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Link ECU partners with Worthouse Drift team

Standing on the podium, holding the winner’s trophy and being sprayed with champagne at the end of a grueling Formula Drift USA season, arguably the world’s premier drift championship, is an amazing feat. When you do it twice in a row, the entire drift world is rightfully in awe. James Deane is that winner, an amazing and talented ‘Drift Pilot’ with two, 2017 and 2018, Formula Drift USA titles, the 2018 Drift Masters European Championship and countless other Drift Championship’s to his name – James Deane, The Machine, is a motorsport phenomenon. 

Taking on USA, James is teamed up with the rising star of Drift, Piotr Więcek, in the Worthouse Drift team. Proving themselves with talent, meticulous preparation and competitive car set-up over the years, Worthouse have become what is quite possibly the strongest force to-be-reckoned-with in the world of drifting. Last year the pair finished 1st and 3rd overall in the Formula Drift USA standings. Więcek won round seven of the 2018 series in Texas, proving his ability to challenge his best friend Deane on track. 

Both Deane and Więcek have been able to roll out at every event with full confidence in their engine over the past two years, thanks to Link Engine Management.  

The global leader in engine management technology is proud to now officially confirm a partnership with Worthouse Drift Team. This agreement will see the team use the full Link Engine Management package throughout the eight rounds of Formula Drift series in 2019, with the aim for the Worthouse team to once again claim the top spot. 

The team’s 2JZ engines will be once again controlled by Link G4+ Thunder ECUs, Link Engine Management’s premier engine control unit. This year will also see the addition of a Link MXS Strada dash powered by AiM Technologies into each car, ensuring both pilots can instantly see the information from the engine directly into the cockpit via a customizable, full colour display unit. 

Mike Sheehan, team manager for Worthouse Drift, believes the package is key to their success: “As in all motorsport the key to success is to have a reliable vehicle. Since the beginning Worthouse Drift Team have always used Link Engine Management components in our 2JZ powered Nissan Silvia S15’s. The reliability and functionality of the Link Engine Management products have played a major role in keeping our 980hp 2jz engines running at 100%.  Thank you to everyone at Link Engine Management for producing such top-quality parts.’’  

With 25 years’ experience in the motorsport electronics field, Link Engine Management is extremely pleased to officially announce a partnership with this team. “To confirm our support of the Worthouse Drift Team in 2019 reaffirms our long-term association with the sport of drifting, a sport that has been core to our business for much of the 25 years we’ve been around. We are excited that the Worthouse team see Link ECU’s as the preferred choice of engine management to keep them ahead of the pack. James and Piotr are excellent ambassadors for our product and their team, being consistent and reliable is a perfect match to the qualities our products are best known for. We congratulate them for their success to date and wish them the very best of luck in 2019”. Says, Andy Millard, CEO of Link Engine Management 

The Worthouse Drift cars will be in action the first weekend of April in Long Beach, California for Round One of 2019 Formula Drift. 

The Formula Drift USA schedule can be found here: www.formulaD.com 

More information about Link Engine Management can be found here: www.linkecu.com 

Follow Worthouse Drift on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/worthousedriftteam/ 

Link ECU Supporting Women in Motorsport

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, today we salute all females in the motorsport industry! Link Engine Management are pleased to support many females competing across the global motorsport arena and recognise the contributions of many other women acting as volunteers, officials, mechanics, media personnel and organisational staff. Paving the way for more women to make history in what is historically a male dominated industry, these females are a huge inspiration to many.

Here, we feature seven females from seven different disciplines, from rally to drag racing, all utilising a Link ECU in their vehicle of choice. Link Engine Management could not be more pleased to help power these ladies towards their dreams.


1. Liz Gracie – Burnouts

Liz is currently leading the New Zealand burnout championship in her
1969 small block Chevrolet Camaro, EV1L69.



2. Amanda Skelly – Rally

Amanda has been supported by Link ECU over the progress of her latest rally car build, a ’97 Subaru Impreza. She competes as an all female rally team with Sarah Freeze and focuses on raising awareness for Cystic Fybrosis.



3. Nikki Hepburn – Drag racing

Australian drag racer Nikki is the world record holder for the Fastest Radial Drag car and also the world’s quickest female sport compact racer. Last year she rebroke her own record during a trip to Orlanda, USA, clocking 219 mph in her 1UZFE powered Toyota 86.



