After a long, tiring, but exciting year of Formula Drift Pro Am, the pro licensing season is quickly coming to an end. Just Drift held their final round of their Formula Drift licensing series, Top Drift, this past weekend at it’s home at Willow Springs Raceway. With the final round of the Southwest Drift series just around the corner this coming weekend, a couple familiar drivers to the Pro Am scene locked in their earnings a series early.
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.
ProAm events are rapidly growing in the U.S. 5 years ago, these events attracted just enough drivers for a Top 16. Now with the sport of drifting growing in every way possible, even the smallest grassroots events are hitting capacity.
Drifting has gotten serious over the past couple of years. With the majority of drivers wanting to make it big and podium with stars like Forsberg and the like, the drift world seems to have forgotten a core group of drifters that simply arent looking for the fame and fortune, and want an educational experience that the fast paced Pro-Am world does not offer these days.
The 2015 Top Drift season is officially underway! Just Drift wrapped up Round 1 of their Formula Drift licensing series this past weekend at Willow Springs International Raceway. 63 drivers registered for the controlled mayhem, accompanied by friends, family, and a whole lot of spectators. The tiny Balcony circuit just above the “Omega” of Big Willow, was absolutely jam packed, common for the first competition event of the Just Drift season. With every passing year, the event keeps growing and growing.