S2000s shine at Summit Point Raceway
California isn’t the only place the S2000s are tearing up the track… Recently, Redline Track Events held a Time Attack competition on the challenging Shenandoah Circuit of West Virginia’s Summit Point Raceway. At Redline’s previous California event in March, S2000s won both the street and modified classes in the RWD division.
S2ki member suterusu (Andrew Mishra) drove all the way from Michigan to compete. He made every mile worthwhile, winning the RWD division and finishing second overall in street class! Here’s Andrew’s take on the event:
Well, it’s Monday morning and I’m halfway between Summit Point and home in Michigan. This weekend was very exciting, and a very close competition. There were some impressive cars and impressive drivers out there.
This is my first year racing my S2000, and I am very impressed with the car. This was also my first time attack, and actual competition, so I’m very happy with my results. During practice on Saturday, and practice/qualifying on Sunday, I was getting faster every session.
EDIT: Forgot to mention, I didn’t have ABS due to a bad wheel speed sensor that I probably lost a second of time to.
I ended up having a very close rivalry with the Cusco/Nukabe STi. They broke the bead on their NT-01 on the first day and ended up running their street/rain tire (Eagle F1-GS D3). Also a privateer STi and the JSC Evo 8 were within tenths of our times.
The wildcard DENT Sport Evo 2 came out in a different session due to gridding problems and laid a 1’42.049″ that bumped me down to 2nd for Street class, but 3rd, 4th, and 5th were with in tenths and even hundreths off eachother that made for some hair raising fun.
Summit Point’s new Shenandoah Circuit is amazingly fun. The 20* banked turn and corkscrew were very fun. This was my first time at the track, first time experiencing a high banked corner, first time without ABS, and second time on a track with large elevation change, so I know I could be absolutely faster with more practice.
Street Class Results:
Day 1 practice: 1’46.624″
Day 2 qualify: 1’46.4XX” (1st RWD, 3rd Street overall)
^ 1st Street overall: 1’46.2XX” private STi
2nd Street overall: 1’46.3XX” JSC Evo 8
Time Attack session 1: 1’45.317″ (1st RWD, 2nd Street overall)
^ 3rd overall was a 1’45.386″ by the Cusco/Nukabe STi
Time Attack session 2: 1’44.646″ (1st RWD, 2nd Street overall)
^ 3rd overall was a 1’44.946″ Cusco/Nukabe STi
Special thanks to my buddy Tyler for towing my car to the track, the guys our shop, and all the guys at Redline for putting on a great event.
Andrew wasn’t the only S2000 leading the way… In the Modified RWD class, our own gfacter (George Cole) was there to show the field how it’s done. George managed to finish second just behind Ed Furhman’s Induktion Motorsports megabucks M3, and there was more than a 3 second gap between George and the third place finisher!
Highlights of the Redline Time Attack can be seen on the program “Street Fury” on G4 TV. Check your local listings.
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