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[COVERAGE] MotoAmerica: Pittsburgh

August 26th, 2021 by Elusive Media

MotoAmerica makes it way to the Pittsburgh International race complex where 7 out of the 9 classes were ready to put in a full weekend of racing! Royal Enfield Build Train Race was one of the new classes and exciting to check out. 7 women and 3 rounds.Pittsburgh fans were lucky enough to check out these ladies rips around the track. MotoAmerica Mini Cup Series raced on their own course within the complex and started their 3rd round at Pittsburgh. Another 8 races happened over the other 5 classes on Saturday and Sunday, a packed weeekend for fans. Jake Gagne on his Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha continues his winning streak this weekend at an amazing 13 wins with an impressive 93 points ahead in the championship. Toni Elias take over for injured Josh Herrin also had everyone talking this weekend. On his first outing on the Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha, he was able to secure 2nd place and 3 seconds gap over 3rd place Mathew Scholtz Westby Racing Yamaha. For Sundays race in superbike, everyone was dialed down with their setup. 10 rides were all within a minute of each other vs race 1 where 7 riders were within a minute. Toni Elias wasn’t able to hold on to a podium in the 2nd race, finishing 4th. Mathew Scholtz took over the 2nd position and Bobby Fong on his M4 ECSTAR Suzuki moved up to 3rd vs 8th on saturday. For more information on there classes, be sure to check out motoamerica.com. See you all in New Jersey!

Date: August 13-15, 2021
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] IMSA Six Hours of The Glen

July 11th, 2021 by Elusive Media

IMSA returns to Watkins Glen International! Last year never happened and it’s been 2 years since we’ve been able to attend the Six Hours of The Glen. This 4 day event is packed full of racing! Porsche Carrera Cup, Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240, and on the final day Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen! This track is massive, 3.4 miles and 11 corners. I hate to admit it, but this is my first time at the track and it sure won’t be my last. For the Six Hours of the Glen, 5 different classes race over the six hour length. DPi, LMP2, LMP3(new for 2021), GTLM, and GTD. With this many classes on track, the racing never seemed to end. Over takes are plentiful, and even with this length of a track,there is little time between another car flying by! Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen is the third event out of four that make up the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup. For the full results check out imsa.com! If you enjoy camping and enjoy motorsports, this race weekend is a must! Book your spot early, because they sell quickly!

Date: June 24-27, 2021
Location: Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] FormulaDRIFT: New Jersey The Gauntlet

June 30th, 2021 by Elusive Media

Formula Drift returns to Englishtown! But it’s no where near how you remember it. A few years back, the drag strip was no longer allowed to be used. Raceway Park does have a road course, which is used for many drift events, but FormulaD and Raceway park built it’s first dedicated drift track! It combines the track layout of Wall Township Raceway, but without the high banks. The figure eight now crisscrosses over what is left of the drag strip and drivers have to adjust to the different pavement changes. This would of been the second year, but due to Covid and NJ restrictions, the event had to move to 2021.
Arriving at 9am, the temp was already above 80 and sunny! It was going to be a scorcher and a long day of drifting! The paddock stretched all the way around the track with a car show taking up the front entrance. Round 2 of ProSpec battle was the first part of the day. They put on some epic battles with a dramatic ending for first and 2nd. Dmitriy Brutskiy taking 1st, Austin Matta taking 2nd after slamming into the final wall and his wheel getting ripped off! Nick Noback finish up 3rd in his E46 M3. With a short break between competitions, the Pro was up as the sun started to set. As we finish the driver introductions, national anthem and swore in cadets into Space Force(congrats to them!), no longer than 2 minutes after, light drizzle falls from the sky.
The Pro are about to start with a damp track that was dry all day. We all hoped that it was going to be short lived, the rain continued until the top 6 and it only started to dry out on the last battle. We all hoped for many close battles, but with the damp to soaked track, it was all about who could keep up the speed, angle, and without spinning out. The smoke was absent until the last battle, but sadly Christ Forsbergs NOS Energy – GT Radial Nissan 370Z was littered with issues this weekend. Replaced engine before qualifying and during the final ends up with electrical problems. It was amazing he made it, but still comes away with good points to keep the championship alive . Matt Field takes the win which makes is first FD Pro win in the Falken Tire – Drift Cave Chevrolet Corvette! With this win and points previous points leader finishing 9th, Field now leads the championship. Fredric Aasbo in his Rockstar Energy Drink Toyota GR Supra finishes the podium in 3rd. Looking forward to exciting next round in Erie, PA! See you there!

Date: June 18-19, 2021
Location: Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Turn14 4th Annual Pit Paddock Meet

June 23rd, 2021 by Elusive Media

4th Annual Car Meet at the Turn 14 Distribution center is back! This was the first time attending this meet, and i wasn’t sure what to expect. At first arrival, it looked like your typical car meet, lots of different cars and styles. The car show went all the way around the warehouse, and this is no small setup. As i walked around to the back, I was surprised to see the vast amount of vendors on display. We also had food trucks and 2 DJs spread around the perimeter of the meet. When you attend be sure to take a peak inside the warehouse, it’s pretty impressive operation to say the least!