4. Nanami Tsukamoto

Nanami competes in Japan in her S14 drift car. She has previously participated in the Porsche Carrera Cup, GAZOO 86 racing and go-karting; making her one very experienced driver!



5. Caitlyn Hayward – Speedway

Caitlyn is a seasoned speedway racer hailing from Tauranga, New Zealand. She has competed for many years in the aggressive and highly compeitive stock car class and has just recently moved on to Super Saloon racing.



6. Pip Thomson & Karen Wakelin

Pip has been sponsored by Link ECU for a few years now as she takes on the New Zealand Jetsprint Championship, this year with co-driver Karen Wakelin. The past two years she has held her own in the Super Boat Class, piloting a 800 horspower 6.2L LSA engine running straight methanol. Talk about girl power!



7. Kat Benson – Time Attack

Kat proved her exceptional driver ability as the 2013-2014 New Zealand Superlap Series Pro-Street Champion. She has also competed at World Time Attack in Sydney, Australia, in her 2001 Mitsubishi Evolution 7 Time Attack/Superlap race car.


International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. … International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity.” – https://www.internationalwomensday.com/IWD2019

Sheldon Clark: Aiming for a Formula Drift PRO2 license

Quite often, the story behind a build is what determines its final outcome. When one has a strong motive and vision for the car, it can turn into something very special. Sheldon Clark from Washington, USA, has finished this drift car in memory of his late father and what a tribute it is. His LinkECU powered SR20DET Sil80 is finished to perfection, putting out solid figures and carrying the Link ECU logo with pride.

When it comes to grass roots drifting, Sheldon hasn’t cut corners to get started in the sport. Labelling his vehicle as a ‘pro grassroots car’, he has built a FD spec six point roll cage, equipped the cock pit with the Link MXS Strada dash and utilises the S13Link+ Plug n play ECU.

Starting out with a quality engine management is important for every drift car before heavy modifications take place. Link ECU dealer, Tuned by PSI, ensured engine protection and safety features were set up before Sheldon hit the track.

These efforts will ensure his engine performs at its absolute best while competing in the ProAm competition at Evergreen Speedway this year. Sheldon buit the car with Formula Drift PRO2 in mind, hoping he will qualify for a pro license within the next two years.

The History

“My longtime friend took me for a ride in this car when I was 17 and it blew my mind. He moved on to a GTR and stored the sil80. I never forgot about the car or that first ride with the blow off valve screaming. Almost 10 years later, my father and I finally talked him into selling it.  Soon after the purchase, my father passed. It was on me to build our vision. It’s nice to have the sentiment, and nice to know that whenever I work on it, it’s for the long run.”

The Build

Jason Oefelein and I built a chassis for pro competition with an affordable drivetrain while I get seat time in grassroots / pro-am. We stuck with the traditional SR20DET. With the Link ECU and GTX2867R we’re able to run 16 lbs of boost with an output of 360 WHP — reliably. You could call it a pro-grassroots car.

The Details:

Engine: SR20DET with GTX2867R running 16 lbs of boost with an output of 360 WHP. While we could turn it up, our focus is balance and longevity.

ECU: Link G4+ S13Link+ Plugin and Link dash.

Misc: FD spec 6 point cage, Fuel safe, custom wiring, Wisefab, Feal suspension and safety gear from 425 Motorsports.


Link ECU partners with Worthouse Drift team

Standing on the podium, holding the winner’s trophy and being sprayed with champagne at the end of a grueling Formula Drift USA season, arguably the world’s premier drift championship, is an amazing feat. When you do it twice in a row, the entire drift world is rightfully in awe. James Deane is that winner, an amazing and talented ‘Drift Pilot’ with two, 2017 and 2018, Formula Drift USA titles, the 2018 Drift Masters European Championship and countless other Drift Championship’s to his name – James Deane, The Machine, is a motorsport phenomenon. 

Taking on USA, James is teamed up with the rising star of Drift, Piotr Więcek, in the Worthouse Drift team. Proving themselves with talent, meticulous preparation and competitive car set-up over the years, Worthouse have become what is quite possibly the strongest force to-be-reckoned-with in the world of drifting. Last year the pair finished 1st and 3rd overall in the Formula Drift USA standings. Więcek won round seven of the 2018 series in Texas, proving his ability to challenge his best friend Deane on track. 

Both Deane and Więcek have been able to roll out at every event with full confidence in their engine over the past two years, thanks to Link Engine Management.  

