World Time Attack Challenge 2013 Coverage…Part 2 of 2…

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Well, there isn’t much for me to say today other than for everyone to have a great weekend. I’m gonna let guest photographer Steven Le take the reigns once again of The Chronicles for the day so he can finish up his coverage of the 2013 World Time Attack Challenge in Sydney, Australia. The guy is a beast behind the camera and does an absolutely stunning job of documenting the event. Thanks to him and to Yonas Liu from JDM Yard for making this possible. Now, onto the rest of the great coverage…

WTAC 2013 Australia Coverage
Photos and Captions By Steven Le on behalf of www.stickydiljoe.com

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Team Endless/Advan/Sunoco/R-Magic RX7 from Japan, which is owned and driven by Atsushi Shimaya in the Pro-Am class…

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The VL Commodore out on track, a rare site seeing a Commodore handle so well…

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Podlewski’s Morpower/Move Yourself Racing’s S13…

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The JLM R33 GTR being piloted by Max Orido, this car is said to be the old Top Secret GTR…

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Glowing brakes on Fulcrum Suspensions WRX…

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Team West’s R31 representing the older generations of Skylines…

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Tilton Interiors EG Civic heading towards turn 5…

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Mighty Mouse powering through the corners. In its third session, Rob Nguyen managed to already break the overall FWD record he set last year due to electrical issues so it wasn’t able to run at its full potential. However he did claim the FWD trophy for his class…

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Taniguchi-san taking the Top Fuel S2000 out for its hotlap hoping for a faster time….

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The Datsun Stanza you saw yesterday wearing the signature Nissan livery…

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Garth Walden posing with the Tilton Interiors EVO and Royal Purple Girls…

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Suzuki-san and Tarzan in front of the Esprit NSX during the grid line up…

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The only entrant from the USA, the AMB Aero Mitsubishi Eclipse. The owner, Andrew Brilliant, has teamed up with a Queensland tuning shop, GT Autogarage to bring the Eclipse to WTAC. This same car also competed in the US Redline Time Attack Series…

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The grid line-up was a great chance to see all these hero cars up close…

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Autotech Engineering’s “Hulk” WRX STI with Jason Wright standing on the front splitter representing Australia…

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Volk Racing RE30s, this time covering up AP Racing brakes on the Precision Engineering’s EVO 9…

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Thumbs up from Miguel Pires in the Honda-powered Daihatsu Charade…

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Shimaya-san posing next to his RX7…

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Andrew Sutton giving us the thumbs up from the starting grid….

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Final preparations on the JDM Yard’s DC5 before it heads out for its first session of the day…

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JDMYard’s crew member keeping the car clean and grease free…

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Only the bare essentials required inside the DC5’s cockpit…

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Custom switch panel in the JDM Yard Integra…

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Adam chatting with his crew member….

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Yonas Liu, one half of JDMYard, adding aero tape (or duct tape) in an attempt to gain the edge on the competition….

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Keeping track of all the data on the DC5…

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The DC5 is now ready for it’s first session, all taped-up and ready to go…

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Driver Adam getting another talk, this time from Zi of JDMYard…

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Torquing down the lug nuts on the DC5…

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JDMYard repping all those that have helped along the way…

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Everyone looks on as it exits the pit box and heads down pit lane for its session…

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After a few laps, the DC5 goes back into the paddock for some more adjustments…

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Taniguchi-san bringing the S2000 through an alternate exit after realizing there’s an issue with the car…

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Suzuki trying his best in the final session of the day, he managed a 1:27.580, which was good for only 4th place and just missed out on the podium. On the brighter side, that’s nearly a second off his best time from last year…

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The Dominator EVO, another favorite, giving its all in the final session hoping for at least a podium finish….

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RE-Amemiya and NOB Taniguchi coming over the hill in the Hurricane 7 also hoping for a good time…

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The Mitsubishi Eclipse is a rare site in Australia and was also a rare site on the day as it kept having problems throughout the weekend so it didn’t see much track time…

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Sutton Brothers’ S15 going through the turns at Sydney Motorsport Park. After moving up to the Pro-Am class, Andrew Sutton put his car and team on the 2nd step of the podium in Pro-Am with a time that’s about two and a half seconds better than his time last year…

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One of the two Cyprus EVOs getting towed back-in, not a good weekend for them at all…

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Nemo Racing EVO looking wild with its one-piece gull wing carbon door….

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NOB Taniguchi hard at work in the Hurricane 7…

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Last year, Nemo put down a blistering lap time of 1:25.0200 but unfortunately it couldn’t match it this year and only managed a 1:27.7080…

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After the RE Amemiya Hurricane 7 came in, NOB Taniguchi hopped in the Top Fuel-built S2000 for another session…

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JDM Yard’s DC5 all packed up and ready to head home. Unfortunately due to an on-track incident and miscommunication between the track marshals, Adam couldn’t get in a clean lap in during the final session to set a competitive time. But it’s left the whole team is left even hungrier for next year…

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The podium for Clubsprint Class – 1st: Jason Wright, 2nd: Benny Tran, 3rd: Jason Naidoo…

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The podium for Open Class – 1st: Dean Lillie, 2nd: Rick Bates, 3rd: Benny Tran…

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The podium for Pro Class – 1st: Garth Waldon, 2nd: Earl Bamber, 3rd: Warren Luff…

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Then the champagne started flowing…

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Unfortunately no Japanese driver made it onto the podium this year. The fastest Japanese driver was Under Suzuki who placed 4th overall…

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Tilton Interiors EVO enjoying it’s win with the Aussie flag hanging out the driver’s side window….

That’s a wrap folks. Thanks for looking!… SEMA 2013 Coverage starts next week!!….

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