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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:

http://supergdrift.com/store/super-g-rules-and-judging-guide-v-4-2

Sponsors:

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-G Goes to Slidelines One Year!

February 26, 2020.
A quick turnaround trip to Vegas is always a good time, and this weekend was no exception. Good people, good food, good slides, good vibes, and an exciting comp all came together to make for an awesome event!

This past weekend Slidelines R/C in Las Vegas, NV kicked off their Super Drift Championship Regional Series. In addition, they paired it up with their One Year Anniversary Event. Of course Super-G wanted to be there to celebrate with our brothers in the next state over. We weren’t sure how we could make it all happen since there is a lot going on here at home, but it looked like a turnaround trip could do it.

Joe and I booked a flight for Saturday morning and we were off to Vegas for some slides! We met up at Slidelines with our SoCal Fam: RawFew: Nick Lepisto and Jason Fordyce, Team Zenshin: Mike Underwood and Daniel Yribe, Team DStyle: Mikko Yang and Shaine Collins, Swift Suns: Max Wilkinson, Tech1Drift: Alfredo Chan III, And Ted. Quite honestly, it felt as if were were back at Super-G. SoCal had a strong showing for this one!

PC: Mikko Yang

When we arrived there were a few pits set up out front under some EZ Ups, so we all decided to pit there. Within minutes, it starts pouring rain! I could only feel the pain Bret, Dillon, and Eddel were feeling as I’ve been through that exact same ordeal. Big event and rain! Luckily it passed quickly and nobody really skipped a beat.

The comp was some serious fun! I had a horrible qualifier and actually crashed on both my runs. I figured I was done for the day, but I later found out they were using qualifying for the purposes of bracketing, not so much for qualifying or not. I battled my way up from Last (Probably) and ended up in a battle for 3rd against my fellow Super-G Judge, Shaine Collins. I knew Shaine was going to put it down, but I also knew we would be able to have clean battles. We both frown upon tactical driving, so it was all about just putting down the very best we could. The first round ended in a OMT! That just made it that much better. I ended up coming out on top for the next round, but I’m sure it could have gone either way really easily.

I got to battle Mike Bolanos, Nick Lepisto (Team Futaba Teammate), Mark Tecson, Alfredo Chan III, and finally Shaine Collins. It was a great time!!!

Congratulations to the winners, Alfredo Chan III on taking the win! Mike Dedmon taking Second Place. It was an honor to share the podium with you guys!

The event was a huge success and everyone had a great time. A huge thanks to Bret, Dillion, Edel, and Mike for putting on such an awesome event! It was just too much fun! We can’t wait for the next one!!!

SuperTwin VI – Special Round

What an incredible weekend here at Super-G! Our brother Takayuki Sone (Sonecchi) from Japan had been visiting us for the past month. Whenever he’s in town, he’s a Super-G regular. For those who are not familiar with Sonecchi, he is a Wrap-Up Next technical advisor as well as a driver from the world famous IROHA WORKS. This time around we decided to have a Twin Tandem Competition, and who better to judge and teach us what is looked for overseas than Sonecchi himself.

This was a great opportunity for all of us here at Super-G since we are all very comfortable with him to begin with. So to get some real advice was a great experience. He took the time to choose and layout the line, as well as the clipping zones. He laid out the rules which had some significant difference than what we are used to here. I was pleased to see everyone adapted quickly.

Backdoor Corollas – Karlo and Albert

Being the holiday season, a lot of outside activities were going on, so we expected the turnout to be on the smaller side. Surprisingly, we had a pretty good sized group. Large enough to make it interesting, but small enough to keep things on a more personal level. I learned more this weekend than I have in years.

We had 9 teams of 2, so 18 competitors. That’s not bad at all. We decided Double Eliminations wouldn’t be too crazy, so we went that route. It gave everyone some good drive time, as well as keeping things really interesting.

Due to the fact we had a smaller turnout. We ended up doubling up on the judges so we could keep the judging consistent while allowing the judges to participate. Myself (Steve Fujita), Nick Lepisto, and Sonecchi were the judges for the night. Using the point system Sonecchi introduced, the judging was straight forward and easy to understand. The amazing part is all 3 of us would score the runs within a point or two almost every run. That was a indication of a good system, but also that all 3 of us were looking for the same thing.

Comfortable sized event!

