Round 1 of the Just Car Insurance Australian Drifting Grand Prix was set to be a big one. Sure enough the Team was put on the edge for the entire weekend, with many ups and downs along the way. Before the Team even set off for the road trip to Victoria they had a huge one and a half weeks of work on the car. Many sleepless nights and tons of coffee got the job done though.
The Saturday started with a full day of practice. Heading out in the freshly tuned 400RWKW, the Just Cars Sonvia was set to make the ADVAN tyres diminish within a couple laps. However electrical problems started our day which lead into a string of issues we couldn’t resolve in a short period. By the end of the day and changing every single spare part we had, the Sonvia just didn’t want to play the game. Continue reading
September 2, 2015 (Fort Worth, TX) — The latest Formula Drift event at Texas Motor Speedway proved to be challenging for all drivers with a revised track layout which ran in the reverse direction of previous years. The change-up brought out the capabilities of teams to adapt their vehicle setup and driving styles in order to put on a good show for the sold-out crowd. Kyle Mohan was able to demonstrate his driving skills and style, qualifying for the event in the No. 99 GT-Radial / Mazdatrix Mazda RX8. A video showing one of his practice laps is available below.
Mohan dueled with Fredric Aasbo in the Top-32 elimination round and fought a tough battle. Mohan shredded tires, hit clipping points and made solid angle in his lead run, but suffered a parts issue causing the car to loose drift and end the round.
The team is working hard towards a strong final round of Formula Drift at Irwindale Speedway on October 9th and 10th. After that, Mohan will prepare to compete in multiple events of the World Drift Series in China. Stay tuned to the Kyle Mohan Racing social media and Youtube channel to follow the team’s travels.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. heads to Tokyo to compete at the D1 Grand Prix in his Ford Mustang RTR, a dream of his ever since he won the 2005 D1GP USA vs. Japan & the 2007 D1GP World Championship