At 5:00AM, everything out there is freezing in Tsukuba circuit.
Record breakers around the country gather to the home of time attack.
The event “attack” have been a huge effect to time attack culture in japan in this few years since it started, and it was the 10th memorial event for them.
■when and who
Of cause the high season for time attack are Fall and winter when it’s low temperature. Its totally opposite form other motor sports.
In this category, S2000 and FD3S, for FR cars. R32, and CT Evos for AWD. EK～EG Civics FF cars. AE86N2, and NA roadstar for light weight cars. Those regulars from 2000’s JDM cars are the most popular machines.
■what made ATTACK the best
Of cause we must admit how WTAC effected to the scene, but past 1～2years time attack event surely gaining fans and effected to the whole car culture in japan. Even for the STANCE scene you see time attack matching looking cars.
However, in the real time attack world, winning on your record only matters.
It’s so simple that for the audience, it’s hard to see the excitement compere to other motorsports.
However, in “ATTACK”, you can catch up the back ground, character, and their gales of each drivers and machine on ATTACK blog and website, so you could see what’s going on clearly. Also, in ATTACK there are many catchy targets such as “fastest NA” “fastest turbo” “Fastest FF” “westside vs Eastside” which makes each entrant motivated.
At the end, the biggest advantage is the videos which edited perfectly with all the lap times you can watch on the web site. Those back up makes audience excited more than ever for time attack event. It’s almost too much back up for armature drivers event.
Aoki-san, who runs ATTACK, who knows all the logic to make audience excited to watch time attack event. His passion makes all the entrance attached and attend ATTACK.
On March 18th (Sunday) there will be last Attack for this season in Kanto area at TSUKUBA circuit.
■THE TARGET as WORKS
HKS time attack special TRB-03 drove by NOB-Taniguch’s 49.455. HKS works used full power against amateur time attackers. 10yeas ago, in time attack scene, makes those works record made amateur entrant unmotivated. But now it’s different.
Recently HKS hasn’t built an aggressive demo car like TRUST/Greddy. But now HKS made a huge target time record for all the amateur entrant. I’m looking forward to seeing it to be brake.