Redline Time Attack Coverage: Sebring, Florida

Coverage: Red Line Time Attack

Date: August 2010

Location: Sebring Florida

Time: 11:30 am

Hey Guys: Adam here with *GripWorks Media*, writing your coverage all the way from Sebring Florida. MAN! the heat, nothing but clear skies and humidity. We have a couple of amazing cars out here, GTR’s, Evo’s, Supra’s and much more. Thus far all the tuners are out there practicing their moves, and tweeking their cars. A couple of Florida’s locals are also making a scene, PRS; with their amazing EVO’s and BMW’s. I’m sure Mike and the guys are looking forward to making some good numbers.

If you have any questions Please hit me up! I’ll be here.

DAY TO DAY –
8:00am Gates open up for all tuners
followed by drivers meetings.

8:00am – 10:00am Practice runs will begin
10:00am – 12:00pn Advance racing
12:30 – 1:00pm Lunch

1:30 – 5:00 Tech, Racing

I’ll keep you guys posted. If your out here having a good time, post it up!!! I’ll see you guys around.


-Adam

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Time: 4:56 pm

Hey Guys,

Well thats it for today. It was an amazing site here at Sebring, Florida. Don’t get me wrong, I wish it was 20 degrees cooler. (lol) From a noobs point of view, PRS looks pretty amazing today. But I have a lot of friends that have their money on the Z06 that is just flying by. I am very surprised on the HIGH quality of cars showing at this event. Don’t get me wrong, I understand it’s RED line, but 5 GTR’s ……. DAMN. Lol, seems like thats the new trend. Keep your eyes posted, I’ll get some pictures posted.

Companies out on the track:

Fortune Auto : PRS : Braille Auto : Turn 10 : Scion World Racing : Nitto : Forged :

(Ill keep looking)

-Adam

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Date: Sunday

Time: 6:46

Hey everyone!! Man was it a hot!!!!!!! So, I have some great feed back and some great pictures. Sorry we couldn’t post up anything till now, there was no 3G network at  Sebring!! Lol, MAN CRAZY! So we had a lot of tuners out there plus a lot of car wrecks. Did I feel bad; we all know turn 17 is a curse from hell. It did claim one tuner in the Enthusiast class. Pour tuner went so far in the tire wall you couldn’t see his car.

So we have a lot of great pictures for you. We will try to post some up later today.

Keep watch for the latest updates!!!

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Date: August 16

Time: 11:53

Update: Coverage on Redline Time Attack

Good Morning Orlando. Man is it good to be back. As we speak I have my fellow photographers editing away so we may have some pictures up for you. As far as results, they are not posted quit yet. But be assured we will post them up as soon as they are ready.

-Adam

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www.Gripworksmedia.com

Round 7 of the Redline Time Attack makes it stop in sunny Sebring Florida. One of the most legendary tracks in motor sports home to the 12 hours of Sebring which has ran annually for the past 58 years. Being a Florida native and a huge fan of sports car racing I visit Sebring every year to attend the 12 hours. Once I heard that RLTA was going to make a stop here in Florida I was stoked and even more so that it was in Sebring. The week building up to the event I could hardly get any sleep I was so excited. Finally the time came and we arrived Friday afternoon and checked into the Chateau Elan. Saturday morning quickly came around and it was time to go racing! Just seeing cars on the track made me giddy as hell but seeing the caliber of some of these teams just blew my mind. The spectrum of cars ranged from a Honda Accord to a Lamborghini with all the BMW’s GTR’s and Porsche’s rounding out the middle.

The racing concluded for the day and it gave all the teams time to frantically wrench on their cars and fine tune them for tomorrows qualifying and Time Attack sessions. So back to the hotel for us sifting through all the photos I took that day drooling over some of the works of art these talented people drive for a living. After sorting through all of my coverage we decided to ride into town to grab some dinner, which was 100 times better than the adventure the night before.

After an uneventful night the big day of the weekend, Sunday, welcomes us with a bright sunny and humidity full day. As the sun beats down on the track the teams roll out onto the 17 turn monster we like to call Sebring International Raceway. All day long the cars go all out pedal to the metal in search of the fastest line around the track. Oh and somewhere in the middle of it all they were on the hunt for miss. Redline Time Attack. All in all, RLTA was a blast meeting many new people and just seeing old friends and add in a mixture of phenomenal cars and drivers doing what they do best is the perfect recipe for an amazing weekend!

