What a better way to start off my recent move to Maryland than a big grassroots drift event? Drift Nirvana’s yearly 100 drifters of December is exactly what it sounds like, to assemble 100+ drifters and invade every inch of Summit Point Motorsports park, a huge track nestled in a small town in West Virginia. What makes this event unique isn’t just the sheer amount of local and semi-pro drifters sliding around, but rather how they give drifters a choice on which track they’d like to drift. Yes. Multiple tracks all at once, kind of like how they do it at Ebisu in Japan.
This two day event was filled with varying levels of driver experience, and there was a track for everyone. Also just as diverse were the cars, however, a good majority of them were 240sx’s. It didn’t seem to matter to anyone really as scores of drift enthusiasts were scattered around the track to get the best view possible. There was also an upper bridge that goes directly over one of the tracks where everyone stood to take photos and to view the action from a bird’s point of view.
Sadly, since I just moved into Maryland, I couldn’t make it out to the event on Saturday, but I did manage to squeeze in a few hours on Sunday where I tried to get some good pictures. I didn’t take as many of the actual drifting as I’d like since I showed up at the beginning of the break, but I still managed to get in a few shots.
I heard that this was the last drift event for a good while in this region, so hopefully sometime in spring, I’ll be able to see more of the local talent. You know I’ll be there.