Revenge of the Nerds, At Least Someone’s Listening!
By Mike Kojima
I just realized that it’s been over a year since I last wrote what is supposed to be a monthly column. Sorry about that but I have been pretty busy. In the past year we have grown MotoIQ tremendously, thanks to all of you for helping us grow more than 100% in the last 12 months. We have more than doubled our rate of publishing to keep you fed with content and we have increased the range of stuff we cover from our beginnings of just mostly tech to a wide gamut of subjects over a wide range of media. We have introduced our pod casts and videos from the GT Channel. We have also launched our own race series.
|Helping Dai Yoshihara and Team Falken win the Formula D Championship was one of the highlights of my career.
In the coming year we will continue to bring you more. We will have more event coverage, from Formula D, Rally Cross, Time Attack, Road Racing from ALMS to Grand Am and of course our own MPTCC. As always our coverage will be beyond a blog or a feed and offer real journalism. We will also feature more on track evaluation of things and a wider variety of product tests with our MotoIQ Certified Legit program. We will do our best to be the best site on the web for the true performance enthusiast.
We won’t be covering much from the car show scene or bringing you the latest in ratted out fitment cars nor will we have much in the way of models. The girls you will be seeing in MotoIQ are real enthusiasts just like you.
|Helping Dai Yoshihara win the inaugural MPTCC championship was a lot of hard work as well.
Personally it has been a busy year for me. Not only have I been hard at work here but I have also been helping Dai Yoshihara and Team Falken win the 2011 Formula D championship, a job that has taken me all over the country and even the world over the past 12 months. I was also busy helping Dai win the inaugural MPTCC championship. An effort that was a lot more work than you would think, taking 3 different cars and involving bringing one race car out of mothballs and retrofitting it to update it enough to be competitive. My own effort for the MPTCC crown got put aside because I simply did not have enough time to do it all and I was getting worn out.
|My busy schedule kept me from doing much driving and other fun things but I did get to race one and did pretty good, a second place at Cal Speedway.