Super-Am

life blasters photography photo blog canon camera 5d 7d 1d 60d 50d 30d 20d 300mm telephoto super-am proam pro-am formula d drifting thunderhill raceway california dustin jenks andrew bohan geoff pitts gabe stone aaron conklin jason bostrom corolla ae86 240sx toyota nissan bmw mazda datsunThunderDrift’s Super-Am is a series of single-run skidpad drifting competitions designed to get drivers ready for ProAm. It’s not a requirement for ProAm, just a way for newer drivers to see how they fare in a low-risk competition environment. There’s even a 2-event cap on the number of previous competitions a driver has been to, to keep the playing field level.

life blasters photography photo blog canon camera 5d 7d 1d 60d 50d 30d 20d 300mm telephoto super-am proam pro-am formula d drifting thunderhill raceway california dustin jenks andrew bohan geoff pitts gabe stone aaron conklin jason bostrom corolla ae86 240sx toyota nissan bmw mazda datsuThe season is formatted more like field sports, in that there’s a regular season that is used as qualifying for the post season. The top four unseeded drivers from each of the four regular rounds are seeded into the fifth and final round, and points gathered throughout the season are used to order those final 16 drivers. The final round is tandem too, which will be many of these drivers’ first experience with it. ProAm driver Josh McGuire brought his car out for tandem practice, but had to let Sean Hoover borrow it when Sean’s motor popped!
 
life blasters photography photo blog canon camera 5d 7d 1d 60d 50d 30d 20d 300mm telephoto super-am proam pro-am formula d drifting thunderhill raceway california dustin jenks andrew bohan geoff pitts gabe stone aaron conklin jason bostrom corolla ae86 240sx toyota nissan bmw mazda datsuJosh got it back later in the day for tandeming with old schooler Paul Valmores.
 
life blasters photography photo blog canon camera 5d 7d 1d 60d 50d 30d 20d 300mm telephoto super-am proam pro-am formula d drifting thunderhill raceway california dustin jenks andrew bohan geoff pitts gabe stone aaron conklin jason bostrom corolla ae86 240sx toyota nissan bmw mazda datsuAs a throwback to the 2009 Season, Geoff decided to have a bra-snatch at the initiation point. Ryan Kado hooked it on his GoPro in 2009 but no one got it this time. The bra is even Life Blasters colors!
 
life blasters photography photo blog canon camera 5d 7d 1d 60d 50d 30d 20d 300mm telephoto super-am proam pro-am formula d drifting thunderhill raceway california dustin jenks andrew bohan geoff pitts gabe stone aaron conklin jason bostrom corolla ae86 240sx toyota nissan bmw mazda datsuKeith Gevas learned how to understeer pretty easily.
 
life blasters photography photo blog canon camera 5d 7d 1d 60d 50d 30d 20d 300mm telephoto super-am proam pro-am formula d drifting thunderhill raceway california dustin jenks andrew bohan geoff pitts gabe stone aaron conklin jason bostrom corolla ae86 240sx toyota nissan bmw mazda datsuThat’s more like it. Good enough for 4th place.
 
life blasters photography photo blog canon camera 5d 7d 1d 60d 50d 30d 20d 300mm telephoto super-am proam pro-am formula d drifting thunderhill raceway california dustin jenks andrew bohan geoff pitts gabe stone aaron conklin jason bostrom corolla ae86 240sx toyota nissan bmw mazda datsuCory Lent snuck past Keith and got the 3rd spot.
 
life blasters photography photo blog canon camera 5d 7d 1d 60d 50d 30d 20d 300mm telephoto super-am proam pro-am formula d drifting thunderhill raceway california dustin jenks andrew bohan geoff pitts gabe stone aaron conklin jason bostrom corolla ae86 240sx toyota nissan bmw mazda datsuLike Gevas, Doug English played it smart last season. He drove in Super-Am, but not at enough rounds to disqualify himself from this season. In a tough final battle with only one point separating the two drivers, he finished second.
 
life blasters photography photo blog canon camera 5d 7d 1d 60d 50d 30d 20d 300mm telephoto super-am proam pro-am formula d drifting thunderhill raceway california dustin jenks andrew bohan geoff pitts gabe stone aaron conklin jason bostrom corolla ae86 240sx toyota nissan bmw mazda datsuProAm drivers Gabe Stone, Jason Bostrom, and Aaron Conklin were the judges. Conklin took some time off from calculating scores to throw up some LB love!
 
life blasters photography photo blog canon camera 5d 7d 1d 60d 50d 30d 20d 300mm telephoto super-am proam pro-am formula d drifting thunderhill raceway california dustin jenks andrew bohan geoff pitts gabe stone aaron conklin jason bostrom corolla ae86 240sx toyota nissan bmw mazda datsuWho’s this guy? It’s Dustin Jenks, super concentrated!
 
life blasters photography photo blog canon camera 5d 7d 1d 60d 50d 30d 20d 300mm telephoto super-am proam pro-am formula d drifting thunderhill raceway california dustin jenks andrew bohan geoff pitts gabe stone aaron conklin jason bostrom corolla ae86 240sx toyota nissan bmw mazda datsuAtta boy, drifting into first place. But the bra still went unclaimed.
 
life blasters photography photo blog canon camera 5d 7d 1d 60d 50d 30d 20d 300mm telephoto super-am proam pro-am formula d drifting thunderhill raceway california dustin jenks andrew bohan geoff pitts gabe stone aaron conklin jason bostrom corolla ae86 240sx toyota nissan bmw mazda datsuDoug didn’t seem too bummed about his second place finish. At least he had a cool Jimmy Up shirt on.
 
life blasters photography photo blog canon camera 5d 7d 1d 60d 50d 30d 20d 300mm telephoto super-am proam pro-am formula d drifting thunderhill raceway california dustin jenks andrew bohan geoff pitts gabe stone aaron conklin jason bostrom corolla ae86 240sx toyota nissan bmw mazda datsuI don’t know who this dude is, but he’s cool.
 
life blasters photography photo blog canon camera 5d 7d 1d 60d 50d 30d 20d 300mm telephoto super-am proam pro-am formula d drifting thunderhill raceway california dustin jenks andrew bohan geoff pitts gabe stone aaron conklin jason bostrom corolla ae86 240sx toyota nissan bmw mazda datsuThis dude is cool too. Haha!
 
life blasters photography photo blog canon camera 5d 7d 1d 60d 50d 30d 20d 300mm telephoto super-am proam pro-am formula d drifting thunderhill raceway california dustin jenks andrew bohan geoff pitts gabe stone aaron conklin jason bostrom corolla ae86 240sx toyota nissan bmw mazda datsuEven the judges got to play around after the comp was over. Aaron got to drift Gabe’s Camaro for a few laps. He said it was a little bit different from his FC.
 
You don’t say!
 
 
 
.:Bohan
 
 
 

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