We love sequential gearboxes and paddle shift systems so much we’ve now made a fitting kit for the Momentum Motorsport supplied Quaife Engineering Mitsubishi Evo 5-Speed Sequrntial Gearbox. This kit completely removes the lever so it’s 100% paddle shift. We did think about adding it to the lever inside the cabin but the challenge of packaing the XAP EShift 2 LV Actuator so it could clear the orginal intercooler pipework and airbox won in the end. This kit shown is version 1 which will need to go through various tests and inspection. Keep an eye out for further updates.
Damien Bradley at Team Legacy UK settled on Black with Green hardware for his installation of the XAP EShift actuator into his Subaru Legacy. I’m sure we can all agree it looks very sleek with the motorsport loom made by Tim at JT Innovations.
Damien’s car is the first Subaru in the world that uses our Subaru specific fitting kit alongside the XAP actuator.
Knockhill, Saturday the 28th October.
We were up at Knockhill for an open session of track testing. Here we also arranged for an opportunity to let the current British Touring Car Driver Rory Butcher have a drive of Colin’s Evo. Our aim was to accept any and all feedback from an experienced pilot such as Rory of which was provided. Not only Rory drove the car however. We also managed to get Duncan Vincent out on the car for quite a few laps. Duncan has held a number of lap records at Knockhill over the many years he has worked there. He has driven in multiple series in both cars and bikes so any feedback from such a man would also prove valuable. Both Rory and Duncan specifically reported on the Track Formula & XAP paddle shift system with nothing but great opinions. Faultless operation combined with slick changes that’s given in one complete, compact and robust solution.
The last round of Super Lap Scotland has just taken place and it’s been a clean sweep this year for Colin Dorward in the Pro Class. He’s managed to pilot his Lancer Evo 5 to victory in all 7 rounds on the short but challenging track at Knockhill Racing Circuit, Scotland. Colin’s car has never missed an outing and has managed to succeed in both dry and wet weather conditions. Colin’s car is really only a Class A car and volunteered to move up to Pro Class for the 2017 season so he’s performed extremely well considering. Some great lap times and performance from both man and machine. Colin has said we would not have been able to make this all possible without the help and support from his sponsors, Clark Motorsport, Xtreme Clutch, Samsonas Transmissions, Rock Oil, RA Motorsport Developments and of course, Track Formula. Well done Colin!
We have recently produced a fitting kit for the ’92-07 Subaru Impreza & Legacy transmission tunnel for the XAP EShift actuator. The kit will bolt in with basic tools and compliment a car/owner that already uses a Samsonas sequential and would like to go to paddle shift. The mounting plate picks up on existing bolt holes in the tunnel so fitment is very easy. The use of the OEM handbrake is restricted slightly but this is under revision. Please contact us with any questions.
We have almost finished working on and developing a mounting solution for Subaru Impreza >07 chassis. This works with the Samsonas Sequential Gearbox and can operate using the supplied lever or with a compact lever to minimise space.
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Colin Dorward has won the Pro Class of Super Lap Scotland for the second time in a row.
Pushing his Mitsubishi Evo through the varying weather conditions and on some well used tyres Colin managed to pull it all together when it counted the most.
Using the Track Formula supplied Wireless Paddle System mated to the XAP Electromagnetic Gearbox Actuator Colin stormed round the circuit faster than the rest to take first place.
Well done Colin. We’re looking forward to the next SLS round double header which should make for another exciting and entertaining couple of days racing at Knockhill.