2010 S2K Challenge #9 – Buttonwillow

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Our ninth 2010 S2K Challenge event was held on October 23, 2010 at Buttonwillow Raceway.

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Weather: PERFECT. High of 71.6F and a low of 58.9F. It had rained all week prior to the event, and forecast to rain the next day, so timing for this Challenge was perfect!

This event set a record for most participants at one competition for the S2K Challenge Series with 30 drivers participating. Format was fast lap time of the day.

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LAP TIMES:

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Stock Class

There were several new drivers in Stock Class, and after a tough battle, the results were clear by the end of the day. Doug Chan came in first with a 2:06.8. Albert Gavieres came in second with a 2:08.4. Newcomer Hammad Shah came in third, with a 2:10.7.

1st Place received a free valve adjustment from Tony Fuch Racing and 2nd and 3rd place received Speedventures gift certificates.

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Street Class

Street Class stepped up the competition with some BLAZING times, especially when compared to previous Buttonwillow events. Nam Yoon clocked an AMAZING 2:01.1 on STOCK SUSPENSION. Ben Rigaud came in second with a 2:02.4. Fil Craciun and Konstantin Nikiforov were separated by only 0.002 seconds after all the qualifying sessions, so Speedventures allowed a final time trial battle between the two at the end of the day. After a nail-biting final session, Fil came out on top with a 2:04.7 to clench 3rd place.

1st Place received a full fluid swap from Rising Star Motors and 2nd and 3rd place received Speedventures gift certificates.

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Modified Class

The fast Modified Class was exciting to watch as usual but was missing a few to competitors (Jim Tway was at a bowling tournament in Las Vegas and Si Tang was MIA). Mark Tsai, our 2009 champion came in first with a 1:58.9. Ed Lee achieved his personal best with a 1:59.2 for 2nd place. Mike Tsay came in 3rd with a 1:59.6. Also to note, our fourth place competitor, Daryl Chan, came in at 1:59.7 on Street Tires!

1st Place received a free alignment from Evasive Motorsports and 2nd and 3rd place received Speedventures gift certificates.

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Class Standings

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Hope to see you all at our next event at Street of Willow on November 7, 2010…cheers!

Based on an original write up by 600rr_rocket

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