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

Beers.

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.

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

The End.





Snaps | 2011 Mexican Standoff Preperation

22 06 2011

The crew has been working hard getting all the cars ready for “The Mexican Standoff”. This event is round 2 of the FabricatedMotorsports.com Formula Drift Pro-am series. With many drivers from Team Silhouette sitting pretty in points, and Formula D pro licenses on the line, it should be nothing less than one of the most exciting grass roots drift events that Texas has ever seen. We hope to see all of our fans there! The event is in Mineral Wells, Texas on this coming Saturday June 25th. We should have extra NEW teamsilhouette.com shirts on hand for purchase that crew members will be sporting, so get at us!


Robert Lee placed second last year and looks to keep it going this year and stay on top of the pro-am series point standings to secure his fd pro license.

Here is some quick snaps of the team dialing in their cars for the event.

Nacho getting Justin’s Tiffany and Co inspired s13 aligned.

0 rear camber and bigger rubber out back for the teal s chassis.


Robert also received a fresh alignment on his newly kitted ae86.


About 1/4th of the tires that were mounted that night.


Sometimes extra measures are required to stretch some tires.


Quick overlook of Luis’ rear suspension before the weekend.


His car also just had a full roll cage welded in.


A silhouette up’n comer Rudy’s car, this man helped with alignments and tires all night. Huge thanks to him!


;)

Hope to see everybody out there! Show us some love and hit “like” on our facebook page, you can find the link on the right side of this page. Until next time, wish us luck and hopefully we will be back with some extra cash in our pockets.





Drift Events | Silhouette Takes Top Honors

8 03 2011

All I have to say is, it was one rad ass weekend. The team got our caged drivers together; Robert, Nacho, Brad, and Justin and headed out the GGP for round 1 of the Texas LoneStarDrift series.

In top 16 Robert went against Chris from Gaijin Smash, who we have to say is one awesome dude with a great attitude. Robert advanced in a very close battle and went into the next round. Brad faced off against our bro from Victoria Robert Turnbow in the 400hp Cressy and advanced. Nacho advanced of Justin Hosek in the 20v powered 86. And finally Justin went against Fielding Shredder and advanced to the next round.




So phew, we all made it to top 8 right? Well in this round we all got placed against eachother. Robert Vs Justin and Brad VS Nacho.

Robert and Justin had a super close battle; justin’s clutch started slipping real bad causing mistakes and they were forced into a one more time round. Justin bobbled the entry when following on round two and Robert was just too perfect with his driving and went on to top 4.

Brad and Nacho was super close as well. Both dudes drove awesome and i think it came down to Brad was just a little bit closer with his follow run.

Making our way into top 4 we had Robert Lee and Brad Burnett. Robert went up against ae86 brother Will Parsons in his freshly turbo charged f20 motor. Will eventually lost his front bumper in the super close runs causing a huge mistake on his end. Robert advanced to the finals.

Next up was Brad against Chelsea Denofa 2010 XDC series champ. This battle was pretty insane, and close. It ended up going OMT and the edge was given to Chelsea in what many thought the call could of went either way.

Before we got to the finals Brad battled it out with roomate Will parsons and took home 3rd place in another awesome close match up.

So what do you know, its Robert against Chelsea in the finals, AGAIN. Thats 3 events in a row. Chelsea led first and Robert put down a decent follow run doing his best to keep up with the high horsepower M3 beast. Follow up run in the first sweeper Chelsea came in too hot following and hit Robert causing a spin and thus giving Robert his 1st ever win! He now stands first in points in the LSD Drift Series.

Check our Facebook for more photos and videos!

Thanks To Apexus Blog, TMphotography and wfsu.net for some of the pics.





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





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.








Drift Events | Recap of Silhouette’s day @ the NST event

4 02 2010

Well it was a bitterly cold day, all day; and it stayed that way for a few of our guys. Justin’s car did not make it far into the morning, dumping fuel and fouling out plugs within the first 20 minutes of drive time at the event. The car was then parked for the rest of the day.

Cody and Chris were co-driving the s13 vert, car did well through out the morning until the power steering pump blew, clutch slipping and a massive oil explosion ha; that car was parked for the rest of the day as well.

Onto the competition. Luis and Cody both qualified top 16 in Luis’ car, but unfortunately both were eliminated in first round of tandem.

Our star of the day Nacho pulled through co-driving Emmanuel’s car and qualified 4th to get a first round bye. After waiting he went up against Ammen Rizvi in tandem where a great battle took placing going onto “one more time” twice where in the end Ammen took the very slight edge and proceeded in the competition eventually placing third.

All in all it was not a bad day for Team Silhouette even with some mishaps with a few cars. We would like to thank Mike @ NST and Aaron @ FabricatedMotorsports for hosting a great event. We will see everybody at the next event. Here are a few snapshots from through out the day, more to come!











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