Super Mario Kart Time Trial World Records and Players' Site

Sami

Time Trial in the Garden, sort of..

Sami @ Monday, December 5th 05:32AM   [link]

New Members

No new members this week...



New World Records

Julien Holmiere set an NTSC World Record for Ghost Valley 2 1-lap with 0'11"33.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#51 Sophie Jarmouni, the Belgian Champion of Super Mario Kart had a few unsent PRs from a while ago on Donut Plains 3 with a solid Non-NBT course time and NBT lap there.

#68 Jerome Coiffard of France wrapped up November in a great way with constant improvements all round; his Non-NBT is getting sharper and consistent with notable hits on the Bowser Castles and Ghost Valley 2 and platform jumping on Ghost Valley 1. He is getting strong on the Choco Island track NBTs and Mario Circuit 1 lap has potential for well under 12 seconds. Jerome is approaching his local rival, Alexandre Burel and now ranks at 26th in France.

#91 Christopher Smith, the Champion of Yorkshire in the UK continues to climb with a good pace; his Bowser Castle 2 improvements are good as he is getting more consistent with the bumper jumps, and his lap will sub 21 seconds soon. He also made a couple of Star Cup PRs including CI2 NBT. Christopher passes several karters including Buckinghamshire's Champion, Jonathan Steel, for 13th in the UK.

#145 Franck Adam of France met up with Coiffard for some training and this helped him up his level a lot more. Franck worked on a lot of his weaker times for large cuts on Flower, Star and Special Cups with NBT PRs to help on KB1 and CI2. His Non-NBT is also looking great with BC2 and Rainbow Road. He has potential for a 1'04" on GV2 so we should see him improve there soon. Franck is now 46th in France and surpasses the Top 150 Worldwide on PAL.




NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#5 Julien Holmiere, the 2nd fastest player in France on NTSC worked hard on Ghost Valley 2 with an impressive 5-lap PR ranked 2nd, but most of all was an awesome World Record on the lap time topping Christian Wild's former World Record by 0.04 seconds. Julien is approaching Brazilian Champion, Oliver Segarra Gonzalez.

#33 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion of Super Mario Kart gains a rank ahead of Matthias Boucher with 4 new PRs; he cuts his Donut Plains 1 lap time down and sets an improvement to Donut Plains 3 course. Key records on Rainbow Road are also helping and he has sub 1'26" potential there, along with the ability to go sub 17 on the lap soon.

#104 Matt Ballard, the 2nd fastest player of Louisiana, USA makes a few improvements on NTSC; he focused mainly on Mario Circuit 1 with some big cuts there and a low 57 second course and a low 11 lap. Donut Plains 1 also saw some PRs as he approaches the Top 100 on NTSC and reaches 34th in USA.

#108 Fabrice Baro of Canada continues to shave down his Donut Plains 1 time; after being stuck at low 1'17"s he made a breakthrough to the mid 1'16"s. He can cut more there but with further PRs on other tracks he can also drive himself towards the Top 100.

#252 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA improved his Mario Circuit 1 times; with further cuts there he can gain a lot of average finish. Bowser Castle 1 will go well below sub 1'35" soon and he also improved Bowser Castle 3 course and lap times.
Sami

Which road to take at the fork

Sami @ Monday, November 28th 12:46PM   [link]

New Members

Matt Ballard (joining NTSC) USA (NTSC 118th, USA 40th, Veteran A)
Rory Mahood Canada (NTSC 237th, Canada 43rd, Knight D)
Matthew Cavanagh Ireland (PAL 155th, Ireland 1st, Veteran D)



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#60 Paul Tanney of the UK improves his Koopa Beach 1 PRs and Vanilla Lake 2 lap this week, passing Chris Clark for the 9th Place position in the UK and Top 60 in the World on PAL.

#72 Jerome Coiffard of France set 22 new PRs this week with further movements of NBT and potential on a number of course times such as Koopa Beach 1, Choco Island 2 and Mario Circuit 2. His Bowser Castles, Ghost Valley 3 and Vanilla Lake 2 are also sharpening well Non-NBT as he climbs several ranks to reach 28th in France.

