02nd Aug2012

Lap Battle July 28

by Michael Chandler

LapBattle.com Time Attack was out and running about seventeen seconds slower than the NASA race groups, but it was to be expected.  They also were running with HPDE Group 3, which was interesting.

Sally was excited to get out there!  Especially AFTER she got her hands on some slightly used tires to replace the new tires that she won.  Her beau Shawn wasn’t in much better shape, he was having boost issues and was essentially running on wastegate pressure.  That issue allowed Max, the guy in the silver Evo, to take make it past Shawn.

The Stock vehicles were out, and were cleaning up.  The S10 was hitting the corners pretty hard, and the Charger was expressing its dominance pretty much everywhere.

The JDM Legends/Solid Autoworks/Rally Sport Direct WRX was out, and again was having its issues. Last month it was bending brake pads, this time it was having a hard time keeping hoses clamped on.  Could be worse, that black Viper ended up sounding like an old tractor by the end of the day. But that wasn’t the worst outcome.

Allan, owner of everyone’s favorite yellow Datsun 510, broke his AE86 Corolla!  Miraculously he pulled off track right in front of me.  He wasn’t too thrilled about the situation, but he wasn’t exactly devastated by it either.

It was another solid event put on by Matt, Biggie and everyone else.  Next month (August) they will be racing on the 18th on the West Course, so come out and see some big speeds or register yourself and get out there for yourself.

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01st Nov2011

LapBattle.com Time Attack Round 8

by Michael Chandler

Another year of LapBattle.com’s Time Attack series is in the books!  The season ended on a high note by tackling the outer loop of Miller Motorsports Park and by seeing some very exotic cars participate: two Audi R8’s and one Lamborghini Gallardo.

Nobody loses, but not everyone gets a trophy or a gift certificate.  To that end, here are the people who won a trophy and/or gift certificates!

RACE AWD: 1st place, Zane Miller; 2nd place Roger Miller; 3rd place Shawn Murphy

RACE FWD: 1st place, Rhett Painter; 2nd place Alex Pasquin

RACE RWD: 1st place, Elias Harik; 2nd place, Alan Anderson

STREET FWD: 1st place, Gordon Anderson

STREET RWD: 1st place, Brett Miller; 2nd place Jeb Brown

Congratulations to everyone who ran this year.  It has had its ups and downs, but all in all it was a good time.  For details on how you can get in on a piece of the action go to LapBattle.com, and for 71 photo of said action just scroll down a little bit.

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11th Oct2011

LapBattle.com Time Attack Round 7

by Michael Chandler

Lap Battle

The seventh round of the LapBattle.com Time Attack series drew a healthy field of competitors out to Miller Motorsports Park on the cold morning of October 8. Everything from a Cobalt SS to an Ariel Atom to a freaking Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car!

NOTES:

Zane and his gray GC Impreza coupe won the Race AWD class and was the fastest car of the day.  A built EJ257 in the lightest Impreza chassis will do that for a man.

An Ariel Atom came down from Wyoming for the event! It’s one thing to see footage of one driving around a track, but it’s completely different to see it lapping with your own eyes.

The 911 Cup car came down from Canada. Thanks for coming down Canada!

Anyway, here are 50 photos from the event. See you at the Fall Finale on the 29th of October!

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