As I continued to sift through the coverage of Central Time Attack Challenge, I realized that there were a noticeably less amount of cars in attendance this year compared to last. No doubt in part due to the weather, which sort of goes to show the challenges with hosting a once a year style event in a country that has such unpredictable weather patterns. It’s really something places like Southern California don’t have to deal with, and we often take for granted.
After the Vertex classes had their time on track, the event continued on by sending out the Middle and various special classes like the GTRs, 86s, and all the FF an FR cars that weren’t competing in the Vertex class.
The Technical Auto EG6 was back again this year. The K20 powered, Rocket Bunny clad hatchback driven by Yutaka Nishimura was looking unique as usual, but never left the garage. I think, like many other attendees, it just wasn’t worth trying to put down a time in the rain.
Jiro owns one of the more popular CRXs in the area and attends Central quite often. The classic look of the older Honda is left intact and relies on subtle changes to achieve the subtle aggressiveness of the blue car. The mismatch colored TE’s look great with the current ride height.
Te-Chan dominated the Honda FF class in his DC5 with a 1’26.655. The Honda FF Superlap portion took place when the rain let up for a small window, and the Garage Work prepped Integra took full advantage of the track conditions.
Pretty interesting aero bits on the fenders of this S2000 to rid the opening behind the front tires that the fender creates. A custom front splitter and rear diffuser round out the look of the Altex circuit car.
CTAC had an Import Class this year that consisted of mostly BMWs. I really, really liked this E46 M3 from Gluck Racing. I’m not certain, as it’s not really my area of expertise, but the driver of this car, Hiro, owns the Gluck; if someone knows otherwise please correct me. At any rate, the car looks great.
I don’t know how, or when, he did it, but Oi-san was able to smash around the track in an insanely fast 1’23.938 – certainly due to his knowledge of the course. He topped he podium with almost a full second to spare.