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10 Fastest Cars of the World Time Attack Challenge Pro Class

by Eric Hsu

Now that the dust has settled from WTAC 2011 itself and the thrashing to prepare in the weeks prior to the event, I'm going to attempt to do an overview of the 10 fastest cars @ WTAC 2011. It seems there was plenty of coverage of the event and the cars on sites, blogs, picture hosting sites, etc. but nowhere could I find a summary of the 10 fastest cars in one place. Looking to build or bring a car to the WTAC 2012 Pro class? Look no further because this is your guide to your competition.


 

Driver Profiles:  Joon Maeng

by Justin Banner

Another fan favorite, Joon "Gentle" Maeng is the driver of the Nitto Tire/Bergenholtz Racing Mazda RX-8! While he was given the nickname, has he always been so gentle? What does he drive? Want to know more? Read on as you see how this driver went from gangster to drifter!


 

What the hell happened to project silvia?

What The Hell Happened to Project Silvia?

by Dave Coleman

A simple head swap gone horribly wrong drags Project Silvia out of retirement and into the modern tuning world.


 

Project EJ Honda Civic: Skunk2 Pro-C Coilovers

by Annie Sam

My Koni Yellows coupled with the Ground Control coilover kit served me well for street use, and I think I got more than my money's worth out of these shocks over the last eight years. Now that I am no longer a starving college student, my grown up self decided that I should upgrade to a grown up set of coilovers. After a little bit of research, we decided to go for a set of Skunk2 Pro-C coilovers for Project EJ Civic.


 

Ken Block's Gymkhana 4 (Four) Video - Ford Fiesta

by Eric Hsu

The brand spanking new Ken Block Gymkhana Four video inside. Also some specs on the Ken Block's 2011 Ford Fiesta. Plus some behind the scenes pics during my stint as a data analysis guy for the Monster World Rally Team at Universal Studios. BTW, there are no rappers and no light bulbs in this one.


Project Hyper-Miler Part 2: Maintenance

by Steve Rockwood

I hate maintaining vehicles.  Nothing is worse than sweating your ass off and busting knuckles for hours only to have a car that was only as good as when you started.  No better, no worse (hopefully).   If cars stayed clean, parts never wore out, and oil stayed golden, I'd piss my pants in jubilation.  Unfortunately, everything on this planet has a nasty habit of degrading, and cars are no exception.


 

K&N’s Super Unlimited Infiniti G35 Circuit Battle Slayer

K&N’s Super Unlimited Infiniti G35 Circuit Battle Slayer

by Mike Kojima

We have been witness this year to the sheer power and speed of the K&N Infiniti G35 driven by Paul Brown, which is currently tied for second place in Redline's Pro Track Challenge.  What is unusual about this G35 is that it is a corporate car owned and constructed by K&N as an in house engineering effort.  Usually cars like this are regulated to dressing up the floor at the SEMA show then making rounds at car shows but in K&N’s case it is heartening to see the car out on the track kicking ass and taking names!


 

World Time Attack Challenge 2011 Pro Class Controversies

by Eric Hsu

The Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) 2011 was a massive success for the promoters, competitors, fans, sponsors, and vendors alike. Ian, Nathan, Kyle, the announcers, and the volunteers who all make up the World Time Attack Challenge and Superlap Australia successfully put on the best damn Time Attack event anywhere in the world to date! But there were some controversies and I attempt to clear them up here.


 

Project 200SX: Time Trial Bound - Part 1

by Wes Dumalski 

Track Photos by Tom Hitzeman

Let's pretend you spend years of your life, thousands of your hard earned dollars, a pint of blood, a gallon of sweat, and countless four letter words building a car. It goes through various stages in its life, and the end result of the project is a car destined for the track.... Two possible outcomes for this somewhat common scenario.... You either become a hard parking car show stunta with a track worthy car or you actually take it to the track. Obviously we chose the latter. The next question was if our last name isn't Johnson, Coleman, or Kojima.... How do we enter the competitive world of motor sport?

The answer..... Time Trials. 


 

Taka Aono Profile

Driver Profiles: Taka Aono

by Justin Banner

Want to know about the Nexen Tire/Megan Racing Drifting Ace, driver of the "Flying 86," and really nice guy Taka Aono? Here's your chance with this new feature for MotoIQ.com, Driver Profiles! Read on to learn a little more about Taka Aono and sense some of the personality that is the "Corolla Master!"


 

World Time Attack Challenge Final Report

World Time Attack Challenge 2011: Final Report

by Martin Gonzales

Good day mates!  We're back with our final 2011 World Time Attack Challenge report.  Sit back and enjoy yourself as we take you on one last visual tour of the events and resuls of the final day of competition.


 

Project S2000 - Oil Cooling

by Khiem Dinh

Tracking the S2000 and monitoring the oil temperatures has taught us one thing: it runs hot!  Even with the reduced coolant temperatures afforded by the Koyo radiator, the oil temperatures were still too high for a car to be tracked for long-term reliability.  This is occurring at completely stock power levels even (the more power an engine makes, the more heat it makes and consequently needs to reject).  High oil temperatures lead to reduced oil viscosity and faster oil breakdown.  Low oil viscosity can mean inadequate oil film strength and thickness with the end result being metal-on-metal contact between engine components.  While low oil viscosity may not grenade your engine immediately, it will lead to accelerated wear of components.


 

World Time Attack Challenge 2011: Results

by Jeff Naeyaert

The 2011 World Time Attack Challenge wrapped up this afternoon with a fizzle rather than the fireworks we were hoping for from Team America.  If you've been following our updates on Facebook you know USA's Sierra Sierra took a big lead earlier in the day with a 1:29.0240 lap at the expense of a head gasket.  You also know a protest by the Cyber EVO crew alleging the only way a car as heavy as the Sierra Sierra EVO could turn a time that fast was if they were squeezing NOS added a little drama to the day.  Head game or not, Tarzan responded with a blistering 1:28.8510 lap in the Cyber EVO--rumor has it at the cost of a turbocharger they had no replacement for.


 

World Time Attack Challenge 2011: Day 2- Friday Competition

by Martin Gonzales

Day one of competition is in the books!  Weather was perfect, fans were out in force and the competition was fierce.  The field of 100+ put on a great show as they pushed every limit of their cars.  Records fell and only fractions of a second separate the top 3 cars in the Pro Class.


 

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