WHAT A WEEKEND!
We have only just arrived back in Queensland after an absolutely insane couple of days filled with time attack cars, trade stalls and of course, drifting. While we have plenty of Superlap content to bring to you over the next few weeks, the highlight for me has to be Team Orange’s Suenaga and Kumakubo, who tore up the track all weekend.
We will bring you an overview of the entire of the event this weekend, but for now, here is a shot of the boys cruising through the last corner at handshake distance. E!CM
Normally I would only show you guys videos that have been contributed by the original creator, but having been following the progress of the formerly named Eastern Creek I had to make an exception for this. A good friend of mine, Tim Hamilton, brought this video to my attention this week of Jonathon Webb driving a Radical through newly named Sydney Motorsport Park.
The new section of corners looks incredibly tight and very technical; quite contrary to the rest of the track. I’m very eager to check out the new section in person later this year during WTAC, even if the Superlap cars don’t attack these corners during their laps.
I know I am! I have been itching to get back out to Eastern Creek since all the action last year. With the line up of cars both drift and Time Attack related the action is going to be even more insane this year!
Be sure to keep up with all the info on http://www.worldtimeattack.com and if haven’t got your tickets get in early:
On top of taking photos the entire Superlap weekend, I was also recording a few sounds from the event in order to create something special for you guys. This video brings together some of the still shots we took across the two days as well sounds from the cars, garages and people to give you a small glimpse of the atmosphere from the weekend.
There was a lot to look at on the World Time Attack Challenge weekend! Behind the pits was all manor of displays including the HKS stall with its famous ct230r, a huge variety of parts on display in different tents, and let’s not forget the promo girls!
The drifting at the World Time Attack Challenge this year was incredible to watch with the best drifters from across Australia and New Zealand competing in the Tectaloy International Drift Challenge. Some really exciting cars had been brought over from New Zealand including Dynom Templeman’s Rx-7 which can barely be seen through the cloud of smoke from Curt Whittaker’s R34.
I’ve got a quick preview to show you guys what I have been up to on the weekend. I have been in Sydney since 7 am Friday to cover the World Time Attack Challenge at Eastern Creek Raceway. Having just got off the plane less than 2 hours ago I have been loading up and sorting through my shots from the weekend.
Here is one of my favorite shots of the Pan Speed FD RX-7 that I took just as the sun was going down on Saturday afternoon. Shortly after this it was announced that 2010′s winner, Tarzan Yamada, in the Cyber EVO had stuck again. More on this soon!