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Justin Pawlak claims pole position in Formula Drift!

Link Engine Management has been proud to welcome Justin Pawlak to the Link ECU driver line up in 2018. Justin exploits not only a huge passion for cars, but comes with a vast amount of knowledge and experience in both driving and building them as well.

Utilizing his 2017 season car while the 2018 stead is being built, Justin currently sits 8th in the overall Formula Drift points standings.

Round three of Formula Drift held in Atlanta was a career highlight for ‘JTP’. This is one of the few circuit tracks on the FD calendar, utilizing one section of Road Atlanta for drifting. The layout was extremely tricky for all drivers, yet Justin showed his class in qualifying by scoring the most points taking his first Pole Position!

In competition, Justin was knocked out in his Top 16 battle after putting up a crowd-pleasing fight.

Nevertheless, it was a great weekend for the Falken tyres driver. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for the next round in New Jersey – ‘The Wall’ Speedway!

Link ECU sends Cole Armstrong to IDC!

16 May 2018

Pukekohe Park Raceway’s first corner is probably the only drift corner in the world with speeds comparable to that of infamous Mondello Park, Ireland.

The two circuits host their national drifting Championship finale, generating huge excitement for spectators as the respective country’s best drifters throw their cars sideways at over 200km p/hr.

One lucky man, Cole Armstrong, will be one of very few people in the world to experience both of these corners in one year after his victory in the 2018 New Zealand Drift Championship (D1NZ). A second place finish the series finale at Pukekohe Park Raceway in May gave Armstrong the Championship win, and a ticket to compete in one round of the Irish Drift Championship later in the year – courtesy of Link Engine Management.

Photo by Simon Champman

Link ECU has been the title sponsor of the D1NZ drifting championship in 2018. The company generously decided to add a prize trip to Ireland for the winner, where they are also title sponsor of the Link ECU Irish Drift Championship.

”We are proud supporters of drifting around the world. From grass roots level, to completely professional championships like the Irish Drift Championship, British Drift Championship, Formula Drift PRO2 and D1NZ, Link has strong ties in the drifting community. We supported Cole to race in D1GP in China last year, so to see him now wave the flag in Ireland will be rewarding for us as a New Zealand owned company’’ says Link Engine Management.

‘’Although very much attached to our beginnings here in New Zealand, Link ECU now sees 85% of our sales exported across the globe. While our kiwi roots are vitally important to us, it is crucial we continue advertising to the global market. Competitive Motorsport gives us the opportunity to showcase our quality product and for this reason, we are extremely pleased to present this prize to the D1NZ winner, Cole.”

Competing in Ireland will give the kiwi driver further experience in professional competition against some of the best drifters known today.

”The Link ECU UK/Ireland based sales and technical support team will be behind Cole and his crew, giving him the logistics and help needed to get his car from Tauranga, NZ, to Mondello Park, Ireland. No doubt, Irish Link drivers Connor Shanahan, Jack Shanahan and Paul Conlan will also be supportive – welcoming him to the ‘family’ in a way the drift scene does best.”

Armstrong narrowly won the championship by 7 points over fellow Nissan driver, Darren Kelly. The V energy competitor also won the championship in 2017, making him the second driver in history to win the title back to back. The only other driver to achieve this feat is Gaz whiter who dominated the final event in 2018; qualifying in pole position and taking the round win.

 

Photo by Maria Panova Photography

 

The three drivers on the final podium – Cole Armstrong, Darren Kelly & Gaz Whiter – all use the Link Thunder ECU and Link Dash 2 Pro.

 

 

 

 

NZ hillclimb expert – Matt Gaskin

Racing up some of the most scenic roads in the world, in a car you have finished off yourself & surrounded by your friends and family… Does life get much better than that? Although not a professional driver, we think Matt Gaskin has things pretty sorted. Competing in local and national Hillclimb events in his 1990 Nissan Skyline Coupe, the Wellington native has transitioned to this form of Motorsport after seven years racing speedway.

Purchasing the Skyline car was a no-brainer for Matt. The pristine race vehicle has a dry sumped VK56 Nissan quad cam V8 race engine complete with custom made manifolds and itbs. It runs on E85 fuel and is stroked to 5849cc, running 13:1 compression.  This work has been done by Hartley Engines in Palmerston North.

The Link ECU Xtreme and Dash 2 pro has been fitted by Chris at Prestige Tuning & Motorsport, with a final outcome of 580 horsepower at the wheels.

