A few weeks back I was asked by WickedEPRacing – The guys who are known to build some of the fastest Starlets the universe has ever seen, to join them at the 2013 Drags which was going to be held at the Katukurunda Air Strip. My immediate response was “Yes for sure”.
Waking at 3AM that Sunday morning was not that hard… then went straight to WEPR’s shop and after meeting some known faces, we all got moving at 4:30AM.
Above we were joined by Mahen in his Suzuki Alto running a turbo kit from WEPR, who was having a blast with a heavy right foot.
Once we got there I was amazed to see just how much work has gone into Sacha’s Babyzilla or you could say WEPR’s Demo Car. This EP82 was going run in the 2WD open event. Which meant it was up against some serious Nissan competition. From a big single turbo Nissan Skyline GTST, Twin turbo 350z to a Quick Nissan 180SX.
Janaka M’s Mugen RR was also been entered into the 1600-2200cc Category.
Team WEPR pushes their Babyzilla into their tent.
Now that’s a familiar sight.. Nuzaf’s running his STi 9 Wingless and sporting a front mount intercooler upgrade.
Just look at her stand there 🙂
Here’s a closer look at her.
Time for some different new shoes.. courtesy of Hoosier Drag Tyres to put all that power down on to the strip.
Upfront was a TRS Tow Strap.. just in case if something were to go wrong.
Then I had a peek into Mahens Alto. Looks very clean! Mahen you owe me a ride soon 😛Nuzaf’s wheels and tyres been rolled in. Sabry from Raptor Performance knew he had his work all cut out that day, but that didn’t prevent him from been overly happy!
It was a must on Babyzilla!
Is it me or does it all feel like a dream? Personally the Comfy Heaven sticker looks very soothing… wonder if that sticker would make its competitors all fall asleep 😀
How about that top mount exhaust outlet? Now thats serious right there.
The GTM Tuned Twin Turbo Fairlady Z
Now that’s what neatness looks like. Exhaust on right and Wastgate on left.
Times call for a serious face at times 😛
Raptor Performance X Upsidedown X WEPR X Rapid Rev Racing X B.R.J.W X APS Represent.
A certain Primera owner
Sacha test fitting his harness to ensure everything is in check.
WEPR fabricated a straight through twin side exit exhausts.
This shot was taken when the crowd eased off from the Raptor Performance X WEPR tent.
Then it was the drivers briefing… Which enabled us to see if any of them were paying close attention. Rodbot above still cries after selling his EK9 😛
Sacha decided to practice his game face! 😛
While some decided to pose? hehe
Saajidh recently upgraded his ride to something less 2cylinders but comes with a turbo. Lets meet soon!
Briefing still going on
Andrew planning his line of attack.
“Aha Black & yellow” was playing in the distance 🙂
Mahens well stanced + Raptor Tuned + WEPR turboed Alto making the run.
Nuzaf making the run.
Rumesh and Prasanna and all of us were curious to see how
The little babyzilla with a big heart would run.
The Zee making the run
Finally Babyzilla made its final pass against the 180sx and went on to win the 2WD open event.
We then made a looooong walk to the Award ceremony 500m’s away and decided to wait patiently.
Sacha’s name was mentioned as the 2WD open class winner and….
the whole WEPR, Raptor Performance & Rapid Rev Racing crew cheered on!The Raptor Performance boys were over the moon that they thought they were in a horse carriage been pulled by 2 invisible horses 😀
Prasanna got a shock of his life to see them on the bonnet 🙂That’s what the Raptor Performance, WEPR and Rapid Rev Racing team looks like. Thumbs up!
Victory kiss haha 😀
The other posers 🙂
Rumesh and Prasanna even managed to get a Professional Japanese Portrait photographer to come for the drags.
Now that’s what blood sweat and tears finally brings.. Victory with all smiles.
A round of applause to Sacha and Babyzilla for winning the 2WD open class!
Till next time.