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PDRF, Inc. Event
Saturday, 24 February 2001 08:00
PDRF, Inc. Event
02/24/2001
Manila Harbour Centre
Records were meant to be broken. The PDRF event at the Manila Harbour Centre this last Saturday was probably the fastest drag race event in its history.

To make things a bit interesting, there was a head wind, more prominent than usual. But, this was not to deter the combatants of this events from showing off their mettle.

First, there was the Silver Bullet of AutoPlus, running time trials DEEP in the 11 second range. All this, without the help of "laughing gas"!

Then there was Matonetics, whose "Just Two" Civic hatchback was running in the low 11's as well.

Redline Racing showed with the familiar Lancer EVO IV, piloted by Dondi Montecillo and their ALL MOTOR terror, a black EG driven by Marvin Montecillo. They also brought down a red Civic Hatchback, powered by a turbocharged B18C, which unfortunately ran in to engine problems. The EVO IV also met with an untimely engine failure, ending its day early, during time trials.

JAC Racing's Vic Cruz was also present with his "old school" Toyota Starlet.

P.A.D. represented sporting a "new" sticker design!

The event started later than usual, due to the late arrival of the participants. As a matter of fact, DRP arrived quite late also, due to the "Clunky Junker" (but that's another story).

Tuned by Matonetics, a Nissan Skyline was present to delight the crowd. It's Motec fuel injection system was still being tuned by master HP guru, Mato Tan. Despite that, and the fact it was still running 14.7psi (1 bar) boost, the all-wheel drive Skyline still managed a 12.4 sec. ET.

In the Final round of the Quick 8, Mato Tan of Matonetics squared off to Raymond Go of AutoPlus. Go had lane choice and positioned his Civic in the right lane, due to its better bite characteristics (when compared to the left lane). With both cars staged, the lights came on and they were off! Launching with such ferocity, like no front wheel drive car has a right to do, AutoPlus quickly got the advantage. Alas, a redlight on the right lane, meant that the Mato had the win. His SECOND Quick 8 title, in a row!

Prior to the Shoot-Out's, AutoPlus decided to try for the record during the time trials. I remember walking towards the PDRF tent when as the Silver Bullet lauched from the line. Going through the gears like a true PRO, Raymond Go looked like a man on a mission. As he crossed the line, all eyes went to the printer. The time was announced, "10.86 sec.@135mph!!!" The AutoPlus crew jumped up for joy, high-five'n and hollering in celebration.

Their day wasn't over yet. AutoPlus still had to back up their run. According to PDRF rules,  Raymond would have to make another run that would at least beat the existing record of 11.057 sec.

Back at the line, the Silver Bullet didn't even do a burnout (probably due to the better bite of the taller tires). Lined up agaisnt their own team mate, Vincent Peña (in an EVO V), Raymond was poised to go. Another great looking run... "10.86 sec.!!!" Dondi and Mato's eyes shut while their heads turned south upon hearing the news. The record now belongs to Raymond... The Fastest Car in the Philippines! (fastest Honda, too)

Record breaking performance continued in to the ALL HONDA Shoot-Out. Marvin Montecillo of Redline Racing ran a 12.78sec pass, surpassing his previous record of 12.817 seconds. Unfortunately for Marvin, he was unable to back up his record setting run. Making two passes more at 12.82 and 12.83 seconds, his old record stood.

All in all, Feb.24 was a truly historic event. Low 11 second passes from Honda Civics, all motor performance in the 12 second range and the Philippine's FIRST 10 second run all happened on the same day! As the President of the PDRF (Nonoy Jarlego) said "Only at the PDRF..." So far, he's right!

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PDRF, Inc. Event 02/24/2001 Manila Harbour Centre
Saturday, 24 February 2001 08:00

PDRF, Inc. Event
02/24/2001
Manila Harbour Centre

 

Records were meant to be broken. The PDRF event at the Manila Harbour Centre this last Saturday was probably the fastest drag race event in its history.

To make things a bit interesting, there was a head wind, more prominent than usual. But, this was not to deter the combatants of this events from showing off their mettle.

First, there was the Silver Bullet of AutoPlus, running time trials DEEP in the 11 second range. All this, without the help of "laughing gas"!

Then there was Matonetics, whose "Just Two" Civic hatchback was running in the low 11's as well.

Redline Racing showed with the familiar Lancer EVO IV, piloted by Dondi Montecillo and their ALL MOTOR terror, a black EG driven by Marvin Montecillo. They also brought down a red Civic Hatchback, powered by a turbocharged B18C, which unfortunately ran in to engine problems. The EVO IV also met with an untimely engine failure, ending its day early, during time trials.

JAC Racing's Vic Cruz was also present with his "old school" Toyota Starlet.

P.A.D. represented sporting a "new" sticker design!

The event started later than usual, due to the late arrival of the participants. As a matter of fact, DRP arrived quite late also, due to the "Clunky Junker" (but that's another story).

Tuned by Matonetics, a Nissan Skyline was present to delight the crowd. It's Motec fuel injection system was still being tuned by master HP guru, Mato Tan. Despite that, and the fact it was still running 14.7psi (1 bar) boost, the all-wheel drive Skyline still managed a 12.4 sec. ET.

In the Final round of the Quick 8, Mato Tan of Matonetics squared off to Raymond Go of AutoPlus. Go had lane choice and positioned his Civic in the right lane, due to its better bite characteristics (when compared to the left lane). With both cars staged, the lights came on and they were off! Launching with such ferocity, like no front wheel drive car has a right to do, AutoPlus quickly got the advantage. Alas, a redlight on the right lane, meant that the Mato had the win. His SECOND Quick 8 title, in a row!

Prior to the Shoot-Out's, AutoPlus decided to try for the record during the time trials. I remember walking towards the PDRF tent when as the Silver Bullet lauched from the line. Going through the gears like a true PRO, Raymond Go looked like a man on a mission. As he crossed the line, all eyes went to the printer. The time was announced, "10.86 sec.@135mph!!!" The AutoPlus crew jumped up for joy, high-five'n and hollering in celebration.

Their day wasn't over yet. AutoPlus still had to back up their run. According to PDRF rules,  Raymond would have to make another run that would at least beat the existing record of 11.057 sec.

Back at the line, the Silver Bullet didn't even do a burnout (probably due to the better bite of the taller tires). Lined up agaisnt their own team mate, Vincent Peña (in an EVO V), Raymond was poised to go. Another great looking run... "10.86 sec.!!!" Dondi and Mato's eyes shut while their heads turned south upon hearing the news. The record now belongs to Raymond... The Fastest Car in the Philippines! (fastest Honda, too)

Record breaking performance continued in to the ALL HONDA Shoot-Out. Marvin Montecillo of Redline Racing ran a 12.78sec pass, surpassing his previous record of 12.817 seconds. Unfortunately for Marvin, he was unable to back up his record setting run. Making two passes more at 12.82 and 12.83 seconds, his old record stood.

All in all, Feb.24 was a truly historic event. Low 11 second passes from Honda Civics, all motor performance in the 12 second range and the Philippine's FIRST 10 second run all happened on the same day! As the President of the PDRF (Nonoy Jarlego) said "Only at the PDRF..." So far, he's right!

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Records were meant to be broken. The PDRF event at the Manila Harbour Centre this last Saturday was probably the fastest drag race event in its history.

To make things a bit interesting, there was a head wind, more prominent than usual. But, this was not to deter the combatants of this events from showing off their mettle.

First, there was the Silver Bullet of AutoPlus, running time trials DEEP in the 11 second range. All this, without the help of "laughing gas"!

Then there was Matonetics, whose "Just Two" Civic hatchback was running in the low 11's as well.

Redline Racing showed with the familiar Lancer EVO IV, piloted by Dondi Montecillo and their ALL MOTOR terror, a black EG driven by Marvin Montecillo. They also brought down a red Civic Hatchback, powered by a turbocharged B18C, which unfortunately ran in to engine problems. The EVO IV also met with an untimely engine failure, ending its day early, during time trials.

JAC Racing's Vic Cruz was also present with his "old school" Toyota Starlet.

P.A.D. represented sporting a "new" sticker design!

The event started later than usual, due to the late arrival of the participants. As a matter of fact, DRP arrived quite late also, due to the "Clunky Junker" (but that's another story).

Tuned by Matonetics, a Nissan Skyline was present to delight the crowd. It's Motec fuel injection system was still being tuned by master HP guru, Mato Tan. Despite that, and the fact it was still running 14.7psi (1 bar) boost, the all-wheel drive Skyline still managed a 12.4 sec. ET.

In the Final round of the Quick 8, Mato Tan of Matonetics squared off to Raymond Go of AutoPlus. Go had lane choice and positioned his Civic in the right lane, due to its better bite characteristics (when compared to the left lane). With both cars staged, the lights came on and they were off! Launching with such ferocity, like no front wheel drive car has a right to do, AutoPlus quickly got the advantage. Alas, a redlight on the right lane, meant that the Mato had the win. His SECOND Quick 8 title, in a row!

Prior to the Shoot-Out's, AutoPlus decided to try for the record during the time trials. I remember walking towards the PDRF tent when as the Silver Bullet lauched from the line. Going through the gears like a true PRO, Raymond Go looked like a man on a mission. As he crossed the line, all eyes went to the printer. The time was announced, "10.86 sec.@135mph!!!" The AutoPlus crew jumped up for joy, high-five'n and hollering in celebration.

Their day wasn't over yet. AutoPlus still had to back up their run. According to PDRF rules,  Raymond would have to make another run that would at least beat the existing record of 11.057 sec.

Back at the line, the Silver Bullet didn't even do a burnout (probably due to the better bite of the taller tires). Lined up agaisnt their own team mate, Vincent Peña (in an EVO V), Raymond was poised to go. Another great looking run... "10.86 sec.!!!" Dondi and Mato's eyes shut while their heads turned south upon hearing the news. The record now belongs to Raymond... The Fastest Car in the Philippines! (fastest Honda, too)

Record breaking performance continued in to the ALL HONDA Shoot-Out. Marvin Montecillo of Redline Racing ran a 12.78sec pass, surpassing his previous record of 12.817 seconds. Unfortunately for Marvin, he was unable to back up his record setting run. Making two passes more at 12.82 and 12.83 seconds, his old record stood.

All in all, Feb.24 was a truly historic event. Low 11 second passes from Honda Civics, all motor performance in the 12 second range and the Philippine's FIRST 10 second run all happened on the same day! As the President of the PDRF (Nonoy Jarlego) said "Only at the PDRF..." So far, he's right!

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Honda Engine Chart
Saturday, 24 February 2001 08:00
Honda Engine Chart
Engine JDM B16A G1 (USA B16A3) JDM B16A G2 JDM B16A G3 JDM B16B 98 spec.R USA B17A USA B18C USA B18C spec.R JDM B18C 96 spec.R
Type Water-cooled 4 stroke Same Same Same Same Same Same Same
Cylinder Arrangement Inline 4 cylinder, transverse Same Same Same Same Same Same Same
Block Height ** 263 mm (10.354") Same Same Same Same?! 270 mm (10.630") Same Same
Bore x Stroke 81.0 x 77.4 mm (3.19 x 3.05 in) Same Same Same 81.0 x 81.4 mm (3.19 x 3.20 in) 81.0 x 87.2 mm (3.19 x 3.43 in) Same Same
Displacement 1595 cc (97.3 cid) Same Same Same 1678 cc (102.4 cid) 1797 cc (109.6 cid) Same Same
Compression Ratio 10.2 10.4 10.4 10.8 9.7 10.0 10.6 11.1
Valve Train Belt driven, DOHC w/VTEC, 16 valves Same Same Same Same Same Same Same
Maxinum Output 160 ps @ 7600 rpm 170 ps @ 7800 rpm 170 ps @ 7800 rpm 185 ps @ 8200 rpm 160 hp @ 7600 rpm 170 hp @ 7600 rpm 195 hp @ 8000 rpm 200 ps @ 8000 rpm
Maxinum Torque 111 lbs-ft @ 7000 rpm 
(15.5 kgm @ 7000)
16.0 kgm @ 7300 rpm 16.0 @ 7300 rpm 16.3 kgm @ 7500 rpm 117 lbs-ft @ 7000 rpm 128 lbs-ft @ 6200 rpm 130 lbs-ft @ 7500 rpm 18.5 kgm @ 7500 rpm
Specific Output (output/liter) 100 ps/liter 106.3 ps/liter 106.3 ps/liter 115.6 ps/liter 94.1 hp/liter 94.4 hp/liter 108.3 hp/liter 111.1 ps/liter
Engine JDM B16A G1 (USA B16A3) JDM B16A G2 JDM B16A G3 JDM B16B 98 spec.R USA B17A USA B18C USA B18C spec.R JDM B18C 96 spec.R
Intake/Exhaust Valve Size 33.0 mm/28 mm Same Same Same Same Same Same Same
Intake opening (BTDC) 10 15 15 18 10 10 15 15
Intake closing (ABDC) 40 45 45 45 40 40 45 45
Intake duration 230 240 240 243 230 230 240 240
Exhaust opening (BBDC) 40 40 40 45 40 40 45 45
Exhaust closing (ATDC) 7 7 7 10 7 7 10 10
Exhaust duration 227 227 227 235 227 227 235 235
Overlap 17 22 22 28 17 17 25 25
Intake valve lift (mm) 10.6 (.417") 10.7 (.421") 10.7 (.421") 11.5 (.453") 10.6 (.417") 10.6 (.417") 11.5 (.453") 11.5 (.453")
Exhaust valve lift (mm) 9.4 (.370") 9.4 (.370") 9.4 (.370") 10.5 (.413") 9.4 (.370") 9.4 (.370") 10.5 (.413") 10.5 (.413")
Intake/Exhaust Valve Springs Dual/Single Dual/Single Dual/Single Dual/Dual Dual/Single Dual/Single Dual/Dual Dual/Dual
* All cam timing figures are the high rpm lobe. All figures from Honda, which are based on 1 mm (.0394") lift at valve
** Block height measured with steel ruler from deck to bottom of oil pan rail.
*** It seems that the above engines do not all have the same rocker arm ratio! That means the same cam will have different lift at valve depending on which rocker arm is used.
 
Saturday Nights at Libis by: The Wicked Racing
Tuesday, 20 February 2001 08:00

Feature Article: Saturday Nights at Libis
by: The Wicked Racing Webmaster

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Yesss, Sabado na naman. Oras na para magpa-cute sa Libis mamayang gabi. Marahil ay ganito ang iniisip ng iba sa mga pumupunta sa Libis. Well, isa ako sa mga palaging pumupunta sa Libis tuwing Sabado ng gabi. Pagpatak ng mga bandang 12 midnight ay unti-unti nang dumadami ang crowd. Pati mga nagtitinda ng yosi ay pumupwesto na rin upang makapaghanap-buhay.

Marami kang mapapansin sa Libis bukod sa mga nagsulputang mga bars doon. Madalas ay aakalain mong may fashion show dahil andaming chikababes na labas ang mga likod at hita. Siguro yung iba dun sa mga babae ay na-pulmunya na dahil halos exposed lahat ang kanilang likod. Hahahaha, kunsabagay kahit minsan nakakakita din ako ng mga chikababes dun na anlalaki ng mga braso (parang pamalo ng dalag) pero naka sleeveless pa.

Grabe rin ang mga apog nung mga yon. Tapos eto naman yung mga guys na kasama nung mga chikababes. Yung iba, gwapings ang auto pero pangit ang face, meron namang gwapings ang face pero pangit ang auto, at shempre meron ding mga gwapings ang face at gwapings din ang auto. Wag na nating pag-usapan yung mga pangit ang face at pati auto ay pangit din. Hay naku, ang dami mo talagang mapapansin sa Libis basta Saturday night.

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Pagkatapos ng konting inom sa bar ay deretso na ng karerahan. Eto na ang mga taong hot na hot sa karera. Walang ibang gagawin kundi magpaikot-ikot dun sa strip at maghanap ng makaka-guage. Minsan kahit walang kalaban ay basta na lang bibirit para lang ma-satisfy ang need for speed. Ratrat lang ng ratrat hanggat may gasolina pa, ganyan ang mga karerista sa Libis. Kung minsan, kala mo ay may transhow dahil nagpapagandahan ng auto, pero shempre ay pabilisan pa rin ng auto ang pinag-uusapan. Marami ring iba't ibang klase ng mga tao na nasa gilid-gilid ng Libis. Allow me to classify them: Yung mga kumakarera na nagpapahinga lang. Yung mga kumakarera na natalo at ayaw nang mapahiya. Yung mga naghahanap ng kapustahan. Yung mga pumunta ng Libis para lang manood ng karera. Yung mga napadaan lang. Yung mga nagtitinda ng yosi na nakikinood sa mga karera. Yung mga magsyota na walang mapwestuhan. Yung mga addict na wala ring mapwestuhan. Yung mga gusto pang kumarera pero wala nang gasolina o kaya ay may sira ang auto. Yung mga pulis na nakikialam sa mga karerista.

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Teka, mukhang lumalalim na ang gabi pero andami pa ring mga tao. Yung iba ay nakikita kong naghihikab na pero ayaw pa ring umuwi. Parang may hinihintay na main event. Yung mga strip pimps naman ay panay ang lapit sa mga prospect nila. By the way, yung sinasabi kong mga strip pimps ay yung mga taong lalapit sa isang karerista tapos maghahamon ng pustahan.

Eto ang usual dialog ng mga strip pimps. "Pare, gusto nyong itakbo auto nyo?" At shempre yung mga ayaw namang lumaban ay may usual dialog din. "Pare next time na lang." o kaya ay "May sira ang auto ko eh."

