Triad Racing Technologies

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Triad Racing Technologies
Triad Racing Development
IndustryAutomotive Motorsport
FounderMarty Gaunt
Mooresville, North Carolina
ProductsRace Parts
Chassis Parts
Body Parts

Triad Racing Technologies is a body parts and chassis supplier for NASCAR teams that runs under the Toyota manufacturer. The company was originally formed as Triad Racing Development before it was merged in late 2008 with Bill Davis Racing by Michael Held and Marty Gaunt. Originally, TRT was intended to field a full-time Sprint Cup Series and three full-time Camping World Truck Series teams that were originally owned by Davis, but a lack of sponsorship caused the organization to close all of its teams and lay off most of its employees. MBM Motorsports eventually invested into TRT, acquiring the company's equipment for use in the team's Cup and NASCAR Xfinity Series programs.[1]

Toyota Racing Development Alliance[edit]

TRT had an exclusive partnership deal with Toyota Racing Development (TRD) in providing body parts and tuner services to TRD for its NASCAR Cup Series Programs. TRT previously provided engines to TRD before TRT sold its engine division.[2] It was also the exclusive parts supplier for all Toyota NASCAR body parts. Triad used to have an exclusive relationship with TRD for NASCAR Cup Series engine development.[3]

This partnership with Toyota and TRD dates back to when Toyota had first entered NASCAR officially in 2005.

Manufacturing capabilities[edit]

Triad has a various number of capabilities when it came to building engines, bodies, and chassis' to produce dependable parts.

These include:[4]

  • Fully equipped parts department utilizing 100% serialization and parts lifting
  • Brown and Sharpe Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
  • Rockwell Tester
  • Confirms hardness of porous and non-porous metals (i.e. Steel and Aluminum)
  • EZ Cam
  • Checks lobes, Journals, and taper configuration in cams
  • 99% success rate for race engine durability
  • Horsepower for all engines is consistent to within +/- one half of one percent

Previous capabilities (relating to engine components)[edit]

  • Four Dyno cells
  • Two Spintron cells
  • Five assembly Laboratories
  • Full CNC Capabilities up to 5-axis
  • Measures repeatability to .00008 of an inch (Pistons, Valves, Rings, Blocks, Cams, and Cranks)
  • Mahr Form Tester
  • Measures critical features on valves and pistons with accuracy to .00004 of an inch
  • 99% success rate for race engine durability
  • Horsepower for all engines is consistent to within +/- one half of one percent
  • Disassembly Area, Block Prep, Grinding, Head/Manifold Department, EFI/Carb Lab, Magnaflux Lab
  • Metrology lab including Brown and Sharpe coordinate measuring machine and (2) Faro arms
  • Full engine inventory and spares room

Former clients[edit]


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