So we have a whole host of new Lone Star Drift drivers this year, thanks to TXSL series. This is super exciting to me, and I wanted to see how they are getting along prepping for the season. So I contacted Adolfo Aviles and asked him to write me up a little something. Below is what he sent me.
Soooooo within 2014 I drove at a few small events & most of the Lonestar events & was learning the whole drifting thing & having tons of fun with the support of all my friends & family, towards the end of the season I started having more interest in competing. I had my cage done over at Smoke Em’ Motorsports with Ryan & Carl. Right after the Txsl trial event, I wanted a tad more power to be able to keep up with the other Txsl cars. I got a great deal on a full Mazdaspeed Miata turbo setup ( this setup is legal in the TXSL series because it came from Mazda ) so I was able to get my hands on it & save it for the offseason. I planned on going to the ccm demo event & but a few days I went street drifting with a few friends & ended up wrecking the car & destroying the subframe & oil pan. ( Don’t street drift guys ) I wasn’t able to make the demo so I started ripping apart the car & getting it ready to fix everything & slap the turbo stuff on. The plan was to have everything in & have the car somewhat running in about a two week period. Well those 2 weeks ended up turning in about 3 months of me getting all the last bits done & finding a subframe. With me being in high school I don’t have much time to work so it takes a bit to save up for parts & what not. Within the time I’ve had my buddy Brett help fab some stuff for me to help complete the process, as of now everything is done motor wise & is being dropped in with the help of my dad & older brother. By next weekend the car should be running & going back to Brett to have the ic piping welded up & the last few touches done. With this setup I should be in the 180-190 hp range which will be awesome compared to the original 100hp of fury, I’ll be looking forward to competing in the 2015 Txsl series & seeing what I’m capable of doing. Just a quick go over on the car it’s a 99′ Miata with Danny George knuckles, a beefed up msm stock setup, bc coilovers, full 6 point cage with door bars, semi tubed front end & some sparco sprint seats with a few other odds & ends! I can’t wait to have this thing done & ripping it out there on the track!
So there you have it, one man’s attempt at getting his car together for a shot at TXSL! I am excited for him to join our series! You can find him over at https://www.facebook.com/messages/adolfo.a.aviles on Facebook if you want to be his friend, or just say hi to him at the next event. Enjoy some pictures of his build : )