Motorsports Blog

Racing and motorsports are part of life for many at FET. In this post, we will showcase the latest updates from some of our staff.

Adam Diaz – Motorcycle Racing

Adam Diaz

Motorcycle Collection:

  • 2009 Yamaha R6 – Road Course Racing
  • 2014 Yamaha R6 – Road Course Racing
  • 2007 Honda CBR 1000 – Street
  • 2017 Yamaha R6 – Street
  • 2009 Honda CRF250R – Off-road
  • 2006 Yamaha R

Updates:

Adam has acquired a diverse collection of motorcycles over the years, and he says one of his main interests is testing newer generation motorcycles equipped with advanced electronic packages. His last race was during the 2018 season in the Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association (FMRRA), where he finished 4th overall in the Amateur SuperStock 600 Grande Corsa races. Adam raced the entire season as a one-person pit crew without suffering any mechanical failures. That’s quite an accomplishment considering most teams have a pit crew with mechanics and support. At the moment, he plans to enjoy riding in his leisure, adding to his collection, and performing motorcycle testing for various projects at FET.

 


 

Chip O’Toole – Road Racing & Endurance Racing

 

Cars:

  • 1985 Toyota MR2, SCCA ITB
  • 1995 Honda Del Sol, SCCA STL, NASA ST4, GLTC

Updates:

After winning the SARRC South Championship in 2017, Chip spent some time focusing on endurance racing and has begun changing the drivetrain of his Toyota MR2 from the stock 1.6L to a Japanese market 2.0L from the second generation MR2. The MR2 has been entered in SCCA ITB races since 2012 and will be entered in open classes and the NASA ST category moving forward. The Honda Del Sol was built primarily as an endurance car, but it also complies with multiple racing series rules. It’s powered by the drivetrain of an Acura Integra GSR and finished second in its maiden race. It is currently for sale.


 

 

Herb Hewitt – Road Racing & Drag Racing

 

Vehicles:

  • 2001 Chevrolet Camaro – Drag Racing
  • 2012 Chevrolet Corvette – Street & Auto Cross
  • 1999 Chevrolet Silverado – Street & Drag Racing
  • 2000 Honda XR650R – Current motorcycle project, a hybrid offroad/on-road setup

Updates:

In preparation for Drag Week 2019, the Camaro received a new T56 Transmission, Midwest Chassis 9″ Axle Assembly, Roll Cage, Slicks/Skinnies and substantial weight reduction. Herb’s Silverado is currently equipped with a 4.8L, 72mm Turbo and 4L80 Transmission. Herb is building a new 6.0L motor and will be installing an AWD Transfer Case. The Honda XR650R is currently equipped with a high-compression piston and stage 2 camshaft. Herb is building custom fenders and installing super-moto wheels and tires.