Event Coverage: 2013 CSCS Season Opener – Pt. 1

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Leading up to the 2013 Canadian Sport Compact Series season opener the weatherman was forecasting a very damp day. However judging by Sunday’s attendance at Toronto Motor Sports Park Cayuga very few people put much stock in the weatherman’s early predictions.

Random wind gusts aside the weather couldn’t have been better for the season opener and the venue was the busiest I’ve ever seen it with people parked everywhere including outside of the front gates.

As the only compact car series locally it’s great to see CSCS continue to do well year after year. The event crew puts a lot of work into making the series better and having no attended several years in a row it’s easy to pick up on the improvements.

Going to kick off the 2013 CSCS coverage on the track.

Drifting

It seems as though everyone in the CSCS field was busy during the off season. Several cars got both visual and mechanical makeovers, some were completely switched out, and driver skill improved all around.

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Anthony is now piloting this Centerline Motorsports Nissan 240
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He didn’t podium at this event but he drove very well and the car looked damn good
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He was involved in a several tough battles and close calls
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Brad Paauw was back again in his construction yellow s13 with new aero
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This Nissan is now LS powered and absolutely roasts
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It’s almost overpowered when compared to the rest of the competition…
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…fun as hell to watch though
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Marin is driving a 300zx this season which is a unique choice as I believe they are on the heavier side…
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As I write this the driver of this cars name slips my mind so I’ll dub him Racer-X until someone refreshes my memory
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Racer-X and Miguel
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Dugan with some nice angle in his Bully clutch sponsored car
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Riley qualified first in his KA powered Hard body
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Got to see Jover tear it up for the first time in his F20 powered ae86

Time Attack

Time Attack at CSCS just keeps getting more competitive with records being broken at essentially every event.

There were a few notable cars missing for the season opener too so it will be interesting to see who stays atop the podium as the season goes on.

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Mike Gardner won super street putting down a 1:20.190 lap time… I wasn’t able to get any great photos  of him on the track so here he is fuelling up. His hood is awesome.
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So stoked to Paul Loeffelholz and his awd Talon back for another season
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Just so rad to see one of these running competitively
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Turbo with a side of motor
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So used to seeing these drifting catching them in time attack is a little weird
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I can safely say I never expected to see someone out in an Atom at CSCS
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This mini was ripping up practice
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Kyle Beaty of Stage Four Motorsports back out for another season in his Celica
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Paul out on the track in his badass DSM
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Just a mean looking car
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J-Spec Civic
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Moving box Nissan about to give everyone leaning over the wall a high five
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Boersma Racing Civic running quick as always
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This s14 took home street RWD with a 1:21.266 lap time
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Guessing that I will be seeing a number of these out on the track as the season goes on
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If this is the car I think it is it used to be a lot more of a show car
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Steelcase.ca hawk eye flying low
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Fairly sure this car known as “Voltron” (awesome) broke the track record with a time of 1:13 in car video can be seen here
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Going to end things off with this shot

Show and Shine coverage tomorrow!

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