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Formula Drift, Las Vegas: A sideways primer

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Jul 22nd, 2009 at 11:55AM

There needs to be a good reason for us to stand in 117-degree heat ingesting particulate rubber and inhaling the tangy stench of tire smoke. An invite to the Las Vegas round of Formula Drift didn't appear to be reason enough, until we realized we didn't have the faintest clue what drifting is really all about. So, with education as our aim we headed into the heat of ten thousands suns to learn what the high-powered slip-n-slide entails. We came away with two findings: one, drifting takes enormous skill; two, drifting isn't a motorsport – it's figure skating. Follow the jump for the... Read More

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