Super Mario Kart Time Trial World Records and Players' Site

Sami

But ice can be nice

Sami @ Monday, July 18th 05:05PM   [link]

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New World Records

Karel van Duijveboden broke the PAL World Record on Vanilla Lake 1 lap with 0'09"52*.



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PAL Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Champion of Super Mario Kart returned to the Vanilla Lakes with an awesome lap on the 2nd track using the extremely hard island jump strat. Vanilla Lake 1 however was where the main action was where he breaks the multi tie with a new World Record. Sub 9.5 seconds is possible there but tough.

#5 Julien Holmiere, France's 3rd fastest Time Trial player also played Vanilla Lake 2 lap with a great result, and a tie with the lap Karel made. He also improved a lap on Choco Island 2 and maintains his current rank.

#73 Sophie Jarmouni, the 3rd fastest Belgian karter and 3rd fastest female player in the World on PAL returns to Time Trial with various NBT PRs on the Donut Plains and Choco Island tracks. She also improves some Non-NBT on Mario Circuit 3 and Bowser Castle 3 and gains some more ranks on PAL.

#128 Christopher Smith, the West Yorkshire Champion of SMK slight improved Ghost Valley 3 and Mario Circuit 1 course times and a couple of laps including platform jump Ghost Valley 1. He is closing the gap more to Martin Pfeiffer.

#335 Bill Smith, Staffordshire's SMK Champion in the UK drove some good Mushroom Cup times, coming close to the sub 1'10" on Ghost Valley 1 and has potential on Donut Plains 1 and Bowser Castle 1. He can make some big cuts to DP3 and also improved the 2nd and 3rd Ghost Valley tracks with some consistent times there.

#358 Christian Moller of Germany worked on his Mushroom Cup PRs on this week but made some good cuts with Mario Circuit 1 ready to go well into the 1'03"s and Ghost Valley 3 at 1'09" level. He has also set some consistent PRs at DP1, BC1 and MC2 and will provide some competition for Bill.



NTSC Activity:

#41 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion in USA set a Bowser Castle 2 lap PR just under 20 seconds and a Vanilla Lake 1 lap nearly breaking 10 seconds. KB1 5-lap is getting faster but potential is there as per Rainbow Road where he lands a 1'26". Donut Plains 3 NBT is working very well with a pair of new times. Eric gains a couple of ranks and will work his way towards the Top 40 of NTSC.

#277 Jordan Fetner gains 3 more ranks this week with a Mario Circuit 2 PR and also a pair of bigger cuts to Mario Circuit 1 where he is nearly breaking the 1'02" barrier.
Sami

Water is the best sometimes

Sami @ Monday, July 11th 05:24AM   [link]

New Members

Christian Moller Germany (PAL 384th, Germany 45th, Contender F)
Naoto Hasegawa Japan (NTSC 329th, Japan 44th, Contender A)



New World Records

Julien Holmiere reached a PAL World Record tie for Mario Circuit 4 lap with 0'18"17*.



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PAL Activity:

#5 Julien Holmiere, France's 3rd fastest Time Trial player has continued to be on fire with more record setting. Along with a Mario Circuit 1 lap PR he put focus on Mario Circuit 4 and using the extra boost strategy has managed to tie the lap World Record there and set a very sharp sub 1'33" course time. Julien passes Dutch #2 Aron Langerak to reach the Top 5 in the World on PAL Time Trials.

#28 Matt Ballard, the PAL USA Time Trial Champion delivers a pair of NBT times on Koopa Beach 2 and passes Michael Jongerius for another rank and is approaching Allen and Seb Holmiere.

#128 Christopher Smith, the West Yorkshire Champion of Super Mario Kart in the UK set eight new PRs this week as he tries to close an average finish gap to the next ranks. He made a small cut on Mario Circuit 1 so we will see more there soon and sharper barrier breaking results on Donut Plains 1 and Choco Island 1 are looking good.

#339 Bill Smith, Staffordshire's SMK Champion in the UK set a number of PRs, mainly on Flower Cup where he was working on Bowser Castle 2 to drive his times towards the 2 minute barrier. He also hit some nice times on Mario Circuit 2 and Donut Plains 3 as he gains a number of ranks from around the globe.



NTSC Activity:

#43 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion in USA gained another rank this week following new times for Mario Circuit 1, Ghost Valley 3 and a couple other lap records. His best efforts though went to his favourite Choco Island 2 where he has trimmed a bit more off his times and is still showing great potential.

#107 Fabrice Baro of Canada continued on Rainbow Road and reached the sub 1'28". With his lap record he has room for further and a 1'26" is not out of reach.

