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Old 12th May 2010, 15:29   #16
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PS - Does the RX8 have a radiator at the rear? Or has it been modified?
that RX8 was modified to have twin radiators at the rear. apparently that car has got fantastic weight distribution. it also has all glass replaced with plexi glass, all body panels (most) are in fibreglass and the roof is carbonfibre.

all intended at weight reduction.
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Old 12th May 2010, 15:39   #17
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Oh my Gaaawd.

Insane machines. The RX 8 was a real killer, and he seem to have stripped almost anything and everything from the inside.

What was the Miata doing there by the way? LOL

But, I envy you there for being close to such beauties
the miata was part of the 'hella flush' display stand. not participant.

not many get to go..thats why i've covered it in detail.

keep watching the posts that'll come up everyday. I bet you you'll get hooked on.

insane machines ? well, the scion tC of Tanner Foust was the most insane of them all. it is FWD converted to a RWD (all RWD components from a supra) and its got a huge TRD Nascar V8 under it.
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Old 13th May 2010, 06:00   #18
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now all this sliding around the track is alright ..i mean its entertaining ..thrilling etc..but then..it all has to be under some rules. remember this is a championship.

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3358.jpg

this is how it all goes.
the competition begins 2 cars at a time and in 2 runs per set of cars.
the cars line up at the the starting line and then,when flagged off, quickly settle into their formation. it is pre-determined as to who leads and who follows.
the lead car then has to break into a drift at the breakoff point. at this point, the points of judging are-

1. lead car: has to drift with max angle and speed and get close to the checkpoints (also marked on pic). the closer he gets to the checkpoints, the better points he gets.

2. follow car: has to get as close to the lead car with a bumper to bumper, door to door precision. and also mimic the moves of the lead car. additional responsibility is when the lead car transitions, the follow car has to switch rapidly and also not crash into lead car. pretty tricky.
i saw lotsa bumpers flying during practise.

this part is where max angle of drift is achieved. this is called the horseshoe. here, for points, the lead car has to get as close to the inside of the curve as possible. obviously it does not happen due to the velocity carried into the turn. so, they are allowed to hit the outer edge and even one wheel out is acceptable but not more than that. dropping 2+ wheels outside will lead to negative points.

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3360.jpg

moving on, cars reach the checkpoint 3. here again, the cars have to get as close as possible to the point.


Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3361-copy.jpg


with this momentum, now is the longest drift zone. from 3rd check point till the transition at 1st checkpoint that huge long stretch is up and available for maximising points and then its the transition at 1st checkpoint to finally end at the breakpoint.

now the lead and follow cars switch and the same race continues.
they get averaged out with this.

some are good lead cars but bad follow cars and vice versa.

phew. by far my best explanation of a race. I guess.

I hope this post makes it easier to understand the video of the race that'll come up soon.

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Old 13th May 2010, 06:09   #19
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race pix...
Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3334.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3335.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3336.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3338.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3331.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3332.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3333.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3339.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3341.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3342.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3343.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3346.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3347.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3348.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3349.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3350.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3351.jpg

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I hope this post makes it easier to understand the video of the race that'll come up soon.
It does! Thank you for explaining in detail!
When is the video coming so that we can catch the action!
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I get the drift mate ! simply awesome !

The 2 tone viper looked killer, still got to see one in flesh. The BMW looked sorta out of place.
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It does! Thank you for explaining in detail!
When is the video coming so that we can catch the action!
Video coming soon mate. hang in there..

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I get the drift mate ! simply awesome !

The 2 tone viper looked killer, still got to see one in flesh. The BMW looked sorta out of place.
you talking about the Viper ACR? that indeed is a bomb.

the bmw which drifted was a M3 with a M5 V10 engine..


in the meanwhile, more pix till the video comes up..
Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3354.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3355.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3356.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3359.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3361.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3362.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3363.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3364.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3366.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3367.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3368.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3371.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3372.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3373.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3374.jpg

Formula Drift - Drifting Championship. I was there!!-img_3376.jpg
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and here we go..

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and here we go..
Mindblowing!

I just hope that I control myself from trying some drifts while going back home!

BTW, Loved the credits!
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That is one helluva event you went man. Great explanation of the drift..

More pics
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That is one helluva event you went man. Great explanation of the drift..

More pics
you are greedy aren't you..

busted camera da. thats all i could take. low light pix are all massively messed up. didn't bother after that.
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you are greedy aren't you..

busted camera da. thats all i could take. low light pix are all massively messed up. didn't bother after that.
yea you have sure made me greedy

Oops, and I see a blue tinge or very soft shots. Are they from the mob or digicam?
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yea you have sure made me greedy

Oops, and I see a blue tinge or very soft shots. Are they from the mob or digicam?
it's a busted Canon SD870IS
the lens is all messed up.

i am waiting for my salary to go get me a DSLR.

thats why i did not take too many pics. no pics would be bad.
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wow what an event. Cant believe that people do these kind of stuff with real cars. For people like me you have to take refuge in Virtual Reality viz. NFS & GTA
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this in-car video is a fantastic view..



http://www.streetfire.net/video/form...on_2009687.htm

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