Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Last Update of 2010!

SPL Pro Suspension Parts is now the newest sponsor and we will be running all of there suspension components for the G.

Also we are returning the KW V3's and getting the KW Club Sport Coilovers

Friday, December 24, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Teaser: Let The Build Begin!

Christmas is coming early at SOHO, thanks to Assaultech Performance a few parts have arrived, enjoy the teaser shots!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Project Time Attack G35: Stage One!

#144 Time Attack G35
Current Build List (12/16/10):

Engine & Drivetrain:
· STS Remote Mount T4 P-Trim .68mm Ball Bearing Ceramic Turbo
· STS 600cc Injectors, Electronic Boost Cont., Intercooler
· Turbosmart Ultragate 38mm 5 psi Wastegate
· Turbosmart Blow Off Valve 52mm Black
· Forged Performance S1 Shortblock
· TurboXS U-TECH Tuning Management & 2Bar MAP Sensor
· Walbro 255 lph Fuel Pump Kit
· Brian Crower Camshafts Stage 2 – 264 Spec
· Brian Crower VQ Single Spring & Titanium Retainer Kit
· Exedy Racing Carbon Twin Disk Clutch
· Quaife ATB Differential Mechanical Open Type
· Cosworth Carbon Fiber Polished Intake Manifold
· Cosworth High Volume Fuel Rail Kit
· Greddy 13 Row Oil Cooler Kit
· Greddy 15mm Light Weight 500ml Oval Catch Can
· Nismo Low Temp Thermostat
· Koyo V-Core Radiator
· Exotic Speed R1-Ti Exhaust
· ATI Super Damper VQ35
· Fujita Short Ram Intake
· Top Speed Race Pipes
· Top Speed Y Pipe
· Samco Radiator Hosing
· NGK Iridum Plugs
· AP Steel Braided Clutch Lines

Suspension & Brakes:
· KW Variant 3 Coilovers (V3)
· Wilwood 6 Piston 14" Front Big Brakes
· Wilwood 4 Piston 13" Rear Big Brakes
· GTSpec Front & Rear Strut Bar
· GTSpec Front & Rear Tie Brace
· GTSpec Rear Lateral Arm Brace
· GTSpec Mid Chassis Brace
· SPC Front Adj. Control Arms
· SPC Adj Tie Rods 
· Stillen 35mm Front Sway Bar
· Stillen 27mm Rear Sway Bar
· Stillen Engine Damper
· Intec Racing Differential Brace
· SPL Adjustable Front End Links 
· Whiteline Adjustable Rear End Links
· SPL Full Suspension Bushing Kit (Already purchased NISMO)

Interior & Exterior:
· Computech DataMaxx LCD Data System
· Volk TE37 SL Wheels 18 x 10.5 F, 18 x 9.5 R
· Hoosier A6 Tires 305/35R/18 Rear, 285/30R/18 Front
· Siebon Carbon Fiber TS Style Hood
· APR 67” GTC-300 Carbon Fiber Adjustable Rear Spoiler
· Sparco Evo 1 & 2 Competition Seats and Brackets
· Sparco Ring Steering Wheel – Black Suede
· Sparco Carbon Pedal Set
· Sparco Steering Wheel Quick Release
· NRG Short Steering Wheel Hub Adapter
· Greddy Oil and Radiator Cap
· Strafe Speed Kuruma Z Poly Front Bumper
· Strafe Speed Carbon Fiber V1 Rear Trunk
· Strafe Speed Impul Poly Sideskirts
· D5 Racing Carbon Fiber Front Grill
· GTSpec Air Diversion Panel
· B&M Short Shifter
· Southbend Clutch Aluminum Shift Knob
· G Force 3in. 5 pt Seatbelt Harness Black
· Kenwood DDX 6019 – 7in Touch screen + iPhone integration
· Hood Dampeners & Latches for CF Hood
· 8 Point Roll Cage

If you are interested in sponsorship or just curious and want a list of my results send me an email at

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Baseline Dyno Tuning at CES Motorsport - Tuned by SOHO Motorsports

