Monthly Archives: March 2016

XFORCE 2016 Australian Grand Prix Wrap Up

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It was a solid weekend for the TEKNO Autosports’ second outing with XFORCE in 2016 at last weekend’s 2016 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne.

Will Davison in the #19 Holden Commodore had a rough start to the non-championship weekend, hitting the wall early on during Practice 2 on Thursday afternoon. But Team TEKNO worked hard for a quick turnaround to get him out for a crack at qualifying, with Davison eventually starting from P16 for Race 1. Davison stayed in P16 for Race 1, which determined his starting position for the following race. Race 2 was a more positive affair, as he edged his way up to P14 to round out Friday afternoon’s racing action. Race 3 had a downpour come across Albert Park, and unfortunately Davison was one of the unlucky few who was caught out by the wet weather, tangling with the #6 of Cameron Waters and sending Davison back in the pack to finish in P19 for the #19 Commodore. Combined points determined the V8 Supercars grid for Race 4, and with Davison starting in P18 he charged forward past five cars in only twelve laps to come home in P13.

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It was another three car effort for TEKNO Autosports in the Australian GT Championship, with three McLaren 650S GT3s once again racing around the Melbourne circuit. Jonathon Webb in #59 started from the front row for Race 1, but unfortunately fell back to P18 by the end of the race. Meanwhile, Nathan Antunes in #61 and Nathan Morcom in #60 finished in P15 and P10 respectively. Race 2 saw inclement weather posing a continuous threat leading up to the morning race. The whole TEKNO Autosports cohort chose to start the race on slick tyres, benefitting at the end of the sighting lap when many others chose to forfeit their grid positions and swap to slicks in pit lane. This move helped Morcom in #60 to a race win, while Elliot Barbour in #61 finished in P4 Grant Denyer in #59 finished behind him to round out the top 5. Pole-sitter Morcom was jumped by Ferrari’s Andrea Montermini at the start of Race 3, with the #60 McLaren eventually finishing in P6. Antunes finished in P10, while Webb followed closely behind in P12. Denyer and Barbour were locked together in combat for most of Race 4, with the #61 of Barbour eventually taking P7 and the #59 of Denyer finishing in P11. Morcom fought hard early in the race, but ended up in P15 at the end of the race.

TEKNO Autosports will have their next outing for V8 Supercars at Symmons Plains in Tasmania on April 1-3.

VIDEO: TEKNO Commodore VF Series II Stage 4 Supercharged Build


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XFORCE is proud to announce our on-going partnership with Tekno Performance and the release of our new 1 7/8″ long tube headers and 7 series catback system to suit VE/VF Commodores. Have a listen to the note of this full engine-back exhaust system installed on TEKNO’s latest VFII Commodore Stage 4 Supercharged build!

For more info give us call on 02 9773 0812 or contact us today.


XFORCE Clipsal 500 Adelaide Weekend

XFORCE Clipsal 500 Adelaide Weekend

XFORCE got the VIP treatment with the Team Darrell Lea V8 Supercars team at the Clipsal 500.

Tim McMurray and a host of XFORCE dealers from South Australia got a tour of the high-tech pit garages with driver Will Davison and TEKNO Autosports owner Jonathon Webb. XFORCE begun their partnership with TEKNO in 2015 and is proud to have their logo on Davison’s #19 Holden Commodore for the 2016 season.

Davison had a solid debut weekend for his new team finishing 7th and 11th in Saturday’s races. On Sunday saw one of the craziest races in Clipsal 500 with torrential rain falling twice and at one stage causing the race to stop all together. Davison was running in second position when the cars were made to park in order in pitlane. But controversially every car was made to completely take their minimum fuel amount. Davison had to pit not once, but twice to get enough fuel on board. This saw him drop down to 15th by the end of the race.

The Clipsal 500 not only featured the V8 Supercars, but a plethora of racing categories including the V8 Utes which all run XFORCE exhaust systems. Holden Commodore ute driver David Sieders dominated the weekend, taking the win in races one and three to go with a fifth in race two. Fellow Holden driver Craig Dontas was on his rear bumper the whole weekend though, he placed second, sixth and third. Kris Walton was the best of the Ford drivers, his third, seventh and third placings meant he was third in points for the weekend.

