“Race Day” at Racer’s Edge Indoor Karting Coverage…

While there was actual racing going on over in Fontana, CA. at the IDRC International Finals, I was over in the city of Burbank for “Race Day”. There was certainly racing going on over here as well, but of the go-kart racing variety. This small show/meet was held inside the compound of an indoor kart racing facility known as “Racer’s Edge”. Norman, who is also the head of local Socal car crew AS1, set-up this entire event and all the homies as well as other fellow enthusiasts came out to show their support. The lot didn’t seem very large but they were still able to squeeze in a pretty large amount of vehicles. Norman and crew had expected more cars and were planning to use every possible open space to fill it with a car but the fire marshall notified them that they wouldn’t be able to house as many cars as they could due to fire code. It certainly didn’t have too big of an effect on the show though because there was a very good mix of different builds present. Hondas, Nissans, Subarus, you name it, there was probably one in attendance. There were even some very nice old school rides present, which is always a pleasant surprise. One of the coolest things about this show was that people were also able to go karting inside for a discounted rate. Being able to race and watch others race inside also provided shade from the intense heat outside. I don’t really know what’s going on with this weather, especially in mid-late October. There’s no reason why it should be getting this hot. All in all, it was a good show. Big Mike, DPK David, and some of the other homies ended up spending a lot of their time there judging the non-Honda categories and some of the other guys showed up just to hang out. May and I arrived around 2pm and I began snapping away at whatever I saw…enjoy the photos and thanks to Norman for organizing this event…

This was one of the first cars I spotted when I got to the show…Pretty cool looking MK5 GTI on air and Bentley wheels…Kinda liked this photo so I included a Larger Version (1200×800)

Integras were abundant at “Race Day”…

I thought this MX-5 Miata on TE37s was interesting…

Classic look for a DC2…R front end conversion, R wing, Spoon SW388s…

Another good looking DC2…this one with clear housing JDM Integra headlights, front end, and Mugen MF10Ls….

Always been a big fan of this 4-door Integra…I like the simplicity of it and the contrast of the red Bride interior on the white…

The engine bay is very traditional…no crazy tuck or shave or anything…still retains ABS, air conditioning, stock battery location, etc…

Very nice interior…

Teddy’s white EK with his newly-mounted First Molding front lip…

This coupe was pretty clean…the engine bay is pretty random and I can’t say I’m really a big fan of that whole style but I can appreciate the amount of labor involved in creating it…

The bay was so busy I almost didn’t notice the ITBs…

This Corolla was really clean…I didn’t get a chance to see what was under the hood but the outside looked pretty mint. Even the Watanabe wheels looked like they were brand new straight out of the box and on the car with original center caps and everything…

Another AE86, this one on SSR Longchamps…

Here’s another old school Corolla…this chassis is the one that preceded the AE86 chassis….

Loved this RPS13 hatchback on SSR Professor SP3s and Top Secret aero…

Sil80 on SSR Professor SP1s…

Legacy Wagon on Blitz Technospeed Z1…it was so hot that the tires were sweating, haha…

Sloppy aka TGIJoseph’s Honda Fit on Spoon wheels…

Clean Subaru STI on polished Volk CE28s…

White EG Civic on what looks to be Mugen sideskirts (could be Wings West),  and Spoon Sports-style front lip….949 wheels with caps also and Recaro seats…

4-door Civic on Mugen NR10s…the name of the front lip escapes me right now, but I think it might be a Vision-style carbon fiber EG9 Ferio lip…

This was tucked away in the corner at the show but I thought it was a good look. The blue on blue is not that common with Subaru-owners and it doesn’t hurt that the wheels are aggressively sized Work Meister S1s…

Spotted this RSX at various events in the past…

FA5 Civic on Yokohama Super Advan Racing Ver. 2 wheels…

I walked inside to the karting area and spotted Salem from Phaze 2’s TSX parked inside the track…pretty cool but with the way some of these kids were driving, I would have been a little worried…

One of the interesting things to note about this event was that Racer’s Edge had a separate building inside the parking lot that made it possible for Norman to park some cars inside of and out of the sun. While this was cool for the people inside because they could escape the burning sun, it made for crappier photos…

Here’s a Civic that I’ve been keep an eye on. It has a cool, track-inspired look and the guy actually takes it to the track…It just needs to be painted and it’ll look like a completely different car…

DPK David’s EJ1 coupe…

DPK JP’s Civic…

Crappy photo of Arn’s Integra…looks like he parked next to the fucking sun or something…

Phaze2 Arnel’s 4-door with the lip kit paint-matched….this thing is starting to look better and better…

AS1 Karl’s EM1 Civic on CCWs…

A “photoshoot” that was going on in the middle of the show with one of the girls that was working the Race Day event…

Jose Romo’s Audi A3…

This was pretty interesting/random…authentic right hand drive Datsun Bluebird that was tucked away in the back corner…

Mugen CR-X Pro.2 from GSpot Automotive…

Brian Arias’ Civic that was featured this year in Import Tuner magazine…

Civic from GTS Auto that you should all be pretty familiar with by now…

Arn brought his wife and baby out to hang out at the show for a bit before it ended…this little guy always looks like he’s surprised, haha…

Leon also brought his newborn baby out for the first time…it’s still pretty crazy to think that Leon is a dad now…

Chaba was working the event inside the karting area throughout the day but found some time to come out and hold Leon’s baby… On most other sites, you will see her doing poses and modeling at events at what not…on The Chronicles…YOU WILL SEE HER HOLDING A BABY. Haha…this ain’t “It’sJDMYo!!!” We got models holding babies over here…

Anyways, it was nearing the end of the day so it was time for the awards to be presented…

Norman, the man behind the event, holding up one of the awards…he also does his fair share of holding babies because he’s a father of 12…

DPK David won “Best Honda” and Chaba was happy for him…

DPK JP won “Best Honda without headlights”/”People’s Choice”….

A bunch of other awards were given out too but there was already a photographer on hand to cover that so I just sat back and didn’t do shit the rest of the time…oh I clapped…that should be mentioned I guess…

Group photo with the award winners…Arnel actually won “Best Stance” but he was nowhere to be found so David is holding up the award for him. He was either smoking a cigarette or not caring, or something related to not standing there at that moment…Congrats to all the winners though, smokers or not…

That’s pretty much it. YEAR.THREE is this weekend! Get your cars some what in presentable condition!…

Thanks for looking….

11 thoughts

  1. dang i should have went to this rather than the pursuit lexus meet. i was in glendale afterwards anyways! argh looked like good times indeedy! see you at eibach!

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