Super Mario Kart Time Trial World Records and Players' Site

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...



Movement

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]

New Members

No new members this week...


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*.


Movement

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*.



Movement

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]

New Members

No new members this week...



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.
Sami

Spicy or not spicy?

Sami @ Monday, May 23rd 04:37PM   [link]

New Members

No new members this week...



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#10 Christian Wild returns to PAL SMK Time Trials! He is still ranked 2nd in Germany and 10th in the World on PAL but he surprised everyone with his new times, and potential considering his position on NTSC. Certainly the PAL German title can be reached soon if Babjar doesn't defend, and much higher up too. Christian made some really impressive NBT times, particularly for Mario Circuit 4 where he is already strong on NTSC and Donut Plains 2 also where he isn't far from World Records. We look forward to see his next PRs!

#12 Pierre Coste, the 6th fastest Time Trial player in France drove a pair of faster and sharper NBT times on Choco Island 2, making a slight average finish cut and maintaining his current rank.

#78 Sophie Jarmouni of Belgium worked on Donut Plains 2 and Donut Plains 3 Non-NBT this week and made some successful cuts to both tracks with sub 1'30" potential on DP2. Another benchmark was reached as she passed Peter Toch for the 3rd fastest position in Belgium!

#91 Djibril Aatif passes Daniel Pabst this week on PAL following a new PR on Bowser Castle 2 lap.

#195 Christopher Smith, ok the UK worked on several tracks this week; The Vanilla Lakes and Rainbow Road are looking good. Choco Island 2 he broke the 1'20" barrier and he is chopping down the Mario Circuits and Donut Plains tracks well. He has big potential on the Bowser Castles as he learns the bumper jumps. Christopher passes the Top 200 in the World on PAL and passes Lincolnshire's fastest, Martin Murphy for 35th in the UK.

#415 Aaron Aagrimah of Afghanistan slightly improves his Mario Circuit 1 PR and maintains his current overall rank.



NTSC Activity:

#3 Christian Wild, Germany's fastest NTSC Time Trial player also had a little time for a quick PR here, on Mario Circuit 3 course time where he cut some average finish and maintains his recently achieved 3rd place spot overall.

#24 Martin van Haasteren, the 3rd fastest Dutch karter of NTSC brought in a long list of NTSC PRs this week; Mushroom Cup saw some MC2 longboosting and a couple of NBT laps and Donut Plains 2 along with Bowser Castle 2 being improved on Flower Cup, almost breaking the sub 1'40" on the latter. Choco Island 2, Mario Circuit 4 and Donut Plains 3 NBT is all picking up well and his corner and gap jumping of Special Cup's Ghost Valley 3 and Rainbow Road. Martin flies past the Top 25 in the World on NTSC!

#47 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion in USA made another good average finish cut of nearly a whole point with continued long boosting action on Mario Circuit 2. He broke some barriers on Bowser Castle 2 with a sub 20 second lap and Mario Circuit 3 sub 1'29" NBT. His Special Cup lap times on important tracks Vanilla Lake 2 and Rainbow Road are coming along well and further course time cuts are sure to follow. His Choco Island 1 NBT times are solid and he will have sub 55 second potential there soon.

#110 Samuel Gomez played Donut Plains 2 NTSC with a sub 1'30" PR and a lap alongside, and also some Bowser Castle 3 where he subbed the 1'35" barrier. Samuel regains a rank against rival, Fabrice Baro.

#225 Christopher Smith of the UK also delivered a wave of new times for NTSC and improved a lot of similar tracks; the Vanilla Lakes were a little easier especially the water sections on the 2nd icy track. Several other tracks have big potential though he broke some nice barriers such as the 1'20" on Ghost Valley 3 and sub 1'30" on Donut Plains 3.

#309 Jordan Fetner of USA drove 16 more PRs this week and cut some seconds down on the longer tracks again; Bowser Castle 2 is now coming close to the sub 2 minutes barrier which will be his last time to go under this barrier. Mario Circuit 4 and the Donut Plains tracks are also looking a lot stronger. He is making consistent improvements to his Vanilla Lake times which are helping as he looks towards the Top 300 of NTSC.
Sami

10 Years went fast, and the times are even faster

Sami @ Monday, May 16th 10:03AM   [link]

New Members

Christopher Smith (joining NTSC) UK (NTSC 240th, NTSC UK 12th, Knight E)
Justin Cooper USA (NTSC 283rd, USA 116th, Warrior B)



New World Records

Christian Wild sets the NTSC World Record for Ghost Valley 2 lap with 0'11"37.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#79 Stefan Thal, Germany's 8th fastest player makes some great progress on Donut Plains 1 with NBT and also Choco Island 1 lap; his Choco Island 1 course time is trickier with NBT and has a lot of potential. Stefan climbs through to the Top 80 of PAL, passing rival Sophie Jarmouni on the way.

#92 Djibril Aatif returned again to Rainbow Road and managed to beat back Sophie's course time there with a solid Non-NBT run. He also improved Bowser Castle 2 lap to near the sub 21 second barrier. He is closing in on Daniel Pabst on the PAL ranking.

