2017 World Time Attack Challenge [Event Coverage Day One Part 4]

Moving right along to Part 4 of day one, it’s time to head over to the pit lane area and also around the track to check out some much needed action. This is one of the reasons why I’ve been more interested in covering Time Attack events compared to regular shows because I prefer the sights and sounds on the track rather than hard parked cars and DJs dropping Top 40s on the ones and twos. But that’s a whole other topic for a rainy day cause there’s more important things at hand like more WTAC photos!

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The Integrated Motorsport R34 looking poised for an afternoon session.

Evos were plentiful in the Open Class with such teams like Minidisc Race Division, NA Autosport, Allens Industrial Products, and Opticoat/Keeley Motorsports, respectively.

The V-Sport 86 was one of my favorite cars in Open Class, now sporting a crazy V8 power plant.

A few more Open Class contenders that I managed to capture going through pit lane. The WBT R33, 3 Rotor Racing FD, and the gorgeous J&J Motorsport MK4.

Then there’s my personal favorites in Open Class, the winner JDMYard EG, and the Car Shop Dream FD.

One more shot from the Open Class session with the Opticoat Evo passing by the Dream FD.

For the Pro Am Class, I didn’t get much coverage during this afternoon session, only manage to get shots of the 101 Motorsport “Mighty Mouse” CRX and the Autotech STi, unfortunately.

However, I did get more shots of the Pro Class like the crowd favorite, 1200HP Andy Forrest Performance WRX.

Of course, can’t forget the Scorch Racing Silvia S15.

The Pulse Racing Evo.

The other Japanese in the class, Fire Ando’s Escort/VivaC Evo.

The RP Tech Racing Porsche 968. This was probably one of the least photogenic cars of the event, even though it’s blisteringly fast.

And, lastly, the eventual overall winner, MCA Suspension Silvia S13.

So, that about covers the pit lane area for now, and I’m gonna finish this post with some action around the track.

The Vibrant Performance Si did not disappoint coming all the way from Canada and finishing second in Pro Am Class.

The 3 Rotor Racing FD was shooting flames left and right.

Some time during the Pro Class session I moved to another spot near the parking lot and got a decent angle of the track for some photo op, starting with the Pulse Racing Evo.

Got a couple of the “Hammerhead.”

And finally, somehow I caught these two in the same frame, and made it look like they were dogfighting…

So that about wraps up this post. Next up we’re gonna head towards the StylizeD part of the event… yes, I said I wasn’t interested in car shows, but it’s my first Australian show and there were actually quite a few nice builds out. Plus, I was hungry and the food trucks were by the show area…


2017 World Time Attack Challenge [Event Coverage Day One Part 3]

Legends never die. This point was evident during WTAC this year when spectators were treated to the sights and sounds of the JGTC RE Amemiya RX7, the Unisia Jecs Silvia S15, and the incredible Mazda 767B. These three alone commanded some of the biggest crowds during the two day event, and when these cars were on the track, everyone and their mothers stopped what they were doing to gander at these beasts in action. With that said, let’s take a quick peek at each of these cars…

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This section was always crowded and it should be.

The legend in all its glory, with a team of surprisingly chill and laid back Japanese guys. These guys were some of the most enthusiastic people I saw at the event, and they loved taking photos… even selfies.

The Unisia Jecs Corp. livery brings back memories of the Gran Turismo days.

It was pretty epic to see the three of them together…

I was fortunate to get some one on one time with the RE Amemiya RX7 later on towards the day which made for some better photo opportunities with no crowd and near perfect lighting…

So, this about sums up this post, it’s a little shorter than the rest and I wanted to post some pit lane action as well but I tried to group those together separately so I don’t lose track or misplace any photos. Besides, these cars deserve their own post anyways… I also have some clips of these cars in action but they’ll probably be going on my Instagram or Facebook page, so be on the look out on my social media pages.

2017 World Time Attack Challenge [Event Coverage Day One Part 2]

Continuing forward with more coverage of WTAC, this post I’m gonna focus on some of the action in the pits along with some photos I forgot to post on my previous write-up. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to visit every pit area because it either got too crowded or I got side tracked with something else and forgot completely. However, I did get some pretty decent shots of some of the pit area so hopefully you guys can get a “feel” of the ins and outs during the event…

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The Opticoat/Keeley Motorsports Evo 6 was conveniently placed outside the pits for some good photo op.

I manage to catch the Minidisc Race Division Evolution as it pulled out next to the Evo 6… which do you prefer?

Another Open Class contender, the Royal Purple Evo 8.

The Zoom Motorsports 86 looking poised in the Varis attire.

The JDM Yard EG did some serious damage on the track taking home first in Open Class with a 1:27.562 lap time.

The gorgeous Voltex S2000 of BYP Racing managed a sixth place finish in Clubsprint Class with a 1:40.438.

The 3 Rotor Racing RX7 was quite possibly one of the loudest car of the day.

Here we have a personal favorite of mine, the Car Shop Dream RX7 all the way from Hokkaido, Japan. It managed a seventh place finish in Open Class with a best of 1:30.844.

Here’s a couple of Clubsprint contenders in the Artec Performance Supra and the Harrop Engineering Exige, respectively.

The official sponsor of WTAC, Yokohama Tire, provided some serious A050 rubber to the competitors.

One more look at the Opticoat Evo 6.

So, that’s about it from the pits… for now, so let’s move back to the booths with some photos that should’ve been posted on the previous post.

Opticoat actually had a pretty big booth out complete with a gorgeous Mclaren 570 GT4.

The Nulon booth had a nice Exige and EK on display.

Nissan family affair was evident at the Motive DVD booth with the S14.5 and the single-turbo R33 from the previous post.

And finally, capping this post off with three generations of GTRs…

So, that about concludes Part 2 but I still feel like I barely scratched the surface of my photos because the best is still yet to come. Part 3 should see some legends and some pit lane action, so be sure to come back for that!