Time Attack Action Takes Flight At Summit Point!
After a dominant performance at BeaveRun, the Buschur Racing "Magnum" EVO8 was a pre-event favorite coming into Redline's second east coast Time Attack of the year, but with AMS arriving with a fleet of EVO's including their One Lap of America machine and JIC Magic bringing out their RHD Nissan Silvia S15 the title of Unlimited Class and Overall champion at Summit Point was sure to be hotly contested. With sunny skies and temperatures in the high 80's, the heat was definitely on and the competition was fierce, particularly among the ever-popular AWD classes. Taking home the Street AWD class and Overall Street class win was Alex Grabau in his Dent Sport Mitsubishi GSR EVO II, a gorgeous RHD import that is equally well driven as it is prepared. The glory among the Modified group was claimed by the workaholics at DTM Motorsport, who wrenched like superheros on their silver EVO8 in order to give ALMS driver Tom Milner Jr. a machine worthy of his talent. Having exorcised the DTM EVO8 of all demons and gremlins, Milner Jr. went on to post a stunningly quick final Time Attack session that secured the Modified AWD and Overall Modified class victory for the DTM crew. The action was equally hard-fought among the Unlimited class field, where the Buschur Racing EVO literally took flight off the the hill top approach to the Nurburgring corner. Despite the obvious courage and commitment of driver Robert Fuller, the Buschur EVO8 placed 2nd in Unlimited AWD and 3rd overall. The Unlimited AWD class championship went to Mark Daddio, literally the world's greatest autocross driver, who proved he's got the right stuff on the race track as well by imposing his will on the flat black AMS Mitsubishi EVO8 and posting a shocking fast 1:31.4 second lap time. Not even the determination of Daddio and the tuner geniuses from AMS could quite match what the JIC Magic Silvia S15 had to offer, which was consistently the fastest car on track all weekend long. The JIC team had to work extremely hard for their victory however, as a broken rear diff and driveshaft led to a flurry of wrenching activity in their part of the paddock on Saturday afternoon. With Pro drifter McQuarrie behind the wheel, the meticulously tweaked and tuned S15 was just quick enough to hold off the late hard charge by the AMS EVO, posting an Unlimited RWD and Overall Event Championship winning time of 1:31.2. In the end a mere 2/10th of a second was all that separated the JIC Silvia from the AMS EVO, demonstrating just how competitive Time Attack really is. And with a large and diverse field of shop cars and privateers, what was once the best kept secret in motorsports appears to be truly taking flight under the expert leadership of the Redline track events team.