#97 Christopher Smith of the UK improved his Vanilla Lake 1 times well and has potential there and gave NBT on Mario Circuit 3 a go with some new PRs. Along with some Donut Plains 3 PRs he gained a couple of ranks and passes Richard O'Neill for 14th in the UK.

#170 Franck Adam of France improves his Ghost Valley 2 PRs well and is closing in on Bertrand du Bois of Belgium.

#287 Bill Smith of the UK gains some more ranks this week with his latest improvements; a lot of PRs were on Mushroom Cup with good improvements on GV1, BC1 and MC2. His Mario Circuit 1 time can go well into 1'03"s soon and some of the longer tracks on Flower and Special Cups are also taking shape.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#5 Julien Holmiere continues to shave his NTSC PRs down each week and delivers a sub 1'26" Bowser Castle 1 time, a sub 1'03" Choco Island 2 along with a lap PR and a very nice Vanilla Lake 1 lap. Julien passes Alicia L'Hoest to become the 2nd fastest NTSC Time Trial player in France.

#34 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion of Super Mario Kart cuts just under the mid 1'03" mark on Choco Island 2 and also worked on Special Cup's Mario Circuit 4 where he has 1'32" - 1'33" potential. Vanilla Lake 2 is also a good track to focus on and helping improve some average finish. Eric passes Minnesota State Champion, Bryan Bosshardt.

#107 Fabrice Baro of Canada makes some PRs on Donut Plains 1 and improves the lap a little nearer to the 15 second barrier opening potential for a faster course time.

#253 Jordan Fetner of USA focused on Star Cup this week with pairs of new records on Choco Island 2, then Vanilla Lake 1 where a sub minute is possible soon. His best lap on Mario Circuit 4 is sharpening and the 18 second barrier is very close on Donut Plains 3 and Rainbow Road laps.
Sami

Damp Valley in the UK, with a cough and rain

Sami @ Monday, November 21st 09:34AM   [link]

New Members

No new members this week...



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#61 Paul Tanney, the UK's Top 10 karter is edging even closer to the Top 60 and 9th place spot in the UK. His Ghost Valley 3 course time earned him some points and a pair of Vanilla Lake 1 PRs are getting faster, especially the lap which is now further sub 11. Donut Plains 3 also has potential and he is making great progress there with room on the course time.

#83 Jerome Coiffard of France worked very hard on a mixture of Non-NBT and NBT once again and has made a huge climb this week showing his great potential as he flies well into the Top 100. NBT on the Choco Islands in particular is going realy well and he has potential on the Donut Plains and Mario Circuit tracks which will improve further soon. There is potential on the Bowser Castle and Ghost Valley tracks as he sharpens the Non-NBT going forward. Jerome Coiffard is now ranked 29th in France.

#99 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion of Super Mario Kart lands inside the Top 100 of the World in PAL following his latest PRs! Despite being passed by Coiffard his latest times gained him a number of ranks including a bit of NBT on DP1 and MC1. His Non-NBT times for VL2 and RR are sharpening too with the latter seeking a sub 1'29". Christopher passes Devon's Champion, Dan Hooper for 15th in the UK.

#128 Fabrice Baro of Canada made a sub 12 second Non-NBT lap on PAL for Vanilla Lake 2 last week.

#169 Franck Adam of France is following behind Coiffard with a wave of new times as well; this week he made some big cuts on Donut Plains 1 with some NBT and Ghost Valley 1 where he also landed the platform jump. Several other lap cuts showing potential on Flower Cup tracks and Special cup along with Koopa Beach 2 and Vanilla Lake 2 course times earned him a large rank climb to edge out Julien Magnin for 53rd in France.

