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Old 10-02-2007, 03:24 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-02-2007, 03:51 AM   #2
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this is some of the best news I've heard in a while within the subaru community! go time attack!
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:05 AM   #3
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awesome....i'd take a trip out to Tsukuba to see our representative win!
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:23 AM   #4
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Great news. Do we know of any for sure teams that are gearing up for qualifications?
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:26 AM   #5
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SICK news! Good luck to anyone who participates!
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:08 AM   #6
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Wow!! That is great!! I would love to see the GST motorsports GC in Tsukuba.
Keep us updated so I can go down there
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:22 AM   #7
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I really thing were going to turn some heads over there.
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:00 AM   #8
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Nice pic of the Element Tuning STi. Go Phil!
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:12 AM   #9
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my money is on Crawford/Tanner.................
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:59 PM   #10
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crawford performance ftw!!!
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:27 PM   #11
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crawford performance ftw!!!
crawford should strip the car if they do end up going out there..
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:33 PM   #12
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only time will tell, but i would put some money on crawford ; )
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:42 PM   #13
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i thought cobb was making that new whip for this, am i wrong? Didn't they have a carbon fiber 07 sti at sema?
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:27 PM   #14
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i thought cobb was making that new whip for this, am i wrong? Didn't they have a carbon fiber 07 sti at sema?
yeah, i came across a picture of it on my computer and began to wonder what the hell was going on with it.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:43 PM   #15
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Go Element!!! Go USA!!!
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:38 PM   #16
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can we get some shots of the potential USA competitors..... this is sick ass news!
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:03 PM   #17
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wow , i would credit card a trip there just to represent!
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:54 PM   #18
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guess this gives josh@cobb a motivator to get the carbon car up and running?
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:06 PM   #19
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I hope someone organizes a "NASIOC to Tsukuba" possie. I would love to go to Japan and it would be even better with a group so we could keep/get ourselves out of trouble :P

Someone call Eric Hsu! Here's his chance to punk all the big JDM tuners. LOL!
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:02 PM   #20
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I hope someone organizes a "NASIOC to Tsukuba" possie. I would love to go to Japan and it would be even better with a group so we could keep/get ourselves out of trouble :P

Someone call Eric Hsu! Here's his chance to punk all the big JDM tuners. LOL!
ditto on that!!!!
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:17 PM   #21
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WOW this is Awesome!
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:25 PM   #22
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Something about Easy Street, red widebody...


Gary? Marshall?

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Old 10-02-2007, 07:44 PM   #23
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pics of possible competitors needed now!!!
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:56 PM   #24
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wow unlimited really makes it hard for the smaller shops put something together

i just hope we dont look dumb over there haha
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:22 PM   #25
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wow unlimited really makes it hard for the smaller shops put something together

i just hope we dont look dumb over there haha
+1.. we got some quick cars.. but they got some pretty ridiculous cars over there as well. eg. arise impreza, zerosports, bozzspeed etc.

not to mention if americans go over there.. they'll be trying they're hardest to make fools of us.
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