2011 Comes To A Close

17 12 2011

We will just go ahead and start by saying it has been one crazy year. Everybody on our team has stepped it up multiple notches when it comes down to driving and car builds. Multiple blown motors and podium finishes later we finally made it all the way through 2011. Our drivers set out to make a fierce presence in Texas as the team to beat, and after the first season of the Lone Star Drift Formula D Pro-am series came to an end we feel that we have proved our point.

We are very proud to announce that two of our drivers have secured 2012 professional Formula Drift licenses. Robert Lee and Brad Burnett both drove consistent and amazing all year long for them to snag 2 out of 4 licenses up for grabs.

Brad Burnett leading Chelsea DeNofa LSD RD 2

Rob Laying it down in Chris' SR86 @ RD 3

Justin Garner also finished strong in the series in 5th place overall just one spot away from acquiring an FD license. Justin had a tough year with blown motors and other mechanical failures, but stayed determined and drove 7 events placing top 8 in all during 2011. He now has a fully built SR20 and feels like next year is the year to shine with hopes of keeping all the car issues in the past.

Justin leading a 3 car tandem train.

Our young gun and muscle of the team Luis Rodriguez has been stepping his game and his car up all year. He secured 8th place in points with a 4th place finish at Texas Motor Speedway for round 4. Watch for him on your quarter panel in 2012.

Luis repping hard at RD 2

Team Silhouette’s king of the streets Nacho Mendoza started the season off strong with a 3rd and 6th place finish in the first two rounds. His car suffered some battle damage and a blown motor afterwards and he retired the car for the season. But dont worry he will be back next year with a fresh S15 SR20 and some new goodies. He also managed to take home 1st place in two events in NOLA at No Problem Raceway in a borrowed car, don’t tread lightly if facing this guy in tandem next year.

Nacho shredding on Shredder

And last but not least Chris Lee. This guy set out with a big goal in building his SR86 Corolla and didn’t let anything stop him doing all the custom work himself. This thing ripped at round 3. From a built sr20, to custom mounted s13 front and rear subframes, this thing is basically a s13 with a corolla body. We hope to see this beast run the entire season next year.

Chris using those home brewwed knuckles.

In conclusion this year has been pretty damn amazing; a year for the books, but next year can only get better. Look for the entire team to dominate those points standings next year and keeping our crown as the “Drift Team of Texas”. Thanks to all our fans for the support and all the love we get with our Street Drifting videos. We’ll see y’all in 2012.

Update | Justin’s Cage Progress

3 02 2011

Getting ready for the 2011 season, pics of nacho new cage setup soon as well.

Drift Events | Silhouette Wrecks Shop Once More

29 11 2010

Team Silhouette rounded the heard up this Sunday for the FabricatedMotorsports.com drift event. Robert, Nacho, Brad, Eman, Justin, and Cody all drove and did great. Now on to the comp, nacho was not able to compete due to lack of a cage, but was tandeming all day and killing it.

Qualifying resulted in Robert taking the 2nd seed in his 113 hp Corolla that was dyno’d at Power Fab Automotive the day before. Brad took the 5th spot in the V8 Corolla, and Justin rounded out the team in the 6th seed.

The first battle was Robert vs Aarin? in his caged, knuckled mustang. Robert took the win with ease with the mustang spinning. Next up was Justin paired against the infamous Stewart Leask in his LS1 powered S13. The battle went to “one more time” where Justin took the advantage with super close follow runs and took the win. And finally Brad took on Josh Steele and took the win, apparently Mr. Neverslo straightened up but i cant confirm.

On to the final four. Brad faced Chelsea DeNofa XDC 2010 champion in his turbo M3. Brad laid down some good runs but unfortunately made a mistake in his follow run, Chelsea advanced. Next up was a rematch of teammates from the Angelton event to make it to the finals to face Chelsea, Robert VS Justin. This battle went to one more time, where Justin made a mistake and straightened on a follow run, giving Robert the victory and moving him into the finals.

Brad and Justin battled it out for third place and Justin took the win due to having horrible 16s on and being too slow with no traction causing Brad to straighten on a follow run haha.

Chelsea And Robert squared off in the finals. With some super intense close runs, going one more time, and even hitting each other, the XDC Champion took the top of the podium.

Overall Robert finished 2nd, Justin 3rd, and Brad 4th all taking home a chunk of cash.

Media will be posted soon so keep checking for updates! Team Silhouette would also like to thank ARKEM Apparel for sponsoring Justin, Brad, and Robert for the event; and supplying the team with shirts. We are looking forward to working with them for next years FabricatedMotorsports drift series. Check them out at http://www.arkemapparel.com

Update | Caged up

21 11 2010

Team Silhouette has been preparing for the Fabricated Motorsports drift event on the 28th of this month. Stay tuned for some more exciting news thats about to come out, oh and maybe a new street video just for you guys.

Few pics of the progress on justin’s cage, still have to weld in front down tubes, door bars, and diagonal in main hoop.

More updates soon, and be looking out for luis’ new car out on the streets soon.

Update | Off season

23 10 2010

chris’ sr86 corolla build coming along

s13 front and rear subframes in with coilovers

bash bar justin fabbed up

Luis’ new shell is almost ready, fresh out of paint after he walled the other one at hmp.

brad just installed some brand new bc coilovers on the v8 rollabeast.

Nacho has been busy building 12k turbo sentras and throwing singles on the stage.

cody has a nice new s chassis – pics soon of that thing.

eman wont tell any body what he is building besides the afro he is growing.

bob just keeps driving the missle somehow on a daily basis.

stay tuned for more updates kids

Update | Welcome MAAAAD Brad

30 06 2010

Team Silhouette would like to welcome long time friend Brad Burnett aka MAD BRAD. We are very excited to add his 1uz driven corolla to the ranks of our team. Give him a warm welcome!

Update | What’s everyone up to?

19 03 2010

well it looks like a few members of team silhouette are gonna have some down time for a bit. so here is a quick update as to what is happening within the team.

Chris is rebuilding his sr20det with new bearings and rings. he also plans on running more boost now with upgraded injectors and more powered by his power fc.

Justin just purchased a rb25det and is in the process of freshening up the motor and buying parts.

Nacho sold his setup and is taking a break. but plans to come back with a built ka and d1/fd ready car.

Cody is ready for ka-t but recently got rod knock, so it waiting to pick up another motor.

Bob has been busy throwing rods through his block on his daily, but he might have his 20v 4age in his 86 by the apocalypse

Luis, no fucking clue what this guy is up to.

On a side note, we would like to wish our friends Will Parsons and Chelsea Denofa luck this weekend in Calion the new XDC circuit.


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