After a couple of months of behind the scenes work, and now the dust has settled in the 2014 street legal racing scene, Andy Frost and Red Victor 1 Racing team are now ready to unveil their plans for the foreseeable future in the street legal racing circus.
We will be upgrading RV3’s powertrain to run in the 5 second zone, and to bring back the street legal record back across the Atlantic, where it resided for 2 ½ years!
Having watched the huge progress in street legal racing that we started back back in 2010, we’re happy that finally there are people who have joined us in the street legal car revolution. That is what makes it exciting to be a part of it, and drives us on to new heights!
So, the car itself has plenty of potential left, as we didn’t really scratch the surface of it’s chassis tune up (or engine tune up). Track time and weather in this area of the world played it’s part in that! We had less runs in one year than our competitors had in one meeting!!
What we are lacking for the job in hand, due to the class restrictions we were racing in, is power. This will be now be taken care of in certain areas, namely, the top end of the engine, the turbo size, and transmission.
We will be using new Race Flow Developments spread port heads with a Victory Performance valve train, PAC springs, T+D rockers and Manton pushrods, along with a Steve Morris Engines billet intake manifold. Wilson Manifolds will supply the twin 105mm throttle bodies, which will be supplemented by Precision Pro Mod GEN2 98mm turbos, and Turbosmart wastegates/BOV’s.
Engine size will stay the same at 540ci, and so will the New Century block, Diamond Pistons, Winberg crank, GRP rods, Bullet/Morris cam and Jesel lifters.
We will also have some new MoTeC equipment to add to the M800/CDL dash combo, namely a MoTeC PDM 30 and MoTeC keypad, to help with the street side, which will allow us to change from pump gas to methanol with a press of a button.
Transmission wise we will be changing over to a Reid cased TH400, complete with a Browell 6.3 bellhousing, The trans will be built by Frosty, with Hutch transmissions overseeing the build, and supplying the parts, We always wanted to use this trans combo, but the FIA rules prohibited it when the car was being built. Now we are running “outlaw” it is the trans of (our) choice. The bolt together converter will also be our choice..
The engine will again be build by Marc at Lamude racing engines. The same guy who built our record setting engine for the last couple of years, and tuning duties again will be handled by the same world famous Shane Tecklenburg, who is no stranger to setting records around the world!
Once the upgrades are done (around Aug/Sept 2015) we plan on shaking the car down at Santa Pod Raceway in England, driving the car around the countryside to test all the new systems, then shipping the car to a sunnier destination to test the upgrades to the full. From that we will see what transpires…..
One of the main reasons we are able to do this is because of our new sponsor the “Red Victor 5 second club”.
We formed the club a short while ago, and after 1 month we have 120 dedicated club members who are supporting our “quest for the 5’s, and the street legal record”. They more than anyone are driving the team towards new heights, and all the RV1 racing team thank them for their unswerving support, along with our loyal sponsors and fans.
We are still actively looking for that last company/individual to get on involved with the team for 2014. There is one last space to fill and it could be you!
Do you want to take advantage of the vehicle that has pretty much the most press coverage in Europe, and from a street legal standpoint the world?? ALL the companies involved with us certainly benefit from the increased coverage, kudos AND sales they get from our program. They get ahead of the competition just like we do......
You would be welcome to ask any of them if you're not sure. They would tell you why it's really does make sense to get on board with us.
So, if you want to see your name on the front spoiler of RV3, along with the other benefits that come along with it just contact Frosty on
The Red Victor Racing team welcome Lamude Racing Engines as their Title Sponsor for the 2014 season.
Andy Frost, team principal and driver of Red Victor 3 says ” This is great news for the team. Obviously we have been involved with Marc Lamude for 3 years now as the builder of RV3’s record setting engine. Now he has stepped up his support for the team in the biggest way, and we thank him for that. We look forward to more records for 2014 with Marc’s incredible engine building skills!”
Marc Lamude, Head honcho at Lamude Racing Engines says "We’ve been proud to build and develop the world record setting engine in RV3 for the last 3 years, in which time the car has changed the game. We think this is a great opportunity to show the world who is behind the engine, and help the Red Victor team progress through the 2014 season. We thank Andy for giving us the opportunity to work even closer together to achieve both our goals!”
The team are proud to be associated with Lamude Racing Engines, and we thank them for their support.
The Red Victor Racing team are proud to announce that Precision Turbo and Engine are supporting the team again for 2014.
Andy Frost, team principal, driver and owner of the team says” The team are very happy that Precision Turbo want to be involved with us for the second year running. Their GEN2 Pro Mod 91mm turbos are without doubt one of the key things that helped the team reset the world record 4 times in 2013. It’s very satisfying to know we have the world’s greatest turbo company on our side, and we look forward to working with them to set more records in 2014”
Precision Turbo and Engine representative says “We are looking forward to working with Andy Frost and the Red Victor team in 2014. It's an honor to have our turbos on board the world's quickest and fastest street legal car, and are expecting to see even quicker ET’s and faster MPH’s this year.”
The team thank Precision Turbo for their support, and we can’t wait to see what the 2014 season will bring for Precision and ourselves!
The team are very proud to announce the ongoing support from Webster Race Engineering in 2014.
Team principal and owner Andy Frost says “ Most people know the WRE built the rolling chassis on RV3, and that it goes arrow straight. This is down to the tremendous knowledge that Jon Webster and the team have. We are very happy to continue the working relationship that we have had since 2002, when Jon turned Red Victor 2 into a S/E contending car. Since then we have set records in everything we have done. We look forward to continuing that during 2014, and are eagerly awaiting the updates to the car to see what it will do performance and driveabilty wise..
We thank Jon for his excellent support on and off the track! “
Jon Webster, head honcho of WRE says”Andy's drive and determination to achieve the goals he has set for himself and the team is inspirational, and is a great example of what can be achieved. I don't know anyone who works harder.
Andy and I have a long standing working relationship, with an understanding of the importance of R and D procedures. The feed back and data we get back from Andy is invaluable to verifying one way or another the theory behind changes and modifications. With this in mind Webster Race Engineering will continuing to provide track and technical support throughout 2014, and we wish the RV3 team the best of luck for the season.”