APEX Customer Spotlight: Chris Wynne’s Mustang Race Car

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  1. APEXRaceParts

    APEXRaceParts Race Proven, Street Approved

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    Chris is the prime example of determination and never giving up. While he currently is sitting atop the standings in NASA Arizona in ST2 class, the road to this point has not been easy. Nobody punishes equipment quite like Chris, therefore the aftermarket performance parts he incorporated into his build were carefully chosen to ensure quality and durability.

    Starting life as a 2011 Mustang GT with Brembo brakes, the car progressively transformed into the impressive machine you see today. He followed the route many enthusiasts take by doing the basic things first, but springs, dampers, and tires can only get you so far. With motorsports being a passion of his, he took the plunge and his Mustang now sports one of the most impressive mod lists to date.

    • APEX EC-7 Anthracite 18x11 ET52 wheels with 315-30-18 Hoosier R7 Tires
    • 380mm Optimum Performance 6-pot Brembo monobloc brake calipers, floating rotors, with cooling
    • Optimum Performance Mustang wheel bearings, mounting hardware and spacers
    • Ford Performance Engine with Cobra Jet Intake
    • Setrab Oil Cooling and Accusump System
    • RaceCapture Pro MK3 telemetry, video and dash system
    • AED Race-Tuned PCM
    • Longtube headers and Roush exhaust system
    • Tremec Magnum XL upgraded transmission, custom ratio
    • 3.73 Axle ratio, Torsen differential
    • JRZ Motorsport Series 1132 Dampers with remote reservoirs and Maxcyspeed Spring package
    • BMR Competition Watts link system
    • BMR Upper/Lower spherical control arms/Brackets
    • BMR chassis components, Fluidyne Radiator
    • Boss 302S body work, including Tiger Hood and front splitter
    • APR GT250 Wing with Fathead Fabrication Endplates
    • Fathead Fabrication Road Race Cage
    • Sparco Nets, seats and safety gear
    • AFFF Fire suppression system

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    Current accomplishments consist of 15 Podium Finishes (12 NASA, 3 ProAutosports) including one class 1st Place finish in NASA, one Qual Race win ProAutosports

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    We wish Chris the best of luck and congratulations on the success so far. He is the 2018 Season NASA Arizona Region Super Touring 2 Championship points leader, good luck on bringing home that trophy, Chris!

    - Cory
     
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    captdistraction Not necessarily the Stig

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    Thanks for the awesome write-up!
     
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    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    Perseverance, personified.
     
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    Chris. I would have tapped out long ago. And I would have missed the opportunity you have.
    Hang in there and bring home the big trophy!
     
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    steeda5 TMO Advanced

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    The 50 car is amazing machine. Driver is just as good. Chris was on a roll before a thing called summer hit in Az. Cant wait till summer is over and track season fires up for us in the southwest. I enjoy lending a hand on this car for Chris has the drive and perseverance of a champ. Proud of you CW. Most guys would have said f*&k it when you didn't! Big Ups man!
     
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    captdistraction Not necessarily the Stig

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    Thanks all for the continued support. I'd have given up if not for that, who'd have guess I'd have covered a bookshelf in trophies after all the punches.

    Plenty more to come, some exciting stuff in the works.
     
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    Great job hanging in there Chris!
    I followed your build thread over the years--yep, you overcame more obstacles than most people would.
     
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