Vegas Drift once again put on a great practice event at the LVM Speedway. Good times with some great people.
There was a team tandem mini-comp which Yao and Gray competed in. Team 4-Banger ended up coming out on top. Team members of Team 4-banger were Edwin Anguilar, Bobby Genson, and Mark Tecson.
Photo Cred: Dino Child
Was also a great event to shake down Yao’s RedVelvet13. Found some issues which are about to be taken care of, but here are some pics from the event. Big thanks to all the media that comes out and takes photos and videos.
Photo Cred: Dino Child, Teri Yach, Kristoff Lutchman
Vegas Drift ProAM Round 3 was another great event put on by Vegas Drift. Yao was competing, but due to some technical issues, was not able to participate in the competition. Here is a shot from the event with (from left to right) Rob Gray, Erik Elder, and Zach “Yao” Hitchcox.
The problems with Yao’s car are minimal and will be back up and running for the May 4th Vegas Drift practice event teamed up with Import Face Off.
Here is some pics of Team member Zachery “Yao” Hitchcox’s red velvet s13. Great event with new paint job and a fresh tune.
Tuned at 422 whp and 436 lbs of tq.
Also Wiring Specialties will be sponsoring Yao and Erik Elder for the 2014 season!
Yao’s 1JZ GTE had some issues with the clutch recently. After closer inspection, we realized that the clutch needed to be taken out and reinstalled to verify integrity. So the WHOLE motor had to come out just to get to the tranny (tight fit!). JSFab came over to the house and busted his ass getting this motor in and out in one night. Clutch feels amazing now, and there shouldn’t be any problems with that.
While the motor was out, might as well do some upgrades! JSFab also hooked it up on a steering rack relocation to make sure there is no binding at high angles. Can’t wait to get this car out on the track. After the wiring problem is fixed, its dorifto time!
Our own Team Verzus driver Zachery “Yao” Hitchcox is participating in a contest at MotorMavens. This build has been going on for some time and is coming very close to fruition. This contest is judged upon the amount of comments and views, basically the popularity. Please help out a local driver by going over to his build thread on MotorMavens using the link below and leave some comments!
Yao’s 1JZ GTE MotorMavens Build Thread
I haven’t put a update here on a while. This is the new progress of my 1JZ GTE build in my S13. Wiring is in progress right now and we are looking like a weekend start time if the stars align. Look for a start up video and hopefully a tune video in the near future.
Forest Wang (Get Nutz! Garage) – Full roll cage, chassis reinforcement with stitching, 1jz engine/tranny mounts angle kit, and engine bay tubs.
Jesse Hanna – The 1JZ assembly and build, full fuel cell system, AN line creation, bash bar (future), oil cooler setup, exhaust build, and intercooler pipping.
Here is a post by VegasDrift for the 18th of November. Come out and support the Vegas community and drive this event!
Old School style Vegasdrift Practice Day! 8 Hours of drifting Get your cars ready, the weather will be nice and cool. This is the last event of the Vegasdrift Season.
Beginner Friendly – We have the Clinic/Learning lot
Intermediate/Advanced w/Tandem on a ProAm Style Course
What – Vegasdrift 023 (Practice event for all skill levels)
When – November 18th 2012 (9:00am – 5:00)
Registration Fee – $100.00
LVMS/PSCA gate entry fee – $25.00
* Instruction Available (must request this at registration check in or at the mandatory drivers meeting)
Vehicles equipped with roll cages w/doorbars are permitted to tandem. However must meet the following requirements.
* A 2.5 lbs Fire Extinguisher mounted with in arms reach.
* No Passengers allowed during tandem practice.
Passenger Ride Alongs :Allowed
All passengers must wear long pants and closed toe shoes and have their own Snell 2000 or better rated helmet. Drivers and passengers must keep their hands inside the vehicle at all times while on the track. Drivers are responsible for the conduct of their passengers. If an unsafe incident occurs due to a passenger distracting the driver or touching the vehicle controls, the driver will be liable for all damages and will be invited to leave.
All Vehicles must pass a Technical/Safety inspection:
Drivers Responsibility to make sure their vehicle is track ready. Please use the Inspection Tech Sheet as a reference of items that we will be looking for during our inspection. Common tech problems that cause vehicles to fail, are cracked windshields, improperly tied down batteries, belted tires, or any type of fluid leaks. Vehicles that fail the tech inspection won’t be allowed to run until the repairs have been verified by the Chief Steward. In the event that a vehicle does not continue to meet LVMS/Vegasdrift Safety/Technical standards through out the day, the Chief Steward will be forced to pit the vehicle. Driver Safety Equipment: All Drivers must wear long pants and closed toe shoes and at least a Snell 2000 rated helmet to participate.
Use this Tech Sheet as a reference as to what else will be required and inspected. http://www.vegasdrift.com/usdrift/tech.pdf
So it has been a while since Yao has put a update out on his build. This build has been going for a while now and is almost near completion! Here are the pictures for the update. All the new fabrication and installation was done by Las Vegas’ Jesse Hanna. This includes the rear bash setup, fuel cell system, motor, etc. The cage, stitch welding, tubs, and 1JZ mounts were done by Forest Wang @ Get Nutz Laboratories here in Las Vegas. The car is looking like it’s going to be a monster and hopefully will have this thing put together and tuned within the next month.
We really tried to make this car dynamic in terms of being reliable and easy to fix. We went Vband on pretty much everything and all of the hoses and turbo clamps will be held on with Vibrant connectors and tbolt clamps.
Here is the weight of Meister S1R’s in 18x10j -31 and 18x11j -36
Almost there, just a little bit longer and it will be the car to rule them all!