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!
Our one and only Time Attack driver Lea Anne made her way out to Chuckwalla Valley Raceway for Redline Time Attack a couple weeks ago, wondering how she did? More after the jump!
I was really excited going into Round 6 of Formula D at Texas Motor Speedway. I knew it was going to be my last round of the season, plus it’s a new track, and I had nothing to lose. I felt really confident to go out there and give it hell! Going into the event we had the car running the best it ever has, buttt between testing and hitting the road for TX, we also decided to make a seemingly minor change and learned a very important lesson as a result.
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Hey OMGDrift fans,
Hows the craic? J I hope you’ve been enjoying a rip-roaring smokin’ drift season so far, wherever you’re from! Ok, let’s cut straight to the chase: I didn’t post up any Round 2 blog because I had this big, really deep piece which took a look into the professional side of drifting almost finished. It asked whether it’s still fun at the top level, what with the associated financial pressures and also the pressure you’re under to get out there and perform for your crew and team. Then I realised that it was little more than a reflection on my own mind frame at the time after a tough start to the season, and also that it was a load of nonsense, because of course it’s fun, drifting’s AWESOME!!! It’s just that at the top level the stakes are higher: the highs are higher, the lows are lower, and I guess I was in a low.
I cruised into Seattle a few days early this year. Got to see Tacoma WA, and display my car at the LeMay car museum. I love getting into town early before the event, it’s awesome to meet up with some die hard fans outside the venue, chill and enjoy the local scene.
Hey OMGDrift fans,
The fact that I’m writing my first season review and it’s after the third round of the season will give you an idea of what a crazy, but amazing, year the team and I have been having! Starting with the off season build of our new and improved Falken Motorsports / National Kart Centre RX7 there has been no let up since then!
Our weekend began Tuesday afternoon when we left San Jose for the 18-hour drive to Seattle. Once we arrived, we dropped the trailer off and decided to relax before practice on Thursday. We unloaded the car and set the pit up, then took the car out for a few passes.
When I first picked up my camera in 2010, I was lost in the world of drift. I was just a fan with a camera, trying to figure out who owned which car and how my little camera worked. After going to an event or two, I met a group of cool guys with a handful of vibrant Japanese tuner cars and was invited to a local meet at a Sonic for fun and cool cars. The leader of the pack, Marco Tellez, stepped out of his green 240sx coupe and handed me a sticker for their meet and we kept talking since. Fast forward a few years and a handful of changes for that green car and we find ourselves a V8 powered teal monster.
Going into Formula D Round 4 at Wall, NJ I was not too psyched. Last year, Wall was probably our worst round of the season. We struggled with the car so much just trying to get it to go around the track, and I was not looking forward to a repeat, but we learned from our mistakes and came much more prepared this time around.
Right off the trailer on Thursday, first run of practice, the car was ripping! Better gearing and the new super responsive GT4094r Garrett turbo had this thing shredding that steep bank! I was so pumped, and all my doubts went right out the window. Now we could focus on minor adjustments and getting everything dialed.
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