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Photos from Round 1 of SMSA Auto-Gymkhana Series

By Faiming_low on 10 Jul 2015 in Motorsports

Attached Image We were there at Round 1 of SMSA's Auto-Gymkhana Series which was held over the weekend. With a total of 43 entries across five classes, it was good fun watching the participants going through the two different layouts. Pardon the limited amount of photos shown here as space is limited. More will be posted in due time on facebook...
Attached Image Having lots of power on such a small course isn't much of a use. Being small, light and nimble is the key to a better timing, hence the number of little Suzukis here. Quite a couple of them turned up for this round.
Attached Image Here's one of our contributors from Torque,Shreejit Changaroth doing his thing in the Ignis Sport. It was cornering hard on three wheels half the time.
Attached Image This little Vivio was on three wheels half the time too! 
Attached Image Judging by the way it went through the course, we have faith it will.
Attached Image This 1st generation MX-5 trying its best to go round the barrel as fast as it can. A limited-slip differential would be useful we think.
Attached Image Bet the driver must be having fun.
Attached Image No, you don't need a sports car to enjoy motorsports.
Attached Image Yes, even a run-of-the-mill family sedan like this Impreza 1.6, can be fun.
Attached Image Another family sedan, a Kia Cerato Forte, doing a handbrake turn here.
Attached Image It was fun to watch the rear-wheel drive guys sliding the car around. However, sliding around actually makes you lose you time. This 1M was only BMW around that day.
Attached Image The Toyota 86 looking at home here...
Attached Image So is this good-looking Nissan Sileighty, which is a combination of the Nissan Silvia and the Nissan 180SX.
Attached Image The lotus looked like a handful on the course. It is pictured here looking beautifully sideways. If you look carefully at the photo, you can see an iPhone attached on the roof being used as a video camera. Brave use of his iPhone! 
Attached Image There were a couple of standout cars like this Mitsubishi Evo which looked and sounded awesome. Its trick All-wheel drive drivetrain and differentials allowed it to do donuts round the cone easily.
Attached Image The other impressive entrant which I believe won its class, is this little humble Proton Satria. Obviously, it should have some work done to it but even so we never knew front-wheel drive cars could actually be that effective in a Gymkhana event!
For those who are interested in entering the next event, Round 2 has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday, August 30! Do contact them here for information on how to enter. Rumors has it that not many slots are left!

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Jamomatt Jul 10 2015 05:12 PM
Thanks for the awesome shots!
Faiming_low Jul 11 2015 09:48 AM

Thanks for the awesome shots!


You are welcome!

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