SKR TAKES OFFICIAL 2011 SA TIME ATTACK CHAMPIONSHIP IN A CLIFF HANGER!

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STEVE KNIGHT RACETECH OFFICIAL TUNER HOUSE CHAMPION!

It was set up for a blinder finale in the Autosport SA Time Attack Tuner Series with a perceived two-way battle for the 2011 title between Autosport entered Brad Trenwith (FD3S RX7) and SKR entered Steve Knight (EVO 6). With the likely hood of a tie in the championship, the result would be decided by the quickest series mean time. However, with the number crunching on projected times and lingering lap records in the balance, the title chase was always going to be more than a tactical on track two-step.

In perfect weather conditions the standing radial tyre record was broken multiple times by the podium PRO Class drivers throughout the day resulting in an outright round win to Simon Podlewski (Infinity Signs 180SX) with a new Time Attack record 1:10.040, with runner up Brad Trenwith 1:10.921 & 3rd place Steve Knight 1:11.012 – all on street legal radial tyres! The Top-10 shoot out was taken out by 17 year-old Daniel Day (S & J Automotive MY99 STi) with a blistering 1:14.805 after the top runners bowed out with mechanical failures. Fastest Outright Open & Club competition cars were Mark Rundle (SKR EVO 8 ) 1:15.465 & Dean Falcone (Willall Racing EVO 10) 1:15.722 respectively.

Based on a count back, Steve Knight’s personal best 1:11.012 was enough to award Steve Knight Racetech the Outright 2011 Tuner Championship by only 0.1785 seconds, from fast finishing rival Brad Trenwith driving for the series naming right sponsor, Autosport. Steve Knight makes this his 2nd consecutive SA Time Attack Championship title as driver, placing the Steve Knight Racetech plaque next to his 2010 tuner house, Phillcom Rally.

Steve enlightened us with his back to back title emotions once the series title was announced as official – “I felt the pressure of the defending the title knowing both Simon Podlewski and Brad Trenwith were capable of lowering the local time attack benchmark, and although having such a marginal series lead and being the best mechanically prepared for an event thus far, the final round of competition was very close and tough. Dealing with business pressures to complete other SKR represented competition cars, combined with consequential on the day track troubles and the realisation of having less up my sleeve than first thought makes the victory for the SKR tuner house something most special.”

“SKR is most appreciative of the opportunity to be involved in the Mitsubishi GSR/EVO Club Time Attack events as the healthy tuner competition directly aids the local businesses to develop and showcase their capabilities to benefit motorsport enthusiasts and the community as a whole. All class levels put together make the time attack events the success that they have become, and it is pleasure to oversee the new comers to competition emerge and progress from round to round. I would like to thank my valued customers and supporters for competing under the SKR tuner house banner and hope that it continues in 2012. Further; Brad and Simon for their close competition, all CAMS officials/volunteers, event organisers and competitors for the thrilling 2011 SA Time Attack Series.”


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SA Time Attack Series Table 2011 - AS AT ROUND 4


