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Track Records Fall In CSCS Season Opener - Events

A dramatic beginning to the Time Attack season north of the border saw records fall and dreams of glory dashed.

Oct 11, 2012
Modp 1211 01+track records cscs season opener+cover Photo 1/15   |   Track Records Fall In CSCS Season Opener - Events

If you read this month’s Track Review, then you already know everything you need to about the location of the season opener for the hugely popular Canadian Sport Compact Series and its five-times-a-year motorsports bonanza. These events are pretty unique nowadays in that they not only include some highly competitive time attack action but they also feature drifting, drag racing, and a show ’n’ shine along with a vendor alley. CSCS kind of reminds us of the old NOPI super shows, but without the bikini Jell-O wrestling.

Given our hard-core go-fast sensibilities, we’re mainly interested in CSCS’ Time Attack series, since it’s the largest and most competitive series of its kind north of the border. This event was made particularly intriguing thanks to a ballsy display of wealth and bravado by newcomer Kimi Qin, who showed up with two Ferraris, two umbrella girls, bright-silver Sparco racing shoes, and a race-prepped R35 GT-R to go along with a bold prediction that he’d break the current overall Time Attack record at TMP of 1:13.9, held by Sasha Anis and his SG-Motorsport 350Z.

Things didn’t turn out quite as planned for Kimi, but a few lower-profile competitors managed to break the track record in their classes. Check out the captions for details and point your web browser to CSCS.ca if you live in the northeast and are looking for a fun and competitive place to attack time or just check out the Canadian tuner scene. But remember: Wear lots of plaid and end every sentence with “eh!” if you want to blend in.

Modp 1211 02+track records cscs season opener+drag strip Photo 2/15   |   Over on the dragstrip it was mostly Hondas, but watching this R32 GT-R line up against a GD STI was pretty cool.
Modp 1211 09+track records cscs season opener+acura integra Photo 9/15   |   Mark Botelho in his Defcon Racing DC2 Integra (powered by a turbocharged K20) was within a tenth of FTD for the event and in the process beat the long-standing Unlimited FWD class record by almost a full second thanks to a 1:17.061 lap.

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