The global leader in engine management technology is proud to now officially confirm a partnership with Worthouse Drift Team. This agreement will see the team use the full Link Engine Management package throughout the eight rounds of Formula Drift series in 2019, with the aim for the Worthouse team to once again claim the top spot. 

The team’s 2JZ engines will be once again controlled by Link G4+ Thunder ECUs, Link Engine Management’s premier engine control unit. This year will also see the addition of a Link MXS Strada dash powered by AiM Technologies into each car, ensuring both pilots can instantly see the information from the engine directly into the cockpit via a customizable, full colour display unit. 

Mike Sheehan, team manager for Worthouse Drift, believes the package is key to their success: “As in all motorsport the key to success is to have a reliable vehicle. Since the beginning Worthouse Drift Team have always used Link Engine Management components in our 2JZ powered Nissan Silvia S15’s. The reliability and functionality of the Link Engine Management products have played a major role in keeping our 980hp 2jz engines running at 100%.  Thank you to everyone at Link Engine Management for producing such top-quality parts.’’  

With 25 years’ experience in the motorsport electronics field, Link Engine Management is extremely pleased to officially announce a partnership with this team. “To confirm our support of the Worthouse Drift Team in 2019 reaffirms our long-term association with the sport of drifting, a sport that has been core to our business for much of the 25 years we’ve been around. We are excited that the Worthouse team see Link ECU’s as the preferred choice of engine management to keep them ahead of the pack. James and Piotr are excellent ambassadors for our product and their team, being consistent and reliable is a perfect match to the qualities our products are best known for. We congratulate them for their success to date and wish them the very best of luck in 2019”. Says, Andy Millard, CEO of Link Engine Management 

The Worthouse Drift cars will be in action the first weekend of April in Long Beach, California for Round One of 2019 Formula Drift. 

The Formula Drift USA schedule can be found here: www.formulaD.com 

More information about Link Engine Management can be found here: www.linkecu.com 

Follow Worthouse Drift on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/worthousedriftteam/ 

Link ECU Supporting Women in Motorsport

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, today we salute all females in the motorsport industry! Link Engine Management are pleased to support many females competing across the global motorsport arena and recognise the contributions of many other women acting as volunteers, officials, mechanics, media personnel and organisational staff. Paving the way for more women to make history in what is historically a male dominated industry, these females are a huge inspiration to many.

Here, we feature seven females from seven different disciplines, from rally to drag racing, all utilising a Link ECU in their vehicle of choice. Link Engine Management could not be more pleased to help power these ladies towards their dreams.


1. Liz Gracie – Burnouts

Liz is currently leading the New Zealand burnout championship in her
1969 small block Chevrolet Camaro, EV1L69.



2. Amanda Skelly – Rally

Amanda has been supported by Link ECU over the progress of her latest rally car build, a ’97 Subaru Impreza. She competes as an all female rally team with Sarah Freeze and focuses on raising awareness for Cystic Fybrosis.



3. Nikki Hepburn – Drag racing

Australian drag racer Nikki is the world record holder for the Fastest Radial Drag car and also the world’s quickest female sport compact racer. Last year she rebroke her own record during a trip to Orlanda, USA, clocking 219 mph in her 1UZFE powered Toyota 86.



4. Nanami Tsukamoto

Nanami competes in Japan in her S14 drift car. She has previously participated in the Porsche Carrera Cup, GAZOO 86 racing and go-karting; making her one very experienced driver!



5. Caitlyn Hayward – Speedway

Caitlyn is a seasoned speedway racer hailing from Tauranga, New Zealand. She has competed for many years in the aggressive and highly compeitive stock car class and has just recently moved on to Super Saloon racing.



6. Pip Thomson & Karen Wakelin

Pip has been sponsored by Link ECU for a few years now as she takes on the New Zealand Jetsprint Championship, this year with co-driver Karen Wakelin. The past two years she has held her own in the Super Boat Class, piloting a 800 horspower 6.2L LSA engine running straight methanol. Talk about girl power!



7. Kat Benson – Time Attack

Kat proved her exceptional driver ability as the 2013-2014 New Zealand Superlap Series Pro-Street Champion. She has also competed at World Time Attack in Sydney, Australia, in her 2001 Mitsubishi Evolution 7 Time Attack/Superlap race car.


