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Old 05-08-2004, 05:30 PM
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Question Drifting...a Radical New Sport

Last night I heard about this new to America sport for the first time. I help out a friend who races a dirt track modified, and last night at the races I was speakign with a guy I know that used to race dirt track. I asked him where his car was? He said he has gone asphalt racing. I asked what class, he said DRIFTING! I said WHAT?

Well, it seems this is a the fad in Japan and is taking the west coast by storm. Any of you ever heard of it, or participated? Seems like a alot of ABUSE on your car.

Well it turns out my buddy, is the President of the east coast drifitng association. http://www.eastcoastdrifters.com

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Yeah, mainly alot of small(er) rear drive imports that 'hang it out as long as you can'. Its been going on here in the States for about 2 years now, though its just now blowing up big time.
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Looks like it will be interesting to watch. Abuse isn't the word for it. I just hope all the fast and furious retards that buy some walmart "bling bling", like spinner HUBCAPS! don't decide to do it on the street. Much higher chance of a major wreck than drag racing. Also, from what I can see most of the young kids can't handle parking lot manuevers, never mind a stunt like drifting.
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Yea, I've heard of it. As I recall, it's a branch of street racing.
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saw a show on i think spike tv or that show " u gotta see this". those guys are crazy! 1 was holding a camera and next thing this car came around and bam! right in front of him. i used to enjoy street racing back in the late 80's , today it is just way to dangerous. huh as i get older i do get wiser
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People actually go to these events and PAY money to see "Silvias" (dressed up 240sx) slide around a corner. Whats next? Now, it is fun to go do this in person, I admit, but going and watching is gay.
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seems kinda corny
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If they were doing it on motorcycles it would be better.
 
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Most interesting thing I found on their site
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this new "Drifting series" is actually being regulated by the SCCA, the racing club/sanctioning body I race with. They will be holding drift event as like halftime shows during real races. I will say these guys do have amazing car control. The conecpt is kind of interesting, it ssort of a race but you get style point for stuff. Kind of like the video game "Gotham City Racing"

I origonally *****ed about it and though it was stupid BUT if it brings hotties like that to the the track I say drifting is more than welcome. They are also doing "import tuner shows" again really really stupid and kinda gay in my opinion BUT it will A. bring new racers into real racing and B. there is always tons of scantily clad hotties at the import car shows.
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