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Dai Yoshihara and Evasive sets new S2000 Buttonwillow Record! 1:41.20

If there’s any application that Evasive Motorsports is known for, it’s got to be the Honda S2000. Years in the making, this is our 4th major build involving this platform. After running it at Global Time Attack last year at the Long Beach Grand Prix, we decided to take it to another level. Previously, this build was powered by an upgraded HKS GT Supercharger with a GTS8555. However, we weren’t satisfied with the power at 450whp. So we went back to our roots and asked HKS to support us in switching our setup to a turbocharger. For those that remember our EVO IX, HKS supported the turbo setup on that project. With an Origin Fab custom turbo manifold, we mounted an HKS GT6290 BB turbo to the TODA stroked F22C. With the help of NCS Designs, the car was tuned to 640whp.

With Dai Yoshihara at the helm, the car did its first shakedown at this past weekend’s Global Time Attack finals event. Dai was able to clock a new S2000 record lap of 1:41.2. He thinks he can get it down to 1:40 in the current setup. We’ll have to return to see. View the record setting lap below along with interview and overview with Dai Yoshihara.

A major thank you to all of our sponsors:

ENEOS – The number one brand oil we use on our race projects and for our customers builds, both race and street
Voltex – Circuit Version 3 Aero, now available through Evasive Motorsports, North America distributor
HKS – Evasive Motorsports is a PRO Dealer and provides sales and support for the most famous Japanese tuning company
Yokohama Tire – Ultra sticky Yokohama Motorsport A40 Racing Slick Tires
KW Suspension – Custom motorsport suspension allowing for fine tuning
Titan 7 – Custom forged TP-5 designed for use with prototype EVS Tuning Carbon Aero Discs
OS Giken – Equipped the project with their sequential transmission for quick shifting
Stoptech – Provided the big brakes for the stopping power
CSG Spec – Great racing brake pads we have used in the past year
Origin Fabrication – Providing custom turbo manifold, exhaust, and some of the best fabrication that should be considered art
MotoIG – Special thanks to Mike Kojima for being in our race crew and providing valuable knowledge through years of experience

Record setting lap:

Interview and overview with Dai Yoshihara, presented by Dionne Mascunana a.k.a. @OMGMiata: