2015 Season Opener: Redline Time Attack – Round 1 at Buttonwillow

2015 Season Opener: Redline Time Attack – Round 1 at Buttonwillow

by Danny Nguyen

With winter finally departing, for most of us car guys, that means racing season is back! F1 and Moto GP are getting back on track and local time-attack and racing series kick-off their season as well.

Today we cover the first round of the Redline Time Attack series hosted at Buttonwillow Raceway Park located in Buttonwillow, CA, about 2-hours north of Los Angeles. In this 8-round series, cars are divided into 4 different classes based on modifications, drivetrain and tire selection and pin their best lap times against other competitors in their class. There’s pretty much a class for everyone no matter their experience or car they bring to compete (all-out race car brought on the trailer or the daily-driven car).

 

The competition was fierce in all the classes. There were mechanical failures, oil spills, and even a few engine fires.

The 2015 season opener hosted a full field of 65 competitors at Buttonwillow. It was a sold-out day with lots of action on the track and plenty of spectators to enjoy all of it. The weather forecast showed a strong chance of rain, but luck was on our side and everyone stayed dry.

In the Unlimited class, the 8 drivers were separated by 16 seconds. The overall fastest driver in that class was Jon Hume in a Nissan Skyline R35 with a blistering time of 1:50.799 in the AWD class.
Roy Narvaez  took first place in the RWD class in his Atom with a time of 1:54.852.
Steven Lam took first in the FWD class with his Honda CRX in a time of 2:00.260.

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