#245 Stephen Weber, Philadeliphia's Champion returned with a sub minute Koopa Beach 1 time and other improved course and lap times for Mario Circuit 3 and Donut Plains 3, the latter of which has potential and a Ghost Valley 2 5-lap PR.

#280 Jordan Fetner is not too far behind Weber with a strong set of times with Mushroom Cup focus, a near sub 1'08" on Ghost Valley 1 and a sub 1'37" BC1 happened. His potential is growing on Rainbow Road and he set a couple of more improvements on the longest courses MC3, MC4 and BC2.
Sami

Forgot the spinach today...

Sami @ Monday, July 4th 11:58AM   [link]

New Members

Brian Campbell USA (NTSC 286th, USA 118th, Warrior B)



New World Records

Julien Holmiere sets the PAL World Record for Bowser Castle 2 lap with 0'19"82.



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PAL Activity:

#6 Julien Holmiere, France's 3rd fastest Time Trial player lands an incredible World Record (with a nod to someone's year of birth) on Bowser Castle 2 lap! It was a huge margin jump from his previous PR while aiming for a multiple World Record tie. He also landed sharp NBT laps on Bowser Castle 3 and Mario Circuit 4 and is very close to Aron on the PAL World Ranking.

#11 Pierre Coste, France's 6th fastest Time Trial player improves again on Mario Circuit 1 course time slighltly, edging out a few rivals there.

#29 Matt Ballard delivered some superb attempts on Bowser Castle 3 with a new course and best lap time there and also pushed Mario Circuit 4 NBT well, also landing a Ghost Valley 1 NBT lap. After a large average finish point cut Matt exceeds the Top 30 of PAL and passes Joe Bernier to become USA's Super Mario Kart Time Trial Champion of PAL. We look forward to his further climbs and future joining of the NTSC side!

#104 Samuel Gomez improves on his Vanilla Lake 2 lap on PAL and maintains his current rank.

#128 Christopher Smith, the West Yorkshire Champion of Super Mario Kart in the UK is reaching new heights following his great times on Mario Circuit 2 going sub 1'20" and consistent cuts for Choco Island 1. Mario Circuit 4 is coming along well so far and Koopa Beach 2 has potential for further. Christopher passes West Midlands Champion, Steve Bayliss for the 20th spot in the UK.

#344 Bill Smith, Staffordshire's SMK Champion of the UK worked on Rainbow Road and some of the Ghost Valley tracks this week with bigger cuts to his times. He also landed a sub 2 minutes time for Mario Circuit 4. With continued PRs on his longer tracks he will cut a lot of average finish and shoot towards the Top 300 fast.



NTSC Activity:

#44 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion in USA gained a rank this week following some nicer improvements on course times for Donut Plains 2, Bowser Castle 3 and a sub 1'28" Rainbow Road. He also chopped down his laps on Choco Island 1 and Koopa Beach 2.

#108 Fabrice Baro of Canada improved his time for Rainbow Road and is close to going sub 1'28" there.

#177 Christopher Smith of the UK had a little time to play NTSC this week as well and set a new lap PR for Ghost Valley 3.

#283 Jordan Fetner of USA is really extending his lead from the 300 ranks now with his latest PRs. Rainbow Road lap was certainly a highlight and opens up potential to take his course time to 1'35" and below soon. He also worked on Choco Island 1 and Ghost Valley 2 cutting his records down further along with some Mushroom Cup cuts.
Sami

Unwind with some kart

Sami @ Monday, June 27th 10:12AM   [link]

New Members

John Mathieson Canada (NTSC 185th, Canada 28th, Veteran F)



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



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PAL Activity:

#6 Julien Holmiere, the 3rd fastest Time Trial player in France sent an impressive list of new times this week; this gained him a lot of average finish and he is closing in on the Top 5 on PAL. The majority were NBT lap times opening up great potential for course times to follow, but he also hit strong marks on Ghost Valley 2, Rainbow Road and Mario Circuit 3.

#10 Christian Wild, the 2nd fastest Time Trial player in Germany on PAL sent in 4 PRs he was working on a little while ago; some Bowser Castle 2 course time along with a cut to Choco Island 2 lap. He also went crazy gap jumping on both Ghost Valley 3 and Rainbow Road where he still has great potential.

#11 Pierre Coste, France's 6th fastest in France lands in direct competition with Sebastian Stellmacher after a successful week of Mario Circuit 1 NBT driving well into the sub 59 seconds mark.

