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Super Lap Battle x Global Time Attack - The Benchmark

Henry Z. DeKuyper
May 29, 2013
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Almost 50 top-tier teams made the trek to Buttonwillow’s infamous raceway for a monumental event that saw no less than five records crushed, including an overall record that blew minds, and established dominance in the Unlimited RWD class. The year 2012 served as the first time that Super Lap Battle, after eight previous events, would join forces with Global Time Attack for a mega event.

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During an intense day of testing, the FX Motorsports crew realized they’d destroyed their NSX’s engine with less than 24 hours before the finals. Rather than packing up and heading home, they rallied all night to get the car back up and running, and their heroic efforts paid off as Brian Johnson jumped back into the driver’s seat and clicked off a blistering 1:40.379! This stands as the official record (second year in a row) for Unlimited RWD and Overall standing.

Also cutting record laps on the Honda front were HT alumni Sportcar Motion and Evasive Motorsports, both taking to the track with a vengeance. Through countless dyno and track sessions, Loi Song and the SCM crew maximized both power and aero upgrades to have their ITR at its absolute best for the big day. With Tim “Dr. Kuo, Paging Dr. Kuo” Kuo behind the wheel, the supercharged K-series R blasted a new Limited FWD record with a 1:55.222. Second place went to Clint “Hardest Last Name to Spell Ever” Boisdeau as he piloted a ’96 CX, owned by cover boy Ryan Novak, to an impressive 1:58.923.

Also on the hunt for blood was Evasive Motorsports’ record-holding S2000 street car. After already breaking the elusive 2:00 mark, the team focused on brute strength with a new HKS supercharger kit that gave driving guru Rob Walker enough grunt to blast a new Street RWD record of 1:53.990! A very respectable showing by Alex Pang in his S2000 of Momofoolio Racing fame resulted in a 1:56.881.

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Although it faced electrical problems that cut the weekend short for the HaSport crew, their J-series–powered CRX unofficially ripped a sub-2:00 lap with Andy “Flaco” Hope working his magic from the driver’s seat. With the gremlins worked out and more seat time, the V-6 micro machine looks to have a bright future in competition.

Next time you’re online and see people posting about how Hondas are slow, remind them of the numbers above—numbers don’t lie ;)

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