The idlers Games is easily becoming one of the biggest grassroots events in Japan; we just had to give you a taste of what we're missing here in the States! Think of it as a big melting pot of weekend racers—from Japanese classics to Silvias, WRXs, Euros and more. Drivers are divided up into different run groups based on their driving skill level and type of vehicle. But one thing is for sure... everyone is there for the same reason and to do what they love most—drive. There's no hostility or intense pressure to set lap records; no major racing organizations or tough regulations involved. It's simply a haven for weekend warriors—guys like you and me who might have a project car we've been building up to rip around the track.
This particular round took place at Tsukuba Circuit. The 2-kilometer course is definitely more technical, with its longest straight being just above a quarter-mile long. That equals the playing field for most cars—chassis tuning and driver skill are more important than power. The idlers Games continues to grow in popularity and sheer awesomeness. You can bet we'll have more in-depth coverage of this event in years to come!