#312 Thibault Terrasson of France made a return to SMK Time Trials this week with a huge cut to his times also; the team of 3 have really taken a steep climb! Thibault set 26 new PRs in total, with tracks on all of the cups attempted and solid improvements all round. He experimented with a little NBT on Donut Plains 1 and as per Adam, also landed a Ghost Valley 1 platform jump. He is headed towards the Top 300 of PAL fast and now ranks at 83rd in France.

#345 Stephen De Winter of Australia returned this week with a pair of Rainbow Road times; he has potential with his lap driven with Bowser to go sub 1'35" so we look forward to see more improvements there soon. Stephen passes Martin Flynn of the UK.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#3 Christian Wild, the Super Mario Kart NTSC Champion of Germany improved a pair of Choco Island 1 NBT times, edging closer to the Top records there. The 53 second barrier is tough but can be reached by Christian soon and a possible World Record there or the lap time.

#6 Julien Holmiere, the 3rd fastest player in France was platform jumping while hunting Ghosts again on Ghost Valley 1 course. His Bowser Castle 1 lap is also in a 3 way tie at sub 17 seconds and not far from the World Record.

#107 Fabrice Baro, the 16th fastest karter of Canada sets a pair of new times on NTSC Ghost Valley 3 this week and is close to the 15 second lap barrier. His Bowser Castle 3 PR also has potential for more soon and he passes Dirk Olson on the NTSC overall ranking.

#112 Samuel Gomez of Team Spain hops over to the NTSC side for some Non-NBT Donut Plains 1 and a new 5-lap PR there.

#125 Christopher Smith of Yorkshire in the UK delivered some great new times on the NTSC side this week also; in particular for Vanilla Lake 1 where he perfected the strategy to get sub 55 seconds so far! He also made some solid NBT cuts for Donut Plains 1 and Mario Circuit 2 along with Non-NBT Rainbow Road where he gained several ranks.

#253 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA continues to gain more ranks this week and has made some new cuts for Ghost Valley 3 course, including a platform jumping lap. Bowser Castle 2 consistency is also looking good as he moves further into the sub 2 minutes there, and a couple of laps for Donut Plains 1 and Mario Circuit 2.
Sami

How does one handle the kart?

Sami @ Monday, November 14th 10:00AM   [link]

New Members

Michael Groves USA (NTSC 237th, USA 97th, Knight D)



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#55 Russell Horwood, the UK's 8th fastest player and Northamptonshire Champion returned to SMK this week with a few NBT PRs on Mario Circuit 3 and Choco Island 2 course times and a lap cut to Koopa Beach 1. He improves his average finish a little further and has potential for the Top 50 with more PRs.

#61 Paul Tanney, the UK's Top 10 karter is closing the gap to the Top 60 fast with some sharp new times on Bowser Castle 1, and also Rainbow Road. He improves Choco Island 1 also, subbing the 1'02" barrier there.

#102 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion focused on Choco Islands and hasn't reached the 1'02" barrier yet on Choco Island 1 but is getting close; Choco Island 2 however progresses very well with a sub 1'15 within sight soon. Solid new times on Rainbow Road and Vanilla Lake 2 have gained him another rank closer to the Top 100.

#128 Fabrice Baro of Canada improves Bowser Castle 1 course and Vanilla Lake 1 lap this week and maintains his current overall rank.

#187 Franck Adam of France delivered an awesome set of new PRs, mostly Non-NBT but also a little NBT on Mario Circuit 4. He has been working on Ghost Valley 3 platform jump and improving well on the Bowser Castles and other Mario Circuits. Franck successfully climbs well beyond the Top 200 of PAL and is now ranked at 57th in France.

#238 Jayden Ly of Australia also returned to SMK this week with a pair of Donut Plains 1 cuts where he improved some good average finish points, gaining a rank ahead of Germany's Stefan Tiesmeyer.

#293 Bill Smith, the Staffordshire Champion, in the UK didn't stop his pace since passing the Top 300 of PAL. He improved 10 of his PRs this week with a variety of courses on Flower Cup and also CI2 and VL1 from Star Cup. VL1 has big potential on the course time. Bill passes some more players and reaches 60th in the UK.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#6 Julien Holmiere, the 3rd fastest player in France improves his Ghost Valley 1 lap NBT landing a joint 3rd place tie there with some other karters. Julien maintains his overall rank.

