It’s been a while since I’ve been to a Golden Gate Drift FD licensing series, only having made it up to Stockton 99 Speedway for Round 1 of the 2014 season. When Luke Crowell invited me to round 3 at Thunderhill Raceway on July 5th, I was excited and jumped on the opportunity to check out some drifting, take my family on a NorCal Independence Day road trip, and immerse myself in the unique experience that only the NorCal drift scene could offer.
Round 3 of the Whiskey Garage Drift Series hit the track hot and heavy on June 21st, bringing the sounds and smells of drifting back to Sandia Motor Speedway. The previous two rounds were won by new faces to the New Mexico drift scene, so the locals brought their A-game to restore the balance.
After Formula Drift rocked New Jersey-based oval Wall Stadium Speedway on Saturday 06/27/2015, USDrift ProAm drivers got a chance to take on the same course at the same track, the very next day.
Wall Stadium Speedway; a high-banked, short oval tucked in the quiet Wall Township in New Jersey. Once a year, Formula Drift comes to town and turns this quiet oval speedway into a fast paced smoke show. Wall Stadium demands respect, as it’s not unusual to see her chew up cars and spit them out without forgiveness when drivers temp that old, battered steel barrier.
The 100+ degree heat didn’t seem to affect the action out at Willow Springs International Raceway for the third round of Just Drift’s FD licensing series, Top Drift, this past weekend. Braving the blazing sun until the evening brought cooler temperatures, the 2 day event was well attended by drivers, and enough spectators came out to make it a show.