Igor Sushko - Racing and Beyond, featuring Super GT and formula racing

Follow Igor Sushko's career as a racecar driver at the world stage. In 2006, Igor raced in the first ever Nissan Skyline GT-R to compete in a professional racing series in North America. In 2007, Igor competed in two series in Japan: Super Taikyu with Nissan Fairlady Z and Formula Challenge Japan - a high-downforce light-weight formula car. In 2008, Igor continued development in the FCJ series and managed many podiums in Super Taikyu C-3 Nissan Fairlady Z for H.I.S. Travel and Okabe Jidosha. In 2010, he was with Team Taisan in Porsche 911 GT3R in SUPER GT GT300 in Japan, securing a pole position at the Suzuka Pokka round of SUPER GT. He was the architect of the technology innovation platform with OGT! Racing #90 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in partnership with Freescale Semiconductor in 2012. In 2013, the Freescale Racing program moved up to SUPER GT with R35 NISSAN GT-R GT3.
イゴール・スシュコのレーシング・ドライバーとしての生活についてのウェブサイトです。2006年はイゴールはアメリカ初、日産スカイライン・GT-Rを権威のあるワールド・チャレンジ・GT・シリーズで参戦しました。2007年はS耐久・C-3・ニスモNissanフェアレディZとFormula Challenge Japan(フォーミュラ・チャレンジ・ジャパン)のシリーズでレースしました。 2008年度はまたFCJでレースドライバーとしての上達をしながらスーパー耐久C-3でH.I.S.旅行と岡部自動車と共にNissan Zで多数の表彰台を掴みました。 2010年はSuper GT GT300でTeam Taisan Porsche 911 GT3Rでレースしました。 2012年はOGT! Racing #90よりポルシェ・カレラ・カップでフリースケール・セミコンダクタと共に次世代技術開発に取り組み, 2013年はSUPER GTにて日産GT-R GT3でFreescale Racingとして技術開発を続きました。 応援よろしくお願いします!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Chicago HIN and Mid-Ohio Go-Kart racing

Time flies by!

On June 8th, as Sean Morris flew in from Los Angeles to Chicago, I drove in from Lexington, KY. The car was invited to attend the Mac Event held on June 9th at the McDonald's adjacent to Wrigley Field. Afterwards, we showed the GT-R at the McCormick Place on the 11th at Hot Import Nights. The AF GT-R was the "Feature Car from Japan." As with the previous shows, the GT-R received much attention and many gasps, and hundreds of copies of the press releases laid out on the car were snatched apart.

The plan was to test the GT-R at Gingerman on June 15th, but some unfortunate events held up Mike McGray up in Canada. Hopefully we will reschedule the test in the near future.

This development gave Sean and me a few days of leisure around Franksville, WI. We killed time by eating a very good Chinese restauruant, watching movies, and hanging around Fedex Kinko's for internet as Starbucks as our main base of operations. In fact, we spent so much time at the Starbacks, that we received many drinks for free on the house. I recall getting a new 'test' drink not available on the menu - basically 4 shots of espresso on the rocks.

On the afternoon of the 15th, we made our way back to Chicago. Sean flew home to L.A. and I remained in preparations for the WKA Mid-Ohio race weekend. My mentor, Nick Wong, lent me his 2nd go-kart for the event. We arrived on the eve of 16th to Mansfield, OH. Paul Szuba and his father, Slavik, were our companions for the trip. Paul is a national go-kart champion at WKA. He operates an aftermarket shop in Chicago nearby O'Hare - P&L Motorsports.