Street Racing Made Safe Auto X Pre-Registration Form

Street Racing Made Safe Auto X Pre-Registration Form

Please print out the form below, fill it out and bring it with you to our event at Palm Beach International Raceway. You will pay the $50 Auto Cross fee at the gate and head direclty to the Auto cross side for tech inspection. Once you pass tech inspection head to the Go Kart track where you will give our staff your registration form.
All Drivers are required to be at the drivers meeting and course walk through.

The link to download the form is below as well as the image for the mobile visitors.

https://streetracingmadesafe.box.com/s/a70ezm529byv62b1l3gev6gj28rg0aq0

 

Updated Rule book for Auto Crossing and New Class information:

Below you will find our new Rulebook and our classes. Please read through the book throroughly so you can be placed in the right class.

 

 

Maryland vs. RVA SRMS Cash Days Round 2 Maryland

Maryland vs. RVA SRMS Cash Days Round 2 Maryland

Street Racing Made Safe Auto Cross Inaugural Event

Street Racing Made Safe Auto Cross Inaugural Event 

Big Thank you to all our attendees for our inaugural auto cross event at PBIR!!! We had over 130 cars and dispite a delay in registration  most cars were able to average around 5 runs for the night. A huge Thank you to Darren from Pronto Timing System for supplying the timing method for our classes and going through the registration process!

http://www.ProntoTimingSystem.com

Winners :  Big Thank you to the guys who came out on their A game and pushed their cars to get the fastest times! Each winner of each class has earned free entry into our next Auto Cross event!!!

Modified FWD Winner : John Childs 17′ Ford Fiesta ST – 56.01

Modified RWD Winner : Erik Cardenas 16′ Mazda Miata – 55.05

Modified AWD Winner : Shawn O’Neal 17′ Ford Focus RS – 53.82

Stock Class Winner : Peter Pivko 17′ Porsche 911s – 54.06

Moving Forward : Staging will be divided into 4 lanes per class allowing multiple runs of the same class together.

Cars will be capped allowing most of our entries to be done through pre-registration.

Tech Inspection will be much tighter and geared directly towards Auto Crossing.

Event times will increase to allow for more runs.

Times:

Modified FWD Class:

Modified RWD Class: 

Modified AWD Class : 

Stock Class : 

OVERALL TIMES :

Street Racing Illustrated Article : “Jill of All Trades”

Street Racing Illustrated Article: Jill of All Trades 

Jill of all Trades

Aisha Christian’s 97’ Honda Civic Hatchback

Story | Phillip Pratt Photos | Ralph Gabaldon

We’ve all seen the decal “Built not Bought” pasted on windows at every show, meet or parking lot we’ve been to in the last five or so years. In reality (where most of us live), very few can say they performed all the work on their car. And by “work”, I don’t mean installing a new intake, or even painstakingly swapping out the spark plugs on a Subaru. It’s the reason why shops exist and professional technicians can charge upwards of $50 an hour in labor. While we are all enthusiasts, most of us don’t have the expertise, confidence, or patience to acquire the knowledge necessary to build our dreams into reality. Now that we’ve outlined that small minority of enthusiasts, take that image and turn it into a woman. Crazy, right? Ok, just for kicks, let’s name her Aisha Christian and imagine she built, with her own two hands, one of the most awe-inspiring complete, turbocharged B-series, Honda Civic hatchbacks you’ve ever seen. Got it? Great, now start subtly nodding your head in respect, because every word you just read is true.

Honda Civics are a plentiful breed in the tuning ecosystem. They are so plentiful, in fact, it is hard to find standouts among the throngs of coupes, sedans, and hatchbacks. It really isn’t hard to make a Civic look good (funny though, spend enough time in Pep Boys, it’s easy to make an ugly one). What makes Aisha’s 1997 hatchback special has more to do with its builder than its bolts. Many moons ago, the alternator of her first car, a 1990′ Civic, did what alternators normally do when you don’t have the money to deal with it. It died. After shelling out what she believed to be too much for a simple repair job, Aisha purchased a Honda repair manual and never looked back. “They charged me $250, not including the cost of the alternator,” she remembers. “I was so upset that I had to pay someone that much money to do something so simple. Something that I was capable of doing myself.” If you’re not aware of what’s inside that book of spells, it covers everything from basic maintenance, to a complete engine tear down; obviously, a chapter Aisha didn’t skip a single page of. She’s responsible for everything on her car, short of machining and body work.

