29th May2013

iDrift Round 3

by Michael Chandler

iDrift 5 25 13 Michael Chandler CAMautoMag-15

Memorial Day Weekend brought tire smoke, friends and a contest to Miller Motorsports Park.  For what?  iDrift Round 3 of course!  The focus shifted back to the West Paddock where the barriers were placed, James Dean and Darth Vader were propped up (and subsequently blown down.  Damn wind…), and rides were given.  And look!  Jordan’s 1UZ powered S13 was alive and kicking!

iDrift 5 25 13 Michael Chandler CAMautoMag-17

Jordan approved of his vehicle’s performance.  Some of the drivers had to work the course, much like at an autocross event.  However, they got a golf cart which served many purposes.

iDrift 5 25 13 Michael Chandler CAMautoMag-19 iDrift 5 25 13 Michael Chandler CAMautoMag-1

Jordan used it as a chariot to spear cones, while Trent sat in judgement while at the helm.  What was he judging?

iDrift 5 25 13 Michael Chandler CAMautoMag-2iDrift 5 25 13 Michael Chandler CAMautoMag-13 iDrift 5 25 13 Michael Chandler CAMautoMag-26

Jason Smith in O.P. Anderson’s car for one!  After some *ahem* difficulties, Jason started whipping the E36 around like an old hand.  He even took second in the competition!  Was it rigged?  Doubtful.  If it was he would have won.  Although, this would be the best cover for any sort of rigging…

iDrift 5 25 13 Michael Chandler CAMautoMag-11iDrift 5 25 13 Michael Chandler CAMautoMag-25

Hey Nick, your thing is dragging…  He also blew up his rear diff, which is amazing because the former diff was a weak 1.6L piece that lasted years with the power he’s putting down.  Those usually break at slightly higher or sometimes even stock power levels.  He has a 1.8L diff now, and a new bumper on the way.

iDrift 5 25 13 Michael Chandler CAMautoMag-9 iDrift 5 25 13 Michael Chandler CAMautoMag-23

This guy took third.  I don’t know who he is, but the primered coupe was consistent all day.  Also, James blew over long before I got there and lost his head somewhere along the way.  A tragedy, I know.  But hey, he does approve of what is going on here.

iDrift 5 25 13 Michael Chandler CAMautoMag-22 iDrift 5 25 13 Michael Chandler CAMautoMag-30 iDrift 5 25 13 Michael Chandler CAMautoMag-31

Here’s your winner ladies and gentlemen.  Smoke?  Plenty.  Smoothness?  And how!  Fancy colors?  YOU BET!  His entries were also on point, and he wasn’t afraid to approach the barriers or clipping points.  He deserved the win.

iDrift 5 25 13 Michael Chandler CAMautoMag-27 iDrift 5 25 13 Michael Chandler CAMautoMag-33

There was also this: Brent Cheney’s old S14!  No longer Brent’s and no longer SR powered.  It belongs to Rob, and it’s packing a LSx.  How he did in the contest I don’t know, but it did sound good.

It was a good day for everyone who made it out.  Missed out?  Don’t worry!  THERE ARE MORE COMING!!!  Next one is June 22 in the Midway.  Don’t worry about not having a car, or astronomical ticket prices.  I haven’t had a car to drive for any of these, and tickets are only $6 at the door.  And those tickets let you watch whatever is going on at the track that day.  That’s a lot of entertainment for $6.

Words and photos by Michael Chandler

*Article and Photos are copyright of CAMAutoMag.Com and their respective owners. Images and words may not be re-posted, re-distributed, modified, or copied without expressed written consent from CAMAutoMag.Com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*