Auto enthusiast forum 6SpeedOnline.com attended our recent ENEOS VORE Event at SEMA 2017 and wrote about the experience. It was an exciting event featuring our drivers Kyle Larson (NASCAR), Steve Arpin (Global Rallycross), and Daijiro Yoshihara (Formula Drift) drift racing with guests, and if you didn’t get to attend, reading this article might be the next best thing.
Here are some highlights:
…ENEOS Motor Oil, Japan’s biggest oil producer… is looking outward, and specifically, to the United States, introducing their products to the enthusiast market over here. The brand has been building up their motorsports presence in this country for the last few years, so even if the name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, the cars, brands, and drivers that they back, will.
The brand sponsors Kyle Larson, of NASCAR fame. In the middle is Steve Arpin, Global Rallycross Pro, and 3rd place finisher in the 2017 GRC season (congrats!). That guy on the right is none other that Daijiro Yosihara. Dai is a renowned Formula Drift ace, and a very accomplished time attack racer to boot. These guys are all supported by ENEOS in their racing efforts, and the brand is committed to motorsport at many different levels.
I, personally, have known about the ENEOS brand for years as a niche JDM track day oil manufacturer, simply because that was the arena in which I heard about the brand being discussed, motorsports.
Welcome to VORE.
About 45 minutes outside of Las Vegas is the Vegas Off Road Experience, aka the VORE Adrenaline Compound. This facility handles events that will teach you how to drift, off-road, race or even shoot firearms. Though, they wouldn’t let me try to combine all of them into one. This is was probably for the best. After a short debriefing it was on to the skidpad.
There were two Mustang GTs waiting for us. The white car was a mostly stock GT, and the black car was a Roush Stage 3 supercharged Mustang, making 670 horsepower. I saw the black car first, and thus, it was the one I drove. I only learned after the fact that it was packing 250 more horsepower than its stablemate. One of VOREs instructors rode shotgun in each car to make sure we didn’t endanger ourselves or those around us.