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!

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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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.