Buttonwillow CW13 top 50 times

A few people asked for more times, so I added some.

Updated 12/4/17

01 – 1:37.520* – Billy Johnson – FXMD NSX – U RWD – 12/8/13
02 – 1:38.967 – Jeff Westphal – GST Motorsports Impreza – U AWD – 11/14/14
03 – 1:40.051 – Andy Smedegard – RSMotors/ Gridlife Evo – U-AWD – 11/10/17
04 – 1:40.417 – Cole Powelson – Lyfe Motorsports GTR – U AWD – 11/14/14
05 – 1:40.742 – Steven Aghakhani – Steven Eacing Lambo – pro/comp – 4/15/17
06 – 1:41.046 – David Empringham – SSE EVO – U AWD – 11/9/10
07 – 1:41.309 – Mark Jager – Lost Art/Yimisport/Jager STI – U AWD – 11/11/16
08 – 1:41.853 – Elliot Skeer – Savvy / SP GT3 cup – pro/comp – 11/10/17
09 – 1:41.925 – Cody Kishel – Corvette – U RWD – 11/11/15
10 – 1:42.258 – David Haagsma – SP Engineering GTR – U RWD – 4/15/17
11 – 1:42.288 – James Haughton – K-tuned / Lavigne Integra – U- FWD – 11/10/17
12 – 1:42.594 – Ken Dobson – Professional Awesome EVO – L AWD – 11/11/16
13 – 1:43.365 – William Au-Yeung – Vibrant/PZ tuning civic – U FWD – 11/11/16
14 – 1:43.523 – Nob Taniguchi – HKS EVO – U AWD – 11/7/07
15 – 1:43.923 – William Au-Yeung – PZ tuning RSX – 11/10/17
16 – 1:44.372 – Tarzan Yamada – Cusco STI – U AWD – 11/12/08
17 – 1:44.456 – Cody Kishel – Excelsior Corvette – L RWD – 11/14/14
18 – 1:44.589 – Daijiro Yoshihara – Spoon Sports Civic – U FWD – 11/10/17
19 – 1:44.788 – Anthony Szrika – UMS Tuning EVO – U AWD – 11/11/16
20 – 1:44.984 – Emilio Cervantes – Supermiata – U RWD – 11/10/17
21 – 1:45.262 – Cameron Rogers – Donate Life RX7 – U RWD – 11/10/17
22 – 1:45.541 – Graham Downey – Blacktrax S2000 – U RWD – 11/11/15
23 – 1:45.552 – Tarzan Yamada – Crawford Performance STI – U AWD – 11/10/09
24 – 1:46.119 – Mark Jager – Lost art/Yimi/Jager STI – L AWD – 11/11/16
25 – 1:46.370 – John Carson – JD Motoring EVO – L AWD – 11/11/15
26 – 1:46.736 – Chris Rado – World Racing Tc – U FWD – 3/28/10
27 – 1:46.829 – Paul Gerrard – AMS Performance EVO X – U AWD – 11/10/09
28 – 1:46.868 – Paul Brown – JIC Magic GT2 – U RWD – SLB 11/12/08
29 – 1:46.893 – Tyler McQuarrie – C-West S2000 – U RWD – 11/12/08
30 – 1:47.248 – Casey Dennis – United Agencies BMW M4 – U RWD – 11/10/17
31 – 1:47.295 – Mike Chang – Evasive GTR – U AWD – 11/11/16
32 – 1:47.425 – Emilio Cervantes – Angry Panda Racing EVO 9 – L AWD – 11/11/14
33 – 1:47.472 – Rob Walker – Evasive FRS – L RWD – 11/11/15
34 – 1:47.758 – Ivo Mitkov – Renner Motorsports RS – L AWD – 11/11/15
35 – 1:47.791 – David Haagsma – SP Engineering GTR – L AWD – 11/11/16
36 – 1:47.987 – Tim Kuo – Evasive EVO 9 – U AWD – 3/28/10
37 – 1:48.038 – Tyler McQuarrie – Platte Forme AG M3 – L RWD – 11/14/13
38 – 1:48.072 – Kip Olson – Driving Ambition NSX – U RWD – 11/10/09
39 – 1:48.424 – Chris Boersma – K-Tuned Civic – L FWD – 11/10/17
40 – 1:48.430 – Will Wattanwonkiri – WWR Racing 240SX – L RWD -11/14/14
41 – 1:48.464 – Tony Fuentes – Honda S2000 – L RWD – 11/11/15
42 – 1:48.471 – Billy Johnson – M-Workz 350Z – U RWD – 11/12/08
43 – 1:48.483 – Ryan Passey – Goodwin Racing Miata – L RWD – 11/10/17
44 – 1:48.550 – JC Meynet – AQ Motorsports STI – L AWD – SLB 2010
45 – 1:48.597 – Jack Mardikian – Twins Turbo RX-7 – U RWD – SLB 2007
46 – 1:48.766 – Tyler McQuarrie – JIC Magic 240SX – U RWD – RTA 2007
47 – 1:48.772 – Paul Gerrard – AMS Performance EVO 8 – U AWD – SLB 2007
48 – 1:48.802 – Tony Fuentes – Honda S2000 – S RWD – SLB 2015
49 – 1:48.817 – Graham Downey – Blacktrax S2000 – L RWD – SLB 2014
50 – 1:48.897 – Brian Lock – COBB Tuning GTR – L AWD – RTA 2010
51 – 1:48.906 – Tarzan Yamada – Sun Auto Cyber EVO – U AWD – SLB 2004

