If you want to catch a glimpse at a bonafide JDM Endurance racer built by Spoon Sports, you should definitely tune into their live broadcast.
Blue and yellow, Spoon Sports only paints their racecars in these colors so while you may come across some tribute builds with those iconic colors, only bonafide race cars get this legendary livery, and it looks like one of Spoon’s Race Honda S2000’s is doing work in California, as of this writing! According to Spoon Sports USA on their official Instagram account, they’ve been sharing some photos and Instagram live stories with the racecar doing its race duties on the best coast with Formula Drift driver Dai Yoshihara behind the wheel who is no stranger to Spoon Sports race cars.
This round of Global Time Attack is at Buttonwillow Raceway with qualifying and races running today and tomorrow. A quick look at the unofficial results and it looks like Dai Yoshihara and the Spoon Sports Honda S2000 is running in the Limited RWD class.
The best time Dai turned with the Spoon Sports Honda S2000 was a 1:59.611 which puts him at 6th out of 7 cars in Limited RWD. The fastest car, Ryan Passey’s Mazda Miata pulled off a 1:48.747, which is a little more than three seconds off the course record for this class so that’s plenty fast.
I’m sure the Spoon Sports S2000 has a lot more to give and they haven’t turned the wick up on this endurance racer quite yet. This isn’t any Honda S2000 by the way, this racecar is literally the last “Body in white” Honda S2000 they made, so I wouldn’t blame Dai if he took it easy and didn’t turn a hot lap just yet.
If this car looks familiar, as of late, it was because Spoon Sports let it hit the auction block at this years Tokyo Auto Salon where it failed to garner a winning bid. No matter as since it didn’t sell, Spoon Sports decided to let it race instead.
As far as I know, the engine underneath the hood has been given the ol’ Spoon once over, which means a full weighted and balance of the pistons and connecting rods to get that legendary revving of the F20C just right. And you can’t forget Spoon’s signature aftermarket aero and hardtop, which really makes it quite the looker.
Keep this page bookmarked as I’ll update you on tomorrow’s lap time as I’m sure Dai will want to set a much hotter lap then a 1:59.