[Honda Tuning] Autumn Speed Festival 2018

There are very few occasions in life that bring people from vastly differing backgrounds and personalities together in one place at the same time. And even fewer instances where people genuinely enjoy each other's company. Even rarer is an opportunity that initiates fierce competition and rivalry amongst friends and strangers, yet allows all parties involved to remain cordial and grateful of a stranger's company, story, passions, and their genuine excitement for meeting someone like-minded (or not).

Dogfight: One Perfect Lap

‘One Perfect Lap’. Described perfectly in the simplest form by the zealous talents behind what is arguably the spearhead of time attack motorsports, World Time Attack Challenge. The art of time attack really comes down to a singular “perfect lap” and consistency in both car and driver is key, but so is luck. A lot of luck.

Dogfight: Keiichi Tsuchiya

One of the more anticipated cars of this year’s WTAC among fans and builders alike, had to be Beau Yates’ revamped AE86. With Mark Bissett leading the team, the car was built at Hypertune in Sydney, and has been entirely stripped of it’s former drift specification and rebuilt as a time attack car fit for a king; and by king, I mean none other than Keiichi Tsuchiya. Keiichi was slated to drive the car in Open Class this year at Sydney Motorsports Park.

The Drift League Rd 2

The Drift League Round 2 hosted by MotoIQ is a Formula Drift sanctioned Pro-Am competition, and it's an event that does not disappoint. Like many sanctioned Pro-Am series, the top three point holders at the end of the four event season gets awarded a Formula D Pro 2 drift license, and from my personal observation, the opportunity to go "pro" brings out some of the best from California locals to surrounding states.

Honda Tuning: VTEC Club rd. 3 - CCW13

VTEC Club does not disappoint. At the beginning of this season, we praised their 2018 schedule for being a little shorter (a welcomed gesture for drivers needing a break between rounds to repair their cars and bank accounts) but a whole lot more interesting. Now three events into their five-event 2018 season, that observation continues to prove true.

Muscle Cup Rd 4 - Big Willow

Another solid American Muscle Cup round locked in and successfully executed at Big Willow, and with a continued increase in driver turnout, this series is sure to be placed in the history books. With that said, competition was closer than ever this time around, with some of the "newer" drivers itching closer and closer towards the times that many of the veterans were laying down.