A big weekend for LIC supported drivers/teams. Check out these fantastic results and accomplishments by all these drivers.
-1st Place, Travis Barnes captured this in UMS Tuning Time Attack TT-U class
-1st Place, Taylor Wilson captured this in UMS Tuning Time Attack TT-2 class
-? Place, Markos Mylonas competed in the Modified MagazineTuner Shootout (results to be published later on this year in the magazine)
-1st Place, Huck Gee captured this in SFR SCCA Inc. AutoX T2-ASP class (and got 11th fastest time out of 200+ cars)
-3rd Place, Palmer Sanderson captured this at ThunderDrift (he also mentioned his car has never worked as good as it is now and just a few personal errors costed him this placement).
***Congrats to all the LIC Motorsports supported teams on a great showing and effort this past weekend!***
Photo Credits: Carbon Studios, Sportcar Motion
This weekend was the inaugural event of the Sonoma Drift Series. It's a 4 race series that will put amateur drivers to the test on a course that is both power inspired as well as technical. Having a well rounded car and being a smooth driver is paramount. The title winner at the end of the series gets to walk away with $3,000 cash! LIC Motorsports sponsored driver Palmer Sanderson was in attendance with his 1993 240sx (S13) and gave us an event recap on how his weekend went.
A great photo often says a lot and explains this past weekend perfectly; keep pushing through fall backs. It was a lot of fun, and I learned a lot. Making some changes to my setup and I had no time for an alignment, it was off by a lot. Tried to get it close but it didn't quite work out like I had hoped
The last minute tech rules added on short notice took quite a bit from my budget and much added stress. I had trouble with focusing on the setup and with no one available to do tires on Saturday, it led to me leaving for most of the day and my buddy Jose Cortez saving me by mounting some tires on his lunch break.
Sunday rolled around and my right rear wheel bearing started failing due to my negligence. Kyle Jedd, Matt Madrigali, and I got it as good as we could before we had to qualify. On new tires for the first time I had the psi way too high and I couldn't complete the course. Second try I made adjustments and it felt perfect, but touching the inner clip cone with my front bumper put it under the car as I tried to continue the course the bumper sucked under the car and pushed the front wheels off the ground and resulting in an explosion of fiberglass and a spin resulting in a second 0. Not exactly how I wanted it to go but that's motorsports.
Now starting at the bottom of the bracket and my clutch going out, I was up against Matt Madrigali. It always seems I have to battle people I'm good friends with. On my follow run we had quite a long way to the first corner and as soon as he hit the pace cone he took off. I went as fast as I could and did not get left behind, I matched his line even though I couldn't put it on his door like I had hoped. In his follow run he left some gap assuming he would easily catch my much lower powered car. He slowly caught me through the course, but never was able to close the gap. I felt like it was close, they gave the win to Matt who went on to winning the whole event. This meant I was knocked out in the top 16.
Even though on paper it was a loss, I feel like with my car setup I did well. I think I will easily do better next time because I know what I need to change. I really want to thank everyone at LIC Motorsports for going over my car and fixing all my mistakes, and helping me out with everything and telling me what I need to make the best of my setup. This is my first event driving for them and if it's up to me it won't be my last. Thank you to Jose Cortez for saving me by getting some tires on my wheels. I want to thank Jason Bostrom for trying to help me get my setup dialed in via text, and Andy Gillespie for hooking me up with air and a place to keep the car during the event.
*Photo Credit Carbon Studios
Our friends over at Snail Performance / Forced Air Technologies just did some amazing work at this past weekend’s Global Time Attack event in Texas! All these cars run a LIC Motorsports part or two on them. Big congrats to these guys for doing a great job...
LIC Motorsports Subaru STi will be featured in the Hawk Performance Booth at the SEMA 2010 Auto Show. This event is on November 2-5th, 2010 @ the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
"The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world (PLEASE NOTE: THE SEMA SHOW IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC). It draws the industry's brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the AAIW, the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from more than 100 countries for unlimited profit opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, and RV markets. SEMA Show 2009 drew more than 50,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 1,500 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more..."
- From www.semashow.com
Be sure to look for the car at SEMA Booth # 23261
February 9th, 2010 - James Elterman and Takata Time Attack, the 2008 Redline Time Attack Modified AWD Champion and 2009 runner-up, announced today a new partnership with Northern California based Subaru specialist LIC Motorsports to campaign a Time Attack car in the 2010 racing season.
The Takata Time Attack Impreza, which was made famous by a livery design contest in 2008 involving Microsoft's hit racing video game, Forza Motorsport 2, has been retired in favor of LIC Motorsport's Impreza. Through another livery design contest, this time utilizing Forza Motorsport 3, the LIC Motorsport Impreza will become Takata Time Attack Impreza Version 2. Rules and contest submissions can be viewed at the following links.
Rules: Forzamotorsport.net Forums - Takata Time Attack 2010 Livery Contest! Your design on a real Time Attack car.
Contest Submissions: Forzamotorsport.net Forums - Takata Time Attack 2010 Livery Contest Submission Thread
Takata Time Attack will field the new Takata Impreza in the Modified/Limited class at west coast Redline Time Attack and Super Lap Battle events where it will be piloted by James Elterman.
"Partnering with LIC Motorsports as opposed to campaigning my own car will finally give me the opportunity to focus on driving and being an excellent spokesperson for the companies that support us." said James Elterman, owner of Takata Time Attack. "I am pleased to have partnered with LIC because they have the same level of commitment and professionalism that I have, combined with the talent to be successful. Additionally it gives me the chance to extend my lasting relationship with Subarus in which I find great pleasure in driving."
