Akitech Cup 2016 Central Circuit Coverage…Part 3 of 3…

Man, moving is mildly stressful. These last couple days or so, I’ve been dealing with a move from one house to another, while also procrastinating  to finish-up my taxes. That hasn’t left me with a whole lot of time to do anything but I really need to get this final set of photos out so we can move forward with some fresh content. Below are the rest of the photos from the event which generated some pretty good traffic last week. I guess it is always cool to see what is going on in Japan and having a rare look into these smaller events. It gives us the opportunity to see cars we’d otherwise be rarely exposed to, if at all, so a huge thanks goes out once again to Daiki Tamiya for taking the time to shoot all these photos. I had the pleasure of processing them for the site and honestly, I was getting more and more excited to see each new photo coming in…

On a side note, I’m not completely sure if I will be attending Formula D this weekend, especially since I am trying to finish up my move but if I do go, I hope I see everyone there. I’d like to go but I’ve been trying to keep some time open to do regular-life-type of things before the season goes into a frenzied state in the coming months….

ASLAN PRESENTS AKITECH CUP 2016

Central Circuit (Hyogo Prefecture)

3/20/2016

PHOTOS BY ©DAIKI TAMIYA PHOTOGRAPHY

POST-PROCESSING BY STICKYDILJOE

WORDS BY STICKYDILJOE

Here’s the final batch of photos from this set, enjoy…

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EG from AUTOSTAGE CLOSE-UP on 15-inch mismatched Volk TEs…

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DC5 Integra Type R cooling down in the paddock…

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I believe this gentleman is either on his cellphone talking or waiting for the GARAGE WORK EK to hover slight over his body…

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Takumi Iwata from GARAGE WORK and Ton from ASLAN talking shop…

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The front aero set-up on the ASLAN K-swapped EG…

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Lightly-tuned S2000 on SSR Executor wheels…

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ASLAN EG on the track…

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Makoto from GARAGE WORK…

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Ton from TEMPLE RACING…

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Yusuke Tokue…

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Makoto and his towering rear wing…

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Joe from ACROSS leads the pack as they exit the S-turn…

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EF9 representing Osaka JDM/Five Mart…

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Makoto Onoda’s K-DC2 leading another group…

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AT Civic following closely behind…

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Tatsu from Mizuho paint shop and NO GOOD RACING…

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This EG6 on SSR Type-X experienced some minor front end damage on the track…

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The lightly-tuned AP1 from earlier putting in work…

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GARAGE MINDS EK and its unique front bumper set-up…

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LIMITATION-R EG…

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The menacing K20 EK from CAR MAKE ACROSS…

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The GARAGE WORK team shaving down some R-compounds in the paddock…

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NO GOOD RACING EG with Chargespeed wide front fenders, Sergeant front bumper, and WEDS TC005…

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Here you can get a glimpse of Makotoman’s billet rear subframe brace and LCAs…

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…as well as a better look at the custom-cut rear bumper on the Meishin Tire AP2 S2000…

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Five Mart EF9 with their brand of wide front fenders….

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NGR yellow EG with the signature NO GOOD livery…

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AT Civic from earlier on Enkei wheels…

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A few more of the amazing ACROSS EK9…

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You can see here that the paint on the rear bumper of this EG has been burned through via the straight-pipe exhaust…

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REAL COMPANY trying to figure out what to do with their broken FRP hood situation…

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This photo would see much more peculiar and awkward if I didn’t mention that they were shaving the tires down…

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Always good to see enthusiasts of all ages being able to share some laughs while in the spirit of competition…

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ASLAN EG with the tire heaters hooked-up…

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…and here are a couple of better shots of it outside as it leaves the paddock…

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Higashino Racing EF9 Civic and its 5-lug, 10-spoke Volk CEs up front…

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GARAGE MINDS EG with its 18-inch TE37SL set-up and the ACROSS EK9…

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ASLAN EG looks quite good on 15×8 Volk Racing TEs…

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ASLAN and TEMPLE RACING’s Mugen RR. Cool to see it running Spoon SW388 wheels in the rear…

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DC5 Integra Type R on Advan Racing wheels…

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Civic on the grid waiting for battle…

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The awards and some bubbly for the podium ceremony…

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Not too far behind it was the ASLAN EG…

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I apologize for not having all the official times and results from the race but it looked like the guys who won celebrated by leaving no champagne bottle uncorked…

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I do know that this Civic ended-up placing 3rd overall in the N2 class…

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…and then it proceeded to be crane-lifted onto a flatbed truck by its wheels…

On that note, that’s a wrap on the Akitech Cup 2016 event. I’ll keep you guys up to speed if they do travel to another track for another Akitech Cup event. Thanks for looking!!…

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13 thoughts

  1. Nice coverage. One question though: Why are tires beind shaved? Does this make them grip more? Sorry i’m not really a racing veteran

  2. ^^, yes, shaving the tires down helps them achieve their maximum grip, I think 6/32 is where you want to be (10/32 is new). What’s up with Ton from Aslan’s racing uniform? Is the dude a Nazi? He’s got freakin’ Iron Crosses and an “SS” badge on his collar.

    • its just a symbol of great bravery and heroism in the Prussian army. just so happened to be used by the Nazis as well much like the swastika which was a symbol used in Buddhism/Hinduism and Jainism datin back to the the 2nd century bc. that particular symbol means auspiciousness by the way. not at all what hitler perverted it into.

      • And how would you describe the protection squadron called the Schutzstaffel (SS) on his collar? That represents the NSDAP and Nazi Party.

      • Not sure about the SS symbol. I know it started with the nazis as far as I have read. But keep in mind he may just be a punk. Check his neck tats. All these symbols were and are used in the punk scene to inspire an emotional response.
        If you like and what your obviously hinting at is that he’s probably favoring the nazi party. At least that’s what you are conveying grammatically. Just offering a second opinion.

      • TrickyTSX. Well, many Japanese are all too familiar and are supporters of the Hitlerian ideology. Anyway, have a good day.

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