There will be no wading in slowly from the shallow end of the pool. There will be no gentle stroll through the park on the way to a quiet picnic. And there will definitely be no rest for the weary; those who found themselves scrambling until the last moment, and even beyond, before taking to the streets in Long Beach for the eleventh season of the most exciting automotive series on the calendar. Most Exciting is only a subjective term until you see it in person for the first time. Then you’re hooked and you can’t help but be glued to it. It captures your attention in the first few moments and lets go only several hours after you’ve left the venue. You know that what you’ve just seen is a completely special event.
Insanely fast cars, each making its own glorious mechanical noise, fly past you at an irresponsibly fast rate of speed while pitching themselves sideways, just inches away from each other, the walls, and perhaps even the edge of practical reason. In simple terms…It’s insanity reign supreme. It is rage and speed and smoke, and the deafening scream of horsepower…and it is good. Sensory overload in the best possible way.
Go. Go now, my dear friends. Find your way to this: the pinnacle of tire shredding awesomeness on four wheels. Go as soon as you can. You will be happy.
Here are some of my favorite photos from the opening round of the 2014 Formula Drift Championship: Streets of Long Beach.
So there it is, kids. We’ll have more stories from Long Beach, including a quick chat with Matt Field, and the issues he encountered, as well as a “people watching” post, and finally a full photo gallery of all the action. Stay tuned.
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.
Visit Site →