Kevin Fiscus has driven everything from top-tier Pro Mods to record-setting radial tire cars and now he’s about to step into a new frontier: the import racing world. Soon, Fiscus will be piloting a 1983 Toyota Starlet that’s owned by Carlos Gonzalez at some of the biggest import races in the world, and the goal is to set some records along the way.
Most are used to seeing Fiscus behind the wheel of he and Josh Kluggers' record-setting Mustang at radial tire races.
The import racing world drew Fiscus in with its fan base that’s known to bring huge energy to the track and put their passion for racing on display. Opportunity came knocking in the form of Gonzalez, who has helped crew on his Pro Modified car, and approached him about import racing.
“Carlos came to me with the idea of building a record setting 90-inch wheelbase Starlet and I’m all about setting records, so I was all in from day one. We will both be sharing the driving duties of the Starlet after it’s done. What’s going to make this partnership ever more interesting is that Carlos and I are crossing over. What I mean by that is, I will be driving my first import and Carlos will be getting his Pro Mod license in the KFR car, and may even do a little racing in it later this year,” Fiscus says.
Photo courtesy of Brad Raceman
Tito Chassis Works was tabbed to build the Toyota’s chassis while VR Fabrication will be taking care of all the engine bay fabrication. A 2.0-liter Chevrolet Ecotec engine built by Bruno Massel will power the car with a custom intake from Hahn Racecraft to help funnel the boost from the 88 mm Garrett turbo into the engine. Fiscus will bang his own gears via a Liberty five-speed transmission that will use an adjustable clutch to aid in power application.
Photo courtesy of Christian Marrero
The team plans on racing the car a lot, including at sport compact races in Orlando, the World Cup Finals, and even some No Prep races. “Our goal is to push this car into the 6.50 range at over 215 mph and become the world’s fastest shoebox. All of this wouldn’t be possible without help from FuelTech, Turbosmart, Atomizer Racing Injectors, Menscer Motorsports, and Turbo By Garrett,” Fiscus says.