April 20th marked the season opener of Evergreen Drift's Grassroots competition series. Local driver Tyler "Twisty" Archuleta and his '91 240SX known as "The Shindig Machine" were in top form to go head-to-head with the area's most competitive grassroots drivers. Follow Tyler as he competes with much less power but just as much determination.
-Dustin St. Hilaire
So blog post number 1 for the Pro/Am season starts off with some crazy ups and downs!
Day 1 Evergreen Pro/Am:
So day one we show up to a VERY wet Evergreen speedway which I actually don’t mind, I like driving in the rain, living in Canada while learning to drift we see a lot of it. The biggest problem with it was
I want to give you an update on the last couple months of our 2013 Formula Drift program including our first round of 2013. So go grab a cup of coffee or drink and sit down for a relaxing 15 minutes and please read through. Thanks for the support!
4 months until Round 1 – plenty of time!
Let me start off by going back to November. I consulted with Garage Autohero, Portland Speed Industries, and John Reed Racing about our engine and transmission package for 2013.
Cellblock D was my first stop of the year, more of an unplanned quick drive from the Okanagan to Agassiz speedway.
I was only there for a brief time and ended up missing the first two crashes of the day but managed to catch up with some locals and few friends from out of town.
I've never previously been to this track before and wasn't quite sure what to expect
Closing out the 2012 racing season is the NASA 25 hour race at Thunderhill in Willows, CA. The 3 mile road course is surrounded by rolling hills and farmland, and with more than 70 cars spread across 7 different classes, the weekend promised plenty of close racing.