We went to louyang for the second round of WDS this past weekend. Made top 8. Got fairly drag raced. Now in second in the standings. Also competed against a woman for the first time in drift competition, exploded a fuel line and a clutch (doing a fourth gear burn out). We had a good crew this event with jr, Mohan, ryan litteral, and all their crews. Larry Chen as always documenting organizing and translating nasty phrases that our translators blush at. Sweet things. I brought big tom along and he was kept busy workin on the car (sorry). Big thanks to Andrew from animal auto for helping him with the clutch job too. Here’s some pics and stuff.
I brought a backpack to china. It had my race suit, helmet, ecu, and two books inside it. And race shoes. Kyle brought all this. To his defense he was supposed to be driving a new rx8 but it didn’t show up so he had to repair his fc over there that he crashed (hard) right in front of me in top 4 in Tianjin
I’m all for no shampoo. But no peanut butter, jelly, or cream cheese?
My screen was broken on our 14 hour 50 minute flight from lax to Guangzhou lol
Stadium, cars. Sd9k drove Vaughn’s old mustang
When in china… Eat like the Chinese do. This is the same as their pooping stance (see below)
Really dig kyles car cover. Shit is so good. Said it came with the car
Super custom hog in china
China I’m sure used to be a beautiful place. It’s really trashed and polluted now. You can’t see the air quality or the trash in this river in this pic, but it’s there.
We staged this pic but I still think its funny. He’s sitting here pretending to boss the boys around but in actuality he is the hardest working driver in drifting
Yup the 3 steps to happiness
Just ask Tarzan
Same dude different hog. Let me borrow one
Canadian and African judge
Random statue. Dude had a lock (like a combination lock for a locker) as an earring, but it was part of the statue. Interesting.
About one minute after this Kyle did a brake stand into the back of the vert (not on purpose)
My pov during our street parade. This might have made the trip for me. Driving my drift car on the streets was super fun.
Jr in his race car at a red light on the street in china lol
Our parade ran Into this random parade on the streets of china full of dressed up Europeans. I’m not sure if we were part of the same parade or not. You sorta just go with the flow over there.
Street food rules tom and I shared a yam
Fourth gear burn out
Map sensor broke while dropping Trans. Lots of work to car this event sorry boys. The Chinese dude in the pic we aren’t really sure who that is. But thanks for the help. I gave him some stickers for the help. He was juiced.
Post fourth gear burn out. We got pretty much stranded on the side of the street and were just chillin for like an hour. Tom was taking photos with people being a star haha
Stadium at night
Getting into the top 16 intros. Always lining up and getting onto the track on main day I’m always wondering what sort of scene am I about to enter. Sometimes there are clowns on stilts breathing fire, Chinese singers, who knows. Jr are I are gonna karaoke one round.
It doesn’t look like a ton of people in this pic but there are probably 30k people in the event and its live on CCTV (huge Chinese TV station)
Sd9k psyching. All the us drivers made top 16 and three of us made the top 8. Jr won.
This means I won my battle. Kinda cool.
Yup. This is a good toilet. Could be pretty gnarly.
What does your crew chief look like in the morning? That’s what I thought. Sit down.
A hurricane tried to make us stay in china. After sitting here for 5 hours we found a new flight plan home.
This is the air in Beijing. For real.
I finished this book on the plane. And left it on the plane. It was pretty dope. Camus rocks.
Larry and sd9k sleeping on each others shoulders. <3