- Category: Drift Atlanta
- Published: Thursday, April 25 2013 06:48
Global Time Attack returns to Road Atlanta to kick off the 2013 GTA Pro Championship series at Drift Atlanta with Formula Drift. Road Atlanta's Drift Atlanta event featuring Formula DRIFT consistently draws crowds well over 20,000 Motorsport fans! This is the largest attended time attack event in the country! Last year the Global Time Attack field was comprised of 24 time attack teams and Jeff Westphal stood out with a record- breaking lap of 1:23.628 in the GST Motorsports 2006 Subaru Impreza L. Who will beat this time in 2013? We have already confirmed a few entries from teams in California, Arizona, and even Canada that are making the trip to Road Atlanta for Global Time Attack.
Time attack your car and find out if you have what it takes! Your car will be on track in front of thousands of screaming fans, witnessing what makes time attack the most exciting up and coming motorsport discipline. You do not need an invite to compete, and registration is open to all.
Road Atlanta is a world-renowned road course and this is your chance to tackle it! GTA has a Class that fits your car. This GTA Pro Championship round will offer $10,000 in cash prizes plus much, much more in product contingency prizes. We work hard and smart to ensure that we provide the best environment for time attack racers to compete in a safe and professional manner.
The Global Time Attack represents the ultimate expression of automotive technology. This innovative racing series is quickly taking the motorsport world by storm, testing the drivers, teams and cars to their limits on a wide variety of dedicated race circuits with the singular goal of setting record lap times. We set the stage for the fastest timed laps in racing where drivers compete against the clock, allowing teams to focus solely on achieving the fastest lap times against other drivers and machines on a given circuit. Global Time Attack teams can showcase their fabrication, tuning and set-up skills in order to create the fastest car possible. Global Time Attack car classes include Unlimited, Limited, Street, and Enthusiast determined by the amount of allowable modifications and separated by drive train configuration All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive and Front Wheel Drive.
Global Time Attack is aimed to create the ultimate venue where racers and machines compete against each other and time itself in all manner of car platforms to be the best in the world. Our engaging events are set to create media, promotional and marketing content all geared toward increasing team, driver, manufacturer and sponsor visibility, establishing a wide realm of exposure for this Time Attack motorsport.
WHO: Global Time Attack
WHAT: RD 1 of the 2013 GTA Pro Championship
WHEN: Friday & Saturday, May 10-Â11, 2013
WHERE: Road Atlanta 5300 Winder Highway, Braselton, GA 30517
WHY: Time Attack in front of 20,000 people while competing for a piece of the $10,000 Purse!
Unlimited AWD - $500 per entry
Unlimited RWD (FR, MR, RR) - $500 per entry
Unlimited FF - $500 per entry
Limited AWD - $500 per entry
Limited RWD (FR, MR, RR) - $500 per entry
Limited FF - $500 per entry
Street AWD - $500 per entry
Street RWD (FR, MR, RR) - $500 per entry
Street FF - $500 per entry
Enthusiast AWD -$350 per entry
Enthusiast RWD (FR, MR, RR) -Â$350 per entry
Enthusiast FF -Â$350 per entry
REGISTRATION: To sign up for RD1 of the GTA Pro Championship at Road Atlanta, click here.
PRIZE MONEY: Each GTA Pro Championship round will offer $10,000 in cash prizes plus much, much more in product contingency prizes. The GTA Pro Championship Unlimited, Limited, and Street Cars are awarded $600 to the first place winners and $200 to the second place winners. The GTA Enthusiast Class does not offer prize money, only trophies.
RULES: Major points: no wing boxes or minimum ride heights. Nitrous oxide and motorsport use only slicks are permitted in the Unlimited Class. No pro drivers in Street or Enthusiast Classes. All safety regulations adhere to the 2013 GTA CCR. GTA rules mainly list what is prohibited rather than what is allowed in an effort to encourage as much innovation as possible while still maintaining a fair playing field. View the 2013 GTA Rules
Unlimited Class allows any DOT tire, and also allows Racing Slicks.
Limited Class DOT-Âapproved treaded tires with a minimum UTQG-Ârating of 80 or higher.
Street Class DOT-Âapproved treaded tires with a minimum UTQG-Ârating of 140 or higher. And Maximum tire width is AWD: 255, RWD: 285
Enthusiast Class same tire regulations as the Street Class.
ABOUT TIME ATTACK: Time attack (also known as Super Lap Battles) originated in Japan when the tuning media organized the event on race circuits such as the infamous Tsukuba Circuit. Unlike other timed motorsport disciplines, the time attack car is required to start off under full rolling start conditions following a warm-Âup lap where they will have to accelerate out as fast as possible to determine how fast they enter their timed lap. It is the driver against the course, one on one. Negotiating every turn with knife-Âlike precision and blasting down straight-Âaways to be crowned the king of the course, owner of the fastest lap.
The rules of Japanese time attack are not very concrete but they form the foundation for every series across the globe. Street-Âbased tuner cars are allowed to run and they should retain the passenger compartment (floor pan, firewall, chassis pillars) and be fitted with street-Âcertified tires with a tread pattern that covers two-Âthirds of the contact patch.
ABOUT GLOBAL TIME ATTACK: The Torrance, California based Global Time Attack was established in 2010 with the simple desire to assemble the world's fastest dedicated time attack cars together on a particular circuit. Through our events, live broadcasts and partnerships with independent media outlets, we present this motorsport in an exciting, engaging and involving manner in order to elevate this community as a whole - including teams, fans, manufacturers, supporters and sanctioning bodies.
The Global Time Attack is comprised of a team of leaders in the tuner, time attack and traditional motorsports fields. Our team produced the very first North American time attack way back in 2004. We were the crew chiefs back in the early days of the Honda FWD drag movement. Our goal is to provide an accessible & challenging forum for the growing community of time attack motorsports enthusiasts, from the drivers to the builders.