Getting practice down under wet conditions @ Wall Speedway Thursday, June 4th .
Thank you very much Amy Song for writing down my driving notes, being patient with me when I dictate each run faster than you’re able to notate, being a great spotter, encouraging me at all times since the very first day I started drifting, and being the best and lovely sweet heart you are! I Love you Amy Song!
Double checking every single bolt and nut underneath the car before qualifying on Saturday. Always remember to use jack stands on each side of the vehicle. Safety first!
Making sure the axles , differential, and driveshaft is still in good shape. Brought two extra pairs of axles and a extra differential for back up.
On Thursday June 4th, I found out 18 gallons of my race fuel went bad. It changed colors three times in a sealed fuel jug. Red, brown, then green. So I ended up searching online and calling different places for about 3 hours and found some for $55 for 5 gallons. Purchased 20 gallons of the red MS103 for the weekend.
It’s a good habit to constantly have the tank filled up. Well, in my opinion that is.
I have a habit of always triple checking the S13.5 before a great battle. Check all fluids and bolts, nuts, connections, etc. I feel more connected with the S13.5 knowing that it is at its tip top shape.
I bought a bunch of clear containers from Wal Mart for $3.50 and put all my spare parts in them. It saves a lot of time during the Championship when all the spare parts and GENIUS Tools are organized. Thanks to GENIUS Tools I was able to help out Drift Alliance Ace Brother John Wagner to drive his MAXXIS Tire S13. Used the amazing GENIUS 8mm socket on a 1/4″ rachet and extension to replace his hot pipe hose that was torn. Getting the hose/GENIUS set up took only 45 seconds. If it occurred during competition 5 minutes would be more than enough.
Wawa is a great place to get gas, snacks and a wide variety of food. My breakfast was purchased @ Wawa. It is very important to eat a hearty breakfast. During the F.D. Championships that would be my only meal of the day. I would rather talk with the supporters (fan) instead of eating. I don’t even feel hungry until the day ends. But I do advise drinking a lot of vegetable juice to keep your energy up and strong in order to focus on driving well.
My two hands can only do so much. So I eat my breakfast while heading towards the track ( 5:30 A.M.) while driving very safely. I wouldn’t do it if it were a danger to others on the road. I truly enjoy going early to set up my pit area in order to be presentable with all my supporters’ brochures, stickers, business cards, and to make sure the S13.5 is ready for possible harsh driving conditions.
Check out http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/issues/issue10/issue10.html Issue 10! It mentions Road Atlanta under Table of contents (Editorial) and my interview with WRECKED Magazine under The Privateer .
Thank you very much for your support! Have a great week!
Mind Over Matter,
Joon Woo Maeng