So with one event under my belt from the last post I made… I was hooked! Not to say other motorsports aren’t fun, I’ve done Drag racing (in the GTR and the Roadster), and also some autox events over the years. But this was something different and involved a world I was highly involved with as far as NWN goes and photography goes so the obsession mounted.
Having gone down with a group of guys from BC (Midnighters), it was only fitting that at the end of the day we have a group shot to remember this faithful day. Big thanks to all the help from these guys, Marc, Joey, Tak, Cam, Trevor, Seth… I owe you guys!
Here’s a shot (Griffin Ross) from my first Evergreen Drift event, and I had a blast! For my second time drifting I think I was doing fairly well, my only limitation seemed to be steering, i was consistently hitting full lock and wanted more! Knuckles are on my list of things to get once I graduate and start working again. All in all a fantastic day and I learned a lot! Itching to go back next season for more!
One of the things that bothered me about the car was how low my exhaust hung, Josh and i had a great experience where it fell off on our way down the I-5 one day, so it was time to fix that issue. Since my downpipe was part of the problem, we cut a section out of it (about 15mm) and welded it back up. and I have to say it fits way better now. We also fixed some of the hangers and repositioned some things to make sure this never happens again (in theory).
Here is Seth welding up a storm on my downpipe, (he’s now at BCIT getting his ticket!) can’t wait to see what this guy does when he graduates. Although on that note, I really love that picture! After a few events with the Midnighters and learning a MASSIVE amount from them all in a few events they asked if I wanted to join their team which was a huge honour for me!
The next event I attended was a team event, it’s a full weekend put on by the guys over at Carfreaks, a mixture of Autox, Drift, and Drag racing oh which each competitor had to participate in at least 2 events to qualify for points. It was an absolute blast! Although a long drive from Vancouver, BC this venue was well worth the trip of almost 6 hours. The weather held out for the most part with the only exception being Sunday afternoon where the skies opened up and dumped an insane amount of water on us.
That’s the last I got to drive the car, the clutch is toast after that event and I haven’t had time to replace it with school getting busy. Stay tuned for some changes over the winter and some more updates in the spring!
- Gaelen Norman