Monday, June 23, 2008

Round 3 Englishtown

Hello everyone!

Englishtown Raceway was a blast! but not for our team! =( Unfortunately, we did not make the qualify cut due to my slow speeds. But the track layout was awesome.
If you look at my previous post, you can see the track layout.
It was not as fast as they had promised but it was tons of fun!

Andy Yen did an awesome job figuring out the track for all of us drivers!

anyway, change of topic.

Since the competition was a depressing time for me, lets talk off topic!
New Jersey is headache after headache when it comes to driving. I cannot drive there. To make a left turn, you are forced to turn RIGHT and then a left to the street. It is definately not my type of driving.

Anyway, before i show you guys pictures, I want to say thanks to Koji from Hiro's auto, His wife Hiroko-san, Nakamae shachow!, Ben, Gary, and Masuda-san.
You guys are awesome!

enough talking, here are some pictures!

Miki and Dai
the J-team at driver's meeting
She won the Scion Ride-along. Hope you had fun!! =)
Fred Chang
Rogue Status Jasper and Johan
YAY for BASF paint!
The car looks better without the side canards no?
Here is JW. The Awesome Toyo Driver!
the Team S three Myself, Miki, and Robbie
Ceso....who is secretly in love with my friend.
and finally, BEN CHONG!
haha BEn.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Formula D Rd 3 Englishtown Raceway

Today was the first practice day or Rd 3 Formula D.

I had fun. I havn't had this much fun driving in a long time. Atlanta was a nightmare for us as a team. So I knew I had to work hard to bounce back up into the top 16 seed group.

Today's practice sure works out to be a confidence booster for tomorrow's non-seeded qualify.

Currently, we are ranked 19th.

there are about 37 drivers this event and 14 are seeded. there will be 18 spots, but if you do the math, 14+18= 32. only 5 will NOT qualify.

That means as long as i stay ON course and dont spin, i should pass if 5 or more spin.

Anyway, to the track.

This track is new to Formula D and was expected to exceed a 100MPH (160kmh) entry speed. No such luck. The fastest speed today was by Robbie Nishida with 85mph.
Dont get me wrong as 85mph for this track is somewhat quick.
I dont think anyone will get anywhere close to 100mph. The worst part is, the track is narrow. 85mph+ on a narrow track is pretty scary.
The first entry corner is banked fast left following an off-camber tight left.
the off-camber throws us off as many of the drivers were flying onto the grass/dirt run-off.
The rest of the track is pretty easy.
take a look

narrow? F Yes.

See you guys later after tomorrows non-seeded qualify!! Wish me luck