About Kohler Racing:

First off, THANK YOU for checking out Kohler Racing. Kohler Racing is a “team”, and by team I mean, me, my supportive wife Jessica, our daughter KK, and our two dogs (had to include them) supporting me living out a dream hobby that is Motorsport Racing.

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Who am I?

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Name: Neil Kohler
Age: 35
Profession: Network Engineer by day and Owner of Kohler Creative and Consulting

I have always been into cars, even as a child I was glued to Night Rider. My first car was a 1965 Mustang coupe, and from there on I always have owned sports cars. Driving fast has always been exciting and of course as a teenager I did plenty of that. However what really got me into more serious driving was from when I did my first Autocross. Skillfully driving a car is what I was after, and the concentration and focus it took was addictive.

After years of Autocross I decided that I wanted to try out driving on a real race track. This is where both Sports Car Club of America(SCCA) PDX (Performance Driving Experience) and National Auto Sport Association(NASA) HPDE (High Performance Driving Event) came to be my main focus. These events allowed me to practice on real race tracks with good, safe organizations.

I have been doing PDX and HPDE events since 2008 and in 2010 I worked to convert my 2003 Nissan 350Z into a full-on track car. Now my goal is to obtain my competition license with NASA and be able to drive in true competitive racing.

Check out my YouTube Channel, it is updated after every track weekend with great footage.

Story of my car and its build!

http://www.kohlercreated.com/the-z-transformation-prologue/ – Part 1
http://www.kohlercreated.com/the-z-transformation-autocross-and-racing/ – Part 2
http://www.kohlercreated.com/the-z-transformation-road-racing-and-track-days/ – Part 3
http://www.kohlercreated.com/the-z-transformation-the-build-begins/ – Part 4
http://www.kohlercreated.com/the-z-transformation-race-ready/ – Part 5

More posts about my track days and racing

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Engine/Drivetrain Modifications:

OEM 2006 Intake box with venturi ring
Motordyne 5/16th intake plenum spacer
Motordyne Engineering ART resonated test pipes
Motordyne Shockwave Single Exhaust – discontinued
Tomei Expreme Titanium Y-Pipe
Genuine Nismo Clutch/Flywheel/PP
Nissan OEM – Viscous LSD, Motul Gear 300 fluids
Custom Engine Oil Cooler using Mocal Sandwich Plate and Earls cooler

COBB AccessPort Engine Tune – Stage 2+ 93octane

Suspension Modifications:

TCKline Koni 8242 Double Adjustable struts with Nismo T2 700lb linear springs
Cusco Sway bars
Cusco Front upper A-Arms
SPC Rear camber arms
SPL Front adjustable End Links
SPL Rear adjustable End Links

Brake Modifications:

OEM Front and Rear Brembo Caliper upgrade
Carbotech XP12 brake pads
Technafit Stainless Steel lines
Disc Brake Austrailia 4000 series slotted rotors
Motul RBF600 fluids
Custom brake duct cooling system, air flows from bumper to center of front rotors

Wheels:

Track Standard – Enkei RPF1 Flat Black – 18×10.5 +20 F/R
275/35/18 Nitto NT01
ARP extended quick mount wheel studs

Interior/Exterior/Safety Modifications:

8 point NASA/SCCA Legal roll cage – Built by Scott Rhea at Izzy’s Custom Cages
Stripped Interior
OMP RS-PT2 FIA Approved Halo Racing Seat – Driver
Cobra Imola-S FIA Approved Racing Seat – Passenger
Custom lowered seat mounts from Izzy’s Custom Cages
Schroth Clubman SFI 6 point harnesses – camlock
Racing Fire Systems 2.25lb Clubman Fire Suppression system
Schroth Right Side Net
Nardi Classic steering wheel with Works Bell short hub
Nissan OEM – HID
Nissan OEM – Alum pedals with Nissan 380RS gas pedal
Ricks2k knob
Nismo v1 front bumper

Timing and Logging

AMB MyLaps TranX 260 Transponder – Discontinued
HLT Grand Prix Edition
Dual Electronics XGPS150 – 5hz GPS
GoPoint BT1/BT1A OBDII logger
GoPro Hero3+ Silver