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!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Sebring, Florida - Here we come!

Well well well!

It is now 1 month away from our debut race with World Challenge GT in Sebring, Florida. Every member on the team has shown at least a small amount of the "freakin' out" factor" - and me probably the highest. It's time to step up our game and make sure we can be as prepared as humanly possible.

I won't mention any names, but I have realized how difficult relying on other entities can sometimes be - nearly everything that cannot be late usually ends up being late. I am sure there is some kind of "law" for this phenomenon.

I went back home to Lexington, KY for Christmas and New Year's to spend with my family and got a chance to catch up with plenty of my high school friends, lovers, and others.

Then I was off to Detroit for the auto show, and it was certainly a memorable week - I can tell you that some of those magazine editors and manufacturer execs know how to party better than half the rock stars out there.

Dave Pankew and I got a chance to interview one of the designers of the Infiniti Coupe concept that was on display - an very beautiful, balanced car.

I finally saw the interview I did with Speed Channel's Redline segment back at Buttonwillow during the time attack. There is certainly an odd feeling associated with various people telling me that they saw me on TV 'just the other day.' I had no idea that many people watch Speed channel for non-NASCAR content.

The 2nd car arrived shortly after Detroit Auto Show from Japan. This one belonged to Advan Orque's team, with the highest accomplishment of placing 2nd during the Suzuka 1000km in 2003.

As I had never been on the Sebring track before, I will be leaving early to get track time with Panoz Racing School and Skip Barber. The reality of the situation still has not hit me completely as I seem to be so involved at the smallest levels of operations from day to day. Soon enough, we will be racing the legendary GT-R against all those factory backed race teams - Porsche 911 GT3, Dodge Viper Comp. Coupe, Corvette Z06, and even Aston Martin DBRS9.

I have been keeping regular contact with Mr. Tamura and it looks like our schedules will allow us to meet again soon in New York.

I hope as many people as possible can join us at Sebring for support!