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    Cool 2009/06/27-28 WSIR - Speed Ventures - S2K, Corvette, and Miata Challenge

    Summer is officially here!!! The 7th S2K Challenge event was held on June 29, 2009 at the Willow Spring International Raceway "Big Track." The 2.5mile course consists of 9 corners which combines speed with turns and elevation changes to offer a unique challenge. The top S2000 Challenge drivers were hitting 125mph+ on the front straight.



    Weather: HOT. 100F was the high for the day. Qualifying lap times for most were fastest in the morning when the temps were low/medium and would slowly rise session after session due to the heat. The S2K Challenge participants hiding from the sun in our dedicated garage area:



    Speedventures ran a dedicated S2K Challenge Time Attack Session at the end of the day. Cars were gridded based on qualifying times during the day, and sent off one by one: one warmup lap, two timed laps, and one cooldown lap. Final lap times were a bit higher than our prior WSIR event in February, primarily due to the weather, but given the external factors, the S2K drivers did a great job. At the end of the day, an awards ceremony was held. Podium finishers were given special plaques, thanks to Cobblestone Realty in Palmdale. Prizes from our awesome sponsors were also given out. Congratulations to all the winners!!!

    Street Class:

    1st – Emilo Cervantes (949racing) – 1:36.672 – 20pts – Kics R40 Black Chrome 1.5 Lug Set (Mackin Industries)
    2nd – Charles Ng (MiataCharles_HK) – 1:36.861 – 16 pts – Project Mu B-Force Front Brake Pads (Mackin Industries)
    3rd – Nam Yoon (VitaRenovatio) – 1:38.418 – 12pts – Free Dent Pull (Mike's Ultimate Dent Removal) + Coupon for 30% off any S2000 Part (APR Performance)

    4th – Dustin Dessero (ddess) – 1:41.047 – 10pts
    5th – Joel Perez – 1:41.451 – 8pts
    6th – Jonathon Lee (subtledreamer) – 1:46.241 – 6pts
    7th – Ben Rigaud (Ben22) – 1:50.145 – 4pts
    8th – Chris Lee– 1:52.679 – 2pts



    Modified Class:

    1st – Si Tang (nsxtasi) – 1:33.972 – 20pts – 1 free hour of Dyno Time (Autowave Inc.)
    2nd – Yuyen Huang (jaku) – 1:34.367 – 16 pts – ARC Cool Fin (Mackin Industries)
    3rd – Ed Lee (600rr_rocket) – 1:37.319 – 12pts – Free Dent Pull (Mike's Ultimate Dent Removal) + Coupon for 30% off any S2000 Part (APR Performance)

    4th – Mark Tsai (colakitty) – 1:37.613 – 10pts
    5th – Michael Tsay (dipstick) – 1:38.186 – 8pts



    I would also like to thank all of our awesome Sponsors for all their support!!!

    949 Racing http://www.949racing.com/
    A&J Racing http://www.aj-racing.com
    Aliso Viejo Auto Service http://www.aisoviejoautoservice.com
    APR Performance http://www.aprperformance.com
    Autowave http://www.autowaveinc.com
    Berk Technology http://www.berktechnology.com
    Brake Options http://www.brakeoptions.com
    Buddy Club http://www.buddyclub.us
    Cobblestone Realty [URL=www.palmdaledreamhomes.com[/URL]
    C-West http://www.c-westusa.com
    Evasive Motorsport http://www.evasivemotorsports.com
    F1Spec http://www.f1spec.com
    Go Tuning Unlimited http://www.gotuning.com
    GT Motoring http://www.gtmotoring.com
    Hardtop Guy http://www.hardtopguy.com
    JDM Auto Boutique http://www.jdmautoboutique.com
    Mackin Industries http://www.mackinindustries.com
    Mike’s Ultimate Dent Removal
    Prestige Auto Accessories http://www.prestigeautoaccessories.com
    Rick's Signature Acessories http://www.ricks2k.com
    R&D Factory http://www.rndfactory.com S2KI.com
    Tony Fuchs Racing
    West End Alignment
    Vision Autodynamics http://www.visionautodynamics.com

    The next S2K Challenge will be at Buttonwillow (8/2)…see you all there!!!
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    congrat to Jeff Lee's Miata. He had been hard at work on his Miata the last 3 years. He's finally got it running in the last few events. Just did a sub 1:30 at WSIR in 100F weather. That's incredible time for a Miata !!

