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.
“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.”
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.
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.