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VTEC Club x Honda Meet

Honda communities from different parts of the U.S. join forces to put on a dream track-day collaboration

Jul 26, 2016
Photographer: Chris Sullivan

There’s the bad kind of selling out – as in, undermining your principles for personal gain – and then there’s the good kind of selling out – as in, coming up with an idea so hot, it meets or exceeds expectation. The recent Honda Meet x VTEC Club track weekend at GingerMan Raceway near South Haven, Mich., was a sell out of the positive variety, bringing together two Honda communities separated by a big chunk of North America for three days of hot laps and good times.

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Origins of the event can be traced to 2015, when time attack enthusiast Mikey Singhaseni put Chris Stewart and Adam Jabaay, Honda Meet founders and operators, in touch with Duane Bada from VTEC Club, a Southern California-based time attack series (we’ve covered all five of its events so far in 2016 – Rd. 1, Rd. 2, Rd. 3, Rd. 4, and Rd. 5), to discuss the likelihood of a joint track day. One thing led to another, and VTEC Club x Honda Meet was born, with tickets completely selling out within a day of the event’s announcement. Bada tells us, “Bringing the two together was a no-brainer.”

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From Friday, July 15, to Sunday, July 17, Honda and Acura galore took to GingerMan’s 2.21-mile, 11-turn road course, with drivers of all skill levels on tap. Among them was William Au-Yeung, whose name might ring a bell among fans of time attack (he’s run various Global Time Attack events, including its season ender with our Super Lap Battle). Au-Yeung, who hails from Ontario, Canada, set a new FWD track record at Honda Meet x VTEC Club, lapping in 1:31.121 in the PZTuning Civic SiR.

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Like we suggested at the top, this sell out has promise written all over it, exceeding many people's expectations. In fact, Bada says VTEC Club plans to do more of these events with Honda Meet – and other organizations like it – in the future. He adds, “It showed us the potential [of this type of event] and other opportunities that we can bring for others outside SoCal.”

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VTEC CLUB X HONDA MEET 2016 RESULTS
GingerMan Raceway, Geneva Township, Michigan

Group A
1. William Au-Yeung - 1:31.121 - Civic
2. John Koster - 1:36.936 – Civic
3. Christopher Tuttell - 1:38.093 - S2000
4. Devin Giles - 1:38.493 - S2000
5. Luigi Montanez - 1:40.427 – Integra
6. David Calzada - 1:42.902 - K Miata
7. Jon Merkel - 1:43.046 – Civic
8. JR Riley - 1:43.491 - S2000
9. Chris Ballard - 1:43.653 - S2000
10. Kyle Multz - 1:44.494 – Integra
11. Chip Hollman - 1:44.713 - S2000
12. Jer Myers - 1:45.484 – Civic
13. Mike Mendoza - 1:48.746 – Civic
14. Jonathan Denk - 1:55.124 - Civic

Group A2
1. Levi Brown - 1:40.472 – Civic
2. Dustin Kinjerski - 1:41.978 – CRX
3. Mark Johler - 1:42.177 - Integra
4. Neil Bautista - 1:42.926 - S2000
5. Alex Wastergaard - 1:44.237 - S2000
6. Jan Raymond Macaspac - 1:44.317 - S2000
7. Kristopher Toribio - 1:44.698 - S2000
8. Josh Mauldin - 1:44.802 – Civic
9. David Ng - 1:45.331 – Integra
10. Nicholas Zabolocky - 1:45.916 – Integra
11. Scott Hollingsworth - 1:46.378 - S2000
12. Thomas Vongphrachanh - 1:46.500 - S2000
13. Christian Barrera - 1:47.124 - S2000
14. Anthony Solana - 1:47.392 - Integra

Group N
1. Cooper Pierce - 1:43.260 – Civic
2. Bryan Colcol - 1:45.058 – Civic
3. Scott Wolforth - 1:45.284 - S2000
4. Mike Stiemann - 1:45.769 - S2000
5. Sarosh Bensaheb - 1:46.002 - S2000
6. Aaron Kwilas - 1:46.601 - S2000
7. Jason Baer - 1:49.906 – Integra
8. Evan Weider - 1:50.406 – Civic
9. Anton Zavalko - 1:50.783 - S2000
10. Mico Brillo - 1:53.643 – Civic
11. John Joebl - 1:56.520 – Integra
12. Jake Kistka - 1:57.677 – Civic

Group N2
1. Joseph Frantantoni - 1:56.571 - Del Sol
2. Jamil Fields - 1:56.693 – Civic
3. Chad Groetsema - 2:03.697 – Civic
4. Daniel Williams - 2:14.227 - Civic

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