On Tuesday night after fighting through 2 hour traffic to get 10 miles Nik from SOHO Motorsports and I headed over to see John from CES Motorsport at his shop in Monroe, NC, where we did a few baseline dyno pulls before we start the build. After doing a few pulls on the CES Motorsport DynoJet  we used the Cobb AccesPort to try out the Stock map, and Stage 2.1+ Map supplied on the AccessPort but we werent too happy with the results, so Nik from SOHO Motorsports broke out the computer and AccessTuner software and stared tuning away. Above is the result with more than 10 hp over the Cobb map and nearly 15 tq! Check out the videos and the graph and be sure to visit CES Motorsport and SOHO Motorsports!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Patrick Goodin and "The FrankenSlide"

Local drifter doing what he does best check it out -

CFRC "Frankenslide" Sponsored by NOS energy drink from Patrick Konior on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Building for 2011!

Well the offseason is almost here and the #144 G35 is starting the building process with the help of SOHO Motorsports and Assaultech Performance! Keep checking back here and the KPR Facebook for all of the build updates, photos and reviews!

Monday, October 18, 2010

SOHO Motorsports Z/G Photoshoot

Check out the new Photos from this weekend's photoshoot of the SOHO Motorsports G and Z.  The Import Photoshoot was taken at Sumo Motorsport in Concord, NC. For even more photos check out the SOHO Facebook and K Parlett Racing FB. Enjoy!

STX Win - SCR AutoX at BMW Factory

After two days of awesome meets and photoshoots all over the Charlotte area on Friday and Saturday it was time to race on Saturday and prove that the #144 G35 is more go than show! Team SOHO headed down to the BMW Manufacturing Plant bright and early Sunday morning for the South Carolina Region SCCA Autox. With the tune perfected after the race at ZMax the #144 was strong right out of the gate and at the end our session we won STX with a 39.36. Here are some photos and video from the race -

Monday, October 11, 2010

1st Place STX at ZMax CCR #8

The #144 G35 has won again! And this time by its largest margin in Street Touring X class all year. We won by over a second, thanks to the brand new ecu tune from SOHO Motorsports! Using the Cobb Tuning Accessport V2 to connect to the stock Nissan ecu, Nik from SOHO plugged it into the AccessTuner Pro software and changed the map from the rich/safe base map that Cobb provided and created a new more aggressive map. The old Cobb Stage 2.1+ map was designed by Cobb as a standard base map for modified G's but it was created to be a safe map and ran on very rich A/F ratio's which was robbing the car of power and fuel. After tinkering with the software and doing some calculations SOHO created a much better map. The new SOHO map was a night and day difference! The power curve was much more consistent and allowed for more low end response and top end grunt. After taking a few test drives and data logging on Thursday evening we finally had the G35 with a proper tune, and I couldn't have been more excited to try it out at ZMax for the CCR SCCA Autox # 8! On race day the car felt so much more alive and the throttle response was infinitely better, allowing me to control the G much better than before and allowing me to stay in the high rpm range of the VQ35DE longer than before making it fun and fast to drive. Immediately after the first few runs i was over a second faster than the field that I'm normally with a few hundredths of second from. This new tune was amazing and I cant wait to see how well SOHO can tune the car when it finally gets built this off season! If you need any tuning or performance needs,  SOHO Motorsports is the place to go! In the meantime here is a video of the #144 G35!

2010 Knights Series STX Champion!

The 2010 Central Carolina Region Knights Series came to a close after the 5th and final night race at Charlotte Knights Stadium sponsored by Folger Subaru. Winning 4 out of the 5 events in STX the #144 G35 won the 2010 Championship!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Reviews Update

Check out the new updates on the Reviews page! Here are some sample photos -

Monday, September 6, 2010

SOHO Motorsports - Newest Sponsor!

I am very proud to announce SOHO Motorsports as the newest sponsor for the #144 Time Attack G35. SOHO Motorsports is a wholesale parts distributer and tuning shop based in Charlotte, NC. They will be a very large part in preparing and tuning every aspect of the #144 G35. We plan on running competitively and winning on every level of racing with a goal of winning the 2011 Redline Time Attack Series. Be on the lookout for big things coming to the car in the coming months and offseason, the SOHO Motorsports G35 will be a force to be reckoned with in 2011!

