If you follow Global Time Attack, you will likely recognize this car and driver. Boersma Racing is no newcomer to GTA or the SLB. In 2013 he was at Buttonwillow and won street FWD class - even though it was his first time on the course. Chris won street class at Road Atlanta in the spring of 2015. Dominating the class with a fastest overall time of 1:35.8 and breaking the previous Street FWD record by over nine seconds. His time was the fastest Street time - period. Better than both RWD and AWD. Any question of his intentions were made completely evident when, during the first timed session at Buttonwillow on Wednesday morning, before the track was really even warmed up, he broke Ken Suen's long standing Street FWD record of 1 minute 55.6 seconds with a time of 1:53.962. And, then, almost every time he went back out onto the track he further obliterated the former record.
GTChannel compiled a list of our Top 13 Tuner Cars from the 2015 SEMA Show. SEMA Show is the largest aftermarket show in the world which takes place annually in Las Vegas (Nov 3-6).
There’s an interesting thing I’ve learned when it comes to safety in racing. It’s never a priority until you’ve had you first experience with a concrete barrier. Concrete puts a new perspective on life. One starts to plan and prepare to reduce chances of injuries if a second experience were to occur. An accident will also have you reevaluating the quality of equipment you use. Gone are the days when a borrowed motorcycle helmet with a missing visor and paint chips seem like a wise tool to protect your noggin.
SEMA is an absolutely insane whirlwind of auto nocturnal emission that leaves most enthusiasts gobsmacked and run down. Of course we wouldn't want you all to miss the action! Live vicariously through our SEMA-ntics and check out all the action without any of the sleep deprivation.
Last week at the annual 2015 GTA Super Lap Battle at Buttonwillow Raceway, Chris Rado's long standing FWD Unlimited Time Attack Record was shattered by Dai Yoshihara driving the Spoon Sports USA Honda Civic to a blistering lap time of 1:45.585 seconds to Rado's 1:46.730 set in 2010.
Supras in Vegas (SIV) celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2015 as the premier National Meet for all things Toyota Supra.
Cars & Coffee, the original, started off as a way for a few friends in California to meet up and enjoy some caffeinated brews while chatting about their cars. Apparently, this was a pretty good idea, as it grew into an automotive mega-meet that would play host to droves of all variety of vehicle you never thought you’d be able to stand and stare at in-person. Since its inception, it has grown too big for its own good and had to dissipate due to not having a venue sizable enough to host it. The success of the original inevitably spawned many similar events and gatherings across the country, a few of which we’ve featured here. One such event popped up in the sleepy small town of Lake Mills, WI.
The original Cars & Coffee in SoCal is no more, but a number of smaller ones have sprung up filling the void. One is hosted by Pelican Parts (Porsche specialists) every three months in Palos Verdes, located roughly between LAX and Long Beach. This is actually relatively close to me, so instead of having to wake up at 5:30am to hop into the car to drive down to Irvine, I woke up at 6am to hop on the bicycle to ride down to PV.
If you are a long term reader of MotoIQ you have probably seen some of our stories on karting. We think that karting provides excellent low cost training for racing cars and for some of us it's actually harder than driving a car.
So we have several karts in our palatial shop, everything ranging from 100cc air cooled HPV karts to 125cc senior Tag karts. These karts are all pretty good and the 125's are really fast. So of course we had to do something even more extreme by building a shifter kart. Not just any shifter kart but an open class ICC kart.
by Steve Rockwood
Tires. Every road racer has them on his or her mind. If things are going well, tires are the car’s only interface with the track, making tire choice the single most important decision a road racer can make. Unsurprisingly, their price reflects their importance: over a season, short of wrecks and major mechanical overhauls, more money is spent on tires than on any other item for the car. Better make it count.