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TECH ARTICLES, VEHICLE FEATURES, EVENT COVERAGE & MORE

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As the end of the motorsport season draws near, we had the opportunity this past weekend to head out to the famous Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, for an event known as Import Face-off. With more than 40 national stops in the series, it’s becoming known as an automotive lifestyle staple. Import Face-off has established itself as the benchmark of import drag racing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and it certainly lived up to the hype.

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The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show is the epitome of the automotive aftermarket industry with exhibitors bringing only the best to show off their craft and design while giving the market a glimpse well into the future. With over 130,000 participants and 2,500 exhibitors from 130 countries, the show truly reaches all corners of the globe. The industry has been preparing and anxiously awaiting its arrival all year and the whole world is watching, business and enthusiasts alike. This is our day one coverage highlighting some of the more popular SEMA builds and platforms.

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AMS Performance has taken the Alpha Omega GT-R to the max; it’s the first to hit 9s, 8s, and now 7s in the quarter-mile. Hitting the milestones was no easy task with the GT-R’s complex drivetrain. Always trying new approaches with its products and ECU calibrations and working very closely with other companies to push the envelope, it’s obvious AMS Performance will surely raise the bar again with this platform.

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Global Time Attack (GTA) teamed up with Shift-S3ctor to deliver the next two rounds of the Pro Am time attack event series at the Chuckwalla Valley Raceway during the forecasted blistering-hot weekend of June 7th. Located in the California desert east of Coachella, the track presents several logistical obstacles in addition to its challenging 2.68 mile, elevation-changing, 17 turn course.

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When Team Revvolution caught wind of Los Angeles’ heavily promoted AutoCon event, we knew we couldn’t pass it up. AutoCon, short for Automotive Connection, held its first show of their nationwide tour June 1 on the grounds of Santa Anita Park, the renowned track for horse racing in Arcadia, California. Situated in front of the San Gabriel Mountains, the track is known for its art deco architecture and beauty, while the peaks offer an impressive backdrop. Not even a blistering hot, humid day could prevent thousands of spectators from attending.