For a guy who’s only real experience behind the wheel was the occasional “high-spirited” driving on the roads of Long Island, drifting is one helluva sport to jump into. Combine that with the fact that the only real mechanical background I have thus far is what some would consider to be that of a “Subie Destroyer,” and you have a recipe for disaster.
Basically, I’m learning to drift. This POV video was made from footage that I compiled from my third grassroots drifting event—Clubloose’s “Freedom Moves”—at Englishtown Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. As you’ll see, I’m very much a beginner and have a lot to learn.
My interest in drifting was first piqued by Shoot First Media’s “Off Seasons” with professional drifter Ryan Tuerck. The sweet sounds of the blow-off valve reverberating off the trees and the squealing tires had me hooked. I wanted to be around drifting as much as possible.
After three years filming the Formula Drift circuit and super-slow motion operating on web shows like Network A’s “Tuerck’d: Game Of Drift,” I found myself owning and driving a “drift car” equally as old and rough around the edges as I am.
What have I gotten myself into?