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Haltech in time attack mode

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There was no shortage of Haltech powered cars breaking all sorts of records at the annual Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge.

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The world’s largest gathering of time attack enthusiasts took place at Sydney Motorsport Park and featured some of the fastest team from Australia, USA, UK, New Zealand and Japan.

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As a long-time sponsor and supporter, Haltech had a large trade stand with the Mighty Car Mods’ Miss Daisy project car on display.

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Haltech track support crew were kept busy helping out numerous teams running Haltech systems across all racing classes.

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The car that surprised everyone was the Mighty Mouses Honda CRX.

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Driven by Rob Nguyen this Haltech-powered Honda smashed his previous lap record by over 2 seconds becoming the first ever FWD to go under 1:30 at Sydney Motorsport Park. His lap time of 1:29.517 secured him a place on the Pro Am podium.

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Another Haltech-powered Honda, this one built by JDM Yard and driven by Adam Casmiri dethroned Powertune’s R34 GTR taking the Open Class honours with a 1:30.70 lap.

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Last year’s Open Class winner, Powertune R34 GTR, with Dean Lillie behind the wheel clocked in at 1:31.45 securing third place in Open.

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Jason Naidoo finished third in Clubsprint with a time of 1:40.086.

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John Boston drove the Open class Motive DVD S14 Silvia to a new PB of 1:33.798.

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Autotech’s Hulk finished 5th in Pro Am with a lap time of 1:31.44

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Robert Gooley in his freshly rebuilt Open class Evo VI shaved over 2 seconds off his 2014 best.

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Another Keely Motorsport Evo VI debuted at 1:42.61 in Clubsprint with Scott Stewart behind the wheel.

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Steven Johnson drove the WBT Racing R33 GTR in Open and finished with a best time of 1:34.63.

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Being the only V8 racing at the event, Brian Bugh’s C5 Z06 Corvette attracted plenty of attention.

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Jake “Drift Squid” Jones won the Hi-Tec Oils Outlaw Drift Shootout in his Haltech-powered Sonvia.

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The Turbosmart Flying 500 podium was a Haltech trifecta with Just Engine Management R34 GTR taking the win.

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JEM’s GTR was followed closely by Mick’s Motorsport’s Evo III.

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Paul “PJ” Torony was the fastest qualifier and ended the competition in the third place.

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Photos: WTAC, Adam Drake, Colin Marshall

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