Matt’s car falls in to the 2000cc and over 2WD class (Class D). As you can imagine that is a broad category. Basically, anything 2WD with a bunch of horsepower!

 

Matt was kind enough to answer some more questions about his vehicle below.

 

Are you involved with the build/tune of the car yourself? – I have done a few things in the past. Work and family life keeps me busy these days. A while ago we did an extension of the roll cage and a few body modifications. Car has a Carbon Fibre roof skin, boot lid and dash. All made by friends not bought. Leave the rest to the experts, Chris @ Prestige, Ash @ Kaizen Works Ltd and the team @ Llama engineering.

 

Detail the specialities of your car… 

It has a dry sumped VK56 Nissan quad cam V8 race engine complete with custom made manifolds and itbs. Built by Hartley Engines. Runs on E85, stroked to 5849cc and about 13 : 1 compression.

Link G4 extreme and race dash.

TTi 5 speed Sequential gearbox.

Titon twin plate clutch.

R32 GTR mechanical LSD.

18 x 10.5 and 18 x 9 Enkei RPF1’s, Hankook semi slicks.

Tein coilovers, Hardrace arms.

 

Who has helped you out with the vehicle? All major fabrication work done by Ash @ Kaizen Works Ltd. Wiring and Tuning done by Chris @ Prestige Tuning and Motorsport. Throttle set up and adjustments done by the team @ Llama Engineering.

 

What is the competition like in your class? – Fiercely competitive.

 

What are your racing plans for the future? – More of the same…!! Love the thrill of a fast hill climb. Cold brakes, tyres. There isn’t a lot that would top that. Doing new roads for the first time.

 

What do you love about Link products? – Customer service, back up, bang for buck. The way you get behind competitors like myself. I am proud to fly the brand and logo on my race car and Apparel.

 

Who is your tuner? – Chris Wall from Prestige Tuning and motorsport. Absolute legend and extremely clever. I have been using him for over 6 years now. Highly recommend his services.

 

Which ECU and accessories do you use? – Link G4 Extreme and Link dash. Using Flat shift with Holinger Gear Knob.

 

 

Link ECU wishes Matt & team all the best for their upcoming events!

Rotary by Link ECU

We love this video so much, we thought it was worth a share here at linkecu.com!

Robbie 20B PP 10.7

Robbie having a run in his 20B PP wagon today at the Meremere fun day. 10.7 at 127mph with a bit left in it for next season.

Posted by Green Brothers Racing Ltd on Saturday, April 21, 2018

 

This 20B PP wagon is tuned by Green Brothers Racing in Tauranga, New Zealand. Seen here at Meremere drag strip, it ran a 10.7 at 127mph on a very ‘safe’ tune.

Green Brothers are true masters when it comes to building reliable rotary engines, with the 180sx of Adam Davies drifting his way to the win at Round 4 D1NZ and the RX7 of Andy Duffin showing consistent form once again this year.

 

If you are a rotary fan outside of New Zealand – do not fear. We have plenty of amazing tuners around the world who specialize in tuning performance rotary engines.

Find an authorized Link ECU dealer new near you today using our dealer map!

 

GAIA Drift team Thailand – Daigo Saito

Link Engine Management are pleased to support Gaia Racingwheels Drift Team Thailand who are competing in the 2018 King of Nations Drift Pro Series / King of Asia Drift Pro Series.  Based in Thailand, the team runs two competitive cars; a S15 driven by Japanese drift icon Daigo Saito, and a Mazda RX7 piloted by Australian driver Michael Prosenik. The team is extremely proud to have such highly credited drivers, and the results this far reflect everyone’s hard work and talent.

Daigo Saito is currently second in the King of Asia Drift series, with one round of the King of Asia series remaining in the Philippines on the 26th/27th May.

Both cars utilize Link Fury ECU’s and G4+ accessories to cover the engine management. Here is a closer look at the 2JZ powered Nissan Silvia S15:

 

The car is tuned by Oup tuner and wired by AunAutomotive. Special thank you goes to Link ECU dealer U-tain Pongprapas of Link ECU Thailand by Dynapack Dyno for guiding the team with the Link ECU fit out.

 

We can not wait to see the team’s results later this month!

 

#GAIADRIFTTEAM
#GAIARACINGWHEELSDRIFTTEAM

ต้องขอขอบคุณ GAIA DRIFT TEAM ที่ไว้วางใจกล่อง LINK เพื่อนำไปใช้ในรถแข่งของทีม (S15 & RX7)

Justin Pawlak claims pole position in Formula Drift!