Like everything else with the Honda breed, deciding on the power plant can be one of the most daunting of tasks. These days, many builders choose the newer, larger displacement, K-series motors. In Aisha’s case, she decided to be more of a traditionalist. She went with the tried and true B-series for her hatch, and not just something sourced from another car. Under the hood, you’ll find a B16 head married to a B18C1 (GSR) block; a classic set-up among Honda enthusiasts, especially those that have forced induction on the mind. In preparation for the snail, the lower half of the engine was expertly fitted with a set of Supertech 9.0:1 pistons with Eagle rods, crank, and a Golden Eagle block guard. Legendary names like Skunk2 and AEM join in on the fun supplying the EJ with an intake manifold, fuel rail, and

pressure regulator as well as cam gears that Aisha always seems to keep spotless. Fastened to a Blackworks manifold is a Borg Warner S200SX-E T4 turbo, mated to a T3 turbine housing. A Tial blow-off valve and wastegate handle the expulsion of excess pressure from the system, whilst a Treadstone intercooler brings the charged air to lower temps. A Competition Stage 5 clutch and X pressure plate help transfer all this power the floor, and there are a handful of ego-thrashed natives of the West Palm Beach International Raceway that can attest to this fact.

If your look at Aisha’s hatch and it reminds you of something else, it should, if your V-Dub fan, anyway. The eye-catching spicy hue is named Magma Orange, sourced from a Fahrenheit Edition 07′ VW GTI. The 97′ front end underwent surgery and was upgraded to that of a 99′-00′, EDM power adjustable headlights, and sports a JBlood bumper with a gorgeous, one of its kind Kevlar lip. Adding a couple angles to the car’s particularly rounded rear is a Bomex wing. The Civic is equipped with a set of 15×7 Work Emotion CR Kai wheels, wrapped in Hankook Ventus R-S3 rubber, proving that Aisha wanted nothing less than the best for her ride. Stopping duties are handled by Wilwood DynaPro series 4-pot brakes. Allowing the hatch to hover securely above the pavement are a set of Function& Form Type 1 coil-overs, enhanced with FRP Eibach springs. To better manage body roll Aisha installed an ASR subframe brace, Beaks tie bar with front and rear cambers and a traction bar provided by Hard Race.

The interior of the EJ is no less impressive than anywhere else. The dash and trim look as new as they did rolling off the showroom floor. Her gauges aren’t squeezed into every crevasse possible, but tastefully and functionally placed in the most appropriate of places. Ensuring she’s securely planted inside while pulling Gs, Aisha installed a lovely pair of Recaro seats, and color matched the inserts of the doors with the same sexy red. Her ‘racecar meets street-dream’ approach is completed with an NRG quick release hub and a Momo steering wheel combo.

By no stretch of the imagination is Aisha’s Civic a secret in the South Florida scene. She’s pulled down awards from Wekfest, Clean Culture, and Honda Fest, while still managing to snatch wins in front of thousands at SRMS track events. But she’s not satisfied, nor does she plan to slow down. Aisha harbors aspirations to install a roll cage, lighten the body, and get into Circuit Racing. Like I’ve heard from so many before her, Aisha doesn’t do it for the accolades or recognition. “My biggest achievement is ‘self- achievement’, it’s such a good feeling knowing to myself that when I look at my car, I did that.” It’s a sense of accomplishment, setting out to do something and completing it. Even though I consider my car as still ‘under-construction’. It’s a never-ending project. I always want to do more…”

Amen, sister. Amen.

