Category Archives: Traqmate Testing

TraqDash at CMP Kart

Traqmate did some endurance testing of the new TraqDash this past weekend at the Carolina Motorsports Park Karting Track. The event was put on by Asphalt Ventures.

Despite the blazing heat and massive vibration… not to mention multiple offs, the TraqDash performed flawlessly. Recording outstanding data and proved easy to mount, even on a kart!

The data can be downloaded here

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Traq Testing BMW 1M at Road Atlanta

The new BMW 1M is proving to be a force to be reckoned with. It features massive torque and M3 bits scattered throughout, combined with a short wheelbase and big meats it equals out to be a real drivers car.

What better way to test this than by putting a brand new Traqmate TraqDash in the car for it’s Road Atlanta debut.

Dan Parker the owner who races in the #08 BMW JP class was the driver. Check out his full review with more pictures below.

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217 MPH….

Traqmate is proud to have been part of this record setting run of 216.9 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats in a Factory Five Daytona Coupe. Korey Bligh kept his foot planted for the record speed. Thanks to crew chief Russ Schulte for sharing the experience with us. See below for details on the car and team.

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Results are at Car #946
Owner. Farra Snook
Driver. Korey Bligh
Crew: Chief Russ Schulte
Painter. Gary Correia
Engine: Raydye Racing Engines
Crew: Larry Johnson
Team Members: Bob Straw, Anthony Catullo, Ryan Thomas

Factory Five    Basic Kit
Car Quest        Paint
Foress Sign    Running Gear

USFRA World of Speed event (Utah Salt Flat Racing Association)
Class C-BFMS
Registration on Monday 9/15/08
First run was on 9/17/08 around 1:OOpkM at 209.967mph
Back-up run was made the next morning 9/18/08 at 8:37AM with a speed of 216.386 mph for an average speed of 213.176 mph
4 years from start of project.

3/2005 start project with FFR support
7/2006 chassis and roll cage inspection
7/2007 lost engine on dyno
9/2007 lost rear window at 184 mph, salt flats 7/2008 inter cooler failed, salt flats
3/OS -8/08 Countless hours of design, re-design, design again. Test, re-test, test again
8/2008 set record – Priceless
Dynamics of the Fastest FFR….
Life began as a Factory Five 65 Coupe kit, donated for the project by Dave Smith and the Factory Five Racing Team.

The stock roll cage was deleted in favor of a roll cage including parachute structure meeting class rules. Stock shocks were replaced with pro-shocks specifically designed for use on the salt.

Body modifications include under car tunneling, flat bottom, nose lowered 2°, cowl hood scoop for super charger clearance, roof rails extending to stock air dam, parachute w/chute launcher, side windows redesigned with required structural support, and side louver/fender louvers.

347 BOSS Block
Cylinder heads – Trick Flow R Rocker Arms – Crane Gold Intake – modified Trick Flow Throttle Body – 90 MM
Air Mass Meter- PMAS
F1 Pro-Charger w/ 1800 hp intercooler

Intake system – custom built by Sofast Racing 72 lb Injectors
Custom Dash 8 Gauge configuration – Russ Schulte
Restraints & Parachute – Stroud Safety
Tires – Goodyear Landspeed
Transmission – modified 500
Rear End – 273 8.8
Brakes – stock Ford with hydro boost
FFR 3-link rear suspension
Custom Kirkey seats
CarboTech brake pads
Wilwood Brakes for road racing
Air Conditioning
Fuel Safe fuel cell
Fine System Safe Craft
Modified FFR Headers
Traqmate data system
Ground Effects designed by Sofast Racing
Ford Rack & Pinion

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Richmond International Raceway Porsche Auto-X

Richmond International Raceway for the regional Porsche Club of America Auto-x Event.
Held on the nascar oval had some great thrills for those drivers willing to turn left….and right 😉 Speeds over 100mph were achieved on the straights, while the steep banking played some tricks on your suspension and perception.
Team Traqmate tested a Traqmate unit in a C6 Z06 and doing some beta testing for our upcoming software release.

Plenty of fine machinery was on had at this event.