Link Engine Management has been proud to welcome Justin Pawlak to the Link ECU driver line up in 2018. Justin exploits not only a huge passion for cars, but comes with a vast amount of knowledge and experience in both driving and building them as well.

Utilizing his 2017 season car while the 2018 stead is being built, Justin currently sits 8th in the overall Formula Drift points standings.

Round three of Formula Drift held in Atlanta was a career highlight for ‘JTP’. This is one of the few circuit tracks on the FD calendar, utilizing one section of Road Atlanta for drifting. The layout was extremely tricky for all drivers, yet Justin showed his class in qualifying by scoring the most points taking his first Pole Position!

In competition, Justin was knocked out in his Top 16 battle after putting up a crowd-pleasing fight.

Nevertheless, it was a great weekend for the Falken tyres driver. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for the next round in New Jersey – ‘The Wall’ Speedway!

Link ECU sends Cole Armstrong to IDC!

16 May 2018

Pukekohe Park Raceway’s first corner is probably the only drift corner in the world with speeds comparable to that of infamous Mondello Park, Ireland.

The two circuits host their national drifting Championship finale, generating huge excitement for spectators as the respective country’s best drifters throw their cars sideways at over 200km p/hr.

One lucky man, Cole Armstrong, will be one of very few people in the world to experience both of these corners in one year after his victory in the 2018 New Zealand Drift Championship (D1NZ). A second place finish the series finale at Pukekohe Park Raceway in May gave Armstrong the Championship win, and a ticket to compete in one round of the Irish Drift Championship later in the year – courtesy of Link Engine Management.

Photo by Simon Champman

Link ECU has been the title sponsor of the D1NZ drifting championship in 2018. The company generously decided to add a prize trip to Ireland for the winner, where they are also title sponsor of the Link ECU Irish Drift Championship.

”We are proud supporters of drifting around the world. From grass roots level, to completely professional championships like the Irish Drift Championship, British Drift Championship, Formula Drift PRO2 and D1NZ, Link has strong ties in the drifting community. We supported Cole to race in D1GP in China last year, so to see him now wave the flag in Ireland will be rewarding for us as a New Zealand owned company’’ says Link Engine Management.

‘’Although very much attached to our beginnings here in New Zealand, Link ECU now sees 85% of our sales exported across the globe. While our kiwi roots are vitally important to us, it is crucial we continue advertising to the global market. Competitive Motorsport gives us the opportunity to showcase our quality product and for this reason, we are extremely pleased to present this prize to the D1NZ winner, Cole.”

Competing in Ireland will give the kiwi driver further experience in professional competition against some of the best drifters known today.

”The Link ECU UK/Ireland based sales and technical support team will be behind Cole and his crew, giving him the logistics and help needed to get his car from Tauranga, NZ, to Mondello Park, Ireland. No doubt, Irish Link drivers Connor Shanahan, Jack Shanahan and Paul Conlan will also be supportive – welcoming him to the ‘family’ in a way the drift scene does best.”

Armstrong narrowly won the championship by 7 points over fellow Nissan driver, Darren Kelly. The V energy competitor also won the championship in 2017, making him the second driver in history to win the title back to back. The only other driver to achieve this feat is Gaz whiter who dominated the final event in 2018; qualifying in pole position and taking the round win.

 

Photo by Maria Panova Photography

 

The three drivers on the final podium – Cole Armstrong, Darren Kelly & Gaz Whiter – all use the Link Thunder ECU and Link Dash 2 Pro.

 

 

 

 

NZ hillclimb expert – Matt Gaskin

Racing up some of the most scenic roads in the world, in a car you have finished off yourself & surrounded by your friends and family… Does life get much better than that? Although not a professional driver, we think Matt Gaskin has things pretty sorted. Competing in local and national Hillclimb events in his 1990 Nissan Skyline Coupe, the Wellington native has transitioned to this form of Motorsport after seven years racing speedway.

Purchasing the Skyline car was a no-brainer for Matt. The pristine race vehicle has a dry sumped VK56 Nissan quad cam V8 race engine complete with custom made manifolds and itbs. It runs on E85 fuel and is stroked to 5849cc, running 13:1 compression.  This work has been done by Hartley Engines in Palmerston North.

