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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

Time Attack is where it’s at -Global Time Attack Finals Super Lap Battle 2018

By |December 4th, 2018|

Time Attack Is where it’s at -If you haven’t been or know much about Time Attack, I strongly encourage you to come through at a Global Time Attack event. Unlike other forms of racing, I still find Time Attack the closest thing to grassroots builds that were once in someone’s mind and then executed on a car to race. There is no one sided build here, or marquee, I mean you can sway that way like some. Lol. But if you like Honda’s or Chevys, LS swapped BMW’s and just much more, you’ll notice it all here. What I love most about this sport is the ingenuity of what goes on with the cars. Sure there is the common name branding and components you’ll find on most other race cars especially from other forms of Motorsports. […]

#149 Jager Racing/ Yimisport Subaru WRX STI – GTA Finals SLB 2018

By |December 1st, 2018|

DNF -Not the type of result you want, or expect to have when competing for the Top Spot. Which is what Mark Jager and his team has been chasing for quite some time. Not a newcomer to the sport of Time Attack, but recognized for his Fast Blue Subaru WRX STI tuned and built alongside with YimiSport. He’s been down this road before, attending and competing in Time Attack for a long time. Especially with Global Time Attack. Unfortunately this year it wasn’t in the cards for him, and due to an engine failure of some sort he was out before he could even grab a good lap. His quickest to date is a 01:41.309 at Buttonwillow Raceway #CW13 when he won a First in his Class at GTA Finals Super Lap Battle 2016. Welp that we couldn’t see what this Fast Subie could do with it’s latest. We’ll have to wait till 2019 for what’s to come. #motolyric 

#310 Novak Racing Honda Civic EK9 – GTA Finals SLB 2018

By |December 1st, 2018|

K Powered and built with class. Everything I see in Novak Racing’s Honda Civic is truly tasteful. From the obvious clean color choice, and RAYS Wheel TE37’s the more you take your time to check out this piece of art. At first glance, you comb the engine bay, passing by the JRZ Suspension, and Kraftwerks Supercharger System. Then you start to take notice of the body panels, stitch welds throughout the chassis, and the similar hardware you’d find on a Top Level IMSA Race Car. But you also notice, the simplicity of the parts chosen. Still no crazy livery, no insane aero or over exaggerated body fixtures. It’s got one Recaro Seat, in a intricate Roll Cage system, acrylic front side windows, and just a lot of awe. Lol. Nevertheless it was nice to capture it on track, driven by Pro Driver Alex Peng of Momofoolio Racing, this car popped it’s cherry at the Global Time Attack Finals SLB with a 1st Place Win in FWD Unlimited taking down the Buttonwillow Raceway Park#CW13 with a 01:51.435 Lap Time.. #motolyric

#96 Can Jam Motorsports Subaru WRX STI – GTA Finals SLB 2018

By |November 25th, 2018|

1st Place Unlimited AWD – 01:38.281 Richard Boake Racing #96 Subaru WRX STI Can Jam Motorsports The New AWD Record Holder -It’s always interesting seeing a New Race Car, and Team I haven’t seen in person. Although I’ve heard of the car and it’s driver through the Motorsports Channels, but to see it in person and witness history in the making is another story.

The Global Time Attack Finals Super Lap Battle every year has shown me different winners, and different cars. Notably always after the famed SEMA, the GTA Finals aligns well with it. Through the years we’ve seen cars from other countries and other parts of the US come to Race. This year Can Jam came out to chase the record, and to beat it. After an engine replacement over night, and several attempts they didn’t get the Overall Track Record they wanted so badly, but they did get the AWD Record. Will we see more of this Race Car in 2019? I hope so.. #motolyric

End of Summer -Global Time Attack Pro-Am RD3 Buttonwillow 2018

By |September 18th, 2018|

After a few months, we returned to our favorite Race Track Buttonwillow Raceway with Global Time Attack for Round 3 of the Pro-Am Series.

Teaming up again with Speed District, we were able to check out the latest Time Attack Cars in all categories, and some new blood of those that have either came back after a long hiatus sporting the new to me stuff, or fresh into Time Attack type cars.  […]