The teams for the night:
Recking Kru – Mark / Steve
Mountian Dew – Sam / Diago
I.D.C. – Brandon / Ernesto
RawFlow – Jason / Manny
1:10 WallRide – John / Hao
Backdoor Corollas – Karlo / Albert
Shutter Down – Mike / Josh
RawTwo – Nick / Joe
Sellout Boys – Victor / Ruben

The mood was light and the competitors kept it fun. The driving was pretty amazing, with everyone stepping up to the stricter rules and tighter lines. Every team need to be defeated twice to be eliminated, and it came down to the Sellout Boys vs. Recking Kru. The Sellout Boys we’re competing in their first real comp, the Recking Kru are a couple of pretty seasoned competitors. Victor and Ruben put it down and the Sellout Boys (Team Zenshin) defeated the Recking Kru! To make it interesting, the winning team got to battle the judging team which ended up being Sonecchi and Nick. Victor and Ruben kept with the theme of the night and defeated the judging team as well. They retired for the night UNDEFEATED! Not an easy task considering the company they were in.

Sellout Boys / Team Zenshin with Takayuki!

Congratulations to Victor and Ruben from Sellout Boys / Team Zenshin for a well deserved victory!

All of us here at Super-G would like to give a huge thanks to our brother, Takayuki Sone for setting up and running a very fun and successful event! We all learned a lot and are better drivers because of it! We can’t wait for the next time!

RawFew BBQ and Game Day

November 16, 2019
Leading up to this weekend has been hectic for Joe and myself, as we are doing some serious remodeling here at Super-G. We are in the process of adding a lot more retail space for our store, and at the same time increasing our permanent pit space. The Team RawFew had approached us with a plan to host a BBQ and have a few tests of skill. The idea was to have a fun session with some fun games. Nothing serious going on.

The menu for the day was burgers, dogs, and hot links! Manny took on the grilling tasks. I don’t think I saw him leave the grill the entire time. He really killed it as the grill master.

Gettin it on! Busted out the Recking Kru Team Bodies.
Mark Santa Cruz and myself getting some Team Tandem slides on.

The session was really good and the vibe was very relaxed. Just some good food and friends sliding together. There seemed to be a lot of team tandem practicing going on, which was really good to see. I think 2020 should be the year we start to see some serious team tandem comps going on.

After everyone was done eating, Nick jumped on the mic and got the games going. Nobody was quite sure what they had in store, but you know how it is, everyone was down to give it a shot. The first round was a drift gate type of contest. They had set up a movable cone and gave everyone about 1.25 car length space to drift through. As long as you were drifting it and didn’t knock down the cone you were good. How fun was it? I wanted to go a few more rounds! Everyone lined up and took a shot at it. If you made it you got back in line to try the smaller gap. We finally got down to 3 people going through an opening less than a car length. While holding a high speed shallow drift, Alan Benites showed us all what it’s about and took the win!

Drift Park – Aydin won with less room than this!

Next up was the Drift Park. The objective was to drift into the parking spot between 2 cars while not going past them. After every round the cars were moved closer and closer. It finally came down to 2 people, Sam and Aydin Angulo! It was a father and son battle. Aydin squeezed in perfectly with less than half an inch at the front and back of the car!!! Sam almost had it as well, but tapped at the last moment. Aydin Angulo took the win!

The Winners of the Games – Alan Benites (Drift Gate), Aydin Angulo (Drift Park)
Scale Reflex Light Kits to the winners!

After the games, it was mentioned to me by more than a few that they wanted more of this type of event. I have to agree. We knew going into it that it would be fun, but I don’t think anyone really expected the level of fun that it really was. Not a single complaint, nobody getting bent, just good fun with the family.

I’m sure The RawFew will be going another soon. Trust me, when they do, you definitely do not want to miss it!

Thanks to the RawFew Members – Nick Lepisto, Mark Santa Cruz, Jason Fordyce, and Manny Campalans for making this happen. It was a great success and more importantly, a ton of fun! Looking forward to the next one!

Super-G 5 Year Event Weekend!

October 18-19, 2019:
This past weekend was the Super-G 5 Year Anniversary Event. We hold this annual event every year on the same weekend as Formula Drift has their Final Bout at Irwindale Speedway. (Just in case you want to plan for next year) We are overwhelmed by the tremendous support the community has shown us here at Super-G! So much so, I found myself speechless yesterday. I needed to take a day to gather my thoughts before doing my recap.

50+ Competitors, 90+ Drivers made this weekend one for the books!

The format for the weekend:
Friday was a huge open session, then in the evening we held our SuperTwin Team Tandem Battle. Teams of 2 paired up and ran their best lap against competing teams.

Saturday was another open session, then in the evening we held a huge Tsuiso Battle. This was not only our annual competition, but also the finals for our year long series, The SuperShowdowns.

