This installment of the Yokohama Move of the Month will be a bit different. First, we’ll highlight this week’s installment, and then we’ll show you the previous three weeks’ “moves.” Speed News readers should click like on the YouTube page of the one they feel is the best “Move of the Month” and that will earn the winner a slick new trophy from Yokohama Tire. It will be one of just 12 trophies issued each year.
In this week’s installment, Ty Gi drives the classic line going into Turn 10 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. However, in the rain, that’s not where the grip is, and Gi goes for a spin at corner exit. Some heads-up driving by Gi and his competitors allow Gi to spin and continue on his way to finish ninth in 944 Spec at the 2022 NASA Championships. It was one of a couple of moments of drama in Gi’s race.
Vote For Your Favorite!
Now, as promised, here are the previous three installments of the Yokohama Move of the Month for February. You have two weeks to vote. The video that gets the most likes on YouTube wins the trophy for being the winner of the Yokohama Move of the Month.
February 1 Issue
Two Moves in One Video
In this installment of the Yokohama Move of the Month, we can see H2 driver Alexander Tarradelles-Newell capitalize on a two-off from H2 driver Scott Adams in Turn 4 to get around him in Turn 5 at the 2022 NASA Championships. Now for the cool part: If you look closely, you can see last week’s Yokohama Move of the Month happening in front of Tarradelles-Newell, who is able to notch another pass in Turn 6. That’s a first for the Yokohama Move of the Month, and not likely to happen again.
February 8 Issue
This installment of the Yokohama Move of the Month might take more of your time than usual, but it’s worth the minutes invested. In this video, NASA Florida Spec E30 driver Carlos Mendez dices all race long with the Scott McKay at the bumpy and famous Sebring International Raceway. The two traded the lead all race long while allowing faster traffic to push through. Two cameras in Mendez’s car really make this one fun to watch, right up to the moment on the last lap where Mendez pushes just a bit too hard. McKay drives on to get the win, but Mendez lives to fight another day. Enjoy this dogfight from Sebring.
February 15 Issue
Use Some Curb And Make it Work
In this installment of the Yokohama Move of the Month, Honda Challenge driver Dane Byrd gains a lot of ground in the braking zone headed into the Corkscrew during the NASA Championships, enough that he could consider a pass on the downhill portion of the world-famous turn. Byrd goes for the pass, but to make it work, he needs to use some curbing on the right. OK, well, darn near all of it, but he makes it work and gets around his competitor clean with enough room behind him to take ownership of the Rainey Curve. Well done.