International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. … International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity.” – https://www.internationalwomensday.com/IWD2019

Sheldon Clark: Aiming for a Formula Drift PRO2 license

Quite often, the story behind a build is what determines its final outcome. When one has a strong motive and vision for the car, it can turn into something very special. Sheldon Clark from Washington, USA, has finished this drift car in memory of his late father and what a tribute it is. His LinkECU powered SR20DET Sil80 is finished to perfection, putting out solid figures and carrying the Link ECU logo with pride.

When it comes to grass roots drifting, Sheldon hasn’t cut corners to get started in the sport. Labelling his vehicle as a ‘pro grassroots car’, he has built a FD spec six point roll cage, equipped the cock pit with the Link MXS Strada dash and utilises the S13Link+ Plug n play ECU.

Starting out with a quality engine management is important for every drift car before heavy modifications take place. Link ECU dealer, Tuned by PSI, ensured engine protection and safety features were set up before Sheldon hit the track.

These efforts will ensure his engine performs at its absolute best while competing in the ProAm competition at Evergreen Speedway this year. Sheldon buit the car with Formula Drift PRO2 in mind, hoping he will qualify for a pro license within the next two years.

The History

“My longtime friend took me for a ride in this car when I was 17 and it blew my mind. He moved on to a GTR and stored the sil80. I never forgot about the car or that first ride with the blow off valve screaming. Almost 10 years later, my father and I finally talked him into selling it.  Soon after the purchase, my father passed. It was on me to build our vision. It’s nice to have the sentiment, and nice to know that whenever I work on it, it’s for the long run.”

The Build

Jason Oefelein and I built a chassis for pro competition with an affordable drivetrain while I get seat time in grassroots / pro-am. We stuck with the traditional SR20DET. With the Link ECU and GTX2867R we’re able to run 16 lbs of boost with an output of 360 WHP — reliably. You could call it a pro-grassroots car.

The Details:

Engine: SR20DET with GTX2867R running 16 lbs of boost with an output of 360 WHP. While we could turn it up, our focus is balance and longevity.

ECU: Link G4+ S13Link+ Plugin and Link dash.

Misc: FD spec 6 point cage, Fuel safe, custom wiring, Wisefab, Feal suspension and safety gear from 425 Motorsports.


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Link ECU partners with Worthouse Drift team

Standing on the podium, holding the winner’s trophy and being sprayed with champagne at the end of a grueling Formula Drift USA season, arguably the world’s premier drift championship, is an amazing feat. When you do it twice in a row, the entire drift world is rightfully in awe. James Deane is that winner, an amazing and talented ‘Drift Pilot’ with two, 2017 and 2018, Formula Drift USA titles, the 2018 Drift Masters European Championship and countless other Drift Championship’s to his name – James Deane, The Machine, is a motorsport phenomenon. 

Taking on USA, James is teamed up with the rising star of Drift, Piotr Więcek, in the Worthouse Drift team. Proving themselves with talent, meticulous preparation and competitive car set-up over the years, Worthouse have become what is quite possibly the strongest force to-be-reckoned-with in the world of drifting. Last year the pair finished 1st and 3rd overall in the Formula Drift USA standings. Więcek won round seven of the 2018 series in Texas, proving his ability to challenge his best friend Deane on track. 

Both Deane and Więcek have been able to roll out at every event with full confidence in their engine over the past two years, thanks to Link Engine Management.  

The global leader in engine management technology is proud to now officially confirm a partnership with Worthouse Drift Team. This agreement will see the team use the full Link Engine Management package throughout the eight rounds of Formula Drift series in 2019, with the aim for the Worthouse team to once again claim the top spot. 

The team’s 2JZ engines will be once again controlled by Link G4+ Thunder ECUs, Link Engine Management’s premier engine control unit. This year will also see the addition of a Link MXS Strada dash powered by AiM Technologies into each car, ensuring both pilots can instantly see the information from the engine directly into the cockpit via a customizable, full colour display unit. 

Mike Sheehan, team manager for Worthouse Drift, believes the package is key to their success: “As in all motorsport the key to success is to have a reliable vehicle. Since the beginning Worthouse Drift Team have always used Link Engine Management components in our 2JZ powered Nissan Silvia S15’s. The reliability and functionality of the Link Engine Management products have played a major role in keeping our 980hp 2jz engines running at 100%.  Thank you to everyone at Link Engine Management for producing such top-quality parts.’’  

