Event: D1GP お台場 Pits

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I apologize for my absence as of late.  While I may have been invisible, I didn’t forget I ran a blog.  In fact, I’ve been working on new graphic designs for some vinyl that will be available at the end of the month.  I know I keep saying that, but I mean it this time.  The more I looked at my previous designs, the less pleased I became with them.  So while I toil away behind my monitor, I’ll let you soak up some eye candy at last month’s D1GP event in Odaiba.  Let’s take a little walk through the pits past the break.

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It seems like just a few years ago that there were only a handful of various drift events around the world.  That didn’t last long though, as drifting spread like a plague from continent to continent, several different event series sprang to life.  I would think that D1 Grand Prix still has to be the most well known though.  Interesting fact – the S15 has been the all-time winning chassis of D1.

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Ueno’s rumored 800whp drift-spec E92 sits on stands while mechanics tend to the rear end.  Impressive amount of power eh?  Well, that number is about what you could expect from the SUIVAX built 2JZ under the hood.  No that wasn’t a typo.  Actually, it’s pretty much the same engine that his competitor Saito has in his Chaser!

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I’ve always been a fan of cars with two different colored wheels.  Don’t ask me why, it’s just one of those things.  Actually, I finally got the setup I want on my own car now (more on that later).

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Rotary power.

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Aside from Mad Mike’s Red Bull RX-8, there aren’t too many well known RX-8’s that are built for drift.  I think it may be because the RX-7’s popularity overshadows it’s younger brother.  Rotary masters Amemiya built this SE3P chassis for Suenaga to compete in.  I believe it’s only the second SE3P to compete in D1; the first being the JIC built machine.

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Speed tape:  No damage too severe.

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Daigo Saito’s new old JZX100 Chaser powered by a stroked 3.1 liter 2JZ built by FNATZ.  Gotta love the BN Sports aero.  OK, I’m going back to work!  Thanks for visiting & stay real.

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