Testing Day at Musselman Honda Circuit

Testing day at Musselman Honda Circuit helps get feedback on setup for Project 1993 Integra.

By Aaron Gaghagen

Video shot by Robert Diaz of Hush Performance


With the goal of performing better at the 2016 Super Street FF Battle we have done more development on Project 1993 Integra than last year. Although, to be honest, in 2015 there wasn’t much development on the DA besides the Progress CS2 coilovers. And we didn’t even get to test them out before the last FF Battle presented by Continental Tire. Brian swapped the supercharged K24 right before heading out to California for the event. So, this year #project1993integra is a completely different animal. It is making more power with it’s Hondata K-Pro tuned by Tim Kelly at Xact Dyno and generating loads more grip with super wide 18×10 Konig Wheels.



Project 1993 Integra with it's wide Hush Performance front end, new splitter supports and supercharged K24 swap busting out of the hood. Yeah, it's slightly different than last year.


Translating those improvements to quicker lap times requires testing. That is what brought us down to Tucson, Arizona to a go-kart track called Musselman Honda Circuit. It is a rather large go-kart track that is wide enough to run cars. Since a huge part of being fast on a time attack course is being fast through the corners, flogging the Integra through the tight, technical turns will really help to get a feel for what the car wants to do and expose any changes that may need to be made.



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Aaron Gaghagen
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Aaron Gaghagen is a veteran video editor and longtime Honda enthusiast. All told, he’s owned seven of them, and has enjoyed every single minute of wrenching on every single one. Except for that automatic one. That was probably a mistake. In 2010 Aaron teamed up with Brian Gillespie who along with another partner launched Nacho Speed Garage, a venture that capitalized on Aaron’s video expertise to do its part in entertaining and educating the Honda masses. Nacho Speed Garage took everything to the next level. Instead of reading magazines and cruising forums for content, Aaron and Brian were generating it themselves. The demise of Honda Tuning magazine in 2014 was the impetus for Aaron to do something even more impactful, though, which led to the creation of VTEC Academy and aims to carry that Honda torch forward in the same spirt of not just Honda Tuning but Nacho Speed Garage.