Global Time Attack – Palm Beach International Raceway



The team with the best name in motorsports, Professional Awesome, not only took the Street class title at PBIR but set the third fastest time of the weekend behind Westphal’s and Rado’s bonkers Unlimited class cars. Daniel O’Donnell, in the Professional Awesome Street AWD Mitsubishi Evo 7, made his trip from Indiana worthwhile to win with a laptime of 1:25.016.

Four cars did battle in the Street RWD class, with Hartmut Feyhl taking top honors in his Mercedes C63/ Renntech C74. Driving the car to the circuit, no less, Feyhl’s 1:30.208 cleared the rest of the field by over a second.

Second in class was Whit Staples, in the Fortune Auto Street RWD BMW M3, with a 1:31.779. Something you didn’t know about Staples is he is a professional golfer. No, really, Google his name.

Third was a more traditional Time Attack car, with Bryan Hedian in the Wired Race Team Street RWD Honda S2000. A couple of ticks off of Staples’ BMW, Hedian’s 1:33.948 scored him a podium spot in the Street RWD class, a nice reward for a determined guy who makes the long trip from New Jersey to contest most of the Global Time Attack events.

A first for Global Time Attack was the appearance of a Scion FR-S. At the hands of former GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race winner, Jon Miller, the near-stock Arsenal Autosport Street RWD Scion FR-S ran a 1:35.744. 

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Doug Wind set the Street FWD record with a 1:30.558 in the Modern Performance Dodge SRT-4.  Though Modern Performance was the only FWD Street competitor, they still beat all of the Limited FWD times and almost all of the Street RWD time.  Be on the lookout for Modern Performance in New Jersey!


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