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.

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.