HONDA DAY 2012 Part 2 – Atco Raceway NJ


Photos By: Brian Chin

It didn’t surprise me to get a call from a friend on Sunday morning at 8:30 saying that the car show was sold out. Yes only a half hour after the show “technically” started, 600 cars had already been entered into the car show. Throughout the day, those that couldn’t get into the car show setup what looked like a meet in the parking lot. It’s a good thing that in the off season, Atco Raceway had expanded their parking lot to accommodate additional parking for spectators.

Anyways, enough of the jibber jabber, click on the photos above to jump to the gallery.

Honda Day Part 1 – Atco



Photos By: Brian Chin & Somya Siva

Honda Day at Atco Raceway is one of the most anticipated events of the year. This event grows larger every year and if you didn’t come early for this one, then you were probably left outside on the streets as the venue reached maximum capacity halfway into the day. If you were one of the people that camped out overnight or arrived before the sun came up, then I hope you enjoyed the event as much as I did. First walking into the venue, you come across the car show. The lot was filled with a variety of cars from wild show cars with insane amounts of body conversions to the simple and clean rides of JDM styling. The further into the venue you go, you reach vendor row where you can pick up the latest parts and accessories from VRaceworks, MB Racing and Project JDM. After registering for the Honda Day giveaway car, Honda Day swag was available for purchase and lets not forget, EatSleepRace was on point with all your original gearhead apparel. As you continue walking along, you come across the pits where the drag racers are prepping their cars for a pass down the 1320. Even though there were quite a few break downs throughout the day, there was still plenty of good racing action especially the K tuned all motor finals as Tim Grey and Jake Gavio battled in the closest race I’ve ever seen as they ran identical times and mph but Jake just barely got to the finish line first. In the middle of all this craziness was the Honda Day stage. Elite Camp’s DJ Mpos and DJ Jay Jung along with DJ L Nino kept the beats bumpin all day long while MC Slick and Frankie Five kept the crowd entertained with contest and giveaways of Ipods, tee shirts, plate frames and to top it off, a free car at the end of the day that one lucky spectator gets to take home. Thanks to OGS for putting on such a great event. I can only imagine how insane Honda Day at Englishtown will be.

Import Survival Series 1



Photos By: Brian Chin & Nicole Blanchard

With 70 degree weather the week prior to Import Survival Series 1, there were high hopes of nice weather for the first car show of the season at Englishtowns, Raceway Park. Sadly enough, it was a brisk 30 degrees when I arrived at the track. However, the racers still came out to make those passes down the 1320 to work out the winter bugs and the show goers got to see some of their competition for the season. MC Slick and DJ L Nino held it down on stage keeping the beats bumping for the crowd.

Go Kart Battle @ Pole Position



Photos By: Brian Chin

The off season in the northeast can be pretty chilling. Sub freezing temps and digging out 3 feet of snow can make the simplest of gatherings more work then Ronnie and Sammie’s relationship on Jersey Shore. OGS put together a karting battle at Pole Position in Jersey City, NJ to get a little friendly competition going to get everyone ready for the upcoming season. Go-karts, food and free swag, what more can you ask for. Thanks to all the supporters and sponsors and Javier for putting this together.

Raceway Parks Fall Nationals



Photos By: Brian Chin

Raceway Parks Fall Nationals is always one of the biggest events of the year with it being last big import event in the area. Drag racers have spent countless hours getting their cars prepped for this event for a chance to win the cash prizes. The car show was packed with the hottest JDM and Euro rides and for the first time, Canibeat had a choice award to the car with the sickest stance. Things don’t end there. On stage, the Elite Camp provided music for the venue and MC Slick kept the crowd in check with the constant give aways and contest. Oh and theres more, the bikini contest had 16 of some of the hottest girls around in the smallest bikinis we could get them in to keep it pg-13. In between rounds of the bikini contest, there were performances from Black Point performing the popular “Watagatapitusberry” and Maino performing “All the above”. All in all, it was a great event and I’m expecting next years events will only be bigger.