Formula D Round.4 NJ Wall Speedway

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_blank” image=”6958″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” img_link_large=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_blank” image=”6959″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”yes” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]New Jersey’s Wall Speedway is probably one of the most feared tracks of FD tour.  We have witnessed many pristine cars make mistakes on the bank and crash badly.  To make it more interesting, the track was recently re-paved making the surface extremely slippery.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_blank” image=”6970″ img_size=”large” img_link_large=”yes”][vc_column_text]The decreasing radius bank entry means you have to find a balance of speed and angle and avoid the “wall”.  As Alec practiced, he was slowly gaining confidence, he knows all to well from previous year’s crash that one mistake can end the day.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_blank” image=”6971″ img_size=”large” img_link_large=”yes”][vc_column_text]With 3 rounds under our belt, we were getting the new S15 chassis dialed in more with each event.  Even though the S15 chassis is very similar to the previous year’s S14, the weight balance and overall dynamics of the chassis has changed significantly.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_blank” image=”6972″ img_size=”large” img_link_large=”yes”][vc_column_text]There was some confusion to understanding what the judges wanted to see in the qualifying runs, as the spotters from different teams seemed to have mixed feelings on the qualifying scores.  Regardless, Forrest and Alec were able to qualify 13th and 27th.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_blank” image=”6974″ img_size=”large” img_link_large=”yes”][vc_column_text]Forrest’s first opponent was Dai Yoshihara.  2 contrasting styles, Forrest’s big angle and speed gave an edge to the tandem runs.  Forrest was able to beat Dai in a close fierce battle.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_blank” image=”6978″ img_size=”large” img_link_large=”yes”][vc_column_text]Alec’s first battle against Chris Forsberg was very close to call.  Proximity was better with Chris but overall aggressiveness and style was in favor of Alec.  But the judges voted unanimously for Chris.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” interval=”3″ images=”6988,6989,6990,6991,6992,6993,6994,6995″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”6996″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_blank” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Top 16 battle – Forrest Wang vs Pat Goodin.  S15 vs S13.  2JZ vs V8.  Who’s to win?  Good tight follow by Forrest on the first run , advantage to Forrest.  On the lead, Pat lost control off of the bank and spun giving the win to Forrest.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”6997″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_blank” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Top 8 battle was against Dean Kearny in the Viper.  The course was slick from the rain and once again made for an unpredictable conditions.  Forrest was able to put a solid lead run but Dean’s correction made Forrest get off of his line and made contact with Dean.  Judges ruled the contact against Forrest and Dean moved on to the top 4.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”6998″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_blank” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]We would like to congratulate Forrest Wang for making into the Top 8!  See you guys at Rd.5![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_blank” images=”6999,7000,7001,7002,7003,7004,7005,7006,7007,7008,7009,7010,7011,7012,7013,7014,7015,7016,7017,7018,7019,7020,7021,7022,7023,7024,7025″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row]