posted on February 27, 2012 21:00
Battle Evome Final - Highlights
By Elena Nikolova
Two sleepless weekends in a row for me, and probably a whole sleepless week for the time attack enthusiasts who took part in Battle Evome at Tsukuba circuit this month. Last two rounds were just a week apart so there was little prep-time before the final round on Sunday. The fight against time is definitely not for lazybones. I set off for the circuit at 3:30 AM on Saturday a week ago with part of the Evome Battle staff and it was worth it for sure. Seeing everything from the very start and leaving with the last cars is a one of a kind experience.
|We got to Tsukuba around six but we were hardly the first to arrive. A snow-covered JDM STi from yukiguni ("snow land") Nagano was already there, engine running, waiting for its rivals.
|I was happily shooting this Fairlady at the crack of dawn when I saw the Kyushu-Danji Racing team arriving!
|While they were defrosting the ice-covered windshield of the Tomiyoshi NSX with some hot green tea from the vending machine, another top team showed up.
|‘Under’ Suzuki arrives with the Scorch Racing S15 in tow.
Monday, February 27, 2012 9:15 PM
Or "shikata ga nai".
Good job Elena, keep 'em coming!
Monday, February 27, 2012 9:19 PM
One quick question: Does the Exceed Moat S14 have a carbon roof? I see it's black, but the a-pillar and b-pillar are red.....ummmm
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:25 AM
Thanks man, I can hardly do good enough job, but I'm learning.
The s14 doesn't have a carbon roof, it's just black.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 5:28 AM
Love that red Fairlady Z. Any chance you've got some more pictures of it hiding someplace, or more details?
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 7:08 AM
Sub :55 is simply SMOKING fast!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 8:27 AM
Ellie-chan, ya'r getting betta n betta! no kiddin! thx mate for reporting in a nice, reader-friendly "shape" ;[ keep on walkin...ya on the right track!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 8:29 AM
p.s. could ya giv us sum more details bout Suzuki-san? PLEEASE!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:45 AM
Elena - I love Time Attack and results like this! Keep 'em coming :)
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:08 PM
I wish the SSE would take Christine to Tsukuba and run put her thru her pace. It would be interesting to see how she stake up against the competition.
@Username: Suzuki's blog, http://blog.livedoor.jp/jdm_suzuki/
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 8:03 PM
Some insane cars. What ever happened to the Cusco/Tomei TA subi?? From what I remember, it never really cranked up the boost, was wondering what was going to come of that car. Anyways, great post.
JDM: I WISH SSE would come back with Christine, that would be awesome for many reasons. But even if they did come back, Christine would need to ditch a few pounds, or a few hundred pounds, to step ahead of the few teams that stepped over Christine in her absence (although, SSE could probably make Christine quicker even as she sat at WTAC'12). And while I am a HUGE SSE fan (understatement), I think in her current state, Christine shines best when her fat ass gets to run in a straight line. Tsukuba not the best place for her to shine, but I would love to see SSE back in any form... especially if they returned with Christine.