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Gridlife Track Battle 2019 by Rommel Estrada

By |February 14th, 2019|

What turned out to be a quick visit, ended up becoming more of a catch up on some old friends I haven’t seen in awhile, to making a few new ones in our World of Time Attack.

This Gridlife event was the first West Coast trim from my knowledge, and I wish I could have stayed longer to enjoy and capture more cars. Super Bowl (yes I know, I do watch other sports, lol) happened to be on the same day, and arriving early to capture some quality content while catching up with the drivers and their cars was straight to the point. It’s been a minute since I last drove a car on track, and I still find it very pleasing seeing these people unfold and perform on track. This time it was under a different banner, but nonetheless the same concept. Attacking time in a certain way, getting the best that you can do on a given day, with your current car setup and goals.

This is also the first Gridlife event I have attended or captured, and the Track Battle format is something interesting, but before I say more about it, I definitely need more field time to understand and dissect this new style of Time Attack. Hence the traditional format of Time Attack is still and will always be the foundation of the Time Attack Sport, but giving it different perspectives can enhance the Fan experience, and for many others I can understand why. Regardless, I had a great short time, and it was a good 2019 entry for more Time Attack events to follow this year. -Rommel Estrada

Gridlife Track Battle 2019 by Jeremy Adajar

By |February 7th, 2019|

Wind chills made it difficult to shoot but the rain from yesterday and fast-moving cloudy skies provided a nice backdrop for a track that’s typically just clear skies and dry yellow dirt.  I’m all in for photo ops and it being my first Gridlife event, I’m excited to see their time-attack “TrackBattle Brackets” format.  Its Superbowl Sunday and I expected low attendance but its a good turnout.  A nice mix of talent of drivers, track/race cars and media.  Met up with friends and new people; putting a name to a face, car, camera or a social media @account is always fun.  The first half of the event ran like a typical track day, run groups out on track for HPDE and Qualifying.  But for the other half, that’s when everything gets turned up a few notches.  Two cars are released onto an open track in a Tōuge style lead-follow battle. Green flag… gap ’em.  Blue flag, switch positions.  Green flag, close the gap and take the win at the checkered.  Live commentary and post-race interviews over the PA loudspeakers, as well as the crowd cheering, heightened the excitement.  This was a great experience, and I’m a fan of this time-attack format.  I hope we get more of this here in the West Coast.  But for now, check out these photos – Jeremy Adajar

Change of Times – Global Time Attack Road Atlanta 2018

By |May 30th, 2018|

Road Atlanta, the one event we all look forward to. The one Round in the Global Time Attack Season that everyone shoots for, or commits to going. Far from the West Side of the US in which most of the other GTA Rounds are held, like Willow Springs Raceway, and Buttonwillow which is the famed GTA/SLB Round at the end of the year. But not to take away from the legendary Super Lap Battle, the GTA Road Atlanta Pro Round feels and acts like the Super Lap Battle East! Lol. If that where the case, but it’s not and that’s mighty fine with all of us.  […]

George Am 917 – Sports Car Racing Greats (Series 0)

By |April 23rd, 2018|

Through the years as a fan of Sports Car Racing and Formula One. I’ve slowly recovered, and collected Original Photographs of what I believe are some of the greatest moments in Motorsports History. From the cars to the drivers, I’ve been able to find and purchase some Original photos that speak loud of these past times.  […]

Perfect Storm – Global Time Attack RD1 Buttonwillow 2018

By |April 11th, 2018|

I mean you can call it whatever you want. Luck, amount of practice, horsepower changes, bumper, etc.. We can keep going on and on, on what it took to make a 2012 Honda Civic do a 01:37.308 at the infamous Buttonwillow Raceway Track #CW13. But we may never know, and for arguments sake it would be to much information to fill this story here, and probably go off of the chart in the wrong way. As always I want to keep it short with highlights and more photos for all of you to see. But yes it is true and it’s been 12 days since then that William Au-Yeung hailing from Canada who would make the trek down to Global Time Attack Round 1 and wow the World with what was unheard of, or not even close to being thought of years ago for a Front Wheel Drive Honda Civic to completely smash the Overall Lap Record at a Track that has been used to staple the fastest and baddest Time Attack Cars in North America.  […]

Take Me Back – Global Time Attack Super Lap Battle 2017

By |November 17th, 2017|

I wish it didn’t have to end. The Time Attack season comes to a close, as the Global Time Attack Super Lap Battle finishes off the year with a very memorable one. Days before this 2 day event at the ever popular Buttonwillow Raceway in the middle of nowhere. I had some personal matters that took me off path, a break-up, and more financial issues that brought me down bad, I almost didn’t have the heart to go, I ended up selling more of my camera equipment and car parts that I could buy again in the future. But I know I needed to be there, I had to move on and get taken back to what I love about this sport so much. So I grabbed my only camera left, an old trusted 5D MK2, with 2 lenses and headed out.  […]