We live for Motorsport. Any excuse for some track action and we are there.
And with Vic Time Attack staging its first event at Winton, it was good reason to jump on the Hume on the hunt for some all-out track machines.
A small field of entrants were entered for this event. I’m not sure why. Being Easter Sunday, unfortunately the numbers of spectators was low as well. One thing though was that the quality of cars participating was second to none.
This Honda DC2 Type R was definitely the wildest and craziest of all. Keep scrolling, there is more on this beast further down.
The smell of race fuel. Meaty rubber. Massive exhausts. Big wings. Aero. This is Time Attack.
This Tampered Motorsport/Auto Parts Mazda 626, driven by David Darwin, is an intimidating and angry looking beast.
The 626 is powered by a 383ci Chevy V8 engine and boosted by a pair of Garrett GT3582R turbochargers. Good for around 600 horsepower at the wheels. It sounds pretty angry too.
The fly past was a welcome sight.
The clean and crisp lines of the R32 GTR never get old. This is exactly how we would have one.
The RTR Evo X was in fine form, driven by Darrin Morice. It managed second in the Street Attack shootout with an impressive 1:32.7410 just shy of its best time of 1:32.47.
The unique graphics of this car make it look rapid standing still.
Like most track-days, Evos were the most popular weapons of choice.
This OTR Motorsport/Exe-Crew managed a 1:33.
Just above this X, driven by Adam Wade.
The IS Racing Evo 8 looked great out on the track. With added aero from last year’s WTAC, the Evo’s times hovered around the 1:36 mark.
Ben Arnold’s RB28 powered R33 GTR did a best of 1:31.4710.
The R33 GTST of John Richardson also performed admirably.
This was the fastest car in the Street Attack shootout with a 1:32.6780.
It seemed to drift through the tight turns of Winton effortlessly.
One of the stand out machines was this bonkers Datsun 260Z. This car is well-known in the race car community but always demands attention.
This wide-bodied purple-people eater packed a mean punch in the Open class with a shootout time of 1:30.5950.
Driven by Kevin Mackrell the 260Z is named ‘Viagra’, can you guess why?
The 260Z, sports a big block V8 and all-wheel drive system out of a Nissan Patrol. With phenomenal acceleration on the straights, its a serious piece of kit and an amazing display of engineering workmanship.
The Topstage Composites RX7 driven by Jason Dorrington is always impressive on track.
Its massive intercooler and pipework dominates the engine bay.
Entered in the open class, Glen Latter’s well-campaigned Mazda Rx7 tightly hugging the apex. With its bright orange wheels and black bodywork- this car looks menacing on the track.
Despite being a 20 year old shape the FD Rx7 is still an awesome looking car.
An exciting conclusion to the day was provided by the BYP Honda DC2 Type R.
This thing eats corners for breakfast with an electrifying speed. Brandon Lockwood’s DC2R is powered by a K20/K24 BYP engine mated with a Rotrex Supercharger.
The carbon bonnet reflected in the light. From opposite ends of the track you could hear this machine screaming as it approached. It looked so planted, no doubt aided by its Wavetrac LSD and wide, meaty tyres.
It beat everything else on the day by a staggering four seconds.
The time you ask. In the hands of Benny Tran, a blistering quick 1:26.5680. Red cars just go faster, don’t they!
From little things big things grow. Heres hoping for a larger turn out and more spectators at the next Vic Time Attack. Events like this don’t happen unless people are willing to support them. We would like to thank the organisers and sponsors of this event and we would also congratulate those who participated. Some of whom travelled long distances.
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Winton…we’ll be back.