The Garage took in a different type of motorsports last weekend: Drifting. As the popularity of drifting has grown around the world, here in North America it has been a bit slower to catch on, at least among traditional racers. The problem seems to be that they don’t consider it to be real racing. Well, they are right, it isn’t racing. That is not to say that there isn’t a whole lot of cross over between the two sports.
Drift cars are pretty much race cars with funky alignment settings. All the safety bits we’ve come to expect on a race car are there on a drift car. Racers have been working to control the perfect drift angle since they started racing. Drifters look for the perfect drift angle too, it is just a little further out there.
Racing isn’t cheap and neither is drifting. In fact, keeping a drift car in top shape might even be more expensive than maintaining most race cars.