Nov 18 2014

Off Season Fun

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Team Lucas Oil Mav TV Protect The Harvest Rayno Film having a good time at I-10 Lucas Oil Blythe Speedway.

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“Luis Jr. Maravilla was our very first fan and we were excited to have him with us to show him around the Lucas Oil Mav TV Protect The Harvest S13.5 and trailer. It was great to spend some quality time with Luis and to get to know him.” says, Joon Maeng.

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The kids found their new  jungle gym.

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The Lucas Oil Blythe Speedway crew was super organized and very kind to offer us to race in the main. The Chevy Impala was drifting throughout the course and rubbing  doors with 9 other racers. Team was so grateful and honored to have this wonderful opportunity.

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Kids are such an  inspiration to Team Lucas Oil Mav TV Protect The Harvest Rayno. They were having a blast climbing in and out of the drift car.

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There were so many different classes to race in. It’s good to see even a 9 year old getting behind the wheel to race. The admission to race was only $25. It was great to see so much talent and especially passion for racing here at Blythe.  Janet and Juliette Kim supporting the local driver by signing the roof.

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” It was a true honor and blessing to have met you all! Hope to see you all very soon again at I-10 Lucas Oil Blythe Speedway and at Formula Drift Pro Championship.” Says Joon Maeng

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Please feel free to join us for the next event. Thank you so much for your amazing support!

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AVR Focus Midget Champion Brother Zac Bogner and Joon Maeng at the 2 day All Star Bash Just Drift event to donate toys for tots and drifting fun.

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Exiting off HTM Willow Spring International, Gino and his father Aaron Eusebi (Instagram ishotthat) waving us down too stop and make sure to get an autograph on his Formula Drift Pro Championship guide book. He is so adorable.

 

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Ivan getting comfortable behind the wheel with his new Lucas Oil Hot Wheel.

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Larry Chen from Drift Fotos and Official Photographer of Formula Drift Pro Championship chased the Lucas Oil Mav TV Protect The Harvest on track with his cool chase cam setup.

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“Plenty  of seat time and quality time with Brother Zac Bogner!” Says, Joon Maeng.

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The Turbo By Garrett powered SR20det setup running strong after the new tune from Eric Rhee at Westech Performance Group.

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All Star Bash Just Drift is held annually. There were 100 drivers and teams registered for this big event.

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Brother Zac Bogner working hard!

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Thank you all for joining us for praise, worship and fellowship By Grace I Drift meeting.

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Team Lucas Oil Mav TV Protect The Harvest Rayno Film have big plans for the 2015 Formula Drift Pro World Championship. It’ll be the first time to compete in Canada, Japan and China next year.

“We would like to thank Formula Drift for making this possible! I’m super excited to showcase our newly managed 2015 drift program. Looking forward to coming out strong with all of our partners in the 2015 Formula Drift Pro World Championship!”

 


Oct 15 2014

2014 Formula Drift Pro Championship Finale

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Crew Chief Jeff Lansdell and Kevin Lee at Nexus Visuals LLC making sure we have enough race fuel for the Formula Drift Pro Championship Finale round.

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Jeff Lansdell and the crew made necessary changes and upgrades for this round.

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“I felt one with the car and very comfortable driving at Irwindale Speedway! The grip level on the straightaway and in drift was too much so we had to dial out some grip. We never had this senario before. I’m so happy that we figured out the best suspension setup for the Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film S13 Chassis!” says, Joon Maeng.

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Preparing the pit area to give out products and goodies to our  fans.

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Team Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film preparing to maintain and look through the S13 after practice session. Running the 20w50 Racing Only Lucas Oil in the engine, 75w90 Lucas Oil gear oil for the transmission and 85w 140 Lucas Oil gear oil for our rear end kept the car nice and cool! The oil looked brand new draining it out after the event. “It Works!”

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Fans enjoyed checking out the Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film S13 inside and out. The Lucas Oil shelf, which were full of products, became empty towards the end of the day as the fans took them home to use in and or on their vehicles.

