Global Time Attack – 2011 Season Finale at Infineon Raceway – Nov 11-12, 2011
by David Karey
Global Time Attack wrapped up their 2011 schedule this past weekend with the season finale at Infineon Raceway in Northern California. Teams brought out some of the quickest time attack cars and drivers in North America, with hopes of setting new track and class records.
|The GTA paddocks are looking more and more like a big production as the series progresses.|
Impressive times were recorded in the wet on Friday, but teams weren't getting their target results and times due to the conditions. In addition to the wet, some mechanical issues struck a few teams, including Adam Aquino's Subaru which had a valve contact a piston thereby ending his weekend, and Tony Szirka's EVO which developed some transmission issues.
|Luke Lonberger in the Blu 808 Corvette probably had a hard time controlling the car in the wet. Who knows, he is a drifter. Maybe he enjoyed it?|
|Adam Aquino only got to drive on Friday in the rain. Valve to piston contact forced him to stop running, and kept him from turning anything better than a 2:29.864 lap time.|
|Mark Arcenal of Fatlace fame, drove this RAUH-Welt widebody Porsche on Friday. A look at the GTA website shows they did not post any times.|