Owned by PLUS Malaysia Berhad, Elite Speedway PLUS Circuit is well-known in promoting motorsport industry and developing future motorsport champions for Malaysia. With a distance of less than a kilometer (990 meters) and 14 turns/hairpins, the Elite Speedway PLUS Circuit in USJ, Subang, is the most distinguished micro tracks for race events in Malaysia.
Not only that it is popularised by many event organisers, Elite Speedway is also the most technique-demanding circuit that is well-liked by many motorsports enthusiasts and we can tell that by looking at the number of entries organiser have received.
So, what is the difference, when compared with the Dato Sagor Racing Circuit and Melaka International Motorsports Circuit? Elite Speedway PLUS Circuit isn’t an even out circuit on a flat piece of land. Drivers will have to overcome 5 hairpins either downhill or uphill during their runs.
And…no… sorry, there isn’t any long straight where you can go beyond 100km/h as well. Your car may have the superb number of horses and you can do a speedy timing at Sepang International Circuit or Pasir Gudang and etc…anyway…those don’t really matters. This hairpins-torturing circuit isn’t a power-designed track and it may break driver’s ego as well. Exaggerated? Well…join us in the next Time Attack!
Entering its 4th year, Generation X Time Attack Championship is still exceptionally popular and preferred by many motorsports enthusiasts. With a total of 15 categories, it attracted 130 grassroots/advanced drivers across states of Malaysia and even 5 representatives (Shane Ang, Sen Koh, Smith Foo, Andy Tay and Chase Lim) from Team Singapore Racing Crews.
The drivers’ briefing started at 9.15am on the do’s, the don’ts and one very important point: Know your limit. Should driver at anytime spin out, run out of the track, cause any damage to the circuit properties, unless payment for the damaged property is made, his/her cars will be impounded otherwise. My humble suggestion to drivers, besides knowing your limit, do understand your car’s limits as well.
Things went well for the 1st half of the day. As afternoon fell, dark cloud covered the entire sky. Soon, rain arrived and ended the event with only ¼ of the categories finished the 2nd heat. Disappointment due to the uncontrollable weather, drivers shared that they still remain optimistic by looking forward to the next race. That’s positive attitude!
Proceeding with the prize presentation, we are honored that Team Singapore Racing Crews have fought hard to secure 4 podium finishes.
Champion, 1600cc NA Category – Chase Lim
1st Runner Up, Rear Wheel Drive Open – Sen Koh
4th Runner Up, Rear Wheel Drive Open – Smith Foo
1st Runner Up, Open Category – Shane Ang
And, for the fastest time of the day, went to Johari, participant in Rear wheel Drive Open category, with a lap time of 52:07s.
Not forgetting, we also like to thank Hanz of Rakyat Jelata Motorsports, organizing crews and all drivers for making the event a wonderful and memorable experience! We look forward to the next race. Cheers!
Ishraqi Mokhtar of Tune Photography