VegasProAM 2014 Round 3 – Las Vegas Motorspeedway

There’s nothing better than having a Sunday-Funday attending VPA 2014 Rd.3 at LVMS. Usually, the media pollutes the story/post with a rambunctious amount of pictures of cars, with huge smokies trailing behind them. This time, we’ll hang out a little more in the pits. Yada yada yada, less reading more pic-looking!

Battle born battle ready S14 equipped with FEAL suspension components
Battle born battle ready S14 equipped with FEAL suspension components

Golden retrievers make for great tool-hounds
Golden retrievers make for great tool-hounds

Old school style wheels from STR-Racing strapped on to Danny George's FD rig, looks great on his Miata!
Old school style wheels from STR-Racing strapped on to Danny George’s FD rig, looks great on his Miata!

Just like when we were boys, stickers... stickers everywhere!
Just like when we were boys, stickers… stickers everywhere!

Gary's Js4Kix S13, he flies in from Hawaii just to drive, talk about dedication!
Gary’s Js4Kix S13, he flies in from Hawaii just to drive, talk about dedication!

Funny thing about wings, it looks out of place on the streets, but on the racetrack, it fits the bill.
Funny thing about wings, it looks out of place on the streets, but on the racetrack, it fits the bill.

This style of exhaust has been popularized back in Japan, but now has made it stateside
This style of exhaust has been popularized back in Japan, but now has made it stateside

Blue-bonnets and valve covers never go out of style
Blue-bonnets and valve covers never go out of style

Even VegasDrift's DJ (we just call him Deejay) has his own S13 to stomp around in. Spinning wheels, spinning tracks, same thing, right?
Even VegasDrift’s DJ (we just call him Deejay) has his own S13 to stomp around in. Spinning wheels, spinning tracks, same thing, right?

Who ever said Mustangs have no place in drifting? This is probably one of the beastiest (if that's a word) rigs in the pits, plenty torque, plenty loud = plenty smoke.
Who ever said Mustangs have no place in drifting? This is probably one of the beastiest (if that’s a word) rigs in the pits, plenty torque, plenty loud = plenty smoke.

You're on the right track when the wheels probably cost more than the chassis its on :)
You’re on the right track when the wheels probably cost more than the chassis its on 🙂

Canards on drift-cars are becoming a norm
Canards on drift-cars are becoming a norm

Danny George's 2014 FD rig is plastered with the faces of all of his fans and donors. The people's champ car indeed!
Danny George’s 2014 FD rig is plastered with the faces of all of his fans and donors. The people’s champ car indeed!

Rob Parson's alwaysDTF S13 is hand operated. Awesome to see something like this and someone like him just killing it out here!
Rob Parson’s alwaysDTF S13 is hand operated. Awesome to see something like this and someone like him just killing it out here!

Odi's Aurimas Bakchis' FEAL suspension S14. This guy has been around for years, very down to Earth. Brennan Lang from 702Graphics.com did all his car-wrap work: simple and clean.
Odi’s Aurimas Bakchis’ FEAL suspension S14. This guy has been around for years, very down to Earth. Brennan Lang from 702Graphics.com did all his car-wrap work: simple and clean.

Blake Olsen's S13 is practically all custom, just check out those brick-LED-headlights!
Blake Olsen’s S13 is practically all custom, just check out those brick-LED-headlights!

Wes Dizon prepping for the competition's finals. Check out all the VegasDrift swagg at VegasDrift.com, order it online or pick it up at one of the events. Support your local track hosts!!
Wes Dizon prepping for the competition’s finals. Check out all the VegasDrift swagg at VegasDrift.com, order it online or pick it up at one of the events. Support your local track hosts!!

The Top-16 drivers smiling for the cameras. The amount of work required to keep the cars running by the driver's and their teams is mind-boggling. On top of that, Nick Dizon's (all the way at the right) hard work at keeping the each of these events requires even more dedication. But in the end, its all worth it
The Top-16 drivers smiling for the cameras. The amount of work required to keep the cars running by the driver’s and their teams is mind-boggling. On top of that, Nick Dizon’s (all the way at the right) hard work at keeping the each of these events requires even more dedication. But in the end, its all worth it

Older S-chassis vs newer S-chassis, ugh, if that isn't cool, you're an awful person, haha
Older S-chassis vs newer S-chassis, ugh, if that isn’t cool, you’re an awful person, haha

Matthew's PINK S14, ain't nothing wrong with that. That smoke, ain't nothing wrong with that either.
Matthew’s PINK S14, ain’t nothing wrong with that. That smoke, ain’t nothing wrong with that either.

