10th Jun2016

Weekend Wallpaper June 10

by Michael Chandler

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Instead of one wallpaper, here’s three.  Enjoy these from the last Salt City Drift event, and we’ll see you at Utah Motorsports Campus for Round 4 of the NASA Utah season this weekend!

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08th Jun2016

Drifting in Black and White

by Michael Chandler

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Drifting is a very colorful thing, undertaken by very colorful people.  This is not going to be colorful, because I did some black and white edits of the photos I shot after sundown.  I call it…

ART

It’s a working title, but it’s strong.

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06th Jun2016

Salt City Drift Round 1: It Didn’t Rain!

by Michael Chandler

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Yes!  It actually happened!  There was an organized, legal drift event that went off without fear of rain!  And it was a solid six-ish hours (drivers meetings, loading and unloading of cars, and so forth) of driving!  Of course local hero Brandon Wicknick was there!  And so was Nick Stucky!  Although his banana mobile decided it wanted to plantain.  And Derrick Lopez came out, in an SR20 powered S13 hatchback, that was a lot like Brandon’s.  Just more pedestrian in the looks department.

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Scott Bradshaw and Dane Seering were out in LS powered S13 coupes.  Scott went with a bass boat theme, while Dane went with a general death and destruction vibe.

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We had some friends come up from Southern Utah, and they taught us some valuable lessons: You can link the whole track if you have a twin cam KA in your 240 and have enough lights, and a stock E46 M3 is ready to party as soon as you pull the right fuses.  It wasn’t just a drift event, it was a learning experience.

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Speaking of learning, there were a lot of new faces out there!  It was good to see some guys who weren’t afraid to go out, suck out loud, and seek out answers as to why they suck, from people who don’t.  That’s how you learn kiddies: go, do, suck,, figure out why you sucked, go again, do again, suck a little less.  I hope we see these guys out again, because by the end of the night they made some progress in the right direction!

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We also had our first contest!  Blaize Potts, in his KA24DE powered S13 coupe, finished in first.  Nick Nengas in a virtually stock 350Z finished in second.  Third place was occupied by Hayden Campbell in his E30 BMW.  This wasn’t just a contest for the sake of having a contest.  There are season long stakes on the line!  Whoever has the most points at the end of the season wins a roll cage, or possibly a set of wheels.  Not bad for coming out and sliding with your buddies!

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The next event is June 18th, out at Utah Motorsports Campus.  This is a daytime event, running from 9am until 5pm.  There’s a mandatory lunch break, so you won’t miss out on any driving because you want a burger.  We hope to see all of these (mostly) smiling faces, along with yours out there!

YOU THINK YOU WOULDN’T GET SOME BONUSES?

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03rd Jun2016

We’re Drifting TONIGHT!!!

by Michael Chandler

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YYYEEEEAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!  It’s finally happening!  From 5pm until midnight, see local heroes, Scoundrels, some Not Very Good guys, and whoever else shows up slide around the bowl at Rocky Mountain Raceways.  It’s gonna be a hell of a time, and you should come out to it.

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Originally I had planned on writing a long post about how you can’t set out to create an underground scene, and that something can’t be underground if you create a public Facebook event for it, then invite a ton of people to said “underground” event.  And I was going to say something about how the street scene, for better or worse, will never die.  And in a way, it shouldn’t.  I was also going to throw out a “Golden Ticket”, but I didn’t work out the logistics and I have a sneaking suspicion that whoever’s car wouldn’t pass tech.  Such is life in the mean streets.  But instead of an 800+ word column, you get this sub 300 word invite to come join us tonight!

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Who knows?  You might come away with an awesome prize!*  To review: Tonight, Rocky Mountain Raceways, 5PM until Midnight, in the oval.  Be there, you babies.

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*You’re not getting a damn bumper, or any big car parts.

21st Apr2016

Erik Painted His Car

by Michael Chandler

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Well, Brandon painted it, but you get the idea. And BH Motorsports built him an RB25DET Neo, because why mess around?  All of that means his car is going to be insane this season.

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04th Mar2016

It’s The Weekend

by Michael Chandler

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Go do weekend stuff

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16th Feb2016

Tandem Tuesday

by Michael Chandler

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We’ve got a triple shot of tandem for your Tandem Tuesday!  Worm, Brandon, and a guy who got big into dirt bikes

04th Feb2016

Grab A Dance Partner

by Michael Chandler

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And let’s dance!

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04th Feb2016

Touch it!

by Michael Chandler

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Just give it a little kiss, a little love tap.  Yeah, that’s it.  Just like that.

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04th Feb2016

Magic Valley… Magic

by Michael Chandler

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Take a small town oval, add a missile S13, and what do you get?  Magic?  Or something like that

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