On Thursday, September 11th 2014 Team Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film ran practice in the rain at Texas Motor Speedway for the Formula Drift Pro Championship Round 6!
For this round, the crew had a new engine built by Duttweiler’s Performance with JE Pistons, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Crower Performance and Vortech Supercharger all lubricated with Lucas Oil Products. Eric Rhee at Westech Performance tuned the new engine with 800+ whp.
“It’s always a blessing and inspirational to meet with our young fans at each round of the Formula Drift Pro Championship!” says, Joon Maeng.
Joon was looking good and enjoyed the drivability of the new engine. The other engine that produced 1200+ hp was powerful, but at the same time it was challenging to modulate the accelerator because it felt more like an on and off switch.
The Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film S13 qualified for the main show for Saturday!
First battle up was against a former 2011 Formula Drift Pro Champion Dai Yoshihara driving the Subaru Falken Tire BRZ.
Dai Yoshihara was looking good and fast all weekend in his 1000+ hp BRZ. Team Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film prepared and setup the car for maximum grip on the Feal Suspension rolling on Maxxis Tires. “I have full faith that we can do this!” said, Joon Maeng.
The battle was so close that the FD judges called for a one more time. After the one more time battle, it was decided that Team Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film got the advantage to advance to the Top 16.
“I’m so thankful to be driving in the Formula Drift Pro Championship and have so many great opportunities to meet all of our wonderful fans!” says, Joon Maeng.
Top 16 driver’s driving down the straight away to be introduced to Formula Drift’s amazing fans at the grand stands.
Jarod Deanda introducing the Top 16 drivers.
Ken Gushi driving the GReddy Scion FRS was blazing through the course in his Turbo by Garrett 2JZ engine setup. Joon Maeng was pushing as hard as possible to keep up with the flying speeds of Ken Gushi’s driving style.
Forrest Wang in the STR Racing S14 was the next match up for the Great 8 battle.
Forrest Wang’s driving style was very smooth and had so much angle throughout the course. Unfortunately, with the small bobble we had on the sweeper gave Wang enough advantage for him to move on. Over all, it is was a great weekend for Team Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film in the S13!
The crew was busy in the pits showing and sharing the joy to be a part of such an awesome Formula Drift Pro Championship Series.
“Thank you all for your amazing support and always inspiring us to drive hard! We are so blessed to be driving for our awesome fans and partners!” says, Joon Maeng.
It’s always a warm welcoming environment with the fans in Seattle! It’s great to see so many dedicated fans stopping by Team Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film pit area.
This being Joon’s favorite track, he was dialing in with the track in the Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film S13. The crew at Bink Industries made changes to better suit this particular track in Seattle.
“Thank you all for joining us for “By Grace I Drift” prayer meeting! It was a truly Blessing experience with you all!” says, Joon Maeng.
For this round the Team installed new Feal Supension, made a few suspension upgrades at Bink Industries to improve in the handling of the Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film S13. Joon qualified for the main show and was up against Chelsea Denofa.
“It was great driving out in Honduras earlier this year with Chelsea. It is always fun driving with Chelsea as he is an amazing driver!” says, Joon Maeng.
Eliana Iwami has been a big fan of Joon Maeng since 2007. She is dreaming big! “It’s always awesome to see Eliana, her family and many of our amazing fans to inspire us!” says, Joon Maeng.
Driving down to Top 16 Driver’s Introduction as Joon salutes to fans in the grand stand.
After advancing into the top 16, Joon Maeng was up against Kenny Moen in the S14. There was some contact on the exit portion of the bank when Kenny was chasing Joon which caused some damage on the rear control arm.
Entering into the great 8 battle against Darren McNamara
Unfortunately, during Saturday morning’s warm up, team Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film was low on power as one of the cylinders was hurt.
The team gave it all they had with what they had.
Overall Team Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film made it to the great 8. Currently, the team is preparing for Round 6 of the Formula Drift Pro Championship! The engine is getting worked on at Duttweiler’s, installing some new components from JE Pistons, Brodix, Crower Performance, Vortech and also ACT clutch! Bink Industries crew will make sure the car will be fresh and ready for the next round out in Texas.
“Thank you fans and partners for your amazing support!” Says, Joon Maeng.
The crew from Bink Industries prepared the Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film S13 at Elite JDM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before round 4 of the Formula Drift Pro Championship.
Thursday practice started off wet but as the day progressed, the sun came out drying the track for the remainder of the practice.
Team Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film made sure to dial in the Feal Suspension and enjoyed driving on the new Hawk Performance Products. Crew Chief Nate Haugh and crew member Francis Lalangan made the adjustments necessary for this layout at Wall Speedway.
It was a Blessing to have met everyone here at Wall Speedway and a great honor to have you all involved in the “By Grace I Drift” prayer meeting! We appreciate your support and congrats to the winners of the Q and A game giveaway!
The battle between Maeng and Forsberg was thrilling! Although there was a small fire under the hood due to over flow on the catch can, Maeng managed to cross the finish line. The crew at Bink Industries will make sure the Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film S13 will look new and upgrade the overflow tank for round 5 FD Pro Championship!
Duttweiler engine powered with Crower Products, Brodix heads, Holley Products, Aeromotive, JE Pistons and Vortech Supercharger ran strong! The Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film looked good producing Maxxis Tire smoke!
Thumbs up to all of Team Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film fans and partners!
Team Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film lined up on the new track at Homestead Speedway. Jeff Lansdell and Nate Haugh at Bink Industries setup the S13 to handle the new configuration . Ready for a full day of Thursday practice!
Pedal to the metal! After a couple of laps here at Round 3 of Formula Drift Pro Championship, Joon was looking comfortable behind the wheel of the Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film S13.
Here’s Joon running tandem with fellow driver’s for Friday’s session. During the Driver’s meeting the judges stated they wanted to see the front bumper right over those rumble strips.
“I had a blast and it was a true blessing to have met all the amazing fans in Miami!” Says, Joon Maeng The line was full of excited fans during the autograph session.
Lined up and ready for qualifying!
Team ran into a couple of bugs on the Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film S13 during the weekend. The crew did a phenomenal job to get the car ready for two qualification runs.
Although the points received from the two runs weren’t enough to qualify, the team is hopeful and looking forward to doing better for Formula Drift Round 4 in New Jersey!
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