The Drift League 2019: Round 2
Nissan 240sx parked
Meliton Villamor’s Tri-Speed Performance S14 240sx lies in wait.

In hindsight, my wishes for a less wet Round 2 at the ending of The Drift League’s Season 2, Round 1 article were going to be twisted.

And twisted they were, as my phone read a temperature of 60 degrees just minutes before the media meeting. ‘At least it’s not raining’, I thought. The Drift League has grown both literally and metaphorically in the downtime between Seasons 1 and 2, it’s become much more a well-oiled machine.

The sounds of impact guns, big, burly V8s, and hopped up Japanese inline motors interspersed the media meeting before both the media and drivers were sent out to the track to do what they do best.

BMW E46 parked
Micah Diaz’s E46 bears the scars of the driving style consisting of no holds barred risk-taking he’s known for.

With Round 2, the return of the majority of Round 1’s drivers are expected, however, as always, there were newcomers:

First, driving a flashy black and yellow S52 E30 BMW was Sam Maghmoumi, owner of 412 Motorsports.

BMW E30 drifting
Sam, aka samdrifte30, puts the power down as he rolls back up the bank.

Second was Bear Rzesnowiecky, in an ironically similar color scheme to the other newcomer wearing E46 BMW, powered by a massive carburated LS. The livery was so distinct, in fact, the media soon began calling it the ‘high vis E46’ in the hot zone.

BMW E46 drifting
Bear goes wide-open-throttle on his way back up. Note the carb’s filter poking through the hood akin to Cabreras’s filters on his S13 coupe.

Third saw Ernie Fixmer piloting possibly the most unique car The Drift League’s seen so far; an R33 Nissan Skyline Sedan with an R34 Nissan Skyline GTR front end.

Nissan Skyline R33 burnout
Fixmer powers around the horseshoe.

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