

"At 335 horsepower to the wheels, the B16A and LSD trans in the engine bay are definitely something to behold.  Crafted with JDM Integra cams and a Spoon Sports 70mm throttle body, the Civic holds up to its JDM status.  The Garrett T3/T4 turbocharger providing boost, however, is downright classic Americana.  Working with a Peak Boost manifold and pipes, the turbo manages to get Troy's whip from Ruby Tuesday's to McDonald's in a time the people of The Golden Miles have never seen before." 

Super Street
January 2009

Where's the Brotein Ma!?
Editorial by Sean Klingelhoefer

"We [Super Street] are proud to present you with some finely-tuned Nissans, owned by twin brothers, from deep in the heart of Texas.  'Inspired by the JDM styling and drift scene, I wanted to build a 240SX that demands respect in both areas.'  Chris says about his slammed coupe.  The stance and wheel fitment combined with the body modifications truly look hard.  The engine was all but forgotten with a fresh blacktop SR swap in the bay and a GReddy TD06 25g snail blowing like no tomorrow.  This 240 is a straight bro-fessional quality ride." 

TunerZine.com
January 2009

Intelligently Built
Editorial by Jason Siu

"Under the hood is where all the beauty happens.  A typical SR20DET swap has been tossed in with all the bells and whistles imaginable.  Full-Race comes into play with their GT3071 top mount turbo setup fully equipped with twin scroll setup.  Forged rods along with a set of S15 pistons, HKS camshafts and BC valve springs make up the internals on the engine.  Helping pump out 434whp on pump gas is a GReddy intercooler, Koyo radiator, Walbro fuel pump, JGY Customs fuel rail and MSD 72# fuel injectors." 

Racing One Annual Guide
2009

Officially licensed by NASCAR.  Track Information / Driver Profiles / In-Depth Features 

Performance Auto & Sound
December 2008

Twin Terrors
Editorial by Dave Pankew

"What sets the BFGoodrich Drift Team cars apart from the masses is that first, they are not Nissans and second, they are muscle cars not even sold in Canada.  These two newcomers to the DMCC [Drift Mania Canadian Championship] have the factory backing that will always ensure their equipment in top condition.  The scream of these twin LS-motors always sounds like they are in a perfect state of tune all the time."

Performance Auto & Sound
December 2008

Gold Rush
Editorial by Shaun Keenan 

"With tuning done on the in-house dyno, the 24-karat tC now makes an impressive 308 hp and 325 lb.-ft. of torque at the wheels with 11 pounds of boost.  That power heads to the pavement through a forged Competition Clutch flywheel setup with forged gunmetal 18-inch Volk Racing GT-Vs (+43 offset) and with 225/40-series BFGoodrich KDW T/A tires supplying a grippy contact patch."

Honda Tuning
Winter 2008

The Internet Celebrity
Editorial by Joey Lee

"Mikey and his DC2 have become a bit of a mainstay on popular web boards and are recognized mostly for their approachable demeanor and one-of-a-kind style, respectively.  Competition Clutch's Stage 3 clutch kit ensures that every last bit of torque is delivered to the low-offset Enkeis.  Of course, the engine bay is also tucked and the wiring's hidden.  Now, would you expect anything less from the Internet celebrity?" 

Import Tuner
December 2008

One Day as a Lion
Editorial by RC Faderoga

"Chris initially built his car to run all-motor, to compete with the balls Honda made it with, but with the growing competition that began using modifiers like turbochargers and nitrous, Chris did away with the all-motor approach and refocused his energy to compete on the same level.  Chris' DC2 is as ready as any to take on the rigors of any track or strip it may encounter, with over 533 hp on tap." 

Turbo
December 2008

Subaru Flywheel Press Release

"Competition Clutch offers a wide range of flywheels for the Subaru family, including applications for the WRX, STI, Impreza, and Legacy.  These flywheels are one-piece 4140 forged steel and come in lightweight and ultra-lightweight versions, and are suitable for street, track, or rally racing.  These flywheels are compatible with any clutch on the market and are SFI 1.5 approved."

BC Racing Ad
Winter 2008

S3 Magazine

Featuring the BC Racing Infinite G35. 

SEMA Show 2008
November 2008

Thanks to everyone that came out to the SEMA Show to make the event as successful as it could be in these hard times.  Competition Clutch would like to extend a special thanks to everyone that showed their support with our logo on the car.  These companies included Mishimoto, BARE Speed, 3T Motorsports, Alamo Autosports, etc.  Be sure to check back often as we upload pictures from the show.

