SpeedFactory Tuning’s BLOX Racing SFWD Honda Civic set a new personal best ET yesterday at Auto Club Famoso Raceway with a 8.29/179.18 during elimination rounds.

The BLOX Racing Civic qualified 3rd overall with 8.50 and 8.60 runs, respectively. Both runs were hampered by 2-step settings and new, bigger slicks. “This is a brand new engine that we put in right before we left Tacoma”, says Matt Hurlbut, team manager. “We knew we’d experience certain issues right off the trailer, but the crew did a great job dialing in all the new (BLOX) parts, suspension settings and 2-step… which obviously showed with the car’s new best ET. (Driver) Joel (Sipes) did a fantastic job behind the wheel.” The car’s previous all time best was an 8.38.

The BLOX Racing SFWD Honda Civic also put down an 8.38/178.64 run during the final round of competition secure the class win and first win of the season. “We’re obviously happy with the win, but we’re more excited about our new partnership (with BLOX Racing) and the potential of the car going even quicker and faster”, stated Matt.

Joel Sipes, driver of the BLOX Racing SFWD Honda Civic, after winning the FWD category yesterday at Auto Club Famoso Raceway.


SpeedFactory Tuning’s BLOX Racing SFWD Honda Civic made its official debut this morning at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in McFarland (Bakersfield), CA.

It’s scheduled to compete in the event’s FWD category featuring other turbocharged 4-cyl and 6-cyl entries.

We’ll be back with a new post updating qualifying times and results.


Fremont, CA – BLOX Racing is extremely excited to announce that is has partnered with SpeedFactory Racing to be the title sponsor of their K-series powered SFWD Honda Civic, driven by Joel Sipes.

SpeedFactory Racing is very excited to continue growing their relationship with BLOX Racing. “Our relationship with BLOX Racing has grown tremendously over the years, and we are very happy to have them on board with us to help push the envelope of the sport even further this season. We realize that BLOX Racing is the go-to company for the best manufacturing and products, both of which are evident in their products’ performance and quality, and our team performance and records will speak for themselves and BLOX Racing this year.” – Matt Hurlbut, SpeedFactory Co-Owner.

David Shih (president of BLOX Racing) was one of the original players in popularizing sport compact drag racing. It is truly an honor for all of us here to have this opportunity to work with BLOX and a living legend who helped pioneer the sport that we all love. In order to continue to grow and succeed both in business and on the track, we love partnering with companies like BLOX that share our core values of hard work, strong ethics, and trustworthiness.” – Ricky Eickert, SpeedFactory Co-Owner.

BLOX Racing’s quality high performance components can be found on all 3 cars in the SpeedFactory Race program, as well as stocked at SpeedFactory’s Tacoma WA warehouse.

BLOX Racing’s dedication to the sport compact market is unparalleled, constantly developing and engineering some of the most innovative high performance components on the market, and with high performance customer service to back it all up. David Shih, president of BLOX Racing comments, “SpeedFactory Racing shows a strong passion for the sport as well as our industry, which is something we truly value and admire. Coming from a background deeply rooted in sport compact drag racing ourselves, we are especially excited to be a sponsor of and work closely with the SpeedFactory Racing Team. ”

SpeedFactory Racing’s first race this year in partnership with BLOX Racing will be the Import Face Off event in Bakersfield, CA on February 26th, 2017.

SpeedFactory Racing LLC is a growing automotive racing development, performance parts, and tuning company located in Tacoma, WA just outside of Seattle. Their mission is to continue pushing the envelope of FWD drag racing and provide their customers & partners worldwide with the highest quality service, innovative parts, and custom work possible. They specialize in forced induction Honda 4-cylinders and hold many world records in the Honda/Acura drag racing world. They also have a very talented in-house fabrication/engineering department with advanced fabrication and CNC machining equipment, and (2) dynamometers with a very experienced tuning staff to maximize the performance of customer’s builds and their own products.

Everyone at SpeedFactory Racing takes great pride in their work and their relationships with customers. Their goal is to provide excellent service on a personal level. They want you to be happy with your experience, and to tell others about them.

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