For the second three-hour of the NASA Western Endurance Racing Championship (WERC) season, team Jackson Racing and HG Trackside headed to Buttonwillow Raceway on Saturday April 6th to race Vincent “Hollywood” Piemonte’s E1 Class Ford Mustang GT again.
Piloting the GT would be Oscar Jackson Jr. of Jackson Racing and team HG Trackside driving instructor, Dieter-Heinz Kijora, team HG Trackside Team Principal, and Vincent Piemonte, a Hollywood stunt performer that has been working with Oscar Jackson for a few years now. Going into the second endurance weekend with the Mustang, the team knew what they needed to work on and proceeded to prepare for the night race.
With Crew Chief Oscar Jackson Sr. in attendance, the team went to work on preparing the vehicle and themselves for the race ahead. Oscar Jr. went out for the teams qualifying session, qualifying on pole in E1 for the race. With the race starting at 6:15pm, Oscar Jr. would take the first hour stint in the Mustang. The team had planned on two scheduled pit stops, all of which coincided with driver changes. Oscar Jr. gained a significant gap to the second-place car until a full course caution and safety car brought everyone back to the same pace. With that gap now gone, Oscar Jr. worked to get some time between him and the second-place car before heading in to switch to the next driver. As the sun started to set, Dieter-Heinz took the second stint with fueling and no tire changes in that stop. The last stint was driven by Vincent with that stop including fuel where he also encountered a safety car session. This was Vincent’s first trip into night racing and was picking up the pace as his stint carried on. Consistency over the 3 hours is critical and great pace was found in the BFGoodrich R1 tires utilized by the team, while also never having to change a tire during the 3 hour race!
With all this, team Jackson Racing and HG Trackside placed fourth. While it wasn’t the position desired, the team now has an even better idea on what needs to be improved both in the car and in strategy for the next race.
Team Jackson Racing and HG Trackside will be attending the next three-hour endurance race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA.
March 16, 2019 – HG Trackside and Jackson Racing team up in Vincent “Hollywood” Piemonte’s E1 Class Ford Mustang GT racecar at Willow Springs International Raceway for the 1st round of the NASA Western Endurance Racing Championship (WERC).
The race day started quite early getting the car through annual technical inspection and giving each driver time during practice sessions to get acclimated to the car. There were three drivers in rotation for the evening endurance race; Oscar Jackson (far left) of Jackson Racing and driver coach for HG Trackside, Dieter-Heinz Kijora (center), HG Trackside Team Principal, and Vincent Piemonte (far right), a Hollywood stunt performer that has been working with Oscar Jackson for a few years now.
After spending the day preparing for the 6:00 pm race start and getting important practice laps in, the Jackson Racing/HG Trackside team set up at the pit wall for the three-hour timed race. With normal crew chief Oscar Jackson Sr. not in attendance for the start of the race, Oscar Jackson stepped in as interim crew chief for the first hour of the race. The team made final preparations for fuel stops and tire changes in the pit lane and one more once over of the Mustang.
It was decided that Vincent would take the first stint with plenty of daylight and fresh fuel and tires. Dieter-Heinz ran the middle stint, which left the final and darkest stint for Oscar Jackson. During the three-hour race the team performed 4 total pit stops, two scheduled and two unscheduled, the unscheduled being for excessive tire wear on the soft Hoosier A7. Each stop the crew performed flawlessly, showing their endurance experience. It was an exciting race with cars from so many different classes all battling for position. Towards the end of the race Oscar started to catch the leading E1 class car and there’s a good chance that with one less pit stop Team Jackson Racing/HG Trackside would have caught the first place car. Overall, a 2ndplace in this car’s first endurance outing is a great result!
HG Trackside and Jackson Racing plan to bring the E1 Ford Mustang GT out for the 2ndround of the WERC Championship at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in April.
Jackson Racing Track Engine Oil Cooler Kit
for 2017+ Toyota 86 & Subaru BRZ
Jackson Racing updates track oil cooler systems for 2017+ 86/BRZ
Chino, California (March 30th, 2018) – The championship-winning performance experts at Jackson Racing are proud to announce further updates to their popular line of cooling products, now including the Track Engine Oil Cooler Kit for the 86/BRZ platform. With added features, this kit is now $695USD.
