The Global Time Attack is coming to the great state of Texas for the very first time. Join us as we take over Texas, namely the massive Texas Motor Speedway (everything really is bigger in Texas). It’s all happening this weekend over two days on Friday and Saturday, September 21-22.
For this Round 5 of our 2012 GTA Championship Chase we’ve partnered with the Xtreme Drift Circuit and Night Shift presented by Hot Import Nights. Now you can see the world’s fastest time attack cars, the country’s top drifters and some of the sexiest show cars and models all in the same place at the same time.
Leading the time attack charge is the sinister GST Motorsports Subaru Impreza L driven by Jeff Westphal. This Unlimited AWD Championship Chase points leader and repeat record breaker must be seen in person to be believed. Our Unlimited Class ranks will also see the debut of Tony Szirka’s UMS Racing Mitsubishi Evolution as well as the return of the Sauce Bauce himself, Travis Barnes and the Snail Performance Subaru WRX.
One S14 that will not be going sideways at TMS is Dave Norton’s Spec Clutch Nissan. This is perhaps one of the cleanest 240SXs in the nation and it is also one of the fastest leading our Limited Class Championship Chase going into Round 5. Dave’s S chassis will also be one of the few that refuses to have a V8 choosing instead to rock a pure JDM SR20DET. The Spec Clutch S14’s engine bay is worth the price of admission alone.
In the Street Class Doug Wind is looking to break out of a Championship Chase tie with Daniel O’Donnell and Professional Awesome. It’s safe to say the Doug’s Turbo by Garrett-boosted Dodge SRT-4 is one the world’s fastest Street FWD cars setting records at just about every track he visits. He will be looking to make the 1.36-mile, eight turn TMS road course his own this weekend.
For competitors at each and every round we offer $10,000 in cash prize money and more than $5,000 in contingency awards. If you want to win cash and prizes at one of the biggest time attacks in the world you can still register for the event here.
A huge addition to this Texas GTA event comes courtesy of our friends at FIAT of FT. Worth (www.wowfiat.com) who are presenting a very special prize purse for the Enthusiast FWD Class. They are giving away $400 in cash to the winners of the Enthusiast FWD Class and Oakley sunglasses to the 1st place winners of All Classes!
If that isn’t enough FIAT of FT. Worth bringing out their own FIAT Abarth to time attack in the Enthusiast Class in addition to a display in the vendor pavilion. They will also be supplying another Abarth for us to hold a “Drivers Cup Challenge” around the course. We’ll be inviting a few select GTA drivers and maybe even some of those XDC drifters to attack the Abarth on the Texas Motor Speedway road course.
If you can’t make it out to Texas for this epic event, don’t fret young time attack fan because you can still experience all the action from the comfort of your laptop, smart phone or tablet through our GTA Live! live stream broadcast. You can watch the GTA Live! broadcast here on Saturday, September 21 from 4:00-7:00pm (Central Daylight Time). The complete Friday and Saturday schedule can be seen here.