Friday---We show up early and prep the car for awhole day of practice.
Keiichi said to all the drivers, the difference between a D1 driver and other is you should be able to stay on upper 1/2 part of the oval bank.
Conrad goes out and practice banking the whole large oval on the top of the bank.
He did more then 10 run with each run better and near perfect.
As he did one of the last session of the practice round while finishing on top of 3rd gear sideway on the bank near the wall the car lost power due to ecu being ground out.
The car goes into the wall about 80mph twisting the chasis.
We got the car back to the pit and check out the damages.
The passenger side firewall is bent in and all the front arms on that side was bent as well.
Conrad was determine to run tomorrow, so a few phone calls was made and we went out looking for parts
Saturday----Conrad show up early and start banging out the body so the wheel can be turn.
We replace all the front arms and install our backup front bumper.
The left wheel has 3 degree of negative camber while the right wheel has more then 6 degree of negative camber.
Conrad said he'll go out and do 3 practice runs and if he feel it's controlable he'll go into the qualify runs.
After all 3 run he states that the steering wheel shakes and the car pulls to one direction.
As qualify run you get 1 practice run and 2 qualify run.
1st run he did it safely with getting use to the new condition of the car.
2nd run he did very well pulling off a smooth clean run.
3rd run since the chasis is toast he gave it all he's got and did a outstanding run as crowd cheer for him.
After all this he scored a 94, which is not enough to qualify but good enough to show drifting is not all car it's all about the driver.
Sunday---We park the car and enjoy the day hanging out with friends watch as the 1st round of D1 GP competed.
Due to the need for a competition car for Conrad for Formula D we found our good friend's shop Motorsport Dynamic
who took Conrad as their new driver.
We wish him the best and will support him in anyway we can, also he's welcome to come back anytime to drive for us.
Our next project car? It's an AE86 now just matter of finding a good driver for it.
Maybe we'll hold a Jspec cup where the winner will get prize and drift for us next year D1 and Formula D(2006).