Super Mario Kart Time Trial World Records and Players' Site

Sami

Whole Earth

Sami @ Monday, February 20th 05:40AM   [link]

New Members

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New World Records

Julien Holmiere improved the PAl World Record on Mario Circuit 2 1-lap and 1-lap with 0'12"58 and also set a Shortcut World Record on Choco Island 1 1-lap at 0'10"31.

Karel van Duijvenboden sets an NTSC World Record for Donut Plains 3 5-lap at 1'13"17.

Aron Langerak hits the NTSC World Record for Bowser Castle 1 5-lap at 1'25"32.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#5 Julien Holmiere, the 3rd fastest player in France returned to PAL Time Trials this week with further longboosting skills to test out. He managed to lower his PAL World Record on Mario Circuit 2 lap by an impressive 0.20 seconds! He also tested out the Shortcut route on Choco Island 1 PAL with a new World Record there too.

#40 Jerome Coiffard of France set some PRs on the Mario Circuit tracks with NBT, mainly focusing on the laps. He also landed a pair of Ghost Valley 1 improvements.

#45 Anthony Pichard of France had a great week on Time Trials after setting a lot more PRs following his CI2 adventures. He did reach the sub 1'07" there but also set several lap cuts mainly which increased his average finish score; propelling him well beyond the Top 50 PAL, just in front of Australia's 2nd fastest karter James Tagliabue.

#53 Franck Adam of France drove a speedy Vanilla Lake 2 Non-NBT lap and followed up with more NBT PRs on other tracks. Bowser Castle 1 consistency is looking good along with Donut Plains 2. Franck gains several ranks this week, and lands in an average finish gap leading to French rivals just below the Top 50.

#77 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion of SMK sets a couple of PRs on Mario Circuit 4 and maintains his current rank.

#117 Richard Lefint of France set some more Bowser Castle PRs this week on PAL as he cuts his way through the average finish, falling a little short of reaching Anna Moon.
Richard slightly improves his Donut Plains 1 NBT lap also.

#183 Pierrick Gautier of France set PRs on Choco Island 1 and Ghost Valley 3. After another second or two cut to Ghost Valley 3, Pierrick could try the platform jump there for some larger rank cuts.

#249 Bill Smith of the UK did very well on Bowser Castle 2 which is becoming a stronger track for him now and a lap cut for Bowser Castle 3 where he can sub 20 seconds soon. The Koopa Beach 2 sub was just missed but he will surely reach 1'09" or even 1'08" level very soon. Bill successfully reaches the Top 250 in the World on PAL this week; his journey continues as he aims for the Top 200.

#350 Julien Thomas of France worked on his next track, Ghost Valley 2 this week with some great improvements, and a low 1'04" course time there. Once he plays some more of the tracks he will climb quickly to rival the karters above on the overall ranking.



NTSC Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Champion of SMK had many hand-hurting Donut Plains 3 sessions this week. He improved his lap, and got the World Record for the Course time. A sub 1'13" is possible and can be reached soon!

#9 Aron Langerak the 2nd fastest Dutch karter continued to cut large chunks off his NTSC times; with nice PRs on GV2, Rainbow Road and the Vanilla Lakes. The best result of all however was Bowser Castle 1 Course time where he hit the World Record, a few hundredths ahead of Karel's time. Aron passes Brazil's 2nd fastest karter, Guilherme Arantes.

#28 Eric Olden, USA's 6th fastest player, and 2nd fastest from Louisiana improved his Koopa Beach 1 times further, the sub 50 second PR is coming soon. He also landed a sub 1'28" Mario Circuit 3 time and some cuts to DP1 and MC4. Eric is very close to reaching USA Top 5, Jamie White.

#59 Jerome Coiffard of France set a lot more NTSC PRs as he has larger potential there; mainly working on his lower ranked times where he cut a lot of points. Jerome passes former Time Trial Champion from many years ago, Canada's Stanley Jeram and reaches beyond the Top 60 NTSC.

#96 Fabrice Baro of Canada is enjoying his new ranks beyond the Top 100 of NTSC. This week he switched the Choco Island 2 and gained a few more ranks in the process including a National rank climb to 14th.

#115 Richard Lefint of France has continued to play more NTSC and reached a higher rank here than on PAL now; with 14 new PRs he gained some more ranks and is also in a good position to reach the Top 100 soon; both on NTSC and PAL.

#238 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA continues to gain ranks as he picks up the pace and sets his sights on the Top 200. Rainbow Road lap sub will happen soon and he is experimenting the Ghost Valley 3 platform jump. Donut Plains 1 and Mario Circuit 2 consistency is also looking good as he passes Washington State Champion, Mike Simmons.
Sami

CDM 2017 Registrations are up

Sami @ Monday, February 13th 06:02AM   [link]

Super Mario Kart Championship Registrations 2017

The registrations for the Super Mario Kart Championships are now up on ffsmk.org, please check out the registration details and sign up if you would like to attend. It is a fantastic event and also the 25th Anniversary of Super Mario Kart's release this year, if you have not been before you should definitely try to attend!


