First of all I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and enjoyed some time off with family and friends. At last we’ve had some time to go back and write up a summary of the 86DRIVE/86CUP End of Season meet and track day that took place on December 12. Thanks to our friend Scott Grasso for providing some of the great photos from this event. For even more of his great photos please visit Scott Grasso Photography.
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the end of season with us! The day started out bright and early with chilly temperatures as the first cars hit the track at 9AM, but the weather warmed up and it turned out to be a pretty nice day outside. Those who weren’t going on track, rolled in to visit and spectate throughout the day, and we enjoyed a fun “lunch in the paddock” courtesy of our event hosts NorCalRacingClub. Then in the afternoon we held our 86DRIVE prize raffles and then took everyone out onto the front straight of Laguna Seca at the end of the day for a fun group photo. Hope many of you enjoyed the day with us and took home some cool raffle prizes.
Thank you to event and 86Cup sponsors Cusco USA, Winmax Brakes, GT Radial Tires, CounterSpace Garage, The Racers Line, Elite Performance, Scott Grasso Photography, and NorCalRacingClub (NCRC).
The number of prizes we had to give away thanks to the sponsors mentioned above was fantastic, and as a result I didn’t get to take very good notes of who won what, we were so busy drawing names and handing out prizes to the winners! But here is a list of some of the great prizes we raffled away to 86CUP participants and 86DRIVERs who joined us all summer/season long for great driving.
86DRIVE coffee mugs
86DRIVE mousepad + coffee mug combo pack
GT Radial Tires hat + t-shirt combo pack
Whiteline bump steer kit + t-shirt from The Racers Line
Oil change kit from CounterSpace Garage
Performance alignment from Elite Performance
86CUP poster prints, yearbook, and canvas prints from Scott Grasso Photography
Scion hats courtesy of Scion and 86CUP
Cusco products – gas pedal covers, differential mounts, strut bars, radiator cap, and many other goodies!
Winmax Brakes – complete sets of W5 and W6 brake pads for the 86 platform!
Remember, the whole point of 86DRIVE and our season-ending giveaways is to encourage 86 owners to come out to DRIVE and participate in the fun events we help put on. I hope to see even more of you come out next year when the 2016 86DRIVE SummerDRIVES season begins (usually in June)!
Congratulations also to the 2015 86Cup champions who were crowned at the awards ceremony at the end of the day! I believe technically the last day of the 86CUP season was the following day, but based on the scoring throughout the season we already had all the winners determined by Saturday. Huge props to Jeff Juanlu (Unlimited class), Wilson Wong (Street class), and Austen Chen (Stock class) for taking home the trophies with some fantastic driving all year.
Well that’s it for 2015, it has been an amazing year for us and we can’t wait to see what lies in store for 2016. Everyone have a great holiday season and we wish you more success, good times, and driving pleasure in the New Year!