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

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

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!