CCR 12hr Race 2010 at City Center

This year CCR's infamous 24hr race had to be cut in half to a 12 hour race after the venue changed from Knights Stadium to the newest Charlotte lot, City Center. Even with half of the normal hours there was still plenty of time to get a lot of runs and play with setup. The course design was a great flowing course that had technical sections and fast straights, making it challenging and fun.  After getting my work assignments done for the day around 4 pm it was finally time to start seeing what the #144 could do.

The 12hr race was set up differently than the normal CCR race. It was an open session style race, where as long as you had done your working assignment you could run as many laps as you wanted. You were allowed 5 official runs that you had to claim before you the run. Since we could claim runs at any point during they day there was more strategy involved than the average race, most people had claimed a good amount of there runs before I had made any runs at all around 4 pm and it looked as though in order to win Street Touring Extreme I would have to run a low 42 sec lap.

My first few runs the 120 degree surface temp on the track was too much heat for the cold RE-11's and the car was very loose. After playing around with tire pressure I finally settled on 36 in the front and 32 in the rear and it seemed slowly gain traction as the sun went down. Around 6 when the sun began to fall behind the trees, the track surface began to cool off and started to stick like glue to the somewhat warm tires. Confident with the track conditions and the car setup I decided to take my first official run around 6:30 and pulled a 42.517, good enough for second place at the time but I knew there was still a lot left in the car especially with the conditions being perfect. Unfortunately after this run we ran into a timing difficulty and as we sat waiting the tires and the track cooled of dramatically. After getting back on the track, the car was very loose and everyone was slowing down. I began to get worried at this point that my strategy was falling through and it was going to be nearly impossible to win. After putting down 3 more runs in the 42's I was still in second place with one official run left and only 10 minutes left in the race day, it was down to the wire and I knew I was so close to the win. On my fifth and final run I pushed it as hard as I possibly could around through every section and remained as smooth as possible, and when i got to the finish i pinned the throttle and came through the lights sideways and the scoreboards read the fastest time I had seen all day - 42.064 sec. The final lap was just fast enough to take 1st place in STX! Above is a video of my winning run, and soon I will be posting some photos from the event.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

GT Spec: Bracing of the Future

GT Spec makes chassis braces for nearly every single point on the car that could flex, from mid chassis braces to strut bars. They truly are what there tagline claims, the future of bracing technology and their products perform well and look amazing.

The front strut bar is one of the sexiest things on the car

After purchasing a few pieces they offered for the car I was very impressed, but after Mark offered me a sponsorship he quickly sent me the rest of the parts needed to complete the car and the results were far better than I could have imagined. Before any of the GT Spec braces the car still had a good bit of chassis roll and never truly felt planted no matter what the sway bar settings were. But after getting the car on the lift I installed all of the parts and the fit and finish was absolutely perfect. Everything lined up perfectly and was very simple to install, not to mention the fact that these parts were absolutely beautiful, the signature GT Spec metallic blue and polished aluminum braces are one of the sexiest things on the car, too bad you cant see all of it without being under it because it truly makes for a pretty undercarriage.  With everything installed I could tell GT Spec had done there homework and designed pieces that would work with aftermarket exhaust, as you can see from the way the massive Exotic Speed exhaust snakes it way through the braces perfectly.

The beautiful rear strut bar stabilizes the rear and looks amazing!

The full kit of bracing included the GT Spec Front and Rear Strut Bar, Front and Rear Tie Brace, Rear Lateral Arm Brace, Mid Chassis Brace and Air Diversion Panel.  The first time out with the new setup and using the same Time Attack course thanks to SWD and ZMax in Charlotte the car was a full 2 seconds faster and was absolutely glued to the track. The braces seemed to tame the 3600 lb G35 and made it feel as though I was driving a go cart, the responsiveness of the car was beyond anything I could have imagine and inspired confidence in nearly every situation on the track. Body roll in every direction was now non existent and the car was way easier to drive and put exactly where I wanted it to be. I cant say enough about how well these parts balanced the car and made it much more aggressive through the turns. For the low price that GT Spec sells these parts, they should be an essential to any one who races there G or Z or any other car they offer parts for. GT Spec is a quality company with quality parts but most importantly the parts they sell perform! Go to and pick up some of theses parts for your car today!

