Borgwarner Turbo Systems Has a Record Setting Year in Sport Compact Racing

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BorgWarner’s AirWerks sponsored race teams shatter records during the 2005 season.

From their involvement with GM Racing’s Sport Compact program to their work with Brent Rau at OSOFAST Racing, BorgWarner Turbo Systems (BWTS) has been setting records and developing new product configurations with record-setting speed. BorgWarner Turbo Systems advanced its AirWerks program by developing, building and testing custom-hybrid S400SX turbochargers for two record setting race teams.

The S400SX AirWerks turbocharger is a serviceable non-ball bearing turbo that excels with a high-pressure ratio compressor stage utilizing extended-tip technology and a high efficiency turbine stage. This specialized turbo configuration provides ultra-fast response and more than 60 PSI of boost.

“The Aftermarket team of BorgWarner Turbo Systems is dedicated to the advancement of our turbo technology through competitive motorsports,” says Jack Lorimer, Director of the North American Aftermarket. He adds, “Our AirWerks high performance program offers a great opportunity to build on our extensive knowledge of turbocharger aerodynamics.”

“The turbo is an essential component in sport compact drag racing, and having a sponsor with so much expertise in turbo technology is invaluable,” says Carmen Smith, Program Manager for GM Racing. “BorgWarner's in-depth aero knowledge impressed even the most experienced members of our race team, as did the AirWerks hardware that we ran on our Chevy Cobalt race car. The results speak for themselves. The GM Racing Pro FWD Cobalt is the only front-wheel-drive and the only four-cylinder to surpass 200mph in the quarter mile. The Cobalt ran the quickest and fastest FWD pass ever with 7.292s @ 201.61 at Norwalk Raceway and ended the season with an unheard-of 7.12s run at NHRA Pomona.”

“Thanks to the enthusiasm of the BWTS team and their intense focus on turbocharger aerodynamics, we were able to excel beyond our wildest dreams,” says Brent Rau from OSOFAST Racing. “We outran the 6-cylinder cars with our 4-cylinder car, in a class that is typically dominated by the 6-cylinder teams, thanks to our hard work and the dedication of BWTS. We are looking forward to continuing our relationship into 2006, since they simply have the best turbos, hands down.” In the last race of the NOPI/NDRA season, Rau pushed his Mitsubishi Eclipse to a new ET record of 6.976 and established a new Pro Outlaw RWD MPH record of 198.29.

BorgWarner’s AirWerks program will continue its involvement with select sport compact race teams for 2006. They will also work to develop new product for the fast growing performance-tuner market with data gathered from its sport compact racing associations. For more information, log on to

About the AirWerks Program

The AirWerks forced-air technology program from BorgWarner Turbo Systems focuses on aftermarket applications from passenger car to light duty trucks. For distributor information and more details about the BW Turbo AirWerks performance line, please send e-mail requests to or visit BorgWarner Turbo Systems North America also may be contacted by mail at P.O. Box 15075, Asheville, NC 28813-0075, by phone at 828-684-4027 or by fax at 704-973-9519.

About BorgWarner Turbo Systems

BorgWarner Turbo Systems is a full-service supplier of turbocharger systems for gasoline and diesel OEM Applications, enhanced engine performance, reduced exhaust emissions and improved fuel economy. BorgWarner Turbo Systems is a business unit of the globally active automotive supplier BorgWarner Inc.

Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide. The company operates manufacturing and technical facilities in 63 locations in 17 countries. Customers include Ford, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, VW/Audi, Toyota, Hyundai/Kia, Renault/Nissan, Honda, Caterpillar, Navistar International, Peugeot, and BMW. The Internet address for BorgWarner is:

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