Street Racing Made Safe AutoX Rulebook 1.1 and classes

Street Racing Made Safe AutoX Rulebook 1.1 and classes

Our new segment for Auto crossing also pushed us to create a Rulebook and segment that caters to the true street car enthusiasts and simplified classes into 4 brackets for the public’s enjoyment.

Stock

Modified FWD

Modified RWD

Modified AWD

All Drivers are to attend the Driver’s meeting and course walk through prior to the track going hot or they WILL NOT be permitted to race!

CLICK BELOW TO SEE OUR AUTO X RULEBOOK

 

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STREET RACING MADE SAFE ADDS AUTO-X TO ITS EVENT LINE UP

STREET RACING MADE SAFE

ADDS AUTO-X

TO ITS EVENT LINE UP

 

For Immediate Release

June 13, 2017

 

(New York – June 13, 2017; source: Varran Media LLC)

Street Racing Made Safe (SRMS), a 501c3 nonprofit and the nation’s premier legalized street racing organization, adds Auto X to its Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) lineup.

 

Starting July 22, 2017, SRMS will add the time attack Auto-X racing on the PBIR Karting track.

 

“We are excited to add another element of street racing to our event portfolio. When people think of street racing they automatically think of straight line racing, but the fact of the matter is there are many forms of street racing and all of them are being done illegally on public roads. Our goal is to provide every form of street racing at tracks, giving the racing community a safe and legal place to enjoy what they love doing. It started with roll racing and digs and now we continue with Auto X,” shares Mario Ojito Jr (President of Street Racing Made Safe).

 

“It’s exciting. Racers can race against the clock and test their Driver Mod through the twist and turns instead of strictly straightaways. Getting these guys off the street and on the track is our goal. This Auto X element attracts a new type of car enthusiast to the SRMS brand but it gives our current crowd another racing option, says Chris Harris (VP of Street Racing Made Safe).

 

  • The Auto X event will run during SRMS regularly scheduled events, simultaneously with the street racing on the drag strip.
  • Price: $50.00
  • Time: 7:00pm-12:00am (2018 times will be extended)

 

SRMS plans to continue to expand their portfolio and offer every style of racing during their events across the country, and then around the world!

 

For more information, please visit www.streetracingmadesafe.com. For media inquiries, please contact AndreMorris413@gmail.com.

 

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“Bottle Fed Rey” interview by Street Racing Illustrated Article

“Bottle Fed” INTERVIEW – REYANA LOBBAN

Photos | RAFAEL GABALDON

Name: Reyana Lobban

Car: 1997 LS Acura Integra

Nationality: Jamaican American

City of Residence: Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Age: Finally 16 lol

Engine Mods: B20Vtec (B16 head, B20B block), B16 Transmission, Type R Cams, Blox Intake Manifold, Mugen Headers, Forza Exhaust, AEM Fuel Rail, 40 shot of Nitrous

Suspension: Function and Form Type 2
Wheels, Tires: USDM Integra Type R wheels with Falken Ziex ze950 tires

SRI: When did you get into cars?

Rey: I’ve been around cars my whole life being that my dad was a mechanic and is a car enthusiast but I wouldn’t say I was always like this lol. I’d go to the race track with my dad all the time but it wasn’t until we went one evening and I saw a Supra on the way back home. It was the first time I’d ever actually paid attention to a car like that, I was about 9 or 10. I’ll never forget the sound of the car, hearing the blow off valve oh my gosh, and the cleanliness of it. From then on, I knew what I wanted to do.

SRI: How long have you had your Integra?

Rey: The Integra and I have been through a lot. Back in 2014, I got my first car; a white GSR in which I had the B20V originally. Then I sold the GSR shell and decided to start over, so I got a Red LS Integra with a Jap front so I could go LSVtec. However, In the end, I just decided to put on the Type R wheels, Brakes, Valences, Side Skirts, put in some Sparco seats that were given to me as a gift, drop the B20 back in it and call it a day lol. To put it shortly, a very long 3 years.

SRI: What’s your favorite upgrade you’ve done to it thus far?

Rey: Honestly the favorite upgrade I have done to the car, is putting it on Nitrous lol. It’s like Vtec x2!

