Video from Autocross KLCC, 20th November 2005. MK’s with his Toyota MR2 did a very fine run.. until the end. Gave a hell of a scare to everyone, but the heroic attempt did not hurt anyone. Don’t try this on public road! View the rest of the entry for video
Video from Autocross KLCC, 20th November 2005. Car number 64, the black Lotus Elise making a very awesome run. View the rest of the entry for the video.
MR2 Mickey in his track car, ready to go
I went to the inaugural Grassroot Motorsport Autocross Event at KLCC on the 20th of November, 2005, as a spectator. I got to know of this event from MR2 Mickey, who is a participant, and an MR2 enthusiast.
The organising company, Grass Racing Autosports (GRA), accepted over 90 cars participating in 6 different categories in the event. Entry fee was only RM 65 per car per category per round. The affordability probably was the most important factor contributing to the high turn-out. GRA had to stop receiving applications early.
some of the participating cars
The categories were:
- Class A: Below 1300cc engine capacity
- Class B: 1301-1600cc engine capacity
- Class C: 1601-1900cc engine capacity
- Class D: 1901-2400cc engine capacity
- Class E: 2401cc and above engine capacity
- Class F: Sports Car Class
Class E has no restrictions on modifications, though car must retain it’s original dimension. Class F is any vehicle with open top/close top and two seater non turbo. Micro cars and K cars are not eligible into this class.
old school Datsun Fairlady Z
The event was hugely entertaining, with a very funny MC giving scores and witty comments during the entire afternoon. Some of his gems include:
- “kelisa pun lagi cepat” (even a kelisa is faster) – when commenting on the EVO 8
- “dia suka makan angin” (he loves sight seeing) – complaining cars running too slow
- “kalau pemandu tak berhati-hati, kita pula kena berhati-hati” (if the drivers are not careful, we’d have to becareful) – a spin on the slow drivers
a toyota MR2
Average runs are in the mid 40 seconds. The fastest time was by a Lotus Elise that recorded a below 39s. Mickey’s best run was 41.13 in his MR2. The Datsun Fairlady Z was the best entertainer of the day, spun out and decided to make donuts on the track and hit a few cones before finishing his run. The crowd went wild.
K cars too
There were lucky draws at the booth, with winners having a chance to sit in veteran racing and rally driver Ivan Khong’s BF Goodrich sponsored Subaru Impreza, or MR2 Mickey’s car for a taxi ride on the track. The taxi service isn’t your ordinary KLIA limo ride, it’s a high speed drift with two of the very experienced drivers. The winners had a great time, and I wonder if any of them peed in thier pants.
how can an auto event be complete without race queens?
For more info, join the GRA group at Yahoo.