Mike Phillips Racing made the drive down to PSI. Mike Phillips has joined the small group of Northwest drifters that we sponsor and support in their drifting careers.
Above: Mike Phillips' LS1 240 on the dyno.
After finishing in the top four in the 2011 Evergreen Drift Season, Mike Phillips earned his Formula Drift license.
Above: Mike Phillips, Chris Jeanneret, Andrew Coomes, and Kory Keezer receiving their FD licenses.
For his rookie season in Formula Drift, Mike swapped in a 5.7L LS1 V8 for his turbocharged SR20. The SR20 has served him well in Pro-Am, but now it is time for something different.
Above: LS1 sits nicely in the 240 engine bay.
Before going on the dyno, we went over the car and made some minor changes. We have learned a lot from building Andrew Coomes' LS2 240 and we applied some of that knowledge here.
Above: Brian making some adjustments. While on the four post, we also did a quick oil change.
An AEM EMS was installed and Jason Oefelein made a base map. The car was now ready for its first time on the dyno and have the LS1 tuned.
Above: Jason Oefelein began tuning the LS1.
As it currently stands, this setup is making around 440 whp. The current map is a conservative/break-in one and we are still working on this car. The final tune will be ready before Long Beach. Also, we plan to have a video up once the final numbers are in. We hope to see you all at Long Beach in April.