AMS Texas Mile Race Report – October 22-24, 2010

October 22-24, 2010

Goliad County, TX

Last weekend, AMS made its way down to the October 2010 Texas Mile with the white AMS Alpha 9 GT-R and the AMS Drag EVO VIII. This was the third time attending the bi-annual festival – a standing mile event hosted the last week of March and October at the Goliad County Industrial Airpark, Texas.

The AMS Drag EVO VIII made its way back to the Mile with hopes of besting its 228mph pass from last March – this time, running on E98 and a host of improvements including a dry sump, a more efficient 42R-based turbo and forged steel connecting rods. The Drag EVO was running strong, but after a shakedown pass on Friday, driver Eric Jones was more concerned with the 30mph crosswind coming from the south and decided to call it the day for the drag car.


The AMS Drag EVO VIII making its second consecutive appearance at the October 2010 Texas Mile.

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Agent orange breaks the Alpha 9 dyno record, On pump gas and race gas!

Zeus’s Agent Orange project has finally been completed. Zeus was nice enough to let us to some final Alpha 9 development on the car and be patient with us as we traced down some last minute things on the car. The wait paid off and not only did it surpass our expectations but it is now the highest HP Alpha 9 car to date here at AMS on pump and race gas. The dyno charts are below

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AMS Drag Evolution VIII preparation for the Texas Mile

October 2010

It has been a busy summer and fall so we got a late start at preparing our Drag EVO 8 for the final Texas Mile event of the year.  We learned a lot from our first time doing standing mile racing earlier in the year.  The stress and strain of running a 4 cylinder car at such high power levels over the course of such a long distance creates a lot of heat!  Better cooling and oiling was going to be a must!  We also realized that the EVO 8 is not very aerodynamic at 220+ mph!

Unfortunately with such a late start we were unable to make any aerodynamic improvements to the car.  The biggest problem with choosing to do top speed racing with an EVO 8 is it has a huge aerodynamic foot print.  While wind tunnel testing could help us reduce the coefficient of drag, it is very expensive and time consuming.  With such a short amount of time we stuck to our roots and concentrated on increasing efficiency and adding more brute AMS power!

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*AMS Product Release* AMS Nissan R35 GT-R Cowl Splash Shield

AMS Nissan R35 GT-R Cowl Splash Shield

AMS Nissan R35 GT-R Cowl Splash Shield

We are exposed to many GT-R’s here at AMS and have found a problem on a number of customers cars: moisture and/or standing water in the passenger side foot well.  We sourced this problem to water that can leak into the cabin through a main engine wiring harness grommet hidden under the cowl vent along the passenger-side windshield. When the vehicle is exposed to heavy rain or a car wash water drips onto the grommet, seeping into the cabin.  This can lead to corrosion buildup and mold growth inside your GT-R. Even worse, an expensive and potentially dangerous failure of the main engine wiring harness or ecu can render your GT-R inoperable. Read More

AMS Alpha 10 GT-R 9.3@153 MPH Official Video Release + Street Footage

Last Thursday ( Spet. 30th 2010 )Tim Sanders’ AMS Alpha 10 package equipped Nissan GT-R blasted off a 9.3@153 MPH quarter mile run setting  new R35 GT-R 1/4 mile record. We finally had the chance to edit all of the footage from the run and also shoot a quick video to show the factory like driveabilty of the car.

So without any further adeu here are the videos:

AMS Alpha 10 GT-R goes 9.3@153 MPH – Full video from AMS on Vimeo.

AMS Alpha 10 GT-R Goes for a Cruise in Mexico from AMS on Vimeo.

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