Drifting is sport; just like baseball or hockey. There is a definable objective, a list of rules, as well as a set of prerequisites in order to have a fair shot at remaining competitive, even at the amateur level. Rather, there are necessary steps to follow in order to perform at a level that you as a driver will find yourself satisfied with.
Having the right tool for the job makes all the difference. Finding and building a chassis that is suitable to drifting while befitting your personal styles and preferences is your first step.
Our organization has been committed to hosting grass-roots and amateur/exhibition drifting events in St. Louis for near a decade. With 14 events per season you can imagine we see our fair share of drivers. There is a core set of drivers who have been around since the beginning, and they have now found themselves as stewards of the craft through their tenure behind the wheel. As with any sport there is an influx of new players each season starting from nothing, gathering knowledge, building on experience, taking notes from the Bro’s and the Pro’s, and having a blast driving with friends. These experienced drivers step up each season to help manage and staff our events, that way you get an event tuned specifically to the needs of the driver, which also means a ton of action and fun for the spectator.
By being a racing driver you are under risk all the time. By being a racing driver means you are racing with other people. And if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver because we are competing, we are competing to win.
- Ayrton Senna
You brake and then turn the wheel, step on the clutch, and pull the e-brake. Release the e-brake, go into countersteer mode, then wait. Wait until you know the car is facing the corner exit direction. then you smile and slam on the gas as you exit the corner.
- Keiichi Tsuchiya
And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.