As a longtime fan of drifting competitively and for fun, Chelsea DeNofa cares about the future of motorsport. In this series, he teaches viewers how to clutch-kick, properly use a handbrake, do donuts and master throttle input. Chelsea runs you through the series here.
Chelsea explains the series, “This is what you can expect from my “How To Drift” video series. I will teach you the basics like doing donuts, all the way to linking turns with handbrake extensions. I bought this e46 off Craigslist for $900 to demonstrate how easliy you can buy a car and be drifting the next day. Seat time is king, you can improve the car as your skill level improves. Before you know it you will be doing safety improvements like a roll cage so you can have fun with your friends!”
Check out this video above introducing the series.
In Episode 1, I teach you how to do donuts, which is the first step in learning how to drift a turn. After you perfect the donut you are ready to drift a turn. I will teach you that in the next video.
In Episode 2, I teach you how to drift a turn with a clutch kick entry and a smooth exit.
In Episode 3, I teach you how to do three different entry techniques, the basic handbrake entry, the feint entry, and a high speed entry with a small flick. The Tech Tip in this episode is a quick handbrake adjustment. Over time, the cable will get stretched and need to be adjusted for a nice responsive ebrake entry.
In Episode 4 I teach you how to do figure eights. Before you start linking drifts on the course, it’s a good idea to get comfortable doing figure eights around something like cones or trash cans. This will help you get comfortable with the weight transfer and throttle input needed to transition your drifts.
In Episode 5, I teach you how to start linking turns and getting more comfortable drifting your car. After you have mastered the figure eight you are ready to start linking turns and develop your own drifting style. This is were the real fun begins. Prepare to be addicted to drifting.
After you’ve watched all the other “How to Drift” videos (Episodes 1-5) you’re ready for the last piece to linking any course, a handbrake extension. This allows you to extend your drifts to link turns that are far away from each other.
Next weekend, May 6th & 7th, we head to Atlanta for the second round of the Formula Drift Championship. I am looking forward to chasing another spot on top of the podium.