J’s Racing has finally released their Type-S Rear Wide Fender Kit. They’re 40mm wider on each side and feature a rear vent for cut rear factory fenders. MSRP $495
J’s Racing has just announced the replacement to their popular FX series exhausts systems. The FX-Pro exhausts feature the same aggressive race design but now with a revised construction for greater strength and durability. The dolphin tip how features pie-cut welds for an aggressive look and a traditional straight tip is also available on some models. Production starts in July and we’re now taking orders!
I’m sure many people have already heard that a few nights ago the CEO of J’s Racing Japan, Junichi Umemoto, was arrested for Hit & Run Attempted Murder. The point of this post isn’t to repeat the news but to share a letter sent to all the J’s Racing distributors around the world.
Statement on the incident reported on media
January 25, 2011
J’s Corporation co.,ltd
C.E.O Hisaaki Murakami
To all the parties concerned
This statement is prepared in response to the news “Junichi Umemoto Arrested” reported on the media.
We sincerely regret and apologize for all the trouble we caused to our customers and business acquaintance. At the same time, we earnestly hope a speedy recovery of the injured party.
As of now, we have not obtained the complete information and we are unable to report all the detail of the incident. However, it is a fact that Mr. Umemoto has been arrested and has been questioned by the police.
Upon this development, the board of directors removed Mr. Umemoto from the C.E.O and have elected Hisaaki Murakami as the replacement. The boards also have elected Mr. Masafumi Yagi as the general manager to succeed Murakami.
Starting today, with this new management, we resume the regular operation and make utmost effort to avoid the similar trouble to our customers, clients, and the business associates.
We are determined and committed to do whatever necessary to restore the trust from you.
We greatly appreciate and look forward to your continued support and patronage.
J’S RACING JAPAN
10-17 Hatakedacyou Ibaraki Osaka Japan
And in case you don’t know the story, here’s the article reported by Japanese news:
The police have arrest a 43 year old man related to a hit and run incident which happened in downtown Osaka. The suspect arrested for attempted murder is Junichi Umemoto who is a auto repair shop director. Late night on Jan 22, while driving a car, he hit a man walking and tried to leave the scene. Eiji Fujikawa, 39 years old, a colleague of the man held onto the mirror of Umemoto’s car. Umemoto continued to drive and dragged him approximately 100 meters before Fujikawa let go. Fujikawa-san broke his skull is now unconscious and in critical condition. The suspect is saying “I was scared of repercussions and kept on going. I didn’t mean to kill him.” On his own blog Umemoto introduces himself that he has entered over 100 official races and is an active driver.
J’s Racing has officially released their popular 3D GT Wing for the CR-Z. With a wingspan of only 1330mm, the wing is a mild yet aggressive addition to the rear end of the CR-Z.
J’s Racing has just introduced their line of C304 Stainless Steel Exhaust Systems. Based on data collected from the FX Titanium exhaust systems the C304 line uses Stainless Steel in an effort to reduce costs and improve durability. The mufflers and tips feature polished finishes with burnt blue accents. The C304 exhausts are available in the same configuration as the FX Titanium series: 60RS Single, 70RS Single, 70RR Single, 60RS Dual, 70RS Dual. At roughly half the price, these are a great bargain considering they’re only 10 lbs heavier and more durable!