It's that time again... OLOA is back!

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It's that time again... OLOA is back!

Post by GaToR » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:35 pm

One Lap has prided itself on its eclectic mix of participants since back when it was a markedly different event known as the Cannonball Run. This year is no different, and the competitors are beginning to fill up the lot, with everything from the usual bevy of Porsches and BMWs to tasty vintage items like a Katech Engineering-motored 1967 Camaro and a patriotic 1968 Dodge Charger. Supercars like a Ferrari F430, an Ultima and a Dodge Viper have already been spotted, and there's also an ever-growing crop of all-wheel-drive Japanese cars – Subaru WRXs, Mitsubishi Evos and last year's winning Nissan GT-R. It wouldn't be One Lap without some heavyweight machinery, including a BMW X6M (driven by BMW Performance Driving School instructors!), a Ford F-150 Lightning and a Dodge Ram SRT10. You can see the complete rundown of cars on the official One Lap site by clicking here, and be sure to check out our gallery of the first arrivals below.

We'll cover the proceedings as best we can, but as we are part one of the two timing and scoring crews hopscotching the country working to get ahead of the racers, we won't be present at each and every event. Thankfully, if you're looking for the latest standings and race results, you can check out along with Motor Trend. If you're competing in this year's event or planning on being a spectator somewhere along the way, be sure to come up and say hello – we'll be piloting a BMW 335d :D and a 550i.
I love following one-lap. A real test of durability of both cars and their crews. A pure 'hell week' for the die-hard racers.

I'm hoping that AB and the 335d do well in the 'green cars' category.

And naturally I'll be pulling for Will Taylor and Steve Rankins to go 2-for-2 in the Cannonball GT-R. :nana:

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Re: It's that time again... OLOA is back!

Post by GaToR » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:39 pm

Event 1 - Tire Rack - Wet Skid Pad

Fri Apr 30 19:55:51 2010

Tire Rack - Wet Skid Pad - Results sorted by position Page 1
Car # Vehicle Class Gs Points

1 Nissan GT-R SSGT1 BB 0.962 G 340
William Taylor, Steven Rankins, Jon Krolewicz

4 Nissan GT-R SSGT1 BB 0.911 G 335
Catesby Jones, Jose Collado

54 Honda Civic Si Econo Car 0.885 G 330
Jonathan Weir, William Chan

124 MAZDA MAZDA 5 S U V 0.861 G 325

20 Porsche Panamera Luxury Sed 0.860 G 320
Bill Treffert, Todd Treffert

9 Porsche 997 Turbo SSGT1 BB 0.856 G 315
Rene von Richthofen, Hugh D. Bate

12 Cheverolet Corv ZO6 SSGT1 BB 0.854 G 310
Carmine Dell Aquila, John Sigismondi

3 Porsche GT2 SSGT1 BB 0.853 G 305
Douglas Wilks, Leh Keen

14 Mitsubishi Galant VR4 MidPri Sed 0.847 G 300
Timothy Harper, Steve Burke

8 Porsche 911 GT3 RS SSGT1 BB 0.845 G 295
Geoffrey Bond,

49 Subaru WRX Sti MidPri Sed 0.841 G 290
Fay Teal, C. David Teal, Wayne Hickman

10 BMW X6 M S U V 0.841 G 285
Mike Schnell Renner, Thomas Lappin, Steve Maguire

28 BMW 335i SSGT1 SB 0.837 G 280
Robin Sparrow, Brian Hair

22 Chevrolet Z06 Corvette SSGT1 BB 0.825 G 275
Scott Breneman, Jim Roberts

5 Chevrolet Corvette SSGT1 BB 0.821 G 270
Jeremy Herzberg, Danny Popp, Todd Rumpke

11 VW GTI SSGT2 SB 0.815 G 265
Bill Unwin, Reg Noble

26 Porsche Cayman S SSGT1 SB 0.810 G 260
Sean Martens, Jonathan Noble

25 Chevrolet Z06 Corvette SSGT1 BB 0.804 G 255
Dan Corcoran, Kyle Corcoran

15 Mitsubishi Evolution X MidPri Sed 0.804 G 250
Chris Wirth, Sean Caron

69 Cadillac CTS-V Luxury Sed 0.802 G 245
Howard LaFever, Mark Grzella

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Re: It's that time again... OLOA is back!

Post by zaxrex » Sat May 01, 2010 8:00 am

I love the Honda and the Panamera rankings.
Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears

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Re: It's that time again... OLOA is back!

Post by GaToR » Sat May 01, 2010 8:45 am

zaxrex wrote:I love the Honda and the Panamera rankings.
Check out #4, Mazda 5 MPV. :mrgreen:

Wet skidpad is the great equalizer, LOL!

Since it is a TireRack sponsored event, all teams are allowed only 1 tire set for the whole 10 events. Wet skidpad is usually a decent prediction as to how each car will do in its class.

Since all events are rain-or-shine, the teams at the top are obviously betting on some rain over the next week, and are using a more wet tire, and will likely place well in their class, should it (inevitably) rain for some of them.

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