#205 Christopher Smith, the West Yorkshire Champion from the UK sent us many new PAL times. He worked on the water and ice tracks quite a lot to gain ranks there. Donut Plains 2 and 3 course times have a lot of potential and his Ghost Valley 3 platform jumping will eventually gain him a lot of points. He is shooting towards the Top 200 on PAL and has reached 38th in the UK.



NTSC Activity:

#3 Christian Wild, Germany's fastest NTSC Time Trial player was a mighty warrior this week on the Ghost Valley tracks; with very impressive NBT times on the 3rd Ghost Valley, a superb run on Ghost Valley 2 course time and an exciting new lap World Record on Ghost Valley 2 lap where he added an additional boost. This could make very an interesting and more complicated 5-lap strat, which is already tough with the platform jump in place. Along with his KB2 course PR he cut a good amount of average finish off as well.

#47 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion in USA returned with some nice cuts to Mario Circuit 2 with longboosting. He is seeking a sub 1'10" there, but has ventured further sub 1'30" on both Mario Circuit 3 and Bowser Castle 3 where he has delivered better lap records as well. Mario Circuit 4 is also chipping down more. Eric is cutting his way through the average finish and will be reaching the next few karters soon.

#50 Andrew Koltz of USA made a return to SMK Time Trials this week, and drove a very good Non-NBT time for Choco Island 2 and maintains his current rank.

#110 Fabrice Baro of Canada worked on Choco Island 1 and Choco Island 2 for some Non-NBT PRs there. He has potential to go sub minute on Choco Island 1. For now, Fabrice held off from an approaching rival...

#111 Samuel Gomez returned to also play some Mario Circuit 2 long boosting and succeeded in a PR, but not quite to pass Fabrice just yet. The battle continues...

#313 Jordan Fetner of USA made a significant cut this week with 15 new PRs. He brought Mario Circuit 1 to the 1'03"s and delivered good cuts to his Mario Circuit 3 and Rainbow Road times in particular. New lap records will follow opening up more potential. Jordan is headed towards the Top 300 on NTSC soon.
Sami

Peach, Daisy and Buttercup

Sami @ Monday, May 9th 09:15AM   [link]

New Members

Greg Zhelesnik USA (NTSC 379th, USA 157th, Contender E)
Aaron Aagrimah (joining NTSC) Afghanistan (NTSC 398th, Afghanistan 1st, Apprentice B)


New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#79 Sophie Jarmouni, the 4th faster karter of Belgium worked only on Non-NBT this week and produced some great records pushing her through to the Top 80 of PAL; her first 1'01" on Mario Circuit 1 along with an excellent lap, along with some great bumper jumping times for Mario Circuit 2 and all round cuts to the Choco Islands. She is approaching Peter Toch for the Belgian 3rd Place spot and gains a couple of ranks while a rival a few ranks below returns..

#81 Stefan Thal, Germany's 8th fastest player returns to SMK with a good start on NBT where he hit some good laps for DP1, MC2 CI1 and KB2. He also improved course times for Donut Plains 1 and Koopa Beach 2 where he now has a lot bigger potential opening up. Stefan is close to reaching the Top 80 of PAL.

#228 Christopher Smith, of the UK, and West Yorkshire Champion made 14 new PRs working on some of his solid tracks to sharpen up the times before preparing to attack the lower ranked ones. His Vanilla Lake 2 lap is progressing well and he has potential there for a sub 1'10". Christopher gains more UK ranks as well to 42nd Nationally and has the pace to reach the Top 200 soon.

#415 Aaron Aagrimah of Afghanistan worked hard on his Mario Circuit 1, cutting it down slightly lower in the 1'03"s. On the overall PAL ranking he passes Australia's John Peppers.



NTSC Activity:

#3 Christian Wild, Germany's fastest NTSC Time Trial player reaches another benchmark this week, and it isn't a World Record... He drove a pair of faster longboost times on Mario Circuit 2 after refining his strategy and included a sharp NBT course time for Koopa Beach 2. As a result, Christian Wild passes Brazilian Time Trial Champion, Oliver Segarra Gonzalez to reach 3rd Place in the World on NTSC Time Trials!

#111 Fabrice Baro of Canada continued NTSC Time Trials and delivered a bigger cut on Mario Circuit 2 Non-NBT with bumper jumps. He gained a couple more ranks on the NTSC ladder including passing Rich Gomes for the 16th Place spot in Canada.

#251 Stephen Weber of USA hit some sharper cuts this week on several tracks with Mario Circuit 1 subbing 1'02" and Bowser Castle 2, Mario Circuit 3 and 4 trimming down further. Ghost Valley 1 has nearly reached 1'07" level and Choco Island 2 has potential for more as he improves his course time there. Stephen almost landed at the Top 250 Worldwide, but he passes Nick Fraher to become the Philadelphia Champion.

#324 Jordan Fetner of USA cut a good amount of average finish score with improved times on Donut Plains 1 where he had potential and a sub 1'25" will happen there very soon. He also worked on the other Donut Plains tracks, where he delivered on consistency along with Ghost Valley 3. Once he reaches faster lap times there his course potential will increase and he can cut several more seconds.