MOBARA TWIN CIRCUIT! Let's enjoy drifting together!

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Mobara Twin Circuit has always been on my list of tracks I’ve wanted to drive. To get the opportunity to do so is almost a dream come true. 2019 is the year of touring new tracks all across Japan! Enjoy my pictures from the event, and I hope it helps relive the day and make you feel as if you were right there alongside me! Enjoy!!

I couldn’t even sleep until 5am, I was so excited! 3am came and I was wide awake, patiently waiting for the clock to strike 5, so Andy and myself could get on the road!

I couldn’t even sleep until 5am, I was so excited! 3am came and I was wide awake, patiently waiting for the clock to strike 5, so Andy and myself could get on the road!

Japan is so convenient. These vending machines are on almost every corner and they can supply you with cold OR hot coffee…in a can. It’s amazing!

Japan is so convenient. These vending machines are on almost every corner and they can supply you with cold OR hot coffee…in a can. It’s amazing!

Cars were already loaded and ready to go. Andy’s 180 is just too good!

Cars were already loaded and ready to go. Andy’s 180 is just too good!

Quick stop at 7/11 for some breakfast!

Quick stop at 7/11 for some breakfast!

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A quick stop before the interchange (highway) to clearance fenders, haha! We dialed out some camber and it was rubbing just a bit. Nothing some quick dremel work can’t fix!

A quick stop before the interchange (highway) to clearance fenders, haha! We dialed out some camber and it was rubbing just a bit. Nothing some quick dremel work can’t fix!

BOSS Coffee and 7/11 Lattes.

BOSS Coffee and 7/11 Lattes.

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Japan actually cares about their drivers. These walls are there to prevent sun glare for morning and evening commutes. Very smart!

Japan actually cares about their drivers. These walls are there to prevent sun glare for morning and evening commutes. Very smart!

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Cruising.

Cruising.

Some backroads are so small! Makes for some fun cruising!

Some backroads are so small! Makes for some fun cruising!

Last stop at the 7/11 right down the street! Ran into some track day friends. We were a bit worried when we didn’t see Drift cars, and saw only grip cars driving around. Thought we booked the wrong event day, LOL!

Last stop at the 7/11 right down the street! Ran into some track day friends. We were a bit worried when we didn’t see Drift cars, and saw only grip cars driving around. Thought we booked the wrong event day, LOL!

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Simple just works. I love these cars.

Simple just works. I love these cars.

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Just so cool to see awesome cars driving all around! Never gets old.

Just so cool to see awesome cars driving all around! Never gets old.

After a 2 hour drive, it felt good to be unloaded and finally at Mobara Twin Circuit! This place is so cool when you pull in and it’s a lot smaller than it seems in the videos. There was another motorcycle track located next to the main circuit; pretty neat!

After a 2 hour drive, it felt good to be unloaded and finally at Mobara Twin Circuit! This place is so cool when you pull in and it’s a lot smaller than it seems in the videos. There was another motorcycle track located next to the main circuit; pretty neat!

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Cars of all types were there today. This Toyo D1 86 came out for some testing.

Cars of all types were there today. This Toyo D1 86 came out for some testing.

The driver rolled up in style. Not my style, but style nonetheless.

The driver rolled up in style. Not my style, but style nonetheless.

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Now we’re talkin’… drool

Now we’re talkin’…drool

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Drivers unloaded and registered for the day!

Drivers unloaded and registered for the day!

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Was able to follow this driver for a few laps, and this car is damn fast down the straight!

Was able to follow this driver for a few laps, and this car is damn fast down the straight!

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S14 Street Car.

S14 Street Car.

If you don’t already, make sure to follow @shirtstuckedin ; Casey is an awesome dude and sells TOP NOTCH products. I tried on a set of his gloves and bought a pair the next day - hands down the nicest gloves I’ve seen. I’ll post a review about them when they arrive! Featured is the STI Bomber Jacket.

If you don’t already, make sure to follow @shirtstuckedin ; Casey is an awesome dude and sells TOP NOTCH products. I tried on a set of his gloves and bought a pair the next day - hands down the nicest gloves I’ve seen. I’ll post a review about them when they arrive! Featured is the STI Bomber Jacket.