Notice how little the car rolls on the stock suspension around this 180 turn

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Z Jam and Autofair at Charlotte Motor Speedway

The Carolina Z Club Z Jam at the annual 2010 Autofair turned out great! Charlotte Motor Speedway was again a great venue for Autofair and thousands of amazing cars were as far as the eye could see, but the best of show was definetely the 30+ Z's and G's off of the Turn 4 grandstands. With a great crowd of cars ranging from 1970's 240's that look like they just rolled off the floor to fully modified race ready 350Z's and G35's there was nothing but high quality cars that all looked amazing! For more info on the Z Jam and future club event go to there website here - Carolina Z Club . Below are some photos and videos from the event, keep checking back.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SWD Time Attack #2 at ZMax

The Street Wise Drift Series came back to ZMax Motorsportspark for their Round 6 of the ProAm Drift competition and held their second time attack. Once again the race weekend started earlier than normal with the arrival of a new R1- T Exhaust thanks to Exotic Speed and Dan from Assaultech and also a rear strut bar and air diversion panel from Mark at GTSpec. I took the new goodies to BRE Motorsports again and installed them and man was I suprised at how beautiful the both were and how perfect the fit was for each. The strut bar felt great and the exhaust sounded amazing and gave a noticeable gain on the top end after a quick reflash of the AP. After getting everything installed on Friday the event was finally here. For the first time at these events there seemed to be more racers than drifters and there was plenty of competition with good drivers and fast cars. After the drivers meeting and the parade lap the morning practice started around 10am. I was very familiar with the surface at ZMax since ive raced there so much and the course was also very similar to the previous course setup, fast and smooth with the addition of a 180 degree turn in after the crossover. After taking two runs in the morning and being only a couple tenths of a second behind the fastest lap I decided to park the car and save the tires some knowing I would have plenty of runs in the afternoon. After talking to a couple drivers about strategy around the course and eating lunch we began the afternoon session and our 5 timed runs. This session lasted from 1- 5pm and you could space out your 5 runs as much as you wanted. I chose to let the course warm up a little bit and then ran 3 runs back to back, adjusting tire pressures and trying a few different shifting points and lines. After the 3rd run I was 1st in Street Touring and 2nd overall for the day with my 71.254 so I decided to park the car and let the tires and brakes cool off. I then went up to the time tent and watched alongside Todd from SWD as Chris Ulman in his Street Touring Evo X beat my time with his 71.043 sec lap. After that I lowered the pressure of the tires slightly all the way around and went out on my 4th lap and had a slightl line error on the large sweeper and came through with a 71.587 sec lap, a far cry from my best lap and 1st place. On my fifth and final lap I the tires and brakes were up to temperature and I was ready to push the car as hard as I could. After pushing as hard as possible and driving the perfect line the GTSpec/ Assaultech/ Computech/ Exotic Speed #144 Infiniti G35 came through the timing lights with a 71.036 sec lap giving us the win in Street Touring and 2nd overal for the day behind Mike Licursi's Street Modifed S2000. Here is a video of a mixture of runs ending with the winning run.

CCR AutoX #5 - Tyvola Coliseum, Charlotte

Central Carolina Chamionship Autocross #6 was held at the old Tyvola Coliseum parking lot in Charlotte. This was the first time the club has used this lot and it was medium sized with a few bumps and cracks in the surface and overall slick and dusty. The course layout was a fun but a very slow and technical course that challenged even the best autoxer.  This raceday was an interesting one for me since I was pulling double duty, racing points in FStock in John's Camaro and also running the G35 in Pax- STX/STO. Coming into the 6th event of this series I have won every race in the G35, except the last one at Michelin that I did not attend, so I had asked 2nd place in points John Clark to co drive his Camaro and he agreed. When it came time for Heat 3 John and I had to hot lap the Camaro due to the small run group and the street tires were very warm due to the Camaro sliding all over the dusty track. When it came down to our 4th run I opted out because the tires were too warm and John and I's 3rd runs would be our fastest. The end result was him beating my fastest run of 51.670 by .003 seconds to hand me my first defeat of 2010. Thanks John for letting me drive the car and if there was anyone I would like to lose to it would be you for sure! After points racing it was time to have fun and see what the G could put down on the new track. With a few tire pressure adjustments and trying to avoid certain bumps on the course I finished the day near the top with a 47.945 sec. If I had been running points with the STX class in the G35 that would have been 1st place for the event. Here is a video of my last and fastest run-

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Central Carolina Kinghts Series #2

