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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Formula Drift Rd. 6 Texas

This one is gonna be short since the video pretty much explains it all! Enjoy the edit of the Whiskey Garage Chronicles. As always, make sure to like and subscribe!

Put in the new RB28 stroker motor and got her dyno'd at Motiva. Sheered the timing ring off the harmonic balancer, and had to tear the entire front off the motor to get it fixed in time to make the show. On a positive note, got to put on my fresh Raw Brokerage, Performance fuel injection, Turbo by Garrett GTX35r and Turbosmart USA goodies on the car, so super pumped on that.

Upon arrival at TMS, we got a great run of practice, car felt amazing!!! My Hankook RS-3's were making tons of smoke and I was so pumped to get some more practice in. Second run up, 10 feet off the line, the car turned off, I had snapped a cam in two places :(

Scottie from Motiva, and Alex from NM Imports were godsends when it came to getting another head on the car on the quick! Scottie spent all night putting the new head on and it was being started as I was walking back from the drivers meeting.

I can't thank Scottie and Alex enough for the help getting to Texas and trying to keep me in the game.  As always thanks to Jesse Wood for always being there.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Forza 4 Replica of my car by Iox BOSS xoI

So here it is in all its glory, Matt killed the game as he always does and spared no detail. Can't believe how accurate it is.

First, go like his FB page then go check out all his other epic designs. There are only going to be 100 of these available so first come first serve. Go get it!

The camo is spot on, as are all of the sponsor logos. He even created the trunk vents that look better than we did them. From the FD name plate to the whiskey garage logo, this thing is spot on. It even has the wheel color I wanted to use but didn't have the time or money to make happen. This thing is right at 1000 layers, I cannot imagine doing this in the in game editor. Huge thanks to him for taking the time to make this!!!

On to some pics!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Formula Drift Rd. 5 Seattle (machine gun glory)

This post is very late, and I have been slacking! Too much going on with the car to scribble down notes about events, so here is a quick rundown of FD Seattle! This trip was with Jesse Wood, Andy Barrow and myself. Here is the video if you haven't seen it, or don't feel like reading :)

Seattle was a 28 hour drive, so we had to leave early to get there by Thursday, we made a few stops along the way to do some touristy type stuff to break up the monotony of the drive.

First stop was at Arches National Park in Utah, where JWood took some rad shots of us long exposure style.

Then we hit up Twin Falls Idaho... It as Twin Falls Idaho.

Next stop Seattle, and swung by my old Bosses boss's house from T-Mobile, Krissy where we got fed like kings and relaxed looking at an amazing view of a lake.

Fast forward to Thursday and we are setting up and getting ready for practice. Typical fashion 3rd run out I break an axle, which Andy fixes post haste and gets me back out for the much needed practice. Something else doesn't feel right with the car, it's down on power and I can't shift into 4th to do the bank. Turns out the car isn't firing on cyl. 2, so we try and swap the coil pack with matt fields and still no go.

Being down 100 or so horses, 3rd gear it is, wide open hard as I can go, making 0 smoke around the bank and barely able to reach the end of it. It was still my favorite track ever.

Pro 2 goes by and i get 17th for the 2nd time, still can't figure out the power issues and now we have developed something new. Anti Lag. The AEM decided we needed it all the time and wouldnt turn it off. Accel, decel, idle WOT, anti lag all the time. #gunshots.

Needless to say it blew out part of the ex. manifold gasket and melted my hood, wires and anything else near the leak. Pro qualifying was no different, with all the issues stacked against me, I did what I could to not wad it into the wall, and was happy we didn't.

After that we filmed a rad drift trike video in Portland, rode a mini ramp at JP from Radium Engineerings house and then headed back home.

Time to put the new motor in for Texas and give it another try :)

On to lots of pics!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Formula Drift Rd. 4 "No Jersey"

Well, since we didn't make it to jersey, i'll just leave the video capturing what we did instead here :)

And post a bunch of epic pics that Jesse Wood took <3