Earlier this year, I had an invite from a good buddy of mine Aein, to head over to Burma (also called Myanmar, located just to the west of Thailand) to check out an underground drag racing event. A friend and I jumped on and booked flights for a pittance, and headed over a few days early to do some touristy stuff.
After chilling in Yangon for a few days, we jumped on an overnight bus to Bagan, arriving at a horrendous 5am. We spent a couple of days exploring the temples in the grasslands, before heading back to Yangon to meet my friend Aein.
After we arrived back into Yangon on another red-eye bus, we met a few of the guys at a restaurant next to Inya Lake. After brekky, we jumped in with one of them and headed an hour out of town, to a brand new housing development site, where there were already a bunch of people excitedly preparing for the day’s activities.
This was the track available to us – a 2km-long, brand new dual carriageway!
Rocket Bunny Toyota 86 on Enkei Racing Revolution RS05RR.
Arancio Atlas Aventador on satin black, forged, 3-piece HRE S101s. Can you say baller?
GTRs were by far the most popular model of car at the drag day. Both R35 and R33 models were well-represented!
Was interesting to see this Evo 10 just parked in the mud. Zero cares!
This gentleman in this Alpha 12 (1500hp, US$93K!!) R35 was responsible for organising the day. Cheers Mr Lwin, thanks for the invite!
In case any of you guys are not familiar with Overtake, they are an R35-GTR-only, ultra-high-end aftermarket producer. For example, this full-titanium 100-V Saikou exhaust is manufactured for Overtake by Power House Amuse, which many people know for the quality of workmanship. Also (sit down for this), it costs US$9K.
20″ forged 1-piece Rays G12, one of lightest and strongest wheels available for the R35. And lets not forget about the enormous race-spec Endless brakes!
The racing started in earnest, the first category of the day being R35 GTR-only.
My good friend Aein rocking DS in Yangon!
The lineup has a fantastic variety of cars…
… like this SRT Charger.
Probably the most beautiful GTR of the day, this red beast was perfect in my eyes.
Check out those enormous deep-dish, step-lip, 3-piece SSR Professor MS3s wrapped in fat rubber. Hnnnggggg!!
Aein kicking up the dust on one of his winning runs!
And then the skies opened, and put a stop to the day. Unfortunately it rained so hard the roadway flooded, which meant that a bunch of people didn’t get to race, which sucked bigtime!
Despite that, the Aventador driver redlined his car heading out of the event.. Flames everywhere!
Thought I’d fire off a few more frames of Aein’s Wald/Varis hybrid widebody R35 on the way home!
Cheers to all the super friendly Burmese attendees, and especially to Aein and My Lwin for the invite. Hope to see you guys again soon!