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Andrew C Larson 2011 Driver Package

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What is Drifting? Drifting competitions are judged based on line, angle, speed, and show factor. Line involves taking the correct line, which is usually announced beforehand by judges. The show factor is based on multiple things, such as the amount of smoke, how close the car is to the wall or designated clipping point, and the crowd's reaction. Angle is the angle of a car in a drift, speed is the speed entering a turn, the speed through a turn, and the speed exiting the turn; faster is better. The judging takes place on just a small part of the circuit, a few linking corners that provide good viewing, and opportunities for drifting. The rest of the circuit is irrelevant, except as it pertains to controlling the temperature of the tires and setting the car up for the first judged corner. In the tandem passes, the lead driver often feints his or her entry to the first corner to upset the chase driver. There are typically two sessions, a qualifying/practice session, and a final session. In the qualifying sessions, referred as Tansou (単走:speed run), drifters get individual passes in front of judges (who may or may not be the final judges) to try and make the final 16. This is often on the day preceding the final. The finals are tandem passes, referred as Tsuiso (追走:chase attack). Drivers are paired off, and each heat comprises two passes, with each driver taking a turn to lead. The best of the 8 heats go to the next 4, to the next 2, to the final. The passes are judged as explained above, however there are some provisos such as:


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Overtaking the lead car under drift conditions almost always wins that pass. Overtaking the lead car under grip conditions automatically forfeits that pass. Spinning forfeits that pass, unless the other driver also spins. Increasing the lead under drift conditions helps to win that pass. Maintaining a close gap while chasing under drift conditions helps to win that pass.

Points are awarded for each pass, and usually one driver prevails. Sometimes the judges cannot agree, or cannot decide, or a crowd vocally disagrees with the judge's decision. In such cases more passes may be run until a winner is produced. Sometimes mechanical failure determines the battle's outcome, either during or preceding a heat. If a car cannot enter a tandem battle, the remaining entrant (who automatically advances) will give a solo demonstration pass. In the event of apparently close or tied runs, crowds often demonstrate their desire for another run with chants of 'one more time'. There is some regional variation. For example in Australia, the chase car is judged on how accurately it emulates the drift of the lead car, as opposed to being judged on its own merit, this is only taken into consideration by the judges if the lead car is on the appropriate racing line. Other variations of the tansou/tsuiso and the tansou only method is the multi-car group judging, seen in the Drift Tengoku videos where the four car team is judged in groups. Source: Wikipedia

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Benefits Sponsorship Profile Vehicle Commitment


Benefits Exposure Andrew particpates on various online forums such as northwestnissans.com where he is constantly participating and exposing himself within the community.to help others and further the motorsport. Andrew also writes a post for bigboymedia.net after every event he participates in. These 2 veues alone would expose your company to thousands of people a day.

Positive Image As a USAF veteran, Andrew understands the importance of being proffessional and curteous when dealing with others. His passion for the sport along with his passion to drive he has always presented himself with the most possible respect.


The Fans • • •

95% of our members are over 18 years old, 48% are over 25 years old, and 27% are over 35 years old. Our audience is based in Washington, Oregon and BC as our statistics illustrate. 54% of traffic is from Washington, 15% is from Oregon and 8 % from California which covers the entire west coast of America.

Stats from northwestnissans.com


Sponsorship Branding on Vehicle

Company/Brand colour scheme Hood Area Front Fenders Rear Panels Bumpers

Branding on Team Company/Brand colour scheme Logo on support vehicles/equipment

Branding on Driver

Company colour scheme on suit Large center placed logo Logo on both sleeves

Merchandising

Logo on all team merchandise

Paddock

EZ-UP tent with your logo on it Signage in pits

Fee

To be negotiated


Branding on Vehicle Hood Area’ Rear Panels Front Fenders

Branding on Driver Small logo placed on chest Medium Logo on sleeve

Branding on Team

Small logo on team shirts Small logo on support tools

Fee

To be negotiated

Branding on Vehicle Windows Bumpers

Branding on Driver Small logo placed on chest

Fee

To be negotiated


Profile The History Andrew C Larson was born July 26, 1985 in Los Angeles California.In 2003 he joined the USAF as a Air Craft Structural Mechanic looking to serve his country and explore the world. In 2004 he was stationed at Kadena AF base in Okinawa, Japan where he got his first taste of drifting. l

The Beginning In 2004 he got the drifting bug and joined up with Team Hinga (www.Teamhinga.net) which lead to many events until being re-assigned to McChord AFB in 2006. After a 3 year hiadus he was back in a RWD car and back on the track doing what he loved. From that day forward he has driven every possible event in and around Washington.

The Incident In 2009 Andrew was involved in the first ever NOS Forum Fest where he got the opportunit to drive Pacific Raceways with a small group of other invited drivers. AS the day went on and Andrew pushed his car further and further, he went just a little too far and rolled his 350z..... Thankfully with the community there it was loaded on a trailor and dropped off at his house hours later where the rebuild began.


Andrew C Larson Im 5' 8" 170lbs 25 years old BD July 26, 1985 Born in LA, California

RACING


Vehicle Suspension

- Tein masterflex coilovers - Custom spring rates - Tein inner tie-rods - KPR steering angle kit - SPL front upper a-arms - SPL solid diff bushings - Sikky solid subframe bushings - Custom rear camber arms - Hotchkis adj sway bars - Custom swaybar endlinks

Drivetrain

- SPEC flywheel - Competition Stage 5 Clutch - Exedy pressure plate - Carbonetics 2 way LSD

Brakes

- Custom dual caliper Hydro E-brake

Engine

- Kinetix V+ Upper Plenum - Custom fabed short ram intake - Balora headers - Test pipes - Magnaflow y-pipe - Custom 3 inch exhaust - Brian Crower stage 2 camshafts - Custom Osiris Tune - Custom Oil Cooler - Koyo Radiator


Andrew tandeming with his good friend and competitor, Casey Tores, during one of the Evergreen Drift Grassroots events.


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Thank You

To all that have helped me along the way

Intec has helped me out in my drive to prepare the car for Pro-Am this season. A huge thanks to these guys for their continued support and encouragement.

Thanks to Josh Reading, Grffin Ross and David Hintze for their images and continued support with their commitment to coming out to each event.

Gaelen Norman from Norman Media put together this package and designed the logo for my program. - 604 690 6906 - gaelen@gaelennorman.ca

Big Boy Media has allowed me to write about each event and supplied me with images from their photographers. - info@bigboymedia.net

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