#32 Matt Ballard of USA also played Mario Circuit 1 this week and is closing the gap to David Moll and Matthew McCarthy. He also set some PRs for Ghost Valley 2, including a platform jump lap. His course time will reach sub 1'03" very soon as well.

#104 Samuel Gomez of Spain returned to PAL Time Trials with more PRs; an NBT time on Mario Circuit 2 following by some Non-NBT cuts to Mario Circuit 3 and 4 along with a nice Non-NBT lap on Koopa Beach 2. With further PRs he can reach the Top 100 on PAL again soon.

#139 Christopher Smith of the UK sent in 10 new PRs and continues to work on the Bowser Castles and the gap jumping. He reached a sub 1'50" on Bowser Castle 2 but most of all some consistent platform jumping on Ghost Valley 3 earned him a sub 1'20" there. Christopher gains several ranks and reaches 22nd in the UK.

#348 Bill Smith of the UK also hit many new times and is hitting faster lap records; so the potential is there for bigger cuts on the course times to follow each week. The Bowser Castles are trimming down and he will hit the big barriers soon. Bill gains some ranks including passing the 350 mark, and lands at 74th in the UK.



NTSC Activity:

#45 Eric Olden the Louisiana State Champion continued to chip away at Choco Island 1 NBT and a couple of more tracks including the Donut Plains and Koopa Beach 1 courses. His Donut Plains 1 lap is approaching the 14 second barrier.

#108 Fabrice Baro, Canada's 16th fastest Time Trial player improved on Bowser Castle 3 lap this week and gains a rank overall.

#289 Jordan Fetner of USA set a lot of new times this week, with some bigger cuts on Bowser Castle 1 in particular and his first sub minute time which was on Koopa Beach 1. Jordan gains some ranks on the NTSC ladder, passing the Top 290.
Sami

The Snow, the Plains and the Rainbow..

Sami @ Monday, June 20th 05:07AM   [link]

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New World Records

Julien Holmiere sets a PAL World Record for Donut Plains 1 lap 0'13"64 and a PAL World Record tie on Donut Plains 2 Lap 0'16"79*.

Karel van Duijvenboden sets PAL World Record ties for Vanilla Lake 1 lap with 0'09"53* and Rainbow Road Course at 1'26"64*.


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PAL Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Time Trial Champion worked mainly on Rainbow Road NBT this week and managed to push his 5-lap time to a World Record tie with Sami; and there is potential for 1'26"5x and even lower soon. In between he also drove Vanilla Lake 1 lap with a tied World record, and is seeking a sub 9.5 second lap.

#6 Julien Holmiere, the 3rd fastest Time Trial player in France was enjoying the Donut Plains tracks so much that he couldn't stop hitting World Record ties; after some 5-lap improvements on both, he landed the World Record tie on Donut Plains 2 and pulled out an awesome lap World Record for Donut Plains 1!

#12 Pierre Coste, France's 6th fastest Time Trial player slightly improved his Rainbow Road course time and maintains his current rank.

#32 Matt Ballard of USA set a good PR cut for SMK's longest track, Bowser Castle 2 and is nearing the sub 1'43". He passes Sweden's Time Trial Champion, Kalle Videkull and edges closer to the Top 30 on PAL and Joe Bernier.

#151 Christopher Smith of the UK gained five more ranks this week, almost reaching the Top 150 on PAL Worldwide. He is making progress on bumper jumping and bigger PRs will arrive soon. More of the medium length tracks are getting cut down and he is improving well on Koopa Beach 2 with potential for more there. Christopher also passes Paul Tanney for 23rd in the UK.

#354 Bill Smith, Christopher's father has been hitting several PRs in the last week. He has big potential on the Bowser Castle tracks; with focus on those he will make even bigger cuts overall. Bill's 20 PRs gained him some ranks and he passes Israel's Champion, David Berger.



NTSC Activity:

#109 Fabrice Baro, Canada's 16th fastest Time Trial player is closing the average finish gap to Zaiger with a couple of Non-NBT course times on Mario Circuit 1 and Koopa Beach 1.

#293 Jordan Fetner of USA improved 12 of his times this week including pushing DP2 and MC3 further below the 1'40" barriers and trimming Mario Circuit 4 again. Bowser Castle 1 is also getting sharper and his Donut Plains 3 consistency is good, so he will break into the 17s on the lap there soon. Jordan gains several ranks this week; with a similar cut he can close the average finish gap to the next group of karters above.
Sami

One way to kart

Sami @ Monday, June 13th 05:18AM   [link]

New Members

Bill Smith UK (PAL 359th, UK 80th, Contender C)
Robert Stroh USA (NTSC 183rd, USA 73rd, Knight A)



New World Records

Julien Holmiere sets a PAL World Record tie for Donut Plains 3 lap with 0'14"67*.