In the end, podium finishes are great, especially for the series points. However, just being here and being able to do this locally, is the bigger reward.
In the end, podium finishes are great, especially for the series points. However, just being here and being able to do this locally, is the bigger reward.

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Carroll Shelby GT500 Cobra Tribute (BNT)

Hello car-fiends! We just came back from covering Barrett-Jackson on SPEED-channel and we’d like to share with you a few clips of the newest and one-of-a-kind rendition of the new Cobra Shelby GT500 in tribute to the legendary Carroll Shelby. We were informed by those from Ford that this specific car produces 1000hp and it will soon be auctioned off for charity. Awesome.

BNT Ride-Alongs – Danny George

We had the chance to ride-along with Danny George (http://FB.com/DannyGeorgeRacing) yesterday at VegasDrift‘s (http://VegasDrift.com) Smoke Sessions Test&Tune at Las Motor Speedway. Check out the 4-way tandem between Danny, Forrest Wang, Garret Nikolich, and Taka Aono; wait for the massive burn-out by DG in the end as well! Catch the video here:

BNT Ride-Along Mini-series are videos consisting of mostly in-car footage of many drivers, to give the viewing public a chance to experience what it feels to be in the bucket seat. We will be releasing more as time progresses, so be sure to keep updated by ‘Liking’ us on Facebook (http://FB.com/BurnNTurn) and follow us on Twitter (@BNTTV). Subscribe to our YouTube Channel (http://YouTube.com/BurnNTurnTV).

BNT-out.

Vegas Pro-AM Round 2 Wrap-Up

Wrap-up of 2012 VegasProAM Round 2: (This post is photo-heavy, so please scroll carefully!!)

It’s late in April and the temperature is slowly creeping into the triple digits, just reaching the mid 90’s on this lovely Saturday. A brisk breeze travels from the north reminding us that we have arrived at the transition state between spring and summer. To the participants and spectators at Las Vegas Motorspeedway, there’s only one thing roaming in their minds, Vegas Pro-AM Round 2 is “heating up”.

 

40 teams and their drivers drop anchor, prepping for battle, for the heat of competition will ensue in a matter of hours and every minute spent practicing the course correlates to confidence gained. Teams hail from all over the west coast and Pacific Rim, from: Nevada, Utah, Arizona, California and even Hawaii. This is most definitely a west-coast affair. Amongst the plethora of competing teams are the highly experienced group of judges, assessing today’s battles: Ernie Fixmer, Mike Bolanos and Odi Bakchis. Also present is Formula-Drift driver, Joon Maeng with his exhibition Lucas-Oil S13 in tow.

 

The 40 drivers compete their way to the top 16 finalists. Here, Forrest Wang dominates his way through to 2nd place, defeating: Yoshie Shuyama, Alex Villabrille, and another home-town hero, Joshua Guild. Utah’s Brandon Wicknick faces off with Joshua Guild, to take third place overall. Forrest Wang battles Garret Nikolich, also from Hawaii for first place. After numerous heats, Garret Nikolich reign as the contender, taking first place. Both are actually team-members, taking the 1st and 2nd podium. Nikolich and Wang, hailing from Pennsylvania and Hawaii (respectively), now transplanted in Southern Nevada, have built and currently represent their shop: Get Nutz Drift Labs. Garret is now leading the series with 228 series points.

 

The 2012 Vegas Pro-AM season is still ripe and there are plenty of opportunities for teams to overtake the current leading contenders. Several locals we’re rooting for are: Joshua Guild, Robert Strohmeyer and Mark Tecson, all arose from the grassroots of VegasDrift. We wish them and the many local drivers as well as all the drivers from the west-coast good luck, and we will see you all in: Round 3, June 15-16th, here in the neon-jungle. Just be sure you’re ready, for if the heat doesn’t get you, the competition will. BNT out.

 

Additional Photos:
Facebook Album: VegasProAM Rd2 20120 – (124 images)

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