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Super Showdown Round 3

This past weekend was Round 3 of the  Super-G SuperShowdown point series. The SuperShowdowns are the Super-G Monthly Competitions which are open to anyone at any time during the season. The points will only count at the end of the season. Everyone who competes will accumulate points.

The point series is run in the background of the monthly comps and at the end of the season, at the Super-G Anniversary Session the West Coast King of Drift will be crowned.

Don’t fear if you missed the first one. We (the official judges) have been ironing out the details, and we have decided since everyone has an off day, people get sick, and basically life happens, each competitor will have their 2 worst event scores dropped. What this means is, you can miss up to 2 events and still not be penalized. Beyond 2, and you are on your own.

Points are as follows:
15 pts – First Place
12 pts – Second Place
10 pts – Third Place
9 pts – Forth Place
8 pts – Fifth Place and lower (Participation Points)
2 pts Bonus – Top Qualifier

Could it possibly be NO RAIN this comp day? Believe it or not, there was no rain this time. It was the first time since last year I think. Hopefully we get back to our normal SoCal weather now.

The spec tire for the event was Yokomo DRC all around. A pair of rear tires were supplied with every entry.

It was a special Super Showdown for us this round with 2 of our regulars celebrating their birthdays with us! Jeff Yang and Kevin Motter were both adding another year.

The birthday boys and ?

Qualifying:
The first order of business was qualifying. As everyone’s skills are coming up and people are learning the rules and what the judges are looking for, the qualifying is becoming more and more intense! Congratulations to Kevin Motter for putting down some of the best laps we have seen in qualifying, giving him the Top Qualifier position for the comp!

Top Qualifier – Kevin Motter
2 – Hao Huang
3 – Mikko Yang
4 – Colin Chambers
5 – Tim Mulhmeyer
6 – Mark Santa Cruz
7 – Alan Benites
8 – Jeff Yang
9 – Aydin Angelo
10 – Manny Campalans
11 – Nick Lepisto
12 – Sam Angulo
13 –
Shaine Collins
14 – Travon Yancy
15 – Josh Espinoza
16 – Jelani Robinson

Tsuiso Battles:
The Tsuiso battles is where all the real action happens with the head to head competition. The best of what SoCal has to offer come together here at Super-G to show was they have. This round was no excepetion.

The battles were awesome with a lot of great driving! It came down to the Top 4 with Tim Mulhmeyer vs. Alan Benites for 3rd and 4th spot, and Kevin Motter vs Mikko Yang for 1st and 2nd spot.

First up was Tim and Alan. On their first battle, both drivers were on point. So much that we could not determine a winner and we had to go for an OMT (One More Time). On the OMT Battles, again these two were very close. By the narrowest of margins, Alan pulled off the win by being more consistent on his chase and maintaining slightly better proximity. This was a perfect case of winning by squeezing out the very last of what you can possibly do. Alan locked down 3rd place in a hard fought battle!

Then it was the finale, Kevin vs. Mikko for that Top Podium Spot! This is a battle we are all familiar with and there’s no telling what will happen with these guys. Both put down some amazing runs making the judging extremely difficult, but for the top spot, we would expect nothing less. It came down to the very first clip (and the most difficult) with Kevin leading and chasing deeper and with more angle to seal the win once again!

The top 4 battles were so close, the decisions came down to the finer details of each run. When the competition hits this level, the Super-G Instant Replay System really shows its worth! Without being able to go back and review at multiple angles, there would be no way to make the correct call. This in turn would rob someone of the win they had rightfully earned. With the replays in place, the spectators and judges can feel comfortable in the calls being made!

Congratulations to Kevin Motter for taking 1st place in a very competitive field, as well as Mikko Yang taking 2nd and Alan Benites taking 3rd!

1st – Kevin Motter, 2nd – Mikko Yang, and 3rd – Alan Benites
Your winners for Super Showdown Round 3!
Kevin Motter (L) vs. Mikko Yang (R) for First and Second Place

Special thanks to our judges of the night, Colin Chambers and Shaine Collins for judging along side of me. This one really put us to work!

