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Upgraded Everything

The unveiling of the Eneos Motor Oil sponsored Honda S2000RS for the World Time Attack Challenge Sydney 2024 in Australia.

By Roseanne Murphy

Mon, Jun 17, 2024 03:52 AM PST

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On Thursday, June 11, 2024, Mike Chang and Tony Kwan of Evasive Motorsports in Cerritos, California, unveiled the Eneos Motor Oil sponsored Honda S2000RS for the World Time Attack Challenge Sydney 2024 in Australia. To be once again piloted by driver Dai Yoshihara, Evasive has high hopes for the challenging conditions of the Australian venue.

“It’s been a long time coming. For those who are familiar with us, we have been in the US Time Attack scene for many years now, probably since the early 2000s. This has been a bucketlist [item] for us for a minute now. And we are especially excited now to go,” said Kwan.

the unveiling of the Honda S2000RS
The unveiling of the Eneos Motor Oil Honda S2000RS

Yoshihara drove the heavily modified S2000 in 2023 at Pikes Peak in addition to previous Time Attack event locations. “For those of you who don’t know, Sydney Motorsport Park, Australia, is a very demanding circuit. [It] requires a lot of horsepower, response, downforce. Basically, a lot of everything. So for this year we have to significantly upgrade the car if we want to hang out there,” said Chang. The car sports a new livery, high downforce package, new turbo setup, added nitrous (to improve responsiveness out of the corners), upgraded power steering, and beefier brakes.

“A lot of these cars are going 180 miles per hour down the front straight, and it really puts a lot of wear on all of the components of the car, so we did a lot of upgrades in that aspect,” said Chang. “We have a car that is ready, but it is nothing without the driver.”

the engine compartment of the Honda S2000RS
Heavily modified, both inside and out

Yoshihara added, “As Mike mentioned, the car has had a lot of modifications since I drove it last time, so I’m just super excited to drive it. This is our first time going to World Time Attack, and I think this could be a matter of a once in a lifetime kind of opportunities, so I’m super grateful to be a driver for that.”

The Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge 2024 will take place in Sydney, Australia, August 30-31, 2024. Time Attack format is similar to a qualifying lap in most other forms of motorsport events with cars racing against the clock, and the fastest single lap determines the winner. There is no door-to-door racing, but the competition in all classes is fierce as each team looks for every last 100th of a second to get the fastest time.

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Roseanne Murphy is a proud S2000 owner who considers a twisty canyon road to be her “happy place.”

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