October 12, 2018 – 7pm-1am – (TWIN TEAM TANDEM @ 9pm)
Twin Team WINNERS: $100 to winning team.
October 13, 2018 – 4pm-1am – (TSUISO COMP @ 6pm)
Tsuiso Comp Winners:
First Place will receive 400.00 Yokomo Voucher to be used at Super G
Second Place will receive 200.00 Yokomo Voucher to be used at Super G
Third Place will receive 100.00 Yokomo Voucher to be used at Super G
We will be raffling prizes! We will be grilling food! We will be showcasing some of the best rc drifters around! We will be using our SUPER-G REPLAY SYSTEM to help the judges!
Schedule as follow:
On Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13, 2018, Super-G R/C Drift Arena is hosting it’s 4 Year Competition and Celebration. Since we know being able to session with your fellow R/C Drifters is a big part of any event, we decided to split the competition into 2 separate days rather than to have 1 day of competitions only. Saturday being the main event day with food, main raffle, and a live DJ!
Friday, October 12, 2018: 7:00pm – Open / Open Track
9:00pm – SuperTwin Team Competition
10:00pm (approx.) – Open Track
1:00am – Close
SuperTwin Team Competition:
- Teams of 2 will compete against other teams in Single Eliminations. (Possible Double Eliminations based on entries)
– Line will be defined the day of the event
– Spec Tire is Yokomo DRC
– Each run will consist of 2 consecutive laps with no break in between. The first lap will be the warm-up lap, the second will be the judged lap
– Each team will be judged on Line, Proximity, and Overall Style and Appearance
Entry Fee for the SuperTwin Competition is $30/Team and includes track fee for the day.
Saturday, October 13, 2018: 4:00pm – Open / Competitors Practice (Competitors Only)
6:00pm – Drivers Meeting
6:30pm – Single Run Qualifying
7:30pm – Tsuiso Battles
9:00pm – Awards
9:30pm – Food / Open Session
– Spec Tire – Yokomo DRC ALL AROUND (Hand Out Rear)
– Chassis Weight Limit – 1100g Max. Rear
– Entry Fee $35. Includes 1 pair of Yokomo DRC Tires for rear, track fee for the day, and 1 raffle ticket.
Judges for the event:
Bring your skills! Get your slide on!
PLEASE SEE OFFICIAL RULES HERE:
7/1/2018 – Limited Traction Triple Threat Tandem Comp
Super-G and the RawFew (Joe, Mark, Nick, and Steve) along with a few of the Super-G regulars (Drftndm – Kris and Tim) headed up to San Jose to join our NorCal Drift Fam for some Triple Team Tandem action. The last round, Super-G’s very own Raw Three came out victorious. We knew NorCal was going to bring it this time, so we were looking forward to some serious competition.
A few of us headed up early Friday to get a jump on the weekend traffic, and hopefully just chill once we arrived. There was a hiccup with the original venue (WekFest at the San Jose Convention Center), so it really put the NorCal crew in a spot. Rather than to cancel, they somehow locked down Sheldon’s Hobbies for the weekend. I’m sure we don’t know the entire story, but when we arrived, everyone was hard at work. It was obvious something big was going down. It was also clear that there was going to be a lot of work going on well into the early morning hours.
Joe, Mark, and I were hungry from our drive up, and right away the guys wanted to feed us. Rather than to disrupt their flow on the track build, we decided to step out and grab something on our own. We busted out Yelp and came across a spot called “A Slice of New York”.
The shop only has a couple of tables outside, but the the wait for pizza went into the streets! There was a constant flow of people in and out. Some ordering to go, some hovering patrons about to finish.
Once we got our pie, we understood why. All three of us know what we like in a pizza and some of us are pretty selective. Mark has had “real NY Pizza” and he said this smashed them all. Joe and I were blown away by A Slice of New York. It is up there with my favorite pizza spots for sure. Their shredded sausage was a new touch for us, and it was amazing! It gave the sausage an extra level of crispiness. NY style of thin and crispy made for an exceptional pie. We got out own pizza to make sure we would have the freshest experience possible.
After a few slices, we went back to Sheldon’s to see how things were coming along and lend a helping hand, but when we returned, we realized they had put down a sick layout down and they were already running laps! These guys sure work fast!
Chris, AJ, Lemi, Dan, Al, Dennis and Rynne (Sorry if I missed anyone) stayed until 3am to get the track ready for everybody to enjoy over the weekend! These guys really went above and beyond on such short notice to make it happen. Also Sheldon’s very own AJ made the venue available for everybody. Big thanks for Sheldon’s for hosting as well as all the people that helped with the behind the scene preparations.
Us socal guys were pretty tired from the journey up and called it a night by midnight.
We woke up bright and early and travelled into the city (San Francisco) to grab some eats from a famous place known for their wings.
We knew there would be a line before they opened and we were right! It was just past 10:30am and there was already a line forming outside their door.
