We all know there are faster Honda’s out there. Heck, there are faster FWD cars out there. But this is still pretty badass if you ask me. Thanks to the guys over at nyce1s.com for getting this video out there. Sport Compact Drag Racing ain’t dead!!
Archive for May, 2011
Thanks to some friends on Facebook for posting this link. Tanner Foust “retired” from drifting to pursue other projects. Who knew that he’d be flying through the air on a real life Hot Wheels track, to absolutely CRUSH the world record. WOW! Thanks to the folks at hotwheels for making this look so damn cool for those of us who grew up launching cars and trucks off of our own homemade ramps from that orange track. Although, mine never went 332 feet, and I never had a 90′ tall ramp either.
Recorded at Spa Park in Taupo , New Zealand. Jed is the first to Triple Backflip a BMX.
Once again, here I go…time & time again I find myself saying, what the hell is next, just when you thought you’ve seen everything in this sport, and then here comes some crazy balls to the walls dude from New Zealand! Jed Mildon, today you are definitely “The Man”
This video is for those of you that are unaware of Camel Racing. Filmed in high def from Wadi Rum Jordan, this is an opportunity to catch some some behind the scenes footage of an event that you will most likely never witness in person. Camel racing is a popular sport in India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Australia, and Mongolia, & these suckers reach speeds of about 40 mph.
This event however is slightly different from the norm when it comes to conventional camel racing. These camels are being radio-controlled, rather then being ridden by jockeys, hence the reason you see vehicles following so closely in the distance.
Take note of the way that these guys choose to slow the camels down, they are crazy!
Kenny Belaey spent some time in LA shooting an Adidas commercial here are a couple of quick edits that went down while he was in there in the SoCal area.
This last video was shows Kenny on his first “24 street bike, he just makes it look so simple…
Recently the Gardella Racing Rig travelled to Harrison NJ for the opening day at the New York Red Bulls Stadium where Ryan Tuerck & Aaron Colton put on an awesome demo for the Red Bull fans! The venue was packed and people lined the street as far as the eye could see, even though there was still a cold chill in the air. This was the first of many Red Bull demo events that Ryan Tuerck will be sliding through this season, and also the first event that his Solstice was re-wrapped as a complete Red Bull demo car. Together with Colton’s skill there was no lack of excitement, his motorcycle riding abitilites are unparalelled to any other rider that I have ever seen.
Unfortunately earlier in the evening, the actual LS7 demo car was having engine issues, and needed to be sidelined. Luckily the Gardella Racing crew is always prepared, and quickly had to jump into action with Plan B, which consisted of the crew pulling out Ryan’s yellow road racing Solstice, obviously underpowered in comparison to his LS7 demo car, but none the less capable and reliable enough to offer the crowd a great drifting demonstration. You could tell their was a bit of anxiety in the air because the corporate people at Red Bull were unsure of whether or not a quality display of drifting could be brought to us given these circumstances, but once the smoke cleared it was obvious by the reaction of the Red Bull fans that Ryan’s drifting skills, and Aaron’s riding prowess prevailed and an amazing show was without a doubt acheived. Thanks to Brian Casse of Jersey Streets we have the ability of showing you how it all went down!
Luis Martinez has been down with DeathMachines since day one, so it is our pleasure to share his brand spanking new ride with the DM network. We wish him the best in his quest for trying to find a title sponsor for this incredible S14. Personally, I really like the “Your Logo Here” marketing campaign thats going on for the Palm Beach Event, and I think the car looks amazing! Best of luck to Brad Hettinger who will be pilotting this rocketship on behalf of Luis Martinez Racing & Kenda Tires.
I have added his email address at the end of this post, just in case you have some room in your budget and would be interested in associating “your” brand with one of Formula Drift’s rising stars!
Luis Martinez Racing’s new race car. Driven by Brad Hettinger and debuting at Formula Drift West Palm Beach.
Toyota 1uzfe V8 engine
Individual throttle body setup
Groundwerks Garage headers
CP Forged Pistons
Nissan 350z transmission
Custom trans adapter plate
Custom motor mounts
Custom trans mounts
Haltech stand alone ECU
Block bored and honed .030 over
Aeromotive Fuel pressure regulator
TTC connecting rods
B&M Short throw Shifter
Spec stage 5 clutch
Spec lightened flywheel
TEIN type flex coilovers
Sikky front sway bar
Sikky rear sway bar
Aeroquip fuel lines
Aeroquip brake lines
Wilwood big brake kit
ATL Fuel cell
Extreme Dimensions front bumper
Extreme Dimensions rear bumper
Extreme Dimensions side skirts
Extreme Dimensions 30mm over fenders
Extreme Dimensions GT Wing
Extreme Dimensions Hood
18×9.5 Konig Lightning wheels
18? Kenda Tires
Groundwerks roll cage
Racepak datalog system
Recaro Pole Position seats
G-force seat harnesses
Momo steering wheel
Momo shift knob