Day One of our Global Time Attack at Autobahn Country Club is complete. And what a day it was with no less than two class records and one overall record being reset. Tomorrow things promise to get even wilder. The first session will go off at 9:10am and our GTA Live! live stream will come online at 10:30am here. Here is a complete rundown of the day’s times with some brief notes on the action.
Unlimited GT AWD
P1: Jeff Westphal – GST Motorsports Subaru Impreza – 1:23.594*
P2: Tony Wiesenhahn – TurninConcepts Subaru WRX – 1:28.974
P3: Ryan Upham – Mitsubishi Evo VIII – 1:31.445
P4: Tony Szirka – UMS Tuning Mitsubishi Evo 8 – 1:32.189
P5: Andrei Tsaran – THMotorsports Subaru WRX STi – NT
Unlimited GT RWD
P1: Gary Rubio – Performance Motorsport Nissan 370Z – 1:34.851
P2: Carmine Dell Aquilla – Performance Motorsport Chevrolet Z06 Corvette – 1:42.264
Unlimited GT FF
P1: Aaron Byram – Pure Tuning Honda Civic – 1:31.628
P2: Chris Rado – Team Need For Speed WORLD Racing Scion tC – 1:43.717
Limited GT AWD
P1: Ryan Gates – Gates311.com Nitto Tire Mitsubishi Evo X – 1:30692
P2: Jeremy Rohrs – SSP Nissan GT-R – 1:37.180
P3: Mark Forenbaher – Team Foren/Ivey Tune Mitsubishi Evo IX – 1:39.163
Street GT AWD
P1: Daniel O’Donnell – Professional Awesome Mitsubishi Evo VII – 1:34.275**
P2: Micaiah Hackbarth – Mitsubishi Evo IX – 1:36.492
Street GT RWD
P1: Bryan Hedian – Wired Race Team Honda S2000 – 1:44.034
P2: Frank Hart – #30 Chick Fil A Mazda RX-8 – 1:46.158
*Jeff Westphal sets new overall time attack track record with 1:23.594
**Daniel O’Donnell sets new Street GT AWD record with 1:34.275
Jeremy Rohrs has transmission problems forcing him to retire.
Andrei Tsaran’s THMotorsports team finishes building engine off-site on Saturday, plans to arrive at Autobahn on Sunday.
Gary Rubio’s Performance Motorsport team replaces engine just before event. Team chases electrical issues throughout Day One.
Carmine Dell Aquilla’s Performance Motorsport team deals with suspension gremlins.
Chris Rado’s Team Need For Speed WORLD Racing team finishes car in time for last session. Improper ride height causes spin.
Daniel O’Donnell’s Professional Awesome team lifts head gasket and then damages transmission just before Autobahn event. Team thrashes to fix car mere hours before Day One’s sessions.