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ECS/NASA Press Release 4/21/12

April 21st, 2012 – Millville, NJ: We here at East Coast Supercharging LLC. are proud to support our NASA Road Racers in their respective classes today at New Jersey Motorsports Park. The weather turned out to be fantastic, with one of the largest turnouts that we have seen in years.

altPaul Plemenos, 2006 C6 Z06, debuted in the season opener in the NASA ST-1 class. This class is a very high paced class, with fast cars and rigorous competition. This class is based upon a Horsepower to Weight ratio of 5.5:1, and has additional weight penalties for tires, etc. Paul’s brand new ECS built 427ci performed flawlessly, coupled with his new Mantic 9000+ Twin Series Clutch Kit, Pfadt Aggressor 2 Package, and ARH 1 7/8″ Longtube Headers. The Thorne Valley Vineyards, sponsored team, did quite well this weekend placing 2nd in the ST-1 class earning Paul some new Hoosier shoes. Amongst gathering crucial data for suspension tuning and engine tuning, it was an overall great day for the TVV crew.alt

Benjamin Lesnak, 2001 C5 Corvette, debuted in the season opener in the NASA TTA class. Last year Ben was the TTB National Champion, so this year he stepped up to the TTA class to bring havoc to another set of drivers! The C5 Corvette needs to maintain a 8.7:1 overall Horsepower to Weight ratio, and is also restricted by tire/engine modifications. Ben was the fastest throughout practice, #1 qualifier, and then took home the victory in the TTA class earning himself some new shoes also. Ben is a hardcore racer, as you will see him toating his 8 tire trailer behind his Corvette, driving all over the country with his reliable, ECS built, 2001 Corvette featuring the new Mantic 7000+ Triple 7.25″ disc setup.

Congratulations to all NASA racers, and support staff for a fun, safe day of racing!

GM High-Tech Performance / November 2011

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Sleep On This – ECS Builds A Sleeper Fifth-Gen With Over 1,000 RWHP And Perfect Street Manners

By Scott Parker
Photography by the Author

George Abad isn’t one for colorful lights, wild body kits, shiny rims, or any other means to draw your attention. Instead, he enjoys sneaking up on unsuspecting targets like a panther wrapped in a ’10 Camaro, which is why the 42-year-old Wholesale Grocer from Carlstadt, New Jersey, commissioned the crew at East Coast Supercharging to build him just such an animal. Once again ECS used one of its winning formulas to put together a streetable package worthy of its “Hardcore Edition” badges with over 1,000 rear-wheel horsepower. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Abad’s Camaro accomplished this task using pump gas and methanol injection just as he plans to use on the many street miles he has ahead in the Jewel Red 2SS.

GM High-Tech Performance / September 2011

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Jay McCardle’s 8-Second ’97 Corvette – The Fastest C5 You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

by Justin Cesler
Photography by Mike Galimi

Unless you run with the right crowd in the northeastern part of the United States or happen to follow supercharged Corvette records very closely, you’ve probably never heard of a guy from Stewertstown, Pennsylvania, named Jay McCardle … although we’re pretty sure that is all about to change. You see, Jay isn’t one of those Internet superstars who thrives on making the latest and greatest whiz-bang post, nor is he one to go out of his way to promote his accomplishments just to hear people tell him how awesome he is. Truth be told, we’re not even sure Jay liked talking to us on the phone about his gorgeous Corvette (he was actually loading it in the trailer to go race while we were talking), but after seeing it run race after race, year after year with the wheels up and the e.t.’s falling, we just couldn’t let the story of his nasty C5 go untold for any longer.

GM High-Tech Performance / April 2010

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Long Live The Goat – The Fastest IRS GTO In The Country And The Friends It Made Along The Way

By Justin Cesler
Photography by Scott Parker

Like most things in life, Frank Beck’s story starts off innocently enough, “I bought this car brand new and it was supposed to be a daily driver. Once we reached 3,000 miles we started taking it to the track, my wife would bring the drag radials in the back of her Range Rover and we would bracket race it. We were just excited to meet other GTO owners at the track who shared the same passion for drag racing and for the car. The first year, our personal best was a 13.40 at 116 mph.” And while some may be satisfied with that, Frank told us that the first year was just a tease, infecting him and his family with what would turn out to be an all-consuming GTO speed addiction. An addiction that would not only end up changing the “face of late-model GTO racing, but one that would build a career, a great group of friends, and a killer shop in the process.

Vette / September 2011

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Street Wise – East Coast Supercharging Unleashes A 1,070-RWHP Package For The Hard-Core Street Enthusiast

By Michael Galimi
Photography by the Author and East Coast Supercharging

One thousand horsepower at the wheels—just saying it conveys a feeling of superiority. It’s even more menacing when that same Corvette makes that much power and still carries the label of street car. Don’t cry foul just yet, because thanks to modern technology, LS-powered Vettes are now capable of cracking the magical 1,000 rwhp barrier, cruising the streets, and gulping down premium pump fuel. If you don’t believe us, just call East Coast Supercharging (ECS) in Cream Ridge, New Jersey, and it will be more than happy to prove the point many times over. We got the lowdown on two C6 Z06 rides that were recently completed for a couple of customers who wanted a no-compromise combination that could take on all challengers. ECS tore into the cars and performed what is unofficially known as the Hardcore package.

Vette / May 2010

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A Little Boost, A Little Flow, And A Lot Of Power – East Coast Supercharging Adds Exhaust And Induction Parts To An ’09 ZR1 And Makes 722 RWHP

By Michael Galimi
Photography by the Author and East Coast Supercharging

IN 2009, Chevrolet unleashed the most powerful Corvette in the company’s storied history. The ZR1 package was revived, and with it came a nasty supercharged, LS-based engine dubbed the LS9. The ZR1 Vette is more than just a C6 with a 638 hp engine: GM went all-out with carbon-fiber components throughout and a massive Brembo braking system to slow it all down from the computer limited 205 mph top speed. It’s everything a Vette enthusiast needs to eliminate those pesky Vipers and Porsche 911s that prowl the local streets and tracks. The ZR1 is also credited for bashing the production-car record at the famous Nurburgring in Germany. The record was held by a Nissan GT-R, Which-allegedly-benefited from race-oriented tires and nonproduction rubber. But that’s another story for another day.

GM High-Tech Performance / November 2010

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East Coast Supercharging Gets Big Results From Its Fifth-Gen Camaro Supercharger System

By Michael Galimi
Photography by Courtesy Of East Coast Supercharging, Michael Galimi

In the past year GMHTP has jumped into the 2010 Camaro realm with both feet by showcasing some of the wildest project cars and going in-depth with technical stories on how to modify the latest muscle car from Chevy. Two of those technical articles covered supercharger upgrades on LS3/L99-equipped Camaros and in both instances we checked out a roots-style huffer (Magnusson TVS2300 and Edelbrock E-Force). This issue we are exploring something for the centrifugal blower crowd and headed over to East Coast Supercharging (Cream Ridge, New Jersey) to get the scoop on its new system. Corvette aficionados are probably very familiar with the company’s successful C5 and C6 supercharger setup, and it recently released a Camaro supercharger kit. The system is based around a Paxton NOVI 1500 centrifugal blower and is available for both the LS3 and L99 engines.