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Tuner Evolution handily took care of car show duties, packing the grounds with dozens upon dozens of the area’s cleanest makes and models spanning the import, domestic, foreign, late-model and vintage spectrum.

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Elsewhere, HyperFest hijinks included monster truck rides, blindfolded golf cart racing, lawnmower racing (not blindfolded), the PRS Air Guitar Contest, and lots more fun for everyone.

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Capping off a full day of racing Friday evening was the second-annual HyperFest / Street Driven Tour “Barbie Car Challenge,” in which NASA drivers and Street Driven Tour drifters battled each other in plastic, motorless kids’ cars through multiple elimination rounds of wheel-to-wheel racing down VIR’s turns 14–16 “rollercoaster.” Scrapes and bruises were the day’s badges of honor, and after a final-round “Le Mans start” that had racers running to their cars to start competition, defending champ and Captain Jack Sparrow doppelganger Jay West was edged out by Team Bimmerworld for the win.

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KMS Drift Round 1 2017: Rockingham, NC

After the drivers dialed-in their new mods and goodies from the Santa's visit in December, and the rust and jitters knocked-off on Saturday's practice runs, the 40+ drivers and 250+ attendees were ready for the 2017 KMS Drift season opener at Rockingham International Dragway in North Carolina on Sunday, February 26th. Both classes were packed with competitors, and as the competition worked to the Final 3 the standards were tremendously raised. With the fans yelling "OMT" (On More Time) after several tandem battles, along with *judges' decisions to proceed (with an additional run), the final results were extremely close. *KMS…

Street Driven Tour 2016: St. Louis

For the second time in as many years, Street Driven Tour returned to greater St. Louis’s Gateway Motorsports Park (this time on July 30th, 2016) for the second stop of their four-event nationwide tour, bringing their unique “automotive amusement park” recipe to an often overlooked—but extremely dedicated—group of young drifting and automotive enthusiasts. The highlight of the event was of course the drifting that persisted all day on a swath of the Gateway Motorsports Park infield road course, highlighted by countless tandem runs from Formula Drift pros Chris Forsberg and Geoff Stoneback on the four turns, two switchbacks and giant…

Import Face-Off 2013: Bella Rose, LA

Photos by Cliff Wallace for Import Face-Off RESULTS FROM BELLE ROSE, LOUISIANA IMPORT FACE-OFF MARCH 10TH AT NO PROBLEM RACEWAY Best Civic 2nd - Wallace, MichaelBest Civic 1st - Davis, BJBest Other Honda - Qasem, Rami - S2000Best Acura 2nd - Nguyen, Temmie - IntegraBest Acura 1st - Grant, Joey - IntegraBest Mitsubishi - McCollin, MichaelBest Nissan 2nd - Lancaster, James - 370ZBest Nissan 1st - Shaw - 370ZBest Toyota - Jerez, Orlando - SupraBest Scion 2nd - Gamez, Marlon - FRSBest Scion 1st - Le, David - tCBest Subaru - Trahan, LowellBest Lexus - Bui, Tony - SC300Best Other…

VW & Audi Spring Show & Go 2016: Englishtown, NJ

Once again, the 18th Annual VW & Audi Spring Show & Go brought some of the best builders together on one stage - the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. With dozens of competitions and trophies to be won, from Drag Racing to ‘Best Of’ competitions, there was sure to be a little something for everyone. Vendors were also on display to showcase the latest in aftermarket parts. Our contributing photographer, Dan Beeler was in attendance and snapped some shots of what he witnessed. Contributor: Dan Beeler…