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2018 Evergreen Speedway Race Season Recap!

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We had a Successful year at Evergreen Speedway

The Team Dark Lotus Nissan 350z did amazing
The car worked every round without any problems and Shelby was a very consistent driver beating many good drivers all year long with his fluid lines and smooth driving!

Shelby placed 8th Place out of 93 Drivers
in the 2018 Evergreen Speedway Grassroots Championship

Link Below!
https://evergreenspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Grassroots-Point-Totals-as-of-Round-5.pdf

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The Blue G

We got our hands on this 2003 Infiniti G35 Sedan have had it for a couple weeks and have made it our own.  Its going to be a back up kind of fun spare drift car to keep around!

Replaced the Rear wheel bearings and some worn out control arms in the front,  lowered on 350z Springs hammered out the fenders and squeezed some 18×9.5 0 offset Ridler Wheels!   Homemade lip, front canards and sidesplitters.  finished it off with some new headlights and HID Kit and of course a Hydraulic E-Brake and Welded Diff (we like to party)

Stay tuned for more updates on The Blue G!

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Website Updates In Progress!

So as some of you know we are totally out of the Parts Game now are we Solely a Drift Racing Team!!  We are making some changes to the website and working on getting some new Swag T-Shirts, Hats and new Stickers will be available shortly!

Heres a dope Video from NissanFest 2018 to tie you over new content is on its way!!

Technical Inspection & Vehicle Safety Requirements

  • Modifications – Any modification to a vehicle must meet a standard of safety in design and installation.
  • Lug Nuts – All lug nuts must be torqued to the Vehicle’s Specs and on approved fasteners, and be used on every stud. Lug nuts must have a minimum of 5 to 7 turns worth of thread.
  • Hub spacer/ adapter – Hub spacers or adapters must be installed properly and torqued to specifications. Lug nuts used in conjunction with these adapters must retain minimum threading to hold tension and be present on every stud.
  • Wheels / Tires – All drivers must have 2 spare mounted tires that are not used on the course to drive home or load vehicle on trailer. Aftermarket wheels and tires must not rub against the fender of the vehicle where its going to damage a Tire or interfere with Steering.
  • Engine – Modifications to the engine must not interfere with required safety systems (brakes, steering, etc) of the vehicle. Engine modifications must also not create a fire or fluid leakage hazard. All aftermarket piping must be properly secured to the frame of the vehicle. Vehicles with transplanted engines must have all intake channels, intercooler piping (if present), and exhaust piping properly secured to the vehicle.
  • Suspension – No Blown / saggy Suspension, No Missing Bushings If present, aftermarket suspension arms, alignment compensation brackets, and steering linkages must be torqued to specifications and meet required tensile strength.
  • Brakes – Brake systems must be able to handle extended periods of hard driving conditions. Brakes must be properly bled and all seals in good condition, pedal and linkages must be free of excessive wear, play and malfunction or missing parts. Brake pads must have more than 25% of original condition. Master cylinder and calipers must be within specification. Brakes must be free of fluid leaks.
  • Body / Suspension – The body of a vehicle must be able to adequately protect the driver, No Structural Rust, No Body Parts or Panels loose ect.
  • Steering System – Steering system and linkages must be in proper working order with no leaks.
  • Windows / Windshields – Windows and windshields must be free of cracks or breaks that impair drivers vision or safety.
  • Battery – The battery must be secured by a standard battery bracket, and at least the positive terminal covered by proper electrical insulation.
  • Air Cleaner – The intake air cleaner system must be adequately secured to the frame of the vehicle with proper fasteners.
  • Oils and Fluids – All necessary fluids such as engine oil, transmission oil, brake fluid, and other important engine fluids must be filled to manufacturer specifications. Leaks of any of these fluids are not permissible.
  • Throttle – The throttle action must be smooth and the throttle spring must be to specification.
  • Ignition / Fuel System – The fuel system of the vehicle must be responding properly and free of any leakages. Any wiring or tubing associated with the fuel delivery or ignition system must be clear of hot areas to prevent potential fire hazards.
  • Wiring Harness – Any insulation associated with the wiring harness must not present a potential fire hazard (i.e. clear of hot areas of the engine).
  • Exhaust System – The exhaust system of a vehicle must be properly secured to the frame of the vehicle a muffler is strongly recommended. Straight Pipe on N/A Cars sounds terrible and some people actually value their hearing.
  • Safety Equipment / Clothes Full Length Pants, a Sleeved T-shirt and Closed toed shoes are required by any Driver or Passenger.
  • Helmet –  A Snell rated helmet is required. DOT only approval is not enough. Helmet must be in good condition no cracks or damaged. Loaner helmets are not available.
  • Seatbelts / Harnesses – Seatbelts must be properly attached and in good working order. If present, aftermarket racing harness all points must be attached to the chassis by methods approved by manufacturer, and must meet racing use requirements.
  • Roll Bar (Convertibles / Open Topped vehicles) – All convertibles / open top / soft top cars must have roll bars equal or exceeding 4 points and be connected to the unibody or sub frame.
  • Tow Hooks – Tow hooks must be present on at least one location on the vehicle.
  • Loose Items – Any loose items in the vehicle including floor mats or aftermarket audio systems must be removed. (A professional install properly secured can pass at inspectors judgement.)

Start of the 2017 Drift Season

Well its been a long and cold winter here in British Columbia, Canada

We’ve been itching to get back behind the wheel of the 350z and have added a lot of new goodies to the car over the Winter build season.

Here’s a list of new parts & modifications that the 350z has gotten over the winter.

RYD Motorsports built us a wicked Full Roll Cage, Front and Rear Bash Bars, Seat Mounts & also a Hydro E-Brake and Mounting Plate.   Amazing work and really nice guys to deal with they have some serious fabrication skills for being younger guys. Very happy with their work.

Sparco Seats, Sparco Quick Release Steering Wheel,  RCI 4 Point Harnesses, 5lbs Fire Extinguisher and completely stripped down interior have taken place of the Stock Seats and Interior we had in the 2016 Season.    She is a race car now.

We added a new True Dual Exhaust System to make the car sound better than the quickly thrown together single exit exhaust we had in 2016.

We modified our old Wing with taller stands, custom end plates and aircraft cable supports.

We also picked up some Sponsorships this Season from different Local Businesses.

Fountain Tire
Swinstones Granite
RYD Motorsports
Fortin’s Auto Supply
Cottonwood Auto Glass
Marcom Signs and Graphics
West End Autobody

Thank you guys for your Support and look forward to working together!

The car feels like a true Racecar now! We are very excited for Round 1 of the Evergreen Drift Grassroots Championship and the 2017 Season!  Here some Pictures!