Author/Photographer: Dustin Thompson
It was a bitter cold night at Adams Motorsports Park. I picked the wrong night to forget my jacket at work… Luckily Tim, from Mr. Clean Promotions, lent me an extra one that he had in his truck. Thank you Tim!! Now that I could feel my fingers again, I was ready for the final round of the ADAMS DRIFT SERIES!!! All of the drivers looked extremely solid during practice, so I could tell that we were in for a fantastic show! While there were very small gaps in the points, I was sure that it would be a fight till the end! The pits were buzzing with excitement and anticipation. There were more cars out for the practice session than I had seen in a long time, as well as a long line full of excited people waiting to experience a ride along. My friend Shalise had come out to the track for the first time, and just had to try it! She went for a ride with no other than DJ Pow (Pow Pow). Faster than you could say Metro PCS, she was loaded into the car and off they went!
I could almost see the smile through her helmet as they pulled back into the pits after their run. There were some tense moments throughout the practice sessions, with some of the top drivers in the series having technical difficulties with their cars. I saw Spike, Pow, and several other drivers working on their cars at the last minute. Points’ leader, Ryan Litteral, had to borrow a car to finish the series. Luckily it was another AE86 so it wasn’t too much of a change for him.
After a very impressive practice session the competition began! The drifting was fierce, although I must say the last round had a lot more close calls. All the drivers were on top of their game, with only a couple small mistakes being committed.
The judges really had their work cut out for them. They had to look for the smallest dirt drop or mistake to help choose the winner of each round. In the end it was Ryan Litteral taking the win both at the event and overall points standings.
Alex Villabrille in second and Rob “Spike” Chen rounding out the top three. Spike took the win in the rookie division and took home two sets of new tires.
It was a great end to a very fun and exciting series! But stay tuned because Adams Motorsports Park has lots of events coming up. Their next event is Sideway Sundays on October 23rd. It’s an event you don’t want to miss!