Round 4 was a wash with Walker Wilkerson talking about engine issues they suffered in Palm Beach. Sadly his engine parts such as the crankshaft didn’t make it to him in time for a retune, test, and drive up to Evergreen Speedway. This just puts a huge damper on his 2013 season overall and doesn’t allow him to drive on his original hometown drift track. Here is what he released on his fan page:
It’s killing me to have to post this but unfortunately we will not be able to make it to FD Evergreen this year. The crank was backordered for much longer than expected as well as the dry sump pan. Even after overnight shipping the backordered items there still wouldn’t have been enough time to put the car back together, retune it, shake it down and get it to Washington in time for FD.
I know this will get asked so yes, we could’ve rushed to get the car to Evergreen by installing a stock crank and doing without a dry sump system. However, we would be at square one once again with another blown motor and no results to show from it. Rushing to make the next round with a car that’s been proven to not be 100% is simply not worth the sleepless nights, wasted money spent and disappointment once something goes wrong.
The car and motor are in the hands of our sponsor Real Street Performance. We are very thankful to have Real Street rebuilding the heart of the S14. I am ecstatic to get back behind the wheel and shake her down before we head to Texas.
I’d like to say thank you very much to all of my sponsors: Fueled Racing, Insane Innovations, Exedy, Achilles Radial, Real Street Performance, CP/Carrillo, GodSpeed Project, Seibon, Turbo’s by Garrett, CSF, Enkei, Brian Crower, BC Racing, Fatlace, Era-1, Whiteline, TiAL, Radium Engineering, AEM, Canton Racing, LA Wraps, Grip Royal, Treadstone, Sams Autoland, KAAZ, Astars, Grip Royal and Spyder Auto. Thank you guys so much for believing in me and for your continued support. I’d also like to thank all my fans for sticking by our side through the thick and thin. You guy’s are awesome, see you all in Texas.