Shift-S3ctor would like to thank all of the sponsors, drivers and participants for making Airstrip Attack a tremendously fun, safe and successful event. We would also like to thank the City of Coalinga for being gracious hosts. Since the inception of Airstrip Attack at Trona, this series has taken on a life of its own. With your feedback, we have continued to make improvements to the event and look forward to continuing to make Airstrip Attack a can’t miss event for automotive and racing enthusiasts on the west coast.

Saturday started with a line of amazing race cars at the entrance gate, like caged animals, revving their engines. The cars poured in, daily driver sports cars, exotic garage queens, trailered race cars, purpose built Airstrip Attack vehicles… all here for one purpose: legal street racing. The scene is completed with the many sponsor tents, music and of course the street sweeper cleaning off our dedicated race surface, a 1 mile stretch of runway. The atmosphere this weekend was incredible. A combination of car show and race event with the music occasionally interrupted by the sounds of cars at full throttle stretching their legs across the finish cone. Mid-morning, the Babaloo Cuban food truck rolled in and immediately got their grill fired up. We like the smell of grilled pork and race gas! For this event, Shift-S3ctor introduced trap speed timing and it was a big hit. Our timing desk was overwhelmed by the drivers as everyone was striving to beat their personal best. By mid-day, we saw 3 cars inching closer to the holy grail, 200 miles per hour! The fastest trap we saw this day came from Sean Cagle in his “paratrooper” Camaro. This car clocked 198.9 miles per hour while the BBi 911 Turbo (196.7 mph), and the English Racing Nissan GTR (196.7mph) were very close behind. We finished off day one with our Trophy Races. These races are side by side races with the winner crossing the finish line first.

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Tiered Races

Tier 1
1st Place
Name: Sean
Car: Chevrolet Camaro Turbo TT LS Motor
Shop: Caliber Customs
2nd Place
Name: Nico
Car: Nissan GTR
Shop: 5150 Racing

Tier 2
1st Place
Name: Mark
Car: Mitsubishi Evo
2nd Place
Name: Greg
Car: Ford GT

Tier 3
1st Place
Name: Michael
Car: Mazda FD RX-7 Turbo LS9
2nd Place
Name: Stu
Car: Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06
Shop: CMS Cunningham Motorsports

Sponsor Tuner Shootout

Tier 1
1st Place
Gideon
Sponsor: ACG Automotive
Car: Nissan GTR
2nd Place
Lucas
Sponsor: English Racing
Car: Nissan GTR

Tier 2
1st Place
Bryce
Shop Spanking Time
Car Chrysler 300
2nd Place
Charlie
Sponsor: Speed Society
Car: Nissan GTR

Tier 3
1st Place
Ken
Sponsor: FFTEC/Vishnu
Car: Bmw 335i
2nd Place
Ryne
Sponsor Cunningham Motorsports
Car Chevrolet Camaro

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Sunday started off with a bang as English Racing’s Nissan GTR cracked 200 miles per hour on it’s first run of the day. This car continued to impress throughout the day as it reeled off 6 consecutive passes over 200 miles per hour topping out with an impressive 204.5 miles per hour, an Airstrip Attack record. Sunday was also marquee day with 4 trophy classes available: Domestic Trophy sponsored by Revvolution Media Group, JDM Trophy sponsored by DSport Magazine, European/Exotic car class sponsored by European Car Magazine, and the Bimmerpost Shootout sponsored by Bimmerpost. Below are the results: Again, all races are determined by a rolling race, with the first to cross the finish line declared the winner.

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Sunday

JDM Shootout
1st Place
Lucas
Shop: English Racing
Car: Nissan GTR
2nd Place
Paul
Shop: Cobb Tuning
Car: Nissan GTR

Domestic Shootout
1st Place
Michael
Car: Mazda FD RX-7 Turbo LS9
2nd Place
Armik
Car: Ford GT

European/Exotic Car shootout
1st Place
Greg
Car: McLaren MP4-12C
2nd Place
Jay
Car: Lamborghini Gallardo LP560

Bimmerpost Shootout
1st Place
Kenton
Car: BMW M3 Turbo E46
2nd Place
Mike
Car: BMW M3 Turbo E46

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Shift-S3ctor once again would like to thank you for making this past event our most memorable Airstrip Attack yet. We look forward to seeing all of you again in the fall. You can find all official Shift-S3ctor race videos exclusively at www.speedsociety.com. Special thanks to our sponsors and media partners:

Speed Society
www.speedsociety.com

ACG Automotive Group
www.execstudio.com/

English Racing
www.englishracing.net

Weistec Engineering
www.weistec.com

Vishnu / FFTEC
www.procedetuning.com

CMS Cunningham Motorsports
www.cunningham-motorsports.com

Castro Motorsport
www.castromotorsport.com

LMR Late Model Racecraft
www.latemodelracecraft.com

IPD Innovative Pro Design
www.ipdplenums.com

Spankin Time Motorsports
www.spankintime.com

GSR Autosport
www.gsrautosport.com

ESS Tuning
www.esstuning.com

Teleproviders
www.teleproviders.com

Forgestar Wheels
www.forgestar.com

Gintani
www.gintani.com

Rehv Clothing
www.rehvclothing.com

Optrix
www.optrix.com

Whiteline Flat Out
www.whiteline.com.au

Targa Trophy
www.targatrophy.com

Revvolution Media Group
www.revvolution.com

Bimmerpost
www.bimmerpost.com

DSport Magazine
www.dsportmag.com

Sub5Zero
www.sub5zero.com

Global Time Attack
www.globaltimeattack.com

European Car Magazine
www.europeancarweb.com

The Shift-S3ctor Photographers:

Alex Murtaza: Murtaza Photography
Jason Kim: Luxeboxmedia
Nick and David Kouris: NDK Photography

We would also like to thank our staff, many of whom worked relentlessly all weekend on very little sleep.

Matt, Mikey, Evan, Drew, Kalon, Mike, Brent, Krissy, Daniel, Dennis, Bobbi, Earl. Thank you!

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