2014 Racing Preview from Maximum Attack Motorsports

Our team is ready to hit the track at full speed this year. We have broadened our range of services and there are new faces around the shop. The freshly built Improved Touring Impreza 2.5RS is sure to stir up excitement in the ITS field and the green machine is back with improved power. We have an expanded schedule for our dedicated Lemons/Chumpcar Golf, which will let us offer up opportunity for more seat time to those of you out there just looking to get your feet wet or veterans seeking to polish your skills.

Having had the opportunity to learn and grow last year, we are excited to apply our experience to new challenges in 2014. Come along for the ride!

A Maximum Attack on the 2013 Fidelity Power Systems ProIT Series

When it comes to the 2013 Fidelity Power Systems ProIT Series, Maximum Attack Motorsports is in it to win it.

And to help aspiring racers at every level of motorsports along the way.

“That’s what we do,” Maximum Attack Motorsports co-founder Brandon Lewis smiled and said. “There are a lot of different ways to enjoy driving and competing in motorsports – and at the end of the day nothing tastes better than victory.”

Maximum Attack Motorsports has joined forces with South Jersey road-racing teammates John Hainsworth and Tom Smith to launch a maximum attack on the 2013 Fidelity Power Systems ProIT series championship.

John Hainsworth

It’s a perfect marriage.

“John and Tom are both championship winning drivers – proven race winners in highly competitive fields,” Brandon continued. “We at Max-Attack have the technical resources and experience, and trackside support, to help them in their 2013 championship bid. This partnership is a winning combination, and another step in the growth of Maximum Attack Motorsports. As we continue to build our business and services, the entire racing community benefits.”

The partnership is already delivering results. Running under the Maximum Attack Motorsports banner for the first time on June 30th 2013, Hainsworth took victory in Round 2 of the 2013 Fidelity Power Systems ProIT series championship at New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Lightning circuit, with Smith finishing in 2nd. Hainsworth and Smith are tied for the 2013 championship lead after two events.

Tom Smith

Maximum Attack Motorsports lives, eats, and breathes racing, with experience in nearly every form of motorsports, and they can be found at a racetrack somewhere nearly every weekend with their arrive and drive, car preparation, trackside support, and driver development programs. In between race events, their shop services are helping local racers build, develop, and maintain their cars.

“When Maximum Attack Motorsports approached us with this partnership idea, we were excited by the possibilities right away,” said Round 1 winner Smith. “The folks at Max Attack are great people, truly committed to serving the needs of the racing community. We know them, like them, and reach out to them for help with the cars and the races. It was a privilege to race with them and work side by side to bring home a 1-2 result in our first race together.”

Follow the Maximum Attack Motorsports max-attack on the 2013 Fidelity Power Systems ProIT series championship righ here at www.max-attack.net!

Devil in the Dark 2013 at NJ Motorsports Park

Unknowns are a fact of life, whether you want to acknowledge them or not. Every day holds challenges and opportunities that are overcome, seized or ignored. Just like how you sometimes have to take a bold line to make a pass, you’ll never really test yourself unless you step off the known path and blaze a new trail. We ain’t saying we fashion ourselves to be a regular Christopher Columbus, maybe a bit like Captain Kirk who was a way more awesome dude, but sometimes you just have to think outside the box or in this case, inside the boxer.

The Subaru Impreza has been a global phenom on the rally circuit for the better part of two decades. Its first iteration, often referred to by the chassis code “GC”, catapulted the likes of rally legend Colin McCrae, a true max attack driver, to the top of the sport.

But in the world of road racing, the GC Impreza never really caught on. In North America the Impreza 2.5RS was Subaru’s sportiest model. Though it possessed the same aggressive stance and scoop-festooned hood of its overseas siblings, it lacked the turbocharged punch of the Japanese and European counterparts. With the introduction of the WRX to the North American market in ’02 the 2.5RS slipped even further off the radar of many enthusiasts.

A neglected opportunity perhaps, as there are some key traits to take note of. The 2.5 liter naturally aspirated boxer engine is larger than any other four cylinder in its class and gives the RS good torque and a broad power band. The chassis is also very light for an AWD car and the rally inspired suspension provides fun stable handling.

This year’s Devil in the Dark endurance race was the debut for our newly built ITS classed Impreza 2.5RS. Our car was largely untested, so it was not surprising a few glitches occurred during practice. Addressing these teething problems caused us to miss our qualifying session, relegating us to near the back of the field in 44th starting position.

However once the green flag fell our car ran largely trouble free for the entire twelve hours. The Devil did try sticking a pitchfork in our plans with some on-track scuffles, which gave our Impreza a few character building battle scars that would do its rally racing siblings proud.

Thanks to the patience and talent of our driver lineup, aided by excellent pit work from our crew, we steadily clawed our way from the back to a respectable 20th place finish overall. With a solid debut for our Impreza, Maximum Attack Motorsports will continue exploring new territory, with the goal of putting it on the map as a competitive IT car.

2013 Results

Windshadowstudios photos by Mike Woeller

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Maximum Attack Impreza Endurance Race

BMW M3 trailing our Subaru Impreza

Our Subaru Impreza

Only Minor Repairs on our Race Car

Thumbs Up from one of our drivers

Chumpcar and LeMons Racing

Part of our goal at Max Attack is to make motorsports accessible and enjoyable for anyone interested in sharing our passion. We offer easy options to get on track and enjoy the thrills of wheel to wheel racing.

If you are looking for an easy, low cost and safe way to experience wheel to wheel racing, we can help. Chumpcar and Lemons events are one of the hottest forms of racing around. These events enjoy large fields of competitors, along with placing emphasize on having fun and camaraderie over winning.

These events do not require you to hold a current club racing license, which means you can get on track with no previous experience. Chumpcar and Lemons both take great care in ensuring safety at their events. All cars are held to similar safety standards as clubs like SCCA and NASA. These may be events for “$500” cars, but safety equipment does not count towards that theoretical price cap. All cars have proper roll cages, tires, brakes and gear.

Organizers of Chumpcar/Lemons are aware that many people do not have a lot of experience being on a race track in a pack of cars. Aggressive driving and disregard for fellow competitors is frowned upon. Rules are sometimes enforced through creative methods such as having to explain yourself to a man dressed like Scooby-Doo or writing “I am a bad driver” on a chalkboard a hundred times. These events are held for fun instead of personal glory.

Weather you are looking to get your feet wet in motorsports, want to get out with some friends for a weekend at the track, or are an experienced racer just looking to relax and have fun, we’ve got you covered.

Our plucky Volkswagen MKIII Golf is always itching for some track time. Contact us for more details about Chumpcar and Lemons events.

Maximum Attack offers rental and service for track days, club events and endurance racing. We can also help you attain your race license. The cars we rent meet regulations for all primary club organizations such as SCCA, NASA, EMRA and IMG.

Inside of the Maximum Attack rental VW Golf

Our VW is great for all rental racing

Our VW Golf on the track

Chumpcar race