Archive for November, 2009

JD~CHP ToyDrift 2

Posted in Drift Events on November 30, 2009 by bomac

Saturday:

Sorry I went backwards! lol

took this from Mickie Firal’s Facebook account. See what I miss?!!? everytime!!! if i miss an event there is always a good group shot like this! and it only happens if im not around. daaamn.

Anyway, the event with the CHP ToyDrift was definitely a success! Thanks to all the supporters of JD. This has been an awesome year! until the next season of course.

JD Drivers with the CHP.

JD~CHP ToyDrift (drivers, cars, CHP, JD staff and Friends

look at Charlie unleashing the JD Banner! hahaha!

JUMP SHOT!?

Thats all folks!

JD~CHP ToyDrift Event

Posted in Drift Events on November 30, 2009 by bomac

Sunday:

i wasnt able to go on saturday because i had to work for the thanksgiving weekend. i had to drive with BIGMAC and Arthur sunday morning to help on the event. I wanted to bring a car for this event to have some little seat time and play with friends but I just didnt have time to prepare anything so we went with no car anyway.

We got to willow a little pass 7am, i slept pretty much all the way from baker.  We had mostly new faces for this event, couple regulars and staff. The CHP was there too to collect the toys for tots, CityTire also made it to help out and sponsor our lunch for the day.

Larry Chen of DriftFotos was also there for the high res coverage for the event. Steve, Hung, Mikey, Flybert, BH, and me were the Staff and instructors for the day.

Look @ BH’s car on the grid. sporting a mixed-n-match Advan TCII and Volks TE37. this car is just simply gorgous, you should see it in person too.

The photographers and staff are all on the grid. you can probably name of few of them.

The Hyundai Genesis coupe! what an awesome car! I cant believe how easy to drift this car. Power is good and probably the wheel base helped, i mean i can feel the weight of the car but that didnt stop the car for going sideways and staying sideways. The Owner Chris Chen was a young chinese kid that road races with his car and decided to try out drifting.

$29K out the door he said, fully loaded! brembo, LSD, and other cool stuff that he ended up taking off and installing such as carbon seats, e break extension, roll cage, and aftermarket guages.

on the other side of the good things, during the mid day session, he had a little trouble with the studs and wheel failing. The car seriously went airborne and landed on the opposite side. the wheel studs shredded and the wheel went under the car while doing the sweeper! Chris was ok, a little pissed but was able to drive his car home. Thanks to the mechanic of CTO that fixed the broken parts.

On the picture you can see Aaron (Dousan) trying to fix the studs and putting the wheel on so we can push it to the pits. We ended up jacking the car by the differential and pushed it slowly to the pits. we were successful! haha!

@ the grid waiting for the other drivers to line up. this was before the wind started to blew us off with cold air!!! look at Steve still wearing shorts! haha, he ended up changing to pants and wore a helmet all day because it was just too much cold winds.

overall it was a great sunday event. see you again on dec 19-20.

 

Toxic Images

Posted in Cars and Toys, Daily Grindz on November 10, 2009 by bomac

Thanks Paul Lopez aka Toxic Images for the artwork! and thanks for the support from the last couple of years of JD, All Star, Topdrift, and Federal Clinics.

mikie and bomac

please visit: http://www.toxicimages.blogspot.com

2009 JustDrift’s TopDrift Champions!!!

Posted in Drift Events on November 9, 2009 by bomac

2009 Season is finally over! New breed of champions have arised after all the smoke has cleared! First time in 4 years, We have 2 champions tied in for first place! Who said there’s only one winner? 2 is a better number!

2009 champions sharing the stage!
1st place – Mikki Frial and Mike Bolanos
2nd place – Luke Pakula
3rd place – Matt Fields

To Keith Wong who has an almighty Toyota AE86 with all 4 throttles screaming at every round for a podium, gathering all his winnings and managed to hang on to the 4th overall! He deserved a podium as well! I won’t be surprised if he comes back in 2010 with a force induced Corolla with a different heart! Like Luke who started seeing podium when he did a SR swap where a 4AG heart use to be.

Carlos Cano, a top contender suffered a blown motor in round 4. But that did not stop him, he went home and grab his spare car and continued on. He is contemplating for a VTECH swap in his AE86 for next year.

Chris Mendoza, A JustDrift main fixture was able to climb back up to 6th overall after a 2 year down time from building his Nissan Silvia. He’s getting comfortable in his new setup, hopefully he’ll win next season.

Martin Rauch, a doctor by day and a weekend warrior is strong on the 8th place. I hope to see him in PROAM!

Congrats to everyone! Great 2009 and hope to see all of you in 2010! Hope to see new drivers to compete in next years event! Thanks to all the sponsors and to Formula Drift!

Miki, Mike, Luke and Matt, Goodluck for being pros!!!

 

Source: http://www.justdrift.com

Posted by: Charlie Ongsingco

JD Presents: Xmas Toy Drift!

Posted in Cars and Toys, Drift Events on November 9, 2009 by bomac

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Happy Holidays!  ToyDrive 2009 Drivers Registration is now open!  HERE!

In working together with the California Highway Patrol – West Valley. JUSTDRIFT and Law Offices of Carlo Reyes proud to present: ToyDrift 2009!

All drivers must bring a new unwrapped toy valued over $10.00 each to qualify for the special 2 day drift event. All toys donated will be sent to the California Highway Patrol Toy Drive.

Drivers – bring the toy to the event and present it upon checking in.
Spectators: For a free drift ride along – Bring unwrapped toy, check in for the special wrist band and sign waiver at the booth/tent.

For Toy donations after the event, you can send it to:

CHP West Valley Area
5825 Desoto Ave
WoodlandHills,CA  91367

Or you can contact me directly, and I will arrange delivery/pick up.
Charlie Ongsingco 213.422.1403

Event information:

$140 for 2 days or $80 for 1 day – All drifting is at WSIR – Balcony on Nov 28-29 2009. Lunch for the drivers will be provided by Baker precision and CityTire Online. This event is open to all groups. Beginners, Intermediate, Advance, Expert and EX-Pros. Come out and enjoy! Have fun!

$140 for 2 days – Saturday and Sunday
$80 for 1 day only – Specify Saturday or Sunday

-Drivers check in at 7AM! TECH INSPECTION/DRIVERS MEETING
-Our Official hotel for this event is The Palmdale inn 661.273.1200
– $79.00 night – Discount code:JUSTDRIFT
– Hotel Bar is open at night  JD banquet!
-Spectators ride along; bring an unwrapped toy to donate for a ride!
– Gate charges $10/driver
– Online registration only, Max drivers 20 per day!
-Drivers lunch will be provided by Baker and City Tires
-City Tire Online service/Changer on site for Sunday PREORDER YOUR TIRES AT CTO!
Call John at 323.564.5797

Interview from VEGASDRIFT

Posted in Daily Grindz, Drift Events on November 9, 2009 by bomac

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My Interview from Nick Dizon of Vegasdrift LLC.

Thanks Nick for the quick interview. See you guys on Dec 5th.

 

 

Remembering>> Hachi Days

Posted in Cars and Toys, Drift Events on November 5, 2009 by bomac

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I was just opening up emails i saved from 4-5 years ago… and i came across a folder gallery of my corolla drifting back in the days. this is pretty much the 3rd -4th year of me driving the s13, and im gonna be honest with you i miss those crazy moments with the corolla. it may have been because im seing the corolla again everyday since we moved it into our garage last sunday… just gives me the memories of what was like when i was learning how to drift… those days! the happiest moment i would say in my drifting experience. the pictures i have save doesn’t go back to the autocross days. but i’ll share what i have saved. Continue reading