Our friends from the 7/11 earlier in the day!

Our friends from the 7/11 earlier in the day!

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Drivers meeting.

Drivers meeting.

And then it was time for the first session to head out!

And then it was time for the first session to head out!

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Many unique cars out on track! Great to see someone in an MR2-S.

Many unique cars out on track! Great to see someone in an MR2-S.

Some drivers wasted no time warming and tossed in right away. This entry is beyond fun & extremely addicting when done correctly.

Some drivers wasted no time warming and tossed in right away. This entry is beyond fun & extremely addicting when done correctly.

It was odd to see another American at a random track day, but it was equally as awesome! He was from Texas and had been living in Japan for quite some time. His style with his S14 was spot on. Big fan of all the AVS wheels, and matching drift spares!

It was odd to see another American at a random track day, but it was equally as awesome! He was from Texas and had been living in Japan for quite some time. His style with his S14 was spot on. Big fan of all the AVS wheels, and matching drift spares!

Another great example of an S14!

Another great example of an S14!

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This part is fun! You sweep all the way out into pit lane, beyond the wall and B line for the entry with as much speed as you can before feinting in. Ugh, so addicting!

This part is fun! You sweep all the way out into pit lane, beyond the wall and B line for the entry with as much speed as you can before feinting in. Ugh, so addicting!

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Andy’s 180 was overboosting a bit, and it was super hot out, so to avoid issues, we dialed the preload on the wastegate to reduce boost at waste gate pressure.

Andy’s 180 was overboosting a bit, and it was super hot out, so to avoid issues, we dialed the preload on the wastegate to reduce boost at waste gate pressure.

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It wouldn’t be a practice day without some battle damage! This Mark II met the barriers, and the Miata above went off course during our single session that we ran in reverse - which was super unexpected and kind of fun!

It wouldn’t be a practice day without some battle damage! This Mark II met the barriers, and the Miata above went off course during our single session that we ran in reverse - which was super unexpected and kind of fun!

Despite a wreck, the driver was still smiling ear to ear. Something about doing what you love, it doesn’t matter what happens because at the end of the day, you still love what you’re doing and passion will drive you to get back out there ASAP!

Despite a wreck, the driver was still smiling ear to ear. Something about doing what you love, it doesn’t matter what happens because at the end of the day, you still love what you’re doing and passion will drive you to get back out there ASAP!

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Skipped this session to get some pics of Andy.

Skipped this session to get some pics of Andy.

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The rest of the Expert Class lining up!

The rest of the Expert Class lining up!

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Properly backwards on the first and second lap. Andy is such a good driver!

Properly backwards on the first and second lap. Andy is such a good driver!

After much testing on the skid pad, the 86 finally rolled out onto track. This was a VR41DETT, a 4.1L GTR motor.

After much testing on the skid pad, the 86 finally rolled out onto track. This was a VR41DETT, a 4.1L GTR motor.

Such a tidy Mark II!

Such a tidy Mark II!

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3 wheelin’ Chaser! The build quality of the cars out driving today were unreal.

3 wheelin’ Chaser! The build quality of the cars out driving today were unreal.

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Watching Andy TRY to spin the car on entry was hilariously entertaining; between driver skill, the GK Tech V3 knuckles and 265 rears, it was near impossible and made for some insane backwards entires!

Watching Andy TRY to spin the car on entry was hilariously entertaining; between driver skill, the GK Tech V3 knuckles and 265 rears, it was near impossible and made for some insane backwards entires!

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No words.

No words.

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“Driving the mountains every weekend make the circuits less of a rush.”

“Driving the mountains every weekend make the circuits less of a rush.”

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As the day settled, cars began to pack up and the end of the day meeting was a funny one as we were thanked for traveling all the way to their event. We were awarded with some tasty snacks!

As the day settled, cars began to pack up and the end of the day meeting was a funny one as we were thanked for traveling all the way to their event. We were awarded with some tasty snacks!

And this next sequences was taken by friends!

And this next sequences was taken by friends!

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Videos from this day will be uploaded to YouTube and placed in it’s own BLOG, so stay tuned. Sorry I’m so behind on these, but I promise I’m cranking them out!

Enjoy the collage of pictures below!