Thursday, November 27, 2008
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See you fellas soon!
The morning meet at Bkt. Merah R&R.
Our massive convoy passing through the Cangkat Jering toll.
Our sole auto K-car racing under the 1.6 category, Bom (Jason). He made it into the finals. Respect!
The open class being led, by far, by the number 13 EK track car driven by Patrick Tam, which took pole all the way to the finish.
Mark striking a sexy pose just before dinner... I've no idea why! Those interested, his cell number is 012-4212 XXX. (At least I gave you the first four right? :P)
In conclusion, I'd like to thank all our sponsors: Northern Garage, Kiong Lee Exhaust, Tommax Stickers & No. Plate, and Chean Exhaust for all their support and encouragement.
It was a fantastic event held with much drama, sweat and tears, fellowship amongst enthusiasts and lastly, everyone left with a smile to their weary faces.
See you guys next round!
The early morning pics... The Silver Banana parked next to my sponsor Kiong's car.
A small part of the convoy heading towards Kg. Gajah. There was such a large group, we had to split into many smaller convoy just to accomodate the driving speeds. Yes! It was that huge!
The Silver Banana parked next to Touge Monk's (Daniel's) Civic.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Spectator turnout was approximately 200 persons! This is the first time I'd seen the grandstand overflowing at the Dato' Sagor Track!
After a heated battle between Lao San (white Vios) and Daniel (Civic) vying for pole position, Daniel's Civic had a mishap and lost foothold providing a window of opportunity for TK (silver Vios) and the green Kelisa (sorry I didn't get your name bro) to gain ground. After that, it was just between the two manual Vios' (yup, you heard right... Both are manuals) to battle it out for a 1-2 finish.The 1.8 class was the event of the day with impressive driving that wowed the crowd whilst being eventful enough to leave jaws hanging! The crowd went wild whilst this category ran its race. Eventually, only the toughest of the tough remained and these two are made of the toughest stuff!
The trophies, engine oil, cash prize and T-shirts to be given away in an awards presentation by our sponsors - Kiong of Kiong Lee Ent., Eric from Northern Garage, Chean from Chean Exhaust, and Tommy of Tommax Stickers and No. Plates.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Here's a teaser pic of the turnout yesterday...
The entire mamak was full of Penang participants, and spectators alike, having their breakfast and preparing for the track excursion.Check back in a bit for further updates as our media crew uploads the track day photos.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
She's a zippy little bugger around the Batu Feringghi and Vale of Tempe route, nippy handling and very obedient to fast direction changes even though running on 14" Miche-licins :P I loved the mid turn adjustability and it's ability to really tuck into the corner while portraying a slight hint of oversteer!
However Mark, being the greedy little bugger that he is, took upon himself to change to a new set of wheels by Monday afternoon. The Green Monster is now slammed on 17"s and well shod with Nankang's NSII performer all round, he's almost ready for this Sunday's track excursion.
Check back for brakes and suspension tuning.
We took it off, skimmed it and bolted it right up. As Soon was going out of state for the weekend, and The Hairy One was left with me along with ONE instruction only, "drive it hard, let me know how she goes!". Handling tests are always my favourite! And so I did.. After a speedy sprint stint up the touge on Friday night with Daniel (Civic) following suit, I was blasting to the sound of blow-offs all the way.
The GSR is beautifully setup to oversteer on command and the 280Nm (approx.) of torque made sure you caught the tail every time! It was a very fun machine to handle on the tight twisties of the Penang touge. Water temp remained stable throughout and with the slightly increased compression (from the skimming), The Hairy One was one fast fucher! Brakes need uprating though.
I couldn't get enough of The Hairy One and woke up to a sprightful morning, although only getting a couple of hours' shut-eye, and in one deep breath, the essence of touge filled my lungs... Coarsed through my veins... And in no time, I was in The Hairy One and blasting up my fav stretch of high speed touge!
I met our returning champ along the way and we both went at it like rabbits on Red Bull!
We had a pit stop for the refreshingly crispy cool morning air... Champ was commenting how the FI (forced induction) engines had advantage on the uphill.
The materials used were essentially masking tape (duh!), a can of RM5 Anchor spray paint, lots of newspaper and a couple of drinks.
Masking was the first to be done up and it was real nice and proper. EVERYTHING has to be covered unless you wanna spend the next few hours detailing painting flash with a small brush and paint thinner.
Who was to drop by later that evening but Philip with his immaculately kept Toyota Corolla LE. It's so well kept that the wiring labels can still be read and in their original plastic cradles!
Kudos to a well kept car, and majorly successful revamp! Can't wait to see the painted beaut...