posted on September 02, 2010 06:52
Redline Time Attack Announces Direction for 2011 Season, Partnership with MotoIQ.com
MotoIQ Staff Report
Series to introduce “All Star” competition, new weekend format, support races and Pro Track Challenge
With a successful fifth season of the Redline Time Attack Series coming to a close this November, the Series is charting the course for the future of the sport. To best prepare current and future competitors, the Series is releasing the most important details of their future plans. Beginning with the 2011 season, Redline Time Attack will re-format the weekend of racing activities to better showcase the top-level talent and premiere teams that are involved in the sport of time attack.
Competition will focus on three of the four existing classes in a new “Pro” format: Street Tire, Modified and Super Modified. Entries will be limited to a maximum of 15 competitors in each of the three Classes. A $50,000.00 cash prize pool will also be introduced for Season Championships in the Redline Time Attack competition.
The rules for each of the three Classes will, for the most part, remain intact. Additional vehicle safety requirements will be implemented, primarily in Street Tire Class, in an effort to better protect the drivers as Street Tire Class vehicles continue to run faster lap times.
The licensing requirements for the drivers will be more thorough, allowing for experienced drivers to participate in Redline Time Attack events. Build standards and proven performance capabilities will be followed to determine vehicle eligibility.
Friday, September 03, 2010 1:06 AM
Wow, goodbye grassroots.
Friday, September 03, 2010 4:55 AM
Still no love for the East coast.
Friday, September 03, 2010 6:19 AM
^^^Agreed, but congrats to MotoIQ for landing this gig! This should really help the site blow up as far as traffic and participation. Too bad I live out East, I'd love to do video commentary on the series.
Friday, September 03, 2010 6:38 AM
Whatever happened with the other "Media Partnerships" such as WOT magazine, D-sport, PASMAG, Octane Report, RaceInspired, etc? With that many "partners", I'd start worrying about STDs.....
Speaking of "Partnerships", did anyone ever get the contingency prizes/awards earned throughout the season from any of the many sponsors? I know Kognition paid up (Thank you) but what about the others?
Friday, September 03, 2010 6:49 AM
Friday, September 03, 2010 7:02 AM
Agreed x 3! Plus the fact that Vs is carrying means I cant even watch it here in the Great White North.... LAME! But I am atleast glad my favorite motoring site is going to be giving me an inside look as to whats going down each weekend. I am really hoping that one day Time Attack events can get popular enough that I'll be able to get coverage where I am. The same goes with the SCCA and other series like that but it seems your either waking up early to watch F1, or watching snorcar....
Friday, September 03, 2010 7:17 AM
wow, I really hate seeing the enthusiast class go away...
Friday, September 03, 2010 8:05 AM
I think it was a wise decision to eliminate the Enthusiast class, at least as the cars are currently prepped.
Why? The cars do not have the proper safety equipment, i.e. a full cage. Time Attack is a race against the clock, which means everyone will be pushing 100% to win. There is no holding back.
In a typical HPDE, there are some guys that push hard, but they don't have to push to the limit all the time. But if you're in a competition, you WILL push that hard. I had thought about entering the Enthusiast class but I know my car is not prepped to handle a bad crash.
I would like to see the class return, but with the required safety equipment.
Friday, September 03, 2010 8:53 AM
Yeah, it's a shame none of this stuff comes out the other way. I find this kind of motorsport far more compelling than the "big time" stuff like F1.
Friday, September 03, 2010 9:33 AM
Re: "Grassroots Racing".. Look for an announcement next week with regard to how we are going to continue to provide an outlet to grassroots time attack competitors, including Enthusiast Class. :-) Our existing rule set will continue to be used no matter if it is a "Pro" event or one of our grassroots/Pro-Am events.
Friday, September 03, 2010 10:53 AM
Hey Everyone! With regard to Versus: We are going to ensure the episodes are available on the web in full HD glory. Whether they are hosted on Versus, our website or another video sharing site, they will be up on the web, some time following the initial airing and the first re-airing.
Friday, September 03, 2010 11:27 AM
Now thats what I like to hear! The more motorsports the better!
Friday, September 03, 2010 12:30 PM
The more motorsports that is not NASCAR!
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 10:32 AM
@ spdracerut: I believe the whole purpose of driving a vehicle on track is to push to the limit as much as you can without breaking too much stuff. I have zero qualms about going 10/10ths as long as the vehicle is mechanically safe. If you want to cruise then go cruise the street. When im on track i want to be going as fast as my driver/ vehicle combo can go.
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