*some people don’t like that FXMD set their record at an extreme speed time attack event instead of SLB, GTA or RTA. Their next fastest time is 1:40.379 at SLB 2012.

Willow Springs top 40 time attack cars

Updated 11/2016, class records in bold.

01 – 1:18.555 – Billy Johnson – FXMD NSX – U-RWD – RTA 2009
02 – 1:18.742 – Mark Jager – Jager Racing STI – U-AWD – RTA 2016
03 – 1:19.317 – Jeff Westphal – GST Impreza – U-AWD – GTA 2011
04 – 1:20.210 – Cole Powelson – Lyfe Motorsports GTR – U-AWD – GTA 2014
05 – 1:20.454 – Jonathan Bomarito – SSE EVO – U-AWD – RTA 2009
06 – 1:20.838 – Tyler McQuarrie – C-West S2000 – U-RWD – RTA 2009
07 – 1:22.097 – Tarzan Yamada – Crawford STI – U-AWD – RTA 2009
08 – 1:22.312 – Chris Rado – World Racing Scion – U-FWD – GTA 2011
09 – 1:22.591 – Russ Warr – LIC Motorsports STi – U-AWD – Subiefest 2009
10 – 1:22.647 – Cody Kishel – Z06 Corvette – M-RWD – GTA 2014
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Buttonwillow CW13 track records

Here are the updated Buttonwillow Track records after Superlap/GTA Final 2012. New records in bold

Unlimited
AWD: 1:41.046 – David Empringham – SSE EVO
RWD: 1:40.379 – Billy Johnson – FXMD NSX
FWD: 1:46.736 – Christian Rado – World Racing FWING Scion 1

Modified
AWD: 1:48.550 – JC Meynet – OMG/AQ STI
RWD: 1:50.755 – Tarzan Yamada – Plattforme M3
FWD: 1:54.222 – Tim Kuo – Sportcar Motion Type-R

Street
AWD: 1:54.725 – Alex Peng – Massimo EVO
RWD: 1:53.990 – Rob Walker – Evasive S2000
FWD: 1:59.086 – Clint Boisdeau – Apollo Performance Focus

And the top ten times ever:

1. 1:40.379 – Billy Johnson – FXMD NSX
2. 1:41.046 – David Empringham – Sierra Sierra EVO
3. 1:43.523 – Nobuteru Taniguchi – HKS EVO
4. 1:44.372 – Tarzan Yamada – Cusco/Tomei STI
5. 1:44.586 – Jeff Westphal – GST Impreza
6. 1:45.552 – Tarzan Yamada – Crawford STI
7. 1:46.736 – Chris Rado – World FWD Scion 1.0
8. 1:46.829 – Paul Gerrard – AMS EVOX
9. 1:46.893 – Tyler McQuarrie – C-West S2000
10. 1:47.354 – Chris Rado – World FWD Scion 2.0

Willow Springs top 20 update

This weekend was the first Global Time Attack event, and my time attack records list has a couple of new updates:

New additions are in bold. The GST Impreza cranked out a 1.19 and Mike Warfield says the car is only running at a portion of it’s full potential due to the drastic changes made this year. They were only able to run two hotlaps the entire weekend and will surely go much faster once the crankcase scavenging, aero, and suspension are sorted out. Plus the car was running on a low boost setting all weekend. Chris Rado improved on his time in the FWD Scion by a few tenths and also ran a few laps in the AWD car during a NASA session. JC Meynet set a new record for Modified/Limited class, beating the time set by the Cobb GTR last year at Redline Time attack. Dr. Russ Warr also improved on the previous fast time set by James Elterman in the LIC Motorsports car.

