VIC Time Attack

Easter is usually a  quiet time relaxing with family and hunting for Easter eggs. But for a small number of dedicated enthusiasts, Easter this year was spent doing something a little more interesting…battling it out at Winton Raceway for the Hankook Vic Time Attack.

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With WTAC offering a professional platform for Time Attack, its great to see a smaller event run under the same rules and having competitors from interstate come down for the event like the Hankook/Royal Purple/IS Motor Racing Evo.

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Melbourne locals like John Richardson and Jason Dorrington did outstanding jobs in their RWD machines. John Richardson set a quick 1.32.3390 best time in his r33 Skyline .

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We saw the Topstage/Maztech RX7 at WTAC and it proved to be just as good on the smaller Winton track clocking 1.31.1840.

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Road Track Rally brought out their RTR Evo X demo car and did a 1.31.1370 showing how well built their Evo is.

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It was the interstate competitors which dominated the event though. The BYP Integra driven by Benny Tran blew away the competition posting a 1.26.8670 at the start of the day before having some issues with the gearbox.

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After some fixes, the BYP crew kept a close eye on the car and left their best til the shootout posting a blistering 1.26.5680. Putting this into perspective, they are just shy of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge lap record of 1.26.4574.

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The OTR/EXE Evo 9 of Jim Seng Tu was the only other car to set a PB during the final shootout beating his previous best of 1.33.1420 with 1.33.0840. Evos dominated the pits with both new and old models competing.

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The only other car to dip under the 1.30s was the mental Mackrell 260z which was barely recognisable with the wide aero package.

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The only female competitor was Yolanda Manny in her clean Evo 8 RS setting a blistering pace of 1:35.3740. Great to see her mixing it with the guys and hopefully encourages more girls to build and enter time attack events.

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Unfortunately, the only Godzilla present was the lone R33.

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The next time attack event will be held in Sydney’s Wakefield park on June 22 & 23, 2013.

 

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