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UPDATE 10/19/2020 Super Drift Championship Finals

There have been some questions going into this weekend about the specifics of the Super Drift Championship Finals this upcoming weekend at Super-G R/C Drift Arena. I will try to address them here.

I Decided I Want To Compete In The Finals, Can I Enter?
YES.

We are hosting a Special Qualifying Round. This is ONLY for people who have not met the requirements to automatically be qualified for the SDC2020 Finals.
First Round of Special Qualifying starts at 8:00pm Friday Night
Second Round of Special Qualifying starts at 5:00pm Saturday.

Spec Tires are required for this round of qualifying.

Who Needs To Qualify and When?
Did You:
1. Finish as Regional Champion
2. Finish your regionals as 2nd or 3rd
3. Compete in 50% or more of your regionals
If so, your qualifying round is on Saturday for bracket position.

IF NOT:
You will be able to enter the competition on Friday. There will be a Special Qualifying Round on Friday at 8:00pm.
You will be given 2 chances to qualify for the competition on Friday, and one more chance on Saturday before the competition starts. This gives you a total of 3 chances to achieve a qualifying score. Qualifying score TBA.

How Do My Points Work In The Finals?
They don’t.
The Point Series was for the sole purpose of deciding Regional Placement and qualification to participate in the Super Drift Championship U.S.A. Finals.
Everyone comes in at the same level.

Chassis Requirements (These Specifications supersede any existing guides regarding the Super Drift Championship U.S. Finals)
Please become familiar with these rules and make sure you meet the requirements. No exceptions will be allowed.

• EVERY CAR MUST RUN THE DESIGNATED SPEC TIRE ALL AROUND. (Handout tires will be supplied on competition day)
• Modifying, grinding down, scuffing tires on non-track surface is prohibited.
If tires show signs of unusual wear or scuffing, the competitor MUST PURCHASE a replacement set of the Designated Spec Tire.
Once the competition has started, modified tires will be an instant disqualification. 
ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
• Body must be 1:10 scale, non-open wheel
• All chassis must be RWD
• Lighting is optional. Judges may request they be turned off if they are distracting
• Metal bumpers and crash bars are not allowed outside of the body
• Maximum weight fully loaded with body is 1100g measured at the rear wheels
• Wheel Base – Min. 240mm / Max. 275mm
• Overall Width including body – Max. 230mm
• Overall Length including body – Max. 490mm
• Maximum Height of any part of the car / spoiler – 150mm
• Front bumper / core support – Maximum height measured from surface to bottom of panel 20mm
• Rear bumper / core support – Maximum height measured surface to bottom of panel 25mm
• Maximum “poke” of tires measured from the edge of the driving surface of the tire to the top outer edge of the wheel arch 5mm. 
(Temporary fender flares will not be allowed)
• Protrusions beyond the rear-most panel of the body cannot exceed 25mm (Including spoiler)
• All bodies must be painted. Windows must be clear or translucent
• Dark colored wheels ARE allowed. There must be at least 1 highly visible radial line painted in a contrasting color. Judges approval required
• Absolutely no sound generators allowed. This includes zip ties, long screws, or anything intended to generate noise. This is your responsibility, not Tech.

Additional Rules Here:

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Super Drift Championship 2020


Super Drift Championship 2020 USA FINALS at Super-G R/C Drift Arena

October 24, 2020 Super-G will be hosting the Finals for the Super Drift Championship 2020, The Road of the U.S. Drift King.
We will be crowning the the U.S. Champion of the 2020 series, the U.S. Drift King!

We are expecting competitors from all over the U.S. representing their respective regions, as well as some without a participating region. For these people and anyone who did not qualify to compete in the Finals, we will be hosting a Special Qualifying Round. This will be spread over 2 days (Friday evening at 8:00pm and Saturday at 5:00pm) See Details Below.