    from what I understand, car still ping every lap. still need to be dialed in. it will be doing 1:27s pretty soon. probably less in winter.
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    great times Jeff . glad to see the car make it through a full day .
    (if it did)

    MC results ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    congrat to Jeff Lee's Miata. He had been hard at work on his Miata the last 3 years. He's finally got it running in the last few events. Just did a sub 1:30 at WSIR in 100F weather. That's incredible time for a Miata !!

    from what I understand, car still ping every lap. still need to be dialed in. it will be doing 1:27s pretty soon. probably less in winter.
    very very fast pace!!!!!
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    This was my first time at WSIR. This track is alot fun, even with no HP.
    First hot lap after lunch I mis-shifted and rev the motor to 9.2k! (This ain't no s2000) Everything felt fine so I kept driving. Even managed to get my best time of the day the next session. 1:41:29

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zuq6wM__fmE&fmt=18[/YOUTUBE]

    chasing one of the s2000's, car# 482
    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIfyCBRGq2I&fmt=18[/YOUTUBE]
    Last edited by krysdafur; 06-28-2009 at 10:31 PM.

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    ^^^ouch on the missed shift. it didn;t sound good. but looks like u made it thru the day without a problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    congrat to Jeff Lee's Miata. He had been hard at work on his Miata the last 3 years. He's finally got it running in the last few events. Just did a sub 1:30 at WSIR in 100F weather. That's incredible time for a Miata !!

    from what I understand, car still ping every lap. still need to be dialed in. it will be doing 1:27s pretty soon. probably less in winter.
    that is awesome. congrats on the fast time. if you ever need a driver for TA, and u can't find anyone else, you can call me. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlk_f1 View Post
    that is awesome. congrats on the fast time. if you ever need a driver for TA, and u can't find anyone else, you can call me. ;-)
    it was Charles Ng driving (Jeff's Miata)
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    ^ ya i know.

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    Thanks to Emilio, Oli and Jeff for having me drive your cars so that I could enter all S2000, Corvette and Miata Challenges, and justdrift practice at the balcony with jeff's miata .

    Great weekend, I learned a lot about myself as a driver. Thanks everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 600RR_Rocket View Post
    Should we have some sort of S2K vs. Corvette Challenge? (Miatas can't keep up so... )

    Street & Mod Class Challenge? (S2K's don't really have unlimited cars so hard to challenge that class...). I'm not sure what the classing system is for the Corvettes, so I'm not sure if the Street and Mod classes are really apples-to-apples...but it would be fun to see light-weight S2K's compare to high-hp Corvette head-to-head at WSIR.

    Oli...are you up for the CHALLENGE???
    what's corvette's fastest time this weekend on tw60+ tires?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiataCharles_Hong_Kong View Post
    Thanks to Emilio, Oli and Jeff for having me drive your cars so that I could enter all S2000, Corvette and Miata Challenges, and justdrift practice at the balcony with jeff's miata .

    Great weekend, I learned a lot about myself as a driver. Thanks everyone.
    you are the only driver that has competed all 3 challenges!!!
    Jaku 峠

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    ^^ Aerodynamics on the car is very nicely done, I have never driven a car with that much aero and with that aero I could late brake as hard as humanly can without locking up. NICE WORK Jeff

    From the above, my fastest time in the following.

    949Racing S2000(NT05): 1:35.718
    949Racing S2000(NT01): 1:33.439
    Alvaka Network T1 Corvette: 1:31.632 (heavy traffic)
    Arron Bitterman Spec Miata: 1:37.865
    Slickauto/APR Performance Turbo Miata: 1:29.637

    On Saturday:
    949Racing OGK(NT-01): 1:34
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    Finally, Jeff's car is running, and reported back with fast laptimes!

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    Those are great times Charles, congrats.

    Good to see and meet some familiar faces out there and your Miata looked great Jeff, good to meet you as well albeit briefly.

    The weather was pretty unbearable for us beach folk

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    good to meet u too hakeem. how was the rest of your day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffsl View Post
    good to meet u too hakeem. how was the rest of your day?
    Hot! I managed to improve my student (who had never driven on a track before) from 2:30 times to 1:58 times in an automatic BMW Z3 which was pretty rewarding

    Glad to see you got that thing flying so fast, that's a hell of a time.

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    Good Job Jeff. Your car is the one to beat in Unlimited. Super fast now and will only get faster once you figure out how to get it to go more than half a lap without overheating.
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    1st post updated with S2K Challenge results!!!

    Corvette/Miata Challenges: Writeup? Lap Times? Pictures?

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