posted on February 14, 2012 21:30
Battle Evome @ Tsukuba Circuit - Part 2
by Elena Nikolova
The Evome Battle on Tsukuba circuit surely offered lots of interesting cars. The race started at 9 in the morning, until 11, so there were short 30-minute sessions. There were two classes of cars. Class 1 are all heavily modified cars made for one purpose only – battle against time. And honestly, the amount of work that was put into each one is more than impressive. Even people who do it as their hobby are sheer maniacs. It seems that you can never get enough. So their cars are of course always works in progress, aiming for better times on every track day. The second fastest car on the track was the Exceed Moat S14, that made it in 56”870! You would imagine that top places would be taken by all-wheel drive cars, especially on a tight circuit like Tsukuba, but the Silvias were scary fast.
|Kiyo-san’s Top Fuel Racing RX-7 with a best time 57”811 took third place; very clean-looking, with a huge rear wing and the splitter to put the power down.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:54 PM
The silver hatchback on page 5 is actually a FWD Toyota Starlet, not a Nissan Pulsar. Other than that - excellent coverage!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:05 AM
My bad! m(__)m
Damn they look awfully alike :D Still, very cool little beasty (^^)
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 3:07 AM
ya duda! nice work duda...on nice piece-s!... ;[
p.s. could ya provide us sum more details such asS engine specs, acceleration, volume etc.? fenx in adv. :]
looking forward for news
dare for more, grRr!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:44 AM
Last shot, pg6...I still love S13s. Nice fitment, clean, nothing outrageous. A great daily driver.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:04 AM
Dude is female!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:33 AM
@ Tony: Thanks for the sharp eyes. Fixed to properly reflect it's a Starlet.
Thanks for the coverage Elena, looking forward to seeing your pictures from the next trip to Tsukuba.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:51 AM
@ Mike Kojima: yup, i know that (this) "dude"'s female, it's normally male (grammatically), that's why i wrote DUD-A ;[ take a look once again at my first post :] i believe in her mother tongue the -A is an indication for fem. gender (words) ;[
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:28 AM
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:29 AM
Elena thanks for the coverage.
If you don't mind me ask you, are you working in Japan? if so, what are you doing for a living?
Looking forward to more coverages like this one.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:51 PM
I'm currently liivng in Japan and my mission here is to study the language. I hope to be able to make a living with it in the near future.
Coverages coming up - not the best there are, but with much love.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:26 PM
Thanks Elena, in that case, as they say, "ganbare!"
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:28 PM
'Gambatte' you mean :) Thank you, I will!
Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:56 AM
What is the body kit on that crazy white evo, fenders are a bit much but that bumper looks great.
Thursday, February 16, 2012 1:08 PM
"Ganbatte" means "do your best!" (as a command, with the TE form that conjugate the verb) whereas "ganbare" is more colloquial, granted very similar. Ask your Japanese friends.
Anyway, keep those posts coming. Maybe a chance to report from Fuji Speedway, or Motegi? GT series....ehehehe....
Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:08 PM
[gambare] is also fine given we were friends ;) But the linguistic discussion is not for here, haha.
I'm going to Suzuka soon, Fuji too :)
Sunday, February 19, 2012 2:05 AM
ah, gad. must say, I am not at all jeallus at you ^^
I would give my left nut for just a few months in japan.
Hope you get settled inn and have a great time there, and keep these post comming.
Ps: best picture of them all was the old school r32 and mk3 supra! Would love to have that in wallpaper size :D
Sunday, February 19, 2012 6:45 PM
I can send you wallpaper-sized photo, you can message me on FB: Ellie Nikolova （エリ）