Official Results for Super Showdown Round 3

Official Point Standings:
1. 46 pts – Kevin Motter (1st Place 15 pts + TQ 2 pts)
2. 35 pts – Mikko Yang (2nd Place 12 pts)
3. 29 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer (4th Place 9 pts)
4. 28 pts – Colin Chambers (5th Place 8 pts)
5. 27 pts – Alan Benites (3rd Place 10 pts)
6. 26 pts – Manny Campalans (9th Place 8 pts)
7. 24 pts – Hao Huang (9th Place 8 pts)
8. 22 pts – Mark Santa Cruz (5th Place 8 pts)
8. 22 pts – Josh Espinoza (9th Place 8 pts)
8. 22 pts – Nick Lepisto (9th Place 8 pts)
8. 22 pts – Sam Angulo (9th Place 8 pts)
8. 22 pts – Jeff Yang (9th Place 8 pts)
8. 22 pts – Shaine Collins (9th Place 8 pts)
8. 22 pts – Travon Yancy (17th Place 8 pts)
15. 17 pts – Aydin Angulo (5th Place 8 pts)
16. 16 pts – Jose Sanchez
16. 16 pts – Mark Solnyshkin
17. 8 pts – Jelani Robinson
17. 8 pts – Ethan David
17. 8 pts – Albert Martinez
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1/5/19 SuperShowdown Round 1

This past weekend was the kick off for the Super-G SuperShowdown point series. The SuperShowdowns are the Super-G Monthly Competitions which are open to anyone at any time during the season.

The point series is run in the background of the monthly comps and at the end of the season, at the Super-G Anniversary Session the West Coast King of Drift will be crowned.

Don’t fear if you missed the first one. We (the official judges) have been ironing out the details, and we have decided since everyone has an off day, people get sick, and basically life happens, each competitor will have their 2 worst event scores dropped. What this means is, you can miss up to 2 events and still not be penalized. Beyond 2, and you are on your own.

Points are as follows:
15 pts – First Place
12 pts – Second Place
10 pts – Third Place
9 pts – Forth Place
8 pts – Fifth Place and lower (Participation Points)
2 pts Bonus – Top Qualifier

We weren’t sure how the turn out was going to be for the first comp of the year, being as it was the same week as New Years, we expected the turn out to be small. It was on the smaller side, but still a decent amount considering the timing and the weather. (Cold and raining of course).

The spec tire for the event was Yokomo DRC all around. A pair of rear tires were supplied with every entry.

Qualifying:
The first order of business was qualifying. The line was changed and the clipping points were a surprise for everyone since we laid them out just before we opened. It proved to be challenging for even the best of the drivers since the clips have been all outclips for the past month or so. We added a couple nose clips to spice it up a bit.

Top Qualifier – Kevin Motter
2 – Two-Way Tie – Alan Benites, Tim Mulhmeyer
4 – Two-Way Tie – Mark Santa Cruz, Mikko Yang
6 – Two-Way Tie – Colin Chambers, Hao Huang
8 – Jeff Yang
9 – Nick Lepisto
10 – Manny Campalans
11 – Two-Way Tie – Josh Espinoza, Shaine Collins
13 – Two-Way Tie – Albert Martinez, Jose Sanchez
15 – Sam Angulo
16 – Mark Solnyshkin
17 – Travon Yancy

Tsuiso Battles:
For some reason everyone brought their best driving out for this event, and as the night progressed, the driving just got better and better.

Some of the highlights of the evening:
Tim Mulhmeyer vs. Colin Chambers in Round 3. Tim is no stranger to the podium and is a seasoned competitor here at Super-G. Colin has been steadily moving up and has become a real threat. Tim was leading first. Tim was out there doing Tim, super clean and smooth, just as we have become accustomed to. Colin was hot on the chase and really applying the pressure to Tim. Then disaster struck for Tim and he spun at the second to the last turn. Next up was Colin on the lead, Tim chasing. Colin put down a very respectable lead with Tim on his door, but Tim’s chase wasn’t enough to overcome the spin on his lead. This allowed Colin to advance.

