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.





Video | Raw III

3 06 2011




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.

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








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