New Venue in Oregon Sees Some 1JZ Drifting!
May 6th, 2011, marked the first day drifting has ever been allowed on the Jackson County Sports Park kart track, located in White City, Oregon, since its opening in 1996. Having autocrossed on this track, in this very car, back in late ’07, I’ve been chomping at the bit to drift here for quite a while. Thanks to a local European car club, RogueEuro.com, this dream became a reality.
I feel unbelievably fortunate to have experienced this track for the first time with my newly 1JZGTE powered S13 240SX coupe.
The hard working technicians at Portland Speed Industries were able to get me out the door a week before the event with a reliable 301hp to the wheels with that much torque at 3k rpm. Copious amounts of smoke were provided by a fresh new pair of Nitto NeoGens. I can’t thank Nitto Tire enough for giving me the chance to not only drift on brand new tires for the first time ever, but to drive on tires that have awesome grip and create amazing smoke. I can’t wait to slide on them again! Needless to say, I had a great time. There are a few things that still need to be worked out, such as stretched brake cables, tweaked and stripped tension rod brackets, etc. Also, I obviously still need to get used to the power and definitely need more third gear. Regardless, I’ll be out there the minute there’s another chance!
Since these were just my first two runs of the day, I hadn’t planned on doing much with the footage. That being said, the audio is straight out of the camera and the angles are limited, but I figured I’d share it anyway.
Look forward to a full 2012 season of drift events at this venue with the Southern Oregon based series, Drift Evolution. The first event will be a two day EXTRAVAPALOOZA on June 13th-14th.
Also, an enormous thank you to all of the companies who have helped me get to this point. I am incredibly grateful for all of the support.
Bigger Hammer Auto Body
Tandem of Die
Portland Speed Industries
Rogue Tactical Coating
Basic Vehicle modifications:
JZX110 Single Turbo VVT-i 1JZGTE tuned on AEM at PSI
R154 transmission w/ stock clutch
Wired by Mark Panic!
Custom intercooler/intake/exhaust piping by Kyle Pollard
Xcessive 1J-S13 mount kit, skid plate, and driveline
KAAZ 2-way LSD
Megan Street coilovers and RUCAs
Cor Integration “Chuckles” knuckles and tension rods
Abercrombie Motorsports extended FLCAs
Tein tie rods
Era1 rack offset spacers
Camber: -8ºf -3ºr
Toe: -1.5ºf 0ºr
Ichiba five lug hubs
Q45 front rotors/calipers
Project Mu rear pads
Work VS-KF 17×10.5-14f/r
Nitto NeoGen 215/40/17f
Nitto NeoGen 225/45/17r
Nissan S13 coupe w/ “brick” Silvia front
Generic vented hood
Origin 20/30mm fenders
BN Sports body kit
East Bear mirrors
Generic roof wing
326 Power wing
Generic clear corner/bumper/tail lights
NRG hub and quick release
Generic pink steering wheel
Bride LowMax seat
Nagisa Auto sliders
Canon 15mm f/2.8
Manfrotto suction mount
Final Cut Pro 6
Magic Bullet Colorista
TANDEM OF DIE!