New Members

Mark Strobert USA (NTSC 217th, USA 87th, Knight C)
Eric Bestul USA (NTSC 434th, USA 187th, Apprenctice B)



New World Records

Julien Holmiere sets NTSC World Records for Mario Circuit 2 5-lap and 1-lap with 1'01"63 and 0'11"42 respectively.

Karel van Duijvenboden sets an NTSC World Record tie for Vanilla Lake 1 1-lap 0'09"23*.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#40 Jerome Coiffard of France improved some more Mushroom Cup times this week, with a few trims to his laps and a sub 1'05" Ghost Valley 1 time. He also set a pair of Donut Plains 3 PRs and gains a few more ranks to reach the Top 40 in the World on PAL.

#49 Sophie Jarmouni, the Belgian Champion of Super Mario Kart made a return to Time Trials this week with a solid cut on Vanilla Lake 1 and a lap PR for Vanilla Lake 2, breaking into the Top 50 again on the PAL World Rankings.

#50 Anthony Pichard of France, ranked just below Sophie is sticking to Choco Island 2 with some further cuts and is seeking the sub 1'07".

#61 Franck Adam of France played a lot more Time Trials this week, going to town with NBT cuts on the Mario Circuits and the first and third Donut Plains tracks. His Ghost Valley 3 PRs are sharpening and also VL2 lap as he approaches Mickael Smolen and the Top 60 of PAL.

#77 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion of SMK passes Eddy Lisima with some nice cuts to Ghost Valley 3 as he gets sharper with the gap jumping.

#117 Richard Lefint of France improved Bowser Castle 1 lap and Ghost Valley 1 course this week, but did some more PR'ing on Special Cup with a sub 1'20" Ghost Valley 3 and a pair of times for KB2.

#187 Pierrick Gautier of France improved six of his PRs this week including DP1, CI1 and BC2 Non-NBT, passing a number of rivals in the UK.

#230 Thibault Terrasson of France also made a return to SMK Time Trials this week with a storm full of new records; he is experimenting early with some NBT on Donut Plains 1 which is going well so far and he hit several other course and lap times. He has bigger potential on the course records however, in particular the Mario Circuits and Donut Plains tracks. He will pass well into the Top 200 with further improvements there.

#252 Bill Smith of the UK improved Koopa Beach 2 and is almost subbing 1'10" there. He also cut more off his Mario Circuit 3 lap and Choco Island 1 course times, closing the gap more to the Top 250 of the World on PAL.

#355 Julien Thomas of France continued to trim his Mario Circuit 1 Non-NBTs little more and had a quick go on Ghost Valley 2 where he gained some points and ranks on average finish this week. With more PRs on other tracks he can greatly increase his rank.



NTSC Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Champion of SMK mainly hit non WR PRs this week, but very fast ones indeed and more World Records could be on the way. These included Ghost Valley 2 records, and a sub 48 on Vanilla Lake 1 which he was after along with a lap PR on Mario Circuit 2. He did however land a World Record tie on Vanilla Lake 1 lap.

#3 Julien Holmiere of France hit more World Records this week; with Mario Circuit 2 course and lap times looking very sharp!

#10 Aron Langerak the 2nd fastest Dutch karter worked on 10 PRs this week with very strong efforts on Donut Plains 2 and also 3 where he can certainly attack the top times after his DP1 success. He also got a solid pair of Ghost Valley 1 times and BC2 and MC3 on Flower Cup, solidifying his Top 10 position in the World on NTSC.

#20 Matt Ballard improved his PRs again on Mario Circuit 3 where he still had potential, and he now reaches the Top 20 in the World on NTSC, passing Jonathan to become the 3rd fastest Time Trial Player in USA. With focus on other tracks now he can gain more average finish.

#61 Jerome Coiffard of France improved his Koopa Beach 1 time slightly and maintains his current rank.

#100 Fabrice Baro of Canada decided to stay on Bowser Castle 1 with a further improvement and reaches the Top 100 of NTSC in direct competition with Josh Stevens. With some more PRs he can push his way to the 90s.

#113 Samuel Gomez of Spain sets a couple of laps on Donut Plains 1 and 2 NTSC this week and passes Adam Zaiger of USA.

#118 Richard Lefint of France played quite a lot of NTSC this week also. With Mario Circuit 1 and 2 going strong and promising times on the Koopa Beaches and Ghost Valley 3. He gains more ranks there and reaches beyond the Top 120 of NTSC.

#240 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA improved well on Vanilla Lake 2 and Donut Plains 3 with pairs of new times there. His Rainbow Road is also showing potential to go a few more seconds soon and shoot for the barrier.

#438 Adam Roberts of USA improved six PRs this week; Mario Circuit 3, Choco Island 2 and Koopa Beach 2 course and lap times, passing 5 karters on the NTSC World Rankings.
Sami

Where there's ice and plains

Sami @ Monday, February 6th 04:20AM   [link]

New Members

Richard Lefint (joining NTSC), France (NTSC 124th, France 17th, Veteran B)
Dwayne Green USA (NTSC 262nd, USA 112th, Knight F)



New World Records

Karel van Duijvenboden sets the NTSC World Records for Donut Plains 2 5-lap 1'22"53 and 1-lap 0'16"25. He also broke the World Record lap on Vanilla Lake 2 with 0'08"48.

