It’s been a busy two weeks for the Yimi Sport / Jager Racing Time Attack Team. First we made the trek out to Atlanta to compete in Global Time Attack at Road Atlanta. After an overly event haul out to the event and the car arriving only a few hours before the first session we managed to work through a few minor issues and Mark Jager started to familiarize himself with a track he had never seen outside of Forza. Lap times started to drop and Mark’s comfort with the somewhat blind corner entries due to the large elevation changes of the track grew. Thankfully the rain largely stayed away and we felt confident that we would be able to challenge the Street Class record set two years ago by Professional Awesome. Of course, taking down a record set by such a well conceived, built and driven car is no small task. In the end we came just 1 sec short of our goal but still walked away very pleased with a first place finish in Street AWD and the overall Street Class Championship.
This past weekend brought us to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA for Round 3 of Redline Time Attack. This track configuration for this event was the Infield course rather than the full sports car Roval that we already hold the class record for. After a few laps to learn the track we were ready to attack the clock. Even faced with some stern competition from some serious hardware (ZR1 with aero on slicks, LS swapped FD with over 1000 whp on R-Comps) we held the fastest time of the day at 1:10.1 up until the last possible moment when our friend Will Wattanawongkiri busted off an incredible 1:07.x to take the overall event championship in his Modified Class 240SX. Still, for a Street Class car on relatively narrow 200TW tires to run the second fastest official time of the day, to go along with our Street AWD and Overall Street Class wins, we were more than thrilled. That makes two straight wins this year at RTA, we’ll see if we can keep our streak alive next month at Willow Springs International Raceway. We set a Street Class record there last year. Looking to go even faster this year with the new setup.RTA round 3 also brought the third straight dominant performance in the Enthusiast AWD class for Ken Kasitz of Koherent Chassisworkz. Ken wheeled his his lightly modified and daily driven WRX to an incredibly impressive 1:13.9. This handily captured the Enthusiast AWD and Overall Enthusiast Class Championship.
We would be remiss not to thank our many partners. Without their support, we would not have been able to get to where we are today. Borg Warner Turbo Systems, Full-Race Motorsports, Scat Crankshafts, gtspec,Aeromotive Fuel Systems, Supertech, South Bend Clutch, Socal Porting,Killer B Motorsport, ACL Performance Bearings, Fuel Injector Clinic, JE Pistons, Mackin Industries Inc., Rays Engineering, GSC Power-Division, Outfront Motorsports, Ginormous Design Group, Koherent Chassisworkz,Bryan Wasp Composites