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Time Attack Down Under – World Time Attack Challenge 2016

By |November 4th, 2016|

If you’re reading this, you’re probably at SEMA or WCF and I was suppose to go to both of those. But without getting you lost in other stories, I stayed behind to finish this feature, and gallery before the big Global Time Attack x Super Lap Battle coming on November 10-11th. As a huge enthusiast and supporter of Time Attack, I have always wanted to go to the “World Time Attack Challenge” in Australia. For years watching and reading up on the stories, the cars, drivers and the experience magnified me to make it happen. Well, I finally did it in 2016, and it was a tough decision since I also wanted to do those other events I mentioned, and some major ones, like the Formula 1 USGP Race, or the Tokyo Auto Salon in 2017. But being on a budget and trying to do some of these events can be hard, and since Time Attack has taken my heart for the longest, I knew I had to go to WTAC at least once. First and foremost the Australian people along with the New Zealanders I met and made friends with during this trip are some of the coolest people I have ever met. Truly friendly and talked about cars and racing during breaks was never ending.  […]

The Final Chapter – Formula D Title Fight 2016

By |October 21st, 2016|

The end of another year, and the beginning of another book that solidifies the pro drift series of Formula Drift. What turned out to be a total different story in the end, when the 2016 championship was going to be decided between last year’s champ Fredric Aasbo and 2 time champ Chris Forsberg, with also a possible Vaughn Gittin Jr. to take it if the cards played in his favor.

But if history has taught us anything, is that Irwindale always changes the game right in front of us, and gives us what we never expected. In the top 32, Forsberg takes it away from Faruk Kugay easily since Kugay was supposedly down on power. […]

RCO #005 – The GTR without a fact sheet

By |October 7th, 2016|

Blame it on me, or the race track for losing my fact sheet and notes I had when I shot this car at Road Atlanta during the Global Time Attack PRO Championship RD 1. So I’m just going to use my good ol trusty instinct from what I see visually to describe this awesome GTR you see before you from DBW Motorsports. […]

Famoso Returns – Import Face-Off Bakersfield, Sep. 2016

By |October 5th, 2016|

With Import Drag Racing finding it’s way to the top, there is still one racing series that is 100% consistent and known to have some of the best cars racing, and competing for that time slip. That series is Import Face-Off, and with sponsored partner M&H Tires backing the series there is no reason for you or anyone out there to not check out what IFO is doing for all the racers. Bringing a place to race, show and sell. IFO has over 45 races all over the country for 2016, and with 11 more left including the 2 that are coming to Fontana, and Las Vegas in December. It is heaven to the Local Street Cred guy, or the seasonal show goer. […]

All Fun – Global Time Attack PRO AM RD-3 2016

By |September 14th, 2016|

I mean, that’s what it’s all about right. Having fun and doing what you love. In this case, it’s the Time Attack genre that we have learned to love and live with through the last 5 years we’ve been covering Global Time Attack. A place to race, a way to make friends, and most of all try to break some records for the sake of the sport.

For the final round of GTA Pro-Am, the place was Big Willow at Willow Springs International Raceway. Hosting over 30 plus cars, the weather was holding up and teaming up again with So-Cal’s local Speed District, the event was again another great one. […]

The Speed Ring powered by HKS 2016

By |September 1st, 2016|

The name itself makes you question, what do they mean? I thought about it and figured I’ll look into it later, but surely “The Speed Ring” has a nice tone to it. For me it was a short notice and last minute decision since we were just at the same Auto Club Speedway Fontana venue the weekend before. But with Time Attack mainly in our sights for the past months, we found out that many Global Time Attack Drivers were going to race at this event, along with many others I haven’t seen yet. Even better, the GTA and Formula D staff were collaborating on making this event worth coming attending.  […]