The Faces Of World Time Attack Challenge

The Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge is as serious as racing gets. More often that not, it pushes car and driver beyond breaking point.

Last year, just four thousandths of a second was the difference between victory and defeat; it takes roughly 20 thousandths of a second to blink. Teams can’t afford to bring anything less than their absolute best; cars need to operate at peak performance and track conditions need to be just right.


Racing stops during the hottest hours of the day while spectators flock to the building rooftops and grandstand at Sydney Motorsport Park to watch the ‘Midday Madness’. Drag racing, stunts, drifting, historic exhibitions, planes and whatever else Ian Baker, the mad scientist behind the WTAC formula, can think of.


While the spectators are treated to petrol-filled antics on the track, the real ‘Midday Madness’ is taking place in pit lane while teams scramble to maximise their chances for victory.


Not a single garage was sitting idle during those breaks. All hands were on deck and dozens of bodies ran around, climbed on top and crawled beneath their cars in every single bay. Double checking, changing, tweaking, and in few less fortunate cases, repairing. If only the punters upstairs knew what they were missing.


One of the greatest perks of Speedhunting and covering these types of events is the connection that grows with the people behind the scenes, and the deeper understanding of it takes not just to win, but to be competitive at this level of racing. For every car and driver you see on the track, there’s at least a dozen extra people in the shadows that put their heart and soul into the team.


If you’re watching from a grandstand or remotely through a TV or computer, it’s easy to forget these people exist. They do exist though, and ultimately, they all play a very significant part in getting those cars to the track so that we can cheer and share the excitement of speed and competition.


I’d like to pay homage to the men and women not just at the Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge, but across all forms of racing, by sharing some meaningful moments of the people hidden by the garage doors. Drivers, engineers, mechanics, fabricators, tuners and even the guys who seem to have a formal education in gaffer tape and cable ties. The track stewards, flag marshalls, emergency crews and track cleaners. Thank you!

Matthew Everingham
Instagram: matthew_everingham



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As one of these 'background people', thank you. 
It's often a snapshot of the person that makes these stories.


This is superb, Matthew. Thanks for sharing!


I'd love to compete in WTAC. Hell even atrending would be sick


Definitely a place to visit in my bucket list. Awesome photos as usual!


Tsuchiya never changes, he always look happy


Without people, cars would simply be just metal.  But we the people gives them soul and meaning, because ultimately the cars are a symbol of ourselves.


I don't think I've ever seen Tsuchiya WITHOUT a smile.


I'm blown away that a single mom able to get paid $8566

in 1 month on the internet ................



TylerHorne I GOT $2688 IN FEW DAYS BY THIS page


what Gloria said I'm blown away that any body can earn $5898 in 1 month on the computer .


LukeEVOVIII You should, Go to Bathurst one weekend, do a trackday mid week at Wakefield Park then go to WTAC the following weekend.

Its a weeks worth of Cars and Motorsport and E85!


It sure looks like Dori-Dori had a blast in the Huayra BC. There's just something so awesome about seeing that iconic green racing suit of his.
And that shot of NOB Taniguchi is just priceless with him looking all serious.. Speaking of racing suits, I absolutely love Taniguchi's racing suit, there's something really special looking about it.
Two of the greatest drivers in the world in my opinion.


weeaboo much?


These are the kinds of photos I really enjoy! The ones showing the emotions and focus of the drivers and the team. Great work!


SonnyNguyen That's exactly what motivated me to create this piece. :) Thanks for reading!


great post btw the is drift competition on wtac (the night one with DK as judge) covered?


Part timen jobs.......>>>>
My Uncle David got a fantastic gold Kia Cadenza Sedan from only workin on a home computer.


I am stunned that people can get paid $5676 

in a few weeks on the internet .


JoshuaDantz We did get a few snaps but didn't cover it.


TylerHorne He gets to do pretty cool shit most days! I'd be smiling like that too lol


speedhunters_dino JoshuaDantz okay i'll enjoy myself watching livestream :D thanks Dino...


like Jeffrey said I am shocked that someone can profit $9959 in a few weeks on the computer
ONLY ▒▒ ...➥➥➥


my best friends brother got a fantastic green Lexus GS 350 Sedan only from working parttime off a macbook air...


I'm in shock that a person able to make $7293 

in a few weeks on the computer .


My Uncle Tom recently got Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible 

just by working from a laptop...


"The hotest time of the day" ....why do they all have hoodies and jackets on?!?!


I am in shock that a mother can profit $9925 

in one month on the internet .


I bought a brand new Ariel Atom since I been making $7691 this past month an would you believe 10/k this past munth . this is really the easiest-work Ive had . I actually started 9-months ago and straight away started to make more than $73.. p/h .


Hey people! where can i watch a full event replay of the time attack challenge? i missed the event and i wanna rewatch it all. it doesn't seem to be available on the livestream website or the official site for the event