Although Joon hasn’t announced anything officially, we’ve done some reading between the lines for you. Here’s what we know:
First and foremost, today is his birthday. Happy Birthday, Joon!
1 – There aren’t many teams with spare cars sitting around. Several previously FD-legal cars were shipped off to China for a demo earlier this season, and very few other teams have cars sitting around in running shape and available.
2 – Joon has had 2 S13’s in his possession for awhile now – The first is his old S13.5 demo car which was originally black, then went green for the ’09 season, and is currently wrapped in a white Lucas Oil wrap. The second car is a V8 S13 that he built as a practice car earlier this season and took out to Adams a few times. The Lucas Oil-wrapped former competition car is still in 1 piece as he has been doing demos and ridealongs over the past few weeks, and even mentioned a demo today on his Facebook.
3 – Joon has posted a few photos of his ‘new’ Formula D S13 on his Facebook, with a cage that is painted silver (the cage on his Lucas-wrapped car was gold) and pop-up headlights (his Lucas-wrapped car has an S15 front end conversion). His V8 practice car that he took out to Adams earlier this season was a black S13 chassis with pop-up headlights, as pictured above.
Putting all of this together, we believe that Joon has converted his V8 S13 car into his Formula D competition car, and that Joon will be joining the V8 S-chassis ranks in Formula D as a privateer for Seattle. While an official announcement is said to be coming soon on JoonMaeng.com, we think it’s pretty safe to say that the car will be the former black V8 chassis, brought up to FD regulations.
What are your thoughts on Joon possibly joining the V8 ranks?