|Camaro Drifting! Yes, that is an F-Body Camaro being drifted by Zack Catlin!|
Sunday held more of the same, tons of drifting and people having fun. Getting to watch Dan run on the Hyperfest course on Summit Point Main made me really wish I had finished my own car. Even Corey Zinkhan of 1kdrift.com fame, made the course look easy in his KA24DE powered DriftTough.com S13 240SX. Why is my arm starting to itch?!
|Corey Zinkhan showing how to drift the NA KA24DE.|
|Seeing how this car and my car share a similar trailing arm setup, I'm a little more confident in how my S12 will Drift!|
Walking away was tough after watching them tear up “the Main,” but there were other spots to watch from. The Bridge course on Shenandoah held some of the best spots to watch and photograph. You could get the “Bus Stop” and “Corkscrew” from the bridge. After the Corkscrew some guys could open up and, with enough power, drift from the end of the Corkscrew, down the straight, and into “Big Bend.” If you didn't have enough power, you could manji, or pendulum if you'd rather, the straight into Big Bend.
|Shenandoah is broken into three loops and the skid pad. Bridge Course is blue course. Pistol Grip is orange course. The A-Loop is green loop. Skid Pad is red.|
|Drifting into the top of the “Corkscrew”|
|If you had enough power, you could have drifted the straight, most guys had to manji it.|
The Pistol Grip gave me two good spots, but only one would be accessible if I stayed behind the tires and get only a couple of good corners. At the top of the hill, where you enter a blind turn known as “the Hook,” I was able to get a few good shots there. It gave the drivers some great elevation changes; really all six road courses offered some sort of elevation change to challenge the drivers. From the downhill charge on Summit Main, the Corkscrew, and the Pistol Grip on Shenandoah, there were roller-coaster moments for everyone to enjoy!
|The bottom of the “Pistol Grip” was alright, but you had to cut through the intersection of Pistol Grip and “The Bridge” in order to get the spot to photograph.|
|This shows the elevation changes on the Pistol Grip. Pretty blind looking going downhill from this vantage point!|
Of course, being as this is a grassroots event, there were some small disasters. One car caught fire as he was drifting, a car lost a driveshaft, many cars were haggard up, and an Evo got a door modification care of an oversteering driver on the Skid Pad. Thankfully, no one was hurt in any of them and the Evo was drivable.
|David Bellomo, who has swapped from a CA20E to a KA24E to a KA24DE to a SR20DET to currently a 1JZGE made S12 owners proud as he drove this weekend, until the rear end broke and snapped the driveshaft.|
|It's all fun and games, until someone catches FIRE. OOPS, indeed!|
|This 4-door BMW gave kids rides on the wet skid pad, three at a time! It had 3 racing seats and full cage for all.|
|I don't know who had more fun, the kids riding in the car or their parents watching them.|
|Drifting into the Night! Guys were drifting all the way up to the 5pm cut off!|
|V8 powered Corolla, what an unexpected sound to hear coming from an '86 Corolla! I never saw him open the hood, so I don't know what's in it! Sounded like a GM engine!|
Jefferson is broken into Red/Pink loops. Pink is turns 6 and 7 aka “Jefferson North,” Red is 1-5. aka “Jefferson South”
|This is Summit Point's Main Circuit. I believe that Turns 4 through 9 are the Hyperfest course.|