Aron Langerak ties the NTSC World Record for Donut Plains 1 5-lap with 1'07"82.

Julien Holmiere sets NTSC Shortcut World Records for Choco Island 1 5-lap and 1-lap with 0'51"06 and 0'09"61 respectively.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#43 Jerome Coiffard of France improved 4 of his PAL PRs, with Ghost Valley 2 and Rainbow Road chipping down well; his Rainbow Road course time should reach the 1'28" level soon. He also delivered a sharp NBT Choco Island 2 PR, closing in on the 1'07" barrier.

#50 Anthony Pichard of France also improved his Choco Island 2 NBT PRs this week and reaches the Top 50 in the World on PAL!

#66 Franck Adam of France sent one PR this week, for Bowser Castle 2 5-lap and maintains his current rank.

#78 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion of SMK from the UK drove new PRs for Mario Circuit 1 where he subs 1'01" NBT, and also Ghost Valley 2 Non-NBT which he trimmed a little further. Eddy Lisima is just ahead on the PAL Rankings.

#117 Richard Lefint of France worked on Bowser Castle 1 with a pair of new times, and also a new course record for Bowser Castle 3. His Koopa Beach 2 lap has subbed 13 seconds now and opened up more potential for the course time.

#363 Julien Thomas of France improved his Mario Circuit 1 5-lap PR by another tenth.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Champion of SMK has been on crazy form this week! He has potential on Donut Plains 2 NTSC following his great PAL achievements there in 2016, so he put the work in and set a pair of great new World Records, edging out Julien's lap WR there. Along with a GV3 PR, he didn't stop there as this weekend he utilised the NBT strategy on Vanilla Lake 2 lap, breaking the 8.5 second mini barrier for a great new World Record!

#3 Julien Holmiere of France set a pair of Choco Island 1 Shortcut World Records this week, beating Guillaume Leviach's lap in particular by some margin and landing close to the 51 second barrier on the course time.

#10 Aron Langerak the 2nd fastest Dutch karter went a little further after breaking the Donut Plains 1 barrrier from last week. He improved his World Record by another 0.15 seconds! He also brought along 15 more PRs across the boards to improve his average finish very well. He definitely has potential on DP2 as with Karel and will hit more PRs very soon. Aron reaches the Top 10 in the World on NTSC.

#61 Jerome Coiffard of France set more PRs on NTSC this week, working on the water and ice tracks a lot. Koopa Beach 2 will go well sub minute very soon and his Mario Circuit 1 course will drop sub 59. Jerome is approaching the Top 60 of NTSC.

#102 Fabrice Baro of Canada broke the sub 1'30" on Bowser Castle 1 by some margin and still has potential for more there. The Top 100 is just within grasp as he seeks the next tracks to gain enough average finish.

#243 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA worked on four course times this week. Flower Cup's Donut Plains 2 where he has potential being a shorter track than Mario Circuit 3. He subbed the minute on Vanilla Lake 1 and can likely drop this lower to 58 or 57 soon and he drove a Koopa Beach 2 PR.

#320 Kyle Randol was the only active player of Louisiana this week but he made 6 great cuts, working on both course and lap times for Bowser Castle 1, Bowser Castle 3 and Ghost Valley 2. His Ghost Valley 2 times were consistent and he can cut a lot more of the Bowser Castles with bumper jumps. Kyle gains several ranks this week on the NTSC World Ranking.

#379 Stef Kischak of Canada improved her Mario Circuit 2 times slightly more and set some lap times on Bowser Castle 2, Vanilla Lake 2 and Rainbow Road. This gained her a few more ranks on the NTSC World Ranking.
Sami

Talk too fast or work faster?

Sami @ Monday, January 30th 05:51AM   [link]

CI1 wall hop and pipe / wall boosting strats

As many of you are aware, there are a few forum topics and polls this week regarding the Choco Island 1 wall hop discussion and also the wall and pipe boosting strategies. The discussion is whether to include them as part of the main NBT charts going forward or keep / place them within the short cut / separate trick strategy charts. Although the votes are clearly going one direction on the polls for both counts, it is important that we take enough time to discuss the strategies before coming to a final decision that we can be happy with. I just wanted to be clear that it was not intended to be a quick rushed poll and change over on this update.

Therefore we are not including any PRs with these strategies to the site just yet, but we will do in due course when we are decided and comfortable with a decision. I do encourage players to use the time to test the pipe / wall boosting out, it may help in having an understanding of these strategies and how much impact they will have on the current times. Keep hold of those times for now if you hit anything and we can add these on eventually to their respective charts. I also haven't set any deadline as I mentioned on the forum there is no rush to make any changes. Please continue the discussions there for now; and when you all feel we can set a reasonable deadline, then I can update the records accordingly thereafter.



New Members

No new members this week...



