IDRC West Coast Nationals 2014

The born to race subaru ready to go down the trackStreet Beasts

The True Street class featured four pairings, all of which happened to be all-wheel drive vehicles. Ali Afshar brought his Subaru to compete, but did not fare well, qualifying seventh. But Afshar’s qualifying time of 12.927 seconds could not prepare his opponents for what lay ahead, as he took out Mike Carwin with a 10.198-second pass. He then ran against the top qualifier, Hien Tran, who rocked a 9.766-second pass, his fastest for the day. But Afshar answered in kind, with a quicker 9.139-second run. These victories put Afshar into the finals. Coleman Lau took it easy in the first pass since his opponent Sald Dilanian broke. Lau showed good posture as he beat Manuel Castanca with a 10.617-second slip. But his wins ended at the semi finals, as Afshar took the win with a 10.203-second pass.

The ladder for street eliminator at IDRC west coast nationals


True Street Qualifying Positions
Pos Car# Driver Car Time MPH
1 132 Hien Tran 91 Talon 10.147 119.03
2 105 Jeff Chang 05 WRX 10.285 142.64
3 204 Mike Carwin 94 Supra 10.577 145.10
4 131 Coleman Lau 05 EVO 10.633 118.51
5 235 Eiji Yamada 12 GT-R 10.689 131.51
6 133 Manuel Castanca 05 EVO 11.350 124.61
7 786H Ali Afshar 05 WRX 12.927 129.14
8 217 Said Dilanian 03 Lancer 28.000 0.00
Low ET
Top Speed
10.153 sec
136.51 mph
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Hybrid red carpet setup at the West Coast NattionalsThe crowd for IDRC at Fontana DragwayIn addition to the racing action of the weekend, the INSTAFAME Car Show presented by JDM Chemicals flanked the grandstand, sharing the vendor row area with over 60 show vehicles in attendance. Several crews represented, including Team Hybrid, Supreme Society, Royal Origin, Genome Tuning, Klassified and Wrong Fitment Crew. Of the nine individual awards, Mike Gutierrez claimed both the Best in Show and the People’s Choice awards for his EVO X, while the Best Car Crew Represented went to his very own organization, Team Hybrid. For those perusing the car show area, there were food trucks and a vendor row packed with performance manufacturers.

Headed to the Mountains

As the IDRC wrapped up its season opener at Auto Club Dragway, many are already looking forward to the next round a mile above sea level. Held at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado, the IDRC Street Tuner Mayhem event is set to go off on June 8. As this event continues to grow each year, expect record attendance and fierce competition among the quickest in the Rocky Mountain region. Stay tuned.