Sport Compact racing has long been the center of some of the most heated arguments in drag racing in the last couple of decades, and it’s certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, but whether you appreciate this niche part of the sport or not, it’s hard to deny that these machines have truly become some of the most impressive cars in the entire drag racing world of late.
Stateside, there are a slew of these four and six cylinder, turbocharged import vehicles running in the mid sixes at over 200 MPH, but perhaps the one car that did the most to earn the respect of diehard domestic fans across the country was Titan Motorsports’ Gary White, who ripped off three-second passes at will in the ADRL Extreme 10.5 division with his inline-six cylinder Toyota powerplant.
Over the weekend, the well-known GAS Motorsports squad out of Australia charged into the record books with their pissed-off Scion Tc, first ripping off a 6.30 and later bettering that mark with a 6.26 at 230.06 mph to lower their mark as the quickest and fastest Sport Compact car in the world. The GAS Motorsports Scion, with Joe Signorelli at the controls, accomplished the feat while competing in the Factory Xtreme Sport Compact division at the Brisbane Jamboree at Australia’s Willowbank Raceway over the weekend.
The Scion is powered by a 3.4L (207 cubic inch) Toyota 2JZ inline six-banger paired with a 98mm Precision turbo and a five-speed transmission. A dyno video of one of the Gas Motorsports engines floating around the web indicated numbers in the vicinity of 2,000 horsepower, which would seem more than adequate to produce such killer numbers on the track.
For those curious, Signorelli was 1.031 to the sixty foot mark, 2.761 to the 330′, 4.127 at 174.59 mph to the half track, 5.285 to 1000′, and 6.265 out the gate.
(Credit to fullboost.com.au for the video from Willowbank)