WIN AT CASTLE COMBE
WHAT A MOMENT! This is the press release that went out following the event on Saturday 7th October:
Oxfordshire based Owen Developments are renowned for their innovative development of turbocharger and high performance engine technologies.
Since the mid-eighties part of their expertise has been to rebuild and blueprint turbochargers for both fast road and motorsport competition cars.
True to their philosophy of developing new products and proving them in the theatre of motorsport, their own Lancer Evolution VIII road car has been used during the 2006 circuit racing season in the Castle Combe National Mobile Windscreen Saloon Car Championship.
This year the Evo has been used to race prove their new external wastegate Evo Big Power Kit that provides up to 511bhp and 426lb ft of torque.
Last weekend, the Owen Developments Evo, driven by Mark Harrison the company's Performance Centre Manager, won the final round of the championship and finishes third in class overall for he series (big bloke on the back left in pic).
In only their second race season, and the first season using the Lancer Evolution, Owens have transformed the standard road vehicle into a top running race car. The series has proved to be one of the most popular and competitive saloon car series in the country attracting very capable and talented drivers and competitive machinery.
The Lancer Evolution is no stranger to being a rally winner at all levels of competition but very few of them are used for circuit racing, let alone winning such events.
The Owen Developments Evo uses their own external wastegate Big Power turbo kit and their turbo speed sensor in conjunction with a MOTEC M800 ECU.
All these products can be seen and ordered on Owen Developments new on-line shop website; www.owendevelopments.co.uk.
Similar performance packages are also available for the Subaru Impreza.
Owen Developments are the Garrett Performance Centre for European, African and the Middle East providing the latest range of Garrett Ball Bearing Turbocharger combinations.
Because of this expertise they were also appointed by Garrett Motorsport Engineering USA as their Garrett WRC Turbo Centre.