2013 NSW State Champ Points Rd1
1 - Mark Ruta - Mazda 808 - 135....> 2 - Anthony Loscialpo - Comm - 117 3 - Peter Bellett - Audi - 97
1 - David Crighton - Silvia - 130........ 2 - Graham Bohm - Civic - 99 .>...... 3 - Brett Morse - EK Civic - 86
Improved Production, formerly known as 3J Club Cars, is the fastest growing category of circuit racing in Australia. An Improved Production car is loosely based on a modified road car, and is made popular by the fact that it is fast and relatively inexpensive, as far as race cars go.
Starting out with a production body shell, and then carrying out substantial modifications to engines, brakes and suspension, has proven popular both with beginners to the sport and more experienced competitors. You are allowed to fit a bigger engine from the same manufacturer as the body shell. It can be a twin cam, or a turbo (with a restrictor), or a bridge or peripheral port in the case of a Mazda, depending on the model.
Minimum ride height is 100mm excl. the exhaust. Springs, shocks, sway bars are all free. Wheel width can be increased. Brakes are free, you can use close ratio gear boxes with a maximum of five forward gears, and locker or limited slip diffs are allowed. You are allowed to fit flares, and front and rear spoilers of limited sizes.
Leading the Overs after round one is NSW newbie Mark Ruta. Two wins and a second behind Ray Hislop was enough for Mark to walk away with the points lead, Welcome to NSW & Well Done.
Leading the Unders after a crazy first round is Dave Crighton in his Nissan Silvia. Morsey and Fear had issues out of their control but they're still in the hunt...