Thursday, January 28, 2010

Joon Maeng Now With Bergenholtz Racing

Joon Maeng is now with Bergenholtz Racing replacing Justin Pawlak. He will be driving a Mazda RX8 for Formula Drift 2010! Congratulations Joon!!! More at Speedhunters!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Tire Xpress sponsors R.A.D. Experience

"Celebrating Our 10th Year in Quartz Hill At our new location, Owner Gary McCutcheon has lived in the A.V for 40+ years and is a Palmdale High School Alumni. Gary takes care of all of his Customers Like they were his Family, Come see Gary and our new Assistant Manager Brandon, We're happy to be of service to you whether your a veteran or a new comer to the Antelope Valley."

Go to Tire Xpress for more info.

Green Oil sponsors R.A.D. Experience

"Green Oil works hard to bring you the greenest, cleanest, most convenient oil change. It starts with the Oil Extractor; this unique method of removing your car's spent oil allows for a clean, drip-free extraction--the same method that is used by high-end manufacturers like Mercedes Benz. For vehicles that can't accomodate our extractor, we use oil absorbent mats, tarp, and well-trained, meticulous technicians. Once your oil change is completed, the spent oil and oil filter are recycled.
Back at the Green Oil headquarters, we do our best to take care of the environment by using CFL bulbs, recycled paper, Energy Star compliant devices, and recycled ink. The Earth's health is of the utmost importance to us; beyond the way we change your oil, it dictates how we run our business. To help try to help to give back to the community,$1 of every oil change is donated to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Earth Justice (your choice).
For the benefit of the Earth and your car's engine, we recommend using our Synthetic Motor Oil. This GF-4 compliant more biodegradable synthetic not only recycles easier, it also allows you to go more than 2 1/2 the distance between oil changes than a conventional motor oil allows. Save some cash, save the Earth, and don't even break a sweat doing it."

Go to Green Oil for more info.

Performance Nissan Sponsors R.A.D. Experience!!!

"Performance Nissan of Duarte is a Nissan dealership located in Southern California, just a few miles away from Pasadena. We are staffed with knowledgable experts that specialize in specific applications and products, will prove this fact. Performance Nissan is one of the biggest NISMO dealers in the country, we have a huge inventory of NISMO products as well as rare JDM NISSAN parts. In addition to that line, we also carry a wide range of high performance products and accessories to help build your vehicle. Being that we are located in Southern California, we have a main advatange that other vendors and dealers do not have: the convenience of being locally located with many of the leading manufactuers in the industry; I.E, NISMO, GReddy, HKS, Tanabe, Mackin Industries, JIC Magic, STOPTECH, etc. This convenience allows us to be able to pick up any part and cuts down the lead time of having items to ship to us and cuts out the process of items having to be drop shipped. Being a dealer, we have very high standards in the parts we offer and would never sell our customers something we wouldnt equip on our own personal vehicles. The staff of Performance Nissan of Duarte are always up to date on any technical information concerning Nissan cars, being a dealership gives us the advantage point of receiveing technical information direct from Nissan North America and we receive the inside exclusive information on new upcoming NISMO products."

Go to Performance Nissan for more info.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Drift for Marcelo: A Fund Raising Event

We are doing a fund raising for our friend and fabricator Robert Pagglia. He has over 15 years experience and has been in the scene for longer.

Marcelo, Roberts son, was born prematurely. He had Cerebral Palsy, had a shunt, and had a lot of other complications. He was living in pain. Doctors said that he would be lucky if he goes past 12 years old.

Dec 27, 2009, he had difficulty of breathing. Robert took him to the hospital, they had no significant findings and sent them home.

Dec 30, 2009, he had severe difficulty of breathing again. Robert had to give him cpr, but unfortunately he did not make it. He passed away at the early age of 12. Autopsy reported cause of death to be pneumonia.

His funeral services will be on Thursday, Jan 7, 2010.

Thanks to the help of Willow Springs International Raceway, we are raising funds to help out Marcelo's family.

January 30 and 31 (Saturday and Sunday) we are doing an all drift event for $150 only.

If you decide to do a one day, it will only be $80.

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

0. Drift for Marcelo
1. Name:
2. Date driving: January 30 Saturday or January 31 or both
3. Type of driving: Drift
4. Contact number:
5. Email:
6. Emergency contact number:
7. Name and Relation to emergency contact number:

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Thank you very much and see you guys @ Balcony.

Sincerely yours,

Ryan F.

RAD Drift Demo @ The Chump Car Race

Once again we have been invited to do a drift demo. We are doing it for the ChumpCar – North America’s home for $500 race cars and 24 hour endurance road racing. This series is for gear-heads; for people who love driving and driving fast. It’s for grassroots race teams and almost-race-ready cars. ChumpCar is a throw-back to the era when racing was fun and cheap… when bondo beat carbon-fiber; when a crescent wrench was the most valuable tool in your box; when home-made engineering made everyone sit up and take notice; and when adding a little theme to your car didn’t get you laughed out of the pit. Those were good times… and they’re back.

See you at streets of willows!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Video of the Week 34: Red Bull's No Limit New Year's Eve

For those who missed the Red Bull's No Limit New Year's Eve at Long Beach, here is a video of Travis Pastrana and his WRX STI jumping off 250 feet over the water to a barge making a world record!!!