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PAL Activity:

#6 Julien Holmiere hits some fantastic new times on Donut Plains 3 where he ties the lap World Record and is close to the course time. Julien passes Multiplayer CDM World Champion, Florent Lecoanet on PAL to become the 3rd fastest French Time Trial player.

#10 Christian Wild, the 2nd fastest Time Trial player in Germany on PAL made progress on Mario Circuit 2 longboosting where he still has potential. His Vanilla Lake 1 slides are really picking up as he nears the 50 second barrier and a nice NBT lap for Rainbow Road brings him to sharper levels there. Christian is closing in on Manual Babjar and the PAL German title, another week or two with continued PRs could help him reach the mark.

#12 Pierre Coste, France's 6th fastest Time Trial player also worked on Mario Circuit 2, with PRs not too far behind Wild, and a solid NBT PR for Rainbow Road. Pierre is approaching Germany's 3rd fastest player, Sebastian Stellmacher.

#33 Matt Ballard of USA returns for more PRs and makes some successful cuts to Special Cup times Vanilla Lake 2, Rainbow Road & a few BC laps. There is potential there so he will surely return to lower those more soon. Matt is approaching Sweden's Time Trial Champion, Kalle Videkull. Not far ahead is Joe Bernier for the PAL Time Trial title of USA.

#78 Stefan Thal, the 8th fastest of Germany improved one NBT PR on Choco Island 2, and the cut gained him a rank ahead of Jarmouni. 1990s Dutch Time Trial Legend Edwin Peeters is next up on the ranks for Stefan to target.

#156 Christopher Smith had another very active PAL week; Mario Circuit 1 improved slightly and he will be back here to chip it down some more. Ghost Valley 1 he landed his first platform attempt on an opener, so expect further cuts soon. The majority of his PRs were on Star and Special Cups where he shaved off good average finish. Christopher reaches the benchmark number of Top 25 in the UK.



NTSC Activity:

#45 Eric Olden the Louisiana State Champion improved his Choco Island 1 course time slightly and made a very nice Bowser Castle 3 lap. The course potential is big there but many obstacles are in the way. He also set a couple of Donut Plains 2 cuts and moves further ahead of David Smith.

#109 Fabrice Baro, Canada's 16th fastest Time Trial player worked on Koopa Beach 1 lap time with Non-NBT slides and made a good result there.

#179 Christopher Smith drove NTSC PRs more Mushroom and Flower Cup focused this week with sharper Non-Platform Ghost Valley 1 times and near barrier marks on Choco Island 1 and Ghost Valley 2. Outside of that, Koopa Beach 1 is seeking a sub minute soon and Bowser Castle 3 has a lot of potential on the course time.

#249 Stephen Weber of Philadelphia, USA returned to Time Trials with many lap time cuts including some of the longer Bowser Castle tracks and Mario Circuit 4. He focused some more on Koopa Beach 1 and Choco Island 2 however where he reached some great times, and can also reach a sub minute time on the first KB soon. Stephen passes the Top 250 on NTSC this week.

#299 Jordan Fetner of USA improved Mario Circuit 1 well and cut through to the 1'02"s there and his Ghost Valley 1 held equal consistency. Mario Circuit 3, Choco Island 2 and Ghost Valley 3 he hit some course and lap time PRs where he is reaching faster marks. Jordan has closed the big average finish gap he was in, and there are several karters just a few points ahead so we will see him pass them soon.
Sami

Two crazy lap World Records!

Sami @ Monday, June 6th 10:12AM   [link]

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New World Records

Julien Holmiere lands the PAL World Record on Mario Circuit 2 lap with 0'12"78.

Karel van Duijvenboden sets the PAL World Record for Rainbow Road Lap with 0'17"06.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Time Trial Champion played some Rainbow Road Non-NBT and after hitting a tie record there he went on to NBT and improved his lap World Record by a further 0.03 seconds which is a great margin. Robotic driving!

#7 Julien Holmiere of France is also continuing Time Trials with Mario Circuit 2 lap and also hit a fantasic Longboosting World Record there this week. He moved on to Koopa Beach 1 which was another strong NBT track from 150cc and landed some very sharp PRs there, where he could potentially shoot for World Records. He is approaching Florent Lecoanet on the PAL rankings.

#12 Pierre Coste of France also played Rainbow Road and although he didn't reach the crazy heights of Karel, he pulled out a quick NBT PR and has potential for more.

