We all love cars. Why would you be reading a motorsports based website if that’s not the case, right? But in fact I think we all equally appreciate the people involved in motorsports, as well, and can easily recognize the greatness that they bring to the event. Drivers, riders, mechanics, and even the media. All talented people in their own right and each doing their part to bring the the things we enjoy into our lives. All of these people strive to do their very best and even better their very best, each time they head to the track with credential in hand.
Formula Drift is one of the largest gatherings of talented individuals I’ve ever seen. And it happens every time the organization puts on this high speed, feast for the senses. Amazing drivers show off their skillful precision driving. Event Staff, mechanics and crew demonstrate their readiness to jump any hurdle, and the media show us time and again that there will always be a new or interesting way of looking at a car going sideways with furious noise and a trail of tire smoke.
Aren’t we lucky? Lucky to live in a time when the cars are faster, the challenges greater, and the technology exists to show us these things we enjoy in such an amazing way. We are lucky.
Here are some of my favorite people watching moments from a most incredible and enjoyable final round of Formula Drift, 2013. Be sure to check out the full gallery at the end of this post.
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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