The battle everyone seemed to be waiting for was Kevin Motter vs Mikko Yang. This happened in the semifinals. These are the 2 most winningest drivers here in SoCal, so we knew it was going to good! First up was Kevin leading and Mikko chasing. Kevin is notorious for extremely deep lines and tons of angle. Into the first clip Kevin does his normal super deep entry, Mikko answers back with an equally deep chase and incredible proximity. This time matching Kevin’s crazy angle as well! Kevin lays down a near perfect lead, if not perfect, and Mikko’s chase was about as good as it can get! Perfect chase? Why not! There I said it! Now it’s Mikko’s turn to lead and Kevin is chasing. Out of the gate Mikko throws some serious speed. Surprisingly, Kevin is able to keep with Mikko through the first straight and is right on his tail heading into the sweeper! Mikko throws it hard into the first clip and appears to have caught Kevin off guard! This forces Kevin to duck to the inside to keep from making contact and he takes a shallow line through the sweeper. For the remainder of the course Mikko pulls out a near perfect run. I say near since there’s small things that can be picked on, but we can call it perfect. Kevin’s chase was amazing, but the shallow line on the sweeper just wasn’t going to cut it. Mikko takes the decisive win! Both these guys put down what is probably some of the best driving we have seen here at Super-G!

The final battle for 1st and 2nd came down to Colin vs Mikko! Mikko was first to lead. Since this guy was on fire all night, it wasn’t surprising to see him pull off another amazing lead. Colin had some really really hot beef jerky just before his turn to drive, and he was still feeling the effects of it and the 2 tall cans of Arizona Ice Tea. We aren’t sure if it was the jerky or the tea, but Colin pulled off an great  chase! Then it was Colin on the lead and Mikko on the chase. Colin pulled off a really clean lead and Mikko put down another amazing chase! Mikko’s proximity proved to be tighter than Colin’s. This was enough to lock down the top spot on the podium for Mikko, giving Colin a very respectable 2nd! Kevin Motter brought up the end of the podium with a 3rd place finish! Unofficially, (due to the unofficial fun comps at the end of 2018) Mikko has taken 3 CONSECUTIVE WINS here at Super-G! That’s no easy feat!

Congratulations to our winners, Mikko Yang, Colin Chambers, and Kevin Motter! Also a very special thank you to our Official Judges, Shaine Collins and Colin Chambers. Without you guys this would not be possible.

SUPER SHOWDOWN ROUND 2 – February 2, 2019!
SEE YOU THEN!!!

The official results can be seen here:

Official Point Standings:
15 pts – Mikko Yang (1st Place 15 pts)
12 pts – Colin Chambers (2nd Place 12 pts)
12 pts – Kevin Motter (3rd Place 10 pts + TQ 2 pts)
9 pts – Alan Benites (4th Place 9 pts)
8 pts – Tim Mulhmeyer (5th Place 8 pts)
8 pts – Mark Santa Cruz (5th Place 8 pts)
8 pts – Hao Huang (5th Place 8 pts)
8 pts – Nick Lepisto (5th Place 8 pts)
8 pts – Jeff Yang (9th Place 8 pts)
8 pts – Manny Campalans (9th Place 8 pts)
8 pts – Josh Espinoza (9th Place 8 pts)
8 pts – Shaine Collins (9th Place 8 pts)
8 pts – Albert Martinez (9th Place 8 pts)
8 pts – Jose Sanchez (9th Place 8 pts)
8 pts – Sam Angulo (9th Place 8 pts)
8 pts – Mark Solnyshkin (9th Place 8 pts)
8 pts – Travon Yancy (17th Place 8 pts)

SuperShowdown December 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018:

This was the first of our monthly comp series, The SuperShowdown!
This has been started in response to the need to give the Drift Community regular competitions in addition to our weekly Fun Comps.

This just so happened to be a very special and unique event. To start, it happened to fall on the same weekend as StanceNation Costa Mesa. Super-G / RawFew had already been planning to host an R/C Drift Demo at StanceNation in collaboration with our drift family from NorCal – Limited Traction and Team Bushido / Fatlace. This meant we were going to have a pretty large turnout and all but guaranteed the top drifters from California would be present. In addition, the RawFew’s very own Kevin Motter was going for his 10th consecutive win here at Super-G. A tremendous feat since he rarely practices drifting other than the warm-up sessions before the comps. Nine back to back wins tells us it’s not just luck, but hitting double digits would just seal the deal.

