We were out at Auto Club Speedway last week with a couple Hoonigans, Hot Rod Garage, Geoff Stoneback, and Mike Skudlarek to check out Mark Lenardon’s FC drift for the first time with help from his close friends.
In an attempt to become relevant again, we’ve decided that we’re just going to post about whatever the hell we want. I didn’t run this by any of the other staffers or our brand director but screw it! It’s mainly to fill in the space between the drifting and also show you guys that we are human, with real human emotions, we feel things guys. Like this performance Lianne LaHavas, we didn’t know she existed before NPR did this Tiny Desk Concert (If you haven’t checked out this series from NPR, prepare to lose HOURS of your life) and goddammit are we happy she does exist.
The 3rd annual Drift Matsuri event went down over the past weekend. Now known as the end of season event to be at, we packed up our camera gear and headed up to a place where a paragraph consists of approximately 2-3 words, Wales.
We met up with Tyson while we were in Orlando, he had been working tirelessly the past week (months) getting it ready and damn if it doesn’t look good!
Now time for Alex Law’s driver interview from round 1 of the British Drift Championship. Competing in the Pro class, Alex has proven his way up the ranks in a car, and I quote, ”…shouldn’t even work, it’s too low and I don’t know how it does!” Well, with a statement like that, we couldn’t not follow his progress this season, so are is Alex’s thoughts on how round 1 went!
The first of our interviews this season comes in the form of Ryan Pothecary and his Nissan Sil80. Competing in the Pro – Am division of the British Drift Championship, we will be following him along with other drivers over the season, documenting each round as it goes. We question Ryan on the events of Round 1 at Lydden Hill to see how he got on!
So, another season of the British Drift Championship has come around, but this time with a difference! A lot of new ideas, drivers, and even a new live stream system, are the makings up of one of the most interesting seasons yet! A new ranking system for drivers that is effectively following the American format, that of which a lot of you readers are used to! This comes in the style of Pro drivers, and Pro – Am drivers, instead of the semi pro, pro and super pro class that has been used for many years previously. Drivers then earn their rank into Pro – Am by competing in a lower championship named ‘Drift Cup’ and progressing up through that. With all these changes, I decided to break away from the normal event coverage I usually do, and have decided to venture down a new path myself, but more with that later!
A new year brings a new name to last year’s Tennessee State of Drift Championship, dropping the state name to simply become the State of Drift Championship series. Not one of last year’s top six finishers were competing in the first round, setting the stage for an all new slew of drivers fighting it out for the 2015 title. More after the jump!
About a month ago, Rob Parsons reached out to Caitlin and I to see if we wanted to come hangout while he taught Ben Conolly the basics of drifting in his insane hand controlled 600HP beast. We of course had to come out, we love Rob and we love what he’s doing!