Formula Drift Road Atlanta
Race Recap - By Bryan@BerkTechnology.com
Despite tasty southern food such as Cracker Barrel and Waffle House, the Berk Technology left Road Atlanta, GA, hungry – for foothold in Formula Drift Top 32. On the undulated Road Atlanta course, by the time of qualifying the Rydquist Racing / Berk Technology / City Tire powered by Champion Nissan 350Z gearbox took a stand with a ruined 3rd gear synchro ring, disarming driver Carl Rydquist when needed the most.
“It’s a shame. I just recently said in an interview that a dogbox is at the top of my upgrade list but we haven’t had a chance to get that done.” Carl says and continues, “The 2nd-3rd quick upshift is done in the easiest part of the entire Road Atlanta course, but it has to go quick. When the 3rd gear synchro wears out, the gearbox needs almost a second to allow the rpms to drop for the gear to go in. That is enough of a pause that the car straightens out with the fast chassis setup we were running. Very disappointing.”
On a so called dogbox, a special type of racing specific gearbox, this type of m...