The Event:
This weekend was all about bringing the R/C Drift Community together to celebrate our 5th year. When we started doing R/C Drift in the parking lot in front of Project-G (Our Miata Business) it was just something we were doing on the weekends for fun. We had no idea it would become what it has over the past 5 years. It has been slowly growing, and the more the community grows, the more we are seeing the bigger manufacturers taking notice.

Team Bushido Represent

Huge Shout Out to the Event Sponsors:
Overdose, Futaba, Pandora R/C, Acuvance, Tamiya, Topline, Tetsujin, ScaleReflex, APlastics, D-Like, Vertex R/C, Yokomo,
and last but definitely not least, DS Racing for providing the Super-G Spec Tire – RWD FFFF Zero Mark II. We have found this tire to provide the perfect balance of forward and side bite, while keeping the speeds down.

Remember these names when you are choosing your gear.
These are the companies who are taking notice of the R/C Drift Community and are giving you new and exciting products. They have all generously donated to our event knowing ultimately their prizes would end up in your hands. The future is your’s to decide. If you want R/C Drift to continue to grow, you need to make sure to support the companies who support the growth of the scene. It really is as simple as that.

We had a Mega Raffle that spanned the course of 2 days and consisted in over $4000.00 in prizes!!! These were all generously donated by the event sponsors to show support for the R/C Drift Community.

Check Out The Winners and Prizes Here!

Super-G 5 Year Event Shirt – Official Sponsors Proudly Shown
DJ O’Rion Providing the Jams for the day!

The West Coast Family:
This year seems to be a milestone for Super-G, and the West Coast Drift Community. Here at Super-G we have been working toward bringing the community together for awhile now. This year many of the West Coast teams had an actual hand in putting on this event. The RawFew had been heavily involved in planning this event. They also had helped a lot with the behind the scenes prep and put in a lot of work to make this happen. Limited Traction single handedly handled the food for both days. Ryan Smoov from SwiftSuns jumped on the decks to provide some live DJ music on Saturday. Last but not least, Shaine Collins from Team D-Style has been one of 3 judges (along with myself and Colin Chambers – RawFew) to refine our judging rules and guidelines for the past 2 years now, not to mention judging the actual competition. Team Bushido and Team WallRide, part of our NorCal family also came down to support and were available for anything and everything we needed help with. Much love going out to you guys for pulling together to make our best event so far happen!

Our SoCal Partners In Crime – Team D-Style / Tech1Drift

Food Food Food!!!
When we all get together, somehow it seems like Drift and Food go hand in hand! This time was no exception. Dennis and Al from Limited Traction were manning the grill and stuffed us all with some wicked Tri Tip, Hot Links, and Dogs on Friday. I don’t know if the food or the drifting was better, but since it was a weekend for drifting, I’m going to have to say the food was almost as good as the drifting. Saturday was all about burgers, hot links, and dogs! Feeding that many people is a huge job. I have to say other than a couple minutes a few times during the event, I didn’t see Dennis or Al. I have to assume that was an all day task. Thank you guys for handling that!

That wasn’t all! Chito, Lexter, and Ethan (RawFew) had also picked up a TON of pizza and cookies for everyone as the event started! Everyone must have been hungry cause within minutes there were just a bunch of empty pizza boxes stacked in the corner! Thank you so much Chito, Lexter, and Ethan!!!

Dennis (Limited Traction) Handling All The Wieners
SuperShowdown Series Winners / SuperTwin Winning Team / Final Throwdown Rookie Class / Final Throwdown Expert Class

The SuperTwin Team Tandem Battles:
We have been working closely with Limited Traction in getting some sort of Team Tandem Competition going. We started with a Triple Team, but we found it difficult for some to gather a team of 3. So we have gone with the Twin since teams of 2 have been easier to round up. However, it may be time to go with 3 man teams again. Stay tuned for more details.

Twenty Teams / Forty Drivers – SuperTwin Madness!!!
The SuperTwin Battles were as they always are. A little lighter mood than a full on comp, definitely less serious, and really a whole lot of fun! In Japan, the Tsuiso Battles are serious business, so the Team Tandem comps are really all about fun. It depends what you are in the hobby for, which will appeal to you more. Most of us love both.

We had teams from California, Nevada, Arizona, and Texas! Everyone really put on a good performance. What was very impressive was the fact that many had never run on polished concrete, so this was a all new experience for them. Yet, when it came to competition time, EVERYONE was running as if they were a Super-G Local. This just demonstrates the type of skill we are talking about here.