1 – 1:18.555 – Billy Johnson – FXMD NSX – U-RWD – RTA 2009
2 – 1:19.317 – Jeff Westphal – GST Impreza – U-AWD – GTA 2011
3 – 1:20.454 – Jonathan Bomarito – SSE EVO – U-AWD – RTA 2009
4 – 1:20.838 – Tyler McQuarrie – C-West S2000 – U-RWD – RTA 2009
5 – 1:21.91 – Christian Rado – World Racing Scion tC – U-FWD – NASA TT 2/7/10
6 – 1:22.097 – Tarzan Yamada – Crawford STI – U-AWD – RTA 2009
7 – 1:22.591 – Russ Warr – LIC Motorsports STi – U-AWD – Subiefest 2009
8 – 1:22.744 – Joey Scarillo – Group A GTO – U-RWD – CB 2011
9 – 1:23.146 – JC Meynet – AQ Motorsports STI – M-AWD – GTA 2011
10 – 1:23.300 – Tim Kuo – Evasive EVO – U-AWD – RTA 2009
11 – 1:23.488 – Brian Lock – Cobb GTR – M-AWD – RTA 2010
12 – 1:23.527 – Gary Sheehan – Fontana 350Z – U-RWD – CB 2011
13 – 1:24.062 – Lou Gigliotti – LG WC Corvette – U-RWD – CB 2011
14 – 1:24.533 – Paul Brown – K&N G35 – U-RWD – RTA 2011
15 – 1:25.277 – Christian Miller – 034 Audi – M-AWD – RTA 2010
16 – 1:25.336 – Trent Choi – Touge Factory EVO – U-AWD – RTA 2010
17 – 1:25.423 – Russ Warr – LIC Motorsports STI – M-AWD – GTA 2011
18 – 1:25.779 – Cort Wagner – Fontana GTR – U-AWD – CB 2011
19 – 1:26.506 – Ryan Gates – Gates 311 EVOX – M-AWD – RTA 2010
20 – 1:26.815 – Thomas Smith – Zenkai/Crawford STI – ?-AWD – Subiefest 2010

Willow Springs Top 20 Time Attack Cars

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I tracked down all the time attack results since 2007 thanks to Mike Bonnani (you got BONNANIED!) who’s in charge of the course records section on the time attack forums and has kept impeccable records since the start of time attack in the US. Nik Malechikos of Redline also provided me with all the records he has personally and on the redline website, so now I have everything I need to make make lists of all the fastest times put down in Time Attack. I’m visualizing a database that you can search by track, date, driver, class, etc, but until that’s done here’s another top 20 list, this time from Willow Springs International Raceway. Like before I’ve omitted all but the fastest time put down by a specific time, with one exception where the LIC car ran in unlimited class with a different driver at subiefest a few years ago and got itself pretty far up the list, even though it’s normally a mod car.

1 – 1:18.555 – Billy Johnson – FXMD NSX – U-RWD – RTA 2009
2 – 1:20.454 – Jonathan Bomarito – SSE EVO – U-AWD – RTA 2009
3 – 1:20.759 – Jeff Westphal – GST Impreza – U-AWD – RTA 2010
4 – 1:20.838 – Tyler McQuarrie – C-West S2000 – U-RWD – RTA 2009
5 – 1:22.097 – Tarzan Yamada – Crawford STI – U-AWD – RTA 2009
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Buttonwillow Top 20 Time Attack Cars

I’ve recently noticed that it is very hard to track down results and times from past Time Attacks, especially the Redline events. Buttonwillow is what many consider the most important venue for time attack in the country, and you would think it’d be easy enough to find a database of lap times from there. Turns out such a thing doesn’t exist, so I’ve set out to create one. Eventually it will be a separate page outside of this blog with all the times for all time attack events since 2007 or so, but until then here’s what I’ve managed to dig up tonight. Since so many cars have run at different events with different drivers, I’ve omitted all but the fastest time by a specific car. If I noted, for example, FXMD’s fastest time for every trip out, they’d be on the list 5-6 times. So here’s the top 20 at Buttonwillow CW13:

1:40.986 – Tyler McQuarrie – FXMD NSX – unl rwd – SLB 2011
1:41.046 – David Empringham – Sierra Sierra EVO – unl awd -SLB 2010
1:43.523 – Nobuteru Taniguchi – HKS EVO – unl awd – SLB 2007
1:44.372 – Tarzan Yamada – Cusco/Tomei STI – unl awd – SLB 2008
1:44.586 – Jeff Westphal – GST Impreza – unl awd – SLB 2010
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