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In the hot pits ready for battle! “I’m so Blessed to have such dedicated and amazing crew members! Thank you Janet Kim, Julliette Kim, Kevin Lee, Al Rhee, Jeff Lansdell!” says, Joon Maeng.

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Team Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film ended up qualifying for the main show with a 73 point run.

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Young ones brought happy faces into our pits.

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Warming up for battle.

Click here to view a video clip of Joon Maeng and Ken Gushi during practice. (Fans point of view) 

Photo by: Adam Lavelle

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On the main competition day Team Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film was up against Ken Gushi, who drove the GReddy Scion FRS once again. 

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All weekend long the S13 ran strong.  Unfortunately on our first run with Ken Gushi the rear main seal popped out which resulted in a win for the Greddy Scion team.

 

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We’ll make sure to put on a new rear main seal with added heavy duty silicon so it’ll never pop out. “I’m so proud of the team to give it all they had and pushed hard all weekend to make sure we perform our best. With this great team Spirit I’m super excited for the 2015 Formula Drift Pro Championship.

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Dreams to be a race car driver… So we made sure to buckle Colin in the Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film S13! He loved sitting behind the wheel and had the biggest smile. These moments definitely make our day.

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Always a pleasure to see the young ones grow so fast! Thank you guys for rooting us on since the very beginning! The new Lucas Oil hats looking sharp on our dedicated fans!

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Click here to see Joon Maeng’s in car cam video.

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Jarod Deanda, Kevin Wells and the entire Formula Drift Family working hard and enjoying every moment! The axe was a giveaway for the most reved driver. Keep up the good work guys!

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Making sure to share the joy of the amazing Lucas Oil Products to our fans. Enjoy the Lucas Oil Synthetic Stabilizer and tire shine! Thank you all for your patience and waiting in the long line.

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Fans from all over the world. This couple came by our pits all the way from England!

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Thumbs up for a great year! A blessing to have this great opportunity to meet our kind fans.

 

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I’m truly Blessed and thankful to be driving for such an amazing crew, fans and partners! Team effort for the win!

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Overall we finished 25th out of 68 drivers in the Formula Drift Pro Championship achieving our 2015 FD Pro Championship License. ( Top 32 drivers)  

We would like to thank our partners Lucas Oil, Mav TV, Rayno Film, Protect the Harvest, Maxxis Tires, Sam’s Auto Land, Varrstoen Wheels, Crower Performance, TMS, Brodix, Westech Performance, Feal Suspension, American RV, Holley Performance,  Vortech Superchargers, Advanced Clutch,  Aeromotive, Enjuku Racing, Duttweiler Racing, Sparco, JE Pistons, APR, Hawk Performance, Seibon, Turbo by Garrett, Spyder Auto from the bottom of our hearts! We are looking forward to a solid 2015 Formula Drift Pro Championship season!


Sep 20 2014

Breaking News

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We regretfully inform you that Bink Industries and Joon Maeng Racing, LLC have separated effective immediately due to personal reasons. We especially thank Shine Lopez and Frank Lalangan for all their hard work during the season and wish Bink Industries best of success in future endeavors.


Sep 20 2014

Formula Drift Texas Motor Speedway

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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!

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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.

 

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“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.

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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.

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The Lucas Oil Mav TV Rayno Film S13 qualified for the main show for Saturday!

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First battle up was against a former 2011 Formula Drift  Pro Champion Dai Yoshihara driving the Subaru Falken Tire BRZ.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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Top 16 driver’s driving down the straight away to be introduced to Formula Drift’s amazing fans at the grand stands.

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Jarod Deanda introducing the Top 16 drivers.

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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.

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Forrest Wang in the STR Racing S14 was the next match up for the Great 8 battle.

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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!

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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.

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“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.


Jul 26 2014

Formula Drift Round 5 Evergreen Speedway

 

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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.

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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.

 

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“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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

 

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Driving down to Top 16 Driver’s Introduction as Joon salutes to fans in the grand stand.

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Driver’s Introduction.

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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.

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Entering into the great 8 battle against Darren McNamara

 

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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.

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The team gave it all they had with what they had.

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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.