MotoIQ Motorsports Coverage

Celica GTS: Kyle's Time Attack Car!

by Frank Ewald

The Toyota Celica is a car that, if you are like me, you have probably admired and enjoyed over the years. And then wondered why it vanished from the lineup. Over the decades that Toyota produced this model they have been both fire breathing dragons and then merely enjoyable sporty type cars. Kyle Beaty's Celica GTS was the later. A sporty type car that began it's life with him nine years ago, as his first car and basic get around vehicle. The chassis of Kyle's Celica now has 380 000 kilometres or 236 000 miles on it. He has owned this 1990 model since he was seventeen. His first car. The one he drove to high school.


 

Attacking Time: James Houghton's Integra Type R

by Frank Ewald - with James Houghton

In 2013 Jimmy set multiple track records in the Canadian Sports Car Series (CSCS). Including a time at Toronto Motorsports Park of 1:14.376 in the unlimited Front Wheel Drive (FWD) class, besting his own record of 1:16.52 that he had set in 2012. Car and driver still hold the street car track record for CSCS, set in 2011 before it had forced induction. Not content with this season, Jimmy hauled his car 4000 kilometres to Buttonwillow to compete with Global Time Attack. He switched around his setup so that he could compete in the Limited FWD class. He placed second with a time of 1:55.685.


Exotics Racing: Christmas Vacation

by Khiem Dinh

All of you MotoIQ readers may remember we visited Exotics Racing in Los Angeles about a year and a half ago. You may also remember I said I had to go back to drive the Ferrari 458 Italia. Christmas vacation provided the right time to take the red prancing horse out for a spin. Santa would be jealous.


 

Attacking Time: Consistently!

by Frank Ewald

Following Time Attack you may see a car that demonstrates potential but simply is not reliable. And then there is the R-Division Integra Type R with James Houghton in the driver's seat. This team has prepared a package that over the past several years is consistently impressing fans and other competitors. Whether it is in action at a Canadian track with CSCS or crossing the border and challenging all comers in Global Time Attack on either the East or the West coast, this Type R is consistently pushing the envelope. The plan for 2016 is already being implemented so R-Division is not content to rest upon 2015's accomplishments.


 

Keep It Simple - Go Tuning's Spoon Sports Civic

by Mike Kojima

What's the best thing to do to re launch a performance brand in the USA?  Go racing. That is exactly what Go Tuning, the official North American distributor of Spoon Sports parts has done in the world of Time Attack in a big way.  In practice for the last Super Lap Battle, Dai Yoshihara, previous Formula D and MPTCC Champ peddled Go Tuning's Spoon Sport Civic to a blistering 1:46.3 second lap time around Buttonwillow's famed configuration 13 CW. This was faster than Chris Rado's long standing FWD Unlimited lap record in the high tech 1300hp F-Wing Scion TC, a record we assumed would be out of reach for a long, long time.


 

Sneak Peek- A look Inside Mad Mike Whiddett's Radbul MX-5

by Mike Kojima

A few weeks ago we got to get a close look at the car that we think is perhaps the most radical and innovative drift car ever built, Mad Mike Whiddett's Radbul Mazda MX-5.  After a 5 year absence, Mad Mike is back on the US drift scene with a car built for today's exceedingly competitive Formula D environment. 


 

Global Time Attack "Super Lap Battle" 2015

by Clint Boisdeau

I've joked in the past that "Time Attack" is the "Professional Wrestling" of Motorsports.  Not in the sense that it's questionably real or has obnoxious intro music.  More so, that it's over the top, a great show, and takes a high level of skill, guts, and charisma to be successful.  As well as being dramatic, full of characters, and having a core fan base that truly respects and enjoys the sport, even if others just think its nothing more then "qualifying" (which I don't agree with at all).  Having been on both sides of the coin with both time attack and wheel-to-wheel racing, without having done both at a high level of competition, judgements cannot be made.


 

MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship presented by Motul, Round 7&8 Finals

by Clint Boisdeau

The final rounds of the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship presented by Motul brings the gang back to Buttonwillow Raceway Park, but this time running the popular time attack configuration Clockwise #13.  With the track setup in such a manner, there's ample amounts of data and video on what it takes to be quick for such a configuration.  The interesting thing for me was despite my many years of time attack and HPDE driving experience on the CW #13 config, I have 0% experience on it during a wheel to wheel race situation.  So I was extremely excited to get a new perspective on a course I had so much seat time on.  Another exciting factor was that the year end championship points winner would be decided also.  With myself and Justin Taylor neck and neck in points, whoever finished higher both days wins the final championship.  But if somehow both of us DNS or DNF, Martin Gonzales is close enough in points to win as well.  With many possible outcomes, the race weekend's was to be an interesting one.


 

Analyzing and Driving the NASA/Elan NP01: The Ultimate Affordable Prototype

by Mike Kojima

When you talk about prototype racing, images come to mind of the exotic, fast and unaffordable P class cars that race in IMSA,the P1 and P2 cars at Le Mans or the Daytona Protoypes of Grand Am.  A lot of us have dreamed of racing one of these cars. However, Prototype racing is one of the most expensive racing classes and is usually reserved for corporations and OEM manufacturers that pump millions into racing programs as either part of a huge marketing campaign or as an extension of an R&D program.  

This is all about to change with the introduction of the NASA/Elan NP01.


 

3.5 Seconds: Street FWD Record Obliterated at SuperLap Battle!

Global Time Attack: SuperLap Battle at Buttonwillow!

by Frank Ewald

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.


 

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