• WILLOW SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY OFFICIAL RESULTS

    CLASS POS. DRIVER CAR TIME AWARD
    Ultd AWD 1st Jeff Westphal GST Motorsports Subaru Impreza 1:19.397** $500
    Ultd AWD 2nd Tony Szirka UMS Tuning Mitsubishi Evo 1:28.046 $200
    Ultd RWD 1st Casey Dennis GMR Racing Honda S2000 1:30.618 $500
    Ultd RWD 2nd Jeremy Renshaw AFI Turbo Honda S2000 1:31.336 $200
    Ultd RWD 3rd Dennis Holloway RDR Mothers Polish Mazda RX-8 1:33.023 Steak Knives
    Ultd FWD 1st Chris Rado Need For Speed WORLD Racing Scion tC 1:22.312** $500
    Ultd FWD 2nd Renzo Marsano White Donkey/MAR Financial/Sportcar Motion Honda Civic 1:30.548 $200
    Ltd AWD 1st JC Meynet OMG Racing Subaru STI 1:23.141** $500
    Ltd AWD 2nd Russ Warr LIC Motorsports Subaru STI 1:25.423 $200
    Ltd AWD 3rd Travis Barnes Snail Performance Subaru WRX 1:30.383 Steak Knives
    Ltd AWD 4th Adam Aquino DB Tuned Subaru STi 1:35.593
    Ltd RWD 1st Dave Lemon Mazdatrix AIT Racing Mazda RX-8 1:34.818 ***
    Ltd FWD 1st Oscar Jackson Jr. Sportcar Motion Kraftwerks Performance Group Acura Integra Type-R 1:29.833** ***
    Str AWD 1st Clint Boisdeau Apollo Performance Subaru WRX 1:31.946 $500
    Str AWD 2nd Matt Dennison Mitsubishi Evo 1:33.715 $200
    Str RWD 1st Mike Bonanni Berk Technology BMW 135i 1:29.041** $500
    Str RWD 2nd VJ Mirzayan Evolution Racewerks BMW 135i 1:29.209 $200
    Str FWD 1st Clint Boisdeau Apollo Performance Ford Focus 1:32.977 ***
    CLASS POS. DRIVER CAR TIME AWARD

    *Overall track record
    **Time attack division track record
    ***Must have at least two cars in a class for payouts to be awarded

    WILLOW SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY TIME ATTACK RECORDS

    CLASS DRIVER CAR TIME EVENT DATE
    Overall Billy Johnson FX Motorsports Development Acura NSX 1:18.555 Redline Time Attack May, 2009
    Unltd AWD Jeff Westphal GST Motorsports Subaru Impreza 1:19.397 Global Time Attack May 22, 2011
    Unltd RWD Billy Johnson FX Motorsports Development Acura NSX 1:18.555 Redline Time Attack May, 2009
    Unltd FWD Chris Rado Team Need for Speed WORLD Racing Scion tC  1:22.312 Global Time Attack May 22, 2011
    Ltd AWD JC Meynet OMG Racing Subaru STI  1:23.141 Global Time Attack May 22, 2011
    Ltd RWD Carl Rydquist City Tire Online Nissan 350Z  1:29.315 Redline Time Attack July 4, 2010
    Ltd FWD Tim Kuo Sportcar Motion Honda Civic  1:29.693 Redline Time Attack May, 2009
    Str AWD Jeremy Toye Reese Tuning Mitsubishi Evo IX 1:28.817 Redline Time Attack May, 2009
    Str RWD Mike Bonanni Berk Technology BMW 135i  1:29.041 Global Time Attack May 22, 2011
    Str FWD Matt Andrews FX Motorsports Development Mitsubishi Eclipse  1:31.267 Redline Time Attack May, 2009
    CLASS DRIVER CAR TIME EVENT  DATE

    CONTINGENCY AWARDS

    GTA Bounties in addition to class payouts

    Fastest Overall Time $1,000 – Jeff Westphal – GST Motorsports Subaru Impreza – 1:19.397

    Back It Up Award $500 – Consistency is key. Bounty award for the GTA car that records the fastest time on the first day of a GTA event and is able to “back up the time” on the second day (much like drag racing). Times must be recorded during one of the sanctioned GTA sessions and on separate days. - Chris Rado – Need For Speed WORLD Racing Scion tC – Sun: 1:22.312; Sat: 1:24.823

    Best of The Rest $500 – Spreading the wealth. This is Bounty that will be awarded at GTA’s discretion. Perhaps it will be for the fastest time in the final session of the event weekend or for a track record that was broken by a large margin. This team was still working on their car on Saturday and Sunday was the car’s first time on the track and that’s all the team needed to take the Unlimited GT RWD class win. - Casey Dennis – GMR Racing Honda S2000 – 1:30.383

    Wild Card(s) $1,000 (Can be split into smaller amounts totaling 1,000) - In no particular category other than random. This could be one Bounty for a $1,000 or maybe ten $100 Bounties. We might award these to the winner of a particularly fierce battle between a certain pair of Street GT class BMWs or maybe for the fastest car on DOT tires. Fastest FWD Honda? That might also be option. We’re not sure. The only thing we do know is that we have $1,000 in Wild Card bounties and we need a way to award them. At WSIR we made these record bounties since four records were reset during the Global Time Attack. We also created a special BMW Battle Bounty for the fastest time between the 135i’s of Berk Technology and Evolution Racewerks.