New World Records

Aron Langerak lands NTSC World Records for Donut Plains 1 5-lap 1'07"97 and 1-lap 0'13"27



Movement

PAL Activity:

#43 Jerome Coiffard of France set a lot of PRs this week on PAL, with several new course times including a great one try on Bowser Castle 1 NBT, amongst others. His Choco Island 1, 2 and Koopa Beach 1 NBT PRs are getting stronger and he is sharpening more on the Ghost Valleys with potential for sub 1'29" on Rainbow Road. Jerome gains two more ranks this week, reaching 16th in France.

#51 Anthony Pichard of France made a return to SMK Time Trials with a pair of new NBT times on Mario Circuit 3, closing the gap again to the Top 50 of PAL.

#66 Franck Adam of France also kept up his great pace, gaining 3 more PAL ranks this week; the Ghost Valleys were successful as he subs 1'05" on the first and makes consistent cuts to GV2 with potential there and on the more difficult BC3. His NBT potential is increasing on the Choco Islands and Koopa Beach 1 as he lands at 26th in France, also passing the 2nd fastest karters of Spain and Belgium.

#78 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion of SMK in the UK improves his NBT Mario Circuit 1 PRs slightly and passes the 2nd fastest Swiss karter, Cedric Leutwyler on the PAL World Rankings.

#109 Adrien Garreau of France sent in two old PRs, one for Mario Circuit 1 and the other for Donut Plains 3 lap, holding off rival Gomez on the PAL World Rankings.

#110 Samuel Gomez of Spain set a pair of new PRs for Donut Plains 1 on PAL this week; he could challenge Garreau next week with some PRs on other tracks.

#117 Richard Lefint of France made 9 new PRs this week, pushing sub 1'20" Mario Circuit 2 and sub minutes Vanilla Lake 1 with great Non-NBT. He also has sub minute potential on Vanilla Lake 2 soon when he learns the faster routes. Richard gains several ranks and lands at 39th in France.

#191 Pierrick Gautier of France set some big cuts on Koopa Beach 1 this week and gains 6 more ranks.

#256 Bill Smith of the UK worked on the Vanilla Lake tracks with some nice PRs there; he is at the stage where he can start learning the faster racing lines on Vanilla Lake 2 and will sub 12 second laps soon. He moves a step closer towards the Top 250 of PAL.

#363 Julien Thomas of France sets a small PR cut to his Mario Circuit 1 course time and maintains his overall rank.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden the Dutch Champion of Super Mario Kart set a couple of NTSC PRs, close to World Records; for Donut Plains 1 lap and Vanilla Lake 1 lap.

#11 Aron Langerak the 2nd fastest Dutch karter had a lot of fun on Donut Plains 1 this week by breaking the 1'08" barrier with a great World Record there after some cuts before that. He also lowered the lap time for a new World Record, beating the tied one he had with Guillaume Leviach.

#12 Tyler Worley, the Time Trial Champion of USA lowered his Bowser Castle 3 times slightly further, sub 1'28" potential is still there and he can reach the mark soon.

#21 Matt Ballard, the Louisiana State Champion and 4th fastest karter of USA set a solid NBT cut for Mario Circuit 3 and also Choco Island 2 lap and is approaching the Top 20 NTSC.

#28 Eric Olden, now the 6th fastest karter in USA after passing Michael Fried; gains a couple more ranks after some strong PRs on Mario Circuit 1 and 2 and also working on Rainbow Road where he can gain more points. His Koopa Beach 1 also had great potential as does Vanilla Lake 1 where he subs 10 seconds on the lap.

#43 Stacy Needham, the 3rd fastest karter of the UK on NTSC made a quick return this week with a couple of very nice laps for Vanilla Lake 1 NBT and Koopa Beach 2 NBT, passing Olivier Antoine on the NTSC ladder.

#103 Fabrice Baro of Canada has almost broken the 1'30" barrier on Bowser Castle 1 and has a great lap there now. He also played Choco Island 1 again earlier this week, sharpening his Non-NBT skills very well. Fabrice is approaching the Top 100 NTSC and will reach there soon!

#114 Samuel Gomez also played Donut Plains 1 NTSC with a pair of new PRs there. He is closing the gap to USA's Adam Zaiger.

#199 Stephen Weber, the Philadelphia Champion of Super Mario Kart has been on fire this week again with another wave of PRs, and aimed for the Top 200 which he managed to achieve with 17 new PRs. His course times are lining up well with his fast laps now but new potential opens up as he cuts the laps further. Stephen lands in the Top 80 of USA.

#244 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA improved his Bowser Castle 2 times and has potential on the course time with more bumper jumps. He also set a couple of PRs on Mario Circuit 3 and Koopa Beach 1, passing April Thompson on the NTSC World Rankings.

#329 Kyle Randol of Louisiana, USA set 10 new PRs this week; where he mainly hit the Mario Circuits with some great improvements overall, but also Vanilla Lake 2 where he has a lot of course time potential and some solid times for Rainbow Road.

#381 Stef Kischak of Canada made a large climb this week with a wave of new records across the boards. By working on the overall tracks evenly she has improved her level and flown way past the Top 400 NTSC. Stef has a lot of potential as her lap times are considerably faster on the harder tracks; and she reaches 72nd in Canada.

