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      12-08-2010, 10:05 PM   #1
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Ken Block's new hybrid autocross/drifting event -Gymkhana anyone??

There is a new timed competition out there that looks a little like those crazy Ken Block youtube videos. Ken Block is calling it Gymkhana Grid here in the US. They call it just plain old Gymkhana in the rest of the world but we have our own unique flavor that is a bit like a hybrid of heads up drag racing, autocross, and drifting.

There was one of us there at the event competing on the pro level, Michael Essa and his V10 powered 335i, he call it the GSR 350R. And this thing sounds freakin' insane with the sequential racing transmission and open exhaust V10 from an E60 M5.

Autocross guys, what do you think? Is this a sport for you?



Link to full article:
http://www.motoiq.com/magazine_articles/ar...a-speedway.aspx

Essa got knocked out in the semi finals from an uber quick Corolla AE86 powered by a turbo Honda S2000 motor but put on a fantastic show during the burnout. Essa won the burnout with a huge ass 3min long 3rd gear burnout that filled the tarmac with so much smoke you couldn't even see his headlights anymore.



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      12-09-2010, 03:09 AM   #2
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coolest skill-set ever imo. I'm on the learning curve. Where? Not far enough along.

I'm having a difficult time finding drift days close to me. And, quality instruction. I'm also having a hard time finding a close-to-free welded diff.
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      12-09-2010, 03:21 AM   #3
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nice event. my e36 m3 was there.






more here http://www.night-import.com/2010/12/...k_07.html#more
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