Superlap battle only top 40 times

Here’s the list Super Street meant to make, but apparently didn’t look closely enough when they copy/pasted mine.

1 – 1:38.967 – Jeff Westphal – GST Motorsports Impreza – U AWD – SLB 2014
2 – 1:40.379 – Billy Johnson – Factor X NSX – U RWD – SLB 2012
3 – 1:40.417 – Cole Powerson – Lyfe Motorsports GTR – U AWD – SLB 2014
4 – 1:41.046 – David Empringham – SSE EVO 8 – U AWD – SLB 2010
5 – 1:43.523 – Nob Taniguchi – HKS EVO 8 – U AWD – SLB 2007
6 – 1:44.062 – Jeff Westphal – Professional Awesome EVO – L AWD – SLB 2014
7 – 1:44.372 – Tarzan Yamada – Voltex Cusco STI – U AWD – SLB 2008
8 – 1:44.456 – Cody Kishel – Excelsior Motorsports Corvette – L RWD – SLB 2014
9 – 1:45.552 – Tarzan Yamada – Crawford Performance STI – U AWD – SLB 2009
10 – 1:46.829 – Paul Gerrard – AMS/NOS Energy EVO X – U AWD – SLB 2009
11 – 1:46.868 – Paul Brown – JIC Magic GT2 – U RWD – SLB 2008
12 – 1:46.893 – Tyler McQuarrie – C-West S2000 – U RWD – SLB 2008
13 – 1:47.394 – Chris Rado – World Racing Tc – U FWD – SLB 2011
14 – 1:47.425 – Emilio Cervantes – Angry Panda Racing EVO 9 – L AWD – SLB 2014
15 – 1:47.474 – Rob Walker – Evasive Motorsports FRS – L RWD – SLB 2014
16 – 1:48.016 – Dai Yoshihara – Spoon Sports Civic – U FWD – SLB 2014
17 – 1:48.038 – Tyler McQuarrie – Platteform AG M3 – L RWD – SLB 2013
18 – 1:48.072 – Kip Olson – Driving Ambition NSX – U RWD – SLB 2009
19 – 1:48.430 – Will Wattanawongkiri – WWR Racing 240SX – L RWD – SLB 2014
20 – 1:48.471 – Billy Johnson – M-Workz 350Z – U RWD – SLB 2008
21 – 1:48.550 – JC Meynet – AQ Motorsports STI – L AWD – SLB 2010
22 – 1:48.582 – Ivo Mitkov – Renner Motorsports Impreza – L AWD – SLB 2014
23 – 1:48.597 – Jack Mardikian – Twins Turbo RX-7 – U RWD – SLB 2007
24 – 1:48.772 – Paul Gerrard – AMS Performance EVO 8 – U AWD – SLB 2007
25 – 1:48.817 – Graham Downey – Blacktrax S2000 – L RWD – SLB 2014
26 – 1:48.906 – Tarzan Yamada – Sun Auto Cyber EVO – U AWD – SLB 2004
27 – 1:48.941 – Andrie Hartanto – Hartanto Racing S2000 – U RWD – SLB 2014
28 – 1:49.019 – James Sofronas – GMG Racing GT3 – U RWD – SLB 2006
29 – 1:49.102 – Michael Chang – Evasive Motorsports EVO 8 – L AWD – SLB 2013
30 – 1:49.210 – Tarzan Yamada – XS Engineering Skyline GTR – U AWD – SLB 2006
31 – 1:49.287 – Adam Knapik – Massimo Power EVO – L AWD – SLB 2014
32 – 1:49.366 – Brian Lock – GOTO:Racing GTR – U AWD – SLB 2009
33 – 1:49.476 – John Carson – Carson Racing EVO – L AWD – SLB 2014
34 – 1:49.804 – David Kern – racekern EVO – U AWD – SLB 2012
35 – 1:49.805 – Ryan Gates – Gates311.com / AMS EVO X – L AWD – SLB 2009
36 – 1:49.875 – Christian Miller – 034 Motorsports A4 – L AWD – SLB 2010
37 – 1:50.029 – Clint Boisdeau – Novak Racing Impreza – L AWD – SLB 2013
38 – 1:50.152 – Adam Knapik – FR Sport Knapik Racing 240SX – L RWD – SLB 2013
39 – 1:50.206 – Mark Jager – Jager Racing / Yimisport STI – S AWD – SLB 2014
40 – 1:50.539 – Taylor Wilson – Snail Performance WRX – L AWD – SLB 2014

Unlimited Class at Superlap Battle

Unlimited Class is where the shops, race teams, and manufacturers go to see who can set the fastest overall lap time, with very few rules- basically, it has to be a car with a vin number (no track day specials like a radical), and depending on the event you may have to use a DOT approved tire. Way back in 2007 Nob Taniguchi took the HKS EVO out for a 1:43.523, which really kicked off the unlimited class arms race. Sierra Sierra Enterprises built their EVO and Factor X upgraded the NSX with the goal of re-taking the record. SSE finally beat that time in 2010 (1:41.046), only to have it taken away by Factor X the next year. FXMD is the current overall record holder, with a time of 1:37.520 they set last year. Right now I’d say there are very few cars capable of beating that time, and most of them are overseas. Well, that’s enough history for now, here’s what happened this year: Continue reading

SLB x GTA Limited Class Recap

This year SLB had a great turnout in Limited class, with a good mix of new cars and familiar faces, including the return of Professional Awesome to time attack with a newly built EVO after a bad crash last year.

