Global Time Attack Round 2 - Road Atlanta

Global Time Attack Round 2 - Road Atlanta

By Justin Banner


A field of 23 cars took to Road Atlanta for the Two Day event to find out who would take home cash or Global Time Attack’s greatest prize, steak knives. This would be the first time that Global Time Attack would visit the legendary road course in Georgia and the small field showed. With many unknowns and racing in the same weekend as Formula Drift, Formula 2000, and Formula Atlantic, how would the various tire rubbers react with each other? Would the dirt and marbles from the Drifting have an effect on lap times?

Global Time Attack Round 2 - Road Atlanta
Road Atlanta is a challenge to drive, no matter your experience!

Really, the event was successful and there were only a few disasters, the two biggest being on Saturday with the wrecks of Jacob Tanaka in the Tanaka Racing Chevrolet Corvette and Kevin Parlett in the SOHO Motorsports Infiniti G35. The Tanaka Racing Corvette ran off course and forward into the tire barriers, damaging the frame and left front wheel and breaking the steering rack. The SOHO Motorsports G35 suffered greater damage and probably won’t be repaired.

Global Time Attack Round 2 - Road Atlanta
As you can see, the damage to the G35 is very extensive. It twisted up the front frame and did a lot of body damage.
Global Time Attack Round 2 - Road Atlanta
The Tanaka Racing/Nitto Tires Corvette looks worse than it really is. The frame can be straightened and the wheel and steering rack replaced. We’ll see this chassis again in nearly new condition.
Global Time Attack Round 2 - Road Atlanta
The Deftmotion Honda S2000 also had a brief off, spinning into the dirt and backing into the tire barriers. It only suffered broken tail lights and a damaged rear bumper.
Global Time Attack Round 2 - Road Atlanta
Chris Rado in the Need for Speed/Descendent Racing Unlimited FWD Scion tC had a scary moment when his tire blew out at 165-170MPH! There was some cosmetic damage to the tC’s body, but the damage was fixed and he was out again to make time.


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Big J
Big Jlink
Thursday, May 17, 2012 3:57 AM
The Hancook Ventus TD....... amazing tire. The event was lot of fun. We showed up not knowing what to expect, but we walked away with a 1st place finish.
Big J
Big Jlink
Thursday, May 17, 2012 4:04 AM
We also set our fastest laptime ever for Road Atlanta. Just couldn't break into the 1:35's.
Thursday, May 17, 2012 6:42 AM
@ Big J: Congrats to you guys on taking the class win. I know I'm not alone in wanting to see a MotoIQ feature on this vehicle. When we met up at SEMA (think it was at Paris Nightclub) we talked about working on putting it together with you guys and I think it would be pretty interesting.
Thursday, May 17, 2012 11:23 AM
So did Rado ever hit 200? anyone know what he managed for top speed on the track?
Street Surgeon
Street Surgeonlink
Thursday, May 17, 2012 11:50 AM
What was the deal with the IS300 being disqualified?
Thursday, May 17, 2012 3:47 PM
Interested as to why the IS was DQ'd as well
Justin Banner
Justin Bannerlink
Thursday, May 17, 2012 7:23 PM
Just found out, he did not have a catalytic converter. It was just the heat shield.
Thursday, May 17, 2012 8:30 PM
Justin beat me to it. John Naderi confirmed there was an issue with the cat.
Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:55 PM
Ah, I see. Nice try Zen Motors? lol.
Sunday, May 20, 2012 8:35 PM
I'm sure there are quite a few guys in Street class with fake "cats"..
Big J
Big Jlink
Thursday, May 24, 2012 4:24 AM
I'm in the middle of moving to Germany!! once I get there I'll sit down and touch base with the MotoIQ staff (anyone in particular?). I might actually have enough time to start writing again if there are some Euro events that need to be covered.
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