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WTAC 2024: 30TH - 31ST AUGUST

Evasive Motorsports and Dai Yoshihara Set to Attack WTAC 2024



Evasive Motorsports and their time-attack monster 'S2000RS' Honda S2000 will compete in the WTAC 2024 Pro Class with renowned Japanese professional driver Dai Yoshihara in the hot seat.


This will be the team's first time in Australia and Evasive Motorsports CEO, Mike Chang, says the team is excited to head down and challenge Sydney Motorsport Park in their striking S2000RS. When asked what the ultimate goal of the car is, Mike simply states: 'To be the fastest time attack car in the USA.' That statement alone will show the ambition and determination in which the Evasive team are approaching their WTAC 2024 campaign.



"WTAC has always been a bucket list event for us to attend. Ever since the early 2010s where we saw the Cyber EVO and other legendary time attack cars compete, we knew one day we had to be there. We are excited to see how our car compares in laptimes to other S2000s that have been at the event, such as Top Fuel, Arvou, amongst others," says Mike Chang.


The S2000RS has seen five Pikes Peak International Hillclimb campaigns, and has collected the records for fastest S2000 at Buttonwillow (1:41.1) and the fastest Honda at the legendary Laguna Seca circuit (1:25.0), and we are confident they will also make their mark here with further development of the car underway in preparation for Sydney.



Dai Yoshihara will be right at home in the driver's seat of the Evasive Motorsports S2000RS, with a relationship with the crew that spans over a decade. Together, the team has participated in Pikes Peak events and various time attack events throughout the United States, bringing home wins at the Global Time Attack Finals Overall in 2019, Unlimited RWD class at Road Atlanta, Unlimited Class winner for Pikes Peak 2020, and more. We dug a bit deeper to explore what the Evasive team have done to turn the S2000 from a sporty roadster into a potent time attack machine.



Evasive Motorsports had humble beginnings as two enthusiasts, Mike Chang and Tony Kwan, turned their hobby into a business. They have specialised in Japanese car tuning and race preparation, and have experimented with many different platforms, however the Honda roadster chassis has found favour with the shop.


"We’ve always loved the S2000s handling and balance, it represents a platform that can do more with less. The first S2000 we built was in 2008 that competed in various local time attack events and setting records while being underpowered. The platform just continued to evolve over time to what we have today," says Mike Chang.

"The S2000RS was built for time attack and given our history of doing Pikes Peak it was inevitable that we put this car to the challenge also!"



While others opt for a K-swap, Mike and his team have kept the original F-series engine, boring and stroking the high-output four-cylinder motor to 2.4L. Toda Racing goodies gives the engine a 12.5:1 compression, and with a HKS GT6290 turbo bolted to the side of it, the engine puts out a whopping 700HP to the rear Yokohama slicks. The StopTech brakes are assisted by a Bosch Motorsport ABS system, providing unparalleled control for stopping duties. Weighing in at 2400lbs (~1100kg), this should prove a nimble beast around the demanding corners of SMSP.



WTAC are excited to welcome Evasive Motorsports and Dai Yoshihara this August 30-31st to Sydney Motorsport Park! WTAC 2024 tickets go on sale 1 April, 2024. To pre-register and be first in line when they go on sale, click here!



Pictures supplied by Evasive Motorsports


FULL SPECS - S2000RS


Engine: F20 four-cylinder, bored and stroked to 2.4-liters with 12.5:1 high-compression Toda Racing bore and stroke kit utilizing 87.5mm pistons, I-beam chrome moly, fully floating connecting rods and bearings, 99mm dynamically balanced crankshaft, big-valve Toda cylinder head with uprated springs, Beryllium seats and Toda camshafts, HKS GT6290 ball-bearing turbocharger, MoTeC M150 engine management, Origin Fab exhaust manifold, EVS Tuning side-exit exhaust, Bosch throttle body, RZCrew billet intake manifold, ENEOS Racing 0W-50 high-performance synthetic motor oil

Transmission: OS Giken OS-7 sequential unit, Hollinger pneumatic shifter kit, IP 8.8 differential kit with OS Giken limited-slip diff internals

Chassis: KW three-way dampers, Wisefab spherical arms, subframe reinforcement, AST air jack system

Brakes: StopTech six-piston front calipers and 14” rotors, four-piston rear calipers and 12.9” rotors, CSG brake pads, Bosch Motorsports ABS

Wheels & Tires: 18×11” Titan 7 T-P5 forged racing wheels, 280/650 R18 Yokohama A005 racing slicks

Exterior: Voltex Circuit Version 3 aero body kit with high-downforce front splitter and rear wing, Mugen carbon fiber hardtop

Interior: MoTeC C127 dashboard display and Power Distribution Module, Bride seats, Sparco harnesses


 


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