GTA Superlap Battle 2015 unofficial results

Been watching facebook and the live feeds and here’s what I’ve come up with. New records in bold.

Unlimited RWD:

01 – 1:41.925 – Cody Kishel – Corvette Z06
02 – 1:45.541 – Graham Downey – Blacktrax Honda S2000
03 – 1:49.958 – Tom Tang – Honda S2000
04 – 1:57.468 – Danny George – Mazda Miata
EX – 1:56.700 – Ryan Novak – Ferrari 360

Unlimited AWD:

01 – 1:46.590 – Tony Szirka – UMS EVO
02 – 1:53.482 – Jean Pierre Amor Rombaut – Mitsubishi EVO
03 – 1:55.971 – Roy Narvaez – Mitsubishi EVO 8
04 – 2:09.877 – Rick MacPherson – Nissan GTR

Unlimited FWD:

01 – 1:45.585 – Daijiro Yoshiara – Spoon Civic
02 – 1:49.245 – James Houghton – Acura Integra
03 – 1:51.617 – Edo Stepanyan – Acura Integra
04 – 1:52.645 – William Au-Yeung – PZ tuning RSX
05 – 1:54.760 – Clint Boisdeau – Honda Civic
06 – 1:55.975 – Ryan Novak – Civic

Limited RWD:

01 – 1:47.472 – Rob Walker – Evasive FRS
02 – 1:50.854 – Will Wattanawongkiri – Lucky Sevens RX7
03 – 1:54.457 – Rif Dagher – Plattforme AG BMW M3
04 – 1:56.068 – Matthew Lambrecht – Ford Mustang
05 – 1:56.742 – Kevin Parlett – Infiniti G35
06 – 1:56.793 – Tony Jackson – BMW M3

Limited AWD:

01 – 1:42.694 – Jeff Westphal – Pro Awesome / Fortune Auto Evo
02 – 1:46.370 – John Carson – JD Motoring EVO
03 – 1:46.970 – Mark Jager – Yimisport Subaru STI
04 – 1:47.758 – Ivo Tuchi – Renner Motorsports Subaru RS
05 – 1:49.885 – Andy Smedegard – Mitsubishi EVO
06 – 1:50.442 – Brandon Ranvek – Mitsubishi EVO IX RS
07 – 1:51.503 – Rob Campbell – Subaru STI
08 – 1:51.819 – Scottie Burrough – Nissan GTR
09 – 1:52.274 – David Haagsma – Nissan GTR
10 – 1:52.603 – Ronnie Soliman – Mitsubishi Evo IX RS
11 – 1:54.005 – Mitch Fagundes – Audi R8
12 – 1:54.555 – Roy Narvaez – Nissan GTR
13 – 2:05.146 – Scott Santellan – Lamborghini Gallardo
14 – 2:11.934 – Lars Wolfe – Nissan Juke
15 – 2:21.897 – Bob Apodaca – Subaru STI

Limited FWD:

01 – 1:57.841 – Mike Hatten – Acura Integra
02 – 2:06.154 – Cory Wells – Honda Prelude

Street RWD:

01 – 1:48.802 – Tony Fuentes – Honda S2000
02 – 1:52.487 – Rif Dagher – C7 Corvette
03 – 1:56.584 – Karla Pestotnik – Honda S2000
04 – 1:58.135 – Armen Pezeshkian – Mazda RX7
04 – 1:59.163 – Matt DeReus – BMW M3
05 – 1:59.905 – Johnson Chen – BMW M3
06 – 2:00.938 – Kenny Chieu – Ford Mustang
07 – 2:02.420 – Matt Johnson – Lexus RC F

Street AWD:

01 – 1:55.164 – Ken Kasitz  Subaru WRX
02 – 2:00.278 – Istvan Klag – Night Motorsport WRX
03 – 2:00.286 – Travis Barnes – Snail WRX
04 – 2:01.289 – Sally McNulty – Snail WRX
05 – 2:02.050 – Daniel Albrecht – Subaru Impreza

Street FWD:

01 – 1:52.122 – Chris Boersma – Honda Civic
02 – 1:56.549 – Yuta Akaishi – Honda Civic
03 – 1:58.463 – Robert Choo – Honda Civic
04 – 2:04.860 – Chris Hofmann – Chevrolet Cobalt
05 – 2:08.846 – John Lindeman – Acura Integra
06 – 2:13.078 – Anthony Cuthbert – Fiat 500
07 – 2:16.678 – Jason Owens – Mazda 2

Enthusiast RWD:

01 – 1:55.518 – Dom Bautista – Honda S2000

Enthusiast AWD:

01 – 2:03.924 – Cody Gilbert – Subaru STI
02 – 2:05.738 – Markos Mylonas – Snail WRX
03 – 2:21.910 – Jessi Lang – Subaru WRX

Enthusaist FWD:

01 – 2:21.911 – Bret Nicoletti – Mazda Speed 3

Buttonwillow time attack track records

Unl RWD: 1:37.520* – Billy Johnson – FXMD NSX – 12/8/13 ETA
Unl AWD: 1:38.967 – Jeff Westphal – GST Impreza – 11/14/14 SLB
Unl FWD: 1:45.585 – Dai Yoshihara – Spoon Sports Civic – 11/12/15 SLB

Ltd RWD: 1:44.456 – Cody Kishel – Excelsior Corvette – 11/14/14 SLB
Ltd AWD: 1:42.690 – Jeff Westphal – Pro Awesome EVO – 11/12/15 SLB
Ltd FWD: 1:51.789 – Will Au-Yeung – PZ tuning RSX – 11/14/14 SLB

Str RWD: 1:48.802 – Tony Fuentes – Honda S2000 – 11/12/15 SLB
Str AWD: 1:50.206 – Mark Jager – Yimisport STI – 11/14/14 SLB
Str FWD: 1:52.122 – Chris Boersma – Boersma Racing Civic – 11/14/14 SLB

Ent RWD: 1:56.120 – Dom Bautista – Honda S2000 – 11/12/15 – SLB
Ent AWD: 1:56.325 – Craig Peyron – Outlaw STI – 11/14/13 SLB
Ent FWD: 2:01.314 – Pradana Wilianto – Godspeed CSX – 11/14/13 SLB

*some people don’t like that FX did it at an extreme speed time attack event instead of SLB/GTA or RTA. Their next fastest time is 1:40.379 at SLB 2012.

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.