Your Regional Champions are as follows:
SoCal – Mikko Yang
NorCal – Dennis Caroza
Las Vegas – Raymond Saiko
Arizona – Tony Coy
Ozarks – David O’Neil
Missouri – Pending
Hawaii – John Marcelo / Ryan Takeshima (Tied)

The Schedule

Thursday October 22 (Open to the public)
2:00pm – Open Track
1:00am – Close

Friday October 23
2:00pm – Open Track
8:00pm – Special Qualifying Round (For Non-Qualified Competitors)
1:00am – Close

Saturday October 24
11:00am – Open / Competition Tires Provided / Practice
We will create practice groups, but will only enforce them if the track becomes too congested. At that point, we will start from the first group proceed from there.

5:00pm – Final Special Qualifying Round
Qualifying starts immediately following Special Round

8:00pm – Drivers Meeting / Tsuiso Battlesa

2:00am – Close

Sunday October 25
???

$60 – Competition Entry Fee
Covers Friday and Saturday
Includes 1 set of hand-out tires (Day of competition)

Spec Tire – DS Racing FFFF Zero Mark II

EZ Ups, personal tables, chairs, etc welcomed.
We will have a gated area in the back for personal pit spaces, as well as our normal indoor pit spaces.

We have secured a special rate for our out of town visitors at the local Courtyard Marriot. Over the years many have stayed there and have given us great feedback. Click the link for more information.

Courtyard Marriot Baldwin Park – Project-G Special Pricing

Special Qualifying Round
This is a qualifying round for those who have not previously qualified to compete in the Super Drift Championship Finals. Due to the disruption COVID has caused, we want to accommodate those who may have otherwise qualified, or those who wish to participate and did not have a regional near by.

Format (Special Qualifying Round)
This will be a 2 day Qualifier. Friday at 8:00pm each competitor in the Special Qualifying round will be given 2 chances to achieve a qualifying score to move into the Finals. Score to be determined at a later date. Each competitor will be given 1 final chance to achieve a qualifying score on Saturday, just prior to the qualifying rounds for the Finals.

Competitors in the Special Qualifying Round must enter the Finals prior to the Special Qualifying around AND purchase the Super-G Spec Tire to be used in Friday’s round. Saturday, each competitor will receive their handout tires to be used for the Final Special Qualifying Round, and the Competition.

Summary (Special Qualifying Round)
If you did not pre-qualify, you will have 3 total chances spread over 2 days to achieve a qualifying score to compete in the Finals. You will need to purchase the Super-G Spec Tire for qualifying prior to the actual competition day

Chassis Requirements (These Specifications supersede any existing guides regarding the Super Drift Championship U.S. Finals)
Please become familiar with these rules and make sure you meet the requirements. No exceptions will be allowed.

EVERY CAR MUST RUN THE DESIGNATED SPEC TIRE ALL AROUND. (Handout tires will be supplied on competition day)
Modifying, grinding down, scuffing tires on non-track surface is prohibited. If tires show signs of unusual wear or scuffing, the competitor MUST PURCHASE a replacement set of the Designated Spec Tire. Once the competition has started, modified tires will be an instant disqualification. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
• Body must be 1:10 scale, non-open wheel
• All chassis must be RWD
• Lighting is optional. Judges may request they be turned off if they are distracting
• Metal bumpers and crash bars are not allowed outside of the body
Maximum weight fully loaded with body is 1100g measured at the rear wheels
• Wheel Base – Min. 240mm / Max. 275mm
• Overall Width including body – Max. 230mm
• Overall Length including body – Max. 490mm
Maximum Height of any part of the car / spoiler – 150mm
Front bumper / core support – Maximum height measured from surface to bottom of panel 20mm
Rear bumper / core support – Maximum height measured surface to bottom of panel 25mm
Maximum “poke” of tires measured from the edge of the driving surface of the tire to the top outer edge of the wheel arch 5mm.
(Temporary fender flares will not be allowed)
• Protrusions beyond the rear-most panel of the body cannot exceed 25mm (Including spoiler)
• All bodies must be painted. Windows must be clear or translucent
• Dark colored wheels ARE allowed. There must be at least 1 highly visible radial line painted in a contrasting color. Judges approval required
• Absolutely no sound generators allowed. This includes zip ties, long screws, or anything intended to generate noise. This is your responsibility, not Tech.

