WAN MEIKU: Option2 x Mercury AE86 race at Tsukuba Part IFebruary 5, 2009 12:30 am
A while back when I took the Skyline to go drifting at Tsukuba Circuit, there was a series of AE86-only one-make races being held by Option2 magazine and Ken Satoh’s Mercury workshop on the same day. The drifting sessions were filling the dead time between races, which was the main event of the morning.
Naturally, there were a whole bunch of very quick hachis there competing in the roughly ten-minute races, running the gamut from expertly tuned and prepared to completely boro and awesome.
The fastest car was Tsutomu Suzuki, driving this Cashiew Trueno, with a best lap time of 1’02.885.
Headlights are heavy, so the covers are just bolted to the bonnet.
Hibino competed in the race in his SR20 turbo D1 Levin, and came fifth overall.
He had a bit of a hard time getting the car to drive in a slight understeer like all the faster ones.
Shinji Minowa brought his drifter out for the race as well.
The race was commented by Shino from Shino Kouba, seen here with Ken Satoh.
This three-door turbo was quite busted, but looked very cool.
Just as the driver was heading out to the track, he realised that he had forgotten to do up his front wheel nuts.
The third fastest car overall was driven by Noritsugu Nagatani, with a best time of 1’03.437.
More tomorrow.Tags: AE86, Corolla, Levin, Sprinter, Tetsuya Hibino, Toyota, Trueno, Tsukuba Circuit
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This post was written by Alexi
take not world, this is how AE86’s are done!
Does ken still have his yellow ae85? that car was so awesome and beat.
Nice article again Alexi !! best 86 stuff online right now !! yah the orange n1 coupe was feautured in last years autoworks/gworks and he has a youtube account w/ all his in-cam vids..look for orange86man ..and loving that beat up white coupe w/ the mercury diffuser ! hibino,minowa,satoh from mercury,shino = good stuff !
i love the hachi roku battle
awesome blog as always alexi …
have a feeling HR.com will be onto this like hot cakes.
not bad times for the ole 86
i love seeing drift cars take to grip races so much faster then everyone expects
“This three-door turbo was quite busted, but looked very cool.”
NA… desu ne
the gunmetal notchback is pretty much perfection
Delicious Hachis 😛
bout time shinji started bringing the ae86 out for a play more often…
feature on that car would be kewl…;)