Halfway Hangs 4

Its easy to forget how great Raleigh Raceway is when you only seem to ever drive it
in the rain! But this year the sun was out and it was awesome.

I have run 7psi for many years and this weekend upped it to about 20psi and loved every second of it. I’m glad I put it off for so many years as I feel in the past the cars ability was above mine and I wanted to catch up and learn the chassis without power to hide my driving mistakes.

The extra power made the track super fun without having to take second stabs at the back section and sliding it in one hit.

Here is a few runs, sorry about the white balance I didn’t take the time to set my camera right and it was just on auto.

 

Thanks to everyone who made it a great weekend, especially Zak Denman who goes the extra mile and puts the work in the make it all possible.

I handed out an award for Master Blaster 2017 to Jay Manley as he was blasting all day and was showing pretty nice car control.

The following pics are thanks to Bryan Bush.

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M A S T E R B L A S T E R !

Roadblasters has organised a solo run drift competition for Queensland Raceways
Drift Matsuri (OCT 2016).

The aim of this competition is to give drivers a fun competition without the complications or pressures of tandem competition and to demonstrate their skills.

There will be a lot of filming and general tom foolery/skylarking going on that will all be compiled into a Roadblasters special long run time edit for Matsuri.

There are a bunch of prizes up for grabs for the winner. No seconds, no thirds, no participation awards. There can only be one Master!
The growing list of prizes includes A GOD DAMN FREE MORNING SESSION ENTRY FROM QUEENSLAND RACEWAYS, some sweet stickers including the long coveted ROADBLASTERS MASTER BLASTER 2016 sticker that you can show your significant others, a sweet Kiwi drift magazine and just general eternal kudos.

The stuff you need to know

It starts at 6pm on Saturday.
It is an individual run competition, no tandems.
There will be three judges in the infield that will be judging for DISPLAYS OF DRIVING MASTERY
There will be one run per driver, winner takes all.
The competition will take place on turns 3 to 6.
Drivers are to form a single file line and await permission to start.

The judges are

Zac SeatonBAYSIDE WORKS – Brisbane, Queensland

“I’m looking for drivers who carry a lot of entry speed, and get back on the gas early in the cross over”

Keisuke Nagashima86 FIGHTERS – New Zealand

“No manjis before the first corner. Lots of aggressiveness and speed. Getting the lines right haha”

Ryan BeallROADBLASTERS – Sunshine Coast, Queensland

“I want to see evidence that people are in control of the car, driving close to or above their vehicles abilities and hitting the cross over with a late and fast tight apex”

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Mr Sam Meredith from WreckEm will be down on the start line shoving a camera in your face, looking for some 5/7 shakas and some fairly long yeah bois.

Any further questions or queries just bury them into your subconscious and wing it on the day.

XMAS Bash!

Last drifting event of the year was at Queensland Raceways XMAS bash,
This event is always my absolute favourite as there is just NOONE on track and no line ups, big run ups.

The sun was out in force and everyone was doing everything they could to not show up to work the next day bright red after calling in sick.

The car went well, I sustained some damage to a rear panel from a tire stack but it is pretty minor and wont be a hard fix.

Here’s some pics and some video.
I managed to get the speedo off the clock on a few entries which I think opens the door to the 200+ zone which I have been trying to do for a long time so that was a buzz.

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The car will be out next at the StreetKarnage Half way Hangs event, which hopefully wont rain for 5 days straight again.

Matsuri 2k15 – Done and dusted

Matsuri this year was a classic tale of highs and lows. The weekend started with me trying to fault find some motor issues.
I fell into the trap of my car being reliable for so long that I don’t even really check it anymore.
After numerous red herrings it was discovered late on Saturday that my exhaust cam had skipped a tooth, hence why my car was making great boost and my exhaust glowing red hot.
Luckily the 3sgte is a non interference motor. My lovely gf Nicole brought me a belt on Sunday morning, an hour later with some good friends helping me out, and the willy wag tail was once again chirping out on track.
Thanks to all the people who hang out and make it a great weekend, Neil Lewis for making it all possible.

Heres a video of what was going down late Sunday afternoon.

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Matsuri time!

That glorious time of the year when Queensland Raceways Drift Matsuri
comes to life and I get to do some more of this

A Matsuri write up will be on its way after the weekend, for now just some buckna buckna hype.

Rad Times!

Secretdrift hosted the event Rad Times this weekend, and it was a pretty good day of drifting followed by shenanigans at Irish Murphys. Thanks to all who make it possible especially Tyson, Mez and Seaton. I put a video together of the days drifting

DSC03506 For now the horizon looks pretty good with entry into the QR Drift Matsuri in October. Ill see you then! (at the track)