SRI: Outside of cars, got any hobbies?

Rey: When I’m not working on my teggy or at the shop, I enjoy doing things other girls do pretty much lol. I like having sleepovers, doing my nails, shopping in expensive stores, etc. I also enjoy reading and competing in medical competitions.

SRI: If you didn’t have your Integra, you’d be driving a…?

Rey: This is honestly my favorite question because everyone always assumes I’ve been about Hondas since the beginning lol! If I did not have my Integra, I would definitely be driving an all-black 1998 S14 240sx with a 2JZ.

SRI: Track or show?

Rey: Track. I’ve got the need for speed.

SRI: Describe the feeling of your first race at PBIR.

Rey: My first race at PBIR was definitely nerve wrecking. I raced a Yaris… and I missed 3rd gear and lost! LOL, I cried when I got back to the stands. But then I realized that I’m not going to always win and I got over it.

SRI: Day meet or night meet?

Rey: Being that I’m still under my parent’s supervision, no night meets for me, haha. But I like day meets, that way I can actually see the cars. Artificial light does no justice.

SRI: How important is your date’s car?

Rey: As long as it’s clean and low, I’m good with it.

SRI: What would be your last meal?

Rey: Fried Chicken and gravy from Barbican Square. It’s all I ever want.

SRI: Who is the biggest influence in your life, right now?

Rey: Roger Lobban, my dad, my old man, the real papa bear lol. I would be nothing that I am today without the guidance of him. I wouldn’t even have the amazing opportunity of answering these questions with you guys.

SRI: You get one super power, what is it?

Rey: To remember everything I read, I’d pass my exams with flying colors.

SRI: Favorite TV show?

Rey: Adventure Time

SRI: One thing you couldn’t live without is…?

Rey: My Cell Phone. I go crazy even when it’s only dead.

SRI: Favorite cruising song?

Rey: Fake Love- Drake

SRI: Last movie you watched?

Rey: I watched “Sing” with my best friend.

Don’t get too comfortable with this set-up. Rey and her pops have something cooking on the horizon. Expect her “teggy” to be a whole new animal the next time you see it at the track! Big thanks to Rey for making time with us.

Check her out on her IG: @blahkmexican

Street Racing Made Safe is looking for you to join our Team!!!!

Street Racing Made Safe is looking for you to join our Team!!!! We are hiring event staff, operations directors, and a social media manager in different areas!!

  • Palm Beach, FL
  • Maryland
  • Memphis, TN
  • Cordova, IL

SRMS GoFundme for Benji aka “Artic Fox”

SRMS is about getting racing off of the streets but the friendships we made are equally important. Benjamin Reyes, aka Arctic Fox Mustang (#8 on the Top 10 list) crashed his car at our last event and we want to help him get back to racing. Anything will help…. even if it’s kind words. #StreetRacingMadeSafe #iLoveStreetRacing #TakeItToTheTrack #SRMS#RollRacing #Streetracing

https://www.gofundme.com/ArcticFoxMustang

 

The Incredible Hulk Civic article by Street Racing Illustrated

Carlos Recinos Hulk Civic 

The Incredible Carlos Recinos The driver of Miami’s Hulk Civic

Street Racing Illustrated

Interviewer | Clifton Hernandez Photos | Ralph Gabaldos

There are two types of racers out there. You’re either lucky enough to be born into it, or like some of the best things in life, you get turned-out by your friends. In either instance, once velocity and competition burrow their way in, there’s little chance of getting it out. We aren’t talking about pansy emotions like love. Time, distance, and radio talk-show hosts aren’t enough to sate this itch, there is no escape. So just give in to it. Kind of like Carlos R did a few years ago. The Driver of the ‘Hulk Civic’ of the Street Racing Made Safe Top 10 List met up with us for a talk about his car and his passion for competition.

