Words by Niky Tamayo | Photos courtesy of Kia Motors Corp.
Do you love to drive? I mean, do you REALLY love to drive? If so, you’ve probably been to the racetrack quite a few times. A true track-addict should know the pains of trying to fit a crocodile jack, an emergency kit, tools, a helmet, an extra set of wheels, and racetrack-only tires in the back-seat of your sedan. Well, if you want the perfect answer for your trackday blues, Kia has the answer for you: The Track’ster concept.
Debuting at the Chicago International AutoShow, the Track’ster is an all-wheel drive, 250 horsepower three-door hatchback that previews what the upcoming Soul may look like. So a turbocharged two-liter all-wheel drive hatchback is something Subaru has already done, but the difference is in the execution. The Track’ster is based on the Soul, so it has a “subcompact” footprint, as opposed to the “compact” Impreza.
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autofest_trackdayQuit racing on the streets as Speedlab, with Kotse.com and Gadgets Magazine, takes the high-revving action to the track. Sign up now for Speedlab's Grand EB and Trackday at the 2011 Outdoor Autofest happening on October 29 to 30, 2011 at the Clark International Speedway (CIS)
The 2011 Outdoor Autofest is also host to Ridexhibit and Swapmeet, which will showcase the hottest rides, latest products, and best services all in one big event. For the latest updates, visit the official 2011 Outdoor Autofest Facebook Page.
Grand Prix Weekend
The two-day event gives speed junkies the full-on experience of a grand prix weekend for half the price of a regular trackday. Running on the track's short course, Saturday's whole-day open practice session allows drivers to get enough track time to hone in their skill and lets the teams adjust the car's suspension and engine set-up to squeeze out the fastest lap. Each run will consist of a 15-minute session where cars will be released on track in groups of 10. Free practice will begin promptly at 8:00 am and end by 5:00 pm. This lets everyone drive to their heart's content, so we’re all hyped up for racing on Sunday!
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raceday_posterTuason Racing School, the first and longest running professional racing school in the country, gives speed freaks three treats in one day. Head on over to the Clark International Speedway on October 2, 2011 for TRS Ford Fiesta Cup, Speedlab Invitational Drag Race, and the BMW Club Castrol Trackday.
The TRS Ford Fiesta Cup is a grassroots circuit car program aimed to provide a cost-effective entry point and training ground into car racing. This year's series will have 13 drivers composed of top teams and privateers from in and around the region. Among the youngest drivers on the grid will be 13 year old Karting Champion Basti Escalante in the Smart Bro Rocket car and 20 year old Yvana Carangan on board the Smart Insurance Car Pro racecar. Foreign drivers too join in the fray with Guam National Eric Choi, Indian National Manikandan Cr, and German Stefan Wolf piloting the Smart Netphone, Castrol Edge Titanium, and Häfele livery Fiestas. Other entries include Manuel Dizon in the Coke Zero racecar and 2010 C! Top Driver Challenge winner Paolo Bringas.
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