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

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.

Superlap Battle media roundup

This post was getting too big so I split all the videos into two new ones:

Video:
Street and enthusiast class
Mod and unlimited

Pictures:
Official GTA galleries
Photo gallery 1 by JDM zipties
Photo gallery 2 by JDM zipties
Stanceworks Gallery
Attack the track write up
Speedhunters Gallery
Motoiq article
Fullboost.au pictures and results
Tein USA write up
European Car coverage
AFL gallery

This week in videos

Well I certainly have been lazy about getting new posts up on here. I suppose that happens when you start a business to try to make money. Anyhow, it’s spring and that means more motorsports. In the last few weeks we have had Global Time Attack’s season opener and Buttonwillow, some NASA race weekends, Formula D, and the LBGP. Formula D means my favorite drifting-related-web-video-series, Behind the Smoke, is back at it again. Ok that might actually be the only drifting related web video series but anyway here is the newest episode:

Up next is a short video from Ryan Upham’s NASA season debut:

Unfortunately this year has not been great for Ryan and after a long delay in getting suspension parts he suffered a catastrophic engine failure at the event. If anyone has an EVO shortblock sitting around I’m sure he would be interested.

Speaking of engine failures, Christian Rado had a pretty good one last weekend in the FWing Scion 2.0 and caught it on video:

Results from the event are up on Global Time Attack’s website here:
http://www.globaltimeattack.com/2012-rd-1-buttonwillow-raceway-park-apr-21-22-2012/

From what I hear it was incredibly hot out and that combined with the first event of the season where teams have many untested and incomplete changes meant neither GST Motorsports or FXMD were able to come close to the track record or their previous best times. GST is back to their all black color scheme, and has a new rear-mount radiator setup:


photo by Sportcar Motion

Despite the conditions, Berk Technology was able to set new Street and Limited RWD records in their 135i thanks to some new Aero parts, the new Hankook Ventus TD, and Carl Rydquist:

photo by Sportcar Motion

Sportcar Motion has a ton of great pictures of the event on their facebook page so I suggest heading over there to check them out.

things you should know about knock off parts

I’ve been following a thread on the Subaru forums for a couple weeks now about a guy who bought a header from a company called Batlground Motorsports in Atlanta. While Batlground claims that this header is their own production, it appears to be made by a place called privatelabelmfg, which may or may not actually be the same people.

Here’s a picture of the header:


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