SRI: When did you find out about SRMS

Carlos: Man, I’ve been doing Street Racing Made Safe from when it started. The top thing, I didn’t start until later on. I did first couple of events, then I let it off for a while because I didn’t really enjoy it. It was mixed, race whoever. Then they started with the whole top ten thing. That’s when Frustrate started. I tried to get into it after, but I was having, ya know, little problems with the car. It wasn’t getting set up right. If it wasn’t the computer it was something else, the little hiccups starting popping up. So, I had a couple of events where I couldn’t get anywhere

SRI: What would you say was your first car, not necessarily a full race car, but the very first thing you started playing with?

Carlos: The first that I had, I had in high school, it was a Nissan Maxima. And the Maxima… I did nitrous and exhaust. It was the whole thing after school ‘yo lets go race in the corner’. Mario (from SRMS) went to school with us, so he was there, he experienced that.

SRI: So, in high school you were those kids?

Carlos: Yeah, we were those kids. The ones that would go off and race after school!

SRI: So how did you end up with the Civic?

Carlos: The Civic came a while back… I started with the Mustangs, then after that I got on bikes. I had a brother that was building a on Civic. Back in 07’ he was involved in an accident and passed away. So, I continued the project. I finished his car. You know, back in 07’ 400HP was the thing then. It was like the most you could have on the street. But after we built the hatch, and since we got it home, I fell in love with it.

SRI: How did you get away from Mustangs because normally, Mustang guys typically stay with them?

Carlos: I had a coupe, a nitrous car and… man I just got into the Hondas! The technology started to advance with every new car, and now you can have a streetable Honda that makes a 1000HP. Back then [we were just starting out] you couldn’t even see that!

SRI: As far as racing goes what do you prefer, rolls, from a dig…?

Carlos: Man… I’ll do anything! I’ll do rolls, I’ll do digs. We just need the right surface and the right conditions to do a dig with a high horsepower cars. Like when I raced Mayhem, when we set it up at [West Palm Beach Raceway], it was, more or less, the first dig I did with the Civic. It did pretty good… at low boost, it pretty good.

SRI: Then, your preference is from a roll?

Carlos: I’d like to do both… they’re both exciting. Roll racing just started, up in Texas with high horsepower cars. But I’m a car enthusiasts and of racing! I’ll roll, I’ll dig, for me, it’s whichever way you wanna do it. Some people would rather dig, some criticize the roll, but I’ll do both.

SRI: As far as the SRMS top ten list goes, is that something you’re interested in climbing further?

Carlos: I got hyped up and ended up making it all the way up to four, but the cars are getting faster and faster. Right now, I’m maxed out… My whole set up, my turbo’s maxed out! I can’t get any more out of it, so get up higher on the list or to compete with these big guys’ I gotta at least another two or three hundred more horsepower than what I have now. Got to have around 1300.

SRI: You going to start shooting for that?

Carlos: I don’t know man! I need sponsors! [laughs] I think now, that’s when things start getting really expensive. Just the turbo alone is going to cost like four grand!

SRI: What would you say is favorite car you owned out of your Civic, Mustang and Maxima?

Carlos: Honestly? I liked the Mustang, man… Because back then we used to do a lot of digs so we go down south. Everybody would show up, and it was fun. Yo, I like digs but it’s hard for a lot of reasons.

SRI: Yeah, like when you start breaking stuff!

Carlos: Yeah! Matter of fact, I broke my diff. At an event. I was hurtin’, bro.

SRI: What’s the favorite thing about your Civic?

Carlos: My Civic? The Honda’s are fun man, they pack a lot of power, they’re light weight… Little bit difficult to set up, because you know, the front wheel drive. They tend to overpower the tires. But I like how my car is, I like how it drives, how it handles. It handles pretty good in the turns! You’d think don’t, but it does.

SRI: Miami is a tough place to be with a car that attracts as much attention as yours does. Honda’s are popular targets for thieves. I know a few guys who rent out whole storage units and space in warehouses to keep theirs safe. They don’t even want to bring it home. Has the popularity of your Civic ever given you cause for concern?