#35 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion of Super Mario Kart broke the 55 second barrier on Choco Island 1 this week and is reaching the 1'25"00 mark soon on Donut Plains 2. Vanilla Lake 1 is progressive well and his NBT is getting sharper on Donut Plains 1 and Mario Circuit 4 where there is potential for more. Eric passes Armin Huber on the NTSC overall ranking this week.

#258 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA gains a couple of ranks this week following some big cuts for Donut Plains 2 and Bowser Castle 2 laps and also Mario Circuit 3 both. Along with extra PRs on DP1 and VL1 he is well on the way to reaching the Top 250 on NTSC soon.
Sami

Fireworks in every direction

Sami @ Monday, November 7th 06:01AM   [link]

New Members

Kevin Carrano USA (NTSC 256th, USA 108th, Knight F)



New World Records

Julien Holmiere set 2 NTSC World Records; for Donut Plains 2 5-lap 1'22"71 and 1-lap with 0'16"26.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#16 Matt Ballard, the USA Time Trial Champion for PAL Version made an excellent cut this week with improvements on both Ghost Valley 2 with some NBT platform jumping and a sub 1'28" course time for Rainbow Road course along with an NBT lap. Matt passes France's 7th fastest Time Trial player and PAL Battle Mode World Champion, Geoffrey Label.

#105 Jerome Coiffard of France has done a huge round of improvements across the boards, also using some NBT alongside his sharp Non-NBT skills. Jerome is already very near to the Top 100, so expect him to pass that mark very soon; and he has potential for the lot further, stay tuned for more great PRs!

#214 Franck Adam of France worked on slightly fewer tracks than Jerome but is making big improvements on the Mario Circuits, Donut Plains 3, Koopa Beach 1 and more. Franck will surpass the Top 200 very soon and climb further very quickly with his next set of times.

#298 Bill Smith of the UK set 14 new PRs with focus on Star and Special Cups where he made some signficant cuts to his times. Bowser Castle 2 has finally gone sub 2 minutes and he is approaching barriers on the GV3 and RR tracks too. Bill's latest barrier result was breaking the Top 300 in the World on PAL this week.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#6 Julien Holmiere, the 3rd fastest player in France on NTSC made a very nice average finish cut this week, with a pair of strong Ghost Valley 1 NBT times and improvements to CI1 lap and DP3 course. His best achievement however were a pair of World Records for Donut Plains 2!

#36 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion of Super Mario Kart hit 6 new times this week, chipping away further at Donut Plains 1 course and lap, Choco Island 1 course and Bowser Castle 2. He has big potential still on Vanilla Lake 2 course and with focus there can make some big cuts. Eric passes Canada's 4th fastest karter, Cole Gilbert.

#112 Samuel Gomez improved his Bowser Castle 3 course time this week and is closing the gap to Chris Flemmer. He has potential on his lap time, we look forward to see more PRs here.

#260 Jordan Fetner of USA also played Bowser Castle 3 this week, but it was the lap time instead of the course where he made a small cut. This can go sub 20 seconds very soon and several seconds can be improved on the course time as well.
Sami

Ghost Valley Boos ate the Pumpkins

Sami @ Monday, October 31st 06:01AM   [link]

New Members

Jerome Coiffard France (PAL 154th, France 49th, Veteran D)
Justin Arbach USA (NTSC 278th, USA 119th, Warrior A)


New World Records

No New World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#17 Matt Ballard, the USA Time Trial Champion for PAL Version improved his Mario Circuit 4 NBT PRs with some good cuts and worked on his Vanilla Lake 2 times; he has great potential there with the island jump and we look forward to see further improvements. Matt gains another rank on the PAL World Rankings.

