NonStopTuning 2014 Formula Drift Team – Will Parsons, Taka Aono

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NonStopTuning is proud to announce its partnership with Will Parsons and Taka Aono for the 2014 Formula Drift season.  The NST Drift Team will kick off the season at Round 1 in Long Beach CA, April 4/5 2014, and is excited to campaign the season with two of the most seasoned AE86 veterans in North America.

Will Parsons NonStopTuning AE86

Will Parsons NonStopTuning AE86

Will Parsons has been the flagship driver for NST since 2007 and has years of experience with the AE86 chassis in series such as Formula Drift, Lone Star Drift, Xtreme Drift Circuit, and D1GP USA.  Parsons and the team have enjoyed a great deal of success in the Lone Star and XDC series, and look to continue building the program in FD, following a successful rookie campaign in 2013.

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Taka Aono NST AE86

Taka Aono has more experience with the AE86 chassis than any other drifter in the USA, and is the only ten year FD veteran to campaign with the same chassis during the existence of the series.  Joining the team for the 2014 season, Aono brings with him an incredible amount of professional experience and knowledge, with a very long and successful resume in drifting, road racing, and instructional driving.

NonStopTuning is extremely proud to have these two great drivers on board for the 2014 season.  Here’s to a great year!

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2014 Formula Drift Pro Championship  

Round 1 | STREETS OF LONG BEACH | LB GP Street Course – Long Beach, CA | April 4 – 5
Round 2 | ROAD TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP | Road Atlanta – Braselton, GA | May 9 – 10
Round 3 | HOMESTEAD-MIAMI | Homestead-Miami Speedway – Homestead, FL | May 30 – 31
Round 4 | THE GAUNTLET | Wall Speedway – Wall, NJ | June 20 – 21
Round 5 | THROWDOWN | Evergreen Speedway – Monroe, WA | July 18 – 19
Round 6 | SHOWDOWN | Texas Motor Speedway – Fort Worth, TX | September 12 – 13
Round 7 | FINAL FIGHT | Irwindale Speedway – Irwindale, CA | October 10 – 11

 

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2014 NonStopTuning Anniversary Event

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NonStopTuning Anniversary 2014

NonStopTuning would like to invite all our friends and fans to join us for the Ninth NST Anniversary, March 22 and 23, 2014.  Come celebrate with friends and family as we host two days of drifting, an NST Car Show, and a huge party Saturday night!

Facebook event page:  click here
NST Car Show registration page:  click here
Drifter registration page:  click here

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NonStopTuning Car Show

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2012 NST Anniversary Video

2013 NST Anniversary Video

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Lone Star Drift Fun Day & NonStopTuning Car Show, Nov 24, 2013

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Lone Star Drift Fun Day

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NonStopTuning Car Show

NonStopTuning and Lone Star Drift have partnered up to bring you another great Houston event.  Sunday, November 24, 2013, Lone Star Drift Fun Day and NonStopTuning Fall Car Show, GGP Houston.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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NonStopTuning 2014 Lone Star Drift: Racer Program

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NonStopTuning is proud to announce its 2014 Lone Star Drift Program.  Drivers in the series can purchase products at discounted rates, run NST stickers, and earn contingency cash during the 2014 season.

Open to all drivers in Lone Star Drift with the following engines:

  • Toyota 4AGE
  • Toyota 4AGZE
  • Toyota FA20
  • Toyota 1JZGTE
  • Toyota 2JZGTE
  • Nissan KA24DE
  • Nissan SR20DET
  • Nissan VQ35DE
  • Nissan VQ35HR
  • Nissan VQ37HR
  • Subaru FA20
  • Honda F20C
  • Honda F22C
  • Chevrolet LSX
  • BMW S50B30
  • BMW S52B32
  • others can/will be added
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PRIZES UP FOR GRABS IN 2014: 

  • One NST driver will receive free entry to 2014 NST Anniversary Event (random selection)
  • One NST driver entry fee paid for, at each 2014 LSD points round (random selection)
  • One NST driver will receive $500.00 cash bonus (random selection, end of season)
  • Each NST driver will receive free tshirts, caps, stickers, and other promo material
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More info coming soon!

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GASOLINE the Magazine /// Fall 2013

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NonStopTuning S14 featured on the cover of the upcoming fall/winter issue of Gasoline the Magazine!