Date: June 12th, 2021
Location: Turn 14 Distribution East DC, Hatfield, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] CF Charities Supercar Show ’21

June 15th, 2021 by Elusive Media

Supercars have returned to Philadelphia! The 2 day event which includes a full track day at New Jersey Motorsport Park and the second day with a morning police escorted drive. The drive takes you around Philadelphia that returns to the Well Fargo Center for the car show! The supercar lot was packed full along with an overflow lot of high end sport cars. With the event cancelled last year due to Covid19 everyone was itching to get out! If you saw your favorite Ford GT or Adventador SV, the chances there was another 2 or 3 of them there! It was a sight to see! Due to the weather, even by 10am the temperature was start to push 90F, so if you attended I hope you came early! and while you are there, pick up a t-shirt! Remember, it all goes to charity!

Date: June 6th, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] LosGoonies PandaFest Airport ’21

June 7th, 2021 by Elusive Media

Just when I thought the Princeton Airport shows were done, LosGoonies revives it two years after First Class Fitment series finale in 2019. Just like First Class Fitment, Panadfest brought out a huge showing for its first year at the venue. Music, Awards, VIP Showcase, vendors, and food trucks helps kick off their 10th year of events with a bang! Note: Because of a conflict with another event and the extreme heat and humidity, by the time I reached Pandafest, many of the participants have already left the show. With that being said, still plenty of photos to enjoy and big shout out to Christine(@christinealiani) and Bear(@beardillinger) for happily taking photos after a long day in the heat!

Date: June 6th, 2021
Location: Princeton Airport, Princeton, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] 4th Annual BMW E46 M3 East Meet

May 31st, 2021 by Elusive Media

This years meet gets back on track with its spring event to start off the season! Last years event was pushed all the way til November! For some, it may feel like they just saw each other! But sadly i wasn’t able to make last Novembers event do a motorcycle accident, which made it impossible to drive or shift my manual e46m3! Beyond happy to be able to attend this event for that reason alone! Great seeing everyone and catching up! The next big M event will be at MPACT! Be sure to attend!

Date: May 22, 2021
Location: Palisades Interstate Park Commission: State Line Lookout, Alpine, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals ’21

May 21st, 2021 by Elusive Media

We are back!! Covid19 restrictions have been coming down all over the US and the Carlisle event has really felt like things are getting back to normal! Travel restrictions have come down and the attendance showed it! Import and Performance(I&P) this year was loaded, and i mean loaded with special and rare cars to check out. To name a few, Dune Buggy running the Baja 1000 (run by an all female-team), Volvo P1800 which has over 3 million miles!!, Jay Leno’s 2JetZ, Opel Rekord, Renault R5 Turbo 2, Opel Senator, and many more! I also love their new show field setup they introduced over the years. The section are now broken up into Countries; England, Germany, France, Japan, Korea, United States, Italy and Sweden. And to make sure you visited each location, you have a passport to to get stamped by their International Ambassadors. The 2 day event also packs in driving events; Drifting, Auto-X, car limbo, and rolling exhaust contest. Opel 15th annual National Meet made it their home at this years I&P. Enjoy this years photos from the wide variety of vehicles that attended!

Date: May 14-15, 2021
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals ’20

August 30th, 2020 by Elusive Media

This show has always been a spring event, but 2020 has a question mark if anything was ever going to get started. Happy to see one of my favorite shows return! Such a wide variety of import cars, from your modern day JDMs to classic British roadsters! This years format was a bit scaled back as covid19 still presented some restrictions, but many still traveled from afar! If Carlisle was able to get this show off, you know it will be back next year! Congrats to Carlisle staff for putting on another great show that allowed us to come together! It was much needed for everyone, especially myself! Enjoy the photos!!

Date: August 14-16, 2020
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] MotoAmerica New Jersey Round 9 ’19

September 14th, 2019 by Elusive Media

MotoAmerica returns to the 2.25 mile New Jersey Motorsport park for round 9 of the championship! Unlike last year where the rain came down in buckets, races were able to complete the the dry which made for some exciting races. Coming into the Championship of New Jersey, many of the classes are in close battle for a championship. Supersport had 4 rides under 50 point difference, Superbike had 3 rides under 50 points, and the Twins top 3 were covered just by 19 points! EBC Brakes Superbike Race 1 came down with Gerloff and Beaubier scrapping for first position on the first half the race, and a late charge from Beaubier in lap 18, but Garret Gerloff was able to pull away and take the win! Cameron Beaubier followed 1.7 seconds behind in 2nd, JD Beach in 3rd and Toni Elias in 4th. Yamaha YZF-R1 takes all 3 podiums! Race 2 of the EBC Brakes Superbike JD Beach leads the first half of the race. As the race continues, Beaubier is able to battle with Beach and positions swap multiple times, but in the end Cameron Beaubier excellent first corner speed gives him the lead and he takes the win! JD Beach comes in second 1.4 seconds behind. Mathew Scholtz finished off the podium make it a Yamaha lockout. Toni Elias is able to work his way up to 4th. Championships start to tighten up, as Superbike top 2 are only 16 points apart. Beaubier was able to gain some much needed points as Toni Elias still leads the championship. Supersport top 2 are only 10 points apart from each other, while the Twins Class top 3 are only 33 points apart! The last round will sure be an exciting one!

Date: September 7-9, 2019
Location: Thunderbolt Raceway, New Jersey Motosports Park, Millville, NJ
By: Erik
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