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Super Drift Championship Final Results (SoCal Region)

Presenting The SoCal Regional Champion!
MIKKO YANG!!! 
Team ReveD / D-Style

SoCal’s Super Drift Championship Regional Champion – Mikko Yang (Team ReveD /  Team D-Style)

Mikko is one of our local drivers who religiously participates in our competitions and events. He’s been with us since Super-G opened doors 6 years ago! So it’s very fitting with all his hard work and dedication to the hobby to see him as our first SoCal Regional Champion. He battled the best SoCal has to offer, and he came out on top! Mikko has fought hard this entire season and has been consistent in landing podium finishes for every round this year! He has traveled overseas to Japan multiple times to compete at the world renown Yatabe Arena, and has toured many of the world famous drift circuits as a well. In recent years he landed a Team Yokomo Sponsorship and more recently a Team ReveD Sponsorship, this alongside of his Team D-Style he has been a part of for as long as I can remember. We are all proud of his accomplishments and this is just another notch in his belt! Congratulations Mikko!!!

Your Top 3 Going into the Finals – 1st Place Mikko Yang (Team ReveD / D-Style) 
2nd Place Manny Campalans (Team Futaba USA / RawFew), and 
3rd Place Shaine Collins (Team D-Style)

The Top 3 Drivers:
1st – Mikko Yang (Team ReveD / D-Style)
2nd – Manny Campalans (Team Futaba USA / RawFew)
3rd – Shaine Collins (Team D-Style)


These are the Top 3 Drivers SoCal has to offer! Being Top 3 is no easy task, and these 3 worked hard for it! The upcoming Finals promise to be exciting and something not to be missed!!! Keep an eye on these guys! They have shown they have what it takes to step up and not cave to the pressure. Congratulations Mikko, Manny, and Shaine!!!

October 10, 2020
This weekend was the conclusion of the Super Drift Championship Regionals for SoCal. With COVID upending just about everything in life, it’s been a challenge to keep things straight to say the least. Originally we had 9 rounds scheduled, but after round 2 we had the brakes slammed on us and everything went into lockdown. We had all but lost hope to continue the series, but then suddenly other parts of the nation started to open up and we started to see other regions pick up where they left off and start their regionals again. We didn’t want to disappoint, so we started moving as fast as we could to get our region going again as well.

Modified Requirements
Due to the changes beyond anyone’s control, we had to make changes to the requirements to qualify for the finals. Most notably, the requirements to qualify for the Finals here at Super-G on October 24, 2020. The new requirements:
1. Champion for your region
2. Podium Finish (1st, 2nd, or 3rd)
3. 50% participation in your region. (Changed from 75%)

THE SUPER DRIFT CHAMPIONSHIP USA FINALS
October 24, 2020
Super-G RC Drift Arena

October 24, 2020 Super-G will be hosting the Super Drift Championship USA Finals here in Baldwin Park, CA.
Due to COVID, we will be hosting a Special Qualifying Round for those who did not meet the minimum requirements to be entered into the Finals. Schedule to be announced at a later date.

Special Qualifying Round:
Friday:

You will have 2 attempts to achieve a qualifying score to be entered into the Final Competition.
Saturday: (Before Finals qualifying)
You will be given 1 more attempt to achieve a qualifying score to be entered into the Final Competition.

This means, if you wish to participate in the Finals here at Super-G, but did not have a region near by, or did not participate in the required 50% of the regionals, you can still participate by achieving a qualifying score at the event.

Final Point Standings for Super Drift Championship SoCal Region


Scores of 16 and above qualify for the Finals

Super Drift Championship Round 4 SoCal Region Oct. 10, 2020

October 10, 2020
What a weekend here at Super-G! I know I always say it just keeps getting better, but this weekend was nothing short of amazing! Most notably, the vibe was very upbeat and exciting!