#439 Adam Roberts of USA gains a rank this week with some larger cuts to his Mario Circuit 1 and Ghost Valley 1 times. As he works through the other tracks he will close the gap to the Top 400 of NTSC.
Sami

All at once

Sami @ Monday, January 23rd 04:50AM   [link]

New Members

Trevor Jarrett UK (PAL 142nd, UK 23rd, Veteran D)
Julien Thomas France (PAL 363rd, France 96th, Contender C)
Tony Karpinski USA (NTSC 260th, USA 111th, Knight F)



New World Records

Aron Langerak ties the NTSC World Record for Donut Plains 1 5-lap with 1'08"54.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#45 Jerome Coiffard of France focused well on PAL this week with a sub 1'30" time on Bowser Castle 1 and several other NBT cuts including CI1, a great opener lap PR on BC2 and some Koopa Beach 1 and Vanilla Lake 2 successes. He gains a couple of more ranks, passing Nicolas Clementy for 18th in France.

#69 Franck Adam of France hit 13 new PRs on PAL including strong Choco Island 1 and 2 times. Along with cuts to Mario Circuit 1 and Donut Plains 1, Franck has also worked on the Non-NBT tracks including Ghost Valley 3 and Rainbow Road which are sub 1'20" and sub 1'30" respectively. Franck climbs beyond the Top 70 in the World on PAL and reaches 28th in France.

#79 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion of SMK from the UK hit a few more PAL PRs that helped push him beyond the Dutch legends and the Top 80 on PAL. Christopher has a lot of potential here as he improves NBT laps on Mario Circuit 1 and 3, along with a course time for Donut Plains 2.

#110 Samuel Gomez played a little PAL version this week, with a new lap PR on Donut Plains 1.

#125 Richard Lefint set a lot of new records this week, working on Special Cup primarily along with the Bowser Castle tracks to improve his ranks there. He still has potential on the castles with his best laps and his Ghost Valley 3 platform jumping sharpens as he approaches a barrier there too.

#197 Pierrick Gautier of France set new Non-NBT PRs on Bowser Castle 1 and Koopa Beach 1; gaining a few more World Ranks on PAL, and passing Guillaume Guerillot for 59th in France.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#3 Julien Holmiere of France improved his Vanilla Lake 1 NTSC lap PR just below the 9.3 second mini barrier.

#11 Aron Langerak the 2nd fastest Dutch karter returned to SMK Time Trials on the NTSC side this week, with several improvements across the boards with many more times in the Top 10. He is very close to reaching Alencar Faria and will move beyond the mark soon. His Donut Plains 1 course time World Record tie is impressive and there is World Record potential on the lap there too.

#21 Matt Ballard, the Louisiana State Champion and 4th fastest karter of USA further improves his Koopa Beach 1 lap and is not too far from the 9 second barrier. He has also done well on Mario Circuit 3 lap, opening potential for the course time. Now within an average finish point of the gap towards the Top 20, Matt can trim down his weaker times to gain more ranks.

#30 Eric Olden, the 7th fastest karter in USA also focused on Koopa Beach 1 this week and set a couple of small cuts to Mario Circuit 4 and Donut Plains 3 course times.

#50 Andrew Koltz of Mississippi, USA set another PR this week, a Non-NBT lap for Vanilla Lake 1 which brings him to the Top 50 of NTSC, in a tied with Gerard Roodhorst.

#62 Jerome Coiffard of France, played the Choco Island 1 shortcut routes on NTSC this week, setting some solid times there.

#96 Christopher Smith of the UK put some more focus into NTSC this week, with a lot of new times on the Mario Circuits, with NBT. His sub minute MC1 is going further and Mario Circuit 2 is also strengthening. Outside of this he made a couple of lap times and a pair of new PRs on Choco Island 2, all resulting in a climb beyond the Top 100.

#114 Samuel Gomez continued his NTSC work on the Mario Circuit 1 and Donut Plains 1 tracks with new course and lap times on both. His MC1 lap gets closer to the sub 12 second barrier.

#211 Stephen Weber, the Philadelphia Champion of Super Mario Kart had a big week with all round PRs on most of the tracks. This huge cut of over 30 ranks places him well on the way to the Top 200, just one rank ahead of Chilean Champion, Fernando Manriquez.

#245 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA set some further PRs on Choco Island 2 course and lap, and maintains his current rank.

#404 Stef Kischak of Canada set some PRs on Donut Plains 1, Bowser Castle 1, Choco Island 1 and Ghost Valley 2 this week. She has potential for a big climb soon and will surpass the Top 400 very quickly.

#440 Adam Roberts of USA set some new times for Mario Circuit 2 and Donut Plains 2 this week. He can sub the 1'30 and 1'50" levels on those soon once his lap times cut down a little further.
Sami

Back from AGDQ 2017!

Sami @ Monday, January 16th 06:45PM   [link]

New Members

Saul Rand USA (NTSC 291st, USA 126th, Warrior B)
Andrew Gardikis USA (NTSC 393rd, USA 171st, Contender D)
Stef Kischak Canada (NTSC 405th, Canada 76th, Contender E)
Adam Roberts USA (NTSC 442nd, USA 189th, Apprentice F)



New World Records

Karel van Duijvenboden reached NTSC World Records for Bowser Castle 1 5-lap with 1'25"35 and Rainbow Road 5-lap with 1'23"71.

