As much as I love the heads-up competition of seasonal series like Golden Gate Drift, local drift nights are a fantastic opportunity to hone your skills as a
driver in a much lower-stakes environment without the pressure to win. Going into this past Wednesday night's Sonoma Drift, I was slightly nervous about
some of the changes we had made to the car since GGD Round 1, specifically making the change from cap and rotor to coil-on-plug ignition. Are the gremlins finally gone?!
It's official, our 2016 season has clutch-kicked off and we entered the new year sideways at full lock with plenty of tire smoke! Round 1 of Golden Gate Drift was held at sunny Thunderhill Raceway on the west course. Luke 'Dread' Crowell put a lot of thought into the layout for this year, and the track is a healthy mix of fun entries and challenging transitions.
Drifting is founded on the grassroots community created by a network of local events, and the Boost Series is no exception! With 30+ drivers and cars 300 hp or less, the playing field is level. I am honored to be a judge in the series along with my buds Joe Tardiff and Cody Rosado. We have been working with the drivers all season as mentors to help them better understand the fundamentals of competitive drifting.
Farasati Racing is back in action and coming in hot! As many of you know, I took some time off this season to revamp the car and rethink my program. After many months of hard work in the shop as well as the office, I have a refreshed car, updated budget and new direction for the Farasati Racing brand in 2016.