With Formula Drift kicking off this weekend in Missouri, there is no better time to check out Travis Reeder’s ride!
His ’89 Nissan 240sx is a full Formula Drift Pro 1 spec car. Extremely modified, the only OEM parts left on the Nissan is the front/rear subframes, the chassis and doors.
The car was purchased from the second owner in completely factory condition. Since then, a custom roll cage has been installed and all the usual drifting modifications completed over years of competition. Last year, Travis drove the Electric Camaro (becoming the first ever Driver to qualify in an electric car) but reverted back to the 240sx / S13 during the season.
The engine is a 434 cubic inch LS based motor. It screams to 8200rpm, running 14.5:1 compression with nitrous.
Keeping this impressive motor in check is a Link Thunder ECU. Unicorn garage created the custom wiring harness, which is also connected to a Link MXS Strada dash. The ECU enables progressive nitrous control and dual lambda.
Link Thunder ECU
MXS Race Display
Travis loves that the Thunder has ‘a ton of awesome features’.
Jason from Tuned by PSI tuned the car and “it makes around 900hp at the rear wheels and 800 lbft of torque” says Reeder.
The car is working well after some pre-season testing with new GT Radial tires for this season.
As previous rookie of the year in both Pro and Pro2, Travis has proved his driving ability time again. He will be looking to make the Pro class podium this year with #oldred (as the car is affectionately referred to).
“Our goals this season are the same as always: to bring home some carbon fiber trophies!” says Travis.
Travis was a Pro2 podium regular in 2018
Round 1 & 2 of the 2020 Formula Drift Championship this weekend will be a double header with competition on both the Saturday and Sunday in Missouri. Follow the action online via the Formula Drift Facebook page.