Automotive Racers Hall of Fame – Team JAPS – Mark Young

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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.

Photo: Mark Young Team JAPS

Name:

Mark Young

Year of Birth:

1970

Team Name:

Team JAPS

Discipline:

Fueltopia Barrel Sprint and Formula G

Highest Place Finish:

3rd

Car/Bike Used:

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?

Kenmeri.

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?

None.

If you could try any other motorsport which one would you choose?

Rallycross.

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?

Petrol.

What is your favourite takeaway?

Chinese.

Do you have a favourite movie?

Shawshank Redemption.

Any bad habits?

Loads!

Would you rather fight 1duck-sized horse or 1 horse-sized duck?

One duck sized horse.

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EBC Brakes Yellowstuff Brake Pads

EBC Yellowstuff Brake PadsEBC Yellowstuff brake pads are ultra high friction brake pads for race, trackday and street use, race drivers in particular love them because they are made from an aramid fibre compound. These pads are ideal for street and track driving as they don’t require a warm up but get even stronger under hard driving.

EBC Brakes Ultimax2™ Brake Pads

EBC Ultimax2™ Brake Pads
The radically improved Ultimax2™ is a fully ECO friendly material that has ZERO sulphides. The Ultimax2 formula does not require shims for noise reduction and has more bite from cold.

These brake pads also work well in hot dry climates too! As with the original Ultimax these too are fully R90 approved.

EBC Brakes GD Sports Brake Discs/Rotors

EBC Bluestuf NDX Brake PadsEBC GD Series brake disc rotors are now available in a Black thermic and NITROTHERM™ finish and feature wide aperture slots that draw cool air under the brake pad and rotor interface which help cool the temperature of the brake pad contact that can easily and often shoot up to well over 1000 degrees during heavy braking and can cause brake fade or loss of brake effect – the cool effective use of the slots helps prevent this.

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