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

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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!