#79 Stefan Thal of Germany continues training NBT around Donut Plains 1 and has managed to get his lap down much further, passing Belgium's Peter Toch and scraping past the Top 80 on PAL in the process.

#91 Djibril Aatif of France worked hard on Bowser Castle 2 and made some successful results there with a good average finish cut. He is approaching Lars Nouwen and the Top 90 of PAL.

#161 Christopher Smith of the UK has continued to deliver waves of new times across the boards as he PRs on an even basis. He is stepping further on the bumper jumps for the Bowser Castles, so hopefully some larger cuts will appear soon with the corner angles combined. He landed several more Non-NBT hits, and Rainbow Road is looking solid as he reaches the sub 18 lap. Christopher reaches 26th in the UK following this week's PRs.



NTSC Activity:

#45 Eric Olden the Louisiana State Champion chips away some more at Mario Circuit 2 with the longboost on both course and lap times; and continues to chip away at Koopa Beach 1 and Vanilla Lake 2 laps where potential is big. Bowser Castle 1 is also looking sharper as he combines the Non-NBT and NBT with cornering. Eric gains a few ranks landing in direct competition with Tennessee State Champion, David Smith.

#109 Fabrice Baro of Canada worked on Mario Circuit 1 lap Non-NBT and set a 12 second flat PR there. He followed up with a pair of times on Ghost Valley 1 and climbs a couple of ranks. Less than 10 ranks top go to reach the Top 100 of NTSC.

#187 Christopher Smith of the UK didn't let up on his NTSC adventures either as he sends in a lot of PRs there once again. His latest times also placed him well into the Top 200 there with consistent results on Mushroom and Flower Cup and some bigger improvements on the Star and Special Cup times.

#298 Jordan Fetner of USA had a great week this week; with 14 new PRs and some good work on the Koopa Beach and Choco Island 2 tracks he managed to break the Top 300 on the NTSC ranks. He also broke some time barriers for BC1 and DP2 which now went sub 1'40", and a few other improvements where there is potential on MC1 and GV2 and 3. With further times Jordan will reach the Top 250 quickly.
Sami

Red, Yellow, Blue and White

Sami @ Monday, May 30th 07:00PM   [link]

New Members

Antti Kaleva Finland (PAL 191st, PAL Finland 2nd, Knight B)
Michael Vollmer USA (NTSC 119th, USA 41st, Veteran B)



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#7 Julien Holmiere, France's 4th fastest Time Trial player and current 150cc overall records champion returns from the faster mode adventures, in particular Mario Circuit 2 where he hit some incredible barriers there and decided to see what he could do with the long boosting here. He made some impressive results within range to attack the World Records. We look forward to see more PRs from Julien soon.

#34 Matt Ballard of USA made a return to Time Trials this week and mainly focused on lap times, setting improvements on Mario Circuit 2 long boosting where he has potential for more; and some NBT laps for DP2, VL1 and MC4. He also has room on those as he refines the NBT techniques. In the Non-NBT side of things, Ghost Valley 3 gap jumping is getting sharper as he approaches the sub 1'16" barrier, helping him to pass Brazil's Alencar Faria on the PAL World Ranking.

#175 Christopher Smith, the West Yorkshire Champion from the UK made great progress this week after reviewing the Non-NBT strategies across the boards and setting a long list of PAL times. He is working on the bumper jumps on the Bowser Castles and his laps will get quicker there soon. He has made notable good times on KB1 and RR and there is potential on Mario Circuit 3 and 4. Christopher gains a number of ranks on PAL and shifts up to 29th in the UK.



NTSC Activity:

#47 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion in USA remained on Mario Circuit 2 and is making steady progress there with further PRs on both course and lap times with a sub 1'10" and sub 13 second lap respectively. He also hit the snow and ice with a Vanilla Lake 1 lap getting close to the sub 10 seconds barrier and a faster course time on Vanilla Lake 2. Eric is now approaching Goto and David Smith on the NTSC ranking.

#215 Christopher Smith of the UK continued some more NTSC alongside his PAL PRs. He set 12 new PRs here spread across the cups, with some good cuts on the Mario Circuits and Rainbow Road. He has potential on the Star Cup tracks and can take Koopa Beach 1 sub minute there. With further PRs he can reach the Top 200 on NTSC soon.

#304 Jordan Fetner of USA made 13 new PRs this week and reached the barrier of sub 2 minutes on the longest track in the game, Bowser Castle 2. His Bowser Castle 1 time can go sub 1'40" soon and he set some more good cuts on Flower Cup, with potential on the 2nd Ghost Valley course. With continued pace, Jordan will reach the Top 300 soon.