Saturday, December 18, 2010

Drop-Top Showdown Rd3

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to non-stop of raining, Drop-Top Showdown is postponed until further notice.

But the RAD Experience Staff will still be there to have a "Test Day" since there are drivers that drove from out of state so those of you who are hard core drifters are still welcome to show up.

Drift Safe! PEACE!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

DropTop Showdown 3 with Friends



Thanks to the help of Willow Springs International Raceway, Tire Express, Green Oil, Performance Nissan, and Tha Shop.

RAD EXPERIENCE IN COOPERATION WITH INFINIT WHEELS AND ROADSTERDRIFT presents:
DROPTOP SHOWDOWN 3 with friends
WILLOW SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY: HORSE THIEF MILE
DECEMBER 19, 2010 8AM-5PM
DRIFT AND TIME ATTACK CHALLENGE

• $145 FOR TIME ATTACK CHALLENGE
>>>>> LAP TIMERS INCLUDED

• $125 NO LAP TIMING

beat the RAD record on HTM set by Sonny Watanasirisuk: 1.01.11 clockwise and win

• $125 FOR DRIFT
• $195 FOR BOTH RUN GROUPS (lap timer included)


REGISTER NOW!!!

LOADS OF TRACK TIME!!!


Instructors are available for both Time Attack and Drift.

* Camping at the track the night before, so you won't need a hotel. Party as usual. Gates close at 10PM, please show up before then. Camping will be in the pit area of HTM.

* If you want to do both Grip and Drift, we will let you drive in any of the drift and grip groups, at any time for 195$; which is basically paying 130$ for one run group, and half price (65$) for the other group. I mean, with this if you really wanted to, you could just drive all day if your car permits.

* Please don't forget: Roll bars are required on HTM for any convertible. If you pay the fee and you show up without a roll bar, you will not be allowed to run and no refunds will be given.

* For obvious reasons, compound type and tread-wear will be different for grip drivers. R-compounds and lower tread-wear for grip drivers are allowed.

* If you are a beginner and this is your first event, don't worry. We are going to have a separate beginner/novice run-group just as we always do for drivers to get accustomed to their cars. We will also have instructors on hand to hop in your car to give you pointers and answer any questions that you may have.

Upon sending payment, please provide the following in the payment details:

0. DROPTOP SHOWDOWN 3 with friends
1. Name:
2. Date driving: DECEMBER 18, 2010

3. What do you drive? (make and model)
4. Type of driving: Drift, Time Attack or Both
5. Contact number:
6. Email:
7. Emergency contact number:
8. Name and Relation to emergency contact number:
9: How did you find out about us?


Paypal address: register@rad-experience.com


Options


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Gran Turismo 5 Release Date Delayed... Again



The sole reason why I bought a PS3 console is for this game. I think it is more than 3 years now since I bought my PS3 and until now I have been waiting for the best racing simulation game ever.

Once I heard the news that it will be finally released this November, I went online and pre-ordered the game. Until today, I learned that the much awaited game will be delayed again for the nth time... Creator Kazunori Yamauchi and the team at Polyphony Digital want to make certain they are creating the perfect racing experience.*

I guess perfection isn't attainable. GT5 better be the best game I will ever play!


(*http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/13/gran-turismo-5-release-update/)

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cold Summer Nights 3 Update



Cold Summer Nights 3 Update:

It is very unfortunate to announce that Cold Summer Nights 3 has been postponed and rescheduled on December 18, 2010, Saturday. All drivers who registered and paid may get their full refund or reserve a spot for the next event. Ryan will contact you.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

COLD SUMMER NIGHTS 3



Thanks for the help of Willow Springs International Raceway, Tire Express,
Green Oil, Performance Nissan, and Tha Shop we are able to do SATURDAY night events.

RAD EXPERIENCE in cooperation with INFINIT WHEELS presents:

COLD SUMMER NIGHTS 3 
WSIR: HORSE THIEF MILE
OCTOBER 2, 2010, 3pm TO 11pm
TIME ATTACK CHALLENGE AND DRIFT


• $145 FOR TIME ATTACK CHALLENGE
>>>>> LAP TIMERS INCLUDED
beat the RAD record on HTM set by Sonny Watanasirisuk: 1.01.11 clockwise
• $125 FOR DRIFT
• $190 FOR BOTH RUN GROUPS (lap timer included)
• $5 spectator fee / drivers are free

REGISTER EARLYSept 27, 2010 last day of registration, late registration fee of $20 will apply
after

LOADS OF TRACK TIMEInstructors are available for both Time Attack and Drift.
Camping allowed!


