SLYSUMMIT subtitle ARE-SOU means wild run. They pick this from one of the local driver AREi Saito from team Nashiyama Street. And he became the first victim of ARE-SOU. In first heat second rap, he came out from the last corner with good angle, but the car started to switch to the other side=wall. He broke left side tension rod. However, he could luckily manage to fix the car and came back to the afternoon session.
But this ARE-SOU didn’t ended here. in the first heats 4 out of 5 classes had red flags. Kojima-san and Mitsumori-san from 4AG Club had dogfight all day, in the end of the day Kojima-san didn’t have both front and rear bumpers. Wasabi(his AE86) is getting like Chocolate(his previous AE86)
335BODY Ogawa-san who broke cluck shaft in first 3raps last year showed up with scrupulous maintenance on his car and made it to the last heat.
On the other hand, Taku-san form 4AG Club had an engine trouble and could run. But he had so much fun with the sing bards made by Craft Okata-san. Taku-san stood at the control line sent funny sing boards says “U SUCK” “Y U GO SO SLOW?” “U USE E-BRAKE TOO MUCH” “45MIN 2 GO” and made people laugh.
On the other hand, Kanagawa-union class had no trouble. They did a race in the first heat. They decided starting grids with rock scissors paper in the day before dinner time. Result was obvious, 4AG turbo Wataru won the race, V8 Crown Lowbrain JJ(Has race experience in Classic MINI) came in second. But B18C Civic Genki-kun had difficult time in the back group and couldn’t came back in good place.
■A Trend in 2018
A big trend in these days is “2001STLYE” but since everyone is doing it, it got kind of boring
Putting newer gen flavor in 2001 style is Lowbrain Yassan’s AE86. Black ET37V with Rosso Corsa matches very well and surprised many AE86 drivers out there. But yet, there are so many people paint their car red now. When Taku-san from 4AG Club painted his AE86 red, Kojima-san came up to Yassan and tried to make Yassan say “Stop coping me(of cause as a joke)”
Lowbrain, Freee’s, Aspiration, and their friends associate Kanagawaunion. SLY track day is ran by them. This year Aspiration couldn’t made it since they had a member’s wedding on the same day.
Therefore, there were less staffs than the other year. Kyokuto-skills Muko-san had to do flag man at the first corner by him self all day, and for the last corner they couldn’t put people all the time, that they asked drivers to use the signal on the last coner.
■Successfully kept the owner happy.
At SLY they don’t allow to have passenger, and spectator areas are strict. Only the reason “why” is for your safety. This year since it was the 4th event for them and developed trust. Luckily the track owner let us shoot a photo and video at outside of first corner where DK Tsuchiya used to have a judging seat for IKATEN.
Also, many entrants were in good mood as well. I heard someone said “I want to come to Yamanashi next week again.” KOYORAD noboris decorated the home straight and mountain side area looks like touge and remind us of street. Yamanashi is the only place we can have this package.
そのサブタイトルの由来にもなった、ナシヤマストリートのArei Saito-sanが1ヒート目に有言実行・・・・コースインラップを終えた2周目のホームストレートでいきなり卍の末ウォールにヒット。足回りを破損。Sports Land Yamanashiのコースレギュレーションではホームストレートでの卍が禁止されているので、いきなり社長のお怒りが降臨するかと思われたが、特になにもなくスケジュールは進行した。