Tsukuba Time Attack Challenge
By Travis Geny, Subiesport Magazine
Photo: Armin H. Ausejo
Tsukuba circuit has long been the hallowed ground of Time Attack and the progenitor of the sport as we know it. For years now, U.S. teams have looked across the pacific to prove their mettle against the best of Japanese tuners. For one determined team, the dream will become a reality.
Paramax, the company known for creating GT LIVE has partnered with Subaru of America to create the Subaru Tsukuba Challenge, an effort to determine the quickest unlimited AWD class Subaru time attack team in the U.S. That team will be sent to Japan to act as a representative of the best U.S. tuners and to compete at the famed Tsukuba circuit.
Teams will have three opportunities to qualify for the U.S. finals on November 11, 2007 that run as part of the Redline Time Attack Series at Laguna Seca Raceway. Teams will have the chance to qualify at several events:
Redline Time Attack (GT LIVE) - Miller Motorsports Park, April 28-29, 2007,· Redline Time Attack (GT LIVE) - Virginia International Raceway, October 6-7, 2007 and Redline Time Attack - Laguna Seca Raceway, November 10, 2007.
The top three Subaru entries in the unlimited AWD class from each event are eligible to compete at the Subaru Tsukuba Challenge finals at Laguna Seca Raceway. Competitors need to show entry forms and result sheets from the qualifying events to be eligible for the finals. The Subaru unlimited AWD class car posting the fastest time on Sunday, November 11, will be certified by a Paramax representative on- site as the winner of the Subaru Tsukuba Challenge.
As an additional bonus, Subaru has retained renowned time attack legend Eiji "Tarzan" Yamada as a factory support driver for Subaru unlimited class time attack teams.