With 25 years’ experience in the motorsport electronics field, Link Engine Management is extremely pleased to officially announce a partnership with this team. “To confirm our support of the Worthouse Drift Team in 2019 reaffirms our long-term association with the sport of drifting, a sport that has been core to our business for much of the 25 years we’ve been around. We are excited that the Worthouse team see Link ECU’s as the preferred choice of engine management to keep them ahead of the pack. James and Piotr are excellent ambassadors for our product and their team, being consistent and reliable is a perfect match to the qualities our products are best known for. We congratulate them for their success to date and wish them the very best of luck in 2019”. Says, Andy Millard, CEO of Link Engine Management 

The Worthouse Drift cars will be in action the first weekend of April in Long Beach, California for Round One of 2019 Formula Drift. 

The Formula Drift USA schedule can be found here: www.formulaD.com 

More information about Link Engine Management can be found here: www.linkecu.com 

Follow Worthouse Drift on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/worthousedriftteam/ 

Link ECU Supporting Women in Motorsport

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, today we salute all females in the motorsport industry! Link Engine Management are pleased to support many females competing across the global motorsport arena and recognise the contributions of many other women acting as volunteers, officials, mechanics, media personnel and organisational staff. Paving the way for more women to make history in what is historically a male dominated industry, these females are a huge inspiration to many.

Here, we feature seven females from seven different disciplines, from rally to drag racing, all utilising a Link ECU in their vehicle of choice. Link Engine Management could not be more pleased to help power these ladies towards their dreams.


1. Liz Gracie – Burnouts

Liz is currently leading the New Zealand burnout championship in her
1969 small block Chevrolet Camaro, EV1L69.



2. Amanda Skelly – Rally

Amanda has been supported by Link ECU over the progress of her latest rally car build, a ’97 Subaru Impreza. She competes as an all female rally team with Sarah Freeze and focuses on raising awareness for Cystic Fybrosis.



3. Nikki Hepburn – Drag racing

Australian drag racer Nikki is the world record holder for the Fastest Radial Drag car and also the world’s quickest female sport compact racer. Last year she rebroke her own record during a trip to Orlanda, USA, clocking 219 mph in her 1UZFE powered Toyota 86.



4. Nanami Tsukamoto

Nanami competes in Japan in her S14 drift car. She has previously participated in the Porsche Carrera Cup, GAZOO 86 racing and go-karting; making her one very experienced driver!



5. Caitlyn Hayward – Speedway

Caitlyn is a seasoned speedway racer hailing from Tauranga, New Zealand. She has competed for many years in the aggressive and highly compeitive stock car class and has just recently moved on to Super Saloon racing.



6. Pip Thomson & Karen Wakelin

Pip has been sponsored by Link ECU for a few years now as she takes on the New Zealand Jetsprint Championship, this year with co-driver Karen Wakelin. The past two years she has held her own in the Super Boat Class, piloting a 800 horspower 6.2L LSA engine running straight methanol. Talk about girl power!



7. Kat Benson – Time Attack

Kat proved her exceptional driver ability as the 2013-2014 New Zealand Superlap Series Pro-Street Champion. She has also competed at World Time Attack in Sydney, Australia, in her 2001 Mitsubishi Evolution 7 Time Attack/Superlap race car.


International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. … International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity.” – https://www.internationalwomensday.com/IWD2019

Sheldon Clark: Aiming for a Formula Drift PRO2 license

Quite often, the story behind a build is what determines its final outcome. When one has a strong motive and vision for the car, it can turn into something very special. Sheldon Clark from Washington, USA, has finished this drift car in memory of his late father and what a tribute it is. His LinkECU powered SR20DET Sil80 is finished to perfection, putting out solid figures and carrying the Link ECU logo with pride.

When it comes to grass roots drifting, Sheldon hasn’t cut corners to get started in the sport. Labelling his vehicle as a ‘pro grassroots car’, he has built a FD spec six point roll cage, equipped the cock pit with the Link MXS Strada dash and utilises the S13Link+ Plug n play ECU.

Starting out with a quality engine management is important for every drift car before heavy modifications take place. Link ECU dealer, Tuned by PSI, ensured engine protection and safety features were set up before Sheldon hit the track.

These efforts will ensure his engine performs at its absolute best while competing in the ProAm competition at Evergreen Speedway this year. Sheldon buit the car with Formula Drift PRO2 in mind, hoping he will qualify for a pro license within the next two years.

