Volume III, Issue 9, Page 45

SI Baja 1000 coming soon

In mid-October, Activision will be releasing SCORE International ®  Baja 1000, the officially licensed Baja racing game of SCORE International.

Being released on multiple gaming platforms (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, and PC), SI Baja ® 1000 will appeal to Baja and racing fans alike. Using 6 officially licensed SCORE vehicle classes, along with 25 basic basic vehicle models, Baja enthusiasts can race on up to 8 specially designed tracks based on actual Baja peninsula locations.

Not only that, but SI Baja ® 1000 features the ability to race using officially licensed teams from the actual SCORE Baja 1000 itself. Players can take these teams - such as Post, McMillin, Herbst, and Flores, to name a few - and compete head-to-head over multiple surfaces. They can keep track of their stats and wins using the stat tracker, and even show off cool crashes or 1st place wins using the Instant Replay feature.

With a competitive price point of $39.99, SI Baja ® 1000 offers a complete experience for any Baja enthusiast.

1967-'69 FIREBIRD DASH PAD WITH GAUGES FROM JUST DASHES

Now your can add three gauges of your choice to your original Firebird dash pad and have them look like a factory option. JUST DASHES has just finished the development of this ’67-’69 Firebird pad and it’s available in any factory color, or custom color from your supplied color swatch. They are finished in the correct Madrid grain vinyl and are guaranteed to fit as the original, back into your car.

The three gauge pods are expertly molded into the front edge of your original pad (or a pad core supplied by Just Dashes) and hand finished to perfection. Each pod will accept any brand of 2 1/16-inch gauges of your choice, and the back of the hard foam pods can easily be opened for a wiring harness or sending unit to pass through. The precise angle of the pods allow the driver to simply glance at the gauges without losing track of the road. Get rid of those dated under dash gauges and add a stylish and functional custom touch to your interior. JUST DASHES can also restore your gauge bezel, console, instruments, provide plastic chrome plating and even tri-tone dielectric interior restoration.

To preview all their automotive interior restoration services and products visit www.justdashes.com.

KATECH PERFORMANCE LIGHTWEIGHT Z06 FOR THE TRACK

The Corvette Z06 ClubSport package - available exclusively from Katech Performance and Les Stanford Chevrolet - incorporates an array of aftermarket products that, in unison, reduce curb weight to 2,915 lbs. (2,825 lbs. fully optimized) while improving grip, cornering, braking and downforce.

"The Z06 is already wonderfully light weight," commented Jason Harding, performance parts sales, Katech Performance.  "We knew, however, that we could improve the power-to-weight ratio with several select modifications.  Lamborghini has its Gallardo Superleggera, Ferrari its F430 Scuderia and Dodge its Viper ACR.  Now the Corvette Z06 has the ClubSport package from Katech Performance."

What does one feed Chevrolet's already well-conditioned athlete to shed pounds and improve its game?  The ClubSport diet calls for:

  1. Brembo(r) Gran Turismo Brake Kit
    Two-piece cross-drilled rotors significantly reduce un-sprung rotating mass; front six-piston monobloc calipers squeeze 14-inch rotors; rear four-piston monobloc calipers pinch 13.6-inch rotors
  2. Moton Clubsport Suspension
    Double-adjustable coil-overs enhance power-to-the-pavement delivery while offering seven individually adjustable rebound and compression settings; system is specially tuned by Moton engineers and SCCA World Challenge professional driver Andy Pilgrim
  3. Katech Performance ClubSport Wheels
    15-spoke, single-piece forged aluminum wheels (18x9.5-inch front; 19x12-inch rear) further reduce un-sprung rotating mass; finished in attractive gray powder coat
  4. Michelin(r) Pilot(r) Sport Cup Tires
    Enhance grip and handling while reducing total mass (285/30R18 front; 325/30R19 rear)
  5. Katech Performance Appearance Package
    Carbon fiber front splitter improves aerodynamics and is complemented by a matching carbon fiber rear spoiler that improves downforce; lift-off carbon fiber World Challenge hood vents the engine compartment, reduces weight by 50% and provides more downforce; ClubSport racing stripe on front fenders and rear fascia identifies vehicle as an exclusive Katech Performance creation
  6. Halltech Killer Bee(tm) Air Intake
    Carbon fiber intake designed specifically to complement Katech Performance's carbon fiber valve covers
  7. Katech Performance Exhaust System
    Lightweight 18-gauge stainless steel design incorporating X-pipe, two lightweight mufflers, over-axle pipes and CORSA(r) quad tips; reduces weight and produces a deep, racecar-like tone while maintaining a civil pitch on public roads
  8. Exedy Twin-Disc Clutch
    Reduces drivetrain mass and makes for easy rev-matched downshifts
  9. Braille Battery
    All-season; reduces weight in the rear

Several optional supplements are also available including: Caravaggio leather race seats; A/C and/or radio delete as well as carpet delete to further reduce weight; roll bar or harness bar and six-point harnesses; and an ARE dry sump system.

So what's the final verdict?  A power-to-weight ratio of 5.45 lbs. /horsepower (standard) or 5.28 lbs. /horsepower (fully optimized).

Complete with a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty, the Katech Performance Z06 ClubSport starts at $109,000 (standard) and is expected to maintain 50-state emissions compliance.  Power plant improvements - including an array of modified LS7 engine packages - are also available for customers who want to upgrade to a true Katech Performance "Street Attack" Z06.

To purchase a brand new ClubSport Z06 from Les Stanford Chevrolet, or to get the Vette you already own started, visit www.lesstanford.com