This past weekend at Orlando Speedworld in Bithlo, Florida, Joel Grannas and his Grannas Racing Supra reclaimed the record for the quickest, stock bodied, 6-speed stick-shift ride with a 7.25 at 200 mph. Incredibly, Grannas wasn’t finished just yet, as he took another swing for the fences and clocked an even quicker and faster 7.17 elapsed time at 205 mph.
The Grannas Racing Supra uses the company’s GR1000F transmission setup, which is based on a Tremec T-56 Magnum trans that uses stock Tremec gears along with a face-plate treatment for quick, reliable, full-throttle shifts. Grannas Racing also employs its Ultimate IRS suspension system to plant the power to the pavement.
Grannas edged out Tick Performance’s Jonathan Atkins for the record, though Atkins will will retain the record for the quickest T-56 GM car with the 7.30 at 196 that he recently clocked just over a week ago in his LT-based Camaro.
As far as the H-pattern stick-shift record is concerned, it seems that Israel Fontanella’s “Metal Opala” currently holds that title down in Brazil. The Chevy Opala runs a chevy-based, 4.1-liter inline 6-cylinder engine that burns a 10-percent nitro/alcohol fuel mixture along with some 60 psi of boost coming from a 98mm turbo. The combo delivers over 2,200 horsepower and is managed by a FuelTech FT600 electronic fuel injection system. The transmission used is a G-Force Racing Transmissions 4-speed, and Fontanella clocked a 7.15 at 236 mph.
We’re not exactly sure where Boostin’ Performance’s all-wheel-drive DSM machine fits it, but it’s worth mentioning as the 4G63-powered and Haltech Elite 2500 EFI car has gone 7.04 at 215 mph with a stick-shift transmission, making it the quickest out of the bunch. It’s also slightly more race car than street car like the others, but what we like about all of them, aside from the gear-banging madness, is how beautifully detailed they all are as well.