The History

“My longtime friend took me for a ride in this car when I was 17 and it blew my mind. He moved on to a GTR and stored the sil80. I never forgot about the car or that first ride with the blow off valve screaming. Almost 10 years later, my father and I finally talked him into selling it.  Soon after the purchase, my father passed. It was on me to build our vision. It’s nice to have the sentiment, and nice to know that whenever I work on it, it’s for the long run.”

The Build

Jason Oefelein and I built a chassis for pro competition with an affordable drivetrain while I get seat time in grassroots / pro-am. We stuck with the traditional SR20DET. With the Link ECU and GTX2867R we’re able to run 16 lbs of boost with an output of 360 WHP — reliably. You could call it a pro-grassroots car.

The Details:

Engine: SR20DET with GTX2867R running 16 lbs of boost with an output of 360 WHP. While we could turn it up, our focus is balance and longevity.

ECU: Link G4+ S13Link+ Plugin and Link dash.

Misc: FD spec 6 point cage, Fuel safe, custom wiring, Wisefab, Feal suspension and safety gear from 425 Motorsports.


xxxxx

Link ECU partners with Worthouse Drift team

Standing on the podium, holding the winner’s trophy and being sprayed with champagne at the end of a grueling Formula Drift USA season, arguably the world’s premier drift championship, is an amazing feat. When you do it twice in a row, the entire drift world is rightfully in awe. James Deane is that winner, an amazing and talented ‘Drift Pilot’ with two, 2017 and 2018, Formula Drift USA titles, the 2018 Drift Masters European Championship and countless other Drift Championship’s to his name – James Deane, The Machine, is a motorsport phenomenon. 

Taking on USA, James is teamed up with the rising star of Drift, Piotr Więcek, in the Worthouse Drift team. Proving themselves with talent, meticulous preparation and competitive car set-up over the years, Worthouse have become what is quite possibly the strongest force to-be-reckoned-with in the world of drifting. Last year the pair finished 1st and 3rd overall in the Formula Drift USA standings. Więcek won round seven of the 2018 series in Texas, proving his ability to challenge his best friend Deane on track. 

Both Deane and Więcek have been able to roll out at every event with full confidence in their engine over the past two years, thanks to Link Engine Management.  

The global leader in engine management technology is proud to now officially confirm a partnership with Worthouse Drift Team. This agreement will see the team use the full Link Engine Management package throughout the eight rounds of Formula Drift series in 2019, with the aim for the Worthouse team to once again claim the top spot. 

The team’s 2JZ engines will be once again controlled by Link G4+ Thunder ECUs, Link Engine Management’s premier engine control unit. This year will also see the addition of a Link MXS Strada dash powered by AiM Technologies into each car, ensuring both pilots can instantly see the information from the engine directly into the cockpit via a customizable, full colour display unit. 

Mike Sheehan, team manager for Worthouse Drift, believes the package is key to their success: “As in all motorsport the key to success is to have a reliable vehicle. Since the beginning Worthouse Drift Team have always used Link Engine Management components in our 2JZ powered Nissan Silvia S15’s. The reliability and functionality of the Link Engine Management products have played a major role in keeping our 980hp 2jz engines running at 100%.  Thank you to everyone at Link Engine Management for producing such top-quality parts.’’  

With 25 years’ experience in the motorsport electronics field, Link Engine Management is extremely pleased to officially announce a partnership with this team. “To confirm our support of the Worthouse Drift Team in 2019 reaffirms our long-term association with the sport of drifting, a sport that has been core to our business for much of the 25 years we’ve been around. We are excited that the Worthouse team see Link ECU’s as the preferred choice of engine management to keep them ahead of the pack. James and Piotr are excellent ambassadors for our product and their team, being consistent and reliable is a perfect match to the qualities our products are best known for. We congratulate them for their success to date and wish them the very best of luck in 2019”. Says, Andy Millard, CEO of Link Engine Management 

The Worthouse Drift cars will be in action the first weekend of April in Long Beach, California for Round One of 2019 Formula Drift. 

The Formula Drift USA schedule can be found here: www.formulaD.com 

More information about Link Engine Management can be found here: www.linkecu.com 

Follow Worthouse Drift on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/worthousedriftteam/ 

Link ECU Supporting Women in Motorsport

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, today we salute all females in the motorsport industry! Link Engine Management are pleased to support many females competing across the global motorsport arena and recognise the contributions of many other women acting as volunteers, officials, mechanics, media personnel and organisational staff. Paving the way for more women to make history in what is historically a male dominated industry, these females are a huge inspiration to many.

