Automotive Racers Hall of Fame – Team JAPS – Mark Young
Mark Young aka Crashbaldicoot is one of the racers of Team JAPS who compete annually in the Fueltopia Barrel Sprint and the Formula G European Gymkhana Championship and currently finishes in highly commendable top ten position.
Mark is using Yellowstuff race & drift racing brake pads (front) GD sport discs (front and rear) and Ultimax2™ brake pads on his Nissan 200SX S13.
Year of Birth:
Fueltopia Barrel Sprint and Formula G
Highest Place Finish:
Nissan 200SX S13
What`s your day job?
Owner at JAPS Motorsport.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Getting as far as I have in a short time.
What would be your dream car/ motorcycle?
Did you always want to be a racer or something else?
Yes, but started very late in life.
Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or two wheels?
Rear wheel drive.
What motorsport event would you most like to compete in?
Drifting, Rallycross and touring.
What is the most insane/scary/memorable drive/ride you’ve ever had?
Doing 180 on my bike.
How involved are you in testing and mechanical tweaking before events?
Very, as I’ve built all the cars and maintain them.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Owning a big race team.
What is your go to playlist or song before an event to get in the zone?
If you could try any other motorsport which one would you choose?
What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone in a car or bike on track and when?
180mph on my ZZR1400 on a quite straight bit of road.
What is your daily drive or ride?
Will soon be my Skyline R33 V8 Twin Turbo.
What is the one thing you could not live without?
What is your favourite takeaway?
Do you have a favourite movie?
Any bad habits?
Would you rather fight 1duck-sized horse or 1 horse-sized duck?
One duck sized horse.