Team Raven • 288: Steve Gailits

288 - Steve Gailits

Driver Profile

  • Participated in HPDE from 1980 to 1994
  • Instructor - BMW Club of Canada - 1995 to present at Mosport, Cayuga, Shannonville and Mt. Tremblant
  • Instructor - RAVEN Performance Inc. - 1999 to present at Cayuga and Dunnville
  • Instructor - Ferrari Club of North America - 2000 to present
  • Instructor - BMW Car Club of America:
  • Northern Ohio Chapter - 1998 to present at Mid-Ohio
  • Buckeye Chapter - 1998 to present at Mid-Ohio
  • Genesse Valley Chapter - 2002 to present at Watkins Glen
  • Tarheel Chapter - 2002 to present at VIR
  • Started racing with CASC in 2003
  • BMWCCA Club Racer since 2005 - VIR, Mid-Ohio, Calabogie, Mt. Tremblant, Mosport, Watkins Glen, Road Atlanta
  • Technical Steward for the BMWCCA Club Racing Program from 2000 to present

The Car

  • Extensively modified 1977 BMW (E21) 320i
  • Daily driver for 10 years with a 2L turbocharged 4 cylinder motor and an Alpina Suspension
  • Developed into an HPDE track car in 1991
  • Further developed into a race car in 2003
  • Engine - 2.5L S14 making over 300 hp.
  • Transmission - 5 speed close ratio gearbox
  • Brakes - AP Racing/KVR brake system
  • Custom wide body kit from Korman
  • Fuel Safe fuel cell
  • Custom rear wing and front splitter
  • E30 rear suspension
  • Custom racing front suspension
  • CCW wheels - 17 x 9"
  • Hoosier R6 and Hoosier WETS - 245/40 x 17 for practice and racing
  • Pirelli DM slicks for racing - 245/640 x 17
  • OMP Seats, harnesses and fire system

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