We’ve gotta admit, packing our gear to cover Top Drift round 4 was depressing, knowing it would be the last time we shot competition at Willow Springs until 2015. That being said, we were also super excited to cover some drifting on a track that’s been known to have some epic drift battles in the previous years. We were also eager to see who would kick everyone’s butt and podium, and also witness who would be moving on to Formula Drift by earning an FD license.
The 2014 No Coast Drift Party was the best drift event we have ever been to. The drifting was ooooooook, but the partying that followed was world class top notch insanity, and we are glad we were there!
You know how Formula Drift is basically drifting featuring a car show? Well, Nitto Tire’s Auto Enthusiast Day is just like that, but backwards. It is a car show featuring drifting.
Formula Drift Seattle was very cool. It was personally my first time working media for an FD event, and Seattle was an awesome place to experience it. Competition day is hard for everybody, drivers and media alike. Let’s go back to last weekend and break down all the runs that happened from Top 32 all the way to podium!
What’s better than being a spectator at a drift event? Right now I’d say being media, and that’s because I haven’t gotten to drive at an event. Top Drift Round 3 was my first event shooting as media, and it was awesome!
Top Drift Round 3 was a very difficult round to cope with, for drivers, staff, and media alike. It was extremely hot, breezy, and the sun pounded spirits to a pulp all day long. The main focus seemed to be staying cool and hydrated, while driving and winning came second. The combination of heat and broken spirits had drivers jumping in their tow rigs and heading home the moment they were knocked out of competition.
Our Formula Drift Round 4 Livestream Party was amazing. Since 2013, we’ve been gathering with friends within the drifting community to watch live drifting action from events we weren’t able to attend, and we have just as much fun as being there.
We had a great time out at the 20th Annual Thunder on the Lot show. Enjoy our massive gallery of photos from the drift event! Photos by David Karey, John Cirone, and Christine Goodman.
I visited the Philippines and headed north of Manila to Air Force City in Pampanga, the home of Clark International Speedway. My friends from Autocraft Drift Team, together with Norman Agojo, Audel Sison and Bryan Revilla, joined me for a fun day of drifting.
Vegas ProAm has held 2 of their rounds on the outside road course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this year. At this track, there’s not much one can do about the layout to keep the action close to the spectators and pits, except run the previous competition course backwards. Round 4 Vegas ProAm was an exception, because LVMS had repaved the entire track just days before drifting was scheduled. This gave Nick Dizon of Vegas Drift an opportunity to throw routine out the window, and design a layout that was guaranteed to make drivers reconsider their style and techniques.