Video | Preseason

23 01 2012

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.

Drift Events | Tear Da Club Up – LSD Round 2

5 07 2011


Top 16:

Then this happened.

Nacho Advances to top 8

5 OMTs later our bro Chris Conley got revenge and beat Robert.

Brad took out Cody Woods in the battle wagon.

Luis lost to XDC champ Chelsea DeNofa in a well driven battle on both parts.

Justin advanced over number 3 qualifier Robert Turnbow in the kandy drippin cressy.

Great Eight:

Nacho beat Justin in a Silhouette battle to advance to top 4.

Brad got the win over Spencer in the SOHC KA-T S14

Final Four:

Brock White got the win over Nacho and went on to win round 2.

Chelsea advanced over Brad in a smoke filled tandem shred fest.

Battle for 3rd:

Brad spun giving nacho 3rd place.

Nacho – 3rd
Brad – 4th
Justin – 8th
4 Team Silhouette drivers in top 8 of points.

The End.

Events | GGP Chill Session

8 06 2011

A few of the boys strolled on over to Gulf Greyhound Park this past weekend to put down a few laps and bro out. Check out some of the media coverage, and thanks too all the photographers that with stood the over 100 degree temps.

Events | Crawfish and Cowboys

25 05 2011

You’re boys from the lone star state decided to bring the heat to another state. The state of Louisiana was where we set out sights and invaded. Nacho, Justin, Luis, and Tony hit the road to swamp land followed by our friends over at Stance Autobody. The crew got out of Houston late and decided to make a pit stop on Baton Rouge for the night around 1 am to get some rest for the next day events where Justin, and a Nacho/Luis CO-Drive team would look to dominate.

The Event was held at No Problem Raceway on the famous “Peanut” section. The staff was very friendly, but the judging and overall system of the drifting portion event was somewhat odd, doing best 2 out of 3 instead of one more time battles; but in the end it was all in good fun.

Practice went well and for the most part. Justin’s motor was pouring out blow by from the valve cover but he continued on with a not quite “up to par” performing car. Qualifying took place but nobody was informed of where they placed; it seemed our friend Kim Tran from NOLA placed 1st in the qualifying session in the Nissan 350z from what we could tell.

The crew getting prepared and discussing details for the upcoming competition in the pits. Photo credit goes to APEXUS Blog

On to the event. Nacho faced off against John aka ill_sill in a borrowed car. Nacho stayed close in his following run and John spun in the next run while chasing.

Luis went against Lance in his built 30R KAT, Luis bobbled on his following entry and Lance advanced.

And in the end of the first round match ups, Justin took on Ian in his purple sr powered s13 coupe. Justin layed the pressure on in the first run following and Ian spun; and the the next run Ian went off course on entry when following giving Justin a bump to the next round.

Now unfortunately this placed Nacho against Justin in the semi finals where the winner would move onto the finals. The boys laid it down with some super close tandems and it was too hard for the judges to call. This caused the dynamic duo to run tandem 8 + times while having to take a break with engine temps reaching over 230 + degrees.

Finally in the final run with Justin leading, his car hit fuel cut and straightened after being abused for multiple laps and Nacho headed on to the finals to rep his team, city, and state in the battle for first place.

Nacho put on his game face against Lance in the built KAT and laid down a clean lead run. It was time to put him down and Nacho laid down some serious pressure in his follow run getting super close to Lance which seem to phase him and force a spin giving Nacho the win and overall victory.

Congrats to Nacho for taking home the grand prize, and Justin for reaching 3rd in the battle of the bayou and swamp land boys. See ya’ll round.

Drift Events | Kings Of The Streets Take It To The Track

19 07 2010

The dust has settled in Mineral Wells, Texas as The Mexican Standoff has come to an end. Team Silhouette showed up to make a point, and i think its clearly been made.

All drivers qualified for top 16, with the results being as follows. Brad qualified 2nd and had THE sickest entries of the day. Robert 6th, Justin 7th, and Nacho rounding out our drivers at 9th.

In top 16 battle, Brad faced off against Fielding Shredder, the drivers went on to a one more time battle where Brad made a mistake and Fielding advanced. Robert faced off against Carl Carmical and advanced. Justin went up against Steven’s RB25 Bh Factory s13, took it to one more time and advanced. Nacho battled Josh Steele of Nevrfast, went one more time where Nacho’s car was running low on gas, causing the car to hiccup and Josh advanced.

In top 8 battle we had two drivers left. Justin battled against Steele in his 400hp S13 from Nevrfast, Steele advanced in what many think was the worst call of the day. Robert went against Nate in his 500hp ls2 s13 and stayed door to door. Robert took the win and advanced to the final four.

In top 4 Robert faced off against Josh Steele. Robert cleanly passed him in his following run and the crowd went insane! Having clearly won the round, Steele was upset and protesting that he was passed, Robert agreed to go one more time where he won again and advanced to the finals to battle Chelsea DeNofa in his 600 HP NST BMW M3. Robert stayed close and took the battle to one more time, but in the end Chelsea’s horsepower was just too much for our little ka-t to handle.

In the end Robert took home 2nd place, with Justin following in the winners circle with 8th place. Team Silhouette had the biggest and loudest crowd there, things getting rowdy at times! Amazing event, be looking for is in upcoming events with our low horsepower cars overtaking 400+ hp cars! Stay tuned for more media coverage!

Snaps | Silhou @ GGP 5/30/10

20 06 2010

Here is some long overdue coverage from our latest local drift event hosted by fabricated motorsports. Be on the look out for Henry Swasey’s video of this event soon! Our team is now getting ready for The Mexican Standoff on June 18th hosted in Mineral Wells, TX.


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