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Tire-Shredding Drifting World Discovers the FuelTech Advantage

October 12, 2022

FuelTech has been a driving force in many motorsports since 2003 and its biggest highlights have come from the drag racing scene, helping power numerous professional and outlaw championships and world records. Recently, competitors in the popular Drift form of motorsports—particularly in Formula Drift—have discovered what drag racers and street/strip enthusiasts have known for a long time, FuelTech is unrivaled in reliability and ease-of-use while offering exceptional customer service and technical support.

This isn’t the firs time FuelTech has been seen in high-profile drift vehicles, CEO and founder Anderson Dick and Italian drifter Federico Sceriffo collaborated on a adding a FuelTech FT600 to Sceriffo’s Ferrari V-12 competition engine. It showed the world that PowerFT ECUs are capable of controlling complex engine combinations.

A recent trip to Atlanta Motor Speedway revealed that #FuelTechEverywhere is growing with Taylor Hull and Joao Barion joining the FuelTech ranks. Hull runs an FT550 on his C6 Corvette and cited its ease of installation, user-friendly software, and reliability as the reasons he made the switch. His LS3 small-block relies on an Edelbrock E-Force supercharger and the car carries primary sponsorship from COMP Cams.

Monster Energy-sponsored and Brazilian native Barion built an insane 1,300 HP C7 Corvette Z06 as his latest drift machine. The American sports car features a Thompson Motorsports 427ci LT-engine and its big power is in large part due to a ProCharger F-1 series supercharger system. The team moved to an FT600 engine management system for the 2022 competition season.

Federico Sceriffo Ferrari Drift

The PowerFT engine management systems offer significant features over other aftermarket products and standard features include sequential injection and ignition, O2 Closed Loop, data logger, delay box, Boost Controller, Nitrous Controller, GearControl, and full power management capabilities.

One advantage of having the ECU handle all those systems is the ability to cross-reference the data with FTManager software on a single computer screen, helping tuners make an educated decision in an organized and efficient manner. Additionally, the FT600, FT550, and FT450 have a customizable digital display for the driver and the anti-glare TFT touchscreen offers the ability to make adjustments without hooking up a PC computer. It offers driver feedback in real-time, which also simplifies a racecar’s cockpit with a single digital panel and eliminating the need for gauges.

From 5,000 HP Radial vs. The World outlaws to the tire-shredding, sideways driving Formula Drift world, there is a reason you’re see #FuelTechEverywhere




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