Following the success of the HSV Owners Club tech night (see here), we prepared another technical night, this time for the popular new Toyota 86. Again, our workshop was full of eager 86 owners, and in true Heasmans fashion we showed them the ins and outs of making a good car even better!
It’s 2am on Thursday morning. The Heasmans S14 was a midnight late addition to Tune House’s Dyno schedule. With Jim’s expert touch, the Heasman’s S14 produced maximum power (380kw) at the safest levels given it was a freshly built engine. Check out Heasmans Road to World Time Attack 2014 here. We love
Driver safety is first and foremost for any good race team so the decision was made to install an on-board fire suppression system. The system is plumbed through the car with nozzles in the cabin and engine bay. While the system comes with a small weight penalty over a traditional extinguisher it will
With WORLD TIME ATTACK CHALLENGE fast approaching and only a few sleeps left; yesterday we finally got out to Wakefield Park Raceway for some private testing of our Heasman Steering Nissan S14 Silvia. Previously in earlier stages of testing we have had some bad luck with an engine failure after a valve train mishap.
The HSV Owners Club were in a very special treat as we opened up the doors for a technical night to show them the literal ups and downs of suspension tuning, as well as what suspension services we can provide for them at Heasmans. With a race-prepped HSV amongst the various pieces of eye
Finish work at 11pm on Friday night. Tow car home. Wake up at 5am. Tow car to track. Drink a coffee. Get car off trailer, scrutineer, sign on, find race numbers because I left them at work. Fuel. Drivers briefing. Put zen sticker on new bonnet. put race shoes on. Get in car. Strap in.
And that’s a wrap.. Was a day with mixed emotions to say the least. It was very unfortunate that our Heasman Steering Silvia suffered a bonnet malfunction and we were forced to retire early in the day. Never the less, everyone was there and the show must go on, so Brad took the company car,
– Words: Ryan Lewis. Photos: Kory Leung. Ask any race driver who is worth their salt and they’ll tell you the same thing: what happens on race day is only a fraction of the full story. Whether your car is a fresh build or a seasoned veteran, there is a process to adhere to before every
– Words: Ryan Lewis. Photos: MJ Digital. S-chassis Nissans built for grip racing are far from the norm – there’s probably one of them for every fifty Silvias out there drifting – but anyone chasing a fix of circuit-based motorsport action would be stupid not to put a Silvia on their list of possible