Carlos: Yeah, Miami’s known for hot boys and all that. I’m well known around, so you got to take care of yourself, yah’ know? I go out with the car. It’s here with me now! I keep tabs on it at all times. I don’t go to the mall and leave it in parking lot. My car is safe where I store it and if anybody tries to mess with it, they are going to get into some situation [laughs]. But that’s the problem with the Honda’s man. People are going to steal them. They are universal, you can use a lot of the parts on other Hondas. If you’re going to have a car like that, you’re going to have to do what I do. Go out with it and stay within twenty or thirty feet of it.

SRI: Does the noise your car produces disturb the people around you?

Carlos: Nah… I have a lot of people that stop or wave me down, ask me what my car has. I’ve even had the mail man pull up to me and tell me its ‘nice’. You attract a lot of attention. It feels good. You don’t see cars like that all time, especially in the street. But it’s enjoyable to take the car out.

SRI: Hows it’s with having a family and needing to go out with the car?

Carlos: Well the Civic is a racecar. I can take one passenger and that’s it, man.

SRI: What does your family think about you racing and the car?

Carlos: I’m not gonna lie to you. When you meet a girl, they are like “OMG I love the racecar!” But with time they start to realize you like the car so much, and then they start to hate it! Right now, they like it, because they know it’s what I love but… it’s not their favorite. But it’s what I love so they have to deal with it, yah know?

SRI: Is there a specific car you enjoy racing and beating?

Carlos: I’m not going to lie, I enjoy beating whoever. Just want high horsepower, but the 2Js… they are the ones that get butt-hurt. I actually beat two of them at the last event! Everybody started hating on me, saying “those cars didn’t make a 1000HP, they were making 700…” So, the 2Js are one of the biggest butt-hurt ones, the GTR guys, the Chevy guys. Yeah the

SRI: That’s funny, growing up going to PBIR, the 2Js and Rotaries were always going at it. There was a guy in the section we sat in that had a bullhorn. He’d be at every event screaming “It’s Rotary baby! Not a 2JZ or some little mixed up Honda!” Lot of fond memories of those rivalries, so for you to say, “I like beating 2Js because it’s always fun”-

Carlos: They take it personal! They take it really personal. Even the other guys that own 2Js and have nothing to do with the car, they’ll get involved. It was always hard for a Honda to beat a 2J but when it finally happens-

SRI: The excuses come out! It’s that whole mob mentality. The Toyota guys always stick together, the Honda guys, Nissan and so on. If you were to build another racecar, what would you build?

Carlos: I’d like to build another Honda, but this time I’d like to build uh, rear wheel drive set-up? Probably in a S2000. Or maybe even jump into a 2J. Build it out and drop it into a lighter car?

SRI: Oh, really, like what?

Carlos: I love the Supra body, I really do, or maybe a 240? I like it, it’s a lighter car as well… Another option I’ve thought about it trying to put my motor into a MR-2, the third gen. That would be another interesting building.

SRI: There’s a taboo that exists in some circles. They think 2Js should stay in Toyota’s and RBs and in Nissans etc. but you seem to take a more racecar approach like you just want to put the most efficient motor in the best body available-

Carlos: It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as you put it together and it works. That’s your creation, that’s your set up. Yeah if I had a 2J I could put it into a Supra, but everybody does that.

SRI: As far as esthetics, are you happy with it, if you could start over, is there anything you’d do differently?

Carlos: For drag racing? I’m happy with it. The color, I picked it out when we painted. I called the car the ‘Hulk’, little did I know there were other people doing the same on the car with the name and color but its an eye catcher! The hater’s talk bad about it, they call it the ‘Booger’.

SRI: What was your first race like, not at the track, but your very first race? Do you remember it?

Carlos: My race was probably with my Maxima. All my friends had different types of cars, but one had a 4.6 Mustang, a 95’ so I lined up with him. When we raced, I saw that my Maxima was neck to neck with him. I was like “man, a V6 sedan against a V8 coupe?!” From there I added nitrous to the car and building it up. But as for the track, the first time I went was back when [Palm International Raceway] was stilled named Moroso and they had things like ‘Battle of the Imports’ and stuff like that with the races

and car shows and stuff, about 00’-01’. I paid my $25 or $30 and raced with my Maxima on nitrous. I think my best time was like a 14 [seconds in the 1⁄4 mile]. For me back then, it was like flying!

