THE JZX IS BACK: First time out at Okegawa Sports LandMarch 24, 2010 12:24 am
I received a call the other morning from Yuusuke Kitaoka asking if I’d like to go and watch some of his friends driving at Okegawa Sports Land.
Since his car has no rear seat, and his girlfriend Yuki was coming along too, I had to drive there as well. This wasn’t too much of a problem as far as I’m concerned, and Yuki actually ended up riding in my car anyway because I still have a comfortable factory seat on the passenger’s side.
Yes, his car does actually have registration, if you were wondering.
Okegawa is situated about an hour and a bit west of Tokyo right next to an airfield. It’s a very small circuit and is usually used for small capacity motorcycle racing. It’s not really that well known outside of local drivers, but has been described as the Meihan of East Japan thanks to the wall on the main straight and complete lack of runoff. There’s also always lots of light planes, helicopters and parachutists flying around.
If you recall that mashed-up Cresta I posted pics of a little while ago, that crashed here.
Here’s one of Kitaoka’s friends who was repairing his car after a little crash he had.
Since the car was registered and was to be driven home, he had to get all the headlights and indicators mounted back up.
If you can’t fix it with zipties, it can’t be fixed.
Here’s another of Kitaoka’s friends, Ishii-san. this car was obviously not going home any other way than on the back of a truck.
Since I’d never actually had a go at Okegawa before, I asked Ishii-san to take me out for a ride to get a feel for the flow of the track.
That was good enough for me. Since I had all my gear in the car already, I signed up and paid for the final two sessions of the day.
The guy in the white top is Mr S*****. Don’t ask what he does for a job.
We can say that he had a pretty neat Type X though.
I only had the point-and-click this time, so no good action shots.
It didn’t stop me from trying though.
Intercooler piping always seem to take two goes to repair after a frontal crash.
After the day was over, we had sushi at at place where you order what you want on a touchscreen, and it comes to you on a little Shinkansen.Tags: JZX100, Mark II, Okegawa Sports Land, Yuusuke Kitaoka
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love ‘small meet’ posts like this! also love the wheels on what used to be an s14? haha
lol i can’t decide if i like your coverage more, or the fact that there exists a place where sushi can be delivever on a little shinkansen. oh japan…. one day, one day.
great stuff as always, glad to see the Mark II back in action! 🙂
aww man… whats his job?? :p i wanna know
great post!! 😀
i envy you Alexi!
Amazing! Nice work
Kitaoka-san’s jzx for wallpaper anyone?
haven’t changed your bumper eh?
PLEEEAAASSSEEEEEEEEEE TELL US WHAT SUZUKI-SAN DOES FOR A LIVING!!!
i’m just dying to know
ahhh capasushi(spl?) is good stuff. and i think its only 88 en per plate right now.
What does he do??? It’s driving me f’n bonkers! LOL
i was hoping to see more pictures of your car and Kitaoka’s
but nice post nonetheless
yeah alexi you cant say dont ask and not expect us to ask
whats he dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo man 😀
is he a fluffer??? hahaha that’d be gold.
also awsome coverage 🙂
So was Yuki hot?
Great, I like this kind of post about small grassroots events !
But, please, I beg you, what is his job ?! 🙂
are those Dotz Vegas ?
’twas a nice day, wasnt it ? 🙂
Got any more shots of that beaten up S14? Looks rad on those P1’s!
Let’s just say he’s a member of the local Legitimate Businessmen’s Club.
Not yet, but I have something lined up.
No comment, because she’s probably reading this! She can speak English too, which is cool.
awesome cresta! i just cant figure out how to make a cressida on sale look better to my girl to allow me the purchase, this suggested doing a duo-tone (painting the roof), maybe that will help 😀
the red jzx chaser is so delicious..
suzuki sn is a porn actor
There was this jap fella that was supposed to be a porn camera man, i saw it mentioned on another site. Same guy??
i love this site, that cresida is beautiful!