IMSCC 2014 Results – Day Two: Autocross, 0-60-0, Skidpad, & Fuel Economy

The second day of the Import Meet Street Car Competition was broken into four categories: Autocross, 0-60-0, Skidpad, and Fuel Economy. A quick reference guide for the competitors can be found here. Read all about how the IMSCC scoring system works here.

Photos by Conrad Jordan, Anthony Kim, Dave Hager (PNW Car Culture), and Matt Haugness. Text by Matt Haugness.

Day two of the IMSCC started early in the morning at Bremerton Motorsports Park in Bremerton, WA. The track was host to the Autocross, 0-60-0, and Skidpad portions of the competition. For Fuel Economy, the 66.5 mile return drive to Seattle was used to determine the fuel economy of each car.

IMSCC 2014 Results Day 1: Ride Quality, Car Show & Build Quality

The second half of the first day of the Import Meet Street Car Competition was broken into three categories: Ride Quality, Car Show, and Build Quality. A quick reference guide for the competitors can be found here. Read all about how the IMSCC scoring system works here.

Photos by Dominic Wilkerson and Matt Haugness. Text by Matt Haugness.

After finishing the dyno portion of the IMSCC the competitors moved over to Achtuning in Redmond, Washington to finish the day. Their facility was host to the Ride Quality, Car Show, and Build Quality portions of the competition. These were the only subjective categories in the IMSCC all judged by people that we felt were the most qualified and unbiased. Read more about the judges in this post.

Ride Quality

The purpose of the Ride Quality category was to find out which of the cars was the best at being a street car. The intent has always been to penalize gutted cars or ones with minimal interior modifications. This year the official import model for the event, Valeria Boo, was the judge of the Ride Quality portion of the IMSCC. She went for a short ride in all of the cars so that she could give her opinion of each of the cars. The key areas that she was judging were comfort, practicality, audio system, harshness, and overall impression. After returning from each ride, Valeria used a 50 point judging sheet to determine the scores for the cars.

IMSCC 2014 Results – Day 1: Retail Price, Peak Horsepower & Power Delivery

The first half of the first day of the Import Meet Street Car Competition was broken into three categories: Peak Horsepower, Power Delivery, and Retail Price. A quick reference guide for the competitors can be found here. Read all about how the IMSCC scoring system works here.

Photos by Dominic Wilkerson, Anthony Kim, and Matt Haugness. Text by Matt Haugness.

Peak Horsepower

The 2014 IMSCC began at Carb Connection in Kirkland, Washington on Friday, August 8, 2014. Carb Connection has an in-ground AWD Dynojet dynamometer that was well-suited for the variety of drivetrain configurations in the group. The goal with the peak horsepower category was to award the maximum amount of points to the car that made the highest horsepower.

Summary of Scoring System and Point Values – IMSCC 2014

Before we share the results of each day of the 2014 IMSCC, we wanted to make sure that the method we used to determine the points throughout the competition was clear to everyone following along.

Major categories of the IMSCC (the ones where performance was critical) were worth 100 points. The rest of the categories were worth 50 points each. Every category of the IMSCC had bonus points for finishing with the exception of Retail Price. Retail Price was calculated before the competition so it was impossible for a car to not finish.

Point Values for Each Category:
Retail Price – 50 points (50 points max)
Peak Horsepower – 100 + 10 bonus points (110 points max)
Power Delivery – 50 + 5 bonus points (55 points max)
Car Show – 50 + 5 bonus points (55 points max)
Build Quality – 50 + 5 bonus points (55 points max)
Ride Quality – 50 + 5 bonus points (55 points max)
Autocross – 100 + 10 bonus points (110 points max)
0-60-0 – 100 + 10 bonus points (110 points max)
Skidpad – 50 + 5 bonus points (55 points max)
Fuel Economy – 50 + 5 bonus points (55 points max)
Drag Racing – 100 + 10 bonus points (110 points max)

Each competitor’s points were distributed on a line that was determined by the best and worst performing cars.

IMSCC 2014 – Schedule & Competitor Quick Reference Guide

2014 IMSCC Spectator Schedule

Friday – August 8, 2014
Carb Connection (Dyno) – FREE (only ImportMeet.com media will be allowed inside while cars are running)
13611 NE 126th Pl #240 Kirkland, WA 98034
1pm – 4pm

Achtuning (Ride Quality / Build Quality / Car Show Judging)
FREE
14540 NE 91st Street Redmond, WA 98052
5pm – 8pm

Saturday – August 9, 2014
Bremerton Motorsports Park (Autocross / Skidpad / 0-60-0 / Fuel Economy)
FREE (18+ only – must sign waiver)
7500 SW Old Clifton Rd, WA 98367
10am – ~5pm

Sunday – August 10, 2014
Pacific Raceways (Drag Racing)
$10 entry fee – FREE Parking
31001 144th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98042
9am – 5pm

2014 Competitor Quick Reference Guide

2002 BMW M3
Owner/Driver: Andy Nissen-Barber
Location: Kirkland, WA
Tires: Toyo R888
Fuel Choice: Pump (92 octane)
Estimated Horsepower: 600+

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2004 Subaru WRX STi
Owner/Driver: Jeff Vuong
Location: Kirkland, WA
Tires: Dunlop Direzza DZII
Fuel Choice: Pump (92 octane)
Estimated Horsepower: 380+

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2003 Mitsubishi Evolution – David Otzwirk – 2014 IMSCC Competitor

Competitor number seven for the 2014 Import Meet Street Car Competition is David Otzwirk and his 2003 Mitsubishi Evolution. The IMSCC is an event that will compare some of the best import cars in multiple categories (drag racing, autocross, dyno, car show, etc.) on August 8-10 in Seattle, WA.

Other competitors will be announced leading up to the competition so be sure to check back regularly. Join the Facebook event page for notifications.

Since the day David Otzwirk received his driver’s permit, cars have been a huge part of his life. So much so that he recently started a car dealership with his father in Kent, WA named Ozzy Motors. Their business caters to the newer import and European cars and has sold a large number of Subaru’s and Evo’s in the NW. Ozzy Motors is also the title sponsor of local Formula Drift Pro 2 competitor Mike Phillips.

It was his 1995 Honda Civic that he swapped with a B16 that really got David interested in modifying import cars. While owning and building a large number of other cars, he always dreamed of getting a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Once he decided it was time to get one, he scoured the Internet and found this 2003 Mitsubishi Evolution GSR in San Diego, CA.

Text and photos by Matt Haugness.