The Link ECU Xtreme and Dash 2 pro has been fitted by Chris at Prestige Tuning & Motorsport, with a final outcome of 580 horsepower at the wheels.

Matt’s car falls in to the 2000cc and over 2WD class (Class D). As you can imagine that is a broad category. Basically, anything 2WD with a bunch of horsepower!

 

Matt was kind enough to answer some more questions about his vehicle below.

 

Are you involved with the build/tune of the car yourself? – I have done a few things in the past. Work and family life keeps me busy these days. A while ago we did an extension of the roll cage and a few body modifications. Car has a Carbon Fibre roof skin, boot lid and dash. All made by friends not bought. Leave the rest to the experts, Chris @ Prestige, Ash @ Kaizen Works Ltd and the team @ Llama engineering.

 

Detail the specialities of your car… 

It has a dry sumped VK56 Nissan quad cam V8 race engine complete with custom made manifolds and itbs. Built by Hartley Engines. Runs on E85, stroked to 5849cc and about 13 : 1 compression.

Link G4 extreme and race dash.

TTi 5 speed Sequential gearbox.

Titon twin plate clutch.

R32 GTR mechanical LSD.

18 x 10.5 and 18 x 9 Enkei RPF1’s, Hankook semi slicks.

Tein coilovers, Hardrace arms.

 

Who has helped you out with the vehicle? All major fabrication work done by Ash @ Kaizen Works Ltd. Wiring and Tuning done by Chris @ Prestige Tuning and Motorsport. Throttle set up and adjustments done by the team @ Llama Engineering.

 

What is the competition like in your class? – Fiercely competitive.

 

What are your racing plans for the future? – More of the same…!! Love the thrill of a fast hill climb. Cold brakes, tyres. There isn’t a lot that would top that. Doing new roads for the first time.

 

What do you love about Link products? – Customer service, back up, bang for buck. The way you get behind competitors like myself. I am proud to fly the brand and logo on my race car and Apparel.

 

Who is your tuner? – Chris Wall from Prestige Tuning and motorsport. Absolute legend and extremely clever. I have been using him for over 6 years now. Highly recommend his services.

 

Which ECU and accessories do you use? – Link G4 Extreme and Link dash. Using Flat shift with Holinger Gear Knob.

 

 

Link ECU wishes Matt & team all the best for their upcoming events!

Rotary by Link ECU

We love this video so much, we thought it was worth a share here at linkecu.com!

Robbie 20B PP 10.7

Robbie having a run in his 20B PP wagon today at the Meremere fun day. 10.7 at 127mph with a bit left in it for next season.

Posted by Green Brothers Racing Ltd on Saturday, April 21, 2018

 

This 20B PP wagon is tuned by Green Brothers Racing in Tauranga, New Zealand. Seen here at Meremere drag strip, it ran a 10.7 at 127mph on a very ‘safe’ tune.

Green Brothers are true masters when it comes to building reliable rotary engines, with the 180sx of Adam Davies drifting his way to the win at Round 4 D1NZ and the RX7 of Andy Duffin showing consistent form once again this year.

 

If you are a rotary fan outside of New Zealand – do not fear. We have plenty of amazing tuners around the world who specialize in tuning performance rotary engines.

Find an authorized Link ECU dealer new near you today using our dealer map!

 

GAIA Drift team Thailand – Daigo Saito

Link Engine Management are pleased to support Gaia Racingwheels Drift Team Thailand who are competing in the 2018 King of Nations Drift Pro Series / King of Asia Drift Pro Series.  Based in Thailand, the team runs two competitive cars; a S15 driven by Japanese drift icon Daigo Saito, and a Mazda RX7 piloted by Australian driver Michael Prosenik. The team is extremely proud to have such highly credited drivers, and the results this far reflect everyone’s hard work and talent.

Daigo Saito is currently second in the King of Asia Drift series, with one round of the King of Asia series remaining in the Philippines on the 26th/27th May.

Both cars utilize Link Fury ECU’s and G4+ accessories to cover the engine management. Here is a closer look at the 2JZ powered Nissan Silvia S15:

 

The car is tuned by Oup tuner and wired by AunAutomotive. Special thank you goes to Link ECU dealer U-tain Pongprapas of Link ECU Thailand by Dynapack Dyno for guiding the team with the Link ECU fit out.

 

We can not wait to see the team’s results later this month!