Christian Wild hits the PAL World Record for Mario Circuit 4 5-lap with 1'32"35.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#9 Christian Wild, of Germany played his strong track Mario Circuit 4 and following his powerful lap at CDM 2016, he is now the World Record holder for the course time. Christian Wild is now in a tie with Manual Babjar for the PAL German title. However this could change or Babjar could return to defend with a small PR. We will await some more PAL PRs from Christian to help hold the PAL German title.

#48 Jerome Coiffard of France improved some more PAL records with Ghost Valley 2 cuts to gain more average finish and consistent efforts on Bowser Castle 2 along with a very nice lap. NBT PRs on Choco Island 2 and Koopa Beach 1 lap are looking great with potential on the course. He gains a couple of ranks to go beyond the Top 50 PAL and passing Gava to become "Champion de la Jeromes".

#75 Franck Adam of France has picked up a lot of skills this week from a meet but also showing some great progress on the NBT front. Now at the Top 75 of PAL and 29th in France, Franck made some superb cuts on Flower and Star Cup tracks, especially the Choco Islands and Vanilla Lake 1. Koopa Beach 2 on Special Cup is also progressing well and he is becoming more consistent at Bowser Castle 1 with some good subs there.

#81 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion of SMK from the UK made several PRs on Mushroom Cup this week and also some good results for Mario Circuit 4 and Ghost Valley 3. He also cut down his lap times on several of the water and mud tracks plus Bowser Castle 3, passing Edwin Peeters and landing close to the Top 80 of PAL.

#127 Richard Lefint of France also worked on Ghost Valley 2 and subbed the 1'04" barrier along with some Mushroom Cup times that helped him gain 3 ranks.

#197 Pierrick Gautier of France returned back to SMK Time Trials with PRs on Ghost Valley 1 and 2 and a course time on Mario Circuit 3. This has helped him extend his lead from the Top 200.

#259 Bill Smith of the UK set 13 new PRs this week with some bigger cuts to his average finish. His Rainbow Road is more consistent and he is likely to improve the lap again, and the Vanilla Lakes are also getting faster. Along with a couple of PRs on Ghost Valley 2 and the Mario Circuit tracks, Bill has gained several ranks and is not far from the Top 250 on PAL.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Time Trial Champion set some great new times at the AGDQ event, most of all were NTSC World Records for Bowser Castle 1 and Rainbow Road which he worked hard on.

#3 Julien Holmiere of France improved his Vanilla Lake 1 NTSC PR and is not far from the 48 second barrier.

#7 Sami Cetin, the UK Time Trial Champion improves his NTSC Ghost Valley 1 lap PR following the course time from the previous week and also sets some new times for Choco Island 2 Course, Koopa Beach 2 lap and Rainbow Road course time.

#11 Tyler Worley, the USA Time Trial Champion returned to SMK Time Trials with Bowser Castle 3 PRs this week; making some strong cuts and a 1'27" potential.

#21 Matt Ballard, the Louisiana State Champion and 4th fastest karter of USA improves PRs on Koopa Beach 1 course and lap this week with a good average finish cut and maintains his overall rank.

#30 Eric Olden, the 7th fastest karter in USA is working through a large average finish gap with success so far. His lap times on the Ghost Valleys and Bowser Castle 1 and Mario Circuit 4 are getting sharper and he can certainly cut more off the course times there. Eric briefly held the USA title on Bowser Castle 3 lap, prior to Worley's improvement which is great, and we may see further competition there.

#51 Andrew Koltz of Mississippi, USA made a surprise return to Super Mario Kart Time Trials with a Non-NBT PR for Vanilla Lake 1. This cut helped him gain enough average finish points to pass Kansas State Champion, Craig Lubbers and is very close to the Top 50 NTSC.

#104 Fabrice Baro of Canada had a great week, following some Donut Plains 2 PRs he broke the minute barrier on Choco Island 1 and then trimmed his times down even further. He gained a couple of more ranks and approaches former USA Time Trial Champion from the late 1990s, Travis Nelson.

#244 Stephen Weber, the Philadelphia Champion of Super Mario Kart returned to Time Trials with a solid set of PRs. He had some great potential on the course times and closed the gaps well on several Mushroom and Flower Cup times plus a course time on Vanilla Lake 1 and a pair of PRs on Ghost Valley 3. However there is a close rival just below.

#245 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA improved on both Choco Island tracks this week and both records on Koopa Beach 2. Jordan gains some more NTSC ranks and is now ranked at 6th in Texas.
Sami

There wasn't supposed to be an update but...

Sami @ Monday, January 9th 12:11AM   [link]

...Greetings from Karel and I at AGDQ!

The AGDQ event has been on this week near Washington D.C. Karel and I have performed a live stream Time Trial speed run on NTSC so far and looking forward to do some more record setting and demonstrations for the rest of the week plus watch some other great speed runs on other games. So, on to the update for those that sent PRs on by this usual time.


