Last Friday, the Hit and Run drift club held a private track day at Wakefield Park Raceway. The Wreck ‘Em crew headed out as well to catch some crazy footage from the day for an upcoming DVD. The sun was out blazing and felt like it was summer again.
As we had arrived all the drifters had already finished preparing their cars and began to line up on the track. I would imagine they would have been edging to get started with some sideways action.
Brutal drifting was consistent throughout the day and to my surprise, most of the cars held up for the entire day.
As the boys started sliding earlier in the day, Billy with his Sil80 held off joining the track. He had just gotten a fresh respray done to the car and wanted some photos before he took it out.
The car looked quite impressive with its 2 tone paint.
For the first half of the day the track was shortened to give the drivers a different run from the main track.
There was a bit of tandem drifting on throughout the day, these 2 drivers were exceptionally good driving together.
Pete’s RB26 Nür powered 180sx didn’t have much luck on the day, as his wheel nuts sheared off leaving him stuck on the track.
Joey’s HCR32 was one of the cleanest drift cars on the day.
James Abbott’s S15; a car many of us should be familiar with as he competed in the Tectaloy International drift competition in both 2010 and 2011.
Reapers L98, S14 had to be the loudest and deepest sounding car out on track.
Beau and Woods taking care of the line up.
And here’s one of Wreck ‘Em crews camera flying around in its helicopter rig.
The boys from W3 Slide were invited to come along on the day as well.
Reapers day was cut early as he threw his harmonic balancer
Pete’s RB26 Nür powered 180sx was back up and running again. Not for too long though as he was experiencing some engine troubles and ended his day in the late afternoon.
Scott Mitchell, the bumper burglar.
Everybody on lunch break.
J.Waz’ love tapped the wall, damaging his left rear quarter panel. Nothing his trusty hammer couldn’t repair.
After everyone had their lunch break, they’re lined up, ready to tackle the main track.
To sum things up It was a successful day, a few hiccups which is normal but I do hope Hit and Run organize more of these Drift/Track days in the near future.
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