The New Zealand-designed and built Synergy V8 race engine could be the answer to the noise issues at Western Springs Speedway in Auckland.
During a recent race meeting at the Western Springs Speedway, a session of individually-timed qualifying laps allowed the accurate measurement of the sound level of all engines being raced in the midget car event.
“Not only was the Synergy V8-powered CRC midget quick with the equal fastest time with American midget star Davey Ray at the wheel, it was the quietest,” says the engine’s designer Simon Longdill.
Ray was driving the Synergy Racing team midget successfully contested by New Zealand speedway star Michael Pickens at the world’s biggest midget racing event, the Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US, last January.
Longdill says the car is now powered by the latest Synergy V8 engine which had the quietest sound level measurement of all cars recorded during the Westerns Springs qualifying session.
“The Synergy engine’s reading was a very significant 3dB lower than the average for the field — that’s a halving of the effective sound level.”