So here’s what happened.
A train of missile cars in an Expert Class session, led by D1 drivers Daigo Saito and Yukio Matsui, drifted into the first corner at Okegawa Circuit, a small go-kart-style track in Saitama Prefecture. The S13 driver, who was at the back of the group, came in a little bit too hot and was unable to see a stationary Mazda that had spun out just moments before. I’ll let the following pictures speak for themselves.
The Roadster took a square-on hit to the back, but was able to drive away. Notice the dent made by the Silvia’s wheel. The class that the cars were driving in should really have been called “Nobody Ever Backs Off Class”, as at least half of them were missile cars.
The Silvia had to be towed off the track, but after some broken arms were fixed, it was back out again later in the day. After that little incident, not many people seemed willing to wait in the dirt for a clear opening for them to get back out on the track. It was more a case of jam it in whatever gear was appropriate for the direction you were facing, and floor it.
There was another notable event of carnage at this New Year’s Eve event, but that will have to wait until next week.