Event Coverage: 2013 CSCS Beach Burnout

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Last year’s “Beach Burnout” hosted by the Canadian Sport Compact Series  was my first voyage out to Grand Bend and I learned that the six hours (round trip) of driving required to make it all work in one day is less than enjoyable so thinking ahead we made a weekend of it this year.

On Saturday we drove up to Lyndsey’s sisters in Exeter, went to Lucan for a tractor pull, and then woke up at a decent hour Sunday to make our way to the Grand Bend Motorplex.

Given that Sunday was incredibly hot I’m thankful we spent as little time in the 3 as possible because up until Monday  the air conditioning was still inoperable. With the weather being awesome and a beach just down the road the turnout looked to be about double it was last year which made everything busy.

The strip, the show and shine,  and the track where today’s coverage begins.

Drifting

The CSCS team has been making a number of revisions to the drifting portion of the event to make it much more enjoyable and competitive for everyone involved. The introduced new judges, a new announcers, and a more refined judging system.

All of this definitely helped because the finals were some of the most evenly matched tandems I’ve ever seen at a CSCS event.

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Jover was out agaiin ripping his f20 ae86. I’ve yet to get a great shot of this car which is something I hope to do before the season is out
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This was the first time I had seen the Automatrix (boosted?) Miata at a CSCS event, he didn’t make the finals but I did manage to get this nice shot
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One of the new additions to CSCS drifting are defined clipping points. Here are two drivers getting as close as possible
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Dylan got his LS powered Nissa out for this round… can’t wait to see how it does once he’s got it all dialed in
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Full out at full lock
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S14 on entry to the first corner
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Same corner, similar car, different angle
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I should really know who this is by now…
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Being so bright Brad’s car is one of the easiest too shoot…
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…the same can be said for Anthony’s Centerline Motorsports car
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Both ended up making it into the top 4
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A miss shift in his chase run meant Anthony had to go all out in his lead lap against Marin. In the end Marin came out on top and moved on
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This put Brad and Anthony head to head for 3/4 with Brad taking the 3 spot
As expected Riley was out sending it in his KA Hardbody  and made it to the finals
As expected Riley was out sending it in his KA Hardbody and made it to the final two tandem
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After a close battle Marin triumphed and took home the day
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Brad Celebrating his third place finish

Time Attack

The time attack drivers once again proved to be some of the best in the region as records were broken once again around the Time Attack course. People were looping the tight technical Grand Bend course in well under a minute.

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Don’t often get to see a Corvette out ripping in a field made up almost entirely of Imports
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My two favorite CSCS time attack cars during practice
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This s14 took home street RWD at Cayuga and was looking just as fast in Grand Bend
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E46 M3 taking full advantage of those tires
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The Stage 4 Celica is another car I love to watch rip around the track, don’t see many of them and this one is quick
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I beleive this Type R was running in the Street FWD class
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James Houghton was running in unlimed FWD and looking to best the record he set last year of 55.059
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In unlimited AWD Mike McGinnis sent his newly painted florescent green Subaru around the track in stellar times
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Real pleasure to watch this car run

Look out for some show and shine and paddock coverage later this week!

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