Modified Magazine
November 2008

Science of Speed's Track-Ready S2000 - An Almost Perfect Time Attack Car
Editorial by Mike Speck

"It was a warm day in Phoenix when ScienceofSpeed owner and operator Chris Willson stopped by with the company's supercharged, 430hp '02 S2000, a car that is relatively new to the track scene.  It came, as any proper race car should, trailed and catered to in that detail-oriented way that race cars simply demand."

Other supporting companies include: AEM, Eibach, Motion, and UMS Tuning.

Performance Auto & Sound
October 2008

Murillo Mustang Calendar feature. 

Super Street Magazine
October 2008

Do the Right Thing
Editorial by Roel Concepcion

Owner of the vehicle: Kiet Hong
Product using: Stage 4 sprung clutch kit with Ultra Lightweight Steel Flywheel

"At first glance, his RSX may be loud and absurd but once absorbed into the deeper parts of the cerebral cortex, the car immediately becomes a venerable work of art.  It all began a yeah and a half ago, when Kiet went on the prowl for a RHD clip.  "Most of the stuff isn't interchangeable.  There was a lot of work and manpower spent on this project."

 

Super Street Magazine
October 2008

Reader's Rides

Congratulations to John Prisco who was the winner of the Super Street October 2008 issue Reader's Rides section.  John rocks a 2008 Subaru Forester and will have the opportunity to test out our Stage 2 or 4 clutch kit when he's ready.

Modified Magazine
September 2008

Continental Tire Tuner Shootout Final Standings
Editorial by David Pratte

"The ScienceofSpeed AP2 Honda S2000 has all the right ingredients to be one of the fastest RWD tuner machines in the country.  When you see Moton shocks, a Stack dash, an eight-point rollcage and a fuel cell onboard, you know you're dealing with a zero compromise tuning philosophy.  We were certainly not disappointed to see what a gorgeous-looking machine BC Racing brought out to play, towing its awesome G35 coupe all the way from Florida short notice.  Nor were we disappointed to see the huge power numbers the Relentless-built engine produced, spinning the UMS Dynapack to the tune of almost 600 hp and 650 ft-lbs of torque."

Harder - Faster - Louder
Summer/Fall 2008

Super Street August 2008
Modified October 2008

Konig - Batlground Advertisement
Summer/Fall 2008

Import Tuner May/June/July 2008 

Performance Auto & Sound
July 2008

Strip Terror (1993 Ford Mustang Dragster owned by Mike Murillo of Murillo Motorsports in San Antonio, Texas)

Editorial by Dave Pankew

"...Full-on strip terror with 3,000 or so ponies on tap (yes, you read that right) didn't take too long to happen.  Its mind-blowing power comes from a 541ci big block Ford V-8 built by Kotzu Racing Engines that's bolstered by a rather unusual twin-turbo setup.  By that I mean everything is not where you'd expect to find it.  The massive 88mm Precision turbos, for instance, are located in the rear along with a bevy of TurboSmart hardware like twin 50mm PowerGate wastegates, RacePort blow-off valves and a trick Bell air-water intercooler configuration." 

Get on Point
Spring/Summer 2008

Honda Tuning May/June/July/August 2008
Performance Auto & Sound June 2008
Import Tuner June/July/August/September 2008
Super Street May/June/July 2008
NOPI Drag Racing Series Official Event Program 2008

Modified Magazine
April 2008

Boost Addicted tC
Editorial by Mike Maez

"Utilizing the guidance of Jason Riffle at ACI, all of the necessary OEM parts were sourced and then complemented by a Stage 5 Competition Clutch.  As the last bolt was being torqued Jeff was already en route to the 1320, eagerly anticipating some serious performance figures.  Even with the existing tune, Jeff pulled off a 12-second pass, running 12.70 @ 112 mph on 215/35/18 street tires." 

HCI Magazine
April 2008

Power Drifter
Editorial by Neil Tjin

"Daniel and Tracy Willie from Batlground are no strangers to our industry.  This power couple from Atlanta, Georgia, have been around doing their thing for several years, and Daniel was one of the fiercest competitors during the 2007 NOPI Drift Competition.  Their weapon of choice during the NOPI Drift Competition was a Nissan 240SX, better known as the Batlground Nissan 240."

Other supporting companies include: Maxxis, Full Race, Konig, The Driveshaft Shop, and AEM.

Honda Tuning
April 2008

Steppin' Up - Bad Luck Had its Way With this EG...In A Good Way.
Editorial by Aaron Bonk

"Steve's hatchback addiction is no secret, which is partly responsible for him owning a number of what he endearingly refers to as Honda's 'bubble.'  A five-speed transmission yanked from an EP chassis Civic Si was selected for gear bangin' duties and is paired with a Competition twin-disc clutch and flywheel." 

