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

GTA Super Lap Battle results

Went through some more time sheets, think I have everything right:

New records in bold.

Enthusiast FWD
1 – 2:01.314 – Pradana Willianto – Evasive/SCM Acura CSX

Enthusiast RWD
1 – 1:58.338 – Rif Daghter – M3
2 – 1:58.458 – Amir Bentatou – StanceWorks M3
3 – 2:01.680 – PoWei Huang – Bobs Donut M3
4 – 2:01.733 – Chris Reber – Mustang GT

Enthusiast AWD
1 – 1:56.509 – Craig Peyron – Robispec/Yimisport STI
1 – 1:58.228 – Tony Fuentes – Evo X
2 – 2:03.895 – Michael Jantz – STI
3 – 2:19.503 – Michael Cruz – Massimo EVO

Street FWD
1 – 2:01.695 – Chris Boersma – Boersma Racing Civic
2 – 2:03.654 – Jason Lee – SCM/Hankook Civic
3 – 2:06.271 – Ken Suen – Civic si

Street RWD
1 – 1:54.969 – Will Wattanwonkiri – 240SX
2 – 1:58.181 – Ricky Kwan – R’s Tuning M3
3 – 1:59.504 – Mike Kang – CounterSpace Garage Subaru BRZ
4 – 2:00.041 – Ron Chang – R’s Tuning M3
5 – 2:00.461 – Terry Liu? – Platteform AG Z4M
4 – 2:04.794 – Ashton Stander – Hillbank Mustang
5 – 2:04.994 – Andrew Nier – Nier Racing Group Ford Mustang GT
6 – 2:15.587 – Terry Liu – Air Rex Nissan 370Z

Street AWD
1 – 1:53.068 – Brian Bengali – Massimo EVO
2 – 1:53.207 – Mark Jager – Jager/Yimisport STI
3 – 1:55.398 – Breck Haggerty – AQ Motorsports STI
4 – 1:56.734 – John Carson – KTMotoring/Robispec/ETS EVO
5 – 1:56.835 – Spencer Li – R’s Tuning GTR
6 – 1:57.031 – Taylor Wilson – Snail Performance 09 WRX
7 – 2:01.468 – Matt Dennison – RRE/Robispec EVO
8 – 2:01.898 – Istvan Klag – Night Motorsport STI
9 – 2:03.882 – Todd Earsley – My Shop Assist EVO

Limited FWD
1 – 1:52.886 – Dr. Tim Kuo – Sportcar Motion ITR
2 – 1:55.685 – James Houghton – R Division Integra
3 – 1:59.158 – Kevin Courtney – Bobby Lane Accord
4 – 1:59.273 – Tony Jackson – Eibach Civic
5 – 2:00.081 – Doug Wind – Windspeed SRT-4

Limited RWD
1 – 1:48.038 – Tyler McQuarrie – Platteform AG M3
2 – 1:50.152 – Adam Knapik – FRSport 240SX
3 – 1:53.639 – Cody Kishil – Kishel racing M3
4 – 1:54.565 – Ricky Kwan – R’s Tuning S2000
5 – 1:56.274 – Tom Tang – Blacktrax/Tunerplayground S2000
6 – 1:58.820 – Derrick Lee – A&J racing BRZ
7 – 2:03.165 – Kevin Parlett – SOHO Motorports G35
8 – 2:08.784 – Larry Chen – Speedhunters 240Z
9 – 2:09.531 – Dai Yoshihara – Lexus IS
10 – 2:15.971 – Reid Yoken – Whiteline Mustang

Limited AWD
1 – 1:49.102 – Michael Chang – Evasive EVO
2 – 1:50.029 – Clint Boisdeau – Novak Racing GC Impreza
3 – 1:51.791 – Ryan Gates – Gates 311 EVO X
4 – 1:53.079 – JC Meynet – AQ Motorsports STI
5 – 1:53.396 – Zhong Cheung – FFTEC EVO
6 – 1:54.287 – Tim Pu – R’s Tuning GTR
7 – 1:55.242 – Alex Lewandowski – JDM Factory EVO
8 – 1:57.812 – Roy Narvaez – RD Engineering GTR
9 – 1:58.192 – Ivo Mitkov – Renner Motorsports GC Impreza

Unlimted FWD
1 – 2:05.072 – Craig Utter – JDMspeedshop Civic

Unlimited AWD
1 – 1:52.781 – Anthony Szrika – UMS Tuning EVO
2 – 1:58.663 – Texas Dave – Rally Ready EVO
3 – 2:00.492 – Coco Zurita – RRE EVO X

I can’t believe how fast street AWD is going- last year that was unthinkable!

Buttonwillow CW13 Time Attack Track Records

Overall:
1:37.520 – Billy Johnson – Factor X Motorsports Development NSX

Street
AWD – 1:50.206 – Mark Jager – Jager Racing / Yimisport 06 STI – 11/14/14
RWD – 1:51.259 – Rif Dagher – Plattform A.G. C7 Corvette – 11/14/14
FWD – 1:55.602 – Ken Suen – Godspeed/SCM Civic – 11/14/14

Modified/Limited
AWD – 1:44.062 – Jeff Westphal – Professional Awesome EVO – 11/14/14
RWD – 1:44.456 – Cody Kishel – Excelsior Corvette – 11/14/14
FWD – 1:51.789 – William Au-Yeung – PZtuning Acura RSX – 11/14/14

