Dreams do come true. Well if you work on them and take the risk to go against the gain of hair of the dogs back which is life. Well The Grand Drift did this once again, pushing to pioneer a new track for drifting in South Florida(SFL). Boy do we need it. Don’t get me wrong Palm Beach International Raceway(PBIR) with the help from US Drift Circuit(USDC) is super cool, Full track on the weekends and Friday night drift nights. But I fear we need more diversity in track options for our drivers to experience. Yes we are slow building our foundation of SFLDrifters, from the ashes. And that means a lot of the experience vets have moved on to other things that “adulting” brings to table. So the young unpolished drifters might need a step back to more of a grass roots facility to sow their royal oats. Could this be the place?
A lot of drifting happening this weekend in the sunshine state of Florida, well really just one more event. Bad timing on The Grand Drift scheduling of things this time, however Im sure there is a reason for having your inaugural event the same weekend and same day of Formula Drift Orlando finals.(Come son) However, since we were invited to their private testing of the track and a good set of our friends where hype to drive the track we decided lets put our money in Moe’s pocket instead. (Plus we are going to FD NJ so…) We are loyal to Side Mission Head honcho Estie Falero, and we heard that he was going to finally blow the dust of his ole battle axe
Among the all of those positive improvements being hashed along as the day came to a close. The one which stood out the most was the driving. Maybe its was sufficient time from last event for the drivers who were a little lack luster at the first full track event to come to a realization, that they needed more street time or focus to take this a little more serious and bring their A1 game to the playground. As this steady momentum of drifting starting to take flight in South Florida I think its safe to see the third renaissance of its chapter of drifting is well on its way in good direction.
Photo x shane prescod
Location @Immokalee Raceway, FL