1:59.602 – Moti Almagor in the Blackbird Fabworx Miata:
1:55.467 – Tom Tang before the diff broke, 3rd URWD
No times this year, just top three in street, mod, and unlimited regardless of drivetrain.
2. Lyfe GTR
3. UMS EVO
1. Cody Kishel
2. Professional Awesome
3. Zhong Cheung or John Carson
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.
These videos are from mod and unlimited class at the 2013 GTA Superlap Battle
As you might have figured out from the title, this post has all the videos from street and enthusiast class from the 2013 GTA Superlap Battle
This post was getting too big so I split all the videos into two new ones:
Official GTA galleries
Photo gallery 1 by JDM zipties
Photo gallery 2 by JDM zipties
Attack the track write up
Fullboost.au pictures and results
Tein USA write up
European Car coverage
Since Daniel O’Donnell (driver of the Professional Awesome EVO) already wrote a preview article about Superlap battle for motoiq, I figured it was kind of pointless to do my own halfassed version of the same thing. Instead I’m going to make my own lap time predictions based off previous times and pure guesswork.
If you haven’t heard of the Cyber Evo, you probably don’t pay much attention to Time Attack. It is possibly the fastest car in Time Attack and was the development platform for the Voltex body kit:
Notice how I said “was.”
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:
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:
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:
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.
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:
Top Scoob is a monthly contest put on by the member’s car gallery section of the NASIOC Subaru forums. Normally I don’t pay it too much attention because that particular section has a lot of people who are more into looks than performance, to put things nicely. This month is a bit of an exception because it’s for race cars only, with a mix of privately owned and shop cars from all over the world. If you’re a member, I’d suggest heading over there to vote for your favorite Subaru race car. Here’s a breakdown of the entrants: