|The story below is originally published on Mainichi Daily News by Mainichi Shinbun (http://mdn.mainichi.jp).|
|They admitted inventing its kinky features, or rather deliberately mistranslating them from the original gossip magazine.|
|In fact, this is far from the general Japanese' behavior or sense of worth.|
Grab your gear sticks! Porno starlets rev up race queen scene 2002,3,14
Shukan Taishu 3/25 By Ryann Connell
Race queens, those high-heeled, startlingly gorgeous gals decked out in swimsuits that heat up gear sticks on race day, have long been one of the major attractions for Japanese motor racing fans.
But now, according to Shukan Taishu (3/25), Japan's Formula Nippon will welcome to its ranks the first-ever race queen team made up entirely of porn actresses.
And, instead of the revealing swimsuits that usually makes the race queens glean, the stick flick starlets will be clad in the ultimate turn-on for Japanese punters -- schoolgirl uniforms.
Shukan Taishu says the swatting schoolgirls are part of the 10 million yen investment innovative porno company Soft on Demand has made to sponsor the Formula Nippon Soft on Demand Nova motor racing team.
"We decided we wanted a costume race queens have never used before," Soft on Demand boss Ganari Takahashi tells Shukan Taishu.
"So we ditched the stockings race queens always wear and made sure our girls go barelegged. And we've also cut out the armpits on their shirts to satisfy those with an armpit fetish. We also made sure the race queen team is made up of girls who don't mind being stared at on the circuit."
Seidai Yamamoto, a 19-year-old rookie driver up from the go-cart racing world, will be the only driver on the Soft on Demand Nova team. He faces a tough task on the cutthroat Formula Nippon circuit as the team only has a single car.
But he's happy with the support he'll get from the sidelines.
"Even if I'm not going too well, I know the girls'll be there cheering me on," he tells Shukan Taishu.
But Takahashi does add that it will "be a bit embarrassing."
Nonetheless, Soft on Demand's Takahashi is confident the race queens from the stick flick screens will make his company's venture a success even if its car turns out to be a bomb.
"We won't need to win any races," Takahashi boasts to Shukan Taishu,
"because all the cameramen covering the event will have a hard time keeping their lenses pointed away from our race queens."