O’Reilly’s Auto Parts Colorado Drift round 4

Drifting heaven is how I would describe this event and track. Despite having countless tracks in Colorado long ago, nowadays alternatives are the solution. Go cart tracks, parking lots, and airports are not uncommon places to race at, at least not in Colorado.

Round 4 brought the local drifters in Colorado and a drifter from South Dakota to IMI Motorsports Complex, a go cart track, but we’re not talking about drifting go carts, we’re talking about drifting cars. It was a two day event and a night portion on the first day. The sun, with no clouds around was sure to keep us all cooking like in a oven. Thankfully, the local car vinyl wrap shop, Impacted was able to provide shade to the spectators and staff. However, being a photographer on course, it was much different. This is why I tell people that passion and obsession will get you through.

It was a more a drift party, than a competition. The staff and organizers realized it was a competition of course and it went very smoothly, professional, and organized, but drifters have a very “hang loose” attitude (not unsafe of course) and the event was relaxed, fun, and just felt like home, like heaven, like a drifter’s and their fans’ home or heaven.

Levi Wait is the organizer of this event and of course he drifts when he can. Like me, he has passion and obsession which is why events run perfectly, why he and the local drifters’ organization Drift Colorado has been successful, why drifting in Colorado continues to stay and grow, and probably why him and I get along together at events and such.

Night put a cover on the sky, but not on these drifters and their almost cult like fans. It’s no wonder their fans continue to stand and stay out all night because drifting is addicting, amazing, and it’s a eternal show that never ends. The headlights, LEDs, underglow, auxiliary lighting, any way to add some light to their drift cars was now on. There were things not previously illuminated during the day such as sparks and gauges.

I would say this was one of the most fun events I have been to, especially since I could get right in front of the action (don’t worry, I didn’t get ran over! haha!). If you’re in Colorado or even in another state, attend a local drift event. These drifters are just as good as the professionals if not better, no real big crowds, no high price admission, and not limited to one event (there’s multiple events, all tons of fun.). To check out the full album of our pictures, go to our Facebook page album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10159356300470323.1073741975.697345322&type=1&l=df79bb2d44

 

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