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 top 50 times

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

Updated 11/26/16

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 Powelson – Lyfe Motorsports GTR – U AWD – SLB 2014
04 – 1:41.046 – David Empringham – SSE EVO – U AWD – SLB 2010
05 – 1:41.309 – Mark Jager – Lost art/Yimi/Jager STI – U AWD – SLB 2016
06 – 1:41.612 – Steven Aghakhani – Steven racing Lambo – pro/comp – SLB 2016
07 – 1:41.925 – Cody Kishel – Corvette – U RWD – SLB 2015
08 – 1:42.594 – Ken Dobson – Professional Awesome EVO – L AWD – SLB 2016
09 – 1:43.365 – William Au-Young – Vibrant/PZ tuning civic – U FWD – SLB 2016
10 – 1:43.523 – Nob Taniguchi – HKS EVO – U AWD – SLB 2007
11 – 1:43.559 – James Haughton – K-Tuned – U FWD – SLB 2016
12 – 1:44.372 – Tarzan Yamada – Cusco STI – U AWD – SLB 2008
13 – 1:44.456 – Cody Kishel – Excelsior Corvette – L RWD – SLB 2014
14 – 1:44.788 – Anthony Szrika – UMS Tuning – U AWD – SLB 2016
15 – 1:45.541 – Graham Downey – Blacktrax S2000 – U RWD – SLB 2015
16 – 1:45.552 – Tarzan Yamada – Crawford Performance STI – U AWD – SLB 2009
17 – 1:45.585 – Dai Yoshihara – Spoon Sports Civic – U FWD – SLB 2015
18 – 1:45.973 – Cameron Rogers – Donate Life RX7 – U RWD – SLB 2016
19 – 1:46.119 – Mark Jager – Lost art/Yimi/Jager STI – L AWD – RTA 2016
20 – 1:46.370 – John Carson – JD Motoring EVO – L AWD – SLB 2015
21 – 1:46.736 – Chris Rado – World Racing Tc – U FWD – RTA 2010
22 – 1:46.829 – Paul Gerrard – AMS Performance EVO X – U AWD – SLB 2009
23 – 1:46.868 – Paul Brown – JIC Magic GT2 – U RWD – SLB 2008
24 – 1:46.893 – Tyler McQuarrie – C-West S2000 – U RWD – SLB 2008
25 – 1:47.295 – Mike Chang – Evasive GTR – U AWD – SLB 2016
26 – 1:47.425 – Emilio Cervantes – Angry Panda Racing EVO 9 – L AWD – SLB 2014
27 – 1:47.472 – Rob Walker – Evasive FRS – L RWD – SLB 2015
28 – 1:47.758 – Ivo Mitkov – Renner Motorsports RS – L AWD – SLB 2015
29 – 1:47.791 – David Haagsma – SP Engineering GTR – L AWD – SLB 2016
30 – 1:47.987 – Tim Kuo – Evasive EVO 9 – U AWD – RTA 2010
31 – 1:48.038 – Tyler McQuarrie – Platte Forme AG M3 – L RWD – SLB 2013
32 – 1:48.072 – Kip Olson – Driving Ambition NSX – U RWD – SLB 2009
33 – 1:48.430 – Will Wattanwonkiri – WWR Racing 240SX – L RWD – SLB 2014
34 – 1:48.464 – Tony Fuentes – Honda S2000 – L RWD – RTA 2015
35 – 1:48.471 – Billy Johnson – M-Workz 350Z – U RWD – SLB 2008
36 – 1:48.550 – JC Meynet – AQ Motorsports STI – L AWD – SLB 2010
37 – 1:48.597 – Jack Mardikian – Twins Turbo RX-7 – U RWD – SLB 2007
38 – 1:48.766 – Tyler McQuarrie – JIC Magic 240SX – U RWD – RTA 2007
39 – 1:48.772 – Paul Gerrard – AMS Performance EVO 8 – U AWD – SLB 2007
40 – 1:48.802 – Tony Fuentes – Honda S2000 – S RWD – SLB 2015
41 – 1:48.817 – Graham Downey – Blacktrax S2000 – L RWD – SLB 2014
42 – 1:48.897 – Brian Lock – COBB Tuning GTR – L AWD – RTA 2010
43 – 1:48.906 – Tarzan Yamada – Sun Auto Cyber EVO – U AWD – SLB 2004
44 – 1:48.941 – Andrie Hartanto – Hartanto Racing S2000 – U RWD – SLB 2014
45 – 1:49.019 – James Sofronas – GMG Racing GT3 – U RWD – SLB 2006
46 – 1:49.102 – Michael Chang – Evasive EVO – L AWD – SLB 2013
47 – 1:49.115 – Ernesto Roco – Hoosier Tire Mustang – U RWD – RTA 2009
48 – 1:49.210 – Tarzan Yamada – XS Engineering GTR – U AWD – SLB 2006
49 – 1:49.287 – Adam Knapik – Massimo Power EVO – L AWD – SLB 2014
50 – 1:49.366 – Brian Lock – GOTO: Racing GTR – U AWD – SLB 2009

*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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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.

things you should know about knock off parts

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:


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