MSC @ Honjo circuit

Posted: October 19, 2009 by stinkypoo31 in Uncategorized

The MSC challange is an alternative national drift competition to the D1SL series. We were lucky enough to see a round held at Honjo circuit. It took us around 2 hours to drive to the track, as we took local roads instead of the highway. The entrance to the track is kind of hidden, we did miss it but only by about 20meters. When we arrived, we had to wait for the current session to finish as the pit area is at the entrance. The parking area is through the pits, up the hill and on a levelled out area overlooking the track.

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The track doesn’t have much run off area, and is mostly surrounded by a dirt mound or the side of a hill. We did see Alexi, but he didn’t look very happy to see us…. 😛

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If I remember correctly, Alexi was competing in the entry class. He was drifting very consistently and smooth as usual, which let him progress through to the next round. Unfortunately he was knocked out because his drifting wasn’t “exciting” enough. Shino was also competing in her AE86 (this has been written off now).

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Some of the cars from Magician were competing, they are just as awesome to see in real life.

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I thought an interesting this about Japanese drifting was the lack of people spinning.

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And then someone spun…

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Shino’s garage had support a number of the AE86’s that were there.

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They entered the team drifting comp and took second place!

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The day was very hot. I lost count of how many drinks I bought from the vending machine. This guy brought a generator just to run a fan!

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This Silvia had made major modification just to get it as low a possible.

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Most of the drivers brought their girlfriends to the event. They did look like they helped out alot by being spotters, filming runs, getting drinks and even fanning the guy while he was changing wheels.

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I also spoke to Dino, the Japanese correspondent for Performance Imports magazine.

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I’m not sure who won the event, but as part of the trophy ceremony, people would dump traffic cone loads of water onto winners.

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When we were headed back to the car, we saw this was a very tough and cool looking Crown. It was parked in a awkward position to get pictures front on.

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And also a Panda 86.

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Here is our mighty Honda Jazz. Definitely recommend getting some sort of car if you plan to check out car shops, events or related areas.

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