[VIDEO] Super Street’s 9th Annual FF Battle at Streets of Willow Springs

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Front engine, front-wheel drive is the name of the game for Super Street’s FF Battle.

One of the things that always is appreciated by the folks here at Honda-Tech is seeing a car being properly put through its paces on track. Super Street shares that world view, and hosts their FF battle for front engine, front-wheel drive cars built for the track, but driven on the street. While open to any make and model, there was a clear preference from cars carrying one familiar badge: Honda.

Jose Sandiego, who drives an EK civic said “It’s a good atmosphere so far. I kinda know most of [the people here], but essentially there’s still a competition going on, so I’m still trying to better myself each session.”

Driving a 1995 Civic Si is Jason Lee, and he particularly liked seeing old friends, making new ones, and other perk of the track: Food! “It’s really cool to meet people from across the United States. I met a buddy from the east coast… he drove all the way out here just for this competition. It’s cool to see familiar faces and new people that are getting into the FF racing.”

When you have a title to defend, you have somewhat of a target on your back. Joe Etrada is a two-time winner of the Street class. His 1994 Integra has some performance changes, of course, and it has┬ádone a lot for performance. Starting with a K swap and some suspension mods, bigger tires and wheels are just some of the other modifications. However, it still stays true to the rules of being a street car. When describing FF Battle, Joel says, “it’s chill, and not like many other track days.” He added, “Maybe I’ll come out again next year and defend my title.”

Being that it’s an invitation event, Super Street, along with a deal they struck up with Continental Tires, will even get you a set of rubber if you’re one of the final chosen entries. That leaves us one question: who’s in for next year?

Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites for Internet Brands, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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