Tapos biglang may dumating na pulis!!! Takbuhan na!!! Kanya-kanyang sibat. Yung mga auto maguu-turn lang tapos balik ulit sa dating pwesto pero kung ayaw umalis nung pulis,,, malamang ay uwian na. Pero this time ay swerte ang mga karerista dahil after 15 minutes ay umalis na ang mga pulis. Tuloy na naman ang karera.

 

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Marami kang makikitang mga matutulin na auto. Hit dito, hit doon ang ginagawa ng mga drag racers. Kung minsan ay may plus pa kung medyo mabilis ang kalaban. Yung mga gusto namang mangulit ay nasa likod ng mga magbibitaw tapos bubuntutan hanggang sa dulo.

A few more hours at magliliwanag na. Alas-tres y media na ng madaling araw at mukhang may matutuloy nang pustahan. Sa kabilang side ng Libis ay may nagkukumpulang mga tao. Tila may tinitingnang makina ng sasakyan. Tapos ay lumipat sila sa isa pang auto at binuksan din ang hood. Makalipas ang kalahating oras ay naglabas na ng mga pera itong mga grupo ng kareristang nag-uusyoso sa mga bukas na hood ng kotse kanina. This is it. Mayroong pustahan!!!

Medyo matagal ang simula ng bitaw dahil andaming sukat na ginagawa bago simulan. Kung pantayan ay matatagalan lang kung jumpstart o kaya ay bobo yung flagman pero kung may plus ay mas matagal dahil susukatin pang mabuti kung eksakto yung plus na binigay. Best of three ang labanan. Considered talo kapag naka nitrous.

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Ang maglalaban ay SiR atchaka VTi na naka full race. Plus 1 yung VTi. Heto na, nagsimula na yung race. Unang bitaw ay panalo yung SiR. Ikalawang bitaw panalo yung VTi kse nag misshift yung driver ng SiR. Huli at ikatlong bitaw ay nanalo pa rin ang SiR. Sigawan sa tuwa yung mga ka-grupo ng nanalo at nakayuko naman ang ulo ng mga talunan.

That's life, kung minsan ay panalo pero minsan ay talo din. I guess it's time to go home na. Nang tingnan ko ang aking relo ay quarter to 5 na pala ng umaga. Oras na para umuwi at magpahinga. Next Saturday na lang ulit. Same time, same place, same face.

 
Getting Your Car Painted by: Len Henry
Saturday, 17 February 2001 08:00

Getting Your Car Painted
by: Len Henry

The vast majority of body shops make most of their money repairing accident vehicles for customers that don't even notice all the sanding marks in the new paint or the fact that the paint on the door and front fender are not exactly the same colour as the rest of the car.  These shops specialize in getting the vehicles out the door of the shop as fast as possible.  Both the customer and the insurance companies want the vehicles back on the road quickly, even if the paint isn't completely dry.  These shops could do better quality work but most drivers can't tell the difference, well not for the first few months, and the insurance companies pressure the shops into low cost repairs so they can pay the least amount of labour and install the cheapest replacement parts for every repair.

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What needs to happen is a paradigm shift when you bring your car into a shop.  The body-shop workers need to do first class work because you are not the average customer and you are willing to pay a little extra for this kind of quality.  Not only must the owner of the shop who gives you the estimate realize you want better quality work, but all the body prep people working in the shop and the painter must be made aware of this fact.

You should look around for these high-quality body shops that specialize in painting high-class automobiles and high-performance vehicles by checking the Yellow pages, asking people with antique and classic cars, and by asking the shops for references.  Once you have gotten several quotes, you need to ask some questions and take a tour of each garage.

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You need to ask the same questions at every shop you visit.  Will they remove the door handles, lock cylinders, side marker lights, tail lights, front grill, mirrors, body side mouldings, antennae or will they just tape over them when they paint the car?  Removing all these parts makes for a much better quality paint job but adds to the labour costs.   How many coats of paint and clear will be applied, more is better in this case.  How many hours of sanding will the shop do to get the body ready for painting, again, more is better.  How will they repair any rust, adding plastic filler to the hole or by adding metal to the rusted area.

Price alone shouldn't be the deciding factor when choosing a body shop.  You only get what you pay for in the automotive repair business and this is especially true in the auto body repair industry.  The lowest estimate may not get you the quality work you are looking for.  Paying $1000 for a repaint job that is bad is just a waste of money.

Once you have decided on a shop, you want the shop to give you a written estimate that includes the price, exactly what work will be done and the length of time they will guarantee their work.

Lastly, changing the colour of your car greatly increases the labour time and reduces the chance of a perfect paint job.  It is very difficult to spray under the engine and trunk lids, around the door and door frames, and all of the hinges without leaving a trace of the old colour.

 
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