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Most numerous make at time attack lands 7 podiums and breaks 2 Buttonwillow Raceway records

Dec 3, 2014
Photographer: Sean Russell

They call Buttonwillow Raceway Park in central California the American Tsukuba for its importance to the US time attack community, and like that famous circuit in Japan track records have been dominated mostly by AWD platforms - your GT-R and EVO and such. But one special Honda — the FXMD Acura NSX — has been among Buttonwillow's recent record holders, setting the high mark last in 2012 before it fell this year to GST Motorsports' Subaru.

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Unfortunately we didn't get to see the FXMD NSX at this year's Super Lap Battle x Global Time Attack grand finale this past November (we hear it might be back in 2015), but there were still tons of Honda representing - easily more than any other make - and, in particular, Honda doing well. From S2000 to Civic to DC2 and DC5, the big H dominated the grid and class podiums, earning 14 out of 30 top-3 spots, winning in four classes out of 10, and breaking two track records.

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The most dramatic of those record-setting feats came from the RSX and driver William Au-Yeung out of Canada. He reset the Limited FWD Class record with a 1:51.8 around Buttonwillow, barely eclipsing the 1:51.9 put down by Tim Kuo in the digi camo-flossing SportCar Motion Integra Type-R. Kevin Courtney in the Bobby Lane Racing Accord rounded out the all-Honda podium for L-FWD.

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The other record went to Ken Suen in the so-called "Little Red Riding Hood" Godspeed Project 8th-gen Civic; his 1:55.6 is the new time to beat in Street FWD, and led another all-Honda lockout of the podium. Pradana Wilianto in the Evasive/SportCar Motion CSX Type S came in second and Thomas Smith finished third in the H1 Performance sixth-gen Civic hatchback.

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Unlimited RWD featured two Honda on its podium, Andrie Hartanto's Prima Racing Supertech S2000 in first and Tom Tang's Blacktrax CT Engineering Hankook S2k in third. Unlimited FWD had a similar scenario, with driver Dai Yoshihara piloting the Spoon Sports USA FD2 Civic to victory while Jared Reyes brought home the Eibach fifth-gen Civic hatch in third. Other standouts include the Blacktrax x Redstone S2000, which finished third in Limited RWD at the hands of Graham Downey, the Evasive S2000 driven by Robert Walker, which came home second in Street RWD, and finally Jason Kim's DC Sports S2k and Karla Pestonik's S2k, which finished second and third, respectively, in Enthusiast RWD.

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Eibach Honda Civic EG 02 Photo 57/109   |   Eibach Honda Civic EG 02
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Civic pit lane Photo 83/109   |   Civic Pit Lane
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