In front wheel drive, Tim Kuo has reigned supreme in the Sportcar Motion Integra, having won SLB and reset the record three years straight. This year William Au-Yeung of PZtuning brought an Acura RSX all the way from Ontario, Canada, and the results came down to less than 2/10 of a second. Both cars beat the existing record of 1:52.886, and Au-Yeung took the win with a time of 1:51.789. I kind of like the LMP style fin:

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Three New Street Class Records at GTA x SLB Finals

Last week’s Super Lap Battle saw plenty of records fall, some of them years old. In street  front wheel drive, Ken Suen improved his previous time of 1:58.9 set at a Redline event in 2013 with a 1:55.602, driving the “hellahellafunctional” Godspeed/Sportcar Motion Big Red Honda Civic:

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photo by Kyle Lewis

Only three other street FWD cars have ever gone sub-2:00 in a time attack event, with Clint Boisdeau holding the previous record of 1:59.0 in his Ford Focus for two years until Ken came along. Continue reading

Unofficial superlap results

Updates/corrections happening as I get them. Times in Bold are new class records:

Unlimited RWD
1 – 1:48.941 – Andrei Hartanto – Hartanto S2000
2 – 1:50.975 – Stephanie Cemo – Corvette ZR1
3 – 1:55.467 – Tom Tang – Irene
4 – 1:58.299 – Jason Sharek – Essa C63
5 – 1:59.602 – Moti Almagor – Blackbird Miata

Unlimited AWD
1 – 1:38.967 – Jeff Westphal – GST L
2 – 1:40.417 – Cole Powerson – Lyfe GTR
3 – 1:51.944 – Travis Barnes – Snail Performance Subaru

Unlimited FWD
1 – 1:48.016 – Dai Yoshihara – Spoon Civic
2 – 1:53.404 – Joe De Vivo – Caliber Customs Fiat
3 – 1:59.163 – Jared Reyes – Eibach Civic
4 – 2:00.139 – Liam Downey – Romax Civic
5 – 2:03.156 – Craig Utter – JDM speedshop Civic

Limited RWD
1 – 1:44.456 – Cody Kishel – Corvette
2 – 1:47.474 – Rob Walker – Evasive FRS
3 – 1:48.817 – Graham Downey – Blacktrax S2000
4 – 1:48.430 – Will W – WWR 240sx
5 – 1:51.651 – Rif Dagher – Plattforme AG M3
6 – 1:53.810 – Danny George – Miata
7 – 1:55.919 – Ryan Passey – Singular Miata
8 – 1:59.456 – John Lazorack – Conquest
9 – 1:59.854 – Tony Jackson – Eibach M3
10 – 2:05.370 – Sean Thompson – Singular Miata

Limited AWD
1 – 1:44.062 – Jeff Westphal – Professional Awesome EVO
2 – 1:47.25x – Emilio Cervantes – Angry Panda EVO
3 – 1:48.582 – Ivo Mitkov – Renner GC
4 – 1:49.022 – Adam Knapic – Massimo Power EVO
5 – 1:49.4xx – John Carson – Carson racing EVO
6 – 1:50.539 – Taylor Wilson – Snail WRX
6 – 1:53.753 – Scottie Burough – Caliber GTR
7 – 1:54.938 – Roy Narvaez – RD Engineering GTR

Limited FWD
1 – 1:51.789 – William Au-Yeung – PZtuning RSX
2 – 1:51.916 – Tim Kuo – SCM ITR
3 – 1:55.241 – Kevin Courtney – Bobby Lane Accord
4 – 1:59.918 – Efrain Flores – Revo Scion Tc

Street AWD
1 – 1:50.206 – Mark Jager – Jager/Yimi STI
2 – 1:57.673 – Istvan Klag – Night Motorsports STI
3 – 1:59.752 – Tony Brown – Renner STi

Street RWD
1 – 1:51.259 – Rif Dagher – Plattform AG Corvette
2 – 1:51.777 – Rob Walker – Evasive S2000
3 – 1:52.900 – Tim Kuo – Mackin FRS
4 – 1:55.253 – Mark Tsai – Rolloface M3
5 – 1:57.166 – Nick Richards – GSR M4
6 – 1:58.179 – Mike Kang – imperious rex S2000
7 – 1:58.261 – Martin Choi – Corner 3 Nissan 370Z
8 – 1:58.556 – Matt Lambrecht – Caliber Customs Mustang
9 – 2:00.497 – Andrew Nier – Mustang
10 – 2:00.586 – Tony Jackson – Eibach M3
11 – 2:08.714 – Micheal Doscher – Hillbank Mustang

Street FWD
1 – 1:55.602 – Ken Suen – SCM/Godspeed Big Red Civic
2 – 1:59.760 – Ping Ping – Evasive/SCM Acura CSX
3 – 2:03.470 – Thomas Smith – H1 Performance Civic
4 – 2:04.599 – Yuta Akashi – Chronicals Civic

Enthusiast AWD
1 – 2:01.194 – Damyan Tuchenishki – Renner STI

Enthusiast RWD
1 – 1:58.235 – Amir Bentatou – Stanceworks M3
2 – 2:06.312 – Marlon Tecson – H1 Performance FRS
3 – 2:06.586 – Karla Pestotnik – S2000

Enthusiast FWD
1 – 2:01.883 – Lewis Liang – J&R Autosports Integra

Superlap predictions

No times this year, just top three in street, mod, and unlimited regardless of drivetrain.

Unlimited:
1. GST
2. Lyfe GTR
3. UMS EVO

Mod:
1. Cody Kishel
2. Professional Awesome
3. Zhong Cheung or John Carson

Street:
1. Mark Jager
2. Craig Peyron
3. Rifster Rif

I think Cody and Mark will set new track records. GST will be fast, but not record breaking (1:40.0?). FXMD will be at another event in January trying to better their record.