Welcome to WarrenKelly.co.uk, a site which is contains all the information on Warren Kelly, a UK Time Attack Driver.
What is Time Attack?
“Time” The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present and future.
“Attack” To take aggressive action against a circuit with the weapon of your choice.
Time Attack is one of the biggest independent motorsport series held over 7 rounds all over the UK. All the drivers within time attack are UK’s best tuning companies and privateer tuners with a variety of highly modified production cars.
Japan in the 1990’s was an exciting place to be, with domestic model ‘supercars’ as every day transport a tuning boom ensued with aftermarket tuning becoming rife. From this aftermarket boom came a problem, who could build the best car and if they did, how did we know that is really was the best?
Japanese magazines came up with the idea of having the tuners visit the circuit and battle it out for time to see who’s car performed best in handling and over all performance, heralding the birth of the Time Attack scene. Whilst the magazines used the test days as content for their magazines, the tuners were busy making Time Attack a regular feature and a huge challenge to out-do each other for nothing but credibility at stake. There we’re no prizes, no trophies, just respect to be earned for their shop or parts line-up.
Fast forward a few years and as the tuning boom of Japanese cars erupted in the early 2000’s in the UK, along with it came an insight into some of the Japanese scene. Heavily influenced by Japan the biggest hit was Drag Racing, followed closely by Drifting and then we needed something else…..
Now in its 7th year the Time Attack Series continues to lead the way as the next big thing, indeed it already is. The concept has also rolled out in the USA as well as Australasia in the last couple of years.
The success of Time Attack has been its simplicity. As organisers born from the aftermarket scene they had a clear objective and strategy for Time Attack and where it fits within the scene. One of the major objectives was to produce outstanding quality events that the tuners would commit to with big money car builds creating worthy competition, something that never existed previously.
In 2009 came the biggest development for the series that was to be recognized by the MSA (Motor Sports Authority) as an official motorsport discipline –the first new motorsport to be recognized in 40 years.