So, went along to Meremere on sunday, which I havnt been to since I have put the manual rack and AJPS lock spacer in, and what a difference! A very wet day to say the least but it sure seemed like the 86 gods were in my favour!
Entering the return road was the goal, and as backwards as you could do it. Joel got back from Japan after a year of living there and practising with Nakamura, Streeter and the like so was keen to see if the level of NZ drivers were able to do similar.
The 86 and I tried our hardest to go as backwards as we could but the conditions made it hard to keep the angle into the return road and maybe a bit more lock would help, but I came home in 2nd place which Im very happy about seeing as Ive never competed before, I was thinking about having fun more than competing to be honest. I got a lot closer to the wall than the above photo, even scraping them at times. Now just to focus on consistency and not to fatigue as much… My back and arms are aching today haha.
Thanks to Paul at Autofocused.co.nz as he managed to grab some awesome shots from yesterday.
Check his site out on the above link for some sweet images of NZ automotive culture.
Congratulations also go to Adam and Neal who were 1st and 3rd in the competition, cant wait for the next one where hopefully its a bit drier than on sunday.
Thanks go to Joel & Adam @ C’s Garage and Waz, Mike and the Garage Slipway Team for organizing such a sweet day.
Heres a couple video’s from the Taupo Trackday that Picket organized a couple months ago,
One from Max Fouhy:
And another from Chris Smith at Freshly Whipped:
Good to see more New Zealand drift footage, Keep it up guys!
Should be a lot of fun this weekend! Getting my car ready for this, its not running 100% so the clutch will take a punishing but with a few N/A 4AGE powered cars going, it will definitely have some close battles through the day.
Plus I will try my luck at some backwards entries so hopefully will be some good photos popping up later on.
More photos to come from the Hoshino Car Style Day so stay tuned!
Emily Gray (Leading) and Andy Gray (Following) from Powervehicles having some Close Practice Battles at School Course, awesome to watch a couple like themselves challenging each other!
Heres the Video on Facebook:
Andy and Emily Tsuiso
A well used S2000 on 16″ Watanabes heading to Kita (North) Course, need I say anymore…
This Particular 86 you might have seen at one of the Japanese Hellaflush events. With a Left-hand Drive setup and an immaculate engine bay thanks to the long hours that Naoki-san has put into this, It had to be put to the test.
With a bit more fine tuning to be done they are playing with the timing.
Minami Course – Ebisu Circuit
The spirit of getting everyone involved is what’s best about this! From learner drivers to D1 Drivers, its all about having fun!
Eigo Nagasaka knows how to style some decent cars. With his old RPS13 180sx coming to New Zealand and hitting the front cover of NZPC, his NB8C is made with similar intentions to any small car, low cost fun drifting!
Yusuke Sakurai, Naoki Satou, Daiki Inou, Masato O-tani, Akihisa Kasuga & Jun Kurosawa
Thank you all for giving me a good 86 experience! This day will forever be in my memory and hopefully in yours too.
Wish I was still there, had an amazing experience at the Hoshino Car Style Event held at Ebisu Circuit on Minami Course last weekend, I want to thank Hoshino-san and the Geki-Zairu Crew Members for being so welcoming.
Here is Hoshino-san himself, making it look easy whilst sitting in a standard seat!
More Photos to come from this day!