Oh California how I’ve missed you, I haven’t felt your golden sunshine since Formula Drift long beach 2014 “mmmh” and what a good feeling it was to be back on this side, the west side(the best side, okay I’ve gone to far. I love both coast the same <3). Despite the awesome Los Angles food I’ve been getting into and the sight seeing. This trip to the golden state was a sad one. For Formula Drift announced earlier this year, that this will be their last drift rodeo show at the “House of Drift” Irwindale Speedway.
As this was my first and last opportunity sadly to witness this spectacle of “Ultra” high ponies drift cars rip and dip the last leg of the 2015 season. Irwindale Speedway being a huge oval track like all the other colosseums style tracks in the series. I expected to see pedal to the metal, “backdraft” style smoke clouds and door to door jam tight tandems. All this and a bag chips was offered up as well as slightly modified track layout with looping set of k-rails to guide the combatants along the course.
As you can probably tell by now, if you skipped the dialog and when straight to the gallery,(thanks) you might see that there are no photos from the final day of competition. Thats right you I goofed!! I forgot my batteries to my canon on the charger in the hotel room “Sigh”. I know, I know what a pity, woe is me and what not. But I must say I personally enjoyed it. Its been a while since I’ve sat down and enjoyed a drift event like a fan. Not looking for the right angle or shot. Just sitting and being in the moment. Sounds kinda zen but that’s because it was. Trust I will not lets this happen again, but it was fun exciting way to experience the last Formula Drift event in Irwindale. Sucks the city plans on literally pave paradise and put up a parking lot (Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi)
Photo x shane prescod
Location @ Irwindale Speedway