Continuing from part one of Mayday’s coverage of the Houston-area September 13th drift event…

One of the greatest things I like about local, grassroots motor sports events is the people that come out to them. Of course it’s always great to see the drift cars, but for many, the event is a great excuse to get out and catch up with some friends and acquaintances. For me, it’s fun to see both old and new faces and to see what new toys people have since the last time i’ve seen their cars.

Ameen Rizvi saying hi to some old friends

Ameen Rizvi saying hi to some old friends


Aside from the friendly rivalries at these Texas drift events, you will see a lot of camaraderie. Borrowing tools for fixing wires, pipes and lifting cars is a common sight followed by friendly handshakes and number exchanges.

Friends let friends drift.

Friends let friends drift.

The more spectators at an event the better.

The more spectators at an event the better.

Another awesome thing about local drift events is that the “pit” is right there in the parking lot. Not being barricaded from wandering eyes, the very cars you see drift are the same cars parked right next to your Honda Civic. Here you can get a good look at engine bays, wheel wells, suspension setups and get to talk to the owners. And for some others like me, you get to take photos so that others outside of Texas get to see what all the commotion is about.

A man and his Cressida

A man and his Cressida

Changing wheels is as common as breathing.

Changing wheels is as common as breathing.

Prashil Kumar checking for squirrels in his SR20DET

Prashil Kumar checking for squirrels in his SR20DET

Just like new

Just like new

Now onto the drifting… My apologies for the pictures, I forgot to adjust the shutter speed so a lot of the pictures look like the wheels aren’t spinning.

Tandem for two: a pair of kouki 240s going at it

Tandem for two: a pair of kouki 240s going at it

Justins super clean 240sx getting in on the action

Justin's super clean 240sx getting in on the action

A purple AE86 dipping into turn one

A purple AE86 dipping into turn one

The one and only. JohnP

The one and only. JohnP

That’s it for now, we will post more pix soon, but for full resolution photos, click HERE

–David–

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