S4 TAKES PODIUM IN T3, 2014 SCCA NATIONAL CHAMPSIONSHIP RUNOFFS
October 10, 2014
The AWE Tuning/German Performance Service #CommuteMonday Audi B8.5 S4 piloted by Marc Feinstein grabbed a podium finish at the SCCA Runoffs after starting the race in 6th place in the Touring 3 class.
The concept of #CommuteMonday is to take ‘off-the-shelf’ street performance products, put them on a street car, and put it in “uncomfortable situations” with the goal of demonstrating the quality and performance of these street products.
“Having taken 2nd in class in the 2014 Climb to the Clouds, 3rd in the SCCA Majors Tour Eastern Conference, and now 3rd in the 2014 SCCA Runoffs, is a testament to the engineering of the products and the cars’ capabilities.” Said AWE Tuning VP of Marketing, Jesse Kramer.
After three days of qualifying, #CommuteMonday was slotted in 6th place, with less than a second difference in lap time separating the #93 Audi S4 from the pole sitter.
“To take a car like #CommuteMonday to the runoffs is a bold undertaking. The level of competition here is staggering, and aggressive. To be a player here is an accomplishment.” Said AWE Tuning Performance Specialist, Andrew Ball.
#CommuteMonday’s race almost ended as soon as it started – the car came out of an opening lap incident with damage to the front left.
“I had a conservative start and everything was good going through Turn Two. Going through Three, everything was flying everywhere and I didn’t have anyplace to go, so I ended up catching the back of Kevin Boehm’s Honda S2000. Luckily it wasn’t too much damage, but I wasn’t really sure because I didn’t have radio communication with my crew… so I was guessing.” said Marc Feinstein, commenting on the events of the first lap.
After the first lap incident Marc Feinstein states he had one goal: “I wanted to get #CommuteMonday to the checkered flag.” Feinstein sat in 2nd at the restart, and was able to fight off all but Tom Wickersham in his Ford Mustang, who went on to claim 2nd place, putting #CommuteMonday in 3rd.
#CommuteMonday Build List
The #CommuteMonday car build is as follows:
- AWE Tuning Track Edition Exhaust
- AWE Tuning Non-Resonated Downpipe
- AWE Tuning ® ColdFront Auxiliary Radiator
- AWE Tuning 3.0T S-FLO Intake
- GIAC Stage 1 Performance Software
- GIAC DSG DL501 S-Tronic Performance Transmission Software
- SPC Control Arms
- Ohlins Dampers
- H&R 60mm race springs
- H&R sway bars
- Pagid RS19 racing brake pads
- Pagid RBF Brake Fluid
Campaign images and videos can be found on the AWE Tuning website in the #CommuteMonday section.
About German Performance Service
German Performance Service was founded in 2006 by Marc Feinstein, known in part for his tenure as Crew Chief and Race Engineer for Turner Motorsport, where he led the team to multiple championships, including becoming America’s leading BMW race team, winning championships in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2007. Today, German Performance Service is a one-stop-shop for all things European performance, from standardized services to custom performance modifications.
About AWE Tuning
AWE Tuning is the authority in performance engineering for German automobiles. From award winning hand-crafted performance exhausts to track tested big turbo kits to vetted Performance products including G.I.A.C., Bilstein, H&R, Brembo and more, AWE Tuning innovates, designs, retails and distributes choice performance products globally through its preferred network of dealers, online and from its headquarters outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 1991, AWE Tuning's elite team of researchers, engineers, innovators and drivers have track-tested and introduced premium performance upgrades for some of the finest automobiles in the world.