There is no doubt that the dawn of time attack, in its purest form, can be traced back to the Ibaraki Prefecture in the northeastern part of Japan’s Kanto region; more specifically the rather non-descript 1.27-mile Tsukuba circuit. Over the years Japan’s top manufacturers and tuners became obsessed with setting a fast time at Tsukuba. The track quickly established itself as a benchmark for tuning supremacy with everyone from small shops to large parts makers looking at Tsukuba as a race-on-Sunday-sell-on-Monday proposition.
Today, Global Time Attack (GTA) events are held across the US and Continental Tire is a proud sponsor of the series which includes a racer net pricing program. Events are invite-only and each car is inspected individually and deemed worthy to compete by a panel of event staff. Each street-based tuner car must retain the passenger compartment (floorpan, firewall, chassis pillars) and be fitted with street-certified tires with a tread pattern that covers 66 percent of the contact patch.
To be eligible for the Continental Tire racer contingency program, participants must purchase Continental Tires and use them during the GTA event. Participants must also prominently display at least two (2) Continental Tire logo/decals in a minimum length of 12x3 inches located on both sides of the front bumper, side skirts, front doors, or front fenders.