Hello again boys and girls… I hope you guys are staying home and staying healthy as much as possible during this difficult time in this unpredictable world that we live in. I really hope that this pandemic will pass soon, so we can get back to a life with some sort of normalcy but until that day comes, I suppose we can try and entertain each other from a distance… Luckily, I still have a bit of photos from Japan that I will continue to share here with you guys, which I hope will be worth some sort of entertainment value. With that said, let’s go ahead and continue on some more Attack Tsukuba 2020 material!
In the last couple of years, I’ve been making dedicated posts on Attack Tsukuba that featured only RX7s because they’re so prominent in the sport of time attack in Japan and it just made sense to group them all together. You guys can check out those posts HERE and HERE. This year, as you might’ve guessed it, will be exactly the same. So, I hope you guys love the FD3S because that is all you’re going to see here…
Photos by MoMoHitsTheSpot!
The FEED Cardinal RX7 looked fantastic with the Afflux GT3 kit on Advan RS-DF wheels.
The single turbo’d FD posted a best time of 1’01.583 for the day which isn’t bad at all considering it’s the first time out for the car.
Racing Garage Ries’ FD3S was also on hand for the event running the same FEED GT3 kit. Packing 380HPs and running in radial class, the car was able to reset its previous best time this year with a slightly faster 1’02.608.
I guess I didn’t grab a whole lot of photos on the Technical Auto One’s FD but it’s one of those cars that remained unchanged the past few years…
Another Attack regular was the K2 Racing RX7 sporting the lovely RE Amemiya AD-GT look.
The TCP Magic-clad Craft Company FD did not compete this year but it was still nice to see it showing off in the paddock area.
This year I remembered to grab a decent amount of photos of the TFR RX7 because I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a good set on the car. I’m actually not a huge fan of the Time Attack Sagas but I think they look pretty good here.
Last year was my first time seeing the Panspeed Takumaru FD and I absolutely fell in love with it… I wish more people would choose to run this kit for their car because it’s different but a good different.
The Dragon Racing FD was a favorite amongst most of my Instagram followers. I mean, it’s kinda hard not to like this RE Amemiya/TCP Magic look. But aside from looking good, the Dragon FD was one of the few this year that improved on its PB with a 1’01.069.
A common scene in time attack….. tire shaving; cause it’s all about shaving time ya know.
I always talk about how cars should look good while going fast, but to elevate above the rest, you gotta sound good as well and there’s no better sounding car on grid than the Shark FD.
Attack series founder Aoki was on hand and on track this year with his beautiful FD. The car finished the day with a 56.379 placing 8th overall for the event.
Good wheel choice makes a huge difference on the aesthetics of the car don’t you think? Maybe it’s a personal taste kind of thing but I thought the TE37SLs looked significantly better on the Boost Up FD than the blue Enkei RS05RRs…
The Cement RX7 was pretty close to hitting a new personal best this year; it was just a tenth off its best time.
The Arios Okuyama FD looked stunning in a one-off body kit. I gotta say, red is one of the best car colors to photography. For Attack Tsukuba, driver Itakichi was able to pilot the FD to a new PB of 57.293, more than one and a half second faster than its previous best.
It was great to see one of my favorite time attack FD of all time back at it again this year. The 800HP Car Shop Dream FD was a bit off pace this year but still managed a quick 54.666.
I know a lot of people like to shoot early in the mornings but I’m not a morning person, so I have to resort to shooting mostly during the end of the event… To be honest though, shooting at the end of the day is not too bad cause this set of the Auto Rescue Izu FD came out okay.
The DYU VAN Sakurai FD laid down an impressive 58.334 on its first outing at Tsukuba.
The Scoot one-off creation was parked gracefully in the paddock area throughout the day… unfortunately that’s all it did and we didn’t get to see or hear the symphony of its 4-rotor engine.
Is that a Batmobile!? Nah…… but it sure looked like it! The Wacky Mate blacked FD sure looked menacing running around Tsukuba.
It isn’t a proper RX7 post if there aren’t any black smoke and fireballs right???
So that’s about it on the FDs at Attack Tsukuba… as you can see, there were A TON that showed up. I think it’s great that the Mazda platform remains such a popular car in Japanese time attack cause I feel it’s still one of the best choice for the sport. I’ll be working on the next segment of Attack 2020 the next week or so, so be sure to check back for that! Oh yeah, my girlfriend also helped me create a couple of videos on the event, one of them solely focused on RX7s which you can check out below…