I couldn’t believe how slow I was. No doubt it’s my road car and short shifted at 5000rpm due to the worrying knocking sounds I heard ( Excuses #1 and #2) but still ,I had expected a better time. I must have held back a bunch of drivers during my run ..sorry guys … 2’59” WTF????
Jane did better with a 2’54” placing her 4th in her category; all this on drift setup!!
But the one that impressed me the most was Nas; it was his first time on the track so he drove at a fairly leisure pace , with the air con on ,with me ridding shot gun, and he posted a 3’8″!!! wow!!
Yoong posted the fastest time of 2’31” on his S13 which is no suprise as he is fast no matter what form of motorsport discipline he enters .Another person that inspires me is a friend of mine Megat ‘kalau-time-you-bagus-you-masuk-front-page-hall-of-fame-itu-yang-kita-nak-tu’ Arizal (ari7474). He got himself a FD2R and managed to clock a time of 2’38”. His advice for me that day was ” Make sure you trim your arm pit hair when wearing asleeveless t-shirts!!”
Megat Arizal and Daphne..bet he gave her the same advice on arm pit hair
Now I can’t wait for round 3 where I aim to break into the two forties time zone…wish me luck
After being inspired by Leon’s in car video of a recent track day, we decided to round the guys up and give it a go. Mind you, its been 4 years since I’ve been in Sepang grip driving and thought it would be a refreshing change. So, Ryuk1d, Ivan, Leon, Khong,Melvin, mike xtreme ,Cheaka and I got there to find the pits packed with cars!!
I took the first few laps easy with an over inflated rear tyre, trying to relearn the track before going all out. One benefit I found out about bringing your car out on the track is all the short comings of your ride becomes obvious. My lack of braking power was the most prominent out of the list though it never got worse or face any fade.( It was just crap throughout :)) Next was the escalating oil tempt; an oil cooler is a definite must as I was hitting temperatures above 140. The water tempt was good, hovering between 90 and 98, but it was the oil temperature that had forced me to limit my runs to only three laps before having to pit in. Next was my belt slipping problem, it was most apparent when hitting high revs. The funny thing is , I had not noticed this problem while drifting which I suspect is due to excessive tyre noise ( either that or I am an idiot 😀 )
There was a really nice AE86 parked at the rear of the pit that day which so happens to belong to mike xtreme’s friend..Really love the rims!!
14 x 7.5j offset -7 !!! niceee……
I didnt take much photos but promise will do on the next track day!! we will keep you posted