I land in Florida after absolutely no sleep the day before my 7:30am flight, and I have to say, I really wish I would have slept at least an hour. But then again, how could anyone sleep knowing their going to be part of a huge opportunity, and maybe be a small ink drop in history? On top of that, my phone literally went “poof” and my Iphone completely died a few hours before my flight. Needless to say, it was going to be a long night... Thankfully, a friend lent me his backup phone before I left. He really saved me from extra strain. Thank you.
There’s no right or wrong as long as you follow your heart and build something unique to you by incorporating your experience, knowledge, time, and of course, your obsession for creativity and the insanity that we all normalize as automotive racing. Naturally, there is always an outlier though. A supposed anomaly that inherently demands everyone’s attention, and many know one of these outliers and his Japanese inspired build under the powerful pseudonym – Narita Dogfight.
Scott Dukeshire’s Ferarri 360 Modena on mismatched staggered set of matte blue gunmental Volk Racing ZE40s up front and TE37s in the rear. The car was as wonderful to drive as it was to gawk at. Thanks Scott
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).
‘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.
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 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.
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.
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.