Here, we feature seven females from seven different disciplines, from rally to drag racing, all utilising a Link ECU in their vehicle of choice. Link Engine Management could not be more pleased to help power these ladies towards their dreams.


1. Liz Gracie – Burnouts

Liz is currently leading the New Zealand burnout championship in her
1969 small block Chevrolet Camaro, EV1L69.



2. Amanda Skelly – Rally

Amanda has been supported by Link ECU over the progress of her latest rally car build, a ’97 Subaru Impreza. She competes as an all female rally team with Sarah Freeze and focuses on raising awareness for Cystic Fybrosis.



3. Nikki Hepburn – Drag racing

Australian drag racer Nikki is the world record holder for the Fastest Radial Drag car and also the world’s quickest female sport compact racer. Last year she rebroke her own record during a trip to Orlanda, USA, clocking 219 mph in her 1UZFE powered Toyota 86.



4. Nanami Tsukamoto

Nanami competes in Japan in her S14 drift car. She has previously participated in the Porsche Carrera Cup, GAZOO 86 racing and go-karting; making her one very experienced driver!



5. Caitlyn Hayward – Speedway

Caitlyn is a seasoned speedway racer hailing from Tauranga, New Zealand. She has competed for many years in the aggressive and highly compeitive stock car class and has just recently moved on to Super Saloon racing.



6. Pip Thomson & Karen Wakelin

Pip has been sponsored by Link ECU for a few years now as she takes on the New Zealand Jetsprint Championship, this year with co-driver Karen Wakelin. The past two years she has held her own in the Super Boat Class, piloting a 800 horspower 6.2L LSA engine running straight methanol. Talk about girl power!



7. Kat Benson – Time Attack

Kat proved her exceptional driver ability as the 2013-2014 New Zealand Superlap Series Pro-Street Champion. She has also competed at World Time Attack in Sydney, Australia, in her 2001 Mitsubishi Evolution 7 Time Attack/Superlap race car.


International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. … International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity.” – https://www.internationalwomensday.com/IWD2019

Sheldon Clark: Aiming for a Formula Drift PRO2 license

Quite often, the story behind a build is what determines its final outcome. When one has a strong motive and vision for the car, it can turn into something very special. Sheldon Clark from Washington, USA, has finished this drift car in memory of his late father and what a tribute it is. His LinkECU powered SR20DET Sil80 is finished to perfection, putting out solid figures and carrying the Link ECU logo with pride.

When it comes to grass roots drifting, Sheldon hasn’t cut corners to get started in the sport. Labelling his vehicle as a ‘pro grassroots car’, he has built a FD spec six point roll cage, equipped the cock pit with the Link MXS Strada dash and utilises the S13Link+ Plug n play ECU.

Starting out with a quality engine management is important for every drift car before heavy modifications take place. Link ECU dealer, Tuned by PSI, ensured engine protection and safety features were set up before Sheldon hit the track.

These efforts will ensure his engine performs at its absolute best while competing in the ProAm competition at Evergreen Speedway this year. Sheldon buit the car with Formula Drift PRO2 in mind, hoping he will qualify for a pro license within the next two years.

The History

“My longtime friend took me for a ride in this car when I was 17 and it blew my mind. He moved on to a GTR and stored the sil80. I never forgot about the car or that first ride with the blow off valve screaming. Almost 10 years later, my father and I finally talked him into selling it.  Soon after the purchase, my father passed. It was on me to build our vision. It’s nice to have the sentiment, and nice to know that whenever I work on it, it’s for the long run.”

The Build

Jason Oefelein and I built a chassis for pro competition with an affordable drivetrain while I get seat time in grassroots / pro-am. We stuck with the traditional SR20DET. With the Link ECU and GTX2867R we’re able to run 16 lbs of boost with an output of 360 WHP — reliably. You could call it a pro-grassroots car.

The Details:

Engine: SR20DET with GTX2867R running 16 lbs of boost with an output of 360 WHP. While we could turn it up, our focus is balance and longevity.

ECU: Link G4+ S13Link+ Plugin and Link dash.

Misc: FD spec 6 point cage, Fuel safe, custom wiring, Wisefab, Feal suspension and safety gear from 425 Motorsports.


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