Evasive Motorsports Debuts Honda S2000 at 2021 Global Time Attack Long Beach
The return of motorsports to Long Beach is a beautiful thing. One weekend you have the world’s greatest drifters on the Streets; the next you have the finest racing series at the legendary Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. One of our favorite support races to the Indy Car GP this year was Global Time Attack, making its return to the LBC after a decade away.
Evasive Motorsports was eager to join in the fun, and like GTA, had also not competed in a time attack on the Streets of Long Beach since Super Lap Battle held its last event there. While the Mitsubishi Evo previously campaigned by Evasive has long since been retired, a new Honda S2000 was prepped during the summer for this November’s GTA Buttonwillow Finals — and there’s no better place to shakedown than GPLB, if you ask us.
A former customer’s car, Evasive repurposed the S2K to become a full track car, rebuilt with Voltex aero, an HKS supercharged F20 motor, lightweight Titan 7 wheels (with the same aero disc covers as the Evasive Tesla Model 3 Pikes Peak) and, of course, ENEOS performance lubricants. The team did some testing/tuning at Streets of Willow before Long Beach and felt the car needed very little to be competitive at GTA.
During Friday’s practice session, Evasive and driver Dai Yoshihara quickly determined that there were mechanical issues that would prevent the S2K from reaching its full on-track potential, and a decision was made to avoid running too hard in order to preserve the drivetrain throughout the weekend.
Always ready to put in work, Dai still took advantage of each session and improved his overall lap times, starting with a 1:36.675 on Friday, 1:31.046 for Saturday, and wound up with a best of 1:30.046 on Sunday.
With roughly two months until the GTA Finals, Evasive will be working around the clock to get the S2000 up to speed for track duty, as well as the SEMA Show. We’re ready to witness a new Buttonwillow lap record!