It’s probably best to go out with an ugly sweater handy in the December month in florida. This morning at 4am was one of the coldest and the fact we had to travel 6 hours north meant it was only going to be colder. What was suppose to be a super lax ride to great north. Turned into a packed trip. The dudes at Side Mission Garage decided to last minute ditched their plans to drive the event and caught a ride up with us instead. However the excuse, it seem to me that this was just a clever way to snuggle up and take advantage of the each other’s body heat.
Oh yea, that’s right I’ve totally forgot to tell you lot we were headed to Gainesville. This was the first Grand Drift event we’ve been to in a long time. And it’s not because we picked sides against them, like how a lot of person in the SFLDrifters community did. We were just unavailable to make those recent events. (We travelled to some north east events and the last one was held on Formula Drift Irwindale). With a lot of commotion about their camp and how they run things a stir in the, we decided to give them a fair chance before jumping on to the bandwagon of distaste.
The event was good. It was well paced. The drifters got their proper amount of seat amongst the two track layouts which were set up that day! Spectators for sure got what they paid for and I had a sense of change of my out look of what they can do. I saw it as a redemption event, a much needed win for the The Grand Drift promoters. However, this is northern florida and they like most outside of our tri-county area were not affected as harshly by the non success of the previous event. We believe that a better communication from promoter and community could have preventing the vexing of both parties. Today I stand with them with the hope that they will keep their spirits high, keep up the good work and learn from their mistakes.