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Russell@Z1 asked me to come down to Road Atlanta last weekend to cover Z1 Motorsports efforts in SpecZ class racing. for those that haven't heard about it yet, Spec Z is exactly what it sounds like, a spec class for 350Z's with varying weights, power limits and aero limitations depending on year just like Spec E30 and Miata classes. Z1 acquired this true Nismo 350z recently and built it to spec for the HR engine. I forget the specifics but I remember it's 3400 (or more) pounds and limited to 275whp. for the weekend, local hot shoe Joe Ippolito was behind the wheel of the Z and he ended up winning the first race on saturday. on sunday morning, during qualifying, a higher class Camaro dive bombed Joe into turn one, understeered and nudged him as he headed up hill. this spun Joe out but thankfully he came to a stop before the wall. however it broke both motor mounts. fixed just minutes before the race started a few hours later, Joe made the start of the race but ran into issues about 2/3rds of the way through the race when a power steering line, pinched by the engine, broke and he had to finish the race without PS. this cost him a lap he couldn't recover from but he was leading up until that point! now for the pics...


SpecZ Racing @ NASA June Jam '13 - JPMcG Photography


1. Joe coming around 10b heading past spectator hill

2. cooling down after the saturday morning qualifying

3. Kyle examining the rear suspension

4. just past the uphill Esses

5. just before dinner, we got all the Spec Z racers together for a group shot

6. we worked late into the night on the car getting it ready to do battle again Sunday morning

7. Joe coming in to turn 1 headed uphill

8. two wheels up over turn 3!

thanks for looking! comments welcome as usual! plenty more of all the other cars competing in the album so check them out!
Your pit shots are great. 3 and 6 win!
thanks mane!
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