 

#GAIADRIFTTEAM
#GAIARACINGWHEELSDRIFTTEAM

ต้องขอขอบคุณ GAIA DRIFT TEAM ที่ไว้วางใจกล่อง LINK เพื่อนำไปใช้ในรถแข่งของทีม (S15 & RX7)

xxxxx
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Justin Pawlak claims pole position in Formula Drift!

Link Engine Management has been proud to welcome Justin Pawlak to the Link ECU driver line up in 2018. Justin exploits not only a huge passion for cars, but comes with a vast amount of knowledge and experience in both driving and building them as well.

Utilizing his 2017 season car while the 2018 stead is being built, Justin currently sits 8th in the overall Formula Drift points standings.

Round three of Formula Drift held in Atlanta was a career highlight for ‘JTP’. This is one of the few circuit tracks on the FD calendar, utilizing one section of Road Atlanta for drifting. The layout was extremely tricky for all drivers, yet Justin showed his class in qualifying by scoring the most points taking his first Pole Position!

In competition, Justin was knocked out in his Top 16 battle after putting up a crowd-pleasing fight.

Nevertheless, it was a great weekend for the Falken tyres driver. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for the next round in New Jersey – ‘The Wall’ Speedway!

Link ECU sends Cole Armstrong to IDC!

16 May 2018

Pukekohe Park Raceway’s first corner is probably the only drift corner in the world with speeds comparable to that of infamous Mondello Park, Ireland.

The two circuits host their national drifting Championship finale, generating huge excitement for spectators as the respective country’s best drifters throw their cars sideways at over 200km p/hr.

One lucky man, Cole Armstrong, will be one of very few people in the world to experience both of these corners in one year after his victory in the 2018 New Zealand Drift Championship (D1NZ). A second place finish the series finale at Pukekohe Park Raceway in May gave Armstrong the Championship win, and a ticket to compete in one round of the Irish Drift Championship later in the year – courtesy of Link Engine Management.

Photo by Simon Champman

Link ECU has been the title sponsor of the D1NZ drifting championship in 2018. The company generously decided to add a prize trip to Ireland for the winner, where they are also title sponsor of the Link ECU Irish Drift Championship.

”We are proud supporters of drifting around the world. From grass roots level, to completely professional championships like the Irish Drift Championship, British Drift Championship, Formula Drift PRO2 and D1NZ, Link has strong ties in the drifting community. We supported Cole to race in D1GP in China last year, so to see him now wave the flag in Ireland will be rewarding for us as a New Zealand owned company’’ says Link Engine Management.

‘’Although very much attached to our beginnings here in New Zealand, Link ECU now sees 85% of our sales exported across the globe. While our kiwi roots are vitally important to us, it is crucial we continue advertising to the global market. Competitive Motorsport gives us the opportunity to showcase our quality product and for this reason, we are extremely pleased to present this prize to the D1NZ winner, Cole.”

Competing in Ireland will give the kiwi driver further experience in professional competition against some of the best drifters known today.

”The Link ECU UK/Ireland based sales and technical support team will be behind Cole and his crew, giving him the logistics and help needed to get his car from Tauranga, NZ, to Mondello Park, Ireland. No doubt, Irish Link drivers Connor Shanahan, Jack Shanahan and Paul Conlan will also be supportive – welcoming him to the ‘family’ in a way the drift scene does best.”

Armstrong narrowly won the championship by 7 points over fellow Nissan driver, Darren Kelly. The V energy competitor also won the championship in 2017, making him the second driver in history to win the title back to back. The only other driver to achieve this feat is Gaz whiter who dominated the final event in 2018; qualifying in pole position and taking the round win.

 

Photo by Maria Panova Photography

 

The three drivers on the final podium – Cole Armstrong, Darren Kelly & Gaz Whiter – all use the Link Thunder ECU and Link Dash 2 Pro.

 

 

 

 

NZ hillclimb expert – Matt Gaskin

Racing up some of the most scenic roads in the world, in a car you have finished off yourself & surrounded by your friends and family… Does life get much better than that? Although not a professional driver, we think Matt Gaskin has things pretty sorted. Competing in local and national Hillclimb events in his 1990 Nissan Skyline Coupe, the Wellington native has transitioned to this form of Motorsport after seven years racing speedway.

Purchasing the Skyline car was a no-brainer for Matt. The pristine race vehicle has a dry sumped VK56 Nissan quad cam V8 race engine complete with custom made manifolds and itbs. It runs on E85 fuel and is stroked to 5849cc, running 13:1 compression.  This work has been done by Hartley Engines in Palmerston North.