1st Place: STEVE KNIGHT RACETECH Steve Knight - EVO 6 - 01:12.01275 (Series Mean) 194 POINTS
2nd Place: AUTOSPORT Brad Trenwith - FD3S RX7 - 01:12.19125 (Series Mean) 194 POINTS
3rd Place: WILLALL RACING Keir Wilson - R35 GTR - 01:14.31275 (Series Mean) 175 POINTS
4th Place: WILLALL RACING Gavin Leathley - R35 GTR/EVO 10 - 01:16.6595 (Series Mean) 150 POINTS
5th Place: WILLALL RACING Martin Donnon - MY09 STI/EVO 10 - 01:17.1575 (Series Mean) 145 POINTS
6th Place: STEVE KNIGHT RACETECH Dryden MacDonald - EVO 9 - 01:17.3335 (Series Mean) 144 POINTS
7th Place: WILLALL RACING Matthew Leathley - EVO 10RS/ EVO 10 - 01:17.492 (Series Mean) 134 POINTS
8th Place: WILLALL RACING Sebastian Lip - R35 GTR - 01:14.851 (Series Mean) 130 POINTS
9th Place: WILLALL RACING Andrew Bartlett - R32 GTR/EVO 6.5 - 01:15.87367 (Series Mean) 117 POINTS
10th Place: S & J AUTOMOTIVE Daniel Day - MY99 STI/MY98 STI - 01:17.7567 (Series Mean) 115 POINTS
11th Place: S & J AUTOMOTIVE Michael Willis - EVO 9 - 01:16.90467 (Series Mean) 102 POINTS
12th Place: STEVE KNIGHT RACETECH Bradley Kirkwood - EVO 6 - 01:21.58625 (Series Mean) 102 POINTS
13th Place: S & J AUTOMOTIVE Graham Davidson - MY01 STI - 01:17.96 (Series Mean) 101 POINTS
14th Place: STEVE KNIGHT RACETECH Matthew Dreckow - EVO 7RS - 01:17.373 (Series Mean) 99 POINTS
15th Place: WILLALL RACING Dean Falcone - EVO 10 - 01:18.3543 (Series Mean) 99 POINTS
16th Place: INFINITY SIGNS Simon Podlewski - 180SX - 01:11.471 (Series Mean) 96 POINTS
17th Place: INFINITY SIGNS Trent Levi - FD3S RX7 - 01:19.0423 (Series Mean) 85 POINTS
18th Place: INFINITY SIGNS Tim Scarman - MY07 STI/WESTFIELD - 01:20.337 (Series Mean) 82 POINTS
19th Place: STEVE KNIGHT RACETECH George Ivanovski - SUPRA - 01:25.683 (Series Mean) 81 POINTS
20th Place: WILLALL RACING John Amos - EVO 10MR - 01:21.578 (Series Mean) 78 POINTS
21st Place: INFINITY SIGNS Corey Armstrong - EVO 10MR - 01:16.613 (Series Mean) 74 POINTS
22nd Place: STEVE KNIGHT RACETECH Lucas Khawam - EVO 9 - 01:23.215 (Series Mean) 70 POINTS
23rd Place: AUTOSPORT Matt Longhurst - R33 GTR - 01:18.507 (Series Mean) 69 POINTS
24th Place: STEVE KNIGHT RACETECH Craig Van Diemen - EVO 6.5 - 01:19.422 (Series Mean) 56 POINTS
25th Place: S & J AUTOMOTIVE Damien Hirst - MY00 STI - 01:19.483 (Series Mean) 54 POINTS
26th Place: STEVE KNIGHT RACETECH Simon Irish - EVO 7 - 01:25.9443 (Series Mean) 54 POINTS
27th Place: STEVE KNIGHT RACETECH Robert Macri - R34 GTR - 01:22.018 (Series Mean) 52 POINTS
28th Place: WILLALL RACING Kurt Wilson - R35 GTR - 01:13.993 (Series Mean) 42 POINTS
29th Place: STEVE KNIGHT RACETECH Mark Rundle - EVO 8 - 01:15.465 (Series Mean) 42 POINTS
30th Place: STEVE KNIGHT RACETECH Leigh Harris - EVO 6 - 01:24.213 (Series Mean) 42 POINTS
31st Place: MIKE DALE AUTOMOTIVE Nick Streckeisen - EVO 8RS - 01:17.872 (Series Mean) 39 POINTS
32nd Place: S & J AUTOMOTIVE Tony Day - SALEEN MUSTANG - 01:25.114 (Series Mean) 38 POINTS
33rd Place: STEVE KNIGHT RACETECH Bronte Rundle - EVO 8 - 01:18.673 (Series Mean) 36 POINTS
34th Place: WILLALL RACING Artur Niedzwiecki - EVO 6.5 - 01:16.555 (Series Mean) 34 POINTS
35th Place: S & J AUTOMOTIVE David Palumbo - GTR - 01:19.054 (Series Mean) 33 POINTS
36th Place: AUTOSPORT Drew Blackwell - FD3S RX7 - 01:17.819 (Series Mean) 31 POINTS
37th Place: MIKE DALE AUTOMOTIVE Robert Catford - VR4 - 01:20.693 28 POINTS
38th Place: S & J AUTOMOTIVE Leigh Morris - MY03 STI - 01:21.789 (Series Mean) 27 POINTS
39th Place: S & J AUTOMOTIVE Samantha Reid - EVO 10 - 01:18.926 (Series Mean) 26 POINTS
40th Place: S & J AUTOMOTIVE Paul Moras - MY07 WRX - 01:21.027 (Series Mean) 26 POINTS
41st Place: S & J AUTOMOTIVE Chris Schapel - MY02 WRX - 01:23.090 (Series Mean) 25 POINTS
42nd Place: ADELAIDE RADIAL TYRE Raun Hunt - S13 SILVIA - 01:22.272 (Series Mean) 24 POINTS
43rd Place: ALL SEASONS AIR CONDITIONING Adam Clarke - 180SX - 01:22.495 (Series Mean) 23 POINTS
44th Place: S & J AUTOMOTIVE Hannah Taylor - MY05 WRX - 01:25.091 (Series Mean) 22 POINTS
45th Place: WILLALL RACING Bec Amos - EVO 10MR - 01:22.297 (Series Mean) 21 POINTS
46th Place: S & J AUTOMOTIVE Gary Smith - MY02 STI - 01:22.868 (Series Mean) 21 POINTS
47th Place: MIKE DALE AUTOMOTIVE Michael Dale - EA FALCON - 01:23.244 (Series Mean) 20 POINTS
48th Place: ADELAIDE RADIAL TYRE Matthew Roberts - GT4 - 01:23.886 (Series Mean) 19 POINTS
49th Place: INFINITY SIGNS Dave Settle - EVO 8 - 01:24.098 (Series Mean) 19 POINTS
50th Place: STEVE KNIGHT RACETECH Shane Carroll - EVO 6.5 - 01:26.065 (Series Mean) 17 POINTS
51st Place: S & J AUTOMOTIVE Seth Coultas - MY00 STI - 01:26.770 (Series Mean) 16 POINTS



Special thanks to all our Time Attack Series sponsors for their aid, support, and rivalry during 2011.


Time Attack Sponsors

Autosport
Steve Knight Racetech
Infinity Signs
Willall Racing
Mike Dale Automotive
Adelaide Radial Tyre
S & J Automotive
All Seasons Air Conditioning
Australian Motors Mitsubishi

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