Richard Garcia purchases new Mitsubishi 3000GT vr4 to pursue his dream of entering the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. After developing his own modifications to the exhaust and turbochargers for added power, he prepares for the July 4th hill climb by entering the Scottsdale Open Road Challenge in May. With no prior experience, he finishes fourth overall averaging 164 mph over the 90-mile course in a car he had driven to Scottsdale, Arizona and back from Houston. He also drove his car, loaded with tools and spares, to Colorado and back in July when he successfully completed his run in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. In August, he again drove, not trailered, his car to the Bonneville Salt Flats where he set a class record of 177 mph. And, to finish up his whirlwind tour of high-speed endeavors, that November he returned to Scottsdale for the Silver State Challenge open road race where he was the overall winner with an average speed of 177 mph.
In between races, he also found time, on October 12, to marry his fiancé Hope. With her support, Richard gave up his successful environmental remediation business and aimed his entrepreneurial skills at turning his passion for high performance and racing into his life’s work by founding Dyno-Comp.
Working out of a rented garage with a single technician, Richard specialized in offering modified turbochargers and intake/exhaust systems for the Mitsubishi 3000 GT and its Dodge Stealth sibling as well as other turbocharged imports such as the Toyota Supra and Mazda RX7.
Dyno-Comp gets its initial media exposure with an article in Car & Driver recounting his racing exploits and the modifications he made to his Mitsubishi 3000 GT, which he dubbed the vr200.
Dyno-Comp has record growth of over 30% compared to 2019, which was also a record year for the company.
Dyno-Comp Special Vehicles state-of-the-art Venom F5 production facility was completed and became operational with the addition of a second chassis dyno, design studio and engineering support office.
The first production Venom F5 with 1817 HP is completed and unveiled to the world.
Tuner School experiences record growth which includes the addition of an advanced tuning class which will begin in 2021.