Posts Tagged Drifting
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This past weekend was Club Loose’s annual East Coast Bash drift event/party. Matt and his daily drifter made an appearance both days and ripped. He did have some issues with his fuel pump and meeting the banked turn, but that didn’t stop him.
I’m a personal fan of the hood livery
Matt did unfortunately find the banked wall. Regardless of the damage he came off the track with a smile on his face, and went back out for more.
Make sure you look for Matt at future events. Also check back soon for some more shots from East Coast Bash 2011.
Drifting in Cleveland, ya ok whatever. Well yes there is drifting in Cleveland. It all started with a txt message from my friend Raj at 9am last Sunday, with my head pounding from all the “Kool-Aid” and “hot tea” I was drinking the night before as I sang karaoke and ate pancit (you know that Filipino noodle dish that you always see at every Filipino parties) all night, the last thing I wanted was someone txting me asking me to watch cars go side ways all day. A few more txt messages from Raj and a couple of miss calls later, I finally picked up the phone and called him back.
Raj- Dude, you have to come out here and watch some drifting
Me- O ya
Raj- Ya dude, the drivers are really good, plus you can take some cool photos
Me- Whats all that noise?
Raj- V8′s fool….
A couple of hours later, with the biggest gatorade bottle they had at the gas station and my camera I was out there in Painesville Ohio, about 45 mins east of Downtown Cleveland watching 240′s & corolla’s go side ways on a small oval track. It was hot, humid and I was dehydrated and unable to retain solid foods in my system but hearing the roar of super-charged V8′s, 5.0 mustang motors in a 86 corolla and the smell of burnt tires quickly made things feel alright.
This was one of the few cars with a SR20 motor
This particular car had a rough day, crashing multiple times during practice but was still able to compete.
This Kenda tire’s car had a super charged V8, the driver was the only one with a Formula D license. Everyone else were purely amateurs.
This was the first major drifting event in the Cleveland area, it was put on but the guys from driftcleveland.com. For being the first event of its kind here in the area they definitely did a great job. Drivers came from all over the midwest and east coast and some as far as Georgia just to be part of the action. More photos to come.
Michael :Kalbo: Simon