With round-4 of the Formula Drift Pro-2 Championship behind us, I’m flying back off to work tonight reflecting on the “season that could have been”. I know you’re supposed to only look forward but I think you have to recognize both the good and the bad of the past season so that you can grow as both a person and as a team.
Per my last update, we were heading to HyperFest at VIR for some testing and then Orlando for the 2nd round of the Formula Drift Pro-2 championship. Well, those events did happen… just with some “mixed results” one could say.
After all the long days and nights… and days and nights, the new parts assembled and more weeks of building new parts than I would ever have imagined, we finally got to get our DVM Mustang back into completion. The 2016 Formula Drift Pro2 schedule of Road Atlanta, Orlando, Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix Raceway finally got underway on May 5th in Braselton, GA.
Well, as close as I can get to one that is. A good many months ago, my friend Ron called and said, “he was getting the band back together”… Well, it was more like a marching band than it was anything else. It seemed that when we helped put on a crazy-big one-day event for Toyota out in Las Vegas four years ago, we had really made a good impression. So much so that Toyota had called again and ask if Ron and his company The Driving Connection could do something similar for them again… Only catch was that this time, the event wouldn’t be in Vegas but at Fuji Speedway in the south of Japan and Ron was going to have to ship 160+ of us over there (again, think marching band). Well lucky for me that Ron rang me up and before he could finish his sentence as to weather I’d be interested in going, I jumped at the chance.