Random Snaps: Daikoku Futo
A little over a year has passed when Andy took his well executed, perfectly built RX-7 FD to the track.
After skipping Round 3 in Orlando, i was excited to be back on track for round 4. Wall Speedway is known for its carnage, tight tandems, and close battles. But this year at Wall there was not many crashes, which is a good thing! Due to impending bad weather Formula Drift pushed Saturdays schedule up 1 hour to try and beat the torrential rain that was on its way. The rain held off for the most part with some showers through out the day, but just enough to make the track slick and things interesting. Certain parts of the track were dry, and some parts were still wet and slick. The skills of the drivers were really put to the test. The conditions would set the men apart from the boys.
When i think of Joon Maeng i think of heart. He has been battling it out with the best since 2007. It has been a bumpy road for Joon so far this year, but no matter what happens he always seems to have a smile on his face. No matter how many times you test your new car before the season their will always be problems that present themselves during the season. Whether he qualifies or not you will see him at the autograph table signing and taking pics, or at his car in the pits talking to fans and letting kids sit inside the car. He drifts for the passion and for the fun.
“My goal is not to win but to have rad battles with rad dudes and make a rad show for the fans.”
Sikky Racing is made up drivers James Evans and “Rapper” Dan Savage. James and Dan have been driving together from as far back as 2008 when they were competing in US Drift, the premier east coast Formula Drift Pro Am feeder series. It wasn’t until 2011 when James and the crew at Sikky Manufacturing / JE Import Performance would approach Dan to join forces. Dan piloted a Nissan S13 Hatch alongside James in a Nissan 350z. In that inaugural year as team, they traveled up and down the east coast of the United States, competing at XDC events and other various grassroots venus such as Drift Nirvana and East Coast Bash.