The Link ECU Xtreme and Dash 2 pro has been fitted by Chris at Prestige Tuning & Motorsport, with a final outcome of 580 horsepower at the wheels.

Matt’s car falls in to the 2000cc and over 2WD class (Class D). As you can imagine that is a broad category. Basically, anything 2WD with a bunch of horsepower!

 

Matt was kind enough to answer some more questions about his vehicle below.

 

Are you involved with the build/tune of the car yourself? – I have done a few things in the past. Work and family life keeps me busy these days. A while ago we did an extension of the roll cage and a few body modifications. Car has a Carbon Fibre roof skin, boot lid and dash. All made by friends not bought. Leave the rest to the experts, Chris @ Prestige, Ash @ Kaizen Works Ltd and the team @ Llama engineering.

 

Detail the specialities of your car… 

It has a dry sumped VK56 Nissan quad cam V8 race engine complete with custom made manifolds and itbs. Built by Hartley Engines. Runs on E85, stroked to 5849cc and about 13 : 1 compression.

Link G4 extreme and race dash.

TTi 5 speed Sequential gearbox.

Titon twin plate clutch.

R32 GTR mechanical LSD.

18 x 10.5 and 18 x 9 Enkei RPF1’s, Hankook semi slicks.

Tein coilovers, Hardrace arms.

 

Who has helped you out with the vehicle? All major fabrication work done by Ash @ Kaizen Works Ltd. Wiring and Tuning done by Chris @ Prestige Tuning and Motorsport. Throttle set up and adjustments done by the team @ Llama Engineering.

 

What is the competition like in your class? – Fiercely competitive.

 

What are your racing plans for the future? – More of the same…!! Love the thrill of a fast hill climb. Cold brakes, tyres. There isn’t a lot that would top that. Doing new roads for the first time.

 

What do you love about Link products? – Customer service, back up, bang for buck. The way you get behind competitors like myself. I am proud to fly the brand and logo on my race car and Apparel.

 

Who is your tuner? – Chris Wall from Prestige Tuning and motorsport. Absolute legend and extremely clever. I have been using him for over 6 years now. Highly recommend his services.

 

Which ECU and accessories do you use? – Link G4 Extreme and Link dash. Using Flat shift with Holinger Gear Knob.

 

 

Link ECU wishes Matt & team all the best for their upcoming events!

Rotary by Link ECU

We love this video so much, we thought it was worth a share here at linkecu.com!

Robbie 20B PP 10.7

Robbie having a run in his 20B PP wagon today at the Meremere fun day. 10.7 at 127mph with a bit left in it for next season.

Posted by Green Brothers Racing Ltd on Saturday, April 21, 2018

 

This 20B PP wagon is tuned by Green Brothers Racing in Tauranga, New Zealand. Seen here at Meremere drag strip, it ran a 10.7 at 127mph on a very ‘safe’ tune.

Green Brothers are true masters when it comes to building reliable rotary engines, with the 180sx of Adam Davies drifting his way to the win at Round 4 D1NZ and the RX7 of Andy Duffin showing consistent form once again this year.

 

If you are a rotary fan outside of New Zealand – do not fear. We have plenty of amazing tuners around the world who specialize in tuning performance rotary engines.

Find an authorized Link ECU dealer new near you today using our dealer map!

 

GAIA Drift team Thailand – Daigo Saito

Link Engine Management are pleased to support Gaia Racingwheels Drift Team Thailand who are competing in the 2018 King of Nations Drift Pro Series / King of Asia Drift Pro Series.  Based in Thailand, the team runs two competitive cars; a S15 driven by Japanese drift icon Daigo Saito, and a Mazda RX7 piloted by Australian driver Michael Prosenik. The team is extremely proud to have such highly credited drivers, and the results this far reflect everyone’s hard work and talent.

Daigo Saito is currently second in the King of Asia Drift series, with one round of the King of Asia series remaining in the Philippines on the 26th/27th May.

Both cars utilize Link Fury ECU’s and G4+ accessories to cover the engine management. Here is a closer look at the 2JZ powered Nissan Silvia S15:

 

The car is tuned by Oup tuner and wired by AunAutomotive. Special thank you goes to Link ECU dealer U-tain Pongprapas of Link ECU Thailand by Dynapack Dyno for guiding the team with the Link ECU fit out.

 

We can not wait to see the team’s results later this month!

