On April 13th, Drift Basic held their first competitive event of the year. This was also my first time attending a Drift Basic event. I have to say, I was every impressed.
Import Alliance meets have only gotten bigger and better since the very first event in 2006. I’m sure the founders of IA envisioned large turnouts of all kinds of automotive enthusiasts, but never imagined this event would take on the size it has so quickly. This year’s spring meet was the second year in a row at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but this time, attendees got to park on the infield rather than the surrounding parking lots outside of the track. The excitement of Saturday being six hours away, as I arrived at my hotel. The exhaust notes of thousands of cars could be heard as they came down the road searching for their hotels. The cars were going every which way filling the streets, creating a perfect view to just sit and watch outside the room.
Video by LORENinHD. He is my hero!
Taka Aono is a pro driver in Formula DRIFT, the premier professional drifting series in the United States. He competes in a 1986 Toyota Corolla GTS, known among enthusiasts by its chassis code: AE86. He has been drifting competitively since 2003.
Yesterday Myrtle Beach kicked off their drift season with their first event this year. While management of the organization may have changed in the off season, MB Drift is still alive and well.
This is a truly awesome drift edit that does an amazing job of embodying the fun side of drifting. It is to often that we get caught up with competition and the future. We forget to have fun in the moment. Lets all remember this season to keep drifting fun!
This past weekend we had an opportunity to see the future of drifting in the Southeast! Silver Dragon Racing invited us up for the innagural Freestyle Drift event! So naturally we loaded up the trusty Miata and headed to the border of NC and VA to check out the facilities of the North Carolina Center for Automotive Research (NCCAR). Silver Dragon Racing brought out not only a rowdy S13 with an LS, but an S13 coupe packing an SR20 with nitrous to spool the turbo, as well as a bunch of cool people to this beautiful track!
Silver Dragon Racing held the first event of their new drift series, Freestyle Drift, and we were lucky enough to be the ones to video it. This was a private event so that they could insure that things flow smoothly when they have their first com
Vaughn Gittin shows off some of his cool toys along with his awesome playground.