#61 Paul Tanney the Northumberland Champion in the UK delivered a large cut on the weekend when he managed to put together a strong set of new PRs on 14 boards. These included further NBT into DP1, DP2 and KB2 and some excellent Non-NBT on Ghost Valley 1 and 2. His Bowser Castle 3 confidence is picking up and the faster course times are flying in. Paul now reaches the Top 10 in the UK and is close to the Top 60 in the World on PAL.

#127 Fabrice Baro of Canada set a new PR for Ghost Valley 1 course time, and almost reaches the sub 1'08" barrier there, gaining a rank ahead of Julien Patry in the process.

#242 Franck Adam of France sets some big PR cuts on the Vanilla Lake tracks and Koopa Beach 2 and has an early try out of NBT on Mario Circuit 1. Franck gains several ranks on the PAL World Rankings and also reaches 67th in France.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#6 Julien Holmiere, the 3rd fastest player in France on NTSC improves slightly on his Choco Island 1 NBT lap and maintains his current rank.

#59 Sophie Jarmouni, the Super Mario Kart Champion of Belgium continued to play some more NTSC this week and is making good progress on the Mario Circuit 2 longboosting, and some more NBT improvements. Along with sharp Bowser Castle 1 Non-NBT times she passes Oregon's State Champion, Karl Ludwigsen to break past the Top 60 NTSC.

#259 Jordan Fetner of USA also gains a rank this week; he improved Bowser Castle 3 and his big potential there still; and other PRs on Donut Plains 1 and 3 are chopping down well; his lap times will soon break the 16 and 18 second barriers there and even stronger course times will follow.astle 3 and his big potential there still; and other PRs on Donut Plains 1 and 3 are chopping down well; his lap times will soon break the 16 and 18 second barriers there and even stronger course times will follow.
Sami

Just boost all the time

Sami @ Monday, October 24th 10:05AM   [link]

New Members

Franck Adam France (PAL 257th, France 69th, Knight F)



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#18 Matt Ballard, the USA Time Trial Champion for PAL Version hit some Vanilla Lake 1 to increase his level there. He is making good progress with the snow slides and a lap that is nearing the 10 second barrier. He also delivers a nice cut to Koopa Beach 2 lap.

#27 Martin van Haasteren, the 4th fastest Dutch karter improves his PR for Ghost Valley 2 course time with a nice sub 1'03" and maintains his current rank.

#62 Euan Johnston, the Champion of Scotland continues his adventures on return to SMK recently and is making good NBT progress on Donut Plains 1 and platform jumping action on Ghost Valley 1, plus some more times on the VLs and KB2. His latest PRs gain him a few more ranks, passing Norway's Champion, Marius Hukkelaas.

#67 Paul Tanney the Northumberland Champion in the UK also made the same average cut as Euan, not too far behind as well. Paul also focused on Mushroom Cup with some NBT times and platform jumping for Ghost Valley 1. His Bowser Castle 1 lap is very sharp and he has potential on the course time there. Ghost Valley 2 and 3 are also progressing well as he gains higher ranks.

#103 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion, of the UK drove a pair of Ghost Valley 2 times well into the 1'03"s and a solid lap that shows potential for more. He also chopped a little more off Mario Circuit 1 lap and gains another rank. There is an average finish gap to the Top 100 but with improvements on some weaker tracks he can reach there very soon.

#128 Fabrice Baro of Canada improves Mario Circuit 1 course time and is edging closer to the 1'02"00 barrier Non-NBT and also delivered a nice Ghost Valley 3 course time following his lap improvements from last week.



NTSC Activity:

#6 Julien Holmiere made a 1 point average finish cut with some superb times this week on NTSC Time Trials. His longboosting experience will land him a World Record on Mario Circuit 2 course soon as he reaches the low 1'02"s there and he improved on Choco Island 1 and Mario Circuit 3. He has potential on Koopa Beach 1 and has passed UK Champion, Sami Cetin on the NTSC World Ranking.

