TimeattackR.com: Hey Khan, tell us a bit about who you are, and why you first got into motorsport.
Khan: Hi I'm khan, I manage an automotive parts store and have been in the parts game for 15 years which has developed my interest in cars and motorsport. I started doing track days about 10 years ago in my AE92 Levin and have never looked back.
What first drew you to time attack racing and when did you start competing?
What first drew me to time attack racing was firstly seeing my mate Barry Manon win the Wynn's Superlap at Taupo many years ago, so I’ve always had interest since. It wasn't until I got the Mazda MPS and met Jason Morris with his second generation MPS at a Pukekohe track day that we decided to enter Superlap series. So officially, it’s the 2015/16 season under our formed team of MacMorris Racing.
What was your first time attack vehicle and why did you choose it?
My first time attack machine is my current Mazda MPS. I have always owned front-wheel drive vehicles and researched the MPS platform for hours before purchasing it. I went into it knowing it has the potential to be a good all round vehicle that can be driven daily and competitive on the track with good power.
What development did this vehicle go through, and what development saw the biggest drop in lap times?
The MPS came into the Prowear NZ Superlap series already modified from its stock form which I’ve been building for the last three years. The biggest upgrade while during the series would be the addition of e85 fuel, a tune, and a larger turbo to put the car at around 270kW at the wheels, which has made a big difference on the track.
What was the first circuit you ever competed in time attack?
The first track I competed at in a time attack format was the first round of the Prowear NZ Superlap series at Hampton Downs where I'm looking to improve on my times, during the final round of the series.
What advice would you give someone thinking of getting into the sport?
My advice is if you have a passion for motorsport and have a vehicle you want to track then don't hesitate. The superlap series has been awesome and caters for all types of vehicle and driver skill. With different classes based on tyre choice, you will have awesome time — plus everyone in the series are all in it together and help each other out a huge amount. It has been the best decision I have made and I look forward to future time attack events.
Thanks for chatting with us, is there anybody you would like to thank?
It’s important to mention Jason Morris my team mate, my brother Hayden for all his support, Mackesy stainless steel, Will and Ryan from PD Tuning, and Jacky from JTune.