New Members

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New World Records

Karel van Duijvenboden sets an NTSC World Record for Bowser Castle 2 1-lap with 0'19"19.

Julien Holmiere sets an NTSC World Record for Koopa Beach 1 1-lap with 0'08"77.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#10 Christian Wild, the 2nd fastest Time Trial player in Germany returns to PAL SMK Time Trials this week. This is very exciting as his potential is huge considering his successes on NTSC. Christian is closing the gap to Manuel Babjar fast with new records for Mario Circuit 4 course and Choco Island 1 lap.

#130 Richard Lefint of France drove 12 new PRs this week and made some very good Non-NBT hits on the Donut Plains tracks, nearly subbing 1'20" on DP1 course. He was also close to sub 1'50" Bowser Castle 2 but succeeded in sub 1'45" Mario Circuit 4. Richard climbs 4 ranks and reaching 41st in France this week.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Time Trial Champion took Julien's Bowser Castle 2 lap from last week and broke the mini barrier by 0.01 with an amazing new NTSC World Record there along with a PR cut for Choco Island 2 lap.

#3 Julien Holmiere of France did a similar crazy act this week; a new World Record lap for Koopa Beach 1 on NTSC and a solid course PR. Julien also made PRs on Choco Island 1 course and lap and Vanilla Lake 1 course time. He has now passed Christian Wild for the 3rd place rank in the World on NTSC!

#7 Sami Cetin, the UK Time Trial Champion improves his Ghost Valley 1 course time PR during AGDQ and maintains his current rank.

#21 Matt Ballard, the Louisiana State Champion and 4th fastest karter of USA improves his Vanilla Lake 1 course time PR this week and also maintains his current overall rank.

#114 Samuel Gomez continued on with the same tracks; with a further cut to Mario Circuit 1 course time and the lap approaching the sub 12 second barrier. Donut Plains 1 course time was also improved slightly.

#248 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA set new times for Choco Island 1 course and lap where he has sub 1'03" potential on the course time. His Ghost Valley 1 course time is approaching the 1'07"00 barrier and a new lap is likely to follow.
Sami

2017 already? Tell that to Kanjiklub!

Sami @ Monday, January 2nd 06:17PM   [link]

Next Update Monday 16th January

The next update of the site will be on Monday 16th January; due to the AGDQ event that Karel and I will be attending. The deadline for PRs will be as normal on Sunday 15th January, so please keep the PRs coming in as normal on both weeks for those who are interested in catching the first Player of the week awards of 2017.



Final Awards and end of 2016

Firstly a thank you to all of the players who have taken part this year to keep the site alive with new PRs and World Records. We have had a great year and towards the end some exciting new World Records and mini barriers broken. The final awards are up, but of course for the player of the year there can only be one.

Congratulations to Matt Ballard for earning Player of the Year 2016! A new player to the community who has learned very fast since the start of the year on both Non-NBT and NBT reaching well beyond the Top 20 on PAL already! He also had time to take on his home version of NTSC in the last month of the year where he is approaching a similar rank super fast! Since reaching the PAL result, we could have a new challenger for the USA Time Trial title on NTSC soon too. But many other players also deserve a mention!

Julien Holmiere and Karel van Duijvenboden were certainly forces to be reckoned with this year; although they weren't as regularly active as Matt and some other karters in Time Trial, they certainly delivered where World Records are concerned. Julien's recent Bowser Castle 2 NTSC lap is insanely strong, amongst others he landed such as Ghost Valley 2 NTSC lap. Karel has hit some great PAL marks on Donut Plains 2 with double World Records, Bowser Castle 1 lap for both PAL and NTSC and Rainbow Road lap for NTSC. Karel has potential for more and Julien is setting his sights on the Top ranks with the pace he is going at and a CDM title from 2016. Will the battle continue between these two and will Guillaume Leviach return to defend?

Sophie Jarmouni has also had an impressive year, participating in both PAL and NTSC sides with a great climb to beyond the Top 50 of PAL and Top 60 of NTSC, and taking the Belgium title on Time Trial in the process! Sophie has delivered fantastic times on both Non-NBT and NBT; but is being approached by a new rival. Jerome Coiffard of France joined us later in the year but has shocked the Top 100 ranks with his very strong improvements and learning of NBT. He has also reached the Top 50 of PAL and almost at the Top 60 of NTSC earning the well deserved final Quarter award. If there is one karter to watch in 2017 if he keeps up this crazy pace, it is Jerome Coiffard.

Many notable mentions also for Franck Adam who has trained with Jerome recently and makes a superb climb into the Top 100 with definite potential for more. Paul Tanney and Christopher Smith from the UK were also impressive, with Paul a returning contender who rose into the Top 100 quickly and Smith following close behind.

Keep up the great karting everyone and wishing you all a Happy New Year for 2017!



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New World Records

Julien Holmiere sets an NTSC World Record for Bowser Castle 2 5-lap with 0'19"20.

Karel van Duijvenboden sets an NTSC World Record for Rainbow Road 1-lap with 0'16"48.



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PAL Activity:

#23 Leyla Hasso, the 2nd fastest PAL Time Trial player of the UK returned during the final week of the year and decided to hit Bowser Castle 1. After a lot of effort she cut her lap time further and continued improving the course until she subbed 1'29". She has passed the 3rd fastest Dutch karter, Gerard Roodhorst on the PAL World Rankings with her latest PRs.

#49 Sophie Jarmouni, the Belgian Champion of SMK improved Non-NBT PRs for Ghost Valley 2 with great results there and a pair of NBT times for Mario Circuit 1 and a lap on Koopa Beach 1. She has defended vs rival, Jerome Coiffard this week and is approaching Jerome Gava.

#50 Jerome Coiffard of France returned to PAL this week again to finish the year in style by reaching the Top 50 in the World on PAL! Jerome's latest impressive PR list included 14 new times, including some focus on the Non-NBT tracks as well such as Ghost Valley 2 and Rainbow Road but also making time for NBT heavy tracks such as the Koopa Beaches and some Mario Circuit 1 action to cut some time down. Jerome also reaches 19th in France on PAL!

#82 Stefan Thal, the 8th fastest karter in Germany returned to Time Trial during the Christmas week also with Mario Circuit 1 and Choco Island 2 NBT times. Stefan cut some good average finish and is closing the gap to Edwin Peeters, John Kenny and the Top 80 of PAL.

#84 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion of the UK gains a couple of more PAL ranks this week with impressive Rainbow Road PRs where he subs 1'29" and a couple of PRs each for Flower and Star Cups. The best result however was his first 2/5 Non-NBT PR for Ghost Valley 1 as he closes in on Belgium's Peter Toch.

#88 Franck Adam of France was aiming for the Top 100 but got a lot more than he bargained for! Franck had a very successful Non-NBT run this week hitting key tracks of the Ghost Valleys, Vanilla Lake 2, Rainbow Road and Bowser Castle 3 where there is still huge potential left. He also drove many great NBT times on the Mushroom Cup tracks, Choco Island 2, Koopa Beach 2 and Donut Plains 3. Franck climbs to 32nd in France and lands beyond the Top 90 in the World on PAL.

#264 Thibault Terrasson of France returned to SMK Time Trials with a long list of new times he worked in recently. He PR'ed on most of the tracks though he focused on the lap records a little more with an NBT cut on Donut Plains 1 lap record. Thibault flies well past the Top 300 PAL and has potential to cross the next 100 ranks if he continues this pace. He is now ranked at 73rd in France.

#274 Bill Smith, the Staffordshire Champion of the UK improved further on some of the same tracks from last week such as Ghost Valley 1 and Bowser Castle 1, the latter of which he cut further seconds down. He is liking the Ghost Valley 2 and 3 tracks and Rainbow Road as he worked on those too with great results. Bill's UK rank rises to 55th as we reach the close of the year.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Time Trial Champion set a fantastic World Record lap for Rainbow Road on NTSC, breaking the 16.5 second mini barrier following a lap reached by Julien Holmiere. Karel also improved his CI2 course PR this week with potential there for more.

#4 Julien Holmiere of France set a blindingly fast Bowser Castle 2 lap World Record, along with a course time, and a pair of records for Rainbow Road. He held the lap World Record briefly on Rainbow Road lap before it was beaten shortly after by Karel. Along with a Vanilla Lake 2 course time PR, Julien is cutting his average finish down further and is approaching Germany NTSC Time Trial Champion, Christian Wild.

#11 Tyler Worley, the USA Time Trial Champion returned to SMK Time Trials with a PR on Koopa Beach 1 lap. He maintains his current rank.

#21 Matt Ballard, the Louisiana State Champion and 4th fastest karter of USA set four new PRs; he made an excellent pair of Vanilla Lake 1 times, subbing 50 seconds there in the process. He improved Ghost Valley 1 very well, almost reaching the sub minute barrier.

#30 Eric Olden, the 2nd fastest player in Louisiana hit the Bowser Castles with a pair of new times on the first track and a very nice lap for the 2nd. Bowser Castle 3 course also saw a slight improvement and a Donut Plains 3 lap where he has sub 15 seconds potential. Eric reaches the Top 30 on NTSC.

#62 Jerome Coiffard of France continued his NTSC work following the PAL PRs this week; he made some more big cuts to NBT tracks such as Koopa Beach 1 and Choco Island 2. But the majority of PRs were on Mushroom and Flower Cups where he holds big potential judging by the lap records. Mario Circuit 2 long boosting is looking good and he can reach sub 1'10" there soon.

#106 Fabrice Baro of Canada improved a pair of Donut Plains 2 course time PRs and passes Costa Rican Time Trial Champion, Juan Manuel Arteaga.

#111 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion of the UK improved his NTSC PRs on all of the Ghost Valley laps, subbing 15 seconds on GV3 lap. He also worked on his lap on Koopa Beach 1 and a pair of new times on Koopa Beach 2.

#114 Samuel Gomez set 3 new PRs, with a pair of small cuts for Mario Circuit 1 and Donut Plains 1 course, all Non-NBT.

#248 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA improved his PRs for Donut Plains 1, where he almost subs 16 seconds on the lap and a course time PR for Koopa Beach 2.