The recent Gymkhana Grid event organised by Ken Block was split into two parts, the Gymkhana event with all the racing and a big static show organised with the help of Motormavens called Mass Appeal. I have split the pictures into two parts, this part for the racing pics and this part here for the static show. You can also watch some videos of the event here.
Well first off I guess I should say about who won the event what they were driving. Pro drifter Tanner Foust got his AWD Fiesta through every round of elimination to come up against Ken Block, who was also in a similar AWD Fiesta, in the final battle. In a show of amazing skill Foust managed to win the best-of-three sprints to take the AWD class win at the first ever Gymkhana Grid event.
Dai Yoshihara and the 240SX (S13) he used in the 2010 Formula D championships won the RWD class in a final battle against privateer John Russakoff, who drove a Honda powered AE86 Corolla. Amazingly Dai’s times were very, very close to the top AWD competitors!
Michael Essa driving a BMW v10 powered 3 series won the burnout contest killing his tyres in a huge display of smoke and silliness by bouncing off his limiter in third gear!
Sadly it would seem that Vaughn Gittin Jr’s borrowed MK2 Escort from Ken Block broke early on and so didn’t manage to be very competitive, which is a huge shame as I would have loved to see how it would have done!
Anyway on with the pictures!
The Grid line up - left side
The Grid line up - Right side
Multiple Ken Blocks... Isn't that cheating?
Gittin Jr in the borrowed MK2 Escort
Long shot of the Mk2 Escort
John Russakoffs AE86 'Rolla
Dai's S13 kept grinding out on the slightly bumpy surface!
The RWD winner
Cody Parkhouse in a Lexus SC430
Calvin Wans Clean FD
The MK2 Escy looking moody at the end of the night
Pictures from Speedhunters, Fatlace, Fitted Life and Dai Yoshihara’s blog