    $200 Track Record Bounty – Jeff Westphal – GST Motorsports Impreza – 1:19.397

    $200 Track Record Bounty – Chris Rado – Need For Speed WORLD Racing Scion tC – 1:22.312

    $200 Track Record Bounty – JC Meynet – OMG Racing Subaru STI – 1:23.141

    $200 Track Record Bounty – Mike Bonanni – Berk Technology BMW 135i – 1:29.041

    $200 Special BMW Battle Bounty – Mike Bonanni – Berk Technology BMW 135i – 1:29.041

    Mooby Award $250 – To the team with the biggest boner, er who muffs it up the most. Let’s just call it a booby prize. Or better yet, our Mooby Award. Did your driver miss a session? Now you can buy him a watch. Maybe a crewmember fell asleep in your trailer. Now you can buy him or her some energy drinks. And if Loi Song insists on wearing that femmy sunbonnet maybe the SportCar Motion crew can buy him a proper hat. At WSIR we gave this to the driver who went off in a big fashion around Turn 9 prompting him to put his car on the trailer early Sunday. - Renzo Marsano – White Donkey/MAR Financial/Sportcar Motion Honda Civic

    AFI Turbo Contingency Award Program
    $25,000 total for the 2011 Global Time Attack season
    $6,250 total per round

    AFI Turbo Contingency Award Winners:

    Unlimited GT AWD
    $300 AFI Turbo gift certificate – Jeff Westphal
    $200 AFI Turbo gift certificate – Anthony Szirka

    Unlimited GT RWD (FR/MR/RR)
    $300 AFI Turbo gift certificate – Casey Dennis
    $200 AFI Turbo gift certificate – Jeremy Renshaw

    Unlimited GT FF
    $200 AFI Turbo gift certificate – Renzo Marsano

    Limited GT AWD
    $300 AFI Turbo gift certificate – JC Meynet
    $200 AFI Turbo gift certificate – Russ Warr
    $100 AFI Turbo gift certificate – Travis Barnes

    Limited GT FF
    $300 AFI Turbo gift certificate – Oscar Jackson Jr.

    Street GT AWD
    $300 AFI Turbo gift certificate – Clint Boisdeau
    $200 AFI Turbo gift certificate – Matt Dennison

    Street GT RWD (FR/MR/RR
    $300 AFI Turbo gift certificate – Mike Bonanni
    $200 AFI Turbo gift certificate – VJ Mirzayan

    Street GT FF
    $300 AFI Turbo gift certificate – Clint Boisdeau

    Fastest Overall Time
    $400 AFI Turbo gift certificate – Jeff Westphal

    Fastest AFI Turbo Car
    $450 AFI Turbo gift certificate – Casey Dennis

    Overall Standings with individual session times (every session counts):

    COURSE NOTES

    Four individual time attack track records were broken at the Global Time Attack:

    Unlimited GT AWD – Jeff Westphal – GST Motorsports Impreza – 1:19.397
    Unlimited GT FF – Chris Rado – Need For Speed WORLD Racing Scion tC – 1:22.312
    Limited GT AWD – JC Meynet – OMG Racing Subaru STI – 1:23.141
    Street GT RWD – Mike Bonanni – Berk Technology BMW 135i – 1:29.041

    Jeff Westphal’s time was a mere .842 seconds off of the 1:18.555 overall time attack track record held by Billy Johnson in the Unlimited GT RWD FXMD NSX. It is also important to note that the NSX was on Yokohama slicks went it set the record while Jeff’s GST Motorsports Impreza is fitted with Hankook Ventus DOT tires.

    GST Motorsports team principle has datalogged video showing the front straight trap speed of the car’s 1:19.397 to be 5 mph slower than an earlier 1:19.915 lap (161 mph vs 166).

    The event marked the international debut of the latest version of the GST Motorsports Impreza, which has seen extensive changes in the off-season including a chopped top and revised transmission tunnel among other weight-saving changes.

    JC Meynet was pushing to improve upon his record-setting 1:23.141 run during Sunday’s first session but a mechanical failure ended his flier prematurely. The culprit is possibly a damaged head gasket or perhaps a bottom end failure. JC’s record time was set on Toyo Proxes R-888 tires.

    Chris Rado’s 1:22.312 record time was set with a damaged head gasket. The car has gone as fast as 1:21.9 at Willow Springs during a NASA event but not at an organized time attack event. Rado’s WORLD Racing team took sent out their infamous Unlimited GT 1,500hp AWD tC during a NASA session but electrical gremlins prevented the team from recording a lap time. In the FWD tC Rado also won his time trial class as well.

    LIC Motorsports brought its Limited GT AWD Subaru STI out of retirement to attend the Global Time Attack with a new driver, time attack veteran, Dr. Russell Warr taking Second place with a 1:25.423. The team also ran a set of Hankook Z214 C91 tires in a NASA TTR class and took First place with a lap time of 1:23.136.

    Anthony Szirka and his team from UMS Tuning and the UMS Tuning Time Attack series served as our official GTA tech stewards for the weekend. Szirka also finished in Second place in Unlimited GT AWD with a time of 1:28.046

    The differential in time between the 135i BMW’s of Berk Technology and Evolution Racewerks was 0.168 second! This was the closest battle of the weekend.

    Jeremy Renshaw and the AFI Turbo crew converted the team’s AFI Turbo Limited GT RWD class S2000 to an Unlimited GT class entry in the span of only one and a half weeks. A lost shift linkage nut prevented the team from laying down a fast lap leaving a lot of potential on the table for this car.

    Clint Boisdeau drove both the Apollo Performance Street GT AWD WRX and the Street GT FF Focus to wins in both classes.

    Dennis Holloway from Mothers Polish drove his NASA TT-spec RX-8 to a 1:33.023 lap in just one GTA session. A very fast lap considering the Renesis powerplant is basically stock.

    Dave Lemon unveiled his radically altered RX-8 with a 12-port Renesis that will eventually put out 400-plus horsepower. The car also received an AIT Racing widebody kit and new Goodyear tires as the tire giant is looking into competing in the Global Time Attack.

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