Friday, July 16, 2010

Post Seattle and scion exposed

So we just finished our event at Seattle round 4 formula drift.
It was a good event for us overall minus the fact that we broke 2 upper control arms, a propeller shaft, and the steering rack. So it's safe to assume that evergreen speedway is not nice to our drivetrain. Last year we broke a propeller shaft, and the year before that our slave cylinder went out. This year however we were prepared. The RS-R team fought hard to make sure the tC made it through the event.
We qualified in the 15th spot and matched ourselves against Cody Parkhouse for the Top 32 tandem. The first lap out went well. I had a solid run and the tC was running strong. In the second lap where I was following, the motor stalled as I transitioned into the "power alley". WTF?!?? So I thought I had lost but it turns out that Cody had also straightened out behind me in the first lap. So it was a OMT. Unfortunately, Cody broke his car and had to pull out of competition which in turn, gave me the win.
For the top 16 rounds, I was against Justin Pawlak. The first run I had to follow and I tried to keep my distance close. In the second lap out, Justin came in too hot into the last corner and crashed into me. Because of the contact, I had advanced. Later that night, I had the chance to speak with him. He said I was too slow. "say whaaat?!". If I was too slow, then following my line should have been easier.
Best 8. Takatori Michihiro. I had beat him once in Atlanta last year so I wad pretty familiar with this driver. He is straight forward and his speeds were similar to mine. In the first lap however, I made a small correction error through the final corner which gave him the advantage. Unfortunately the second lap out was too even to give me any sort of advantage.
So that ends my event and team RS-R is working very hard to keep this Scion Racing Toyo DTA tC running strong for Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, we are now here at Scion Exposed Indiana to showcase some drifting and meet with some awesome Scion owners! Time to go drifffftiiinnngggggg! Weerrddd.



Anonymous Benson said...

good job ken!! a win is a win. keep it up!

July 16, 2010 at 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Motecnate said...

Good Job in Seattle Ken! Hind sight is always 20/20 so let people have their opinion and let the event result do the talking for you. I'll settle the speed talk with anyone that wants to battle. I know that there are but a few cars that can out run this badass DTA RS-R Scion TC with you behind the wheel and that car is not one of them. Pound for pound we're ready rock anyone just say the word!

July 16, 2010 at 6:13 PM  
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July 19, 2010 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

Ken, I did say you were slow... especially compared to your following run against me. You admitted to me that you left foot braked the entire bank.. what's up with that? Also it took you forever to get around the last corner.. what happened there? It just seemed like you were much faster when you were following.. I just hope you were running 100% on both runs.

Regardless I lost... it is what it is and what's done is done.. We'll have to settle this with the missile cars!

July 19, 2010 at 8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KEN, awsome work buddy you did absolutely great cant wait to see you, shake down the Vegas G-String


July 19, 2010 at 9:30 PM  

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