June 12th, 2010, marked the first major West Coast event and this first drag event for team Bisimoto Engineering this year. With temperatures in the low to upper 80s, coupled with density altitudes in the excess of 2600 ft, this event held in Fontana, CA, was an exciting and hot one indeed.
Team Bisimoto Engineering, with some updates to the Houseman gearbox and aero enhancements from VIS racing, was poised to run and win this event. The qualifying runs for the All Motor class yielded some impressive numbers for the hot day: The Bisimoto 2006 Honda Insight secured the number one spot with a 9.531 elapsed time at 146.32mph. Not only did this e.t. secure the number one position for the class, but also claimed the quickest time for the entire event even when compared to the turbo class!
During elimination, the Bisimoto Engineering Insight continued into the finals, and at that point, faced off with a back-halved K-series powered CRX. Bisi's Insight powered down the 1320ft track to a winning, and consistent 9.595 at 143.14 mph. What a way to begin the season!
In addition to the DSport Magazine media, the IDRC event was filmed for the Motive DVD series, and yours truly was involved in an OEM vehicle test segment involving automobiles from Kia, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Subaru and Nissan.
It is amazing how popular the Honda Insight, and the Bisimoto Engineering Race team is, as this is a clear result of the amazing media and YouTube exposure that the team has gone through recently. The next scheduled event is scheduled for August 12, 2010: the IDRA, Battle of the Imports event in Sacramento, CA. The Insight will be displayed at local events and test sessions at regional tracks between now and then. Thanks for your amazing support, and we look forward to a successful and profitable year!