While we were waiting in line for San Tung to open, we noticed a spot next door selling pies, Peasant Pies. We took a peek and ended up coming out with some pretty good pies to hold us over while we were waiting in line. The beef and potato and chicken were both pretty good!
While finishing our last few bites of savory pies, San Tung was ushering people in!The line for this place is just crazy! Our mouths were salivating as we walked through the doors of this chicken wing palace.
Turns out this is a Chinese restaurant with phenomenal wings.
We stayed focused and kept our eye on the prize and ONLY ordered wings. Not one or two orders. We ended up with 3 orders of the Original Dry Fried Chicken. It took a little while for the wings to start coming out, but when they finally arrived, we knew it was worth the hassle, the journey and the hype!
The wings were just the right amount of sweet and savory. A nice amount of heat and the crunch was on point. Anyone visiting NorCal should do themselves the favor, and try this place out. We saw a constant flow of people walking in and out getting the wings togo.
We went back to our hotel to load up and go back to Sheldon’s.
RawFew Recking Kru was ready for some official practice! Also, more guys from SoCal were on their way up the 5 freeway.
While practicing, the smell of some brisket of charcoal filled the warm air. We knew brother Dan and his son Andrew were keeping everybody fed.
They had a huge operation in the back of Sheldon’s. There was canopies and grills all in motion.
It was pretty hot but we continued to practice until sunset. Everybody had a great time learning new layout. The different tandem teams started taking formation and began practices throughout the day.
We woke up extra early and went back to Bills Cafe (we came here a couple of years ago when we visiting LT at Sheldon’s the first time).
We were able to chill with Dennis of Limited Traction over breakfast. We knew if we didn’t go early, the line would also be crazy for this place on a Sunday morning.
After breakfast we all headed to Sheldon’s to get our Triple slide on!
The Triple Threat Team Tandem Comp:
This was the second of the Triple Team Tandem Competitions Super-G and Limited Traction have been working at to get going here on the West Coast. From the level of fun and the awesome skills displayed, it looks like it will definitely become a thing here.
We will have coverage of the actual comp in a separate post, but I want to give props to the winning teams, LT Blue Balls (Rynne, Albert, and Lemi) put down some amazing 3-man trains to take the win! It was awesome watching them. Our very own S-Chassis (Nick, Kris, and Tim) threw down some solid runs and locked down Second Place. Outlast/Wallride (Allen, Hao, and Scott) grabbed Third spot!
The event went very smoothly and we even got to celebrate a special birthday for one one of our own, the RawFew’s youngest driver, Ethan! He came up to the comp to celebrate his big 12!
We want to give a huge thanks to our NorCal Fam for hosting an amazing event! We know it’s not an easy task, and keeping a bunch of guys from LA entertained all weekend is just added stress. We all had a great time and can’t wait for the next one! Let’s do this again sooner than later guys!
Super-G takes a much needed field trip to San Diego to visit our friends at Vertex RC (Yokomo USA). We haven’t been down there since their original grand opening. Luckily Dat just came back from his Miami trip so we were able to hang out with both Josh and Dat!
The new track surface and layout is pretty amazing! The black surface gives the track a super clean look! We were lucky to run with the locals a bit before we left. Seems like around 7pm is when everybody arrives. We had to hit the road by 8:30 and was only able to run a little bit when it was prime time. We will definitely stay till closing next time!
It was awesome to check out the YOKOMO madness! They had all the Yokomo goodies in stock. We even grabbed a few things for ourselves while down there.
We can’t wait to return again and run with everybody. All the drivers were really nice and showed us what lines they were running. Until next time! Wednesdays and Thursdays are the nights to come(we heard). Planning the next trip back already!
(Hard parked at the Vertex Garage)
Vertex RC / Yokomo USA
5595 Magnatron Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92111
We went to FatLace a few weeks ago and the video finally got put together!
Super-G / RawFew Visits NorCal (Part 3 of 3)
Fatlace RC Drift Garage:
What is there to say about Fatlace that hasn’t already been said? Yes, it is as cool as you have heard, and better than you have imagined. The vibe – that’s what you can’t get from an image online.
The downstairs track layout is awesome! Talk about fun! The feel of the Fatlace RC Drift Garage is bit different than any other RC track I have ever been to. It feels like your favorite hang-out or bar, but you are surrounded by RC Drifters and you can drift. The drift session was an ongoing event the entire night, but there was so much going on on top of that. It is very impressive what Fatlace has pulled off.
Andrew had hung back while everyone was at the Limited Traction Drift Arena having a blast, and was slaving away preparing a feast! OMG! Adobo, Tri-Tip (I think) Hotlinks, Rice, Nachos, and Chili!!! The NorCal Fam just knows how to kill it when it comes to food.
Of course we had to get at the Upstairs track! How famous is this spot! It was an honor to finally be able to drift here. It was tight, but definitely driftable. I wish we could have spent more time here, but there was so much to do in such little time. Being a fabricator and having built a few tracks, I know how much work went into this. All I can say is awesome job guys!