The CCR Knights series is always a fun and layed back series that usually allows for a lot of runs on a small course, and of course its at night making visibillity interesting. Knights Race #3 was no exception, the course was small and tight and this was the first time I have come here since the new round of modifications so I was worried about be overpowered and too stiff... and I was right. The pavement was dusty with small pebbles and it made it difficult to pin the throttle and get traction but with 6 runs I figured it out just enough to win Street Touring Extreme by .03 seconds and was top 10 in raw times, despite the lack of traction. Here is a video of my fastest run-

Sunday, June 13, 2010

SWDrift Autopalooza Time Attack @ ZMax

Before I even begin to talk about how great of an event SWD's Autopalooza was, I have to thank everyone who made this race possible, Mark from GT Spec, Tex and Dave from BRE Motorsports, Dan from Assaultech Performance, Todd from Street Wise Drift, Tony from Motordyne and everyone at Computech! Wiithout you guys I wouldnt have such a good car to go race with, thank you all for everything.
Now for the recap of this awesome event. Street Wise Drift always knows how to put on a great show, and Autopalooza 2010 at ZMax Motorsports Park was no exception! The race weekend started late Thursday afternoon when I received the new parts from Mark at GT Spec, after taking the chassis braces out of the box and seeing that beautiful blue powdercoat I immediately called up Tex at BRE Motorsports to see if they had an open lift I could use and I went down there and put them on with some help from Dirty Dave. And wow, BRE has an amazing shop with fully built drag cars and drift cars all over, it was a beautiful sight and they all made me feel at home, thanks guys! After checking out all their new projects I went out and test drove the car and wow, the car felt amazing and I couldn't wait to test in race mode. Friday I gathered all of the new decals thanks to Computech and did final prep for the race in the am. Saturday morning was a quick excited drive from uptown Charlotte to ZMax in Concord. Once we got there the drifters were in there drivers meeting and we got teched in and began to walk the huge course that SWD set up, and boy was it big and fast! The drifters started practice on the course directly next to the time attack course and they were tearing it up with awesome 100+ mph sideways entries! If that doesn't pump you up to go fast, I don't know what does. Once all of the drivers got there, I realized this event would be a good measuring stick for the setup of the G and my driving skill, there was a fully prepped G35 with rollcage and coilovers and 370Z and a bunch of other cars with similar modifications to me. We started the time attack with a parade lap around the course noting all the decreasing radius turns and the double up, we were all ready to race and we knew it would be fast. We would get two runs in the morning and three in the afternoon. My first run surprised me by how fast and smooth the track really was, SWD set it up to allow for 3rd gear 8 grand turns after huge straightaways, it was an awesome course that kept the driver and car on the edge the entire time and with the new setup on the G I could drive it harder than ever, sticking to the line like glue way above redline in 3rd gear, those GT Spec braces were gonna pay off for this race! My morning runs were pretty consistent with two 74's which put me right next to the fully prepped G and Z. With 100+ degree temperatures we took a lunch break and got out of the boiling sun for about an hour and then went back to racing, with everyone eager to drop there times. Coming out on the 3rd run I knew I could drive the car harder in a couple spots and had to hold the throttle in the perfect spot slightly below 8 grand being aware of the engine but knowing there was room to go fast, my third and fourth runs began to drop time with a 74.0 and then a 73.5. Approaching our final run I was confident with my times in the Street Touring class with my 4th run but was still behind the completely prepped G35 and his mid 73 sec lap. I knew on the final run I couldn't hold anything back and had to push the car to the limit on every spot of the track, after hazing the tires around every turn and braking as late as possible I knew it felt like a much faster run and when I pulled into timing and I came through with a 72.3! No official results have been posted yet but once they are I will update this with official times and results. After having a successful raceday thanks to everyone who helped out and mentioned earlier I would have to say that the GT Spec braces were truly put to the test and they passed with flying colors, the car felt amazing and remained consistent and composed in every situation I put it in, thanks again GT Spec! Done racing, we got to check out the awesome Pro Am Drifting that SWD is all about, and boy was it impressive, amazing cars and amazing drivers on a very fast course! SWD you put on yet another great event and I cant wait for the next one.  Here are some photos and videos of me racing and later I will update with some coverage of the rest of the event.
Thanks to JP Sarton for the great photos!