Justin of Team Silhouette headed to Fort Worth Texas back in September to compete in the final round of the Xtreme Drift Circuit 2011 Season. This was his first event competing against major drivers that XDC produces on a nation wide scale.
Justin, Nacho, Robert, and Fasial arrived at the track on a Friday morning to get tech-ed in and do some final preparations as the car had been worked on all week to achieve more power with bigger injectors, mass air flow, more boost, and ecu upgrades. Practice started and it took a few laps to get the hang of the road course. The whole weekend consisted of testing what tires we could spin that we had available.
A few rough laps, but things started coming along.
The crew felt good about Fridays practice session and were ready for Saturday. As Saturday rolled around we were able to get in a few practice runs before qualifying would start.
Qualifying time rolled around and push came to shove as Justin stepped up his game and landed a score to put him in 8th position against a great field of drivers. He also tied for fastest entry speed of 82 mph with Sikky driver Dan Savage in his ls powered s13.
Justin laid down a clean lead run, and mistakes were made on both driver’s parts in the next run where Justin was awarded the victory and would move on to top 8 against the XDC Champion Chelsea DeNofa.
Things were fairly evenly matched until Justin was leading, blew an oil line, caught fire in the engine bay, and spun a rod bearing.
Chelsea DeNofa went on to win his second XDC Championship after that, and Justin took home a respectable 7th place in his first XDC outing. Justin had a blast, learned a lot, and got some good track experience for round 4 of the FabricatedMotorsports pro am series that will also be held there in December. Thanks go out to all of Justin’s sponsors including Stance Autoworks, Spec Clutch, Cee-San Machine and Fab, gripRoyal, Enjuku Racing, and Status One Autoworks.