Last weekend we joined Just Drift for the 3rd and final round of Top Drift Limited, a series dedicated to lightly modified production-like vehicles and geared toward the up and coming drivers who may want to compete in pro-am in coming years. We wanted to go out to Willow Springs and support our home drift organization, and ended up having a great time hanging out and watching some grassroots style drifting.
This past weekend’s Top Drift event at Willow Springs Raceway, the second round of the Formula Drift licensing series, was pretty unique in terms of things that rarely happen, happening. Driver and spectator turnout was great, but there was tons of downtime due to a record number of oil spills, the most we’ve ever seen at a track event, and other things such as mechanical breakdowns calling for track rescue. Top Drift Round 2 was not a disappointing event though, as the driving got better throughout the course of the day, and the battles in the finals kept going and going, keeping fans, friends, and family of the drivers on edge until the end.
The 3 weeks before the opening of the 2016 Top Drift Limited season was extremely busy. With Golden Gate Drift, Formula Drift, and the Grand Prix of Long Beach holding their events back to back, one weekend after another, my butt was kicked and all I wanted to do is hang with friends and shoot for fun. Last weekend, Just Drift kicked off the 2016 Top Drift Limited season with Round 1 at Willow Springs Raceway. The event was exactly what I needed to unwind and enjoy the purest form of drifting that a competition event could provide.