The judges for the event would be Shaine Collins and Steve Fujita. The rules would come straight from the Super-G Judging Guideline. The spec tire for the event was Yokomo DRC.

Qualifying:
As is to be expected, everyone brought their A Game this weekend. To kick off the qualifying, the first 5 or so competitors put down some seriously great runs. Each competitor was given 2 chances and their best score was kept. 10 points for each category, Line, Angle, and Style for a total of 30 possible points. Kevin Motter put down a blistering 29/30 to lock down the Top Qualifying Position!

The results for qualifying are as follows:
TQ: Kevin Motter
2. Hao Huang
3. (3-way tie)
Alan Benites
Dan Aguada
Mikko Yang
4. (4-way tie)
Brian Lemi
Ryan Aguiling
Shaine Collins
Tim Mulhmeyer
5. (2-way tie)
Manny Campalans
Mark Santa Cruz
6. Aydin Angulo
7. (3-way tie)
Josh Espinoza
Michael Vasquez
Sam Angulo
8. (3-way tie)
Grant Agngarayngay
Mark Solnshkin
Ryno Degala
9.  (2-way tie)
Erick Gonzalez
Tony Hickok
10. (2-way tie)
Jeff Yang
Mike Baroja
11. (2-way tie)
Al Sayong
Mike Cronhamn

The Top 24 Tsuiso Battles:
Moving to the Tsuiso Battles, everyone was bracketed according to their qualifying position. The format was Single Eliminations. The competition was some of the best we have witnessed thus far! It seemed every battle was very well matched. The ScaleReflex Cone (A cone placed at the apex of the final nose clip. Knocking it over would be an automatic Zero for the run) proved to be an exciting feature, almost claiming some of the top competitors as it’s victim.

Watch all the action here on our webcam

The Finals:
It all came down to Dan Aguada vs Hao Huang for 3rd and 4th, and Kevin Motter vs Mikko Yang for 1st and 2nd. The battle between Dan and Hao (The winner of YDM last month) was intense! Both drivers pulled out the big guns and were determined to claim that spot on the podium! Both drivers narrowly missed knocking down the ScaleReflex Cone they were going so deep in the clips! In the end, it was Dan’s day to shine as he was able to hold the better line for the win, and 3 Place!

Next up was Kevin vs Mikko. Kevin has been on fire the last 3 months and has gone undefeated for the past 9 comps and events here at Super-G! This was not the first time for these two to square off against each other. Obviously Kevin wanted to get the back to back double digits, and Mikko having the skill to prevent this, most definitely wanted to cut Kevin’s winning streak off right here! Suddenly the mood became serious as Kevin and Mikko lined up at the gate. Kevin on the lead, Mikko on the chase! Kevin put down an extremely clean lead, going deep in the clips, holding more than the minimum expected angle, all with no corrections or change in direction. Mikko’s chase had great proximity, but he had made a slight miscalculation in the sweeper causing him to slightly stall and correct. Not a huge error, but an error none the less. Next was Mikko on the lead and Kevin on the chase! Talk about pressure! Mikko is known to have some really good speed, so we were all wondering what would happen. Surprisingly, Kevin was able to maintain even tighter proximity than the previous run, with no hiccups. Mikko’s lead was a run anyone would be proud to call theirs, but in the end, it would not be enough to match or beat Kevin’s amazing lead which he was deeper in the clips while holding more angle. Kevin takes TQ and First Place, as well as accomplished 10 BACK TO BACK WINS here at Super-G R/C Drift Arena, making his team, The RawFew and Super-G extremely proud!

Congratulations to the winners of the Super-G SuperShowdown December 2018!
1st Place and TQ: Kevin Motter (RawFew)
2nd Place: Mikko Yang (Team D-Style)
3rd Place: Dan Aguada (Team Bushido)

Kevin Motter:
10 Consecutive Wins
Super-G / RawFew Factory Team Driver

Your Winners:
1st Place: Kevin Motter
2nd Place: Mikko Yang
3rd Place: Dan Aguada