Modified Magazine
February 2008

One of a Kind
Editorial by Mike Maez

"Underneath the hood and beyond the JDM 3rd Gen 3SGTE, Elliot installed a Turbohoses intake system along with a custom 3-inch stainless exhaust and Megan Racing Carbon Ti mufflers to help the car inhale and exhale, respectively.  A stage 1 Nitrous Express kit provides a veritable kick in pants when necessary and a Competition stage 2 clutch helps put this added power to the ground."

StreeTrenz Magazine
February 2008

Boosted
Editorial by StreeTrenz Magazine

"'96 GSR Motor/'96 IS Crank.  B16 Transmission w/LSD.  Inline Pro Sleeves/84mm Bore.  Competition Twin Disc Clutch.  Garrett GT40r Turbo.  Hybrid Garage Custom 4" Downpipe and Custom Exhaust.  Inline Pro Titanium Valve Springs/Retainers.  AEM Adjustable Cam Gears.  AEM 5bar Map Sensor."

DSport Magazine
December 2007

Working with Alternatives
Editorial by Richard Fong

"Yousef's search for the purest driving experience led him to this 1993 Civic CX hatchback.  This particular car had already been equipped a larger B18B engine from an Integra LS, which was an improvement over the anemic, factory single-cam.  To transfer the power from the crankshaft to the wheels, a number of driveline and suspension upgrades were needed.  A Competition Clutch twin-disc clutch and flywheel were bolted to the crank, before a Spoon Sports Integra Type-R transmission was bolted into place." 

Performance Auto & Sound
December 2007

Outta Hand
Editorial by Michael Semira

"Ireson, a Ft. Myers, FL resident, isn't your run-of-the-mill tuner.  Drawing upon his expertise as (1) an award-winning auto technician; and (2) a champion race car driver, you could be that this Mini project was going to be unique in every way.  A native of the UK, Ireson was prepared to pour his soul into this project that would consume his life over 18 straight months.  This Mini Cooper makes a whopping 1,100hp - and that doesn't include the instant ponies provided by the dual Nitrous Express systems." 

DSport Magazine
November 2007

Forrest's Fire
Editorial by Staff

"Power is transmitted to the drivetrain through a Competition Clutch carbon-twin clutch system.  To transfer the power from the transmission to the differential, a one-piece driveshaft from the Drive Shaft Shop was also installed.  Considering how well Forrest and his 240SX have fared already, there's no telling how far Forrest could go with some additional sponsorship and support."

Performance Auto & Sound
November 2007

Silver Streak
Editorial by Michael Semira

"Fitted with Toda Spec C camshafts, titanium springs and retainers, this B-Series sings like Mariah Carey all the way to its 9,000rpm redline.  Transferring all this NA power to the front wheels is the GS-R transmission that's been equipped with a 4.7:1 JDM final drive gear.  A six-puck clutch and lightened flywheel from Competition Clutch also helps harness all of the Integra's purported 223 ponies, while the Quaife limited-slip differential keeps the front wheels in check." 

Honda Tuning
October 2007

Javier's Sleeper Hatch
Editorial by Andrew Beckford

"Among the scores of Honda enthusiasts there are many different breeds.  There are those who prefer to take the term 'JDM' to its most literal meaning, by searching the Earth for every Japanese piece for their car all the way down to the A/C controls.  There are those who don't believe in the word "simple" and go full tilt on the show side with candy color paint and all.  Then there are people like Javier Loarca."

Honda Tuning
August 2007

Sol Sinner
Editorial by Jeff Creech

"Even though Mike's Sol was the hottest thing on the block since Jenny, it was sinning badly in the sloth department.  Hoping to repent the sins, he quickly snatched up a Garrett T3 Super 60 turbo, JRC front mount intercooler, and a Turbo XS BOV to couple with the single-cam D16 engine.  Luckily, Mike had contacts at Competition Clutch and they were able to send over their Stage 2 clutch and ultra light flywheel." 

Grassroots Motorsports
June 2007

JE Import Performance Calendar feature. 

Turbo
March 2007

Night Hawk
Editorial by David Luong

"Forgotten and mistreated, this clean title 240SX started out as an abandoned husk.  Evans picked up the car and took it back to JE Import Performance, where it collected dust for a full year.  With no other immediate available ride, and a good S13 chassis at the ready, Evans went ahead and began the build on this 240SX.  After abusing the SR20 in drift competition for a year, Evans made the decision to step up to the heart of a GT-R, the RB26DETT engine.  With a purpose built interior, a reworked suspension, a downright mean body and the power to match, JE Import Performance's Nissan 240SX is perfectly set up for any competition, drifting or otherwise." 

