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Arizona Recap!

Allllrighty then….It seems as though once I graduated college and moved to Arizona I decided to let this page die and fall into internet history. Well, I think it’s time to bring it back to life. (I’m serious this time)

If you are new to this site, you obviously won’t be able to tell the difference from the old site, but I’ve actually spent some serious time to transfer this blog over to WordPress from Blogger. One can only assume the time invested actually means I plan to keep things up to date. I guess we will see what happens!

I’ll use this post as a quick snapshot to 14 months of my life in Tucson, AZ.

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For anyone who has never been to Arizona, or to anyone who thinks Arizona is strictly desert, it is most certainly not. It’s probably one of the most beautiful and diverse places I have ever lived. The following two photos are taken in locations probably about an hour away from each other, it’s an absolutely breath-taking place to live.

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Anyways, as I did in South Dakota, I did quite a bit of climbing and exploring and met quite a few amazing people that I can honestly say will be life-long friends.

On with the car pictures.

The car “as arrived” in AZ:

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Opposite Grip Events at P1 Karting/Musselman Honda Circuit

This track is awesome. It’s a go-kart track near the fair grounds located on the outer edge of Tucson, I was lucky enough to live 15 minutes away from this track so, to no surprise, I spent quite a bit of time here. I actually hosted 5 separate drift events at this location before I had to move away. This was by far some of the most fun I’ve had drifting aside from with my SDDrift/OppositeGrip guys in South Dakota. Here are a few pictures from those events before I decided to give the car a little facelift and TLC:

P1 Kart Circuit

P1 Flyer Variant 1.1

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SSG Chase Front

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P1 with Austin by Low Key

P1 Kart Circuit with Austin and AJ

Time for a Facelift

While in Tucson, I decided to show this thing some love in the form of…..:

– AIT URAS Type IV style kit
– 20mm and 50mm B-Magic fenders
– Powder coated the enkei’s Dormant Violet
– Matte White Plasti-Dip.
– Also finally got a bucket seat and harness!!
(Note to self and anyone reading this. Never Plasti-Dip your car white if you actually intend to use it, or forget about keeping it clean)

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Fender Grind

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Chase 450sx Golden Automotive Photography

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Fraaaaaaands

P1 Drift Event After Hours Truck Stop

Sneak Peak:

As of August 2014, I now live in Florida.

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Chase 3 Palms Peace

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Getting things moving in Tucson. Drifting again!

After being here for a couple months I’ve begun to get a serious itch for drifting.  It had been quite a while since I’ve driven and started asking around what there was.  I always knew about the drag and drifts up in Phoenix and will definitely need to check one of those out.  There is also a nice circuit a few hours away in New Mexico called Arroyo Seco Raceway that I will definitely need to check out as well.  But what about Tucson?  Turns out there is nothing.  SOOoooo…. I’m going to make this happen.  There is a sweet karting circuit just south of Tucson called P1 kart circuit and is meant to be a replica of the Suzuka Circuit in Japan, rad!  I talked to the owner and went out to check the course out during a NASA time attack event.  They ended up putting me in my own session so i basically got the entire track to myself for 4 15-20min sessions.  Putting it simply, this track is awesome. Super technical, very easy on tires, and the location is great!

I’m working on getting some events held out there in the coming months.  Tentatively I have scheduled an event on September 29th from 5-10.  Get at me if you are interested! Basic info is below as well as a video of me on the circuit to give you an idea of the track!

PRICES
$60 for non-member drivers (most people will fall into this category)
$40 for cuircuit members
$10 pit/paddock passes (this includes ride-alongs)
$5 helmet rentals
FREE bleacher/grand stand/your own chair seating for spectators

Come out and have some fun with me and help get this going, I’d love to meet you all!

This is going to be classified as a FUN DAY! We had talked about turning it into maybe a mini series/circuit but for now I think it’s smart to keep it a chell/fun day.

With this being the first drift event that has been held out there since’08 there may be one session of time attack drivers to help offset the cost of the event as we are unsure of how many drivers we are going to get.  This is a factor of it being a new event, me having just moved here and not knowing everyone in the community, etc.  Ti will be a blast regardless with tons of track time!  When I was the one session out of 4 at the time attack event I got over 30 runs in!

We will be allowed to drift from corners 3 to 10, the most fun and technical part of the track!





Be sure to contact me if you have any questions or want to pay and reserve a spot.  If you are a sponsor and looking to help out with the event let me know, I’m sure we could work something out!