In conclusion I want to thank Redline Time Attack for making the decision to bring their awesome series out to the east coast, And a HUGE HUGE HUGE thanks to Adam Neylans for surrendering over his brand new 2010 Honda Fit to be the GripWorks Media support vehicle for the weekend, Thanks again bud!

Below are going to be some photos of the weekend and be sure to hop on over to Insidekami.com for the rest of the coverage and more pictures from Gripworks Media.

Results:

Top 5 Fastest Overall

1. TONY WIESENHAHN / Turn In Concepts – WRX – 2:16.379

2. SHARIF ABDELBASET / Forged Performance – GTR R35 – 2:17.997

3. IAN STEWART – Porsche 911 -2:19.134

4. WHIT STAPLES / Fortune – EVO – 2:20.238

5. DOUG WIND/ Forced Performance – SRT4 -2:24.483

Enthusiast AWD

1. ALEXANDER GRIMES – EVO -2:30.564

2. GEORGE BONAFEDE – EVO 9 – 2:33.873

3. Ratanachai Sommee – EVO X – 2:35.236

Enthusiast FWD

1. ALI UZUN – Mini – 2:48.644

Street AWD

1. DANIEL O’DONNELL/ Professional Awesome – EVO – 2:25.113

2. TODD REID / Fortune Auto – 2:27.285

Street RWD

1. Kris VON SYDOW/ VS Motorsports – BMW M3 – 2:32.854

2. IAN STEWART – 2:35.775

3. RAPHAEL SANTOS – 2:45.861

Street FWD

1. BLAKE FULLER / Braille Auto – Altima – 2:49.126

Modified AWD

1. TONY WIESENHAHN / Turn In Concepts – WRX – 2:16.379

2.SHARIF ABDELBASET / Forged Performance – R35 – 2:17.997

3. WHIT STAPLES / Fortune – EVO – 2:20.238

Modified RWD

1. IAN STEWART – Porsche -2:19.134

2. JARED STOOPS / AMI – 370Z – 2:26.217

3. HAL GLENN – 350Z -2:45.382

Modified FWD

1. DOUG WIND/ Forced Performance – SRT4 -2:24.483

2. MICHAEL MCINTURF – RSX Type S -2:40.936

3. ANDREW MEEK – Civic EG -2:43.170

Super Modified RWD

1. CAM WORTH – RX7 – 2:24.841

2. SHARIF ABDELBASET/ Forged Performance – Porsche- 2:24.956

3. JEFF RICCA/ Ricca Racing – 240SX – 3:09.465

Super Modified FWD

1. SEAN YEARWOOD / P2R – Accord – 2:38.838

2. JG Pasterjak/ GRM – Mini -2:43.520

3. Chris Rado/ World Racing – tC – NA

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21 thoughts on “Redline Time Attack Coverage: Sebring, Florida

  1. adam says:

    Guys! What a great event. For those that went out to Nopi/HIN you really missed out. Anywho!! Keep your eyes posted. We are going to be posting up pictures left and right.

    -Adam

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  2. Jason says:

    Nopi/HIN sucks anyways. Great coverage though. Can’t wait for more pictures. The results are up on RedlineTimeAttack.com

    That WRX from TurnInConcepts was the fastest car outthere that put the record down.

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  3. adam says:

    *Phil* We will be posting all the pictures on this website and Grip Works web site.

    Please keep in mind, we took over 500 pictures and it takes some time!

    Hope your liking everything.

    Send us some feed back!!

    -Adam

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  4. Matt says:

    I was there and I gotta say that all the EVOs & BMWs that were there sucked ass! Specially the Performance Solution EVO & BMWs. All show and no go. If you going to paint an EVO orange, make sure it can be fast. I mean even the FWD cars were wiping there ass on that car. And the tC from World Racing! OMG what a piece of ****! They act like they’re big dogs…but they couldn’t even keep any consistant laps, was breaking down all the time, and were hardly on the track. That’s how you know what a true race car is, true cars will last in Sebring, not the other crap they race in.

    I gotta give it to all the WRX, STI, & GTRs that were there……They were kicking ass and showed what true race cars are. And the FWD cars…….specially to the Mopar SRT4 for been so damn fast.

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  5. Kazuo says:

    Jon, we will be putting up the results soon.

    Will & Ian, I’m sure GripWorksMedia took pictures of your cars. They’ll be posting them up later on the week.

    Matt, all the cars outthere performed great. The heat was killing everyone and that’s why they were having issues. Just bad luck. I’m sure PRS would have done better if they didn’t have so many technical issues and the same to World Racing. Moreover, the other drivers are excellent racers so it was tough competition.

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