SOUTHERN GYMKHANA 2015 Season2 – HATYAI
Location Hatyai Thailand
Date 2-3 may 2015
Gymkhana is a type of motorsport. Similar toautocross, the goal of gymkhana is to achieve the fastest time possible; memorizing the course is a significant part of achieving a fast time. The name is loaned from the equestriandiscipline of gymkhana.
Gymkhana events are time and/or speed events in an automobile. These can feature obstacles such as cones, tires, and barrels. The driver must maneuver through a predetermined “track” performing many different driving techniques. What separates gymkhana from traditional autocross events is that the gymkhana requires drivers to perform reversals, 180 degree spins, 360 degree spins, parking boxes, figure 8s, and other advanced skills. Drifting is also encouraged where helpful or necessary. Essentially, a gymkhana is any event featuring a starting point, a finish line and some sort of “obstacle” to get through, around, or by, all within a certain time limit.
Leona Chin won first in Rear Wheel Drive Open
The only female in the category beating all males
Won first in Ladies Unlimited Open Category.
Beating all the ladies
team mate Sam Young won second in Rear Wheel Drive Pro Unlimited category
Congrats to Team Prince Lubricants – GTradial – Kuraz Motorsports – Spike Motorsports
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Having already established themselves as a winning team in Malaysia, Team Kuraz-Prince Motorsports along with drivers Leona Chin(28), who recently found international fame via a viral youtube video titled ‘fast & furious nerdy girl pranks driving instructors’ in which she plays the part of a geeky girl pretending to be in need of driving lessons and eventually scares the living daylights out of the instructors when she drifts her car with them clinging on for dear life, and seasoned racer Samuel Young (24) made the trek to Hatyai in Thailand on 1st May to compete in the first round of the Southern Thailand Gymkhana Series.
A total of 40 teams participated in the event which saw a mix of drivers from both Malaysia and Thailand. Facing stiff competition from skillful Thai gymkhana racers in highly modified cars did not deter Leona and Samuel from making it to the finals in their respective categories. Team manager Mr. Akina Teo, himself a well-known Malaysian circuit racer was on hand to offer valuable advice to his team drivers on the best strategy to be used to secure a win.
After two grueling days consisting of qualifying & competition runs which went on even after sunset, Leona’s consistent yet spectacular drive was rewarded with wins in both the rear-wheel-drive (open) and the ladies unlimited categories while a brave fight for the top spot on the podium amounted to Samuel finishing second in the rear-wheel-drive Pro Unlimited category.
Team Kuraz-Prince Motorsports is proudly sponsored by Prince Lubricants, GT Radial, Kuraz Motorsports, Spike Motorsports, Beltenick Malaysia, Tom’s Stickers, Max3, Qstarz Racing, and will be in action again in round two of the series to be held in Songkhla.