Unlimited
AWD – 1:38.976 – Jeff Westphal – GST Motorsports Impreza – 11/14/14
RWD – 1:37.520 – Billy Johnson – FXMD NSX – 12/8/13
FWD – 1:46.736 – Chris Rado – World Racing Scion – 3/28/10

Buttonwillow CW13 sub-50 club

01 – 1:37.520 – Billy Johnson – FXMD NSX – U RWD – ETA 2013
02 – 1:38.967 – Jeff Westphal – GST Motorsports Impreza – U AWD – SLB 2014
03 – 1:40.417 – Cole Powerson – Lyfe Motorsports GTR – U AWD – SLB 2014
04 – 1:41.046 – David Empringham – SSE EVO – U AWD – SLB 2010
05 – 1:43.523 – Nob Taniguchi – HKS EVO – U AWD – SLB 2007
06 – 1:44.062 – Jeff Westphal – Professional Awesome EVO – L AWD – SLB 2014
07 – 1:44.372 – Tarzan Yamada – Cusco STI – U AWD – SLB 2008
08 – 1:44.456 – Cody Kishel – Excelsior Corvette – L RWD – SLB 2014
09 – 1:45.552 – Tarzan Yamada – Crawford Performance STI – U AWD – SLB 2009
10 – 1:46.736 – Chris Rado – World Racing Tc – U FWD – RTA 2010
11 – 1:46.829 – Paul Gerrard – AMS Performance EVO X – U AWD – SLB 2009
12 – 1:46.868 – Paul Brown – JIC Magic GT2 – U RWD – SLB 2008
13 – 1:46.893 – Tyler McQuarrie – C-West S2000 – U RWD – SLB 2008
14 – 1:47.425 – Emilio Cervantes – Angry Panda Racing EVO 9 – L AWD – SLB 2014
15 – 1:47.474 – Rob Walker – Evasive FRS – L RWD – SLB 2014
16 – 1:47.987 – Tim Kuo – Evasive EVO 9 – U AWD – RTA 2010
17 – 1:48.016 – Dai Yoshihara – Spoon Civic – U FWD – SLB 2014
18 – 1:48.038 – Tyler McQuarrie – Platte Forme AG M3 – L RWD – SLB 2013
19 – 1:48.072 – Kip Olson – Driving Ambition NSX – U RWD – SLB 2009
20 – 1:48.430 – Will Wattanwonkiri – WWR Racing 240SX – L RWD – SLB 2014
21 – 1:48.471 – Billy Johnson – M-Workz 350Z – U RWD – SLB 2008
22 – 1:48.550 – JC Meynet – AQ Motorsports STI – L AWD – SLB 2010
23 – 1:48.582 – Ivo Mitkov – Renner GC Impreza – L AWD – SLB 2014
24 – 1:48.597 – Jack Mardikian – Twins Turbo RX-7 – U RWD – SLB 2007
25 – 1:48.766 – Tyler McQuarrie – JIC Magic 240SX – U RWD – RTA 2007
26 – 1:48.772 – Paul Gerrard – AMS Performance EVO 8 – U AWD – SLB 2007
27 – 1:48.817 – Graham Downey – Blacktrax S2000 – L RWD – SLB 2014
28 – 1:48.897 – Brian Lock – COBB Tuning GTR – L AWD – RTA 2010
29 – 1:48.906 – Tarzan Yamada – Sun Auto Cyber EVO – U AWD – SLB 2004
30 – 1:48.941 – Andrie Hartanto – Hartanto Racing S2000 – U RWD – SLB 2014
31 – 1:49.019 – James Sofronas – GMG Racing GT3 – U RWD – SLB 2006
32 – 1:49.102 – Michael Chang – Evasive EVO – L AWD – SLB 2013
33 – 1:49.115 – Ernesto Roco – Hoosier Tire Mustang – U RWD – RTA 2009
34 – 1:49.210 – Tarzan Yamada – XS Engineering R32 – U AWD – SLB 2006
35 – 1:49.287 – Adam Knapik – Massimo Power EVO – L AWD – SLB 2014
36 – 1:49.476 – John Carson – Carson Racing EVO – L AWD – SLB 2014
37 – 1:49.591 – Anthony Szrika – UMS Tuning EVO 8 – U AWD – GTA 2014
38 – 1:49.804 – David Kern – racekern EVO – U AWD – SLB 2012
39 – 1:49.805 – Ryan Gates – Gates311.com / AMS EVO X – L AWD – SLB 2009
40 – 1:49.875 – Christian Miller – 034 Motorsports A4 – L AWD – SLB 2010

Willow Springs top 40 time attack cars

Updated 10/2014

01 – 1:18.555 – Billy Johnson – FXMD NSX – U-RWD – RTA 2009
02 – 1:19.317 – Jeff Westphal – GST Impreza – U-AWD – GTA 2011
03 – 1:20.454 – Jonathan Bomarito – SSE EVO – U-AWD – RTA 2009
04 – 1:20.838 – Tyler McQuarrie – C-West S2000 – U-RWD – RTA 2009
05 – 1:22.097 – Tarzan Yamada – Crawford STI – U-AWD – RTA 2009
06 – 1:22.312 – Chris Rado – World Racing Scion – U-FWD – GTA 2011
07 – 1:22.591 – Russ Warr – LIC Motorsports STi – U-AWD – Subiefest 2009
08 – 1:22.648 – Eric Ovlatt – HRGruppe GT3RS – U-RWD – GTA 2013
09 – 1:22.744 – Joe Scarallo – Group A GTO – U-RWD – CB 2011
10 – 1:23.141 – JC Meynet – AQ Motorsports STI – M-AWD – GTA 2011
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