An engine oil cooler is a must have for any track or hot climate vehicle. The FA20 engine in the FR-S/86/BRZ is a finely tuned high compression engine and engine oil temperatures can spike to dangerous levels even on stock cars.
The Jackson Racing Track Engine Oil Cooler Kit was developed in-house and designed to bring optimal oil cooling to the FA20 engine in the most extreme conditions. With multiple race wins and championships, Jackson Racing is excited to add more features to the popular 86/BRZ cooling product.
The most notable update to the Track Engine Oil Cooler Kit is the new Jackson Racing Oil Cooler Adapter, a proprietary JR design giving customers more adjustability. The new JR Oil Cooler Adapter features improved socket relief for filter screw installation and a new O-ring design to improve surface seal. With four M22 oil ports, the oil cooler lines now run to the top on the 86/BRZ application giving clearance for the 2017+ square air box. For those looking to have an additional sensor port for datalogging, 1/8” NPT M22 sensor port plugs are available as an option. The JR Oil Cooler Adapter for the Track Kits also features a built-in thermostat for proper engine oil warm up when cold. The Jackson Racing Oil Cooler Adapter is completed in new titanium grey anodized finish.
The included Setrab 9-Series oil cooler core was carefully chosen and tested to match the demands of the dedicated track/race enthusiast, and is unique to all other systems on the market. With a properly sized core providing improved cooling capacity, the Setrab 9-Series is the right cooler for the job. The Jackson Racing Track Engine Oil Cooler Kit has been put to the test by our own championship-winning racing drivers on the street and track, in the worst on track conditions. We are proud to say this system works flawlessly, keeping oil temperatures below 240ºF on track, thus maintaining engine performance throughout on-track sessions.
The Jackson Racing Engine Oil Cooler Kit utilizes the same quality engineered mounting system developed for the Jackson Racing supercharger system and uses solid factory-mounting locations, with no drilling/cutting needed. The front mount cooler system locates the engine oil cooler front and center in the bumper area, drawing outside air directly over the core.
True Plug and Play Solution
Keep oil temperatures below 240ºF in the most extreme conditions
Thermostatic Adapter allows for proper engine oil warm up when cold
Helps maintain engine performance through on track sessions
Heavily track and race tested to ensure reliability
Jackson Racing Engine Oil Cooler Bracket
– Locates Engine Oil Cooler in Direct Air
– Mounts using Factory Locations
– No Drilling/Cutting
– Powder Coated to Resist Corrosion
Setrab 9-Series 15 Row Oil Cooler
– Designed to Provide Cooling Support for both NA and Forced Induction Applications
– Unique Internal Design for Improved Oil Cooling Capability
– Factory Pressure Tested to 10bar
– Black Epoxy Finish to Resist Corrosion
Jackson Racing Oil Cooler Adapter
– Integrated Thermostat
– Four M22 Ports with two -10AN fittings
– Easy Install Socket Relief
– Improved O-ring design
– FA20 Spacer/Extension Screw included
– Optional 1/8” NPT sensor port plugs
– Titanium Grey Finish
-10AN Oil Cooler Lines
– Pre-Assembled at Jackson Racing
– Aeroquip OE Quality Oil Hose
– Oetiker Clamps for peace of mind
– Direct M22 Free Float Fittings on Cooler Side
High Quality Metric Fasteners & Hardware
Industry Leading Customer Service & Support
– 35 Years of Proven Performance
– Full Color Installation Manual
Q: Is this compatible with my Jackson Racing supercharged FR-S/86/BRZ? A: The Track Engine Oil Cooler Kit is specifically designed for use with a Naturally Aspirated FR-S/86/BRZ. If you are looking to install an oil cooler for your Jackson Racing supercharged FR-S/86/BRZ, we recommend using our JRSC version of the Jackson Racing Track Engine Oil Cooler Kit.
Q: Do I need to add more engine oil with the oil cooler kit? A: Yes, an additional quart of engine oil is required when installing the Jackson Racing Engine Oil Cooler Kit.