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Basil Stratos: Bendix Account manager and Race Car Driver 

 

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 Post subject: Basil Stratos: Bendix Account manager and Race Car Driver
Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:58 pm 
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Age: 46

Posts: 691

Joined: 24th Apr 2009

Ride: Mazda( kinda FORD..!)

Location: Sydney, Australia
NSW, Australia

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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 HQ’s 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
• 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
• 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 HQ’s 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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