The Chronicles Vlog #17 (Part 7): Super Lap Battle 2015… Photos & Video…

The seventh and concluding part of Vlog #17 covers our adventure in Buttonwillow, CA for the 2015 Super Lap Battle event. While you may have already seen my special video piece where I followed the Spoon Sports USA team on their quest to beat the overall Unlimited FF record, this is the other half of the video I captured. This footage covers Yuta Akaishi as he pilots the Nemos-Garage K-swapped/Supercharged Civic in the “Street FWD” class. Yuta’s new Civic project didn’t get completed in time as we were still waiting for the engine to come back from the builder so he dedicated all of his time driving Angel Torres’ car. The Street FWD category is pretty competitive and we were all shocked when the Boersma Racing Civic arrived from Canada and totally destroyed the previous Street FWD record. The Nemos-Garage Civic could have possibly run a much faster time had it had a bigger wheel/tire combo, along with more aero, but we were all satisfied with where we ended up in the competition. Check it out for yourself and see what went on our the Nemos-Garage side during the SLB 2015 competition…

If you would like to see the Spoon Sports USA FD2 Civic compete at SLB 2015 and how they broke the Unlimited FF record, check the link below:

Below are some photos that I captured during the Super Lap Battle 2015 event…

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Atsushi Honda and Yasutaka Shimomukai helping to apply the Global Time Attack/Super Lap Battle banner onto the windshield of the Nemos-Garage Civic…

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New Koyorad radiator installed along with custom-fabricated ducting from Kristian at Battlecraft…

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Hytech-built 2.0L K20A motor inside the Nemos-Garage build equipped with a huge MercRacing blower…

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The interior of the Nemos-Garage Civic featuring a retrofitted DC5 RSX dashboard and center console…

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Angel fueling up the Civic before the first session out…

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Matt from M’s JDM Motors, Yuta Akaishi, and Yasu Shimomukai hanging out that morning after Yuta drove the first session of SLB 2015…

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Angel and Yuta installing a new serpentine belt onto the supercharger…

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The number tag for GTAxSLB 2015…

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Lexus RC F-Sport brought out to run at Super Lap Battle by A’PEXi…

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More prep by the guys…

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Ken Suen and his lady friend cruising around in a scooter since Ken was driving that day…

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The Boersma Racing Civic coupe ran an incredible time of 1:52.122 to dominate the Street FWD category and reset the previous record held by Ken Suen…

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The Civic featured a 500+ HP turbocharged B-series engine…

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Front splitter, sideskirts, and big rear diffuser helped the coupe rip through CW13…

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Mike from Super Street mag, Kristian Wong, and Toan from Platte Forme AG chatting…

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Honda decided to take a nap on the trailer during lunch time at SLB 2015…

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Mike Garrett from Speedhunters not really hunting any type of speed and contemplating life as the Spoon Sports FD2 CTR ran a hot lap…

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R35 GTR prepped by SP Engineering on CW13…

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Cody Kishel in the Limitless Racing Corvette Z06 which ran an astonishing 1:41.925 lap time, winning the Unlimited RWD category…

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Autofunction S2000 piloted by Dominic Bautista in the Enthusiast RWD class. Dom ran a best lap time of 1:55.518 which was also a new lap record for the class…

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Kristian and Matt helping Yuta while he made minor adjustments to the Civic…

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Dominic taking a break in-between sessions…

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Nansi Hernandez’s EK Civic hatchback with First Molding front lip and Volk Racing TE37SL…

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Some shots of the Nemos-Garage Civic in action…

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R35 GTR on Advan Racing GT cooling down in the pits…

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Turbocharged BB6 Prelude which looked to have encountered some issues throughout the day…

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The Roach brothers from Ken’s Race Engines hanging out with Yuta and Angel…

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Gridlife event series-sponsored Mitsu Evo…

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Tony Jackson’s E46 BMW M3 on bronze Volk Racing ZE40…

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Evasive Motorsports HKS GT-Supercharged Scion FR-S….

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Nice to see the Nemos-Garage Civic with a front bumper back on it after running the entire FF Battle 7 event without one…

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Another of the Yokohama Tire-sponsored Lexus RC F-Sport from A’PEXi…

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Narvaez Racing Mitsubishi Evolution…

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The A’PEXi RC on the track…

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The Garrett turbocharged Prelude running CW13…

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Tony Jackson on his way to a best lap time of 1:56.793…

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Another shot of the Nemos-Garage Civic and the DC5 dashboard….

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Angel and Duane Bada from VTEC Club chillin’ with some beers…

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Honda lighting up a cig while Yuta enjoys a Red Bull…

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That’s a wrap on Super Lap Battle 2015. Until next time… Thanks for looking…

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