#37 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion of Super Mario Kart returns to Time Trials this week and drives well on the Vanilla Lakes with some fast new times and a sub 10 second lap for VL2. Koopa Beach 2 lap is also looking good as with Donut Plains 2. His platform jumping on Ghost Valley 2 is improving and he chips away some more at Choco Island 1 course. Eric passes Nicholas and Dan to become the 8th fastest Time Trial player in USA.

#60 Sophie Jarmouni, the Super Mario Kart Champion of Belgium delivered a huge list of new times since joining NTSC last week. Platform jumps on Ghost Valley 1 are going really well and she has made a sub 13 lap on Mario Circuit 2 with longboosting. With solid NBT on several tracks she has gained enough ranks to reach the Top 60 on NTSC, passing Colombia's Champion, Juan Arevalo; and the UK's Leyla Hasso, to make her the 2nd fastest female player on NTSC!

#260 Jordan Fetner of USA hit 7 new PRs this week and gains a couple more ranks on the NTSC ladder. He worked on the Donut Plains tracks; where he has potential to go sub 19 and sub 18 on the DP2 and DP3 laps respectively and has delivered a consistent Bowser Castle 1 course time, along with a pair of records for Bowser Castle 2.
Sami

Go between the thwomps if you need to

Sami @ Monday, October 17th 08:01AM   [link]

New Members

Sophie Jarmouni (joining NTSC) Belgium (NTSC 65th, Belgium 1st, Star A)
Felix Mendez USA (NTSC 154th, USA 58th, Veteran D)
Clyde Ibara USA (NTSC 335th, USA 139th, Warrior F)



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#18 Matt Ballard, the USA Time Trial Champion for PAL Version plays Mario Circuit 1 this week and managed to break the 59 second barrier, along with a great lap.

#24 Leyla Hasso, the second fastest karter of the UK made a very nice cut on Bowser Castle 2 lap including squeezing between a corner and a thwomp. Leyla maintains her current overall rank.

#27 Martin van Haasteren, the 4th fastest Dutch karter also played Bowser Castle 2 with some very nice improvements, going sub 1'44" on the course time and improving a little more off his lap.

#69 Paul Tanney the Northumberland Champion in the UK set a nice pair of NBT cuts on Choco Island 2 with potential on the course time and a series of course times for some Flower Cup tracks. Bowser Castle 1 and Mario Circuit 1 lap with NBT is getting faster as he surpasses the Top 70 of PAL.

#104 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion, of the UK pushes faster to gain some ranks towards the Top 100 and is closing in on his goal there. He set some strong Choco Island laps and PRs on Donut Plains 1 and Bowser Castle 1.

#107 Samuel Gomez improves his Donut Plains 1 lap time Non-NBT and an approaching rival enters some direct competition below.

#107 Adrien Garreau of France returned and set 14 strong Non-NBT cuts this week across several tracks. His improvements shot him up into direct competition with Gomez and a great pace towards the Top 100 and a rivalry with Christopher.

#128 Fabrice Baro of Canada improves his Ghost Valley 3 lap time this week, going sub 15.5 seconds with potential for more, increasing his lead over Italy's 3rd fastest, Fabio Sacco.

#307 Bill Smith of the UK improves several Mushroom Cup and Flower Cup times. There is 1'03" potential on Mario Circuit 1 and his Bowser Castle 2 is almost breaking the sub 2 minutes barrier. Bowser Castle 3 also has great potential with his best lap. Bill reaches 63rd in the UK with his latest records.


NTSC Activity:

#7 Julien Holmiere sets a sharp Ghost Valley 2 lap PR on NTSC this week which is now in a 3 way tie at 2nd on that board, and maintains his current rank.

#130 Christopher Smith of the UK also played some NTSC times including Donut Plains 1 lap and a pair of Bowser Castle 1 times, where he has landed sub 1'30" on the course time there.

#262 Jordan Fetner of USA gains a couple of more ranks after reaching the 1'01" level on Mario Circuit 1 and some faster records on Special Cup's Koopa Beach 2 and Vanilla Lake 2 tracks.