• The Mint 400 will allow the aftermarket turbo kit manufactured by Jackson Racing for the Honda Talon.
  • Aftermarket kits for additional platforms can be submitted approved on a case by case basis and must have factory approved part number.
  • Kits can be sold by authorized 3rd parties in addition to factory.
  • Only specific parts and kits will be approved. No interchanging of non-approved parts and no tampering with approved kit settings.

The Great American Off-Road Race™ announced today that it will allow approved aftermarket turbo kits beginning with the Honda Talon aftermarket turbo kit produced by Jackson Racing. The inclusion of aftermarket turbo kits is designed to allow more manufacturers to compete at the highest level within the Pro Turbo UTV Class. The Mint 400 has over 160 UTV racers compete in multiple classes including Pro Turbo UTV, Pro Normally Aspirated UTV, Unlimited UTV, UTV Sportsman, UTV RS1, and UTV Rally.

“Our goal is to create fair and highly competitive off-road racing in every class.   We have reviewed the Jackson Racing aftermarket turbo kit and approved it for competition.  The Pro Turbo UTV Class will benefit from additional manufacturers being involved at the highest competitive level and we are open to additional aftermarket turbo kit submissions from other manufacturers,” said Mint 400 CEO, Matt Martelli.  “Honda’s factory team is headed up by off-road businessman, Jeff Proctor. We are excited to see the two car factory program come and battle in the Pro Turbo UTV Class at The 2020 Mint 400!”

UTV Pro Turbo Class Definition:
UTV Pro Turbo class vehicles are built using production UTV’s, manufactured by the following companies:  Polaris, Can-Am, Honda, Arctic Cat, Yamaha, Kawasaki. UTV’s must have been series produced in quantities of at least 1,000 units within a 12-month period and be readily available to the general public in the U.S.A.  UTV’s must have a minimum of 2 seats. OEM engines must be used. All OEM engine electronics must be used. ECM’s may be flashed. No aftermarket ECM’s are allowed. Maximum engine size is 1000cc.

All turbo’s and their components must remain stock as delivered from the manufacture, i.e. turbo, exhaust pipes, intake manifold, inner cooler’ etc. Vehicles not produced with a Forced Induction system may install a preapproved system.

Forced induction systems that were not originally installed on a manufactures engine must apply for approval. Only systems that have a vehicle manufactures part number, and is distributed through that manufactures dealership parts network will be allowed.

Approval requires a minimum of thirty (30) days.

Approved Non-Production Kits:

Honda Talon SXS
Supplier:  Jackson Racing
Part Number: 1000-HT1-J01R

To submit an aftermarket Turbo Kit for homologation contact:  tech@themint400.com

Jackson Racing Honda Talon® SXS Turbocharger System

Jackson Racing announced as Honda Race Team Partner for
Honda Talon® SXS

 

 

 

FOR RELEASE June 3rd, 2019
Contact: Jackson Racing. talon@jacksonracing.com Tel: 909-927-8500

Midlothian, TX (June 3rd, 2019) – World leading forced induction experts Jackson Racing are proud to announce their entry into the side-by-side (SXS) vehicle market with a new turbocharger system for the Honda Talon® SXS shipping Fall 2019.

The Honda Talon® SXS has changed the game in the SXS world, offering premium performance not previously available in the sport SXS market. From the chassis design to Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), this vehicle is designed for fun, performance and dependability. The naturally aspirated 999cc Unicam® parallel-twin engine matches well with the DCT, with a rev happy feel making the Talon an exciting drive.

Even with the Talon being so capable, a boost in horsepower was desired. Enter Jackson Racing, with over 40 years of forced induction experience and the right knowledge base to bring the Talon to the next level. Jackson Racing took advantage of the Honda Talon’s capabilities and designed a turbocharger system from the ground up for both peak performance and long-term dependability.

The Jackson Racing Talon SXS Turbocharger system delivers an impressive 60+% increase in HP over stock, all through a completely stock Honda drivetrain. At the heart of the Jackson Racing system is a Garrett® turbocharger. Jackson Racing approached Garrett Motion® to build a turbocharger to the specifications required in the performance SXS market and they delivered. The turbocharger unit is designed with robust OEM technologies and has been engineered for the abuse of a performance SXS.

A key feature to the Jackson Racing turbocharger system is the seamless performance. The turbo power doesn’t overpower the chassis, it works with the vehicle effortlessly. “We didn’t want to take away the great riding experience already built into the Talon, we wanted to enhance it,” says Oscar Jackson Sr., President and Chief Engineer. “The Jackson Racing turbocharger system delivers a factory feel that fits the Talon perfectly.” To do this, Jackson Racing worked tirelessly to develop the factory ECU and DCT to support the turbo system. The result is an ECU reflash that takes care of all tuning parameters via an included Jackson Racing ECU tuning tool. For the engine, precise tuning is done for proper boosted performance and reliability using minimum 91 octane fuel. With the DCT, shift schedules have been optimized to match turbo feel and performance, giving the Jackson Racing turbocharged Talon a real advantage on trails and the race course. This DCT drivability is unmatched, with no hiccups or hesitations, allowing the turbo and DCT to work in unison together.

The entire system is designed to work in harmony. Installation, maintenance, and durability are all elements built directly into each system. Installation is painless, with no fabrication, no welding, no engine internals required. This is a true bolt-on solution with an easy installation. Thousands of miles of durability testing have been clocked in extreme conditions to ensure longevity and performance. “Drivability and durability are both critically important, and we got it right here,” says Oscar Jackson Jr., COO and multi-time national road racing champion. “This is the turbo Talon you dreamed about.”