E34 BMW 535i running in 2011 One Lap of America

5-series | March 21st, 2011 by 5
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One Lap of America is an eight-day driving endurance race that runs every year. In 2010, BMW Performance Center ran in One Lap of America …

One Lap of America is an eight-day driving endurance race that runs every year. In 2010, BMW Performance Center ran in One Lap of America with the new BMW X6M, an unusual presence among many “true racing cars”.

The annual racing event takes place on tracks and public roads are used only as means of getting form one location to the next.

Any fanatic car owner can essentially run in the racing event and some of the stories we have seen in the past show that the dream can be easily achieved. According to our friends at CarGuyDad, Justin Kababik, owner of an 1989 E34 BMW 535i has decided to re-enter the racing event one more time.

E34 BMW 535i running in 2011 One Lap of America

A repetitive “customer”, Kababik returns to the competition after running One Lap of America from 2000 until 2002. This year, the E34 will be competing in the “Classic Imported” class. Justin and his team bring out a TCD Turbocharged engine, well sorted chassis and the experience of previous races, that give them hopes for a class win.

One Lap 2011 starts at the end of April, and BMW Performance Center along with United BMW make a return. This year, they are switching from the X6M and M3 used in previous years, to the 335d, an interesting approach.

As always, BMW will cover One Lap of America and bring you daily updates!

[Source: CarGuyDad ]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Ma/1681833435 La Ma

    335D ? Great choice ! Too bad it only exist with automatic. Mike Renner will get some kick from that diesel for sure.
    I would love to see a new M5 next year to compete with the tuned machines and kick their rear.

  • http://twitter.com/johnfschneider John Schneider

    I ran the 2000 One Lap in an e30 M3 and Justin and his brother were our convoy partners between racetracks. We had a blast with those two in “Red 5″ and I’m really excited to hear that not only is Justin still racing, but that he’s still campaigning Red 5. Rock on. Very fond memories of doing the One Lap with Justin and his bro.

    • http://www.facebook.com/justin.kababik Justin Kababik

      John. It’s been a long time. Good to hear from you. How are you doing? I’m sure redfive looks a little different now than it did 11 years ago. I’ve put just a little of this and that into it over the years. This will be the first time doing the One Lap since 2002 when we suffered an engine failure. My brother lives in Cali and has a business call Channel Island Outfitters. If you’re ever out in SoCal, you should look him up. If you ever come east, let me know.

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