TEKNO Autosports also had three McLaren 650S GT3s racing in the Australian GT Championship races at Clipsal. Webb shared one car alongside TV personality Grant Denyer. Another McLaren was driven by Nathan Antunes and Elliot Barbour while the third car was driven solo by Nathan Morcom. The team had an eventful weekend and was often towards the front of the field. Morcom finished second in the first race of the year while Antunes set a new record lap time on the way to a sixth placing. Webber and Denyer came home in 12th. Race two Morcom was again looking good until he was spun by Audi driver Christopher Mies while leading. He had to settle for 14th. Barbour too was running well until he overshot a corner following a safety car and couldn’t get the car started again. They finished 22nd. Denyer got his car from 11th at the start up to seventh but Webb brought it home in ninth. Race three on Sunday morning Morcom again found himself towards the front but slipped to ninth by race end. Denyer was running in second for the first seven laps of the race but co-driver Webb got tangled with another car which saw the pair slapped with a 17 second penalty. This pushed them down to 13th. Barbour’s McLaren had electrical problems mid-race. It did get started again but had to be garaged with just a couple of laps remaining.

TEKNO Autosports will have their next V8 Supercars and Australian GT rounds at the Australian Grand Prix on March 18-20.

XFORCE’S Passion for Motor Racing

When it comes to development for performance technology in cars, motorsport is where a lot of it happens. Products are put to the ultimate test of endurance and performance and that leads to the parts then sold onto the public being capable of meeting the highest of standards.

So at XFORCE, we are passionate about racing and our exhausts are used in a variety of motorsport categories around the world. That means we’ve had the help of the world’s greatest engineers, mechanics and drivers in improving our exhaust systems.

Here are a few examples of motorsport categories around the world XFORCE are involved with:


Being Australia’s number one motorsport category, the V8s are extremely competitive with multimillion dollar teams fighting it out over 15 race weekends a year including the famous Bathurst 1000 at Mt Panorama. XFORCE are aligned with Tekno Autosports who in 2015 claimed three race wins and a total of seven podium finishes.

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The V8 Utes are one of the most popular support categories to the V8 Supercars with Holden Commodore and Fold Falcon utes rubbing panels – often literally – with each other all over the country. The utes are almost completely factory standard bar their tyres, shocks, ECU and exhaust system. The latter is where XFORCE come in. Every single car in the field runs full exhaust systems custom made by XFORCE.

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Drifting has evolved into one of the world’s most popular motorsport genres and it continues to grow in Australia as well. While most competitors choose Japanese cars for their sideways work, Queenslander Nick “Driftkid” Coulson competes in Australian drifting championships using a trusty Holden Commodore ute. It’s not your regular work truck though, under the hood lives a supercharged LS2 V8 motor which pumps out 430kW (550hp). With that amount of power on tap, it needs a serious exhaust system. The ute runs a complete custom XFORCE system.

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When it comes to the quarter mile, horsepower is almost everything and Top Fuelers make more ponies than any other type of race car. So a good exhaust and headers is essential. XFORCE have partnered up with Australian Top Fuel racer and team owner Darren Morgan to do just that.




Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites driver Alejandro Fernandez is one of the best up and coming racers around and amazingly he’s only been racing for four years! At just 20 years of age, he’s already amassed a truckload of trophies and is being coached by former IndyCar and sports car driver Buddy Rice. XForce is a proud backer of Fernandez and recommend you keep an eye out for his name in the future!

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It’s not just professional motorsport that XFORCE is heavily involved with, we are at the grass roots as well. XFORCE are big supporters of Off Street racing including Race 4 Real Wednesdays at Sydney Dragway. For just $50 anyone with a drivers licence can take their car to the track and see what it can do down the quarter mile. XFORCE are frequently at the track talking to customers and listening to what they want or need in an exhaust system.

Driftkid ADGP Round 3 Queensland Raceway Wrap Up

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Nick “DriftKid” Coulson was looking good after qualifying fifth for the third round of the Australian Drifting Grand Prix championship at Queensland Raceway. But mechanical errors in his XFORCE-sponsored VE Commodore ute in the top 16 round unfortunately saw him knocked out. Coulson was up against teammate Rob Whyte but an issue with the battery so him limp around to the finish.

Coulson naturally was disappointed with result, but was remaining positive about the rest of the series.

“Unfortunately not the way we want to go out,” Coulson said after the event. “Ultimately having a mechanical error with our battery and not getting enough volts to the car resulting in us driving around the track and handing the win over to Rob.

“But we’re focusing on the road ahead of us.

“It was such a great day to have all of my friends, family and fans come show their support in our home town.

“We have some changes occurring to the ute over the next couple of weeks so stay tuned.”

The next round of the Australian Drift Grand Prix is May 6-8 at Barbagallo Raceway in Western Australia.