Alright, time for some more scenes from the 2010 season opener of the Redline Time Attack series at Buttonwillow Raceway. As you saw in the last post, while some of the familiar faces of the scene were missing, the teams that did come out were as focused as ever.
Based out of St. Lous, MO James Elterman and the Takata Impreza haven't been seen much here on the West Coast – so it was nice to seeing the car running at Buttonwillow. The trip paid off, as James took second place in the Modified AWD Class.
And first in the Modified AWD Class? Brian Lock in the Cobb Tuning R35 GT-R. Brian hustled the 800hp beast to a 1:48.897.
Also running in Modified AWD was the RobiSpec Evo 9, complete with an extra passenger hanging onto the rear wing…
Here we see the World Racing guys make some adjustments to the tC before heading out for the first of two afternoon time attack sessions.
I still can't get over how crazy Rado's car looks, nearly a year after we first saw the front wing.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have this Volvo Wagon competing in the Enthusiast Class. Run what you brung, right?
Tri Point Engineering brought out their Speed World Challenge Mazda3 touring car to run in the Super Modified FWD Class. Obviously the little Mazda couldn't keep up with Rado's machine, but it didn't look bad out there.
GST Motorsports brought their GC Impreza to run in the Super Modified Class, but engine problems kept the car in the pits during the competition. Bummer.
Actor Paul Walker competed in the Street Class in his AE Performance E92 M3. I was going to put a witty Fast and the Furious quote here, but maybe I'll leave that to you guys?
This S14 was another competitor in the Drift Class. I'm not exactly sure how you determine what fits into this class, but it's cool to see cars like this running for time.
Ah the variety. From nimble subcompacts like the Fit…
…to the thumping sounds of this 'Vette Z06. It's all there.
The Evasive Evo, looking as mean as ever while taking second place in the Super Modified Class.
Looking a bit just like that internet famous Storm Trooper Lotus, AJ Latteri took third place in the Modified RWD Class. I love this car.
Another one of the many BMW's running, the BERK Technology 135i driven by Mike Bonanni. Mike drove the compact Bimmer to a first place finish in the Street RWD Class.
The Easy Street Motorsports Impreza was running in morning practice, but didn't get out on the track for the time attack sessions. Mechanical trouble I'm assuming.
The sticker was so cool that I had to snap a picture of it.
One more shot of the new Buttonwillow record holder, the SSE Evo.
That does it for part two. I'll be back tomorrow to wrap up my coverage from the Redline Time Attack season opener at Buttonillow.