The stopwatches turned out at Tsukuba Circuit this previous end of the week as a portion of the speediest time assault autos in all of Japan combat it out against the clock.This is the place my intimate romance of the Japanese execution tuning scene lies, that unwavering quest for advancement as tuners and beginners join strengths to etch away at Tsukuba lap records.
It was flawlessly invigorating venturing into the enclosure and being encompassed via autos of each sort as they were arranged and warmed up for the main excursion of the morning. With rain ruining the Super Battle occasion back in December, it's been a while since we've enjoyed some legitimate JDM hold hustling here at Speedhunters, and I was starting to create withdrawal side effects.
But thankfully the Attack crew had things very well organized for their Tsukuba round. I really like how they’ve managed to create a well structured series of events at some of the most popular tracks in Japan, yet still maintain a family feel and atmosphere about it all.
The assortment is extraordinary and obviously continually developing, autos we've gotten comfortable with at occasions like Battle Evome ceaselessly enhanced bringing about quicker lap times. Prior to the track sessions got in progress, I did a snappy stroll up pit path to look at the contestants from the Turbo class that would go out first.
The day prior I had flown back to Tokyo from Dubai where I had just assisted the first ever RAUH-Welt Begriff triple car build, so I had to smile when one of the first cars I came across was this very serious looking RWB 964. It’s always cool to see one wearing proper functional aero additions, and it was a perfect reminder that Nakai has always built his cars to be used aggressively on track.
In the pit behind the 911 was one of two very quick AE86s at the event. I always love seeing Hachirokus built for grip, especially when they’re sporting a more modern take on aero rather than the traditional TRD N2 look.
If you take time attack seriously, then tire warmers are a must. A few years back it was just those with bigger budgets that would be seen using these, but now they’re a far more common sight in the paddock. However, I still prefer Under Suzuki’s ghetto heat box he made using a kerosene heater and an air pump.
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