Responsible for the build, preparation, and trackside support of Takata Time Attack are LIC Motorsport owner Adam Levy and manager Noah Levy.
"We are excited to show our true potential and challenge the best in the sport." said Noah Levy. "With the support of our sponsors, an experienced driver, and a potent racecar we hope to make a big impact on the circuit this year."
Ensuring the new Takata Impreza will compete at the top level are a valuable group of team sponsors.
Extending their relationship with Takata Time Attack and LIC Motorsports
Takata Racing Products: A global leader in seat belt and air bag technology, as well as the manufacturer of Takata Racing Harnesses.
Nitto Tire: Provider of Nitto NT-01 competition tires.
Wheeldude.com: Provider of wheels.
Deatsch Werks: Provider of high output fuel injectors.
SPS: Provider of specialty race equipment.
New partners for 2010
Cobb Tuning: Provider of COBB AccessPORT and tuning services.
JE Pistons: Provider of custom forged pistons.
The Takata Impreza Version 2 is scheduled to make its debut at the Redline Time Attack season opener at Buttonwillow Raceway in Buttonwillow, California at the end of March.
Takata Time Attack is owned and managed by James Elterman of Godspeed Motorsports Marketing LLC. For more information, visit TakataTimeAttack.com. LIC Motorsports is a Novato, California based garage specializing in Subaru maintenance and performance upgrades. More information at Home | LIC Motorsports - Subaru Specialist Serving Marin County, Sonoma County, and Norcal. Redline Time Attack is North America's premiere Time Attack racing series. In the sport of Time Attack, drivers compete to set the single fastest lap time on a road course. For more information visit Redline Time Attack NEWS
With Redline Time Attack and Super Lap Battle coming up in apprx 1.5 months, Toyo Tires has decided to jump on board with the boys over at LIC Motorsports for the remainder of the race year. This is a great opportunity for Toyo and LIC Motorsports to continue to push the tires that have always been run on the race car and add more exposure to the Toyo brand.
For those who don't know Toyo offers the most competitive 100 UTQG tire in the marketplace. The tire of choice is the Toyo R888; with competition stretching the limits of how wide they can go, LIC Motorsports was no exception to this as well. LIC spent the better part of 4 months coming up with a creative solution to fitting wider wheels and tires and still keep the integrity and aesthetics as well. The answer which one might think is as simple as putting "bigger wheels/tires" is far from that. The Subaru frame and its interferences pose a serious amount of troubleshooting and creative thinking to come up with an outcome like seen on the LIC Motorsports Time Attack car.
LIC Motorsports is proud to welcome aboard Toyo Tires and this new endeavor together as LIC pushes for end of year podium finishes.
LIC Motorsports is proudly sponsored by Deatschwerks Injectors on their 2004 Time Attack prepped STi. The release of the 1000cc injectors for Subaru has been a long time in the works and the time has finally come. These 1000cc injectors are for sure to give the fuel supply needed in the harshest of environments/competition. LIC Motorsports is proud to be a part of the Deatschwerks team
LIC Motorsports has gone main stream and offered a sponsorship to veteran fighter of the octagon Tyson Griffin for UFC 103. The fight is scheduled for this coming Saturday 09.19.09 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The card is stacked and it's already a sold out arena.
Tyson Griffin (record 13-W, 2-L) will be going up against the very talented Hermes Franca (record 20-W, 7-L).
Tyson thoughts "Hermes Franca, outside from being a real nice guy, I think he is the most dangerous fighters I have fought yet. He has KO power in his hands and great jiu-jitsu."
Hermes thoughts "Tyson is an excellent and well rounded fighter who likes to push the pace. It should be an exciting fight."
This fight is big for both these lightweight talents (155lbs class); Tyson is coming off a win over Rafael Dos Anjos and a very close loss over Sean Sherk. Hermes just beat Marcus Aurelio after serving his 1 year suspension from "performance enhancing supplements". The lightweight division is getting stronger and more energetic as time goes by and these two world class athletes are the ones to watch come this Saturday night.
LIC Motorsports is proud to represent a world class athlete in a world class organization...
Be on the lookout for our LOGO on Tyson's Banner and fight shorts.
Weigh in results are in:
Rich Franklin 195 lbs. vs. Vitor Belfort 196.25 lbs.***
Junior dos Santos 236 lbs. vs. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic 226 lbs.
Martin Kampmann 169.5 lbs. vs. Paul Daley 170 lbs.
Josh Koscheck 170 lbs. vs. Frank Trigg 170.25 lbs.
Tyson Griffin 155.5 lbs. vs. Hermes Franca 159 lbs.**
live on Spike TV (9 P.M. ET)
Efrain Escudero 157 lbs.* vs. Cole Miller 155 lbs.
Drew McFedries 185.25 lbs. vs. Tomasz Drwal 185 lbs.
may not be televised
Jim Miller 154.5 lbs. vs. Steve Lopez 154.5 lbs.
Rafaello Oliveira 155.25 lbs. vs. Nik Lentz 155 lbs.
Ricky Story 170 lbs. vs. Brian Foster 170.75 lbs.
Eliot Marshall 204.75 lbs. vs. Jason Brilz 205.25 lbs.
Vladimir Matyushenko 205 lbs. vs. Igor Pokrajac 203 lbs.
Rafael dos Anjos 155.5 lbs. vs. Robert Emerson 155.5 lbs
Tyson Griffin KO's Hermes Franca in the 2nd round
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