Its that time again, time to get our feet wet at another Club Loose event! The last time we were here it was 2013 at East Coast Bash. I think this event has leveled up since the last time we were here, with many locals and Formula Drift Drives ready to get down and dirty on the track after the mixed emotional goodie bag that was the result of Formula Drift Jersey the day before. Club Loose has done an excellent job of really cultivating and bringing up the grass roots drift community and their own flavor of drifting in the East Coast Area and abroad.
This can be easily seen in the expansion of multiple event on the East Coast and internationaly: Club Loose II, Club Loose North, and Club Loose Ireland. This upsurge has also had positive effects on the track with upgraded air-conditioned bathrooms, saloon style bar, and showers that have been installed in recent year that accommodates the multi-day parties that go down regularly during the summer season. Its great to see what can really happen when people stop butting heads and get together and make something out of what they got.
This event was a nice mishmash of group A & B drives as well as the folks from Formula Drift including: Ryan Tuerck, Chris Forsburg, Geoff Stoneback, Vaughn Gittin Jr., Jhonnattan Castro, Patt Goodin, Alex Heilbrunn, and Krisaps Bluss this years rookie and fellow countryman. It was a scorcher of a day! The sun was doing its job of dehydrating shane and myself, however hot it was the heat coming from the pits from Faction Motorsports tent was straight fire!! Seeing Geoff Stoneback cherry red s15 next to Frankie Bovino’s s13 was just some of the sizzle coming off from the day. Finally seeing Rich Whiteman’s Super Doofed v8 s14 swang dance on pillows of clouds was amazing. I must say it was super humbling to see the FD pros and Group A bros get down (get it). It shows that no matter the Horse power, style influenza driftcars or just hang out there with zipties and a prayer, drifting is no different from initiation to last corner on the track.
Photo x Katarina Rdultovskaia and Shane Prescod
Location @ Englishtown Raceway Park, NJ