I love these Peidmont events. It reminds me of Clubloose back before the roadcourse was cut. Just a bunch of fun and cool people. This event I didn’t drive so I got to take photos and more time chatting with people, specifically Ryan Deavers the founder of Peidmont Drift. He explained he was trying not to Americanize drifting but keep the best parts of what got him into drifting alive. He says he took big inspiration from Club Loose back in they days, so that feeling I got was no mistake. Ryan starting off in Motorsports doing professional rock crawling, then fell into drifting. He had a pretty successful career and wanted to give back to the community and help the next wave of drivers. He has some great stories of his competition days, but has no plans to bring competition to Peidmont. He wants to keep the matsuri style format alive, and it works. With 67 drivers at this event staging was at a minimum. The historic dragstrip is used as an access road back to the staging lanes. 1/8 mile to cool off your engine and compose yourself for the next run is perfect. The owner of the dragway was on hand to help run the event and announced plans for expansion and a road course. With people coming from Virginia, SC, NC, and more the plans will be put to good use.
White RPF1’s, Grey base and some other changes that don’t look major but take a LONG time.