Sebring Prep

14 03 2012

New car, new tires, new setup, new season.  Best of luck to the Team Falken Tire Porsche RSR!

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew

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BEASTLY

9 03 2012

The #17 2012 RSR of Team Falken in all her glory.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew





2012 RSR

2 03 2012

Undressed and getting ready for shakedown just a week ago.  Hopefully the mighty Teal & Blue of the Falken Tire ALMS team will be able to slay some giants once again this year.

Initial reports from the drivers is that this car is FAST compared to the 2011 RSR.  We’ll have to wait and see just how fast the new gen RSR is once all the vehicle settings have been dialed in.  I ❤ race season.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew





2012 GT3 RSR

21 11 2011

Porsche definitely isn’t playing around when it comes to motorsports.  Racing isn’t something they conduct merely to maintain a marketing image, it is innately sewn into the DNA of the brand.  The 2012 RSR is simply no joke!  Ferrari’s own 458 has been blistering fast in the ALMS series, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out…if your competition gets tough, you have to get tougher.  Early reports and feedback I’ve heard from drivers is that this is the FASTEST RSR out of the box that they have ever driven by far.  This should lead to a very exciting 2012 season.

Right off the bat, you can see the front doesn’t see much change, however the rear features a significantly wider stance.  More grip and more stability in the rear is essential for the Porsches.  The engine and drivetrain largely remain the same, but the chassis is completely new and refined.  I can’t wait to see this refreshed 911 hit the track.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew





Watch for the Wolf!

12 08 2011

Above is some of the final minutes of Mid Ohio last weekend.  True testimony to the driving prowess, and rain tire technology of Falken Tire!  Amazing driving!

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew





Giant KILLER

8 08 2011

If you haven’t seen or heard, this past weekend marked the first victory for the Team Falken ALMS Porsche team at Mid Ohio.  This is a huge victory!  Falken has been battling against companies such as Dunlop and Michelin, who have had years of experience and seemingly endless budgets, and that’s just the tire manufacturer side.  Falken also competes directly against the Corvettes, who have roughly 50+ factory engineers present at each race to calibrate settings.  With chassis tuning, tire development and internal team management changes, the Falken ALMS team definitely has had it’s work cut out for them.  That being said, this past weekend, they proved the impossible was in fact possible.  Despite being the guppy in a pond full of sharks, Falken rose victorious!  Who doesn’t like cheering for the underdogs?  Go Team Falken!

Dubbed, the Lion’s Den, this is a behind the scenes picture of the Falken race rig lounge where drivers and team managers go to both relax and strategize.  On the right is Wolf Henzler, nobody does it better.  Truly, a P-Car monster!

Final prep, and run downs.  Bryan Sellers is in this picture, great sense  of humor, but all business when strapped in.

Severe rain conditions meant tires, and race strategy would play even bigger factors.  When all was said and done, the teal and green 997 GT3RSR was number 1.

Literally, history in the making.  Cheers to all my friends in the ALMS department.  May this be the first of many victories!

Shout out to Jesse Lee for the awesome race pictures and coverage.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew





Massaged Body

22 06 2011

Wider is gooder.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew