Global Time Attack at Road Atlanta, GA “Drift Atlanta – Formula Drift” May 10-11, 2013

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Global Time Attack at Road Atlanta, GA

“Drift Atlanta – Formula Drift” May 10-11, 2013

Global Time Attack returns to Road Atlanta to kick off the 2013 GTA Pro Championship series at Drift Atlanta with Formula Drift. Road Atlanta’s Drift Atlanta event featuring Formula DRIFT consistently draws crowd’s well over 20,000 Motorsport fans! This is the largest attended time attack event in the country! Last year the Global Time Attack field was comprised of 24 time attack teams and Jeff Westphal stood out with a record-breaking lap of 1:23.628 in the GST Motorsports 2006 Subaru Impreza L.  Who will beat this time in 2013?  We have already confirmed a few entries from teams in California, Arizona, and even Canada that are making the trip to Road Atlanta for Global Time Attack.

Time attack your car and find out if you have what it takes!  Your car will be on track in front of thousands of screaming fans! You do not need an invite to compete, and registration is open to all.

Road Atlanta is a world-renowned road course and this is your chance to tackle it! GTA has a Class that fits your car. This GTA Pro Championship round will offer $10,000 in cash prizes plus much, much more in product contingency prizes. We work hard and smart to ensure that we provide the best environment for time attack racers to compete in a safe and professional manner.

The Global Time Attack represents the ultimate expression of automotive technology. This innovative racing series is quickly taking the motorsport world by storm, testing the drivers, teams and cars to their limits on a wide variety of dedicated race circuits with the singular goal of setting record lap times.  We set the stage for the fastest timed laps in racing where drivers compete against the clock, allowing teams to focus solely on achieving the fastest lap times against other drivers and machines on a given circuit. Global Time Attack teams can showcase their fabrication, tuning and set-up skills in order to create the fastest car possible. Global Time Attack car classes include Unlimited, Limited, Street, and Enthusiast determined by the amount of allowable modifications and separated by drive train configuration All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive and Front Wheel Drive.

Global Time Attack is aimed to create the ultimate venue where racers and machines compete against each other and time itself in all manner of car platforms to be the best in the world.

WHO: Global Time Attack
WHAT: RD 1 of the 2013 GTA Pro Championship
WHEN: Friday & Saturday, May 10-11, 2013
WHERE: Road Atlanta 
5300 Winder Highway, Braselton, GA 30517
WHY: Time Attack in front of 20,000 people while competing for a piece of the $10,000 Purse!

CLASSES:
Unlimited AWD
– $500 per entry
Unlimited RWD (FR, MR, RR)
 – $500 per entry
Unlimited FF
– $500 per entry
Limited AWD
– $500 per entry
Limited RWD (FR, MR, RR)
 – $500 per entry
Limited FF
– $500 per entry
Street AWD
– $500 per entry
Street RWD (FR, MR, RR)
 – $500 per entry
Street FF
– $500 per entry
Enthusiast AWD
-$350 per entry
Enthusiast RWD (FR, MR, RR)
 -$350 per entry
Enthusiast FF -$350 per entry

REGISTRATION: To sign up for RD1 of the GTA Pro Championship at Road Atlanta, click here.

PRIZE MONEY: Each GTA Pro Championship round will offer $10,000 in cash prizes plus much, much more in product contingency prizes. The GTA Pro Championship Unlimited, Limited, and Street Cars are awarded $600 to the first place winners and $200 to the second place winners. The GTA Enthusiast Class does not offer prize money, only trophies.

RULES: Major points: no wing boxes or minimum ride heights. Nitrous oxide and motorsport use only slicks are permitted in the Unlimited Class. No pro drivers in Street or Enthusiast Classes. All safety regulations adhere to the 2013 GTA CCR. GTA rules mainly list what is prohibited rather than what is allowed in an effort to encourage as much innovation as possible while still maintaining a fair playing field. View the 2013 GTA Rules

TIRES:
Unlimited Class
allows any DOT tire, and also allows Racing Slicks.
Limited Class DOT-approved treaded tires with a minimum UTQG-rating of 80 or higher.
Street Class DOT-approved treaded tires with a minimum UTQG-rating of 140 or higher. And Maximum tire width is AWD: 255, RWD: 285
Enthusiast Class same tire regulations as the Street Class. 

TECH QUESTIONS: Questions on the rules or classes email racesteward@globaltimeattack.com

RD 7 to Host the Need for Speed Time Attack Challenge

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Formula DRIFT Round 7: Judgment Day to Host the Royal Purple – Need for Speed Time Attack Challenge;
Drivers to compete on Oct. 17 at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale for $5000

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Long Beach, Calif. – October 12, 2009 – Formula DRIFT will be hosting, during the Round 7: Judgment Day season finale, a live video game competition between the top drivers of the series in the Royal Purple – Need for Speed Time Attack Challenge. The drivers will compete using the newly released Need for Speed SHIFT game and the winner will receive a check for $5000 courtesy of Royal Purple.

Invites have been sent out to the top Formula DRIFT drivers to compete in this challenge. The drivers will need to qualify on Thursday, October 15 to make it to the live competition during the Round 7: Judgment Day event. The top 3 qualifiers will then compete during half time between the Top 32 and Top 16 Pro Competition at the Need for Speed SHIFT booth. Only one driver will be crowned the winner and will receive a $5000 check during the podium ceremony from Royal Purple.

‘Need for Speed SHIFT is the game for true enthusiasts,’ says Royal Purple VP of Sales & Marketing Mark McFann. “It’s the closest thing my racing brethren and I have seen to the real thing. We know Formula D drifters bring it on the track — now we want to see if they can bring it on the (gaming) console.”

The final competition will see the top 3 qualifiers battling on an XBOX 360 console in a hot lap challenge, with the fastest driver being awarded with the win. The drivers will be piloting a Maserati MC12 on the Nurburgring Nordeschleife track in Time Attack mode.

“I’ve seen some of the Formula D drifters race Need for Speed SHIFT previously and, believe me, some of them are amazing gamers.,” Rod Chong, creative director of Speedhunters. ““So we wanted to up the ante. This time, they’ll be competing in-game for the same prize money they’d win at the actual Toyota Speedway at Irwindale Formula DRIFT event.”

Tickets for Round 7: Judgment Day on October 16-17 are available now. Online tickets can be purchased on the Formula DRIFT website. For more information, visit: www.formuladrift.com.