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.

In RWD class it was a close battle between previous record holder Rob Walker in the Evasive Motorsports S2000, which turned a 1:51.777 to beat last year’s time and previous record of1:53.990. However, Rif Dagher in the Platteform A.G. C7 Corvette managed to better them by 7/10ths, setting a new street RWD record of 1:51.089.

rifcorvettephoto by Race Technologies

Last year at superlap, Brian Bengali in the Massimo Power EVO edged out Mark Jager by less than 2/10ths to win Street AWD and set a new record of 1:53.068. Naturally, Mark and Yimisport did not want that to happen again and made a lot of improvements to the car over the last year. The result was 1:52.7 at a Redline event in August to take the record back. Not content, new aero bits and some other improvements were done, which resulted in a 1:50.206, which is the fastest any street class car has gone by a long shot. Read their full report on the event and season here.

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photo by Kyle Lewis

Full street class results:

FWD
1 – 1:55.602 – Ken Suen – SCM/Godspeed Big Red Civic
2 – 1:59.760 – Ping Ping – Evasive/SCM Acura CSX
3 – 2:02.311 – Thomas Smith – H1 Performance Civic
4 – 2:04.599 – Yuta Akashi – Chronicals Civic

RWD
1 – 1:51.259 – Rif Dagher – Plattform AG Corvette
2 – 1:51.777 – Rob Walker – Evasive S2000
3 – 1:55.253 – Mark Tsai – Rolloface M3
4 – 1:55.897 – Tim Kuo – Mackin FRS
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 – 2:08.714 – Micheal Doscher – Hillbank Mustang

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
4 – 2:00.275 – Damyan Tuchenishki – Renner STI

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