sets European E.T. Record at Santa Pod!
Most of the 2015 season was spent updating Rudolfo
Maduro's 2006 GSX-R1000 in hopes of finding a proper chassis setup
as well as more consistent power delivery. The two large front
mounted air to air intercoolers were replaced with a simple up-pipe
without any intercooling. It was determined that the
flow / pressure drop was far too high with the old intercoolers,
and new custom
individual runner plenum was created to maximize flow. No tonly
did this new revised intake system result in improved power, but
access to the engine was also greatly increased for
raceay maintenance. With all this hard work now
behind them the team arrived at Santa Pod Raceway for the National
Finals Sept 18-20th. The event began with a test n tune day on
the 18th, and after a set of burned clutch plates at the start
of the day, things began to improve as time the day wore on.
With the fresh clutch pack some changes were made to the MTC GenII
clutch and the bike began to perform as expected,
with the 60' times dipping into the 1.2's and the chassis working
properly the times began to drop. Saturday's
qualifying session started off well with a solid 7.67 unsing only
low boost. As the day went on Rudolfo kept adjusting the boost
with a new personal best of 7.57 / 183.63 and qualified him #7
in the 15 bike field. The evening was spent looking over the days
data and coming up with a solid game plan for the following day.
In Sunday's opening elimination Rudolfo squared off
against #8 qualifier Steven Mead. Rudolfo did not move on but his
a new 1000cc Super Street E.T. Record 7.53 seconds. It was a
great way to cap off the season and was proof that all the long
in the shop were worth it. After the record setting run, Rudolfo
thanked the people that helped him with his achievement; "None
of this would be possible without the help of my crew chief / fabricator
Eric Boender. Kevin at MTC engineering for his time and his patience
with the clutch. Justin Doucet of TWW and Chuck Bowyer of RC's
Performance for their great parts and assistance regarding my project.
Lastly my mentor Ethan Barkley of EB Speed for giving me the timely
advice I needed to take my project to the next level!