For media passes and for drivers who want to have great pictures and have priority media status, email richardf@rad-experience.com
 
Upon sending payment, please provide the following in the payment details:

0. Cold Summer Nights 3
1. Name:
2. Date driving: October 2, 2010
3. Type of driving: Time Attack or Drift or Both
4. Contact number:
5. Email:
6. Emergency contact number:
7. Name and Relation to emergency contact number:
8: How did you find out about us?


View Technical Inspection Requirements
Click to Register and Pay for this event.  
Paypal address: register@rad-experience.com

Sponsors:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Who is Stig???

"LONDON – The opaque visor of one of Britain's most famous helmets has been lifted.

The identity of The Stig, the always-anonymous test driver on the popular television show "Top Gear," has long been a closely guarded secret. On Wednesday, lawyers said the BBC had been refused an injunction blocking publication of a book revealing the identity of the character.

Shortly after, publishers HarperCollins said in a statement that a 33-year-old racing driver named Ben Collins "has a great story to tell about his seven years as The Stig, which will appeal to a wide audience beyond just motoring enthusiasts."

Calling it a "victory for freedom of speech," HarperCollins said the book will be published in Britain on Sept. 16.
"



(Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100901/ap_on_en_tv/eu_britain_top_gear)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Video of the Week 56.5: Kansai All Star Drift GP 2010

Remember Video of the Week 18: Kansai All Star Drift GP 2009, you think that is crazy? This one is crazIER!!! Check it out!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Formula D Round 5: After Dark Results

Congratulations to

McQuarrie, Tyler Falken Tire Nissan 350Z  for winning 1st Place Formula D Round 5: After Dark!!!

Formula DRIFT Professional Championship 2010 Point Standings – Top 16

1. Gittin, Vaughn Monster Energy / Falken Tire Ford Mustang 439 Points
2. Yoshihara, Daijiro Discount Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13 417 Points
3. Foust, Tanner Rockstar Energy Scion TC 386 Points

4. Tuerck, Ryan Mobil 1 / Maxxis Tire / Gardella Racing Pontiac Solstice 361 Points
5. McNamara, Darren Falken Tire Saturn Sky 342 Points
6. Hubinette, Samuel SHR-Dodge / BF Goodrich Dodge Challenger 304 Points
7. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / CFR Nissan 350Z 296 Points
8. Millen, Rhys RMR / Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe 291.75 Points
9. McQuarrie, Tyler Falken Tire Nissan 350Z 275.50 Points
10. Pawlak, Justin Ford Racing / Falken Tire Ford Mustang 267.50 Points
11. Takatori, Michihiro BF Goodrich / Exedy Nissan S13 239.50 Points
12. Ng, Charles Charles Ng Racing Mazda RX-7 228.50 Points
13. Grunewald, Conrad Hankook Tire Chevy Camaro 213 Points
14. Gushi, Ken Scion Racing / RS*R Scion TC 203.50 Points
15. Maeng, Joon Full Tilt Poker / Nitto Tire Mazda RX-8 190.25 Points
16. Petty, Ross Falken Tire / Garage Boso Nissan S15 186 Points

Round 5: After Dark Event Results

1. McQuarrie, Tyler Falken Tire Nissan 350Z 1st Place
2. Yoshihara, Daijiro Discount Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13 2nd Place
3. Gittin, Vaughn Monster Energy / Falken Tire Ford Mustang 3rd Place


Tires.com Triple Crown – Event 2 of 3

1. Foust, Tanner Rockstar Energy Scion TC 169 Points
2. Tuerck, Ryan Mobil 1 / Maxxis Tire / Gardella Racing Pontiac Solstice 167 Points
3. Yoshihara, Daijiro Discount Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13 162 Points

Formula D Round 5: After Dark Qualifying LIVE Feed

Watch live video from driftstream on Justin.tv

Formula D Round 5: After Dark Qualifying Results

Source: http://www.formulad.com/blog/category/fd-live/


Round 5: After Dark Qualifying Results

Driver: Car #: Speed 1: Speed 2: Score:


