It was just a few weeks ago that we joined Street Driven Tour in Atlanta for the 3rd stop on their schedule, but we couldn’t wait for more hangs and headed out to Las Vegas for their final event of 2016.
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.
Once in a while an event comes around our part of the country that promotes nothing but fun, and that’s what Street Driven Tour is all about. I missed 3 of the 4 events this year, so my wife and I headed out to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the final Street Driven Tour of the 2015 year with partners Vegas Drift and StanceWars. It was nothing but hanging out, drifting, sweet show cars, and drift games that not many organizers bring to the table. Street Driven Tour in Vegas was THE must attend event for many west coast drivers, and a few popular names from afar.
Dan Brockett’s No Coast Drift Party is one of the events I look forward to attending every year. For the past 4 years, I’ve traveled with various groups of friends out to Sandia Motor Speedway in Albuquerque, New Mexico to hang out with some of the most awesome people in the drift community. This year, Vegas Drift hooked up with Dan Brockett/Whiskey Garage and brought Southwest Drift Series to Sandia, and added a bit of seriousness to the event that is usually a whatever goes drift party.
It’s been a while since we’ve been to a Vegas Drift event in the parking lot of Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The last time we hooked up with Vegas Drift that wasn’t on the outside road course, or Phoenix, was when we rolled out for Vegas ProAm Round 3 back in 2012. Needless to say, we were pretty excited to revisit the old school venue that we haven’t seen for a very long time.