Those who follow WTAC will easily recognise Pulse Racing’s bright orange Evo. Over the years the car’s been driven by Steve Glenney, Paul McKinnon and by Pulse’s owner Paul Fisher.
“Our best time was set in 2013 with Steve Glenney behind the wheel,” said Paul Fisher, “So we’ve decided to bring Steve back onboard and modify the car to suit his driving style.”
Having a professional driver means the car will move up to Pro Class but Paul doesn’t seem to be too concerned about that. “Having Steve’s input and of course his driving skills far outweighs any disadvantages that come with moving up a class.”
The team started testing and tweaking early this year and the Pulse/Glenney combo is already paying dividends. “The car has more than enough power,” said Steve Glenney, “It just needs to turn better, that’s all.”
The car’s front geometry is where the gains are going to be made and judging by its performance at the Nulon Nationals some progress has already been made.
“Even with the initial suspension and steering changes the car’s already much faster that it was last time I drove it,” said Glenney, “With some more testing and further adjustments I’m confident we can shave another second or more off.”
The car’s best to date is 1:30.87 and if, as Glenney predicts, the car can go two or three seconds faster then suddenly the team is in with a shot at the podium.
“The engine is solid and makes plenty of reliable power,” said Fisher, “In fact, we pull power out of it during our testing. What we’re chasing is corner speed.”
“We know it’s going to be tough, but we are totally committed,” said Fisher, “That’s why we’ve given ourselves ample time for testing and sorting out all the issues before the event.”
Of course there are numerous variables that have to be taken into consideration like reliability and the team’s ability to quickly assess and fix problems on the day but given how early they’ve started testing and how quickly they’ve progressed since, it’s not unreasonable to anticipate the bright orange Evo not only taking a part in the Superlap Shootout but also having a fighting chance for a podium place!
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