Redline Time Attack Season Finale at Auto Club Speedway


The last known casualty was Robert Choo in the DSPORT Honda S2000 making nearly 400hp.  The weekend was looking great for Robert who was in a position to outright win the Street RWD class.  First, his fuel pump went out Saturday afternoon.  A few phone calls landed a replacement in his hands and he was up and running again.  Then, it turned out that his AEM EMS tuned Vortech supercharger setup was all too powerful for the Honda drivetrain that was originally designed for a 190rwhp NA motor.  It was very unfortunate for Robert since this was a perfect track for his setup and he has seemed to have had bad luck this year with mechanical issues.  Instead of packing up and going home Robert displayed true camaraderie by helping his teammate Wen Lai find his way to a 2nd place finish.  

DSPORT Berk Technology Honda S2000 Wen Lai
Wen Lai in the DSPORT Honda S2000 enjoyed his first podium finish at a Redline Time Attack event.  This was his first time at the track and he saw his lap times drop from a 2:01 in Saturday’s practice to 1:55.610 which landed him solidly in 2nd place in the competitive Street RWD Class.


Paul Walker BMW M3 AE Performance
One bright nugget of hope in the street class came from Paul Walker’s  supercharged M3.  Rich Taylor was able to pilot the M3 to a new Street RWD record with a time of 1:50.177.  Over 600hp on an oval sure helps at this track!  

In the Street FWD class Clint Boisedeau in the ABF Motoring Mini Cooper tasted sweet victory with his perfect undefeated season.  Clint finished first in all races entered and showed everyone that he is the master of FWD with his back to back Redline championship season wins.  


 Clint Boisdeau ABF Motoring Tech Division Mini Cooper S
There was no stopping Clint in the little yellow ABF Motoring Mini.  The ABF Motoring Mini has been one of the most dominant cars in the series often winning the class by 5 seconds or more.   

The Enthusiast Class was the largest class at this event with 18 drivers on the grid competing for the top spot.  Roger Hocking would show the rest of the class how it is done with a new Enthusiast Class record setting time of 1:50.598 in his Mitsubishi EVO.  

Chris Billedo Miss Redline Champion
One of the many characters you’ll find at a Redline event.  Chris Billedo (aka DJ POW) took home another win and the rookie driver of the year award.  What Chris Billedo lacks in height he makes up for in heart.  Congrats Chris! 


 Mike Kojima MOTOIQ Miss Redline Podium
The face of MotoIQ, Mike Kojima on the podium with an ABF Motoring Mini Cooper in the Enthusiast FWD Class.  Mike was fighting boost robbing computer gremlins and a bad cold all weekend long but was still able to earn himself a spot on the podium. 


Mini Cooper Ride and Drive Hankook ABF Motoring
The ABF Mini’s were out in full force representing the Enthusiast, Street, and Super Modified classes.  Mini USA & Hankook tire also hosted their own arrive and drive autocross course setup in the parking lot that was free to everyone at the event.  How often does someone hand the keys over to a brand new car and let you romp on it for free?


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