Turbo by Garrett announced today that Ryan Kado will be turbocharging his VK56 V8 motor in time for Seattle. We spoke with the marketing people at Garrett and they told us that Kado will be using a GTX4294R Turbocharger which should be pushing well over 700hp for Seattle, but is capable of over 900hp. Ryan Kado is currently sitting in 17th place overall with 163 points, and will be looking to improve his standings at the track he qualified 30th last season. This marks the third driver this week who will be bumping their horsepower up over the 700hp threshold. Back in 2009, Chris Forsberg won the championship with just under 500hp, and now nearly every driver in the top 16 is over 600hp if not more.
Are you happy to see more HP in the series? Or does it take away from the full-throttle days of Corolla’s and nearly-stock SR20’s?