The good news from the big track at Willow Springs Raceway first test session of this kit on track: Ryan reports the tune is AWESOME and the POWER is AWESOME! He reports that he has video of blasting past Corvettes and various Porsche six figure machines during the first session at this very fast horsepower track.
The bad news is that valve cover is a bit too close to the turbo for constant boosted track use without a heat blanket inbetween. Result was a little melted hole in the valve cover, oil sprayed through the hole, and started burning. Ryan noticed the smoke immediately through the Singular hood vents, pulled over and grabbed the fire extinguisher we have mounted under the driver's legs. The only loss is the valve cover, the team has the MazdaSpeed Miata with them so they will take turns the rest of the day in the MSM. This is why we have a fire extinguisher handy to the driver!!! Ryan said things might have gone real bad without that fire extinguisher because the Corner worker was too busy with his own fire extinguisher trying to help a Corvette that had a big fire. Thanks to Moti and his excellent: Blackbird Fabworx Halotron Fire Extinguisher kit for NC,
we just need to clean up and swap valve covers and add more thermal shielding.
When you are FIRST to really test stuff HARD, you learn hard lessons! We had already fit a TDR header blanket in there to product the ABS unit and brake lines. We will add or make a turbo blanket, grab a valve cover from the junkyard, and be back for more track testing soon.