Author/Photographer: Anthony “Ajay” Yarbrough
This past weekend’s Sideway Sundays came and went as quick as the anticipation to get on the track, and just like that it was over. Time flys when you’re having fun!
The second I arrived at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale in the weee morning hours of Sunday, a thick layer of fog covered the morning sky. Somehow I managed to get to the track before any attendees. Once I got there I was greeted by Mr. Clean who I spoke to for a bit and later was instructed on where to park by the event director himself, Mr. Troy Adams. A couple of minutes later the K.R.O.P.S. crew arrived. It was fun setting up our newly created banner, tent and tables up for the first time EVER! Before long, show participants started rolling through, prepping their rides. Little by little it was like a domino affect with drifters arriving, getting in line, more vendors setting up, and actually people finally coming through. From my perspective, it was a successful day. We at K.R.O.P.S. got our name out to the people. As a team we got tons of footage whether it be pictures, videos, interviews and we even sold quite a few shirts and decals. Sadly, it will be the last time Sideway Sundays will be held this year, but at least it gives something to look forward too next year. Thanks for the K.R.O.P.S. team as well as the event organizers of Sideway Sundays.
The morning fog, which eventually burned off and turned into a bright and sunny day.
Spoke to the owner of this car. I was telling him how I liked the combination of the old car with the new style from Works. He told me that’s exactly what he was going for. He also said he supports what K.R.O.P.S. was all about, which was cool.
Miatas came out pretty hard to this event. This was one of them reppin’ Inifinit Wheels.
Jose Rozay’s (inside joke) car holding it down for the 1Up crew. You see what I did there? I got closer. That new lip of his is growing on me though.
Tony’s Miata, which was probably the only time I caught it not on the drift track.
Jerel on the way to do some work. Drifters also in line waiting to do work.
Tons of 240′s on the track that day.
Kept hearing this, “ting, ting, ting…” I turned around and saw this exhaust cap, which was kind of cool.
Known Mikko for a while now but this is actually the first time I got to see him drift.
One of the guys from Rehv Clothing came by to buy some K.R.O.P.S. gear and here he is showing us some love. Thanks man!
Sideway Sunday Video Coming Soon!!
Thanks for reading and Please Keep Racing Off Public Streets!