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.

Meet the 2014 IMSCC Judges – Ride Quality, Build Quality, and Car Show

Below you will find brief introductions to the people judging the subjective events in the 2014 Import Meet Street Car Competition.

Ride Quality Judge – Valeria Boo

For the 2014 IMSCC, the best overall ride quality will be determined by Valeria Boo. She will go for a ride in each of the cars and decide which car is the most comfortable and practical.

Name: Valeria Boo
Nicknames: Val, Boo
Nationality: Bolivian, German, Brazilian
Location: Seattle, WA
Facebook Page: Valeria Boo
Instagram: @valeriaobey

1994 Toyota Supra Turbo – Johnny Nelson – 2014 IMSCC Competitor

Competitor number six for the 2014 Import Meet Street Car Competition is Johnny Nelson and his 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo. 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.

Without a doubt, the 90’s was the golden age of Japanese sports cars. The Acura NSX, Mazda RX-7, R33 Nissan Skyline, and the MKIV Toyota Supra were all released within a few years of each other. Clean versions of these cars still fetch a premium and most import car fans dream of owning one of them someday.

Johnny Nelson bought his first dream car five years ago – an FD RX-7. It was at this time that he became heavily involved in the import scene. After blowing up the RX-7’s rotary engine at the local drag strip he decided it was time to step up to the next car he had always dreamed of owning – a MKIV Supra.

Text and photos by Matt Haugness. Video by Dustin St. Hilaire (Jessup Visual Works).

Watch 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo on YouTube