I got the cover of LA Weekly!

XX,XXX miles. I got the cover of LA Weekly! Thank you Gendi (the author of my article), you’re an exceptional writer. I’d never think an outsider, a writer, could get it all right! You found me out and cracked the crazy terminologies of the drifting world. Thank you Gendi, I’ll never forget this article or the cover, for as long as I live.

TV shows are emailing me, ladies from all over Cali are emailing me, I couldn’t be more happier about the support I’ve been receiving since the article was released. If you happen to be one of those people who took the time to read the article and send me an email, THANK YOU, I very much appreciate and cherish your comments and support. I don’t think I could go on without people like you all. These past few days have been so great, not because of the attention I’ve been getting, but because of the continous “pats” on my back for “doing good” for women in the motorsports scene. I really love how my Drifting Pretty Program is turning out. All the ladies make me proud, and so optimistic about the future of women in drifting, thank you DP ladies for coming forward to make a difference in the world. And of course, thank you LA Weekly for letting me share my life, thoughts, and dreams with everyone.

Dyno Drama
I just arrived home from my dyno session at XS Engineering. I’m doing another power page for Import Tuner magazine. This time, we’re installing and testing an array of goodies, nice goodies, that I want to thank Scott Tsuneishi for helping me get.

Today we installed an Apexi Power FC & AVC-R and some Blitz 550cc injectors. My car ran a baseline dyno of 180 hp to the wheels, 10 less than my previous dyno sessino last year. I saw that since that last dyno session I swapped the larger Greddy downpipe to a smaller 5Zigen downpipe to clear my crazy driveway, and of course, there’s lotso tire dust in my air filter.

After boosting .7 bar, the car put out 204 hp to the wheels. After that, Scott and my sweeties at XS, Koji & Eric, installed the power FC and injectors. My TPS sensor was shot AND my o2 sensor was shot, so we couldn’t continue with the session. In addition, since I’m planning to run over 230hp, it was recommended that I purchase a Z32 airflow meter, so off to Superior Nissan I go tomorrow :). I hope to get all the broken/needed parts squaredaway tomorrow so I can get back on the dyno and see what the 180SXxy mobile can run.

Next week, again I will return to XS to dyno my new S15 turbo (thank you Superior Nissan!), FMIC (muah to XS), and Sun hyper ground system (doomo). I’m estimating that my car will be putting out close to 300hp once all the parts are in. I don’t NEED all that power right now, so I’ll end up de-tuning to a comfortable range to drift with; probably in the mid 200’s. I’m so excited, and worried for my car hahaha, so much change in such a lil’ time, she must be so confused hahaha. After this, I don’t plan to do anything more to my engine except install my new radiator hahaa. Anyways, back to the dyno drama I go.

New Applicants for Drifting Pretty
In other news, I held a Drifting Pretty prospective members meeting this past Sunday. We met 7 new ladies who are interested in joining the program…again, that makes me so happy! And since the article, another 5 have emailed me! All you ladies, best of luck on your application! 🙂

Drifting at the Airport!?
I drove a private drifting event at Camarillo on Sat, and on Sun I drove DD16. All I have to say about those events is that I snapped my tie rod on Saturday and bent the same one on Sunday. Both as result of me being too agressive :X. Oops! I’ve since, upgraded to some harder aftermarket tie rods, sohopefully I won’t be killing anymore! I’m frustrated about the whole weekend, I’ve been improving so much on the track, but broken car drama got the best of me this weekend.

My car will be ready for this coming Saturday (5/22), I’ll be burning it up at the streets of Willow for a Speedtrial Road Race. See you at the track baby!

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