The best of the best turned out for this round!

This weekend there was a lot at stake for a lot of people. Not only was this Round 4 of the Super Drift Championship Series for the SoCal Region, but the final round to accumulate points for the series. This meant not only was there the standard podium trophies up for grabs, but also the Regional Champion title! We had an all new layout for this round just to keep it interesting.

Coming into this weekend, Mikko Yang (Team ReveD / D-Sytle) was coming in as your points leader with a 3 point lead over the next closest competitor. Although a lead is a lead, everyone was well aware that anything could happen in the next few hours, and nothing was for sure. The next closest competitors were Nick Lepisto and Aydin Angulo, both tied for 2nd! The reality of the situation was there were approximately 15 competitors that had a shot at the title.

The Judges
A huge thank you to the judges for the event, Shaine Collins and Manny Campalans for judging along side of myself. It is extremely distracting to judge and compete, but these guys do it event after event. I could not be more proud of these guys, as they always put the good of the community before themselves. Thanks for making this all possible guys!

Qualifying
We started off the competition with our standard qualifying. It was clear this round everyone knew what they needed to do. With the new layout it seemed most were taking it easy, but making sure to stay off the walls and get in those clipping zones.

Everyone was really putting down some great runs, but then Shaine Collins (Team D-Style) was up and he threw down a truly amazing first run! Exactly what the judges want to see. Full commitment and fully filling the clipping zones at the correct angle, and with speed to match. Shaine was able to pull off this pace for the entire run, easily locking down the Top Qualifier (TQ) of the event! TQ is awarded 2 extra points which are very important at this point in the game. Congratulations Shaine!

Shaine Collins – Top Qualifier of the event!

Tsuiso Battles (Rookie)
First up we had the Rookie Class! This is a seriously exciting class to watch. Especially if you have been to the last 2 rounds. The Rookie Class has a good amount of competitors and watching them grow into expert is awesome! The 805 Drift and the VCRC Street Rides guys are hitting the scene hard! These guys have RC skills no doubt and are doing GREAT!

It came down to the Top 4, Gerald Maugeri vs Eddie Reyes for 3rd and 4th, and Michael Gray and Joseph Maugeri for 1st and 2nd! The winner of the Rookie Class moves up to Expert and gets to attempt to battle their way up to the top.

First up was Gerald vs Eddie. It was an exciting battle! So exciting the first round end in a OMT (One More Time). The next run, Eddie really put it down on both his lead and chase. Gerald did great as well, but it wasn’t enough to hold Eddie off. Eddie locked down 3rd spot on the podium. Then it was time for the finals for the Rookie Class. Michael vs Joseph. Joseph really turned up the wick on this run and really applied the pressure. Then it was Joseph’s lead and Michaels turn to chase. Obviously Joseph was feeling it as his driving was literally transforming before our eyes. Michael had a little mishap coming into the last clip allowing Joseph to claim his spot at the top of the podium, and Michael securing a strong 2nd place.

Congratulations to our Rookie Class Winners:
1st – Joseph Maugeri, 2nd – Michael Gray, 3rd – Eddie Reyes

Expert Class
It all boiled down to the Expert Class for the SoCal Regionals, and everyone who showed up meant business. SoCal’s best had shown up and were looking to take home the title of the Super Drift Championship Regional Champion! The competition was intense and Mikko Yang was aware of what needed to be done. The question was, could he hold on to the points lead and take home the title.

The competition was fierce with everyone fighting for that podium finish! Manny Campalans (Team Futaba USA / RawFew), Shaine Collins (Team D-Style), Jason Ragasa (Tech1Drift), and Mikko Yang (Team ReveD / D-Style) all fought their way though the other competitors to find themselves in the Top 4! With the points being as close as they were, and nobody being confident in their math skills 😜 we went into the finals not knowing what was really at stake. What we did know is the Top 4 were on fire, and Shaine was coming in off his TQ run!