 

#GAIADRIFTTEAM
#GAIARACINGWHEELSDRIFTTEAM

ต้องขอขอบคุณ GAIA DRIFT TEAM ที่ไว้วางใจกล่อง LINK เพื่อนำไปใช้ในรถแข่งของทีม (S15 & RX7)

xxxxx

Justin Pawlak claims pole position in Formula Drift!

Link Engine Management has been proud to welcome Justin Pawlak to the Link ECU driver line up in 2018. Justin exploits not only a huge passion for cars, but comes with a vast amount of knowledge and experience in both driving and building them as well.

Utilizing his 2017 season car while the 2018 stead is being built, Justin currently sits 8th in the overall Formula Drift points standings.

Round three of Formula Drift held in Atlanta was a career highlight for ‘JTP’. This is one of the few circuit tracks on the FD calendar, utilizing one section of Road Atlanta for drifting. The layout was extremely tricky for all drivers, yet Justin showed his class in qualifying by scoring the most points taking his first Pole Position!

In competition, Justin was knocked out in his Top 16 battle after putting up a crowd-pleasing fight.

Nevertheless, it was a great weekend for the Falken tyres driver. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for the next round in New Jersey – ‘The Wall’ Speedway!

Link ECU sends Cole Armstrong to IDC!

16 May 2018

Pukekohe Park Raceway’s first corner is probably the only drift corner in the world with speeds comparable to that of infamous Mondello Park, Ireland.

The two circuits host their national drifting Championship finale, generating huge excitement for spectators as the respective country’s best drifters throw their cars sideways at over 200km p/hr.

One lucky man, Cole Armstrong, will be one of very few people in the world to experience both of these corners in one year after his victory in the 2018 New Zealand Drift Championship (D1NZ). A second place finish the series finale at Pukekohe Park Raceway in May gave Armstrong the Championship win, and a ticket to compete in one round of the Irish Drift Championship later in the year – courtesy of Link Engine Management.

Photo by Simon Champman

Link ECU has been the title sponsor of the D1NZ drifting championship in 2018. The company generously decided to add a prize trip to Ireland for the winner, where they are also title sponsor of the Link ECU Irish Drift Championship.

”We are proud supporters of drifting around the world. From grass roots level, to completely professional championships like the Irish Drift Championship, British Drift Championship, Formula Drift PRO2 and D1NZ, Link has strong ties in the drifting community. We supported Cole to race in D1GP in China last year, so to see him now wave the flag in Ireland will be rewarding for us as a New Zealand owned company’’ says Link Engine Management.

‘’Although very much attached to our beginnings here in New Zealand, Link ECU now sees 85% of our sales exported across the globe. While our kiwi roots are vitally important to us, it is crucial we continue advertising to the global market. Competitive Motorsport gives us the opportunity to showcase our quality product and for this reason, we are extremely pleased to present this prize to the D1NZ winner, Cole.”

Competing in Ireland will give the kiwi driver further experience in professional competition against some of the best drifters known today.

”The Link ECU UK/Ireland based sales and technical support team will be behind Cole and his crew, giving him the logistics and help needed to get his car from Tauranga, NZ, to Mondello Park, Ireland. No doubt, Irish Link drivers Connor Shanahan, Jack Shanahan and Paul Conlan will also be supportive – welcoming him to the ‘family’ in a way the drift scene does best.”

Armstrong narrowly won the championship by 7 points over fellow Nissan driver, Darren Kelly. The V energy competitor also won the championship in 2017, making him the second driver in history to win the title back to back. The only other driver to achieve this feat is Gaz whiter who dominated the final event in 2018; qualifying in pole position and taking the round win.

 

Photo by Maria Panova Photography

 

The three drivers on the final podium – Cole Armstrong, Darren Kelly & Gaz Whiter – all use the Link Thunder ECU and Link Dash 2 Pro.

 

 

 

 

NZ hillclimb expert – Matt Gaskin

Racing up some of the most scenic roads in the world, in a car you have finished off yourself & surrounded by your friends and family… Does life get much better than that? Although not a professional driver, we think Matt Gaskin has things pretty sorted. Competing in local and national Hillclimb events in his 1990 Nissan Skyline Coupe, the Wellington native has transitioned to this form of Motorsport after seven years racing speedway.

Purchasing the Skyline car was a no-brainer for Matt. The pristine race vehicle has a dry sumped VK56 Nissan quad cam V8 race engine complete with custom made manifolds and itbs. It runs on E85 fuel and is stroked to 5849cc, running 13:1 compression.  This work has been done by Hartley Engines in Palmerston North.

