2009 Formula D Round 6 - Locked and Loaded with Falken Tires
No Stars Left in New Jersey by The Stand-ins
A cooler climate than expected greeted the competitors at Round 6 of the
Formula Drift Championship, held as part of the Indy Grand Prix at Infineon
Raceway, but the reception from the crowd was as strong as ever. Team
Falken brought all five factory entrants, intent on taking the win, as well
as reaching true enthusiasts and motorsports fans at this important
While all Falken members Darren McNamara, Daijiro Yoshihara, Tyler
McQuarrie, Calvin Wan and Vaughn Gittin, Jr. successfully qualified on
their Falken Azenis RT615 tires, competition proved tough, and the teams
best result was Gittins 7th place overall finish in the ASD built 2010
Falken Tire Ford Mustang GT
ultimately being defeated by the events overall winner, Stephan Verdier.
Other major Team Falken news of the weekend was the incredible effort put
forth on behalf of Yoshihara. Dai qualified 9th in a car that had only two
hours of practice time on it, having been built in just nine days after his
original Lexus was heavily damaged at the previous event in Seattle. Most
competitors were amazed at the speed in which the car was built, thanks in
part to SPD Metal Works based in Placentia, CA.
Sonoma, famous for its many vineyards, is also notorious for its changing
weather conditions, as Fridays Top 32 competition was at least 20-degrees
warmer than Saturday. Tyler McQuarrie and his Nissan 350Z felt the heat and
ultimately faced start-up difficulties as a result of high ambient temps
and a sensor issue. Wan also had a challenging event following a light
collision with competitor Chris Forsberg, who eventually advanced.
While results were disappointing, spirits remained high, as Team Falken
continues to record two drivers in the top five in the championship, with
Gittin in third and McQuarrie in fifth.
All teams get a breather as the final round, Judgment Day, is set for
October 16-17 at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, CA where Team Falken will be
fully prepared and ready to conquer the famous House of Drift.
Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle
A stretched 05 Kawasaki ZX10 piloted by Nick "Apex" Brocha vs. a
Corvette-Powered RX7 driven by Jim Guthrie in a high speed drifting battle.
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Jim's Icon Gear:
Alliance Reflective Helmet
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Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless w/ 11.1v LiPo Battery
20B 3 Rotor Turbo FD RX7 with an amazing 761hp at 24 PSI of BOOST!!
FD RX7 owned by paul, customer of mazfix racing stole the show with
outright winner at mazfix Dyno day 2010, paul's stunning
looking street rx7 come out with figures of 761.1hp @24psi of Boost which as you can tell watching the video
sounds tuff. As time has come along paul is now running on pump fuel not
C-16 and has a figure of 707hp. Thanks guys for watching and like always
stay posted we always have more coming.
RE Amemiya 3-rotor Start up
RE Amemiya's Super Greddy 3-Rotor T-88 turbo RX-7 Start up and idle. Check out this
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Rotary-Works Mazda Rx7 20B Drift Cars Idling.
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hoses, and all other components available through our website.
FD runs a street port 20B with CXRacing turbo.
FC runs a Semi-peripheral-Street-port combination (note the radical idle)
with a Comp turbo.
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