Boosted86 Racing Shatters the Radial Import 6-Second Barrier

By Gabriel Ruiz

The idea of an import radial powered car running 6 seconds would have been thought impossible, but team Boosted86 Racing built the ultimate radial Toyota GT86 with one goal in mind, run 6s in a radial powered import. The GT86 body went thru a rigorous makeover, still maintaining its metal body, stock firewall, strut front towers, standard modified rear frame rails, factory wheelbase, and fitted with carbon fiber floor. The Extreme Stock Chassis GT86 is powered by a destroked 4.0L 1FZ powerplant, pushed by a 98mm turbo making 2,000+ WHP, and planted to the ground by 315/60R15 Pro Radial tires.

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The team debuted the GT86 back in 2016 and since have been rolling. Back on December 2016, the team made way to the 660 Drag Radial Series at Willowbank Raceway, where driver Nikki Hepburn piloted the GT86 to multiple 4s in the 1/8 with a best 4.605@157.85 MPH, which is very impressive for a inline-6 import radial car. Now on 2017, the team is ready to push the car in the 1/4 mile, and on April 7 at Sydney Dragway, Nikki Hepburn blasted a new personal best 7.021@206.95 MPH, not only establishing a new radial import world record but also knocking the door of the illusive 6sec barrier. Determined to write history, the team arrived at the 50th annual Willowbank Raceway Winternationals and during Saturday Qualifying Round 3, Nikki shattered a 6.988@196.22 MPH pass; becoming the world’s first 6 second radial powered import.

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“To be a part of a team who had literally made history is a great feeling, but it was an even greater feeling being behind the wheel and going faster to the half-track that I have ever been before” says Nikki.

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What is next for the team, we could only imagine. Stay tuned as the team keeps pushing the small wheelbase extreme stock chassis GT86 to extreme lengths!!!

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