The Link ECU Xtreme and Dash 2 pro has been fitted by Chris at Prestige Tuning & Motorsport, with a final outcome of 580 horsepower at the wheels.

Matt’s car falls in to the 2000cc and over 2WD class (Class D). As you can imagine that is a broad category. Basically, anything 2WD with a bunch of horsepower!

 

Matt was kind enough to answer some more questions about his vehicle below.

 

Are you involved with the build/tune of the car yourself? – I have done a few things in the past. Work and family life keeps me busy these days. A while ago we did an extension of the roll cage and a few body modifications. Car has a Carbon Fibre roof skin, boot lid and dash. All made by friends not bought. Leave the rest to the experts, Chris @ Prestige, Ash @ Kaizen Works Ltd and the team @ Llama engineering.

 

Detail the specialities of your car… 

It has a dry sumped VK56 Nissan quad cam V8 race engine complete with custom made manifolds and itbs. Built by Hartley Engines. Runs on E85, stroked to 5849cc and about 13 : 1 compression.

Link G4 extreme and race dash.

TTi 5 speed Sequential gearbox.

Titon twin plate clutch.

R32 GTR mechanical LSD.

18 x 10.5 and 18 x 9 Enkei RPF1’s, Hankook semi slicks.

Tein coilovers, Hardrace arms.

 

Who has helped you out with the vehicle? All major fabrication work done by Ash @ Kaizen Works Ltd. Wiring and Tuning done by Chris @ Prestige Tuning and Motorsport. Throttle set up and adjustments done by the team @ Llama Engineering.

 

What is the competition like in your class? – Fiercely competitive.

 

What are your racing plans for the future? – More of the same…!! Love the thrill of a fast hill climb. Cold brakes, tyres. There isn’t a lot that would top that. Doing new roads for the first time.

 

What do you love about Link products? – Customer service, back up, bang for buck. The way you get behind competitors like myself. I am proud to fly the brand and logo on my race car and Apparel.

 

Who is your tuner? – Chris Wall from Prestige Tuning and motorsport. Absolute legend and extremely clever. I have been using him for over 6 years now. Highly recommend his services.

 

Which ECU and accessories do you use? – Link G4 Extreme and Link dash. Using Flat shift with Holinger Gear Knob.

 

 

Link ECU wishes Matt & team all the best for their upcoming events!

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We love this video so much, we thought it was worth a share here at linkecu.com!

Robbie 20B PP 10.7

Robbie having a run in his 20B PP wagon today at the Meremere fun day. 10.7 at 127mph with a bit left in it for next season.

Posted by Green Brothers Racing Ltd on Saturday, April 21, 2018

 

This 20B PP wagon is tuned by Green Brothers Racing in Tauranga, New Zealand. Seen here at Meremere drag strip, it ran a 10.7 at 127mph on a very ‘safe’ tune.

Green Brothers are true masters when it comes to building reliable rotary engines, with the 180sx of Adam Davies drifting his way to the win at Round 4 D1NZ and the RX7 of Andy Duffin showing consistent form once again this year.

 

If you are a rotary fan outside of New Zealand – do not fear. We have plenty of amazing tuners around the world who specialize in tuning performance rotary engines.

Find an authorized Link ECU dealer new near you today using our dealer map!

 

GAIA Drift team Thailand – Daigo Saito

Link Engine Management are pleased to support Gaia Racingwheels Drift Team Thailand who are competing in the 2018 King of Nations Drift Pro Series / King of Asia Drift Pro Series.  Based in Thailand, the team runs two competitive cars; a S15 driven by Japanese drift icon Daigo Saito, and a Mazda RX7 piloted by Australian driver Michael Prosenik. The team is extremely proud to have such highly credited drivers, and the results this far reflect everyone’s hard work and talent.

Daigo Saito is currently second in the King of Asia Drift series, with one round of the King of Asia series remaining in the Philippines on the 26th/27th May.

Both cars utilize Link Fury ECU’s and G4+ accessories to cover the engine management. Here is a closer look at the 2JZ powered Nissan Silvia S15:

 

The car is tuned by Oup tuner and wired by AunAutomotive. Special thank you goes to Link ECU dealer U-tain Pongprapas of Link ECU Thailand by Dynapack Dyno for guiding the team with the Link ECU fit out.

 

We can not wait to see the team’s results later this month!

 

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