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Gasoline Energy Drink is proud to announce the launch of a new publication due for release in the fall of 2013. Gasoline the Magazine will cover motorsports and car culture in the state of Texas and will be available in both print and digital formats.

Highlighting the people and places that form the collective community of enthusiasts, Gasoline the Magazine aims to shed a spotlight on the diverse personalities and projects in the Lone Star state. Through our unique partnerships with the movers and shakers in the community, we strive to bring our readers a blend of content in ways they’ve come to expect in the new media age. Print, digital, and social media.

Print versions of the magazine will be distributed through car dealerships and performance shops, university campuses, and retail shops, to name a few.  Digital versions will be available for viewing and download on the Gasoline website…

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The Will Parsons Project – Getting to know Will

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A Great look back at Will Parsons’ timeline, dating back to his childhood roots!

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Will Parsons has been all over the United States competing in different series. He has even driven with some of the pro’s, like Daigo Saito and was teammates with Chelsea Denofa. Will has the experience, talent, and dedication to make it in FD.

This is “The Will Parsons Project.”

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NonStopTuning 2013 Formula Drift Atlanta Recap

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Will Parsons – 2013 Formula Drift Atlanta – NonStopTuning AE86

Drift teams seem to deal with a variety of challenges at each turn.  Some are minor; travel plans or logistics… others require an ability to adapt on the fly.  The NST crew are no strangers to last minute challenges and projects going late into the night, and were faced with adversity on the road to Atlanta.

After having experienced engine failure at the Formula Drift season opener in Long Beach (blog recap) Will and Davy Parsons quickly built a new F20C engine for the NST AE86.  Will’s new setup for FD Atlanta would be built for more boost, run on Q16 race gas, and would make upward of 500hp.  That was the plan.  Unfortunately in the drift world, things rarely go as planned.  The AE86 went on the dyno the night before the crew would leave for Atlanta.  Wheel horsepower numbers climbed to 460, 470, 480… this is where things got interesting!  Unfortunately the clutch would start to slip at these power levels.  The torque output was just too much for our old clutch kit.

Knowing that the team would need to leave in a matter of hours, a decision was made and the car was loaded up on the trailer.  We sent at email to Shelly at SPEC Clutch and asked if we could drive through Alabama to visit SPEC on our way to Georgia.

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While on the road the following day, I made a phone call and spoke with Jeremy at SPEC.  Jeremy was kind enough to rush a new kit for the turbo F20C and instructed us to grab the kit later that day.  Thank you Shelly and Jeremy for all your help.  You guys rock!

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Our next task would be reaching Joseph Dale’s in Atlanta.  You may know Joseph Dale, Jason Scott, and Dennis Nguyen from the awesome SOUTHRNFRESH website and blog.  Joseph was kind enough to allow a NonStopTake-over of his garage.  The AE86 drivetrain was quickly dismantled and the new clutch was installed.  Joseph, founder and editor in chief at SOUTHRNFRESH even surprised us with a full blog feature on this portion of our trip.

Check it out and be sure to give these guys a like on facebook.
http://southrnfresh.com/wordpress/formula-d-will-parsons-road-to-the-championship/

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The following couple of days brought a few firsts.  Will Parsons would lay down his first qualifying runs in Formula Drift, would become the first 2013 rookie to qualify for the field of top 32, and would become the first rookie to score points in FD this season!

As seen on the Wrecked Magazine Blog:  http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/blog/2013/05/10/will-parsons-and-nate-hamilton-become-the-first-rookies-to-score-points/

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Saturday brought with it the round of top 32 and another challenge… rain.  Will Parsons battle against Matt Powers resulted in a chase run in dry conditions followed by a lead run in the rain.  This was the first time we had seen rain this weekend and the wet course proved to be too tricky to navigate for many of the drivers throughout the remainder of top 32 and 16.

The NST drift team had an awesome weekend at FD Atlanta.  Will Parsons showed, as he has time and time again, that he has what it takes to battle adversity, layed down some great runs in the new car, and showed why he is a serious contender for 2013 FD Rookie of the Year.   We will be back at it at round three on June 1, 2013, in Palm Beach, Florida.

Many thanks to all the fans who came out to support the drivers and teams, we certainly appreciate your help and support.  A special thanks to all the media personnel providing amazing coverage at this event, and a huge thanks to all our sponsors this season:  SPEC Clutch, 86motoring, AUTOCOMP, BC Racing Suspension, WEIR Performance, and D3 Performance.

MIKE @ NST
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