You've seen Ronnie Randall's green #8 GT4R car that was built entirely at PWR. It has not only dominated GT4R but has many overall PCA club racing wins including it's last time out at Mardi Gras where it qualified first, won overall, set fastest lap and garnered the corner worker's award.  Now follow along on our latest large scale project as we build another racecar from the ground up for another one of our customers, Barry Bays, currently racing in PCA F Class - from the most unlikely candidate, a water logged 1976 911S Targa - for the GT3R class again utilizing a unique powerplant, a 3.2 based 2.61 twin turbo.

Pass your mouse over the thumbnails for an explanation and click if you'd like to see a larger view. Check back often as we'll be adding more pics as the project moves along on its way for this car's racing debut at the PCA Spring Road Atlanta Race.

Watch the 2.61TT on the dyno and hear it run to 8,500rpm!

Ride with the 2.61TT for 2 laps at Road Atlanta!

  PCA Club racing is the largest single marque amateur club racing series in the world. No where else can participants routinely race alongside seasoned professionals and teams on circuits they've viewed on television while doing so in the comfort of the PCA environment they are familiar with. Run groups of 75 cars are not uncommon on the larger tracks, weekend formats now include Sprints as well as 1.5 hour Enduros, and classes cover an extraordinary range - accomodating less than 100hp mid 50's 356 based machines to 800+ hp ex-Group 5 and mid engine prototypes - there is something for everyone. With upwards of 300 participants and often 4 days of nonstop action, this environment, though exhillirating, can be especially intense and demanding on a participant mastering a new car or combination.

  When a customer commissions building of a car, we are very mindful of both their previous race experience as well as the level of vehicle they are transitioning from/to. As previously mentioned, Depending on the class change/owner experience, we can transition our owners in steps with chassis setup - and in the case of turbo charged vehicles, boost levels - towards more aggressive settings as the owner acclimatizes themselves and their lap times go down. In this case for the 2.61tt, with our suspension development experience we have intially set this car up ’soft’, mimicking the initial roll characteristics of Barry's F class car and installed 70% of-optimum springs to help telegraph weight transfer.

Sebring was used as test by PWR to dial in this transition setup. Texas (Lone Star) was the Barry's first time in the car - or on slicks in a turbocharged car and at that track, for that matter - the event was run on non-optimum tires so the he could probe limit adhesion at lower chassis loading levels. He came away with the GT3R win ahead several cars from much higher classes. For Road Atlanta, Pat participated in the sprint race to finalize the more aggressive chassis setup for PWR-EFI map-2 and Mid Ohio was Barry's first sprint qualifying/race in which he won GT3R.

Since 2005, the 2.61TT has continued to perform and as of 2008, was converted to a 2.8 litre twin turbo to keep stride with the PCA GT class rule changes for which it was partially responsible for those revisions. It's had many class and overall wins. You can check out the race results at PCA's Club Racing site and watch our in-car videos at the PWR Race Videos page. Check back often, we'll be adding more.

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