Auto Barrel Racing went to Aneheim, Caliornia for the kick-off event of the 2009 ABR Racing Season! Hot girls, hot cars - fantasic music and heated competition! - AUTO BARREL RACING has officially kicked off 2009 in a big way!
Things got started around 1pm on Saturday afternoon as drivers showed up for driver's practice on the Aneheim Stadium lot. An incredible 600 show cars had been placed in the show area the day prior - and sadly were not eligible to complete due to fire marshal restrictions once they were in place. We would have loved to have seen a Ferrari versus Lamborghini ABR Race! Maybe next time!
Beautiful weather and beautiful women were a big part of the show - admittedly ABR girls (and a cheering crowd of on-lookers) were a driver distraction all day!
Driver participation was HUGE at the event - and the competition was fierce! In fact - we literally ran out of room in our driver parking area - and at times the line of cars waiting in the line-up area looked like the line to ride Space Mountain.
The ABR has always welcomed any type of car and encouraged competitors to "Run what you Brung". Nissans, Mazdas, Toyotas and more left all kinds of rubber on Lanes One and Two at this first event for 2009. Audience participation was through the ROOF - and ABR fans continued to cheer on the drivers even as the darkness sat in.
Drivers raved about the new sport that was everyone could compete in and was slightly easier on the tires. Most importantly - these guys HAD FUN. After completing one practice run, the hook was set and reeling in these drivers with the lure of AUTO BARREL RACING was no problem. Occasionally drivers were causing a traffic jam that looked like the 405 at rush hour because they wanted to do this so bad!
Overall the event was absolutely phenomenal - we met some talented new drivers and came away very excited about AUTO BARREL RACING and the 2009 Tour! See events.
Competitor Quoc Ly was the big winner -and in a BORROWED CAR! Quoc is certainly on the up and up - as he stated on camera that he would be splitting the winnings evenly with the car owner.