The event was rather unusual for Southern California, as we showed up and unpacked the car it began to rain. This instantly began to dampen (pun intended) our hopes. We headed to Willow Springs Raceway to attempt to break the long standing GST Motorsports AWD Time Attack record of 1:19.397. The last time we were at Big Willow we were able to break the long standing record from another legendary Subaru Time Attack driver, JC Meynet in Modified AWD.
Even though the weather wasn’t in our favor we decided to go out and see what we could accomplish. The first thing we noticed was that grip was way down on the track, Continue reading →
Global Time Attack Super Lap Battle is the largest Time Attack event of the year, with the biggest and best teams from all across North America showing up in order prove who is the fastest. I have been participating in the event every year since 2012.
Since then, the car has changed immensely through the support of people such as my wife Rachel, Paul Leung of Yimi Sport, Gil Martin, Ken Kasitz, Rami E., Rob Campbell, Oscar Huicochea, Aaron Gillis, Mike Jager, Nick Holloway and many more. Continue reading →
I’ll start by saying that this event seemed to come out of nowhere, we already had a jammed packed 30 day span with Redline Time Attack at the end of July then 86fest/Global Time Attack at the beginning of August and Global Time Attack at the end of August. Then all of a sudden here comes Speed Ring smack dab in the middle of it all, but we decided why the hell not! Now our plans didn’t go as well as we thought to start missing both Redline Time Attack and 86Fest due to upgrades we decided were far too important to wait on. But it all seemed to come together just in time for the Speed Ring event finishing up on the Dyno and final preparations just before midnight on the Friday before which is remarkable timing!
As many of you may know major heat comes to SoCal and it was in full effect as we looked ahead for this event at Buttonwillow Raceway. The forecast showed 108 degree weather with a high chance of heat stroke. But this did not deter us, rather it gave us the chance to show that our car and crew can handle some of the toughest conditions racing has to offer.
A few short weeks after our recent trip to Road Atlanta we headed to Redline Time Attack at Streets of Willow. Luckily for us this event took place in our own backyard. We had to opt out of the practice day in order to prep the car for the bumps and bruises that Streets has to offer. Much like actual streets, the course has a multitude of bumps, dips, and other treacherous obstacles to avoid.
The last time that we were able to Road Atlanta with Global Time Attack was back in 2014 when we were still in Street class trim, now as the car has undergone numerous changes with aero, tires, chassis we head there in the Unlimited class. With the jump to the higher class comes a barrage of competitors, not only that but Road Atlanta had one of the craziest field of Unlimited Class car in years setting up for a battle royal. Some of the heavy hitters included GST Motorsports, Lyfe Motorsports, Professional Awesome, DBW Motorsports and UMS Tuning.
Since Global Time Attack Super Lap Battle ended in November of 2015 we had a new motor to build and improvements to make. First we found that our APR GT-1000 wing has a bit more effect than our old GT-250, so we had to reinforce our wing mount to withstand the forces produced. Continue reading →