GOODYEAR GURACHAN D: Nikko Circuit competition, Part IOctober 1, 2009 8:22 pm
The Goodyear Gurachan D (“gurachan” means “grand championship”) competition is a series of events held by the Goodyear tyre company with the aim of encouraging drivers to enter a higher level of drift competitions. That sounded a bit corporate, didn’t it?
What it basically comes down to is that it’s yet another competition series for drivers to get stuck into with the aim of attracting some sponsors. One of the biggest draws of the Gurachan D event is the chance for the winners of the event to win a D1 Street Legal licence in one go, without having to earn the required points by ranking in the D1 Street Legal Regional events. The overall points ranking winner from all the events also wins tyre sponsorship from Goodyear for 2010! Not too bad!
The judges for the event were Godyear-sponsored D1GP drivers Kunny and Tezuka.
Goodyear driver Murayama was there to do demo runs and take passengers for rides as well.
Kunny brought his D1GP Chaser to do the same.
Most of the cars at the event were like this. Neat, well-sorted drift cars.
Of course, some had a bit more of a street style to them.
This Cresta had come all the way up from Nagoya to compete.
The edges of Nikko aren’t too kind to low exhaust systems.
Once again, most of the cars were quite neat.
The judges kept saying this AE86 reminded them of Ken Maeda from several years ago.
Despite being front-wheel-drive, this Honda City was also competing.
More than a couple of times, the judges were wowed by his angle on the first corner.
Once again, neat.
Neat and low. That reminds me, I need to wash the Mark II.
Rie Shinmi had also come up from Nagoya with Tezuka.
Neaty neat neat.
This Supra is actually one of two cars driven by a guy and girl team.
Kenji Takayama also joined the other D1 drivers in the judging stand.
Laurels are kind of uncommon to see these days, but the people who drive them tend to take good care of them.
AE86s are a little more common, and quite a few of them look awesome, like this Run Free one.
Tomonori Akai was there too.
Awesome angle? Just a bit too awesome…
On this run, he hung the car up on one of the edges of the track, which is pretty easy to do at Nikko.
The judges had to jump down and push the back of the car down to get the wheels to grip.
What do you do when you spin out? Panic? Jam on the brakes?
Nope, stick it in first and floor it!
More tomorow from the Gurachan D team drift!Tags: Nikko Circuit, Takahashi Kuniaki, Tomohiro Murayama, Tsuyoshi Tezuka
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:O 1st pic wallpaper!
1st pic is pure sex!!
wow .. wow ! 😀 looks like some pretty serious stuff ..
.. got any wallpapers ?? 😀
YAY UPDATE 😀
yeh dude first pic is pretty rad!
haha last picture is also cool…
That first picture is amazing. Defiantly needs to be published as a wall paper !
Exactly- 1st pic wallpaper! Awsome one O.O!!
yes! wallpaper of the spirant chaser!!
Alexi, what happened to the last AE86? did he end up spinning out? or did he save it and continue drifting at a lower speed? or did he save it but lose the drift? I WANNA KNOW!!!!! lol
So who won?
Wow Alexi, super impressive panning in this set
wow some nice cars in this one alexi
green r32 and syndicate s14 ++++
1st pic: wallpaper indeed!!!!
Cool cars there!!!
groovy coverage! Thanks Alexi!
I think that soarer deserves to be a wallpaper 😛
Great shot of it!
damn boi VERY nice pics!! props 4rm germany
wicked photos, far better than reading the sunday morning paper 😛
yes 1st pic wallpaper please!!
zomg the Spirant JZX100 is
Tezuka also wears Crocs slippers lol!
Anyway the cars that compete in this event are like you say, neat, nice and very well styled. Can’t wait for the part 2.
update more. more pix of your chaser. don’t be a bitch.
love this site for the 86 coverage !!!
And 4th with Kunny Chaser to wallpaper pls 🙂
Lol 2nd last pic is awesome.
So many nice and neat rides its good to see a change
nice pics, got a wallpapper version of the 1st one?
great pics, ur equipment must be top notch; they are really sharp. good stuff
the 1st pic is JZA147, right?
Great coverage, love posts like this!
awesome shots! and as many already said, 1st one for wallpaper!:D
JZX100 I think..
yeah 2st picwallpaper
also im coming to japan can u help me git a car,,,,
and also i have 6000 ussd and how do i get a dl? and a biznes license i wanna open shop in jspsn
nah sasha its a jzx100 chaser
but agree need wallpaper of the spirant chaser please………..possibly the best chaser in the world
The people have spoken.
Spirant JZX100 wallpaper !!!
and more pix of your Mark II.
@ Sasha, the first pic is a JZX100.
Cool shots alexi!!! What kind of camera are you using?
Sasha: Its a JZX100 Chaser, No such thing as a JZA147 although there is a JZS147 Aristo.
The driver of that Le-mans schemed Supra is a Grandfather too.
+ for first pic being wallpaper! awesome shots alexi!
Nori Yaro is back! Thanks!
He spun out.
Better than the Sunday comics?
You keep coming back though, don’t you. 🙂
I shouldn’t have showed you those emails, roflcopters.
I’ll put up some pics of the equipment I use sometime, but these ones are with a Nikon D2Xs and Nikkor AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED with a polarising filter at about 1/100th, shutter priority.
OK, wallpapers it is then.
from holland: great pic’s last one walpaper please?
that soarer is sooo nice.