No Coast Drift Party… still the best drift event I’ve ever been to, and I’ve literally been to hundreds since 2006. Every year we drive out to Albuquerque, New Mexico from Los Angeles, I find myself shooting less and less because am having more and more fun, because the event keeps getting better and better.
The Grand Drift Championship of Florida hosted another grassroots effort in Gainesville, FL on May 14, 2016. AutoPlus Raceway was the location of the previous event back in December and The Grand Drift wanted to give the track another go, turning into a very positive turnout for drivers and spectators!
Southwest Drift Series, a Formula Drift Pro-AM program hosted by Vegas Drift, wrapped up it’s first round of the 2016 season this past Sunday. It’s been almost a year since we’ve been to Vegas for a drift event, and the south drag lot is one of our favorite layouts of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway facility. Everything is compact, in one area, and it’s a perfect atmosphere to catch up with friends, and catch drifting action at the same time.
The event this past Saturday December 19th, took place at Auto Plus Raceway in Gainesville, FL, home of one of the most famous ¼ mile tracks in drag racing and the Gator Nationals NHRA race every March. No, drivers would not be using the main track, but rather 2 different courses depending on their skill level and competition entry. The event had a very strong grassroots feel, and is hopefully the beginning of something special.
Every year in California, we Californians are so lucky to have two Formula Drift events each year. I am glad that I live in the central California where drifting events happen to be in 4 hours north, or 4 hours south. Formula Drift is one of my favorite “I GOT TO GO” drift events. No matter what the circumstances are, each year, I plan to attend both Long Beach and Irwindale.