January 18 , 2018
"GOODRIDE Japan Race Queen Grand Prize 2017" was held in Japan and Akutsu Mao was standing out from 400 girls, achieved No. 1 race queen.
2017 is the eighth year for the Japan Race Queen Award. It started voting by nominating 100 people among more than 400 race queen after the first stage and the top five voting points will be selected for the Japan Race Queen Award at the final stage.
Started from November 13, the match sponsored by ZC Rubber’s Goodride tire and fan voting was carried out for about two months. Akutsu Mao gathered the support of most fans and was chosen from all the Japanese race queens who played active role in domestic major race categories in 2017 by the fans' Internet voting.
The award ceremony was held at the main stage of "Tokyo Auto Salon", the world's largest custom car show, at Makuhari Messe on January 13, when all the votes were over. Five girls including Akutsu Mao, Masaki Ando, Chiemu Ikuta, Shimamura Oshigoshi, Yuki Fujiki are the GOODRIDE Japan RQ Grand Award 2017 Winner.
Each special prize selected among the winners was announced. Shimamura Ikuta won the "Okinawa Custom Car Show Award" where image girl rights are given. Yuki Fujiki was awarded the "TV Tokyo Prize” to the race queen expecting a wide range of activities in television media. "Tokyo Chunichi Sports Award" to which the Tokyo Chunichi Sports Goodwill Ambassador's 2018 award will be sent and Fukuoka Asia collection "Fukuoka Asia Collection Award" where model appearance can be made and the prize of solo gravure is awarded "Weekly Playboy Award".