The 3rd Round of the D1NZ Demon Energy Nation Drifting Championship saw Mt Maunganuis “Baypark Speedway” car park transformed into the 2nd of 2 custom built tracks in the championship series. The custom tracks nick named the Concrete jungles are a brutal test of skill and determination of the drivers. The concrete walls give way to no body, but the outside clipping points demand the drivers to push themselves and their machines to the limits. The judges criteria wanted the cars to take fast lines, pushing huge angle and sitting within 1 foot of the outside clipping points. Local fan favorite Drew Donovan is all too familiar with the concrete wall perils after crashing out in the last round. Unfortunately for him this round was no different as he went to the wall in his Milwaukee tools LS2 powered S15 Silvia. Drew’s partner and Team DMNZ driver Jodie Verhulst gave Drew the keys to her LS2 powered GT86 fronted JZA Supra to try and keep in contention. However playing safe saw Drew finish back in 27th position. Continue reading
The tension couldn’t have been any higher at Irwindale Speedway when Formula Drift came to town for a gripping season finale. Things are still settling in my mind, and like any die-hard fan that was there over the weekend, the memories I took away will stay with me for a lifetime.
As usual I had no idea what to expect heading in to the weekend. Even if we see similar drivers fighting for points, you could practically draw straws on who is going to be on the top step of the podium at each event. The drivers seem to be on point. It really bared down to who was going to be able to hit that switch and turn it on and land on that podium. I had a couple wishes going in to this event. Hoping that the championship title would not be determined at round six and for the point’s gap to be closer heading into the last round of the season. Being that I received my two wishes, I’m even crazier in the head now and cannot wait for the Final Fight on October 10-11th at Irwindale Speedway, which of all seven rounds is my favorite.
Damn it, its 4:20pm, I’m driving north on 95 towards New York. That in itself tells you I’m desperate or at the very least just plain dumb.
Well, call me stupid. call me crazy. call me insane. It’s worth the 3 1/2 hour drive to travel what should be a 2 hour drive to see, what you would probably also call stupid crazy and insane.
Club Loose is putting on another Friday night event at English town. This time its got some fun at the end. #GAMEOFTABLE as they are so wittingly calling it. honestly, I can’t think of a better name at the moment my self. table stop. slide table… what ever its a game of table.
they already have there 16 drivers and everyone is going to spend the first few hours drifting the track for fun and letting loose (while stupid me drives there in hopes that i dont miss everything). Then when everyone is warmed up and ready to go they will spend the last 30 minutes seeing who can slide their car at a table that is on its side as if to do a parallel parking job and stop the closest.
Hopefully i can get there in time… FUCK i forgot to fill up on gas… COME ON REST STOP!!! oh snaps 7 layer dip combos… HECK YES!!!! – Robert Fischer
Some days, when I go into work, I think “Man I really don’t want to be here. I wish I could be making money throwing my car around sideways at 80 miles an hour competing against the best in the business.”
Who doesn’t have that kid moment in them? Who doesn’t wish their day job was their dream job. But the real question isn’t what would you rather be doing. Nope, the real question is “What would you give up to be doing ‘that'”.
Would you give up your security blanket of a day job?
I’m back from another weekend at Formula Drift, and what can I tell you, it’s been another action packed, exciting, and incredibly worthwhile experience.