It all came down to Mikko vs Jason for 3rd and 4th, and Manny vs Shaine for 1st and 2nd! It was intense as we all knew Mikko needed to pull off the win to still have a chance at taking home the title.

First was Mikko vs Jason for 3rd and 4th! Mikko unleashed a wicked lead and put some real distance between them out of the gate! Jason quickly made up that gap and gave a great chase from that point forward. Then it was Jason’s lead. Right out of the gate Mikko was hot on Jason’s bumper! He was able to maintain tight proximity throughout the entire run. With a better lead and chase, Mikko landed himself a solid 3rd Place run!

Manny Campalans (Team Futaba USA / RawFew) / Shaine Collins (D-Style)

Then it was the Finals, Manny vs Shaine! First to lead was Shaine with an amazing lead run! Something we had come to expect from him all day. Manny was on the chase and keeping good proximity until the crossover where he lost a little ground and had to take a shallower line. Now all that was left was Manny’s lead and Shaine’s chase. They both had their work cut out for them, as they are both aware anything can happen at this point, and it usually does. Manny is out of the of gate with Shaine mere inches off his bumper through the first clip. As they enter the second clipping zone, Shaine makes a slight miscalculation on speed and causes contact with Manny. That was enough to secure the win and the Top Podium Spot for Manny! Shaine took home a very hard fought 2nd Place, and Mikko took home 3rd!

The Top Dawgs! – 1st Manny Campalans, 2nd Shaine Collins, and 3rd Mikko Yang!!!

Congratulations to Manny Campalans for really throwing down and showing what he is capable of as he takes home 1st Place! Also to Shaine Collins for the amazing TQ run and wicked 2nd Place run! Finally to Mikko Yang for always bringing the mad skills and landing on the podium every single round this season!

Brackets for Round 4 SoCal Region EXPERT CLASS
Official Results EXPERT CLASS
Brackets for Round 4 SoCal Region Rookie Class
Official Results Rookie Class
Final Point Standings for Super Drift Championships SoCal Region

Super Drift Championship Round 3 (SoCal Region)

September 26, 2020

This past weekend was the restart for the Super Drift Championships here at Super-G for Round 3. It has been a long road for us since the start of the pandemic and our move from our original location. We literally hung our last security camera 30 minutes before opening. Talk about cutting it close!

Super Drift Championship Round 3 SoCal!

With so much going on in the world right now, it wasn’t a surprise we were missing a few people who started the series with us earlier this year. At the same time, we gained quite a few more and a good amount of rookies as well. Eleven to be exact.

The judges for the event were Shaine Collins (Team D-Style), Manny Campalans (RawFew / Team Futaba USA), and your’s truly, Steve Fujita. It was good to be back at it, and surprisingly we were able to get right to it without skipping a beat. When we finally compared our scoring for Qualifying, we were all within a point or two which was typical when we were doing comps regularly. Great job Shaine and Manny! Judging is no easy task, so we all owe these guys a huge thanks!

Qualifying:
Everyone did really well, even the guys who were in the Rookie Class. For many it was the first time ever driving alone with people watching, but everyone stepped it up and did great! Depending on the skill level we as judges separated the Expert and Rookie Classes. This has been working well for us. The winner of the Rookie Class automatically advanced to the last spot in the Expert Class Brackets.

Qualifying Scores

For the Expert Class, there was a tie for Top Qualifier, Mikko Yang (Team ReveD/Team D-Style) and Colby Bradley (Team Zenshin) with a score of 94/100. Both these guys were on fire all day! They both got one more qualifying run each as a tie-breaker, no scoring, just who could put down the best qualifying run. Mikko Yang ran a near flawless run to take the Top Position and the Slide Ti Top Qualifier of the event!

The Slide Ti Top Qualifier for SDC Round 3 – Mikko Yang (Team ReveD / Team D-Style)
with his Slide Ti Titanium Turnbuckle Wrench

Tsuiso Battles (Rookie)
Next up was what everyone was waiting for. The Tsuiso Battles. First up was the Rookie Class. The idea being the Rookie class is to get the guys together to battle it out against others with similar skill sets. Not quite ready to battle the hardened experts. This class had proven to be exciting and fun to watch!

