Well it appears that the time change is upon us! I arrived at the track in total darkness. I immediately knew that I was going to miss taking pictures during the day, yet part of the challenge of a photographer is finding ways to deal with whatever situation you are faced with. The time change seems to have affected the drifters as well. For most of the first session there were only 3 cars running, but those cars put on a heck of a show! Andy, who drives a white cressida, was shredding the track all night! He blew through the first set of tires almost instantly and made several runs with showers of sparks pouring from his tires.
The 3rd round of the Adams Motorsports Park Drift Series was incredible! We really lucked out with the weather! There had been blistering temperatures all week and even on the day of the event. Luckily, by 6 PM, it had cooled down to a manageable level. All of the heat was on the track! You could definitely tell all the drivers were hungry for the win tonight, laying down some seriously impressive drifts. There were not many “running out of talent” tonight! A few more drivers showed up that I recognized from the last Sideways Sunday. About half way through their first practice, I saw some familiar faces showing up. Mauricio Ornelas, Enrique Mendoza and even “the batmobile” of Justin Moore hit the track. I started to get more excited since the competition had just gone up a notch.
Then, with a thunderous roar, Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis’s car comes to life! Continue reading →