Congratulations to the winning team, Kevin Motter and Ryno Degala – Limited Few!
This was a collab team of Kevin from RawFew and Ryno from Limited Traction. Both top notch drivers and they formed a winning team. They really deserved the victory with some truly amazing runs! I personally teamed up with Dennis Caroza from Limited Traction to form the team Super Balls. (Don’t ask, cause I don’t know) Ha ha! Although we had a pretty good run, we started celebrating a little early. When I say early, I mean about 5 feet before the finish line!!! Needless to say, we got eliminated. We still had a blast!

SUPERTWIN COVERAGE – Read about it here!

Kevin (RawFew) and Ryno (Limited Traction) – Limited Few SuperTwin Winners!

The Tsuiso Battles:
With 50+ competitors coming together to compete, this was an exciting weekend for the Super-G locals, as well as anyone who enjoys Competition. The best of the best had all come together to throw down and see who really has what it takes take home the goods. This was also the final round for our 2019 Series – SuperShowdowns! Not only were First, Second, and Third for the comp taking home trophies, but First, Second, and Third for the Rookie Class, and we were also Crowning the SoCal Drift King (First), Second, and Third place for our SuperShowdown Series! It almost felt like trophies for everyone!

Congratulations to Kevin Motter from RawFew
Series Leader for the entire SuperShowdown Series
Winner of The SuperShowdown Title of SoCal Drift King
First Place AND Top Qualifier in the SuperShowdown Final Throwdown! 
Truly an amazing feat considering the drivers he was competing with every month. It needs to be known, there is no shortage of great drivers here on the West Coast! The title was up for grabs all the way to Round 10.

Also Congratulations to the winners:

Tsuiso Battles – Rookie Class:
1st Place – Nico Lozada (Swift Suns)

2nd Place – Michael Vasquez (Limited Traction)
3rd Place – Mike Chronhamn (Team Slidelines)

Tsuiso Battles – Expert Class:
1st Place – Kevin Motter and Top Qualifier (RawFew)
2nd Place – Tim Mulhmeyer (Privateer)
3rd Place – Mikko Yang (Team Yokomo USA)

SuperShowdowns 2019 Point Series:
1st Place / SoCal Drift King – Kevin Motter (RawFew) – 175 Points

2nd Place – Mikko Yang (Team Yokomo USA) – 116 Points
3rd Place – Jason Fordyce (RawFew) – 112 Points

TSUISO BATTLES – Read about it here!

Tsuiso Battles / Rookie Class
1st – Nico Lozada (Swift Suns), 2nd – Michael Vasquez (Limited Traction), 3rd – Mike Chronhamn (Team Slidelines)
Tsuiso Battles / Expert Class
1st – Kevin Motter (RawFew), 2nd Tim Mulhmeyer, 3rd – Mikko Yang (Team Yokomo USA)
Presenting the SoCal Drift King:
1st Place – Kevin Motter (RawFew) 2019 SuperShowdown Series Winner!
2nd – Mikko Yang (Team Yokomo USA), 3rd – Jason Fordyce (RawFew)

Everything aside, this weekend was really all about coming together for good company, good eats, good times, and good slides. We had drivers from Orange County, San Diego, Palmdale, Fresno, San Jose, Santa Clara, Salinas, Las Vegas, Arizona, and Texas. Everyone converged here in Los Angeles at Super-G R/C Drift Arena to share this hobby we all love, R/C Drift!

Joe and I, along with the RawFew and Limited Traction would like to say thank you for a great five years!
Super-G is committed to pushing the R/C Drift Scene here in the U.S. to the next level for 2020.

Thus far, Super-G has established a solid judging guide and rule set we have been refining over the course of 80-100 comps.

We have developed our Super-G Replay System which has revolutionized our judging accuracy, and ensuring there is no bias and minimal margin for error. This system has allowed us to correctly make calls that would otherwise have gone the other way, and undoubtedly would have been bad calls.

Super-G Cyber SG1 Drift Chassis

Presently we are in the middle of launching the Super-G Chassis, the Super-G Cyber SG1, which has some unique features we wanted to bring to the scene.

In addition to the chassis, we already have more new and innovative products in the works.

Last, but definitely not least, Super-G will be hosting a R/C Drift Series which will NOT limited to Super-G in SoCal in 2020. Stay tuned for more information to be released shortly!

Shout Outs to:
RawFew, Limited Traction, Team Bushido, Team Wallride, Team D-Style, Tech1Drift, Team Tekno, Swift Suns, Coyote Racing, Proximity Pals, Dirty Dancers, and Team Slidelines for your ongoing support!

Random images from Super-G 5 Year Annual Event Here!