To round out our visit, we were lucky enough to go to the other side of Fatlace to purchase some gear straight from thee spot! There was so much cool stuff and Dan’s patience was appreciated. Thanks for everything Dan!
This trip has confirmed there is a definite connection between us and our NorCal Fam. Every time we get to talking, it’s amazing how many parallels we all experience. Our beliefs also parallel very strongly, even without us ever discussing them. Grow the community by learning, teaching and sharing the knowledge, keeping the vibe and the talk positive, and keeping the scene fun and drama free.
A huge thank you to Limited Traction and Fatlace (Team Bushido) for hosting and making this past weekend a memorable one. I think I can speak for the team when I say it exceeded our expectations. Your kindness and hospitality are second to none. So from Joe, Nick, Mark, Alan, Jason, and myself, we would like to thank you for the awesome weekend!
LET’S DO THIS AGAIN SOON!
Super-G / RawFew Visits NorCal (Part 2 of 3)
Limited Traction Drift Arena:
We arrived at the Limited Traction Drift Arena a little later than expected due to breakfast taking longer than we had hoped, but they had a pit area all set up for us when we arrived. It was obvious Dennis and Rynne and the rest of the team have been hard at work. This track is awesome! The layout flows and these guys can drive! Of course it was everything we expected coming from the Limited Traction guys, but to actually experience it is something else. The layout is a mini-Meihan. We are so jealous of how well Limited Traction does the scale stuff. Yes guys, we noticed all the hard work you have put into it. You’re are always raising the bar. Great job!!!
The session was sick! Long tandem trains and some sick sideways action. One of the Super-G regulars, Erik Gonzales of the Speed Junkies was there, and we were also joined by Jeremy from Driftwell and Jay from The Shop, both from CenCal, as well as a ton of locals. I’m sure I’m missing a lot of others. (Please forgive me) It was awesome! It was a different experience for us since we are used to being the ones hosting. Ha!
And if that wasn’t enough, there was a ton of good food! Some KILLER tacos and dogs with all the trimmings! Wow!!! These guys showed us some serious hospitality.
We had been working on a little addition for the Limited Traction Drift Arena, and we thought it would be cool to kind of “bridge” the gap between NorCal and SoCal. A gift from Super-G / RawFew. We hope they enjoy it.
What an awesome day of getting sideways at the Limited Traction Drift Arena! We were so honored to be their guests. We felt right at home with the fam! The atmosphere and attitude was as good as it gets. People coming together to enjoy a common interest. People helping each other, and genuinely having a great time. Since the doors close at 7pm, Dan planned a night session at Fatlace RC Drift Garage.
The Super-G Team, The RawFew visit San Jose.
February 17-19, 2017
It has been a long time in the making, but it finally materialized, the Super-G Team, The RawFew made it up to visit our NorCal Drift Family – Limited Traction, Team D.T.F. and Team Bushido and check out the new Limited Traction Drift Arena and the iconic Fatlace RC Drift Garage at the Fatlace Paddock.
Anyone who lives in the LA area knows what kind of weekend this was. The worst rain in the past 6 years. (So they say) I don’t think we have seen flooding like this, ever. Joe and myself left the LA area about 11am and found it to be a pretty leisure cruise up the 5. The rest of the team wasn’t so lucky. After battling flooding and traffic jams for a couple hours, they finally made it out of the LA area, only to held up by a mudslide for another couple hours. We were relieved when they finally arrived at 3am.
Day One – Friday Night:
We had intended to arrive the night before so we could be fresh and ready for the Saturday Drift Sessions. We had no idea what there was to do Friday night, but luckily Brother Dan made time to hang with us. We met up with Dan, Mike, and Andrew at the Fatlace Paddock and headed out for some ramen. We ended up at Ramen Parlor which was right around the corner.
Ramen Parlor is one of the local favorites and is about a 2 minute drive from Fatlace. Joe went with Dan’s recommendation which was the Lobster Pork Ramen. I went for the the Tan Tan Men Extra Spicy. It was at the tail end of the night and they were running out of ramen. We all opted for extra noodles which we later realized probably kept a few people from getting in. Oops! This place serves some solid ramen. A definite go to if you’re in the San Mateo area.
After dinner we headed back to Fatlace and got the tour of this truly amazing facility. It’s basically a dream garage, filled with the cars to match. We had the pleasure to kick it with Dan, Mike, and Andrew for a few hours of casual talk. It quickly became clear we are all on the wavelength when it comes to R/C Drift and many other areas.
Joe and I really wished the team was able to experience this with us, but unfortunately they were still battling the mud and rain.
Day Two – Saturday:
The team started out the day by heading over to Bill’s Cafe for some breakfast. This place had some pretty good food and everything sounded good. No, not good, GREAT. I had a hard time choosing since I wanted it all. I’m all about going back the next time we are in the area.