Abrin Schmucker - Competition Director


Threat of rain and cool temperatures didn’t keep drivers away from the first #GRIDLIFE event on the west coast. At Willow Springs International Raceway, drivers took to a drying Streets of Willow circuit on Sunday morning, working to set their best times for seeding in the afternoon’s bracket competition. With limited sessions before the competition really began, drivers familiar with the track held a distinct advantage, but all drivers for the event were able try out the bracket shootout format. The circuit balanced performance across a wide variety of cars. The battles were exciting, and often not entirely predicable.

Here are your victors in all classes:

Street Class

  • 1st Omar Kaayal | STREET - FWD | Ford Focus ST

  • 2nd Jonathan Lugod | STREET - RWD | Mazda Miata

  • 3rd Francis Ho | STREET - RWD | Mazda Miata

Street GT / Street Modified

  • 1st Kevin Burke | SM - RWD | Honda S2000

  • 2nd Hyunchul Hong | SM - RWD | Nissan 240sx

  • 3rd Michael Hillo | SM - RWD | Nissan 350z

Track Modified

  • 1st JC Meynet | TM - AWD | Subaru WRX/STI

  • 2nd John Lazorack | TM - RWD | Mitsubishi Starion

  • 3rd Jeremy Fry | TM - RWD | Chevrolet Corvette


  • 1st Ryan Passey | U - RWD | Hypermiata

  • 2nd Steven Chan | U - AWD | Nissan GT-R