It came down to Austin Gregono vs David Sissum III for 3rd and 4th spot, and Andrew Jun and Michael Gray for 1st and 2nd. First up with Austin vs. David. Both were having good runs but on the last hairpin Austin spun, giving David the clear victory. Then it was time for the Rookie Finals, Andrew vs. Michael! Again these were some pretty good runs, but right at the end at the tricky hairpin, Michael spun, giving Andrew the well deserved win, and First Place! This also allowed Andrew to move into the last position in the expert class. Congratulations to Andrew!

Winner of the Rookie Class – 1st Place – Andrew Jun, 2nd Place – Michael Gray, and 3rd Place – David Sissum III
Super Drift Championship Brackets (Rookie Class)
Official Results

Expert Class
This is where the best SoCal has to offer come to show their skills. This round was no exception! The constant evolution of driving never ceases to amaze. When all was said and done, it came down to the Top 4. Mikko Yang (Team ReveD / Team D-Style) vs. Karlo Malabana (Team WallRide) for 3rd and 4th, and Nick Lepisto (RawFew / Team Futaba USA) vs. Colby Bradley (Team Zenshin). The Top 4 was no surprised to anyone, but looking at the driving in the Top 16, anyone in that group would have been right at home in the Top 4!

First up was Mikko vs. Karlo. Both drivers pulled off some amazing runs, but in the end, Mikko managed to hold a cleaner line throughout the course, securing 3rd place and his spot on the podium!

Nick and Colby Lined Up For the Final Battle

Finally it was down to the last two men standing, Nick Lepisto vs. Colby Bradley for the top podium spot! First was Nick on the lead and Colby on the chase. Nick lays down a near perfect lead run and Colby was right on him the entire time! It was top level driving at it’s finest. Then It was Colby’s turn to lead and Nick’s time to chase. Colby puts down a great lead, and Nick answers back with even tighter proximity on his chase than Colby was able to put together on his chase. This was enough to put Nick over the top and onto the top spot on the podium! Both drivers did amazing!!!

Congratulations to 1st Place – Nick Lepisto, 2nd Place – Colby Bradley, and 3rd Place – Mikko Yang!

Slide Ti
Zerek (Slide Ti) generously gave a sick Slide Ti Titanium Turnbuckle Wrench to the TQ of the day, Mikko Yang, and a serious Slide Ti Tool Kit for the Top Podium Winner, Nick Lepisto! The took kit has everything you need for your trackside adjustments and repairs, all with that distinctive Slide Ti look!

Slide Ti Tool Kit to the Winner of the day – Nick Lepisto!

Congratulations to Nick Lepisto (RawFew / Futaba USA), Colby Bradley (Zenshin) and Mikko Yang (ReveD / D-Style) for holding it down in SoCal! All 3 had some fierce battles to overcome to rise to the top!

Top Dogs of  Super Drift Championship Round 3
Super Drift Championship Round 3 Brackets (Expert Class)
Official Results – Expert Class

Special Thanks to Brandon (Ted) Britt (Ritmo), Shane Mikula, Juan Gonzales, and Austin Blines (Team Nostalgic), Don Coles, Eddie Reyes, and Michael Gray (805 Drift), and Gerald Maugen, Joseph Maugen, and David Sissum III (VCRC Street Rides) for making the trip out here to join us! We know it’s a ways for all of you!

Super Drift Championship Point Standings – SoCal Region

Super Drift Championship Update

Super Drift Championship in SoCal Resumes:
With all the uncertainty that everyone has been going through this year, we have been waiting for things to stabilize before making any moves. We have had to make a few changes to our plans, but we are doing our best to make this happen.

Major Requirement Changes:
Due to the limited rounds possible for the different regions, we are changing the “Qualifying by Participation” of 75% of the regionals to 50% to be automatically qualified for the Finals in October. It appears most regions will be hosting 4 rounds. If you have participated in 2 of the 4, you will qualify to enter the Finals Competition.

Walk-On Qualifying:
For those who did not meet the following requirements to be automatically qualified to participate in the finals by the following:
a) Placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd for your region
b) Participating in 50% or more of your region’s series
You will be allowed to enter the Finals, but will be subjected to an additional qualifying round to determine if you will advance to the next stage.

The NEW date for the Super Drift Championship Finals:
October 23 and 24, 2020. 
We unfortunately had to push the date back due to the closures we have experienced over the past year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

With all that we have been going through this year, I hope we can all come together for a huge Drift Bash to wrap up this season.

SoCal Regionals:
Round 3 – September 26, 2020
Round 4 – October 10, 2020 (Regional Final)

Super Drift Championship Round 2 (SoCal Region)

March 7, 2020
This past weekend was the Super Drift Championship Round 2 for the SoCal Region here at Super-G R/C Drift Arena. We had a great turnout with 37 competitors, many new faces, and a lot of serious skills.

Super Drift Championship Round 2 SoCal Region

The judges for the event were Shaine Collins (Team D-Style), Manny Campalans (RawFew), and myself, Steve Fujita. Joe Tam was emcee for the night, as well as running our audio/visual and live stream. He really is a one-man entertainment center.

In Round 1 we ended up running really late and qualifying took forever. So for Round 2, we offered to do early qualifying in hopes of speeding up the actual competition. When we announced it, there were no responses, so we just went on as planned. I later found out there were a couple people interested, but hardly enough to warrant breaking up practice for.

The reverse layout proved to be challenging for many, but we always try to switch it up for every comp. This round we went with more inside clips than outer. This seemed to push everyone to dig deep for those skills they normally don’t use heavily.

Qualifying:
This round us judges decided we would not discuss the qualifying runs after each run, but rather write down our scores and add them at the end. This helped to move the qualifying right along and was a better overall way to run it. I was pleased to find when checking the scores, all three judges were within a couple points of each other. Further reinforcing the fact our point system is working and is consistent.

Congratuations to Manny Campalans for taking TQ for the event!!!

Futaba Top Qualifier!
Futaba has generously donated to sponsor the Super Drift Championship here at Super-G and this round the winner of the Futaba Top Qualifier went to Manny Campalans from (Team Futaba USA / RawFew). He had his choice of the new CT700 Servo or the GYD450. He chose the GYD450 Gyro! Congratulations Manny on a awesome qualifying run!

Tsuiso Battles:
I know I say it every time, but when the driving is at this level, it really deserves to be mentioned again. The driving skills demonstrated here in Round 2 were really top notch. Most of the battles were won or lost based on some of the smallest margins we have seen. What this means for the future is, competitors really need to step up their game and pay attention to the finer details now.

Victor Romo vs. Aydin Angulo – 1st and 2nd Place Battles!

In the finals, it was Mikko Yang vs. Albert Martinez for 3rd and 4th position, and Aydin Angulo vs. Victor Romo for 1st and 2nd.
First up was Mikko vs. Albert. Mikko had a great lead run and Albert had a great chase. They switched positions and this time Albert was leading, Mikko chasing. On the first clip Albert had gone wide and hooked his wing on the fence and an extension cord that was behind that. This gave Mikko an easy win, and the 3rd spot on the podium. Then it was time for the big dogs, Aydin vs. Victor for 1st and 2nd. On the first run, both Aydin and Victor made contact and forced a OMT (One More Time). On the second run, it came down to the first clip and who did it better. This time around it was Aydin who put it down for the win and the top spot on the podium! Victor took home a very respectable 2nd place!

Congratulations to the winners! 1st – Aydin Angulo, 2nd – Victor Romo, and 3rd – Mikko Yang!

Congratulations to First Place – Aydin Angulo (Team Zenshin), Second Place – Victor Romo (Sell Out Boys), and Third Place – Mikko Yang (Team Reve D-Style)

SoCal Region Official Point Standings