Honda Tuning
February/March 2007

Press release for Competition Clutch's 4140 forged steel "work of machined art" flywheel for the Honda B Series engine from the 2006 SEMA Show. 

Truckin
January 2007

Luscious  Lorry
Editorial by Mark Halvorsen

"Paul meshed his old-school tuner enthusiasm with the new wave of Japanese import tuner mania many years ago, so he had no qualms with replacing the original, worn-out engines with two Honda B16A2 1.6L four-cylinder, VTEC engines - one under the bonnet and the other inside the bed.  These power plants are housed in handmade subframes and have been balanced, checked and machined to 2.0L by EuroExport."  Each engine sports a CCI lightweight steel flywheel and six puck ceramic clutch kit.

Import Tuner
January 2007

Ignition - Just Your Average 790whp Rocket
Editorial by Joey Leh

"With 789hp and 531 lb-ft of torque available at the wheels, Paul Ho's 1994 Honda Civic Si has run a best time of 9.96 at 149mph.  Built to be one of the best looking drag cars around, as well as one of the fastest, Ho's car is street driven and often taken sans-trailer to local Southern California drag racing events." 

Modified Magazine
December 2006

Impossible Dream
Editorial by David Pratte

"Impossible to convert a S14 to full Skyline GT-R specs including the AWD system, double wishbone suspension and RB26 drivetrain?  Not anymore, with the invention of the Full-Race R14.  Knowing full well that stuffing all of Godzilla's running gear into a Godzilla Jr. sized package like a S14 chassis wouldn't be a simple task, Full-Race engineers started by making complete computer models for every piece of the GT-R's suspension and powertrain.  Helping transfer all this adjustable 4WD power to the ground is a Competition Clutch twin disc setup and Quaife limited slip differentials. 

S3 Magazine
October 2006

The Chosen 1
Editorial by Jonathan Wooley

"The motor of choice is a KA-Turbo built by Top Hat Performance (putting out an estimated 320 hp).  On the outside, you will notice the totally bitchin' S15 front-end conversion.  The back sports no wing, a carbon fiber hatch, [and] the late model Kouki tails.  It's got a Competition Clutch stage 5 Ironman clutch...can't go wrong with a name like Ironman."

Other supporting companies include: Top Hat Performance, Garage SixGun, and Gran Turismo East.

Honda Tuning
October 2006

Transmission: Chuck Seitsinger
Editorial by Honda Tuning Staff

Chuck Seitsinger: "What we've put together right now - and it's just a GSR motor with different rod links, we still use the stock crank and stuff like that - with everything that we've done and all the specialty stuff that we've done, we cannot hurt this motor.  We put 60 lbs. of boost on it.  We know we're somewhere between 1000 hp and 1100 hp at the wheels.  We know we're making a lot of power.  But we can't get the car to stay on the dyno."

Honda Tuning
October 2006

Above and Beyond
Editorial by Bob Hernandez

"Commissioned to transform this '96 Civic into a 750hp drag racecar, JE Import Performance took the project to even greater heights, smashing the target by over 100 ponies.  James Evans of JE gives us the back story on how the shop hit its marks with a combo of Prelude power, a fat turbo, and a bottle of N20.  Energy from the motor is passed off to the transmission by way of a Competition Clutch flywheel and twin-disc clutch." 

S3 Magazine
July 2006

Ripp Mods SRT Four
Editorial by Jonathan Wooley

"So I've got to give it Dodge - they give the people what they want!  Let's run through some of the features.  2.4 liter, turbo charged, limited slip, front mount intercooler, and straight pipes from the factory.  Ripp went in there and redesigned the fuel feed and return lines.  A Walboro 255 was added, and RC 750cc injectors were installed to keep the fuel flowing.  When it comes to the tranny, Competition Clutch supplied a stage 2 clutch and lightened flywheel." 

Honda Tuning
April 2006

Road Warrior
Editorial by Evan Griffey

"This '93 Civic has been battered, bruised, blown up, rebuilt, revived, re-armed and re-animated.  Kordenbrock lusted for a turbo Honda and his fantasy became reality when this Civic materialized in New Jersey.  It was already a boosted LS/VTEC with built internals and valvetrain mods when he acquired it.  As is usually the case, the 9 psi of boost soon felt like two and it was time to increase the beast's boost.  [Brett] trapped [his] best mph at 20 psi (tuned again at 409-wheel hp and 310 lb-ft of torque)."