Flash Result: Tilton Evo Takes Third WTAC Title

The Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge is run and done for another year, and once again the event has proved itself as the benchmark of global time attack competition.

Two-time winner Garth Walden in the Tilton Interiors Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution entered day two at the top of the leaderboard, but had the MCA Suspension Nissan Silvia S13 and Scorch Racing’s Nissan Silvia S15 only tenths behind.


By mid-afternoon the Tilton car had set a new lap record, eclipsing its previous best by over a second with a stellar 1:23.777 at the hands of its ex V8 Supercar driver. Competing drivers, including crowd favourite Tarzan Yamada, were keeping a close eye on proceedings and the weather as the temperature began to drop, hinting at the possibility of an even faster track in the final Superlap Shootout runs.


However, the cold change brought with it a deluge of rain, halting the event’s finale before it could even begin. As is typical of Sydney Motorsport Park though, the rain left as quickly as it arrived and race marshals hastily surveyed the track to ascertain whether it was safe.


Although the cars did return to the track (very sideways, in some cases) nobody stood a chance of overcoming the blistering pace set by the Tilton Evo. Walden blazed through the wet in an impressive 1.32.6, but that was icing on the cake – the victory was secured.


In the post-race interview, director of Tilton Interiors, Kosta Pohorukov, announced that this is the final victory for the Evo – it’s now officially retired. But fear not time attack fans, the team will be returning with something even faster in 24 months time. I can’t wait to see what that is…

A full wrap of the event and a closer look at some of the cars is coming in the next few days, so stay tuned.

Blake Jones
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Been waiting for this event all year and I missed the livestream ffs xD


I would like to ask you guys, and you too Blake, something that comes to my mind: What happens with the car, if it is retired? Disassembly and re-use of engine and hardware alike? sold to the highest bidder (a gentleman that will up his weekend warrior game to the highest level?) ? What happens?
Also, congrats to team tilton again, these guys know how to do it.


tilton actually did a 1:32 in the wet. it was MCA that did the 1:38


mbretschneider it varies from car to car. Some cars like the cusco tomei wrx end up at the macau grand prix, some are retained by owners, and some sold onto private collectors. It will probably be used as a promotion tool for their long serving sponsors, and from their it is up to the owner.


Even though it's only a small feature, still awesome to see an Evo on SpeedHunters pages


I'me very happy that they'll return. Looking forward to see them back with their new weapon!


Now that is a Splitter/wing!


Gotta do a story on the clubsprint winning Honda and the Mighty Mouse and Jdm
Yard civics. Honda power!


I second that notion


Tarzan? His parents actually called him Tarzan? That is a brave move.


To put this win and lap time into perspective, it's about a second off the Formula 3 lap record!!


John Key NZ Haha! That would be awesome, but it's only a nickname, his first name is actually Eiji.


N8B mbretschneider If I was Kosta, I'd probably pull the engine and driveline, then park the rolling shell up in the show room for glory.


Yea the Honda's were so strong, first in clubsprint, first in open class, third in pro am.. Beating gtr's, wrx, evos and rx7 with far more power.


the_escape_road hahaha. But give the F3 cars street tires. Then what do they do?


MatsNorway the_escape_road The softest compound A050 is hardly a street tyre that anyone is using on streets however.


MatsNorway the_escape_road

I think you misunderstood me. I'm using that as a comparison to show how quick that time is...F3's are the quickest cars we have in Australia.


Wildcardfox so many cars running with front wings that resemble hammerhead sharks... shows what happens if the rules are open

btw, are kit cars allowed? Say Ultima GTRs or similar? And engine swaps?


hechtspeed pretty sure there's one coming for the mouse, according to the owners social media speedhunters and superstreet shot his car


congrats and great job not just to tilton, but to everyone who competed.

looking forward to what tilton will be running next year :)


It got so intense watching this over the pits. Haha


Acc Wildcardfox The MCA S13 is nicknamed the hammerhead for that exact reason haha


Thats a splitter and a haf


mbretschneider good question - I'll look into it for you.


Acc Wildcardfox  funnily enough a kit car or similar is not allowed as the competition is geared towards modified road cars, but an Ultima GTR would be a lot closer to a road car than some of these creations!

Chris 'Haffy' Hafner

Have a look at some of the Formula Liber cars we have in Australian Hillclimb events. These will give a F3 a touch up and a half.
To put these cars in perspective, Mountain straight hillclimb at Bathurst is a standing start and time wise, they can make it up the hill FASTER than a F3 at race pace.
We need one to do a lap of Sydney motorsport park just to lay claim to fastest open wheel car.


Great event.. That Tilton Evo lap was something special, it looked quick! and it was...


LukeEVOVIII It's sad to think that they will be history pieces going forward soon... Mitsu is headed for a dark period unfortunately. I don't want a CUV or SUV, but it's that or a Micra?!? I can't fit my son's hockey bag in a Micra!

This car is far from stock, but she has good bones (as my Mother would say), :)


We did a 1:32.6 in the wet


Peter_Kelly N8B mbretschneider turn it into the best racecar bed ever for the kids!


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