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29th September 2011, 02:58 PM
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Name: Basil Stratos


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Occupation: National Accounts manager at Bendix & Director of OZV8


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Racing Experience:
Started racing Holden HQs in NZ in 2001
Built a VN Commodore Saloon Car and raced in Qld Saloon Car series 2003 2005
Built a VT Commodore Saloon Car and raced in Victorian Saloon Car series 2006 2010 as well as selected national rounds
Won Round 2 Saloon Car VMRC at Winton 2008
Raced at Bathurst: Support for 12 Hour 2008, 2009 and Motorsport Festival Easter 2011


When he is not busy being the Bendix National Account manager, you can find him in his race prepped VT commodore racing in the Victorian Saloon Car series and running/ organizing OZV8; a new Motorsports category aimed at close, affordable V8 racing for amateur racers.
Campaigning his VT Commodore race car since early 2007, it has made a name for itself as a dominant racing force in the series. At present he is currently building a VT Commodore OZV8 spec car. This will be the ready to hit the track in November 2011


VT Commodore Race Car Specs
Bendix Racing brake pads (http://clixtrac.com/goto/?52821)
210Kw output 3.8L engine
Custom extractors and exhaust
EMS programmable ECU
Rev limited to 6 100 RPM
Close ratio 5 speed gearbox
DBA 5000 series 328mm rotors
Mini spool locked diff
17 CSA wheels
Bridgestone 235/17 R spec tyres
Racing weight 1460Kg
Top speed 236kmh (on rev limiter: Top speed in excess of 250Kmh with different gearing)


VT Commodore OZV8 Specs
Bendix Racing brake pads (http://clixtrac.com/goto/?52821)
330Kw output 5.7L engine
Control extractors and exhaust
Control locked ECU
Rev limited to 6 500 RPM
Close ratio 5 speed gearbox
DBA 5000 series 328mm rotors
Locked diff
17 Wheels
Bridgestone 235/17 R spec tyres
Racing weight 1450Kg
Top speed 258kmh (on rev limiter: Top speed in excess of 280Kmh with different gearing)




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- Basil started racing HQs in New Zealand in 2001.


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- Moving back home to Australia he built a VN Commodore Saloon Car which he then raced in the QLD State series from 2004 to 2006


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- The car was moved to Melbourne to compete in the Victorian State series in September 2006 as well as a support class for the Sandown 500 that year.
- In 2007 he built a VT Commodore Saloon Car as the class was updating (pictured).


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- After a year of development, the pace of the car started to appear.
- After some promising results including 2 second place finishes at Sandown, Basil achieved his maiden win at the Winton round of the VMRC.


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