1 S. Hubinette #77 77 80 35.7 93.5
2 K. Mohan #99 99 77.1 35.6 91.2
3 C. Grunewald #79 79 84.4 34.4 89.4

4 C. Forsberg #64 64 78.6 34.1 88.9
5 V. Gittin #25 25 78.8 33.8 88.2
6 T. McQuarrie #17 17 81.1 36.4 87.1
7 M. Takatori #5 5 80.1 32.4 86.3
8 D. Yoshihara #9 9 77 33.1 86.2
9 M. Whiddet #111 111 81.1 33.7 86
10 J. Pawlak #13 13 79.6 30.7 83.8
11 D. McNamara #8 8 79.2 35.1 82.6
12 R. Tuerck #44 44 75 35.5 81.1
13 C. Ng #84 84 73.1 34.1 80.9
14 J. Maeng #51 51 79.6 35 79.8
15 R. Miki #26 26 80.3 40.9 79
16 T. Foust #34 34 81.9 28.9 77.4
17 E. O’Sullivan #35 35 80.4 34.3 75.9
18 A. Pfeiffer #88 88 74 33 75.6
19 J. Jones #29 29 73.3 36.4 74.5
20 F. Aasbo #151 151 74.8 32.2 73.2
21 R. Petty #808 808 70.6 32 72.7
22 M. Field #777 777 76.5 31.8 72.2
23 M. Powers #665 665 78.6 34.4 71.6
24 J. Deane #16 16 77.9 37.1 71.3
25 T. Aono #86 86 78.1 30.8 69.7
26 T. Brakohiapa #18 18 71.5 31.9 68.6
27 M. Essa #101 101 78.8 27 68.3
28 B. Wilkerson #55 55 78.3 33.1 67.3
29 R. Millen #6 6 68.4 36.2 67.1
30 P. Mordaunt #90 90 69.9 36.2 65
31 N. Konstantinov #403 403 72.8 33 63.7
32 J. Abbott #518 518 74.9 30.1 59.6

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nisei Week 2010









R.A.D. Experience went to Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles on August 14, 2010 to spectate Nisei Week. According to Wikiepedia, Nisei Week (二世週祭 Nisei-shū Matsuri?) is an annual festival celebrating Japanese American (JA) culture and history in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Nisei means 2nd generation in Japanese, describing the first American born Japanese, a group which the seven day festival was originally meant to attract. Though named for the Nisei generation, Nisei Week is no longer targeted at Niseis, nor is the festival still contained within a week. Nisei Week Foundation president for 2006, Michelle Suzuki, described the festival as "the opportunity for people of all backgrounds to celebrate Japanese heritage and culture"




Japanese festival would not be complete if there is no ground to show off totally pimped out cars. Varying from restoring vintage cars to customizing compact cars.


Like these vintage Corollas and Honda Civics.




Look at this crazy camber!


We also spotted our friends from Motormavens and DSTROYR.


And our friends in Infinit Wheels were also there to showcase their rides.


They even have a Hybrid Integra: Gasoline and hydrogen powered engine.


We spotted Maureen Chen representing itsjdmyo.com and  got the opportunity to take a few shots.


Daijiro Yoshihara was also there representing Discount Tires.


Back to more wheels.


Check out these Ruckus...


And this fully restored Honda Civic, I'm not sure what year specifically... somebody hit me up!


And this S2k.


Cars with Japanese decals.


And I can not resist posting this pink porta potty.   :)


After the car show, we went around Little Tokyo again to check out the music, food and the merchandise.


We found this booth RAD is RAD! (with Ryan of R.A.D. Experience posing. lol!)


And this Filipino dude wearing a Free Lumpia.


And Nisei Kitty going around with her Japanese outfit.


And anime ladies with my brother Ryan and myself.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Video of the Week 54: Moscow Drift by DragtimesinfoUK



WARNING: Street drifting is dangerous and illegal. We DO NOT condone street drifting, do it at the tracks!

11th Annual Nisei Week

R.A.D. Experience and Infinit Wheels will be in Nisei Week on August 14, 2010 @ Little Tokyo. See you guys there!!! It will be a RAD weekend!




Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gymkhana Grid with Ken Block

Gymkhana Grid with Ken Block was held August 7 and 8, 2010 at Hollywood Park. R.A.D. Experience is fortunate to be invited and came with the Infinit Wheels crew to have some Gymkhana action.

The event had a pretty good turn out having different car makes and models. To name a few, there were Miata's, Lotus',  BMW's, Subarus, Evo's, 240's, Corolla's and even some Honda's and muscle cars too to step on their gas and yank up their e-brakes.


There were professional drivers too that showed up and did some Gymkhana action - Joon Maeng, Alex Pfeiffer driving his 4AGE-powered Locust, and Mike Essa in his V10 BMW with the new silver livery.


During lunch break, Ken Block decided to check out and get the Monster Ford Fiesta out to the track and give the fans and spectators some Gymkhana smoke!


After his run, he went around the pit to greet the fans and he even signed on the hood of one of our drivers.



Photo credits: GK Photography, thanks Grace!