Is Drifting a Sport?

A can of worms done got opened up yesterday when we posted about Team Orange winning the Saturday night event at this year's D1 Grand Prix. Lots of you, many more than I would of thought, totally ripped drifting a new one. The driving technique was compared to monster trucking, professional wrestling and synchronized swimming. Sorting through the hatred, it was pointed out that unlike other forms of motor sport, drifters are not going against the clock. Therefore the practice is not a race, but a performance that is judged subjectively. We don't agree, but a fair point is a fair point. Rather than totally tipping our hand, we'll just leave you with a quote from Keiichi Tsuchiya aka Drift King (who, in addition to developing drifting finished 2nd at LeMans in 1999), "I drift not because it is a quicker way around a corner, but the most exciting way."

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