[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][tov motorsports][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
All-New Honda Civic Type R Prototype to Make U.S. Debut At Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
More.......................
American Honda reports April 2022 sales results
More.......................
2023 Acura Integra Set for Early June Arrival, Pricing Announced
More.......................
Full color matrix for 2023 HR-V, confirms 2.0L engine
More.......................
All-new 2023 Honda HR-V Teases Interior Versatility Geared for Adventure
More.......................
Honda provides some details on their electrification road map
More.......................
The New Benchmark: All-New Honda Civic Type R Sets New Suzuka Circuit Lap Record
More.......................
All-New 2023 Honda HR-V Steps Out with Youthful, Athletic Styling
More.......................
General Talk --> Re: Honda Prologue electric SUV previewed with first official photo
Join Discussion......
Integra --> Re: Reviews of the New Integra - Walking A Fine Line?
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2022 Spanish Grand Prix
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: "Unboxing" of Russian "Orlan"
Join Discussion......
S2000 --> Re: Blown Engine
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Temple of Vtech
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: New Accord Hybrid in 2023
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 600K-Mile Kia Sorento Driver Milks 10-Year Warranty for 9 Engines
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: I bought a 2022 Mazda Miata Club
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda debuts new Dealership Design language
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: Civic Type R Pricing
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: New Civic Type R Testing at the Nurburgring.
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: MB: EVs will not become cheaper and may become more costly
Join Discussion......
Integra --> Re: 2023 Acura Integra detailed specs, including curb weight
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: ZR-V is the ROW name for "north american" HR-V
Join Discussion......
Busalacchi Named Crew Chief for RealTime Acura Team
 Date: March 03, 2006 07:31
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: RealTime Racing
 Credibility Rating: N/A


RealTime Racing veteran crewman Michael Busalacchi has been promoted to Crew Chief of the defending SCCA Speed World Challenge Touring Car Championship Acura effort.


Busalacchi, 36, of Milwaukee, first joined the RealTime team in 1992.

Most recently, Busalacchi was the car chief for Peter Cunningham’s Acura TSX, providing the eventual 2005 Touring Car Drivers’ Champion a speedy and reliable mount. For 2006, he will lead the five-car Acura TSX and RSX program, supervising each of the individual car chiefs and rest of the skilled RealTime squad. His goal as Crew Chief is to guide Acura to its record-breaking sixth Manufacturers’ title.

“It is an honor to be asked to officially lead this championship-caliber outfit,” said Busalacchi. “The competitive environment in Touring Car will not make my job easy, but we have all the ingredients needed within the team to continually up our game. Our winter development program has gone well and our cars will be strong. With all of these good people—between the experienced crew and the returning five drivers—we’re confident RealTime will be in a position to secure another championship for Acura!”

Cunningham recalled Busalacchi’s early days with the team, “Mike and I first worked together in 1992 in the SCCA PRO Rally Championship. After finishing second in the ‘92 Production Championship, he helped us win the 1993 title,” said Cunningham. “He was also a part of RealTime’s debut season of World Challenge racing before leaving us for a time to pursue his passion for rallying. He returned to the RTR family in 2003, bolstering the crew’s talent pool and displaying leadership qualities that helped the team grow. As crew chief, I’m confident Mike will take this organization to a new level and achieve more than it could without him.”

RealTime Racing has 18 SCCA World Challenge Championship trophies displayed at its headquarters. Nine of those are for drivers and nine more for manufacturers. In its 13 seasons of World Challenge competition, RealTime has won 58 races—44 in Touring Car and 14 in the GT division.

“Much of RealTime’s success in World Challenge occurred under the leadership of my good friend Jerome Zimmermann,” Busalacchi added. “His untimely death in July of 2003 left a big hole in this team that will never be completely filled, but to be asked to wear the hat he once wore is an honor and a challenge I cherish.”

RealTime Racing is sponsored by Acura, Red Line Oil, Eibach Springs, buybrakes.com, Sparco, Hawk Performance, Brembo, A-SPEC, BOSCH, SportCompactCar, Memphis Car Audio, Valley Graphix, Total Auto Body, PACT and A-YES.

Last edited by JeffX on March 03, 2006 07:33

Click Here to Submit Your Comments
2023 Acura Integra PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2022 Acura MDX Specs and Features
Read Article....................
2022 Honda Civic Design Story, a video by Honda
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX Advance
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX - Details and Cutaways
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2021 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
31