Andre’ Surles
Track Systems


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Congratulations to Tim Lydon of Orlando, the lucky winner of a Traqmate Complete system.

The winning number for the Track Systems booth drawing was 11141.

Track Systems exhibited at the Performance Racing Industry trade show at the Orlando Convention Center in sunny Florida on December 14th-16th.

Thanks to Chip Herr, the hottest driver in the Speed World Challenge racing series, for appearing in our booth and supporting Traqmate.

Traqmate Booth #2375

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Traqmate – Now with Double Memory!

As of November 15th, all Traqmate Basics and Traqmate Completes will ship with double memory at no additional cost!

This extends the recording time to over 22 hours at 10Hz, 11+ hours at 20Hz, and 5.5 hours at 40Hz.

Upgrades for current product will be available on a return to factory basis.

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SALE – Basic Upgrade!

Available through December 31st, 2006, you can save $50 when upgrading your Traqmate Basic to a Traqmate Complete. Look for “DU Upgrade” in the Track Systems Store.

This kit comes with everything you need to add the innovative Traqmate Display Unit in-car lap timer to your Traqmate. And it works without a beacon!!

Other benefits include, built-in USB data uploads, ability to change driver, car, and track on the fly, view your laptimes and available storage capacity in the car, and now DOUBLE MEMORY!

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Road Atlanta Traqmate Test Day

Team Traqmate was in attendance over the weekend at the Panoz track-day at Road Atlanta. Two cars were running Traqmate’s, Dan and his Lotus Elise and a Very Powerful GT2 driven by Cleve Meredith, Cleve’s GT2 struggled to lay the 630RWHP to the pavement once the track temps began to rise. Both drivers mentioned the tires feeling greasy after a few laps.

Traqmate Sticker
Dan’s Lotus

Traqmate Mounted in the functional Elise interior

After only one session

Nice clean running Rx-7

Car-Nutz Auto Spa GT2 and Cleve’s personal track weapon

Traqmate mounted in about a minute

Dan’s Exhaust got a great heat patina to it after the event

Plenty of Flames shot out of this beautiful tip throughout the day

It was a great event, with no broken cars or major incidents. Thanks again to Dan and Cleve for running Traqmate’s in their cars.

Cleve’s GT2 Data

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Sebring 2006

Team Traqmate was down in Sebring for the 12hour endurance race, running the Lotus Eleven in the Vintage race on Friday and staying for the Enduro on Saturday. Watching the massive field of GT3 Cup cars on Friday was outstanding, great driving and fantastic howl out of the flat sixes. The World GT race that followed featured some new faces as well; the new Z06 was dominant with an unusually high-pitched V8 that screamed as it pulled away from its competitors. Even a Nissan GTR made a short appearance on track, 26psi made short work of the car, which didn’t last the race.

Traqmate Lotus Eleven – R. Harrington photograph

Starting Gate at Sebring

Porsche Spin

This Ultra rare DTM AMG shouldn’t even be in the USA. Well, actually it should!

Cayman S features a 3.4liter engine derived from the 911 Carrera and lots of other goodies.

It wouldn’t be a party without Bob! Burger King wouldn’t miss just one….

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HyperSport and Traqmate at Road Atlanta

Hypersport of Atlanta was at Road Atlanta this past weekend testing out their prototype turbocharged Lotus Elise and a new Exige. Team Traqmate installed Traqmate’s in both vehicles to see what 285hp to the wheels in a 1900lb car can really do. Comparing a basically stock Elise to Hypersports turbo car on the strait really shows what boost can do! With our easy to use software you can quickly compare the two cars, while Hypersports cars entry speed was significantly slower entering the strait, its exit speed over the segment was 9mph faster, before the driver let off. With the right driver Hypersports car is devastatingly fast!

Hypersport Turbo Elise
Hypersports Turbo Elise making 285hp at the wheels!

Beautifully welded turbo manifold with a GT28RS turbo aka “Disco Potato”

Exige was on hand as well.

Click for larger view. Traqview comparison of Stock Elise vs. Turbo car on the Strait. Boost rules the day.

Visit the Elise Talk Forum for more information

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