The new Formula Drift season couldn’t start fast enough for me. I have been looking forward to this since I left Irwindale on the last night of last season. A dozen different story lines all coming together in what I expect will be the best and most closely contested FD season in its history. More on that later…
Today was qualifying day. Most seemed ready to play, while others were literally finishing construction of their machines in the pit area. Several cars had little to no practice before getting on track for qualifying, hoping against all hope for the stars to align and they could make the show. Only 38 cars were on hand to try to make the 32 car field. A bit different from other years, since the introduction of and full implementation of the PRO2 category. A stepping stone series – a minor league, if you will, which allows drivers to hone their skills without having to contest the most seasoned veterans in the FD ranks. Their season, PRO2, doesn’t begin until the third round, which will be held this year in Orlando.
I've been around some form of racing since I was a kid. First hanging around Ascot in Southern California. Then, after moving to Texas as a teen, I got hooked on drag racing and did that for almost fifteen years. In between I have raced Dirt bikes and Quads.
2011 Marked my 8th and final year racing up Pikes Peak: Five in the Pro Quad division and three in Time Attack. Future racing plans are in the works, but until then I'm at the track shooting for My Life at Speed as much as I possibly can.
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