Tim Castrejon’s 2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS

NEW RACER ENTRY – Tim Castrejon

Vehicle

2001 Volkswagen Passat Gls

Bio

Used to run a 1995 Eclipse GS out at LACR back in 2005. Now I’m here to see where this journey will take me.

Personal Best

Car has no current e.t.

How did you get started in the import scene?

I started going to import shows with my neighbor and fellow teammate in early 2015. Shortly after hanging out with him and the team was when I was asked to join the team. Since then I’ve shown at Extreme Autofest Anaheim/San Diego, Branded show, and Simple LA, and accepted for HIN this year.

Why did you choose this car?: It’s a dark horse, usually you will see a Jetta, GTI, or any quattro Audi. I wanted to be different, doesn’t hurt that it has a turbo either. “In a sea of the same thing, it’s hard to stand out.”

What makes your build unique?

Baby Steps. It’s different, and no one expects it to have any potential. That’s what is different about car people from the average person. We are able to see the potential in something that no one else can see.

Sponsors

Mishimoto, Vis racing, Studio 7 graphics, Streetlightz, Zerg industries, Ericks Racing Engines, RJ Coatings, JDMSport, 2e distribution, Golden Eagle

Shout out

I would like to thank my daughter Natasha who has from time to time stayed up with me in the garage wrenching away just to be of help, my girlfriend Sammy for allowing me to share something I love with someone I very much love. My friend and teammate AJ for giving a hand the night’s before we have a show getting things in order. My team, Octane Racing. And most of all myself. Yes this is not selfish, for without me, this car would not be the way it is today.

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