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photogallerybackdrop.jpg Wheels Honda Civic Type R Makes Debut in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas, NV - After officially debuting the Honda Civic Type R at the SEMA show back in
October at the Konig Wheels Booth, Round 1 of the United States Touring Car Championship
was the first time the team was able to return to the famous Las Vegas, Nevada to showcase an
off-season’s worth of hard work preparing the car for competition. The team is
no stranger to developing new platforms for racing and knows the challenges of new builds. The
first session out showed the potential of the car, right out of the gate the car ran well and was
functioning properly. The water temperature was creeping up as the session progressed, but it
was to be expected with the ambient temperature rising as well. Other than having to watch the
temperature, the car was handling well and was performing as it should. The balance of the car
was very planted thanks to the JRZ suspension and the large APR wing at the back for the high
speed corners. In the tighter corners, the Progress rear sway bar helped to rotate the car and
the Acuity shifter meant that shifts were instant and effortless.

The race was in hotter conditions and the car struggled with overheating, but the car was still
able to turn competitive lap times for being a new build. Reza stayed out of trouble and kept the
car on the road to take the checkered flag and get valuable points for the season championship.
The upgrade package is scheduled for Round 3 of the championship to work with Full Race and
Hondata to get the tune and turbo setup dialed in. There will also be an emphasis on upgrading
the cooling package to ensure that the car can go lap after lap on the hottest days. Gordon Pun
will be taking the wheel at Round 2 at Thunderhill raceway to take his hand at wielding the new
car around the Northern California track.

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