The month of December is an overall festive time of year that brings friends and families together for joyous celebrations. Specifically, for the East Coast grassroots drift community, it’s time for the annual 100 Drifters of December event hosted by Summit Point Motorsports Park and Drift Nirvana. This two-day “Slide Festival” draws in over a 100+ homegrown and semi-pro drifters. They travel from several surrounding states to this awesome track located in small town West Virginia. For drivers, spectators, tailgaters,and photographers alike, a good time to be had by all!
Respect your Elders.
A little over 2 years ago, Mayday Garage rolled 7 deep to cover FormulaD Irwindale, and that was the last time any of us had attended the event. Two years pass by and I had to decide between FormulaD Irwindale or SEMA in Las Vegas. What would you guys have decided?
I decided to cover FormulaD because I’ve been itching to watch some drifting action. SEMA is cool and all, but it’s not as exciting as watching cars trying to keep up by staying within inches of each other . Since it was a last minute decision, the other guys either had to stay back in town to work or were just not available. I could have attended both events, but that would be too many days off from my normal daytime and part time job. Yes, I do have a full time job working in a hospital and a part time job as a wedding videographer shooter. This is why you don’t see my event coverages until a month or two later. Actually, I’m just lazy as fuck after work.
It’s been a while since I’ve shot drifting. Today I had the pleasure of checking out HyperFest in West Virginia, and as usual, I’ll be providing a bit of coverage. I know I’m extremely backed up when it comes to providing coverage, but I swear I’m going to knock these out this week! Don’t hate me!
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.