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Wall Ride

Posted by Andrew in News

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Formula Drift Round 4 was held at Wall Speedway in New Jersey. The chosen course layout was the usual 3/8 oval bank which transitions into a figure 8 around the inside area. The bank is similar to the 3/8 at Evergreen except much steeper, with a guard rail wrapping around the entire oval.


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During practice I acclimated to the track and found my line. The car performed flawlessly, even with the harsh transition from the bank to the flat inner area.


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Everything felt great as I chased Patrick Mordaunt around the bank. By the end of practice I still wasn't quite scraping the wall the whole way but my line was solid and I was confident going into qualifying.


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My first run started off great; I entered the bank hard and knew it would be a good run. Sadly, the car decided it had been through enough and one of the axles gave out as I came down off the bank. I drove back to the pit and the crew did a great job, swapping the broken axle for a fresh one with loads of time to spare before my second run. Then the rain started.

At first it was only a light sprinkle, but the harmless drizzle quickly increased and turned the track into an ice rink. During my second run I fought the lack of traction throughout the course, correcting a couple times but not spinning once; I was given a 0 and was done for the weekend.

Keep watching for posts about local events and Round 5 at Evergreen Speedway!


Big thanks to my sponsors:

Portland Speed Industries ( PSI )

Radium Engineering

NOS Energy Drink

K&N Filters

Falken Tire


Also thanks to Blat Blat Pew Pew, OMGDrift and Photo Finish Media for the pictures!

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