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project: BDR is a motorsports team and group of friends in the Washington, DC area. Our primary focus is autocross, but many of us also do track events. And all of us love cars.

WDCR Event #4: STS2 battlestage!!1JDM

For the the July 16th DC region autocross, the fourth of 2006, seven BDR members were in attendance. All of them were in Street Touring categories. No one is sure if this is because John was attacked by a set of Hoosiers as a kid, or if the vast Falken cartel is secretly funding BDR’s racing efforts, or if the team is just too freaking lazy to swap tires. Fortunately, the ST* classes are all hotly contested in the DC region.

In Street Touring Ultra, Ben was again the lone Lan-Evo (king of the mountain!) fending off a sea of Subarus. Fellow Evo owners could not be reached for comment, as they were busy doing everything except drive their cars in a legal, competitve setting. Ben finished 11th but coned away a run that would have pushed him into 9th in what is one of the DC region’s most competitive classes.

In Street Touring S, Andy completed his third autocross event of the year and finished strong – fourth out of 16 in STS, on a set of mediocre all seasons. He finished about .7 out of a trophy slot. He is currently shopping for a set of Azenis to solidify BDR’s street tire monoculture.

In Street Touring X, Greg Olsen was once again in first, and with Brandon running STS2, Vince Bly was once again in second. Third place was up for grabs. After three runs, John was sitting in the final trophy slot with a 65.8. This was despite a massive disgusting understeer event on the last hard lefthander. John knew that he needed to improve still in order to maintain 3rd. Unfortunately, Mark Silvia came through with a 65.5 and John could not improve, dropping back to 4th. Despite this, John was only 1.4 seconds out of first place, by far his best effort of the year.

Thanks to Mei’s blown engine and Brandon’s continued assault on the bachelor party circuit, four BDR members ended up driving in the STS2 class. Brandon co-drove Ed’s Miata, and Mei co-drove Slava’s MR2. As is autocross tradition, both codrivers beat their car’s owners. Mei prevailed in the husband-and-wife-to-be duel, finishing 5th in class to her fiancee’s 6th. Brandon narrowly pulled off a 3rd place finish, finishing six tenths ahead of Ed.

The STS2 grid was awash with tire cooling, course discussion, setup advice and general teamwork. It was pretty cool. There are a lot of pictures in the gallery.

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