SRI: I remember those days. They used to bring out semis with jet engines and just make everyone lose their s@#%.

Carlos: Yeah, I believe those things used to run like 11s back then. It’s amazing how far we’ve technology has come. We’ve got little Honda Civics with a 1000HP and their streetable and still reliable with that much power.

SRI: You used to ride bike, right? Do you still ride?

Carlos: Not any more… I used to race bikes in the street, in certain areas, but I had a couple accidents and slowed down on it, so I started doing cars. In 02’ I had an accident where I lost three of my toes, the chain cut them off, so I’ve had a few close calls already. I still have a few friends of mine from the old school that are into it, they still race but I don’t really want to get into the bike scene anymore. My brother got into an accident and passed away on one. It’s a little too much tension for my family. I already have their heart beating with the car. I don’t really want to put my mom through too much. I had the chance to get back into it a couple times, but I’m done with that.

SRI: You’re a truck driver by trade, is there anything else you’d rather be doing?

Carlos: My dream would be traveling all over in a RV with my team racing. I have the team. I have the tuner, the builder. I think we’d do damage. We’re already killing it and we’re just mediocre. It’s just the funds. We could be top guys

SRI: That tuner is Javituned. He’s a pretty well-known guy around South Florida and other parts. He’s also Frustrate’s tuner. If you’re planning on climbing that SRMS Top Ten List, you’re probably going to have to lock horns at some point. What’s the relationship like between you two?

Carlos: I met Frustrate about, year or a year and a half ago and we became good friends. He’s helped me, I’ve helped him. Even at the track. There’s never a [rivalry] between us, but if we have to race each other, we will. There’s no grudge there. We’re a pretty good team between all of us. On Facebook, there’s always talk about ‘who’s faster, the 36 Boys, or Frustrate or you’, we’re all friends. But we’ll try

to race to see who’s faster as friendly runs, why not? The cars are there. We’d rather race against other people, other Hondas, other cars to see who’s fastest.

SRI: You got into this in High School, have been steady into it the whole time, since then?

Carlos: I gave it a break with the car and bikes for like three years. I started saying ‘maybe it’s not me’ but I got that itch, it bothered me. In time, I got back into the car, and I know inside now, that’s where I want be. I live, eat, breathe the racing, man.

SRI: Up in Orlando, I understand it was hard to get a race for the SRMS event there?

Carlos: Yeah man, I had some well-known guy named Sponge call me, said he wanted to race. I didn’t even know the guy. The night of, he tells me he’s on his way but he didn’t show up until five minutes after the track was closed and nobody else wanted to race.

SRI: There was a race a little while back where someone threw the hazards on you half way down the track and you ended up winning…

Carlos: That one! It was a beautiful R34 GTR, man. They were having issues starting it and Frustrate made a joke about Honda’s being able to start. I guess the GTR driver heard him because he turned around and pointed at my car and said, “Watch what I do to that Honda!” Now this was a fully built R34. We lined up, and he jumps me by like three cars [lengths]. I ended up catching up to him but he threw the hazards up on me while I’m switching into 3rd! I’m like ‘look at this guy…’ By time I got to 4th, I was right next to him. I yanked him and he hit the brakes thinking it was over. He had no idea I was right next to him! I passed him and was like “too soon junior!” But that car was stupid fast. His builder got on my Instagram the next day talking. He was pretty mad. That was a qualifying race for the Top 10 List. One of my favorite races.

SRI: Thanks for taking the time to sit with us Carlos, any parting words you’d like end with?

Carlos: Yeah, I would like to give a shout out my tuner Javitune and my builder Duany from DNA performance! and my right-hand man, dialing everything in, Cesar Torres! Also, my close friends, who are part of my team!

Street Racing Illustrated would like to thank Carlos for chatting with us! On April 29th, he’ll be going up against Frustrate at the Street Racing Made Safe Season Finale at Palm Beach International Raceway. Track goes hot at 5pm.